Sunday, March 15, 2009
The Dog Writers Association was established on February 13, 1935 in the Westminster Kennel Club's meeting room in the old Madison Square Garden at Eighth Avenue and Fiftieth Street. At that time, thirty writers, editors and publishers decided to set dues and hold a yearly meeting in New York City just before the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The Sunday night dinner has become a tradition to which so many dog writers look forward.
Prior to the year's dinner, The Dog Writers Association of America elected a new President. After a very heated election season, Deb Eldredge, DVM emerged as winner and champion. She assumed the Presidency with Susan McCullough as Vice-President, Liz Palika as Secretary.
In a very short time, she seems to be creating a very dynamic organization. She has encouraged participation. Finally, board members are given assignments and the organization seems to be headed in the "write" direction.