The Buddy Thurston Memorial Award

An award, in memory of one of CSAR’s founding and much loved members, will be given to any handler making their first find. Please send your documentation to the Awards Committee Chairperson.
This must include copies of a witnessed trailing/working record, a letter of verification from the requesting agency and any other pertinent information. These handlers will be recognized at the next CSAR seminar. If you are unable to attend, your award will be mailed to you after the seminar.

Carolyn Knapp Memorial Scholarship Fund

 The board is pleased to announce creation of the Carolyn Knapp Memorial Scholarship Fund . As many of you know, we lost Carolyn to breast cancer in 2009. She was an integral part of CSAR and its seminars, and we could think of no better way to honor her than to create a scholarship fund in her name. The fund will pay for at least one person to attend the seminar. The award will be given based on financial need, commitment to Canine SAR and commitment to CSAR. In order to apply, you must have been a CSAR member for at least one calendar year . The Awards Committee will be responsible for the application and award process. This fund was started with a donation from Supreme Master TV and the funds raised via Cindy Corcoran’s “Pink” Items raffle at the 2009 seminar in Ohio. These monies were designated specifically to start this fund in Carolyn’s honor. Any donations made to the fund will be used solely for the fund.Donations can be made specifically to sustain the fund and just need to be sent to the CSAR address, marked as
CK Memorial Fund.