February 2015 Newsletter

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President:  Donald Flanagan

1st VP:      Rafael Aguilar

2nd VP:     Trevor Niarchos

Treasurer: Colleen Scruggs

Secretary: Steve Looser

Board Members:

Pam Felgenhauer
Ed Marr
Kenn Scruggs
Mary Sarmiento

A beautiful GSP puppy!
Photo courtesy of Randy Domingos

Calendar of Events

Fun Day
Saturday, March 14, 10:00 AM
Fiesta Island

General Membership and Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 PM
Animal Medical Center
600 Broadway, El Cajon

Annual Banquet
Saturday, April 18
Crest Community Center

News and Notes

Fun Day at Fiesta Island

Bring your dogs out to Fiesta Island at 10:00 AM at Fiesta Island on the 14th for some fun in the sun! It will be a great opportunity to let the dogs socialize and introduce others to the club!

Shoot to Retrieve Results

By Pam Felgenhauer
Photos courtesy of Randy Domingos and Caroline Fenton

We had a great day running the S2R!  I  really want to thank all the volunteers that came and helped!  We can't run an event without you!

It was really fun watching all the dogs working.  Especially the young ones. 

Congrats to the following winners:

Open Pointer

Ed Marr & Abby             3 birds   5.40  
Mike Moran & Katie       3 birds   6.22
Mike Linville & Kaia       3 birds   9.42

Open Retriever

Joel Vexler & Bodie       3 birds   3.21
Brad Fenton & Boise     3 birds   4.39
John Segoria & Dakota  3 birds  5.40

Amateur Pointer

Joel Vexler & Rio           3 birds  7.48
Steve Looser & Gabby    1 bird   15.00

Pam & Reed                  3 birds   7.41  (Reed didn't have any competition, but had fun and did a great job)

-Pam Felgenhauer
New Member

We have a new member to welcome to the club, Mike Dickun! Mike has a young Chespeake Bay Retriever pup that he hopes to train into a great duck hunting dog.

February Training Day

The February training day, in spite of some organizational mistakes, went very well! Thank you to everybody who pitched in and helped out. Here are some photos of the action, courtesy of Randy Domingos:

Raffle Items for the Banquet

Pam and Mary need donations for the banquet raffle. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact Pam!

The Board of Directors and General Meeting Reports

Click here to view the minutes of the January meeting.

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 endeavor 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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