March 2014 Newsletter

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President:  Pam Felgenhauer

1st VP:      Rafael Aguilar

2nd VP:     Randy Domingos

Treasurer: Ed Marr

Secretary: Donald Flanagan

Board Members:

Joe Artes
Mike Linville
Colleen Scruggs
Trevor Niarchos

Ed Marr and Joel Vexler with Bodie
A Randy Domingos Photo


Calendar of Events

General Membership and Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 PM
Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway, El Cajon

Training Day
Saturday, April 26
Location: Prado dog training area

Safety Shoot
Sunday, May 4
Lemon Grove Rod & Gun Club, Alpine

News and Notes

March Training Day

Thank you, Randy, for organizing the March training day! From researching the new training location, to researching the Bird-Dog-Challenge-like format, all went very well. Thank you also to everyone who helped out!

 2014 Rattlesnake Clinic

June 7th, 2014
Country Kennels
16922 Rio Maria Rd., Lakeside, Ca,92040

Training is conducted by High On Kennels
Cost - $70 per dog

High On Kennels

Contact Randy Domingos or Joe Artes for registration or information.
E-mail: Randy Domingos
Phone: (619) 895-8608

E-mail: Joe Artes

Click here for printable PDF flier

Annual Club Picnic

We usually have our club picnic in July, which is quickly approaching! We need somebody to volunteer to organize it though. So if you are willing to help, please let Pam know!

The Board of Directors and General Meeting Report

Minutes, SDSDC General Meeting February 12, 2014

Board Members Present: Donald Flanagan, Colleen Scruggs, Randy Domingos, Rafael Aguilar, Ed Marr, Pam Felgenhauer, Mike Linville

Other Members Present: Mary Sarmiento, Mike Moran, Andrew Hertel, Dale Fortlage

Old Business

Gun Raffle
Dan Denhart won the club shotgun raffle, and donated it back to the club. New drawing held, and Debbie Artes' name was drawn.

IRS letter
Waiting for response from IRS.

Snake Break
Will happen on Saturday, June 7 at Country Kennels in Poway. Randy will send out a notification to past participants. Ed Marr proposes that we print out business cards to hand out. Randy will pursue this.

Club Logo
No report

Banquet date change proposal
No further discussion

Bird dog challenge type event
Discussion on whether or not to proceed. Dry run at training day on March 8. Location to be determined.

New Business

Birds Remaining
140 pheasants, 20 chukar

Bird Order
Ordered chukar last year, but we will not receive them all due to mortality. Pam will figure out what we owe.  For 2014/2015, we will order 200 pheasants. Discussion of finding alternate source for Chukar.

Shoot to Retrieve
Feb 22 at Honey Springs, setup at 7:00, start at 8:00. Pam is organizing.

Training day
Canceled for the 15th. March training day, on the 8th.

Treasurerís Report
January income: $4229.00
Balance: checking $5401.95 savings $1500.33
Some other expenditures will bring that balance down somewhat.

Safety Shoot
Will be May 4th, Joe will need to confirm date.

Membership Report
28 have paid, 15 outstanding. 2 active honorary members. Some have moved away. Several expected to renew soon. Andrew Hertel is a prospective member visiting with us tonight.

SD County Wildlife Federation
Discussion on whether or not to renew membership. $150/year, $300/3 years. Voted to renew for 3 years.

From the Kitchen

Orange Pheasant

Think Orange Chicken, but with pheasant instead of chicken. MMMMMmmmmmmmm.....
No pictures (I know, pics or it didn't happen). This is the recipe I used, substituting pheasant breasts for chicken, and served with steamed rice:

Easy to cook, unless you try to do everything at once like the recipe says. To make it easier, make the sauce first, except for the last step (mixing in the cornstarch and water), set aside. Start your rice, then fry your pheasant (I don't have a deep fryer, so I just put some oil in the bottom of a wok, put it on medium high heat, and cooked until crisp). When the frying's done, heat the sauce to boiling, then slowly stir in the cornstarch. Don't put too much in, like I did! Not to worry, though, 'cause it'll still taste great.

Makes about 3 man-sized servings, or 6...well...small servings.

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 Donald Flanagan.

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. 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.

Health Supplements for You and Your Dog!
Donna Sarmiento has a new business endeavour called Nature's Tails, distributing quality health products for the care, comfort, and well being of both you and your pets! These include calming, healing, and joint products for humans and dogs, as well as other edibles for your pets. Visit for more information.

Training Opportunities:
Pam is holding basic obedience classes for puppies and adults, behavior issues, rescued dogs, AKC Canine Good Citizen classes and Puppy Star classes. Also available for private in home lessons. Email Pam for details.

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