I am the Weimaraner Club of
America (WCA) Liaison to the Weimaraner Klub e.V. of Germany.
September 4th-7th, 1997
recognized a land mark in Weimaraner breed history. Centenary
celebrations and breed related events hosted by the Weimaraner
Klub e.V. were conducted in and around the classical city of
As one of the
organizers of the international gathering, I thought it
appropriate to capture the historic events during the 4-day
jubilee. Requests were made to International Weimaraner Club
Delegates to send their comments and photos to my colleague,
Brigitta Guggolz, and myself for the purpose of creating a
Weimaraner Memory Yearbook. The contributions to
our efforts were overwhelming!!
I wish to extend heartfelt
thanks to all those who helped to make this commemorative book a reality.
I compiled the memory book with graphic designer,
Cassandra Sappington, from Great Falls, Montana, for nearly six years. The
layout is fashioned in a "Yearbook" style to utilize as many photos and
graphic images as possible. Since the book honors the Weimaraner Klub e.V.,
the text appears in both English and German.
When the manuscript was in the final stages, the
next step would be to select a reputable printer/binder to my complete my
project. Virginia Alexander strongly urged me to select Anaconda Press, Inc.
[API], in Forestville, Maryland. API helped me successfully self-publish The
Weimaraner Memory Book in early January 2003. The meticulous attention to detail of everyone involved
was certainly reflected in all aspects of the end result. I wish to sincerely
thank Cathy and Octavian Cretu for sharing their advice, wisdom, and talents
throughout the final process.
book features a film laminated, case bound cover measuring 9"
x 12", smyth sewn text, individually shrink-wrapped, and a
page count of approximately 256.
Division One comprises historical aspects of the
Weimaraner Klub e.V., as it pays tribute to significant breed
contributors of the past and present and denotes early art
subjects relating to Weimaraner beginnings.
Divisions Two through
Six cover the various centenary events held in and
around Weimar, September 4th - 7th, 1997. Weimar’s Lord Mayor
Dr. Volkhardt Germer and Honorary President of the Weimaraner
Klub e.V., Dr. Werner Petri have contributed supporting
statements to the Preface.
Division Seven covers our WCA
Delegation’s visit to Holland for the Dutch Weimaraner Club Championship
Breed Show and Retrieving Ratings Test, September 13th and 14th, 1997. The
events were scheduled the weekend following the centenary celebrations in
Many photographs, lithographs, paintings, graphics, hunting postcards
and silhouettes were utilized in the layout design. I selected one of the
traditional hunting colors (gray/brown/green/tan) for each of the seven division
lead-in pages. The end sheets (inside front cover (IFC)/ first page and inside
back cover (IBC)/ last page) are Grafika Scottish Green Mist. Old hunting
postcard scenes and silhouettes overlay the green stock background.
During the beginning of 2003, complimentary books were presented to various
German dignitaries, prominent locations in Germany, Holland, the U.S., and the
Library of Congress for copyright registration. Some book recipients included
Weimar’s Lord Mayor Dr. Volkhardt Germer/ Weimar City Hall, the dog training
school/ Hundeschule "Passion" in Weimar-Schöndorf, owned and operated by Thomas
and Susanne Kümmel, Honorary President of the Weimaraner Klub e.V., Dr. Werner
Petri, the Weimaraner-Archives, and the Top-Hotel Dorotheenhof/ Weimar, Germany.