Meet the 2020 Committee
Mrs Honey Gross-Richardson and James (Rick) Richardson CD BEM (Posthumously)
Meet our 2020 Committee Members
President & Training Supervisor - Di Bolger
(Founding Member of ATC)
Hi I'm Di,
My interest in a dog’s ability to detect scent utilising his brilliant olfactory system has intrigued me since mid-80s when I purchased my first German shepherd specifically to locate lost and missing people under Ron McKittrick State Co-Ordinator of SES Dog Tracking Team liaising with Police before they owned or operated any dogs.
Contracted as an Obedience Instructor with qualifications in I taught basic obedience, all breeds for a 6 week course. Up to 60 dogs a weekend.
Member and Trainer with GSDA active in Showing, Obedience, participating in agility with my Shepherds and the magnificent feisty mini Daschunds.
Currently Manager , PR, Liaison for Search Dogs Australia Inc. President, Training Supervisor & Trial Secretary for Advanced Tracking Club of WA. Inc
Training with my current Shepherd with Search Dogs Australia Inc. multi disciplines include Cadaver, Scent Specific /discriminating Area Search, Water Search, Building Search, Tracking and Trailing.
Scent Work discipline as a sport is another fascinating learning curve particularly under the instruction of Helen Stathy with her broad professional experience in this field.. So much more to learn … one never stops!
Like tracking, I see scent work giving every dog his god given ability to use his nose and shine.
Treasurer - Glenda Wellman
After having many dogs while growing up, I got my first German Shepherd, a female in 1982. While my children were growing into adults, we owned a total of six German Shepherds who were loved family pets. All our dogs did the basic obedience training with the GSDAWA. I now have Bailey who is our seventh German Shepherd and have no children at home. I now have the time to do interesting activities with Bailey. We have been going to Obedience and Rally O at the GSDAWA and SRA&ODC. I'm hope to explore more fun activities, such as scent-work and tracking. Bailey is intelligent and challenging; and I just love it when we get it right! The more we do together, the better team we make. I work as an Office Manager and have done lots of finances and figure work. I have been President, Treasurer and secretary for various clubs and groups over many years and happy to assist ATCWA where I can.
Committee Member - Faye Ramsden