The Scottish Terrier Club of America
The STCA's electronic newsletter brings National AND
Regional Club News to ALL club members.
August 4, 2017
Get out your Tartan Plaids!
HTF Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Winning ticket drawn, Oct. 6
MONTGOMERY WEEK 2017
Visit www.stca.biz for up to date news and event reservation pages. Special meal pricing available!
So much to do - Don't forget to remember these important dates:
August 18 - Deadline for Trophy Donations & Show Catalog Advertising
Sept. 3 - Host hotel block of rooms - block is filling fast* - rooms subject to availability.
Sept. 13 - Entries close for Montgomery County Agility Cluster (MCAC) www.scoresnmore.com
Sept. 20 - Deadline for STCA Meals/Event Pre-paid Registrations. Entries close for Hatboro, STCA Ind. Parent Specialty, STCA OB/Rally, Sweepstakes, Devon Dog Show Assn., & MCKC. Check conformation premium lists at www.stca.biz or www.infodog.com & www.raudogshows.com
SALUTING OUR SERVICE SCOTTIES!! We want to honor you and your Scottie!
This winter, the STCA recognized Scottish Terrier SGT. MacGregor MacGregor, a Scottie working with the American Red Cross on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. We honored SGT. MacGregor MacGregor upon his promotion to SGT and named him a goodwill ambassador to the breed for his love of service and the work he performed day in and day out as a therapy dog.
Inspired by his service, the STCA holds its first parade to posthumously honor SGT. MacGregor MacGregor AND STCA's members' Service Scotties who not only give of themselves to their families, but also that which they give so generously to others.
Parade will begin at 4 p.m, Thurs., Oct. 5 just before the start of the STCA's Indpendent Parent Specialty. Each participant will be invited to join us for dinner.
Fundraising idea?? - Videotape STCA's Specialty at Montgomery
Montgomery Week 2017 Host Hotel*
Please copy and paste the following link into a web browser:
*Group rate available until 9/2/17, subject to availability.
STCA Strategic Planning Committee Reports to you! Thursday evening, Oct. 5
The Committee thanks all the Scottie owners and breeders worldwide who participated in the STCA's survey. We had an excellent response with 1,520 surveys submitted! The Committee is crunching the data and working on the final phase of our task: a full report with realistic recommendations to the Club to address the decline in Scottie numbers. The Committee will have a preliminary report for the STCA Board this month with a final presentation to the membership on Thursday evening, October 5th.
STCA Health Trust Fund Raffle
“It’s A Big World," by Marguerite Kirmse, 1930
Raffle - Signed etching by Marguerite Kirmse, 1930. Drawing at the STCA Annual Meeting on Fri., Oct. 6. Tickets: 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Tickets will be on sale all day Friday, Oct. 6. Tickets will be available soon to downoad from www.stca.biz.
STCA Membership Roster - NOTICE
The 2017-19 Membership Roster has shipped. Names, addresses, email and phone numbers were printed with information submitted. We are aware of changes in regional club officers/directors from the time info was provided and after roster went to press. An update will be published in Bagpiper #4.
Thank you for your feedback!
Bagpiper Editor. Position is available for our quarterly national publication
2018 Bagpiper Cover Drawing Submissions - Submit by Sept. 15
Regional Clubs - Advertise your specialty - BP Issue #4 - This is the issue for clubs listed below. Deadline for Reigonal Clubs: Oct. 15
The STCA Bagpiper is pleased to continue its tradition of FREE advertising for regional club specialty shows. Each regional club is offered a 1/2 page, B&W ad - NO CHARGE - STC Greater Dayton, STC Greater Atlanta, STC Greater Baltimore & Heart of America (Rotating Host '18). Deadline Oct. 15 (for all non-MCKC content & advertising). Send your camera ready ad (word doc. is best) to Jeff Waite.
Change in Advertising Staffing and Payment Info.
Thanks go out to Vandra Huber for her creative initiatives! We're excited to publish the STCA's first Brood Bitch themed issue (#3), with great ads and content! Vandra will continue to share her keen marketing skills, creative eye and content. We are grateful to have VP/Show Chair Pam Williams as our interim editor. Thank you to all advertisers -- you help make it all possible.
As for submission of advertising for Issue #4 (Montgomery) - please send advertising materials to Jeff Waite*. We welcome Lori and Jeff Waite who will coordinate receipt of advertising and keep track of payments. Ad materials and payments must be received before deadlinesl
Payments for all advertising: Conveniently make payments at www.stca.biz OR mail payment in full by check (payable to STCA) to STCA Treasurer Steve Russell (P.O. Box 353, Olympia Fields, IL 60461) with confirmation of ad purchased, issue and payment in full. All ads must be paid in full on or before the deadlines.
Regional Club Clan Connection Reports
What's your Regional Club Favorite event or activity? If you're involved with a regional club, please share ideas for educational, fund- and friend-raising favorites.
Here are ideas from just four of our 20 regional clubs - more to come in the next issue of WrapUp! Comments offered by members.
STC Greater Atlanta - Fala Day! Always a celebratory event Warm Springs, GA. It's a gathering to recognize the "remarkable and enduring legacy of the strong and inspiring bond between President Roosevelt and his beloved Scottie Fala." A cherished portion of the program includes a reading of those who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge, followed by a parade of Scottish Terriers led by a bagpiper. Check their website for details.
Greater Dallas STC - Scottie fun with grab bags! At this year's auction, each grab bag was filled with a Scottie prize. Fun for all and a great fundraiser for the Club.
STC Greater Dayton - This club loves creating great themes for its annual specialty show. 2018 Specialty theme is set to go: "Pirates of the Caribbarkean."
STC Greater Houston- Paint Parties: socializing, fun, non-competitive outings held twice a year. And two more club favorites: a Chinese gift exchange at STCGH's Christmas party and the Annual Specialty Banquet.
Let's hear from you! We're eager to share ideas for events and encourage you to let us know how the STCA can help your club. Please contact Christine O'Brien or Lori Kelly.
Greetings from Breeder Referral!
Many thanks to all who sent their updates to me by USPS or email for the STCA website's Breeder Referral List.
As you know, July 3 was the cut-off date for Breeder Referral updates at the website. From this point on, if you decide you would like to be put back on the list, you will find the form to download from the website at www.stca.biz.
STC of Greater Denver - "Singing in the Rain"
Specialty Show: Fri., August 18 - Greeley, CO (entries closed Aug. 2)
Classes: Jay Richardson. Sweepstake: Lisa Hills
Don't miss our ONLINE AUCTION!
Bidding begins Sat., Aug. 5 @ 10 AM Mountain Time. Bidding ends Sun., Aug. 13 @ 7 PM Mountain Time
Renowned Scottie artist, Valeria Moldovan (Romania) has created an original, one-of-a-kind painting for our club! Inspired by Scottish Terriers and the movie starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor, you are transported to the song and dance of this fun, romantic movie. Painting (10"x10" unframed) in frame is ready to be shipped from Colorado to the winning bidder! Buyer pays for shipping.
To place a bid:
The auction for this item may be found at the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Denver Online Auction located on Facebook. To bid on an item you need to go to the item and comment on it with your bid. If you expand the coments, you can see the progression of bids.
Thanks for supporting the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Denver!
STC of Greater Louisville invites everyone to its 32nd Annual Specialty
August 26 - Shelbyville, KY - Celebrating "Scottie Summer Spectacular"
Shelby County Fairgrounds, 1513 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY. Entries close: August 9
Regular Classes: Melinda Lyon. Sweepstakes: Jacki Forkel. AKC NOHS
B Match Fri., August 25. Judge: Donna Cambron
Annual Awards Banquet - Sat., Aug.26 - Claudia Sanders Dinner House
For more info: http://stcgl9.wixsite.com/scottish-terrier/specialty
STC of Western Virginia Celebrates its 51st Specialty - Sept. 15
Holiday Inn/Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Rd., Roanoke, VA. Show is dedicated to Evelyn Kirk. Premim lists have been mailed. Entries close: August 30
San Francisco Bay STC Celebrates its 50th Anniversary - 1967-2017
Celebrate SFBSTC on Oct. 21 - Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
3 days of all breed shows, held in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Classic
Regular Classes: Virginia Latham Smith. Sweepstakes: Robert (Bobbie) Ott
Special drawing of a limited edition print by Cholla (a horse!): "Little Scottie in the Rain"
Tickets: $5 each or 5 or $20. Please contact Betty McArthur for tickets.
STCGW AKC Earthdog Tests - Sept. 23-24
Sept. 23-24 - Taneytown, MD
Pre-entries accepted through Wed., Sept. 20. Gate entries accepted for all classes.
Committee Members: Norman Prince, Mary Smith and all STCGW members!
STCGW Specialty - Oct. 13
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. Entries close Sept. 27
Classes: Elizabeth Hindley (Australia). Sweeps: Cherie Turner Fogarty
STC Greater Atlanta's 2017 Fala Day - Oct. 14
Join us on October 14 in Warm Springs, GA.
Chairperson: Richard Hall
Visit www.stcga.biz for up to date information.
|Start marking your calendars for 2018!
Be sure to welcome spectators new to dog shows and our breed!
STC of Greater Baltimore, Inc. - Don't forget to plan ahead! Save the date for the club's 45th Specialty Show - April 20, 2018. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD. Superintendent: MB-F, Inc.
REMINDER: Please submit specialty results to www.stca.biz through the Events Calendar link. Questions? Please contact Lori Kelly. Please mail marked catalogs to Historian Janet Tomlinson (address in STCA roster). Share a picture here! Show Chairs - send a candid from your specialty to be featured in WrapUp!
Until September --- it's a wrap.....
Lori Kelly, STCA President, Editor, WrapUp
WrapUp* serves as a communication resource for ALL STCA members and Regional Clubs with news of STCA National and Regional Club events, points of pride, fundraising and club initiatives, and much more -- all in an effort to keep us connected.
Next deadline: Fri., Sept. 8 for all pre-Montgomery week news and updates.
*Please be advised that WrapUp does not conflict with quarterly Clan Connection reports submitted by Regional Club Representatives/Clan Correspondents for publication in The Bagpiper.