December 2014 Newsletter
Calendar of Events
General Membership and Board Meeting
Bird Dog Challenge
News and Notes
News and Notes
Happy New Year! Club dues are due by March, as usual, and are $40, as usual. You can re-up via mail, at:
C/O Trevor Niarchos
4835 Mt. Frissell Dr.
San Diego, CA, 92117
Alternatively, you can give our new Treasurer, Colleen Scruggs, a check at our meeting on the 14th. Or, if you will be attending the Bird Dog Challenge, you might consider taking advantage of that opportunity. Speaking of which...
Bird Dog Challenge!
On January 17th, 8:00 AM, we have an exciting new event to present to the club, the Bird Dog Challenge, put together by Randy Domingos. It's going to be a great competition, challenging both dog and hunter, requiring good shooting and attention to detail. Click here for more information. To sign up, please contact Randy as soon as possible!
Shoot To Retrieve Results
The S2R was a lot of fun. I want to thank all the volunteers who came out and helped. Mary, Ed, Randy, Donald, Trevor, Mike Moran, Mike Linville, Lance, John, Verland, Brad, Ron, Bryan, Joe, Bill, Shawn, Rafael, Dan and Greg. We couldn't have events without all the great help.
Here are the winners:
Open Pointer: 1st Bryan Bonas & Roxy 6.03
2nd Mike Moran & Katie 6.06
3rd Trevor Niarchos & Brandy 6.51
Open Retriever: 1st Brad Fenton & Buck 3.44
2nd Brad Fenton & Boise 6.42
3rd Mary Sarmiento & Eleanor 6.56
Amateur Retriever: 1st Pam Felgenhauer & Decoy 5.24
2nd Pam Felgenhauer & Reed 12.17
3rd Bill Davidson & Baron 15
Congrats to all!
Photos courtesy of Verland Nolta and Randy Domingos
Bryan Bonas and Roxy
In the Field
In the Field
Junior Pheasant Hunt
Bodie and I helped at the junior pheasant hunt at San Jacinto. Both flushing and pointing dogs helped the junior hunters get some nice retrieves. These three young men each got a couple of nice pheasants.
Upland in Idaho
Ryan Gelardi sent in more pictures from Idaho, including one in which you can see the bird falling and the spent hull flying! He harvested chukar, huns, and quail, all in the same area!
Wags and Brags
For those of you who didn't see it at the Shoot to Retrieve, here's an amazing portrait by Ron Dotson, commissioned by Mike Moran:
Ron says: "My painting of Mike and Nancy Moran's two girls, Katie and Annie. Thanks to photos taken by member Bryan Bonas during an outing at Mike's place in Oregon. Title is "Two Working Girls", also from the mind of Bryan Bonas. Composition is a compilation by me of several photos taken by Bryan and arranged to form a pleasing scene."
What a fine piece of work. Thanks for sharing it with us, Ron!
The Board of Directors and General Meeting Reports
Click here to view the minutes of the November meeting.
Around the Fire Hydrant
Free to a Good Home:
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!
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