Arthur Johnston

Arthur Johnston

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Wednesday, 01 January 2020 05:12

2019 Board of Directors





Arthur Johnston

arthur [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com


Celyn VanLeeuwen,

celyn [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com


Christine Johnston

christine [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com

Director-- Treasurer

Alan Delerson

alan [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com

Director – Show Chair



Director - Membership

Christine Robinson

chris [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com

Nicole Tehranchi

 nicole [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com

Director -Futurity Chair

Amy Thornburg

amy [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com


Alan Ormsby

alanormsby [AT] cockerspanielclubofsocal [DOT] com

Director – Hospitality Chair

Nancy French

easter2 [AT] cox [DOT] net




Hospitality Chair

                                       Diane Burke

Trophy Chair


Raffle Chair


Friday, 14 December 2018 22:47

February 23, 2019 - Club Meeting

February 23, 2019 Club Meeing

 The February Membership Meeting will be held at the Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show being held at the Del Mar Fair Grounds immediately following breed judging. The approximate time will be announced closer to the date of the dog show.



2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014


Take Interstate Highway #5, exit Via De la Valle, follow directions to Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Friday, 14 December 2018 22:46

Membership Information


(Club application is below as an attachment.)

Membership Dues are $15.00 for each regular member or $25.00 per couple. Dues are to be paid on or before the first day of January of each year.

The procedure / requirements for an individual or couple to join the Club are as follows:

  • Submit to the President of the Cocker Spaniel Club of Southern California (the “Club”) a completed Application for Membership, endorsed by 2 regular Club Members with a tenure of at least one year;
  • Agree to abide by the Club’s Constitution and By-Laws and the Rules of the American Kennel Club;
  • Attend 2 consecutive Club Meetings;
  • At the second meeting submit dues to the Secretary or Treasure of the Club;

At the next meeting following the prospective member’s second meeting and after confirmation of the prospective member’s submission of the Application for Membership, confirmation of attendance at 2 meetings, and payment of dues, the Application for Membership will be voted upon.  Affirmative votes of 75% of the members in attendance is required to elect the prospective member.

A new Member is required to apply to and participate in a Committee. Participation in a Committee is at the pleasure of the Committee Chair:

  • Show Committee.
  • Program Committee.
  • Ways and Means Committee.
  • Hospitality Committee.
  • Trophy Committee.
  • Raffle Committee.
Friday, 14 December 2018 06:25

Remember Slow Food?

Sometime ago, I found this article on the internet.  The author is uknown.  As rediculous as the facts may seem, they are true.  How quickly do we forget!

'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'  

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,   I informed him.  

'All the food was slow.'  

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'  

'It was a place called 'at   Home,'' I explained. ! 

Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'  

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.  

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at  Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.      Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.  

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.  

I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 18.  

It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.  

I was 19 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.  

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line. 

Pizzas were not delivered to our home but milk was. 

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers   --   my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at6AM every morning. 

On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.  

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.  

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren .  Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.  

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?  

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:12

2018 Club Officers

2018 Officers and Board of Directors


                              Celyn Van Leeuwen

Vice President

                               Arthur Johnston


                               Jane Wade


                               Chris Johnston

Director/Show Chair

                               Alan Delerson

Director/Membership Chair

                               Nicole Teranchi

Director/Futurity Chair

                               Amy Thornburg

Director/Assistant Show Chair

                               Christine Robinson


                               Alan Ormsby


Hospitality Chair

                                       Diane Burke

Trophy Chair


Raffle Chair


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