February/March 2013 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
General Membership and Board Meeting
News and Notes
February Shoot to Retrieve
By Pam Felgenhauer
It was a great day! We all had a lot of fun and saw some awesome dog and handler teams!
Following are the winners:
Huge congrats to all the winners!!! Great job!
Also huge thanks to all who volunteered today. Especially Randy & Ed, who picked up my slack.
Caroline, Ron and Randy & Donald, thanks for taking all the pictures. Looking forward to seeing them.
Thanks to all the bird planters! You did a great job.
Looking forward to more fun times with the club.
Photos by Ron Dotson
Photos by Caroline Fenton
February Training Day
By Donald Flanagan
We had a great turnout, and great training with LOTS of pigeons. I would like to thank Pat and Eric Harris for providing and delivering them. We saw some great dog work, and some really bad shooting from me- it's amazing how easy it is to miss those slow-flying birds! I would like to thank Randy and Ed for working hard all day, planting birds and gunning. It was very busy, and I think we were all worn out.
Sharon Potter Training Seminar
By Mike MoranThe last couple of years, we've had a training event at my place in Oregon over the Memorial Day weekend and members of the SDSDC were invited to participate. This year, I'm doing something a little different. I'm trying to set up a Sharon Potter two day retriever training seminar - however pointing dogs are welcome also.
I've tried to have the seminar close to a three day weekend to help out the Social Security payers with time off from the mines. The seminar date is scheduled for July 5-7. The fifth is Friday and there would be a meet and greet in the evening with Sharon (refreshments will be provided) with the training running both Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM to 4 PM. I picked this weekend for a couple of reasons - Sharon is available all the weekends in July; the 4th is the only three-day (sort of) weekend in July; and it is usually not snowing. It should be nice and toasty for good water work. In fact, we will have a hard time keeping the dogs OUT of the water.
The cost of the seminar is $400/person. We need a minimum of 5 participants to make this seminar worth Sharon's trouble. I am taking care of her room and board plus all her transportation. This way we don't need eight or ten participants for her to show up. For those interested, I will require payment in full, up front. We can't have people backing out after reservations have been made.
It is eight hundred forty miles from El Cajon. It takes me thirteen and a half to fourteen hours to drive straight through on I5. There is motel space about nine miles from my place next to a nice little country restaurant in Chiloquin. To participate would require most likely traveling on the 4th - this could be problematic for some folks who may already have plans for that holiday. If people want to bring trailers or camp, I can provide water and power. Dogs can be left at my place over night in the Man Cave (where my dogs stay at night).
Please contact me, Mike Moran, with any questions or to RSVP.
The Board of Directors and General Meeting Report
December 12, 2012 SDSDC Meeting
Present were board members, Rick Greenwell, Wendy Greenwell, Donald Flanagan, Randy Domingos, and Ed Marr. Pam Felgenhauer, Joe Artes, Trevor Niarchos and Mike Linville were unable to attend.
Also present were members Mary Sarmiento and Dan Denhart. Prospective members Terry Jenkins and Carlos Lopez also attended.
The laptop did work today but has been unreliable so Randy did not bring it to the meeting. The laptop has been crashing on start up. Randy will have it looked at.
Mike Moran looked at the letter and advised us to respond that we did not need to file the form requested. Randy looked at the IRS website and agrees with Mike. The letter is addressed to Pam so she will respond to the IRS.
Elite Truck Event at P2K
Mary found SDSDC artwork and will forward it to Donald so the club has it. Preparations for the banquet are going well but more donations are needed for raffle prizes.
Joe will coordinate and Randy will assist. Preferably we do one clinic at Country Kennels and one at High On. Dates are March 30th and May 25th.
January 19th. Will need to check on availability of chukar. It was suggested we try to use Honey Springs due to the drive to La Posta being a bit long.
The $500 the club gave to the SDCWF for the construction of
the pond at Honey Springs could be returned.
The board voted to leave the money with the SDCWF for future use.
Terry Jenkins has completed a membership application and attended the meeting. Terry was a member of the SDSDC in the early 1970ís and has a Brittany.
Carlos Lopez attended the meeting and has a Retriever/Bassett mix that he would like to train on birds.
As of 12/12/12 the club has $5972.80 in the bank.
From the Kitchen
Pheasant Appetizers, and a Bonus!
By Donald Flanagan
don't have a lot of experience cooking pheasant, and I wanted to try
something new with those I brought home from the Shoot to
Retrieve. I asked a chef that works with me what she would do, and the
first thing she suggested off the top of her head sounded delicious. I
tried it, and it was great!
1 pheasant carcasse
Around the Fire Hydrant
Dog Portraits and other Art
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.
Health Supplements for You and Your Dog!
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 Pam or Trevor for more info.
FREE TO A GOOD HOME: Dan Denhart has donated a very nice pair of leather boots in size 11 1/2D that don't fit him. He has also donated some dog boots, leads, and an orange safety vest for a dog. If you can use any of these, please contact Donald Flanagan.
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