TVKC Welcomes You!

Our goal is to further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to conduct dog shows, agility trials, obedience trials, tracking tests, and sanctioned matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club. We also strive to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of purebred dogs and to demonstrate sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, agility, obedience, and tracking trials. Through these efforts we hope to provide educational opportunities to the public on all aspects of dog ownership.

Letter from TVKC President Leslie Lewis concerning Cancellations
Cancellation Letter


Agility, Conformation and Obedience classes are CANCELLED


TVKC April 1st Membership Meeting is CANCELLED


April TVKC Agility Trial is POSTPONED until fall

We hope to have a new date for the trial by March 30th, but AKC is swamped with rescheduling events, so be prepared for it to take longer. We are gladly refunding Entry Fees for this trial. Please contact Trial Secretary Terri Morefield for refunds.


April Agility Seminar is POSTPONED


2020 May Show Information

If you are looking for information regarding the Tanana Valley Kennel Club AKC May Dog Show click on the 2020 Tanana Valley AKC May Dog Show tab at the top of this page.  This will take you to all information regarding this year’s show!

This is a big show–and it’s coming up fast.  Please consider helping this year.  We will train people to help in conformation and rally stewarding.  You would receive free entrance to the show and free lunches all three days.

Join us in running one of the biggest dog shows in Alaska. It’s guaranteed you’ll learn a lot and have fun doing it.


TVKC 2020 Club Events Calendar

Club Calendar



TVKC holds 5 regularly-scheduled membership meetings per year. They are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. We are currently seeking a permanent meeting location. Each month’s meeting has a focus:

  • March (education)
  • April (show and trial planning)
  • May (show and trial planning)
  • September (annual meeting—new board members are elected and membership renewals are due)
  • November (financial and budget)

TVKC will hold the following meetings in 2020.  All meetings start promptly at 6:30:

March 4                  Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium
April 1                     Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium
May 6                      Noel Wien Public Library Auditorium
September 2          (Election meeting!) TBA
November 4          (Budget meeting) TBA

Note: All official meetings of TVKC are governed by Roberts Rules of Order. Please familiarize yourselves with them prior to attending a meeting. Thank you!

TVKC Bylaws (Revised/Adopted 5/29/19)

TVKC By-Laws

Please feel free to join us!

For information email the membership secretary.


Send an email to any of the following volunteers
by clicking on their name below:

2019 Officers

Leslie Lewis
1st Vice Pres/Training, Education:
Jimmie Ricks
2nd Vice Pres/Membership
Mary Ann Robinson
Stuart Roberts
Recording Secretary:
Carol Haas
Corresponding Secretary:
Becky Gatterdam 

Directors At Large

Electronic Communication:
Linda Bode
Wendy Uzzell 
Lori Kunz 

Class Coordinators:

Lisa Bishop
Jimmie Ricks
Jimmie Ricks
Jimmie Ricks
Tracking: Peggy Beagle


How to Become a TVKC Member

Want to become a TVKC Member?  We would love to have you join us!  Just print out the membership form and submit the form with your dues to:

PO Box 72019
Fairbanks, AK  99707


Membership Form 2019-20