History of the NSW Weimaraner Club




A meeting was held 12th January, 1971 at Badgerys Creek, present were Mr Roy Burnell, Mr S Heterick, Mr T Smith, Mrs J Ramsland, Mr Woolls, Mrs Higgins, Mr J Harford, Mrs J Hawkes, Mr R Hawkes, Mr Naughton, Mrs Beves and Mrs S Copping.  The meeting was called to order at 8.45pm with  Mr Roy Burnell taking the chair.  A general explanation of Breed Clubs, their functions, and the requirements made by the RASKC for affiliation was made by Mr Burnell.  The meeting then decided to have the following officers:


1 Patron, 1 President, 2 Vice Presidents, 1 Honorary Secretary, 1 Honorary Treasurer, 1 Publicity Officer , 1 Auditor

and 6 Committee Members


It was moved by Mr Harford and seconded by Mrs J Hawkes that the club be called “The Weimaraner Club of NSW”.  This was put to the meeting and was carried with one dissent.


Nominations were called for and the following were elected


President          Mrs June Hawkes         Aegis

Secretary          Mrs J Higgins               Weimarhund

Committee        Mr S Heterick              Singen

                        Mrs J Ramsland             Rambai

                        Mrs S Copping              Scodan

                        Mr J Hartford                Quailmaster

                        Mr T Smith                    Stormvogel


Mr Roy Burnell was elected Patron.


Membership fees were decided at $1.00 single and $1.50 double.


In February 1971, members unanimously rejected an approach by German Shorthaired Pointer Club to combine both clubs.


The 1st Show – a Parade was held 18th December 1971 with 26 entries – Judge Mrs R Gerardy (NSW).

Best Exhibit was Aegis Tornado (C Tiplady) and Runner Up Shadowmar Princess (T & L Smith).


The 1st Championship Show was held 16th December 1972 with 31 entries – Judge Mr L DeGroen (NSW).

Best Exhibit was Scodan Burkhard CD (P Starnovsky) and Runner Up Ch Riverdrive Dawn Cloud (G Burnham).


The inaugural Field Trial was held 5th May 1973 – Judges Mr L DeGroen and Major Everingham.


The Club held various social events to raise money, BBQs, film nights, Wine tastings seemed to be very popular.  Picnic training days were held regularly to encourage new puppy buyers in all fields of our versatile breed


The Club colours of Gold and Grey were selected by members in October 1973.  In July 1973 the Club had 78 financial members and 3 Junior members.  Due to the declining number of members attending General Meetings, it was decided to hold meetings Bi-monthly.