"William and Ruby Kleinmann's Memorial Award"
For decades Ruby and Bill Kleinmanns names were
synonymous with Ramapo. They worked diligently in the
forefront of our club during Ramapo's formative years....
and long after.
Bill served as Ramapo's President twice, a Board Member for
many years and Chaired major club events numerous times.
Bill and Ruby's overall knowledge of purebreed dogs was vast
and they shared it enthusiastically.
Their "Roadie" was #1 Toy in the country during the several
years he was campaigned. Ruby was nominated as the
Nations top owner/handler in 1979, a well deserved tribute.
Roadie sired over 70 Champions and was top Breed Producer
for a long period of time.
To put all this in perspective, we need to recognize that Bill
was in a wheelchair for 48 years following a military accident.
Working together, Ruby and Bill gave us a shining example
of what is possible with dedication, courage, and love.
Their contributions to Ramapo are extensive and significant.
Ruby and Bill are pillars in the sport of purebred dogs and have
given us an admirable legacy.
And so, in establishing this award in Bill's name, it is fitting that
the requirements will be based on the greatest number of dogs
defeated in Breed competition (up to and including Best in Show)
by a single dog handled by it's owner.
Dogs owned or co-owned by a professional handler are excluded.
If the dog is owned and handled by more than one member
(neither of which is a professional handler), both members
will share the award equally.
This award may not be won more than three (3) consecutive
years by the same individual(s).
THIS YEAR THE WINNER IS OWNER/HANDLER JOANNE SILVER
AND HER CHESAPEKE BAY RETRIEVER
CH SILVERBAR LET’S MAKE A DEAL “MONTY”
2006 Lorraine Fennemore
2005 Joanne Silver
2004 - Joanne Silver
2003 - Christine Haycock
2002 - Christine Haycock
2001 - Keith Paladino
2000 - Keith Paladino
1999 - Elaine Barone, Ruth Henningsen
1998 - M. and B. Bakert
1997 - Linda J. Lovstad
1996 - Elaine Barone, Ruth Henningsen
1995 - Elaine Barone, Ruth Henningsen
1994 - Elaine Barone, Ruth Henningsen