Gene Manley

Dear River King Members,

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Gene Manley. Gene fought a valiant battle against cancer with a positive attitude and a smile for everyone; he will truly be missed.

As a longtime club member, Gene tackled many jobs. He worked diligently gathering information to produce the Newf Tails newsletter and handled all club awards. Most notably, he touched all our hearts with his wonderful photography. No matter the weather, Gene was there with his camera capturing our dogs in all their glory – mid-leap, towing boats and receiving praise for a job well done.

On this day, we honor Gene for sharing his life and friendship with us. Our sincere condolences go to his loving wife Linda, his children and very special grandsons.

Details for services and memorials are forthcoming. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

RKNC Board of Trustees

Nominations 2021-2022 Board


It is that time of year when we on the nominating committee send out the call for help. Not for help with an event, but to get nominations and volunteers for board and officer positions. These positions, along with the committees, help to plan and promote the activities that the club holds and participates in. These positions are open for a full members. To nominate someone or to volunteer, simply reach out to anyone on the nominating committee.

The list of nominations and volunteers will be compiled and presented for voting.

On behalf of everyone, I would very much like to thank Mark and Cassie Iken. Mark and Cassie have served on the board and as members for many years. Their hard work, and commitment are truly appreciated and have been felt throughout the club. I believe Cassie agreed to be president for 1 year, and that was about 10 years ago!

I also wish them continued success and the best wishes as they soon will be welcoming their first grandchild. I am sure the grandchildren will be even more spoiled (as should be) than the Newfs! Congratulations!