Earlier this year, our team was faced with a big challenge: to replace the FCI magazine with an e-newsletter and we hope that we made it.

Time has come now to write the second edition and we hope that you will enjoy reading us.

In our March 2011 e-newsletter, we have tried to explore different fields, to turn to people active on the show scene asking them their opinion about Junior Handling or the FCI Centenary Winner Show that will take place in Dortmund. We also propose other interesting articles and it is our pleasure to invite you to take a look at them.

Virtual communication has become very important over the last years and the FCI, like many others, jumped into the train of modernism. As you will see, the figures about the visits to our website, and our e-newsletter speak for themselves.

We are very happy to remind you about the existence of our « e-newsletter’s sister », i.e our Face Book page to which more than 15.000 people have already adhered. Please pay us a visit, It will be a big pleasure to see you there.

Time has come now to say goodbye and to wish you an excellent reading.

Y. De Clercq
FCI Executive Director
In Memoriam Anneke Brooijmans-Schallenberg

Anneke Brooijmans-Schallenberg died on December 29th, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Mrs Brooijmans was a Honorary Member of the Dutch Kennel Club, the highest award that can be awarded within the Cynology in the Netherlands. She was a board member of the "Raad van Beheer" for more than 25 years and its president for a long time. In this function she represented the Netherlands many times at the General Assemblies of the FCI.

Mrs Brooijmans had a veterinary practice in The Hague for many years. She became a judge for the FCI-groups 1, 2 and 10 and for more than ten other breeds and was a representative in numerous foundations and advisory groups, a cynological speaker, honorary member of numerous breed clubs as well.

Anneke Brooijmans-Schallenberg was nationally and internationally respected for her knowledge of and love for pedigree dogs. With her the Dutch Kennel Club has lost one of its most appreciated dog person.

For the FCI General Committee:
Hans W. Müller, President