Obituary of Michaela Wolf
It is with deep regret that the Union has learned of the passing of Michaela Wolf, the long time President of the Austrian Leonberger Club. Michaela was a true friend and staunch supporter of the Union. She will be sorely missed. The Union offers condolences to Michaela's family.
Leonberger Club of Ireland
The Leonberger Club of Ireland has advised the ILU that they are no longer affiliated with the National Kennel Club of Ireland. As a result, the club is not eligible to remain a full member of the ILU at this time.
At the September Delegates Meeting, the member clubs voted unanimously to offer Observer Status to the Leonberger Club of Ireland, and this offer has been accepted. This will mean that the club is able to attend meetings and remain in full contact with the IULH. We very much hope that the Leonberger Club of ireland is able to regain membership of the Irish Kennel Club soon and we look forward to welcoming them back as full members of the IULH.
Polish Leonberger Club
The Polish Leonberger Club (Polski Klub Leonbergera) has made a Formal Application for Membership of the International Leonberger Union.
A vote on membership will be taken at the next meeting of Delegates in January. In the interim, the Polish Leonberger Club was granted Observer Status by a unanimous vote of the delegates at the Annual Meeting in Leonberg. The board and members welcome our new friends to the Union.
Obituary, Peter Cejnek
Following discussion amongst the member clubs of the International Leonberger Union, the board notes and accepts the Russian Leonberger Club’s decision to voluntarily suspend their membership of the ILU.
Natalia Romanova has been elected the President of the Russian Leonberger Club. Please, use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org for the correspondence with Natalia until new email addresses have been established for the Club
The Board of the ILU sends warm congratulations to Natalia and the Russian Leonberger Club and Thanks the outgoing president, Tatiana Zavorina, for her many years of service and dedication to the Leonberger breed.