2018 GSPCA election

GSPCA ElectionRecording Secretary: Melissa Campbell [email melissa]

My name is Melissa Campbell and I am running for the position of Recording Secretary by petition.  I made the decision to run in order to help the entire membership of the club. New people bring their new ideas, experiences and fresh insights to the table.  New people are not set in the “OLD” ways and look to the future.

I started my love of this breed in the place I was needed most, GSP Rescue.  I got a phone call asking if I would be willing to foster a young GSP girl in a rural shelter.  One phone call to my husband and a long car ride changed everything for our family. I arrive at the shelter to the most adorable liver and white GSP who greeted me with a wagging tail and tons of kisses.  This was a girl who had been neglected and abuse, but her first response to a kind word was a lick on the face.  Well I was hooked.

I have fostered many dogs and helped with the rescue table at the GSPCA NSS where I began to take an interest in conformation.  I got my first show dog from a great breeding out of a beautiful Panamint bitch “Liza” and handsome Stelor (Homesteader) boy “Ramsey. I continued my involvement in rescue, conformation and finally got involved in field work.  I have placed and/or titled GSP’s in conformation, hunt testing and field trials. 

On a professional level I have worked in corporate America for the last 33 years. A major part of my job has been involvement with consumer research, consumer modeling and consumer understanding. This involved conducting many consumer product placement studies, questionnaire design, one on one interviews and focus groups.  During this time I was responsible for note taking and transcribing of all interview materials for written summaries to our marketing counterparts.  Additionally, I have extensive knowledge in advertising demos, claims and legal requirements including FDA regulations.  

In my personal life I am married to a wonderful man who supports my passion for GSP’s.  We have raised 6 kids together and now enjoy our 4 grandchildren whenever possible.  We are also Breeders of Merit and have produced some lovely shorthairs under the Lakota Hills kennel name.
If elected to the GSPCA position of Recording Secretary I promise to tackle the assignment to the best of my ability and to represent the entire membership of the GSPCA.  I am a true believer in transparency and that the club belongs to the all member and all members should have a say in the future of our club and our breed.  I am open to questions and can be reach via email at lakotahillsgsp@gmail.com.

Thank you for considering me for the position of Recording Secretary and I look forward to the opportunity to serve the membership.


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