1771 Roble Grande RD
November 2010 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
**SPECIAL MEETING DATE**
November 6th - Training day and mock hunt test.
The San Diego Sporting Dog Club would like to thank
those who made the Fall Classic the success that it was. Ben
Abatti Jr. and Baja Farms donated the use of their alfalfa field
outside of Holtville. The location was great and the field was
in fantastic shape for the event so we are very grateful to Mr.
Abatti and Baja Farms for the use of their land. A special
thanks goes out to Pat Harris for securing the location. Mary
Sarmiento did a stellar job of organizing the event and taking care
of all the details. We had allot of members volunteering
throughout the weekend towing the club trailer, planting birds or
doing just what needed to be done. We would also like to thank our
Judges Don Barker and Scott Toothacre who spent a hot day in the
sun. Our shooters did a great job. Thanks go out to
Jimmie Philips and his friend Lance who handled the guns.
We'll see you next year at the 2011 Fall Classic
Training Day and Mock Hunt Test - Saturday November 6th
Look for information via e-mail on the training day for this Saturday, November the 6th.
Sharon Potter, whom I think is one of the best trainers in the country, as well as a great clinician, will be escaping the frozen tundra of Wisconsin and coming here
December 11th & 12th to hold a Retriever Handling Workshop. Friday night will be an introduction, Sat. will be focused on land, and Sunday on water. The cost is $350. See the
PDF flier for more information. E-mail me or call me at
619-659-9393 if you have any questions or are interested in signing up.
Ron Dotson has graciously donated the fine piece of art
featured in this newsletter to be silent auctioned at the
SDSDC Banquet in January. "Three Agree"
depicts Brittany's at what they do best. Whether you own
a Brittany, have owned Brittany's in the past, are planning on
a Brittany for your next hunting dog or just enjoy fine
hunting art, this painting would be a great addition to your
living room. Start saving up now and plan on bidding for this
2011 SDSDC Calendar
We are going to do a SDSDC calendar for next year. If you want your dog on a month, submit your photo and $25 to Pam.
Contact Pam with any
The Lorenzen's Reagan strikes a pose.
2010 SDSDC Gun Raffle
How many tickets did you sell this month?
Gun Raffle ticket sales are lagging behind so the club has decided to award a prize to the member who sells the most tickets. Ten Gun Raffle tickets will be awarded to the member that sells the most tickets to someone other then himself. Gun Raffle tickets make for great gift items especially birthdays and stocking stuffers for Christmas. Don't forget to turn your sold ticket stubs in for the drawing. Tickets are available at the General Membership meeting if you need more to sell. If you can't make it to the meeting mail you completed stubs and funds to: Pam Felgenhauer, 1660 Lotus Lane, El Cajon, Ca, 92021. If you have any questions please e-mail Pam at this link.
The San Diego Sporting Dog Club will individually raffle off two SPR310 shotguns, one 28 gauge and one 12 gauge at the SDSDC Banquet January 15th, 2011. The raffle is open to California residents only. The guns must be picked up at Hi-Pass Sports. The winner must be eligible to own a firearm under California law and need not be present to win. Winners must complete their paperwork and all California laws and waiting periods apply. Tax and DROS fees are included. Anyone wishing to see these new guns can do so at; Hi-Pass Sports 2435 Alpine Blvd #B Alpine, CA. 619-445-4039. The Club will not refund the ticket costs to a winner who is not eligible to own a firearm under California law. In the event a winner is disqualified from owning the gun a new winner will be chosen from the remaining tickets.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The tickets are printed with the information as to which gun the ticket is valid for. All tickets must be filled out with the required information including name, phone number and returned to the SDSDC prior to the drawing January 15th, 2011. After the winners have taken possession their names will be posted on the club website.
The Board of Directors Meeting Report
SDSDC Board of Directors meeting minutes, October 13th, 2010. Present were Mary Sarmiento, Pam Felgenhauer, Randy Domingos, Rick Greenwell, Wendy Greenwell, Ed Marr, Brian Bonas and Steve Sarmiento.
General Membership Meeting Report October 13th 2010
Nicholas Bechtel from the California Department of Fish and Game, Game Bird Heritage Program was our guest speaker. Nick covered the changes to the program for this year including a mobility impaired hunt that will be held December 11th at Rancho Jamul. It's the privilege of the San Diego Sporting Dog Club to supply dogs and handlers for the Jamul events. If your interested in participating contact Steve Sarmiento for details. The first hunt is this month so don't delay. Below are the PDF files that contain all the important information if you know someone that would like to enter one of the events.
The deadline to enter all of these hunts is closing soon so if you know someone who might want to enter get these applications to them ASAP.
Welcome New Members
The SDSDC would like to welcome Rob Castetter, Drew Castetter and Kirt Gilliland. The Castetter's are avid waterfowl hunters and own Labs. Mr. Gilliland is an avid hunter and is currently deciding what breed of dog would be best for him.
Dogs and Handlers are needed for the DFG Game Bird Heritage Hunts. If your interested in participating contact Steve Sarmiento for details.
We are also still looking for a member to attend the San Diego Wildlife Federation meetings and report back to the Board. Please let us know if you can help.
If you have the time and desire to help the San Diego Sporting
Dog Club in 2011 please consider running for a position on the Board
of Directors. We will elect a new Board in December. If
you know someone that you feel would be a help to the club or wish
to throw your name in the hat please contact any of the Election
In the Field
Biff Ellington sent in these pictures of Mike Moran
and Roxie from their hunt in Alberta. Birds were scarcer than normal and
they had a late harvest to boot so we didn't do as well as previous trips.
But it was fun and Roxie did well for her first field hunt.
Fun in the duck blind with Steve Sarmiento.
Around the Fire Hydrant
Volunteer needed to attend the San Diego County Wildlife federation Meetings and report back to the club. Meetings are Held at the Sizzler Restaurant on Aero Drive. Contact Joe Artes for additional details.
Steve Sarmiento is now a Tri-Tronics representative and can help you with information and purchasing Tri-Tronics collars.
Steve Sarmiento is accepting dogs for training. Cost is $650 per month and includes birds. Contact Steve at 619-659-9393 or email@example.com
Dog Portraits (and other art):
For your shooting needs:
For Sale & Must Have
FOR SALE: Command Leads and Leather Collars – Call Steve Sarmiento for details. 619-701-2089
FOR SALE: Training birds for sale, Chukar and Pheasants. Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393
FOR SALE: Bird Boxes - The club purchased several used bird boxes and we have some available for purchase by club members. Cost is $20 per box. These are the same orange transport boxes that we use for our events and sell new for over $70. Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393
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