Membership Awards

Lifetime Memberships may be granted to those individuals who have been members for a long period of time (usually 20+ years) and who have also made significant contributions to the Sport, Breed or the Club. Life members shall pay no dues but are eligible to vote and hold office.

Lifetime Memberships have been issued to the following members for their contributions to the American Whippet Club:

  • Bo Bengtson
  • Phoebe Booth
  • Wendy Clark
  • Lisa Costello
  • Pat Dresser
  • Barbara Henderson
  • Christine Hopperstad
  • Harriet Lee
  • Cindy Scott

Honorary Memberships shall be bestowed upon an individual who has made significant contributions to the Sport, Breed or the Club. Honorary members shall pay no dues and are not eligible to vote, but the honoree can maintain regular membership if they pay dues. 

Honorary Memberships have been issued to the following members for their contributions to the American Whippet Club:

  • Barbara Parsons

AKC Oustanding Sportsmanship Award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion.

The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award has been awarded to the following American Whippet Club members:

  • 2018 - Christine Heath
  • 2017 - Gina Samuelson
  • 2016 - Claudia "CJ" Miller
  • 2015 - Connie Brunkow
  • 2014 - Libby Rice
  • 2013 - Jean Balint

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