Rottweiler Klub of North America

RKNA—preserving & promoting the complete Rottweiler in North America according to ADRK breed & performance standards

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RKNA Executive Board

President: President: Michael Stalter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-815-844-6283

Vice President: Michelle Platt This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-559-760-0957

Treasurer: Lisa MacGillivray This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-250-668-2436

Secretary: Lala Roberts This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-817-937-3333

Director at Large: Kelvin Taylor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 1-703-945-2219

President
Michael Stalter
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RKNA Club: Chicago Landesgruppe

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I want to work to educate everyone in North America on the great working abilities and great qualities that the Rottweiler has plus I want to work on exposing the puppy mills who corrupt the Rottweiler. Puppy Mills who do not health test their breeding stock and that make false claims about their Rottweilers is hurting our wonderful breed. I also want to work to bring RKNA members in line with the FCI countries who have outlawed the docking of tails.

I have owned and trained Rottweilers since May of 1988. I have worked and handled several schutzhund Rottweilers over these past 30 years. I have went High in Trial for a SchH 3 in Protection with Soko back in 1992. We also did a Ztp in 1991 at the Chicago Landesgruppe Sieger show. I would like to disclose that Soko was already a SchH 3 and Ztp when I got him. I have also owned several SchH 1 and IPO 1 Rottweilers who I have worked and trained with. I have taken untitled Rottweilers and earned BH titles, AKC Companion Dog titles and American Herding Breed Association herding titles.

I have bred 31 litters of Rottweilers over the last 30 years with an excellent reputation for honesty and integrity in dealing with the people who owned a pup I bred. To the best of my knowledge, none of my pups ever failed a OFA hip x-ray. Many of my pups were worked in IPO and some are now training in IPO although none are currently titled. I have also showed my Rottweilers in many AKC and German Style shows starting back in 1989.

I am retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections. During my career in Corrections, I was a Certified State of Illinois teacher teaching Maximum Security inmates at the Pontiac Correctional Center and the Dwight Correctional Center. I was the Assistant Chief Fiscal Officer and the Chief Fiscal Officer at the Pontiac Correctional Center. During my tenure as the Chief Fiscal Officer at the Pontiac Correctional Center, I worked with the Departments K-9 Unit in obtaining a Rottweiler for use as a Corrections K-9 dog.

As the CFO of the Maximum Security Prison at Pontiac, I was responsible for $55 million. My responsibilities were directing all of the non-clinical operating activities which included, controlling the institution’s budget and spending plan, maintaining a daily working knowledge of the expenditures, ensuring that all subordinate staff are performing their duties correctly, and perform quarterly and annual job evaluations on the 40 subordinate staff that I directly supervised. The areas of my responsibility were the accounting, procurement, property control, timekeeping, payroll, insurance, human resources (personnel), warehousing supplies, mail room, inmate and employee commissary, inmate and employee clothing, and all telephone equipment.

With my knowledge, skills and experience in both my career and my time owning Rottweilers, I feel that I can be a benefit and an asset to the Rottweiler Klub of North America.

 

Vice President
Michelle Platt (Central Sierra Rottweiler Club)

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I was elected by the membership one year ago as Vice President of RKNA. It is my position that RKNA is destined to do great things for the Rottweiler. Great inroads have been paved into representing the complete Rottweiler and to continue to do so, it needs leadership that can help it make the next leaps in preserving and/or recovering the breed as the dog it became so respected for. If the club prospers, thus will the Rottweiler in North America. I have vision, am active in the breed both through IPO and show, and understand the need for structure.

I have been an elementary school teacher for 16 years. I well understand the need for structure to preserve forward progress and harmony. I also am well versed in communicating with others and resolving issues. Within this profession, I have also worn many other hats:
Lead Teacher
Science Lead for a very large school district
School Site Council member
Site Leadership Team
BITSA Coordinator (assisted and advised new teachers through their first year of teaching)
Coach for multiple boys' and girls' sports to league championships

As a dog lover, I have also gone in a number of different directions. Though I did not begin sport work with this breed, when I came back after many years away from sport training it was with Rottweilers, participating in IPO, AKC obedience and show, Barn Hunt, and Sieger shows.
Dago vom Framheim, BH, IPO 1
Irriana vom Framheim, BH
Wu-Tang's Axel (video)
2x RKNA Meisterschaft participant, USRC IPO National Championship (3rd), DVG National IPO Championship (17th)
BN, CD, BH, 3x IPO 3
1 more leg in each of the following to achieve title: CDX, RN, RATN
CGC, BST, SE, ZTP
USRC Sieger, multiple times V-1, AKC pointed (need majors), RKNA CH, RKNA Silver Medalist

Wu-Tang's Nadia
CGC, BH, BN, RN, BST, IPO V
Many times V-1 rated, USRC Open Select x 2

As an artist, I have vision and the ability to think outside of the box. I create realistic horse sculptures with copies from moulds sold and successfully competed with all over the world in model horse shows. This requires both great vision and the need for precision with an eye for detail. It also requires great dedication with the fortitude to follow a project through.

I am versatile, dependable, honest, and a hard worker with vision. I will continue to serve RKNA well and as in the past year as RKNA vice President, continue to steer RKNA in positive directions for the breed and its members.

Michelle 3a    Michelle transport picture

 

Lisa MacGillivray
Director of Regions

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I believe in the vision that ADRK continues to have for the Rottweiler and feel that RKNA has the ability to be a comparable program and an excellent component of the ADRK family representing North America both in show and in IPO work. I feel I could be an asset to the program and help it grow in positive ways within the scope of the position of Director of Regions.

-I have owned, bred, and trained Rottweilers for the past 30 years.

-I am well versed with a deep understanding of RKNA show rules, SE and Ztp rules. I know and understand FCI IPO rules. I have qualified to enter the RKNA show judge’s apprentice program. My next step is to meet requirements to enter the RKNA IPO judges’ program and only need to title a Rottweiler to a FH and will then have met requirements.

-I have titled two Rottweilers to IPO 3, both of which have qualified us for the RKNA IPO 3 club
– Osbourne v Schwaiger Wappen
RKNA CH, 2015 RKNA Kombi Sieger
2014 RCC Canadian National Sieger
Multi V1 in Canada & in USA
RKNA Silver Merit
BH, IPO 3
SE, Ztp
-Roselyn v Rangau
RKNA CH
Multi V-1
RKNA Silver Merit
BH, IPO 3, AD
SE, Ztp,
Other Rottweilers I have titled and am currently working with are:
-Gizo vh Edelstein, IPO 1, BH, SE, CKC CH, V1 Canadian National Sieger Show
-Vickie v Rangau, BH, SE, CGN
-Truda v Schwarzerwald, BH, AD, CGN (currently 18 months)
-River v Schwarzerwald, VP1 & Best Male Puppy (currently 21 months)
-Elan vd Jasper Ranch, VP2, CKC CH pointed (currently 10 months)
-Carma v Eiche Park (15 months)

-I have traveled to and participated at RKNA shows in Canada and the US, specifically: Miami, Florida; Norco, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Sacramento, California.

-I have trialed every year for the past 4 years at the RKNA IPO Championships

I have a wealth of experience working with people and negotiating agreements.
-I am the Union Shop Chair for a hotel with 110 workers whom I represent.
-For the past 15 years I have dealt directly with people from varied cultures as well as the general manager in order to come to agreements to ensure work runs smoothly.

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Lala Roberts
Waxahachie, Texas
Director of Committees

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-Owned Rottweilers for over 25 years

-I have titled two Rottweilers to IPO titles. My Rottweiler, Lucky B, was a male who I titled to BH & IPO 1. He developed cancer at age 5 and I had to euthanize him two weeks after we achieved IPO 1. My current Rottweiler, Drybrucke’s Brio, has been owner/handled/trained to BH and IPO 3. She cannot show as she developed pyometra with a closed uterus so it was necessary to spay her to save her life.

-I was heavily involved in USRC for over 21 years. I was a Regional Director overseeing seven clubs in my region. We were one of the most active regions of the USRC. I was also Head Breed Warden.

– My club held regional shows, club shows and the 2006 Schutzhund Championships & National Sieger Show. It was a very show and a very good turnout for the trial.

-There is a group forming a RKNA club in Texas that I have been invited to become involved with. However, everything is at a standstill due to the social media actions of the current Board – it is very distressing to this new group to witness what is happening on social media.

-I have been heavily involved in Rottweiler rescue. I developed the American Rescue Rottweiler Foundation (ARRF). In a 4-year period, I spayed & neutered and adopted out over 1,000 Rottweilers. I gave a free obedience lesson to each owner.

-I have been in the insurance industry for over 25 years. My portfolio included 35 employees under my supervision. I am currently semi-retired.

-I am experienced with the Rottweiler FCI standard and with FCI IPO rules. I have the ability to work with many pet people as well as many experienced IPO people. I am a member of DVG and RKNA. I was a member of USCA and I was my local USCA club’s Secretary.

Lala 2   Lala photo

Kelvin Taylor
1-703-945-2219 
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Director

 

Legal Opinion

2016-12-12a Opinion re Rottweiller Klub