SCOA's Relationship with
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On October 7, 2006 a ground breaking event happened in Carbondale, Illinois. On that date a Memo of Understanding was signed between SIUC and SCOA at the SIUC Homecoming. The document was signed by former Chancellor of SIUC, Walter Wendler and Mr. Jay Kappmeier of SCOA.
Here are some of the comments from Southern Spotlight dated Oct. 11, 2006:
“We're very pleased to team up with the Saluki Club of America in this effort to bring greater awareness and reverence for the Saluki," Wendler said. "We anticipate a great many benefits to flow from this arrangement, which can only bring good things for our University."
“The University hopes the five-year agreement will increase knowledge among faculty, staff, students and alumni about the Saluki and an increased presence of Saluki dogs at SIUC events as appropriate. It also will raise awareness of SIUC education and research programs among club members and increase the availability of Saluki breeders to SIUC students, faculty and alumni, among other benefits.”
“In addition to those benefits, Kappmeier said the agreement will help the Saluki Club of America place the dogs with responsible owners while increasing its profile among the vast SIUC community.”
"The Saluki Club of America is interested in making sure these dogs are not over bred and go to good homes," Kappmeier said. "As more interest grows in the breed because of the national success of SIUC, both academically and athletically, we're interested in providing information about the dogs and good breeders to students, faculty and alumni."
This document was drafted by a joint committee of SCOA members and representatives of SIUC.
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