A quick glance at the Membership List in 1987 shows 108 names that may no longer be current members, but were very active at the time. Just the J's and K's include James, Gwen; James, Janet; Janonis K & V; Jensen SR and Flemming GW; Johns, Dianne (Editor of that Issue), Keal, Stan & Clarice; Keys F & Prior K; King-Roach D & C; and Kopp, Mrs M . Also noted were these items of interest: Camilla Hrymek was co-ordinating catering for the next Coursing Day at Cannons Creek; Club Secretary Elaine Verity was Judge-elect for the upcoming Open Show; the Publicity Officer was advertising the new SCV badges, the breed brochure was to be handed out at the Royal and the 2nd supplement to The Saluki Book of British Champions published by the Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club was just about to be released. There was a report on the first SCV Breed Seminar for Trainee Judges, and thanks to the Swedish Saluki Club for permission to re-print from their magazine, a comparison of the Saluki, Azawakh and Sloughi. The 1988 Saluki Calendar was being compiled by Meg Conlin. One magazine also contained a six page article sent in by Helen Summers on "Sighthounds as Athletes" well illustrated with diagrams of front angulation and a three page article by Curtis M Brown entitled “Attractive Faults”. The winners of the Alain Campagne Show were published, including BISS, Howard and Jill Smith's Ch. Brangenybe Ramadan and the judge's critique. An article from “Saluki Heritage” edited by Jeanna Jaques was actually NOT concerned with the 1986 Standard - but with the Star Sign ‘Taurus’ in Salukis. From California, Bob Clemenson's article "Why Not Use the Standard?" was reprinted. Carolyn Potts submitted a description and photograph of "The Caravan Hound". Also included was an advertisement for the Coursing day at Healesville and Asa May’s article on Sighthound Health entitled "A Salubrious Group". Profiled were Eric and Doreen Stansfield (Ishieya Salukis, now settled in Victoria but at that time resident in the UK). Doreen had been contracted to the Saluki Club Inc (NSW) and was judging Salukis at the Whittlesea Agricultural Show with a cash prize for BOB donated by the SCV as well as club sashes. Also of note was the re-print of "Our First Saluki" (Princess Mitzi) pictured on page 35 of the Weekly Times of 8/9/1934. (That issue of Volume 11 contained 70 pages).
Even the Minutes still make interesting reading today. In June '87, Committee discussed the ramifications of the 1986 Standard and the meeting was suspended at 11.10 pm. At the General Meeting in July, nominations were received for candidates to compete at ‘The Battle of the Clubs’. Two judges were selected for the Five Breeds Match on All Hounds Day. General Business decided that the Open Parade would exclude champions. A motion to introduce a Points Score competition was lost, only two being in favour. In August, Committee decided that Lort Smith Animal Hospital should be reimbursed $20 for a rescued Saluki and that amount be sought to be recouped from a member. Income of $166.50 was recorded with Club funds standing at $3065.81. So it was that 20 years had passed since the first Victorian Saluki litter.