CCRAV Committee Members

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CCRAV Committee Profiles

President: Jane Kibble

Jane’s love for the curly began when she married into the Kibble family, and fell in love with  a big black cuddly curly named "Boof"!!  The Kibbles had owned and bred curlies for many years and when Jane and Clive married, they continued this tradition. Some 30 years ago Curlbrook Kennels came into being and started breeding curlies for show, work and play. Experiencing success in the show ring and enjoying the companionship of these wonderful dogs, curlies have been a part of Jane's life for the last 35 years. Her past experience in various roles for the CCRAV will be helpful in her second term as President. Jane lives with her two curlies (Betty Boop and Rhett) in the grampians region and often shares a morning coffee with them. Always a hit with the locals, Rhett and Boop get lots of cuddles on their trips around town.

Vice President: Sharon Villiers

Sharon is married to John who is also a committee member. Together they enjoy camping trips with their team of curlies, including trips away to shows. They have bred three litters under their ‘Curlyville’ prefix. Curlyville is located on the Murray River providing an ideal environment for curlies who are known for their love of water. Sharon also keeps busy with her dog grooming business ‘Shampooch’. Sharon has been on committee for over three years and has taken on the Vice President role this year.

Treasurer: Sharon Slater

Sharon has been ‘into’ curlies for over 25 years – right from the moment she first laid eyes on one! Sharon has bred under her prefix ‘Kalonakurl’, occasionally competes in shows and Rally-O trials and likes to attend obedience training on Sundays. Her favourite activity is spending time with her five curlies on the property she share’s with partner Peter, near Bendigo. Sharon has been on committee for over three years and has served as President, Vice President and Treasurer in that time.

Secretary:

Melinda Naughton

Melinda, her husband James and children Ryan, Aislinn and Niamh live on acreage near Castlemaine and enjoy the company of four curlies. Melinda grew up with a curly being part of her family and her love for the curly is evident with her involvement in Curlbrook Kennels, which she shares with Jane (her mother). Melinda enjoys showing (with Aislinn as handler), raising litters and going on long walks around her property with the curlies, usually ending up at the dam for a swim. This will be Melinda’s first term as Secretary, she also looks after the Curly Shop.

Committee Members:

Marina Bugeja has owned curlies for 30 years and is a life member of the club in recognition of her many years of hard work on the Committee as treasurer, newsletter editor and Curly Shop operator. Marina’s husband Joe provides a helpful hand at Curly Fun Days by manning the BBQ, and their three boys Karl, Andrew and Glen have grown up attending these events. Marina has always loved dogs and the curly was a favourite of hers from a book she received one Christmas. Marina has obedience trialled curlies to CD and CCD levels. After a brief rest, Marina has rejoined the Committee this year and we are delighted to welcome her back.

Chantell Van Wunnik

Chantell was initially aware of the breed from a neighbours dog who was a ‘Murray’. She got her first pedigree black curly girl quite a number of years ago and has since owned and loved three further black females including her current elderly rescue dog ‘Maggie". She also now has a young liver girl ‘Irish’ who has fully embraced the idea of ‘fun’ at the two club fun days she has attended. Chantell has also been involved in the show ring and undertaken therapy dog work in the past. She hopes to begin this again. Chantell has been on committee previously and has returned this year after a brief break.

Brian Durrant, originally from London, immigrated to Australia in August 1973. He and his wife Lorraine have two children – Kirsty and Mark and live in Ringwood North. Brian is semi-retired and works two days a week as a private IT consultant for Frankston City Council. When deciding on a dog they were looking for a large, dog with a good temperament and wanted an uncommon breed. Curlies fitted the bill exactly. They have owned four curlies and currently live with a rescue curly, "Cheeko". Cheeko and Brian work as a Dog Therapy team and regularly visit a retirement home where the residents love Cheeko. Brian has worked on the club committee for the past two years as Treasurer and this year he has taken up the role of Membership Officer, with the task of setting up a new membership database to better communicate with our members. Brian's other passion is soccer and he is an avid Melbourne Victory, Socceroos and Arsenal (UK) supporter.

Joanne Foley

Joanne has been involved with curlies for over 25 years and along with Max founded Waterfield Kennels. She has enjoyed success in the show ring and her and Max have hunted with their curlies. Joanne is an active member of the dog world in both stewarding and/or show secretary roles. Joanne lives on the Darling River, so she is often out the back with the curlies, who enjoy taking a leap off the bank and going for a swim. When she is not doing curly things, Joanne is an avid Rower and is off competing.

John Villiers

John is married to our Vice President, Sharon. Together they enjoy camping trips with their team of curlies, including trips away to shows. They have bred three litters under the ‘Curlyville’ prefix. Curlyville is located on the Murray River providing an ideal environment for curlies who are known for their love of water. John enjoys working his dogs and rarely misses a Duck Opening!  

 

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