far from Scotland, our
state of Texas is still a wonderful place for Cairns!
That is true today and it was
also true November 19, 1967 when five Cairn Terrier fanciers volunteered to be
members of a steering committee to form what eventually became the Trinity
Valley Cairn Terrier Club. These pioneers were Mildred
Bryant, Bertha Rae Lain, Ann McDonald, Charles Foster and Jimmy Corbitt.
The club's original name was The
Cairn Terrier Club of Texas,
and in September, 1968 a slate of Officers and a Board of Directors was formed.
President - Mildred Bryant
Vice President - Bertha Rae Lain
Treasurer - Edwin Lain
Secretary - Ann McDonald
In 1969 members changed the name to
Tartan Cairn Terrier Club of Texas.
This name was used for three years until members settled in 1972 on the present name of Trinity
Valley Cairn Terrier Club.
The club held its first annual
specialty show on November 24, 1974 at Forum 303 Mall in Arlington Texas. The
Sweepstakes entry of 19 was judged by
Martha Baechie. Specialty entries totaled 69 and were judged by Mary Jane Ellis.
Angel owned by Mrs. George McDonald was Best of Breed.