March 1, 1968

On January 14, 1967, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of the USA was founded by nine American members and four Overseas members. One year later, January 14, 1968, the Club had 23 American members, 19 Canadian members and five Overseas members. Since that date, three more American members have been added to the rolls. At the present, the complete Club membership is as follows:

American members:

Chairman Joseph Orday, P.O. Box 591, Nassau, N.Y. 12123
Mr. & Mrs. Atch Hott, 1510 Walnut Ave., Long Beach, Calif.
Mr. Don Smith, 1635 W. El Segundo Blvd., Gardena, Calif.
Mr. Pete Sparks, P.O. Box 716, Starke, Fla. 32091
Mr. J. Fife Symington, Lutherville, Md., 21093
Mrs. Charles Jenkins, Glyndon, Md.
Mr. Steve Stone, 1125 N. Mar Vista, Pasadena, Calif. 91104
Mr. Reginald Morgan, 105 Birch St., Islip, L.I., N.Y. 11751
Mr. Frank De Legge, 1319 N. 16th. Ave., Melrose Park, Illinois
Mr. Claude Williams, Ashton, Maryland
Mrs. Helen R. Brown, 9240 E. Sierra Ave., Rt. 8 Box 107y, Tucson, Ariz. 85710
Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Rant, 2489 Lanterman Terrace, Los Angeles, Cal. 9009
Mr. John F. Stone, 327 Louella Ave., Wayne, Penna. 19087
Mr. Alick Elliott, 856 Pines Lake Dr., Wayne, New Jersey
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Harrison, 427 Lola Avenue, Pasadena, Calif. 91107
Mrs. Dorothy Wendell, 3256 E. Bermuda, Tucson, Arizona 85716
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Davlantes, 6806 N. Ridge, Chicago, Illinois 60645
Mr. Andrew Craik, 51 Bartlett Lane, Willingboro, N.J. 80846
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Crowther, 19438 Lorne, Reseda, Calif. 9l335
Mr. T. J. Gundry, 309 E. Elm St., Villa Park, Ill. 60181
Mrs. Mintern V. Chace, 28 Meadow Way, Cambridge, Mass. 92138
Rev. G. J. Guli, 226 Culver Parkway, Rochester, N.Y. 14609
Mr. Doug. Stone, 4901 N. 68th. St., #216, Scottsdale, Arizona
Dr. L. C. Potvin, MOQ 17-lllF, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Mr. Don Venable, 361 S. Los Robles, Pasadena, Calif. 91106
Mr. Merlin Loversidge, 1447 El Miradero, Glendale, Calif., 91201

Canadian members:

Mr. & Mrs. D. Barron, 318 Main St., Picon, Ontario
Mrs. William Bennett, 22 Prince Albert, Box 132, Ormstown, P.Q.
M. C. Conea, 7460 de Rernieres, Montreal, P.Q.
Dr. Norman E. Cooke RR 1, Mille Isles P.Q.
Mrs. Patricia M. Cooke, RR 1, Mille Isles P.Q.
Miss T. E. Cooke, RR l, Mille Isles, P.Q.
Mr. John A. Curran, 18 Fallingbrook Woods, Scarborough, Ontario
Mrs. P. Gent, 55 Bessarion Rd., Willowdale, Ontario
Dr. & Mrs. E. G. Griffin, 11412 - 71st. Ave., Edmonton, Alta.
Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Horn, Patty's Kennels Reg'd, Box 42, Milton, Ontario
Mrs. John N. Mercier, 972 Connaught Ave., Ottawa 14, Ontario
Mr. A. W. Minshall, 3114 Constitution Blvd., Cooksville, Ontario
Mr. & Mrs. Desmond Smith, 20 Lazard Ave., Town of Port Royal, Montreal 16
Mr. Thomas Stephenson, 404 Hurd Rd., Prince Albert P.O. via Port Perry, Ontario
Mr. Ray Williams, 637 Rive Boisee, Pierrefonds, P.Q.
Mr. & Mrs. John Whittaker, 378 Rue Laurin, Pierrefonds E., P.Q.
Mrs. John E. A. Yeats, 131 Broughton Rd., Montreal West, P.Q.
Mrs. Alison V. Yeats, 131 Broughton Rd., Montreal West, P.Q.

Overseas members:

Mr. John F. Gordon, 72 Clydeway, Romford, Essex, England
Mr. Colin A. Smith, 35 Paget St., Loughborough, Leics, England
Mrs. Nancy Cannell, Woodmancote Place, Woodmancote, Henfield, Sussex, England
Mrs. Marion Forester, "Loggerheads", 25 Pufflet Rd., Havelock North, N.Z.
Mr. & Mrs. M. Hoban, "Glendene", School Lane, Longton, Lancs., England

If there are any corrections in the above lists, please send information to SBTC/USA Secretary Steve Stone.

Most members have paid their 1968 membership dues, but those who have not yet done so should do so as quickly as possible because "The Stafford" from England cannot be ordered for the member until he has paid his dues.


First SBTC/USA Rally Feb 4th, 1968.

A photograph of the first SBTC/USA Rally:  standing left to right: Mrs. Liversidge, Don Venable - kneeling left to right:  Mal Liversidge & Tiger (9 yrs), Mrs. Venable & Kim (NZ 2 1/2 mos), Maini Stone & Brutus, Steve Stone & Bella, Mark Stone in background, Mrs. Crowther & Red (4 mos), Sheri Harrison in background, Jack Harrison & Penny (6 1/2-7 mos), Larry Rant & Fred (5 1/2 mos), and Mrs. Rant & Charlie girl (7 1/2 mos).

On Sunday, Feb. 4, 1968, the Stafford fanciers of Southern California held their first-ever Stafford Rally at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Rant. Nine of the 11 Staffords resident in the southern California area were present. Most of the fanciers met each other for the first time, and most of the dogs were strangers to each other. Nevertheless, both fanciers and dogs had a most enjoyable afternoon, so enjoyable that the southern California fanciers vowed to have another meeting in the near future.

As most Stafford owners have found out, it is impossible to find the genuine Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog collar (the two-inch-wide collar-upon-a-collar) in the USA, and most fanciers for a variety of reasons have been unable to obtain one from England. We have now located a saddle-maker who is able to make these collars of the finest quality from the English model. Those wishing to obtain the real Staffordshire Bull Terrier collar, designed for and used exclusively by our Breed, can get one by sending $8.00 and the measurement of the circumference of the dog's neck to Steve Stone, SBTC/USA Secretary. Allow two-three weeks for delivery, as each collar is hand-made. Orders from Canada also accepted.

Members desiring a copy of John F. Gordon's latest book, published in December, 1967, The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Owner's Encyclopedia, may obtain one by sending $5.00 plus sufficient postage to the Secretary. (Sufficient postage: fifty cents.)

Members are reminded to send items of information and interest to the Secretary for inclusion in later Bulletins. This includes news about litters, imports, sales, and similar matters.

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