History of the Irish Setter Club Of Ohio
At the 1947 Western Reserve Kennel Club show in Cleveland, three Irish Setter fanciers (Wolfram Stumpf, Dr. Jay Calhoun and Hugh Rumbaugh) got together and decided to try to form the Irish Setter Club of Ohio. Each of these three men contacted other fanciers and just two weeks later, on St. Patrick's Day, 1947, a meeting was held at the Carter Hotel in Cleveland.

Charter members of this new club were: Robert Anderson, Florence Anderson, Jay Calhoun M.D., James Moore, Lillian Robeson, Hugh Rumbaugh, Eleanor Speaker, Burton Speaker, and Mary Louise Svetlik. Although they are no longer with us, we thank them for laying the cornerstone for the great club we have today.
Also, since that time, we have held more than 55 Specialties, which include obedience, and now rally trials. We have held numerous field trials and hunt tests. We have hosted ISCA, (Irish Setter Club of America) Nationals and ISCA Field Trials, all with great success. We currently hold two field trials each year, Spring and Fall, and are hoping one day soon to hold back-to-back Specialties.

Our membership has grown to more than 60 members. Many friendships have formed because of the common bond around our beautiful Irish Setters.

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Annual Awards Banquet ~ 2009

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