Washington State boasts a very active state club (Washington State Rabbit Breeders Assoc.) and nine affiliated clubs including a regional show group, local all breed rabbit/cavy clubs, as well as 4-H/ARBA youth clubs. There are also several fair shows during the summer and early fall. Each year the WSRBA sends a large group of youth members to participate in the ARBA Youth Contests held in conjunction with the ARBA National Convention. For further information on Washington State RBA shows and activities, please visit their website: www.wsrba.net.
News regarding Washington State club activities, shows, and area representative information* can be found here. Washington state members or clubs who wish to post items of interest, can do so by e-mailing the District One Webmaster at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Please send us your club news, upcoming show information, and photos of your BIS/RIS winners! If sending photos of Best in Show or Reserve winners, please include the following:
Name of BIS/RIS winners
Date of Show
Club hosting the show
Breed and variety of winning annimal (Sometimes color isn't easy to determine in a photo, sheen, etc.)
WASHINGTON STATE REPRESENTATIVES
Jean Harris: I am a retired school teacher, having taught high school for thirty years. We started in rabbits over forty years ago when my sons were in 4-H. As they went off to college I seemed to inherit their rabbit projects. Of course they did not want me to get rid of any of their breeds. Presently I raise and show New Zealand blacks and broken blacks and Dutch.
I am a life member of ARBA, WSRBA and YVRBA. I have belonged to each of these clubs for forty years. I am President of Washington State Rabbit Breeders and Yakima Valley Rabbit Breeders. I have served on the Youth Scholarship committee and the Show Liaison committee for The American Rabbit Breeders. I also am a Director of the American Federation of New Zealand Rabbit Breeders and member of the American Dutch Rabbit Club and I am a Purina Rabbit Ambassador.
My name is Janice Coffelt, however I am usually called Jan. I have been asked to serve as one of the State Representative for the State of Washington. I will tell you a little about myself.
I am a life member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. I have raised and exhibited rabbits for over 40 years. I am an American Rabbit Breeders licensed judge and registrar. I have been involved in the rabbit industry all of my life, as my father and mother were commercial rabbit breeders when I was a child. I have served 14 years on the board of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. I have also served on many National ARBA Committees, such as Show Rules, Club Liaison, Commercial Committee and others. I have chaired and co-chaired two National Conventions and have been instrumental in the foundation of the Northwest Rabbit Breeders and the Great Northwest Rabbit Breeders. I have held offices in National, State and Local clubs.
I have raised many, many breeds and was the developer for the Blue Eyed White Mini
Rex. At present I raise and exhibit Dutch, Polish, Jersey Wooly, and the new breed, the Lionhead.
I am honored to serve District One. If I can be of help to you in any way, please call upon me. If I don't have the answer to your questions, I will help you find the answer. ~ Jan Coffelt
Results from the IERBA Snowflake Open & Youth Shows
Janiuary 13, 2018 ~ Spokane, WA
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