1771 Roble Grande RD
January 2011 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
No Meeting In January
Next General Membership Meeting
San Diego Sporting Dog Club 2011 Banquet
Had another great day at the Shoot to Retrieve. Lots of really nice dog work. Congratulations to the following winners.
Members also participating were, Rick Greenwell with Greta & Sophie,
Bill Cox with Dee Dee &
Scout, Mike Moran with
Roxy & Katie,
Joe Artes & Gracie, James Reichstadt & Ember,
Dan Denhart & Tika,
Brad Fenton & Tater,
Bryan Bonas & Roxy,
Ed Marr & Koda, John Segoria & Dakota,
Ron Dotson & Josie, Mary Sarmiento & Jag, Rich Vergara &
Boomer, Trevor Niarchos, & Brandy, Don Wilke & Murphy.
Thanks to everyone for pitching in and volunteering. Without your efforts these events would not be possible.
The Sharon Potter Workshop looked to be a great success. I stopped by for a couple hours Saturday and took some pictures. If you've never attended a Potter Seminar you've missed some great tips for training your dog. Sharon has a solution for any issue and her calm controlled demeanor is well respected by the dogs. As she says, "there is no emotion in dog training". I learned allot and I'm a pointer guy. Start saving your pennies for Sharon's next event.
The California Fish & Game, Game Bird Heritage Hunt was a great success. Club members helped out with handlers and dogs again this year. There was a Family hunt in the morning followed by a Junior hunt in the afternoon. Thanks to Steve Sarmiento for coordinating the dogs and handlers. Nick Bechtel also did a great job and put on a great event for the kids and families.
SDSDC Board of Directors Election Results
Below is the 2011 San Diego Sporting Dog Club Board of Directors. Thanks to all the members that took the time to vote. Thanks to Mike Linville and Ernie Lopez for accepting nominations but were not elected. We'd also like to thank Ernie for his work on the 2010 Board of Directors and Joe Artes for coordinating the 2011 election.
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
2010 SDSDC Gun Raffle
The 2011 Gun Raffles guns will be awarded at the SDSDC Annual Banquet. Please be sure to either get the sold tickets (and money) by January 26th if you are not going to attend the banquet or if attending you can give them to Pam at the banquet.
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 Banquet 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 29th, 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 29th, 2011. After the winners have taken possession their names will be posted on the club website.
The Board of Directors Meeting Report
SDSDC 12/8/10 Board of Directors meeting minutes. Present were Pam Felgenhauer, Randy Domingos, Ernie Lopez and Joe Artes. Mary Sarmiento, Rick Greenwell, Wendy Greenwell, Ron Dotson and Bill Cox were unable to attend. General Members Ed Marr and Donald Flanagan also attended.
Honey Springs Training Facility Opens
The Honey Springs Dog Training Facility is now open. I attended the opening ceremony and even though it was rainy and grey everyone was in high spirits with the opening of this much needed facility. If you missed the article in the Union Tribune use this link to read all about it.
To reach the facility, east of Jamul, take Highway 94 to Honey Springs Road, go north 2.2 miles past a line of white fence. Look for the entrance to the facility 100 yards past the end of the fence.
In the Field
IVRC and SDSDC members had a great hunt last Monday down in old Mexico. We hunted 2 days on the Sonora side of the river and had a great time. Tuesday we were trying to stay ahead of the thundershowers and after one last push we quit early and headed for the barn. It will be a week before things dry out and we hope to go back down next Monday again. Dan Denhart and Tika got their first wild Pheasant while blocking a hedge row. Corey Magers
and Robbie tore up the milo fields. Robbie at one year is showing great promise. He flushed a number of birds and was getting the hang of it. He is a blast to watch as he bounces over the stubble. He looked like he was really having fun. Misty's pads are much better. I had her the whole time in the A1 dog boots. They did a great job of protecting her pads. Lance and his son Jacob joined us. They have a 8mo old Golden Lance
they will be training. Jacob is in his final year at Humboldt State and will be going on to get his doctorate in Wildlife Biology. Here are a couple of pics of our hunt and our edible trophies.
Welcome New Members
The San Diego Sporting Dog Club would like to welcome Bob Brown and his Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, "Hans" to the club. Bob is also currently a NAVHDA member and is looking forward to training his young dog. Welcome Bob.
Sadly I have to report that Bob Forrester has died. For those of you that are new to the club, Bob was a long time friend and supporter of our club. I am not sure how long he was a member, but for years he had provided us with fields and birds in the Imperial Valley for our events.
Around the Fire Hydrant
Steve Sarmiento is now a Tri-Tronics representative and can help you with information and purchasing
Steve Sarmiento is accepting dogs for training. Cost is $650 per month and includes birds. Contact Steve at 619-659-9393 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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, The club has pheasants for $15 and Chukar for $9. Call Steve or Mary 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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