1771 Roble Grande Rd. 
Alpine, CA 91901 
(619) 659-9393 
(619) 659-5966 (fax) 
Email: sandiegosportingdogclub@gmail.com


July 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

The Artes' new addition, 12 week old "Peter Gun's Sure Shot Britt"  aka Pete.


Calendar of Events

No General Membership Meeting for July 13th

2011 SDSDC Annual Picnic
July 16th
Dos Picos County Park
17953 Dos Picos Park Road
Ramona, CA

11:00 AM to ??? 
Games, Prizes, Raffle, 
White Elephant Gift Exchange 
(If you wish to participate, bring wrapped item to exchange)
Fun for the Entire Family

Pot Luck Lunch
Bring your favorite side dish and drinks
Buffalo Burger, Hot Dog and Brats
provided by the Club

Please RSVP to Wendy Greenwell
by Sat. 7/9/11
619-390-9412 or minpins12@cox.net
Please include what side dish or desert
you will be bringing.


Upcoming Hunt Tests

IVRC NAHRA hunt test will be held at Prado September 24,25 
2011.  A link to the Premium will be posted when it becomes available.

The Board of Directors and General Meeting Report

June 8th, 2011.  Present were Board Members Joe Artes, Rick Greenwell, Wendy Greenwell, Pam Felgenhauer, Randy Domingos, Trevor Niarchos, Ron Dotson.  Bill Cox and Mary Sarmiento were unable to attend.  General Members Mike Linville, Ed Marr and Biff Ellington also attended.


Old Business

Snake Clinic

The club made $1394 on the snake clinic.

Shoot to Retrieve Rules

The revised Shoot to Retrieve rules have been presented to the club and were published in the June 2011 Newsletter.  The rules were voted on and unanimously approved without further revision.


Wendy will prepare the flyer for the picnic.  Buffalo burgers, brats and hot dogs were decided upon for the menu.

New Business

No July General Membership or Board Meeting

Any necessary business will be conducted at the Picnic July 16th.


Pam reported that an application has been received from Keith McBride who owns an English Pointer.  Pam will arrange for Mr. McBride to present himself to the club for approval.

Treasures Report

As of June 8th the club has $7526.50 in our account.  Point Loma Credit Union mistakenly withdrew money from our account and Wendy had to go in and have the error corrected.  We have our insurance coming due shortly also.

Supporting those who support the SDSDC

When looking for products for your dog or gift ideas it's good to try to support those businesses that support our club.  Take a moment to check out Sylmar Dogwear and Canvas Creations websites and their great products.  

Welcome back to Sylmar Dogwear!

Well, after 6 months of moving, setting up our new shop and redoing the website, we are finally manufacturing first class American-made dog wear products. Please visit our new website at  www.sylmardogwear.com  to read the complete story of the new Sylmar Dogwear. 

I am very excited to be carrying on the Sylmar tradition. Top quality workmanship and innovations will be the basis of the business. Your input of new ideas is always appreciated. 

Please send us pictures to share on our Gallery page and please forward the link to our website to all of your dog-loving friends. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. 

Happy Trails! 

Jerry Popelka
Sylmar Dogwear 

303-833-9205 (fax)

"Only the best for your best friend" 
Jerry is also looking for a Brittany pup, send him an email if you know of a litter.

Canvas Creations is the company that did the canvas pictures of your dogs for the banquet.  Also, this company donates 1/2 of its proceeds to a dog rescue group every month.  Visit their website and check it out, Your Canvas Creations.

Around the Fire Hydrant

Padre Tickets

Looking ahead to the future, I am sending the Padre schedule out for anyone that might be interested in doing a night/day at a Padre game. Any ideas?, let me know.  Contact Steve Sarmiento at 619-659-9393

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. 

Anti-Poison Hotline
You may want to take a look at the ASPCA webpage at ASPCA.org. 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: 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


FOR SALE: Custom Truck Vaults:

If any members are interested in a truck vault check this out.  I had this made in Oregon by a skilled cabinet maker. It is like the "truck vaults" you can pay two to three times as much for. He will make one like this for $700. If someone wants one, I can bring it back on one of my numerous trips back and forth. If someone is interested they can get a closer look at mine at my home or have them call Mike Moran at 619-444-4158. I get nothing out of this but goodwill. Trying to pump a little money into the economy up there. My box is for a short bed 6.5'. An eight footer might be a bit more. I had the drawers made to hold my longest shotgun - 55".


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