1771 Roble Grande RD 
Alpine, CA 91901 
(619) 659-9393 
(619) 659-5966 (fax) 
Email: RandyDomingos@sandiegosportingdogclub.org

 

February 2011 Newsletter

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President:  Joe Artes

1st VP:      Rick Greenwell

2nd VP:     Pam Felgenhauer

Treasurer: Wendy Greenwell

Secretary: Randy Domingos

Board Members:  
               Bill Cox
               Ron Dotson
               Trevor Niarchos 
               Mary Sarmiento
               

Lenice Lopez created this masterpiece of a cake for the SDSDC banquet.

To contact the editor of the SDSDC Newsletter please send an E-Mail to:  RandyDomingos@sandiegosportingdogclub.org


Calendar of Events


General Membership Meeting
Wednesday, February 9th, 7:00PM

Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway, El Cajon

Tentative February Training Day
Look for details via e-mail

Tentative February Shoot to Retrieve
Look for details via e-mail

DFG Public Workshop
This Thursday, February 3rd
At The Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Ave. in Carlsbad
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

As reported by Ed Zieralski, San Diego Union Tribune
 

The DFG plans to update regulations that govern its wildlife areas and ecological reserves. Those participating in the workshop will learn about the various public uses of California’s wildlife areas and ecological reserves. Topics will include the regulations in place, the regulation change process and the DFG’s phased plan for updating, which includes consolidating and clarifying the current regulations.

Julie Horenstein of the DFG said the public will be able to provide the DFG with “ideas on how to organize and clarify the regulations ... to make them more user-friendly and provide the DFG with suggestions regarding future regulation changes.”

The workshop will not cover state game refuges, where hunting is not permitted. While not all the ecological reserves include hunting, all of the wildlife areas allow hunting.

The list of DFG lands includes the Imperial Wildlife Area (in Imperial County), the San Felipe Wildlife Area and the Hollenbeck Canyon Wildlife Area. Discussions also will cover the following reserves: Batiquitos Lagoon, Blue Sky, Buena Vista Lagoon, Carlsbad Highlands, Crestridge, Meadowbrook, McGinty Mountain, Otay Mountain, Pilgrim Creek, Rancho Jamul, San Dieguito Lagoon, San Elijo Lagoon, Sycuan Peak and Walker Canyon.


38th annual California Open Wildlife Art Festival
February 12-13th

Liberty Station in the Corky McMillin Event Center, 
2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, 92106.

Sponsored by Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, Inc., the event supports and promotes wildfowl art, with an emphasis on the traditional hunting decoy.

Highlights at this year’s show include the usual world-class carving competition of wildfowl, fish and birds.  SDSDC Board Member Ron Dotson will be displaying his work so come out and support Ron and spend a day enjoying some fine art.

San Diego Canine Cancer Walk
Saturday, February 19, 2011 
Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos

Cancer strikes over six million dogs in the U.S. each year and it is the number one killer of adult dogs. We are a group of dog lovers committed to doing our part to raise badly needed funds for research into Canine Cancer treatments, early detection methods, affordable effective treatments and ultimately a cure. 

We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Walnut Grove Park, in San Marcos as we walk for a better future for all dogs at the 1st Annual Canine Cancer Cure Walk benefiting Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign. Celebrate your best friend or honor the memory of beloved dog lost to cancer. This walk is one of a series of Canine Cancer walks across the country that have raised over $274,000 for canine cancer research in the last 22 months.

Grab your friends, family and co-workers and create a team! Register by February 17th to benefit from the online early registration fee of $30 for adults and $15 for kids 10 and under. Walk day registration is $35. The event includes a 1 mile walk, a canine health educational program and opportunity drawings. All walkers will receive bandannas for their dogs and awareness bracelets. Registration and check-in opens at 9 am and the Walk begins at 10 am. The educational speakers begin at 10:45 am. To register online or download the registration form please go to: CanineK.org 

If you can’t attend, please consider supporting this worthy cause by making a donation.

All walk expenses are covered by volunteers, to ensure that 100% of all walk proceeds will go directly to benefit Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign to fund canine cancer research. Registrations and donations are tax deductible.

Please contact Magali Wright, Walk Chairperson for more information.


Presidents Message


As President of the San Diego Sporting Dog Club (SDSDC), I would like to welcome all of our new members to the Club. You made an excellent choice. The San Diego Sporting Dog Club is organized to preserve and improve the opportunity for the enjoyment and appreciation of Sporting Breeds in the field. We are open to anyone who owns or has a fondness for any Sporting dog breed. We are committed to promoting the welfare and development of sporting dogs in the field and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at such events. 

Our members enjoy a variety of activities with their dogs such as confirmation, obedience, field work, and tracking and are always willing to assist others, with the goal of learning, having fun, and enjoying friendly competition in the field. Next time you are out enjoying a club activity, such as a training session, shoot to retrieve, the annual banquet or our picnic, take time to think of what you get out of the club and what you give back. It may mean attending or arriving a few minutes early to a meeting or help setting up for a specific activity. It could be committing to an all day event such as a shoot to retrieve or assisting with the San Diego County Fish & Game Junior & Family pheasant hunts.

I have been a member of the San Diego Sporting Dog Club since February 1999. During this time, I have enjoyed the opportunity of being able to assist and participate in many club events. I have gained knowledge and have always enjoyed the fellowship of the other club members. I would like to encourage each of you as members of the Club to attend meetings and participate in club events and activities to make our club stronger. 

After all, we are only as strong as our commitment to our club.
 
Happy Hunting!

Joe Artes


Recent Events


SDSDC Banquet - January 29th, 2011

By Randy Domingos

If you weren't able to attend you missed a great banquet this year.  Mary Sarmiento and Pam Felgenhauer did an outstanding job of coordinating the event and deserve a big thanks for there efforts.  

The opening photo for this months newsletter is the SDSDC banquet cake crafted by Lenice Lopez.  And what a cake it was!  It seemed a shame to cut it until you tasted the chocolate goodness inside.  Thanks Lenice for all your work in creating this fantastic creation.

Every year we have a special "Early Bird" raffle for those that pay their membership before or at the banquet. This year, rather than a raffle, we had a special gift for those Early Birder's.  The Early Birder's arrived to find their submitted photo of their dog printed on canvas waiting for them at the tables.  These pieces of art were created by Donna Sarmiento and her new company - Your Canvas Creations.   With a good photograph you too can create a great piece of art.  Contact Donna or visit her website with the links above.

Ron Dotson has graciously donated the fine piece of framed art which was silent auctioned at the SDSDC Banquet.  "Three Agree" depicts Brittany's at what they do best.  Joe Artes came up with the winning bid.  Ron also donated 10 packages of postcards consisting of pointing dogs, retrievers, and puppies to the banquet raffle.

The San Diego Sporting Dog Club would like to thank Ron for the generous donation of his art and the many hours of time he puts in supporting the club.  

His work is now in private collections both nationally and internationally. If you are interested in any of his works or commissioning a painting, please contact him by e-mail or by phone at (619) 925-2606. 

Ron will also be presenting his art at the 38th annual California Open Wildlife Art Festival
February 12-13th here in San Diego.  See details above in the Calendar of Events section.
If you would like to visit Ron's website use this link


We would like to thank Denise Rich who donated a commission for a piece of art to the silent auction won by Colleen Scruggs.  We look forward to seeing the finished piece.  Denise is also known as "The Official Happy Cow" artist. In 2006 she was commissioned by the California Milk Advisory Board to paint their famous Happy Cows of the Real California Milk campaign. In addition to cows, Denise paints dogs, pets, or really anything.  If you are interested in any of her works or commissioning a painting, please contact her at her studio at 619-933-5935.  Or send her an e-mail.  Please visit her website to see some of her work.

Rick and Wendy Greenwell donated the Duck Basket for the Silent Auction.  Thanks Rick and Wendy.

Mike Linville donated the his and her eye glasses for the Silent Auction.  Thanks Mike.

Donna Sarmiento donated the autographed Dean Koontz book for the Silent Auction.  Thanks Donna.

Bryan and Rita Bonas donated the "Designated Driver" Canvas bag and mug for the Silent Auction.  Thanks Bryan and Rita.

Mike Linville and Dan Denhart.

All smiles from Mr. Sarmiento.

And the winner is....
Mary Sarmiento and Pam Felgenhauer pulling raffle tickets.

Thanks Mary and Pam for putting on a great banquet.

The Marr's enjoy a raffle win.

A good time was had by all.

Lenice Lopez cuts her fantastic cake while Ernie and Mary look on.

The San Diego Sporting Dog Club would like to thank Jerry Popelka and Sylmar Dog Wear for the generous donation to the raffle.  Sylmar has a variety of products available for your dog so visit they're website and check it out.  We'd also like to thank Gary Klingener for arraigning this donation.

Several members donated items for the banquet raffle.  Thanks to all of you that gave a donation.  

Pam Felgenhauer

Joe Artes

Donald Flanagan

Michael Blaksley

Gary Klingener

Deb & Don Barker

Bryan Bonas

Randy Domingos

Rich Vergara

Mike Moran

Frank Hoffman

Ron Dotson

Mary Sarmiento

 

We handed out our yearly awards at the Banquet.  Joe Artes won the Perpetual Fall Classic Pointing Dog Trophy.  Pam Felgenhauer won the Perpetual Fall Classic Flushing Dog Trophy.  The trophies have been around a long time and are awarded to the winners of the Pointing Dog and Flushing Dog Stakes in the Fall Classic.  

Pam and Mary did an exceptional job of creating unique trophies this year.  Winners were:

2010 Fall Classic

February 2010
Shoot to Retrieve

December 2010
Shoot to Retrieve

Pointer Stake
Joe Artes & Gunner 1st
 Eric Harris & Smokey 2nd
Tie for 3rd,
Bryan Bonas & Roxie
 Rick Greenwell & Greta

Wendy Greenwell & Greta
Jimmie Phillips shooting  1st

Open Class
Mike Moran & Annie 1st
Joe Artes & Gunner 2nd
Randy Domingos & Wyatt 3rd

Flushing Stake
Pam Felgenhauer & Decoy 1st
Dr. Lagos & Rambo 2nd
Biff Ellington & Misty 3rd

Trevor Niarchos & Brandy 2nd

Companion Stake
 Mike Linville & Kaia 1st
Joe Artes & Gracie 2nd
Mary Sarmiento & Jag 3rd

Jimmie Phillips and Rio  3rd

Amateur Class
 Pam Felgenhauer & Decoy 1st
Corey Magers & Robbie 2nd
Mark Scott & Shadow 3rd

Puppy Stake
Suzy Lorenzen & America


2010 SDSDC Gun Raffle Winners Selected


We have our winners.  Two non club members won both the 12 gauge and the 28 gauge shotguns.  They're names will be published once they have successfully completed the transfer of ownership per California firearms regulations.


The Board of Directors Meeting Report


There was not a Board or General Meeting in January.  Look for the reports to resume in the March Newsletter.


In the Field


Season Ending Hunts

Gary Klingener got in a quail hunt the final week of the season and submitted this photo of his friends Brittany at work.

Randy Domingos and Wyatt spent the final week of the season hunting chukar near Death Valley.  


Around the Fire Hydrant


Newsletter Submissions:
To submit an article, brag, recipe or want ad to the SDSDC Newsletter please send an E-Mail to:  RandyDomingos@sandiegosportingdogclub.org

E-Collars Information:

Steve Sarmiento is now a Tri-Tronics representative and can help you with information and purchasing Tri-Tronics collars. 

If you are thinking about getting an e-collar, and want to do some research, go to this link
  www.gundogsupply.com/dog-training-collars-buyers-guide.html for a lot of  information.

Training Opportunities:
Pam and Mary are holding obedience classes in Alpine, North County and Lakeside. Basic obedience for puppies and adults, behavior issues, rescued dogs, AKC Canine Good Citizen classes and Puppy Star classes. Also available for private in home lessons. Call for details 619-659-9393 or 619-442-5354 or email muscat54@gmail.com.

Steve Sarmiento is accepting dogs for training.  Cost is $650 per month and includes birds.    Contact Steve at 619-659-9393 or sssarmi@gmail.com

Dog Portraits and other Art
Have your best friend and hunting partner immortalized in a commissioned painting. Visit the website of SDSDC member Ron Dotson. www.rondotson.com  His work is now in private collections both nationally and internationally. If you are interested in any of his works or commissioning a painting, please contact him by e-mail or by phone at (619) 925-2606. 

Denise Rich is also an accomplished artist and club member.  Denise is also known as "The Official Happy Cow" artist. In 2006 she was commissioned by the California Milk Advisory Board to paint their famous Happy Cows of the Real California Milk campaign. In addition to cows, Denise paints dogs, pets, or really anything.  If you are interested in any of her works or commissioning a painting, please contact her at her studio at 619- 933-5935.  Or send her an e-mail.  Please visit her website to see some of her work.

Contact Donna Sarmiento and her new company - Your Canvas Creations.   With a good photograph you too can create a great piece of art.

For your shooting needs:
Hi-Pass Sports 2435 Alpine Blvd #B Alpine, CA 619 445-4039. 
  www.hipasssports.com

Anti-Poison Hotline
You may want to take a look at the ASPCA webpage at ASPCA.com. It contains useful information about poisoning. And if you think your dog has been poisoned, you should remember this number 1-888-426-4435, the ASPCA Anti-poisoning hotline for dogs. You get your questions answered. Yes, there is a $60 fee for it but if you wonder what to do when you see your dog just ate/drank something strange, keep the number handy.


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

FOR SALE: All fiberglass, 3 kennel dog box for sale. $750 OBO.  Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393

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