Susan D. Phillips Top Awards
Purpose: To provide a Best of Breed trophy, known as the Susan D. Phillips Memorial Trophy, to be presented in the ring at the National Specialty Show; and/or in any calendar year to grant an award or awards to the person(s), association(s) and/or corporation(s) whose work and efforts are deemed to have been outstanding quality and benefit to the Association, the Norwegian Elkhound Breed and/or dogs in general. With permission of the family, this was later modified to include an award for each of the following: Top Winning Bitch, Top Winning Dog, Top Winning Obedience, Top Winning Junior Handler, Top Agility Dog, Top Producing Bitch Awards, Top Versatile Norwegian Elkhound, Top Versatile Norwegian Elkhound Excellent and Top Outstanding Versatile Norwegian Elkhound. In addition, permission was granted to donate to the National Specialty trophy fund as needed in any given show-year to offset trophy losses.
The awards are presented at the annual Awards Banquet as noted above under “Purpose”.
The income from the trust may be used to obtain the trophies/awards to be presented.
The granting of any such trophy or award shall be at the sole discretion of the Association by a majority vote of the directors present at any duly called and held regular meeting. Additions to the fund may be accepted from third parties.