Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Greater Tampa Bay Inc
The purpose of the organization is to encourage and promote quality in the breeding, ownership, and welfare of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ann McCormick
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2007
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2019
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS letter of determinationView
Impact Statement

The SCWTCGTB Rescue Program served the rescue, foster care, and rehoming needs of 44 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier dogs in 2017, including vet care, training, and rehab needed to make them candidates for adoption. At years end there were 39 adoptions and 5 in foster care getting ready to be adopted.

The Annual Dinner in January recognized members for their work in rescue, mentorship, and contributions to the club, performance and Conformation with their dogs. Featured is a Silent Auction that raises funds for rescue.

Wheaten Education Day in St Petersburg, open to members and the public, featured pet grooming from a Master Groomer, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog certification tests, minimal vaccine protocols to keep their pets adequately vaccinated for protection against contagious diseases while avoiding dangerous over-vaccination, and health testing needs specific to Wheaten Terriers.

At our professionally oriented Grooming Seminar members and professional groomers improved skills grooming Wheatens to the Breed standard taught by an internationally recognized Groomer.

Our website was professionally upgraded to a more secure platform. Members are becoming familiar with administering it, and will be updating the content in 2018.

We will host a National Specialty in 2018, attracting 50-75 entries from the USA and Canada.

Our membership picnic will again return to Sarasota County. Featured is a Holiday Craft Fair where Members can sell their crafts to benefit our rescue.

Needs Statement
1. Brain MRI and euthanasia $2,400
2. Mass removal, biopsy, & dental $775
3. Healthy dog visit, immunizations, and spay $340
4. Behavioral training for abused or neglected animals $1,350
5. Build a more secure website $2,500
Background Statement
After our Breed club, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Greater Tampa Bay (SCWTCGTB) organized in 1995, through member donations and adoption fees we began funding Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America (SCWTCA) Rescue Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in the state of Florida, beginning with 2 dogs in 1996. In 2006 SCWTCGTB applied for 501c3 status to facilitate fundraising to support increasing activity, which was granted in 2007. The number of dogs served has risen steadily over the last 20 years, as has the number of rescue volunteers. For the past several years we have rescued more Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers than our National Club (SCWTCA) Rescue or any of its other affiliate rescues around the country. We currently average between 15 and 20 active volunteers and rescued 56 dogs in 2016.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Animal Related
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The year seems to have flown by, with a rewrite of our bylaws, eliminating duplications, making them easier to read and understand, and splitting our Board into two classes with two year terms expiring in alternate years. We are a Breed club, serving the interests of both pet owners and competitors in the dog fancy. As the only Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club in Florida, one of our commitments is providing member and public education about responsible dog ownership. Each year in December we staff a Meet the Breed both the AKC National Championship Dog Show in Orlando. Members bring their dogs and provide opportunities for the public to learn about our Breed. We have an Annual Dinner each winter at which we conduct a Silent Auction, raising funds from our membership primarily to fund rescue.
Dues cover most of our normal club activities, but SCWTCGTB's Wheaten Rescue is funded by adoption fees and contributions. The majority of our members have been involved in one way or another with our Wheaten Rescue Committee over the years. The active rescue volunteers number between 15 and 20 at any one time, with new people becoming involved every year. Many others have added one or more rescued Wheatens to their families. Our Wheaten Rescue is the most active in the country, rescuing more Wheatens consistently, an increasing number every year. Rescue had another record breaking year in 2016; at the end of the third quarter last year's record number of Wheatens rescued and re-homed had already been surpassed, the year end total was 56 dogs! With increasing numbers of Wheatens come increasing need for donations to help get some of them healthy, socialized, and ready for adoption. As you probably know from your own dogs, veterinary care is expensive. Your contributions will help us pay for the complex care and training some of our Rescue Wheatens need.
Description The all volunteer rescue program provides rehoming services to Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in need. The services provided include, but are not limited to, social and veterinary assessment and treatment, foster care, transportation, and adoption services. We provide these services throughout the State of Florida. In 2016 we have placed 4 rescued Wheatens with families living in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties.
Budget $34,000
Category Animal-Related, General/Other Animal-Related, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Victims
Short Term Success At risk animals will be rescued and placed in new homes.
Long Term Success At risk animals will not remain in shelters, appropriate homes will be found for them.
Program Success Monitoring At risk animals meeting placement criteria (we do not take dogs who have bitten a human) are assessed in volunteer foster homes. 100% of dogs passing assessment evaluations are placed in adoptive homes.
Program Success Examples Examples from our quarterly newsletter:
We started September with something that is always heartwarming – a Foster Failure. Lisa and Greg Shore have added Willow to their home and hearts. Willow is a minx!
1 year old Sampson and Stella belonged to a lady in Largo who worked fulltime, had a 5 year old and a baby on the way. She just did not have enough time to devote to the dogs. They both went to a couple in Naples who just lost one of our dogs. Thanks to Debie Scurr for facilitating the transfer. They are doing great!
11 year old Toby in Merritt Island was dearly loved but his person became re-
sponsible for taking care of elderly family members. Patti and Tim Moore in Naples kindly took in this senior and he is living a great life with them.
4 month old Chewy, now Charlie was purchased at a pet store and his person
had to go back to work. She realized Charlie was not getting the attention he needed. Charlie went to a lovely family in Weston with a stay at home mom and a 10 yr old Wheaten sister.
We got a call from a lady who had to give up her “mini Wheaten.” What? Jody Greene in Jax fos- tered the little 5 yr old Poodle mix. She says Izzy was probably the sweetest dog she has fostered. Izzy is now in a nice retired home in Jacksonville. Rescue had received a call from a couple in The Villages a few months ago. They had Addie, a 16 month old who was “out of control.” They tried to make it work but at the beginning of October they called again and Addie came into Rescue. Long time club member Sue Robinson adopted her and is getting her trained and healthy.
Cindy Leigh in West Palm Beach alerted Rescue to a Wheaten at Animal Services in Miami Dade. She was in quarantine due to “behavioral issue” – fearful and anxious. Steve and Melissa Nelson sprung her from AS and took her straight to their groomer, over- nighted her and met Cindy, who fostered her a few weeks. Thank-you Cindy, it was not an easy foster. Their groomer was so taken with her personality he adopted her!
13 year old Oliver was in New Port Ritchie. His owner had died and her dog sitter kindly took him in. The only relative left was a brother who proposed putting this sweet old
boy to sleep. No! Rescue had the old guy vetted. Doug and Antoinette Marks in Pensacola stepped up and offered to adopt him. The WURL was on!
Huge thanks to Marj Lorand, Lisa Alexander and Jan Dobson for taking the hours out of their lives to drive him up to meet Doug. Doug says he is a very sweet old man.
At the end of October Jody received a call from a lady in Naples. “You have to come and get my dog right now or he is going to the pound. My kids said goodbye to him this morning before they went to school and he has to be gone before they get back.” Thanks for giving us so much notice! We called Patti Moore in Naples and she rushed to get 1 year old Prince. He spent a night with her and a night with the Wespfhal’s in Vero Beach. The next day they met Jody, who took him to foster in Jax. He is a typical lively young Wheaten. Jody had him neutered and her vet pointed out that the tip of his ear was cut off, which the lady did trying to groom him. The dog formerly known as Prince is now Mulligan, living the life with a wonderful couple in Jacksonville.
Also at the end of October, Melissa received a call from the Humane Society of Broward County. They had a 5 month old Wheaten puppy – could Rescue help place him? This was the first call we ever got from them – and a puppy to boot! He was turned in because his elderly owner became ill. Bentley, now Brody was adopted by great friends of Rescue, Lenny and Susie Pruyne in Cape Coral. They lost their Fin- negan earlier this year.
In November we got a call from 5 month old Buddy's person in Cocoa Beach. Buddy, now Riley, sat too many months in the pet store. When they got him home they discovered that Buddy was very reactive to other dogs. They lived in a townhome and had 2 young kids. It was not a good environment for him. Tom and Rose McDermitt in Sarasota adopted him.They report that he needs training and lots of attention and he will be fine.
Program Comments by Organization We are always available to help residents with rehoming Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. This service includes: receiving the animal, providing needed veterinary, training, and foster care, and placing in an adoptive home. Residents interested in adopting a rescued Wheaten also can apply for adoption. Contact information for the Rescue Chairperson can be found on our website,
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 15
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Our Rescue committee collaborates with Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America Rescue.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Ann McCormick
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Apr 2017 to Mar 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Jan Baldwin Recording Secretary
Michelle Cadden Director
Lois Hiers Director
Cindy Jacuk Treasurer
Sherri Kase-McKenzie Corresponding Secretary
Ann McCormick President
Linda Robison Vice President
Pat Weese Director
Sue Wuerz Director
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 9
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 69
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 78
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $29,750.00
Projected Expenses $25,725.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902012
Form 9902011
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$28,504$32,896$31,050
Administration Expense$4,820$5,111$1,427
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.122.091.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%87%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$77,966$73,877$32,342
Current Assets$77,966$73,877$32,342
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$77,966$73,877$32,342
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $18,800Contributions, gifts, grants $62,799Contributions, gifts, grants $20,076
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $8,263Program Service Revenue $10,425Fundraising $7,081
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $6,950Membership Dues $3,575Program Revenue $5,110
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information for 2012 taken from the organization's 990-EZ.  For 2013-2015, financial information taken from unaudited compilations as the organization filed a 990-N.  Financial information for 2016 taken from the organization's 990-EZ.  Contributions may include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the compilations.  Financial information for 2017 taken from unaudited compilations.
Nonprofit Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of Greater Tampa Bay Inc
Address 364 BLACKBIRD CT.
Phone 941 747-6083