The STCA's electronic newsletter brings National AND Regional Club News to ALL club members.
April 6, 2014
WrapUp highlights 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.
Regional Clubs: please submit your information for inclusion in WrapUp to Lori Kelly for publication. Next deadline: 4/25/14.
Regional Club Representatives: Please share this newsletter with your regional club members who may not be members of the STCA and STCA members who do not receive electronic communication from the STCA.
Invitation to see the STCA at work.
Members, the STCA Board invites you to an open Board session on Thursday, April 24 from 1-5 PM at the Holiday Inn Express, Birch Run, Michigan.
12150 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run, MI 48415
HALF-PRICE OFFER FOR A 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE BAGPIPER! $20 value for 1st-time subscribers!
The Bagpiper is published quarterly and provides STCA members and subscribers news, articles and lovely photos highlighting the versatility of the Scottish Terrier!
PERFORMANCE/VERSATILITY AWARDS IMPORTANT NOTE: DEADLINE OF JUNE 1 FOR PAPERWORK!
For anyone submitting paperwork for the STCA Performance and San Francisco Bay STC Versatility Awards, PLEASE NOTE that the deadline has been moved up to June 1. See pages 62 & 63 of Bagpiper Issue No. 1 2014 for updates for STCA Performance Award and San Francisco Bay STC Versatility paperwork. Be sure to get your information in before the deadline and send to: Obedience Chairman Mary Helen Rice.
The Magic of Scotties
STCA/STCM National Rotating 2014
April 25-27, 2014
Great weekend of rally, hospitality, CGC, breed shows, obedience, STCA HTF Eye Clinic and much more! Events in one location: The Birch Run Expo Center, 11600 N. Beyer Rd., Birch, Run, MI. See you in Birch Run!
Birch Run Expo Center, 11600 N. Beyer Rd - midway between Flint and Saginaw on I-75, Exit 13. See information packet for suggested hotels.
Entries close: April 9
STCA/STCM Reservation deadlines:
Wed., April 9 - for STCM complimentary Hospitality Reception, STCA/HTF Clinic, and pre-paid Banquet reservations*
Saturday, April 26 - STCA National Rotating Specialty - Brich Run Expo Center
STCA National Rotating Specialty in conjunction with Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, Inc.
Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes: Marianne Melucci
Regular & Non-Regular Classes: Muriel Lee
One stop CHIC Shopping & HTF EyeCertification Clinic for CHIC(see below), and Special Raffle for HTF! Obedience 1 & 2 offered by Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, Inc. (MB-F, Inc.).
Banquet 6 PM at the Birch Run Expo Center catered by Sullivan Catering! (Pre-paid reservations are required. Extra banquet tickets will not be available for walk-ins on the 26th. Please reserve your banquet ticket on or before April 9.)
Sunday, April 27 - STCM Specialty - Birch Run Expo Center
In conjunction with Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, Inc.
Puppy Sweepstakes: Charlene (Charlie) Gann
Regular & Non-Regular Classes: Charlotte McGowan
Entry Fees for Saturday & Sunday (Entries close 4/9/14):
Regular Class: $29. Puppy & BBX: $23. Sweepstakes $20. Second or more entry: $23
Thank you to all STCM & STCA Volunteers for making Rotating possible!
Health Fair at the STCA National Rotating in Michigan: one-stop CHIC Shopping Event!
REMINDER - DEADLINE APRIL 9
HTF HEALTH FAIR AND ECR EYE CLINIC
Don't miss out! The HTF is hosting an OFA Eye Certification Registry (ECR) Eye Clinic at Rotating on Sat., April 26. The exam will take place after judging between 3-5 PM. Cost: ONLY $25 per dog! Deadline: April 9, 2014.
by Lilian Cheviot, Signed Chromolithograph (c) 1916. Custom Framed.
This beautiful artwork was donated to the HTF by Bill Berry to raise funds for the CMO Test and TCC Resarch. The HTF will sell tickets during Rotating weekend. Drawing will be held at the STCA/Montgomery/National Dinner/Meeting on Oct. 3, 2014.
Garden State All Terrier Club, Inc. - Friday, May 2 - Entries close: 4/16/14. Mercer County Park, Old Trenton & South Post Rds., W. Windsor, Twp, NJ. Supported entry - STCGNY. Show Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows.
STCGNY Specialty/Bucks - Sat., May 3 - Erwinna, PA - See above. (MB-F, Inc.)
Trenton Kennel Club, Inc. - Sun., May 4 - Entries close: 4/16/14. Mercer County Park, Old Trenton & South Post Rds., W. Windsor, Twp, NJ. Show Superintendent: Jim Rau Dog Shows.
GREATER PITTSBURGH STC
MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC!
GPSTC SPECIALTY - Sat., May 24
New Castle Kennel Club, Lawrence County Farm Show Grounds, Route 108, New Castle, PA
(5 miles east of New Castle)
Entries close: 5/07/14
Puppy Sweepstakes: Pam Williams
Classes: Mary Jane Carberry
Enjoy a full weekend of shows all in one location! Memorial Weekend Classic in New Castle, PA. Entries close: 5/07/14
See each day for Specialty Shows & Supported Entries. A full weekend of great shows - Thursday - Monday!
Laurel Highlands Kennel Association - Thurs., May 22. Judge: William F. Potter II
Trumbull County Kennel Club - Fri., May 23. Judge: Rodney Herner
New Castle Kennel Club - GPSTC Specialty - Sat., May 24 - Junior Showmanship!!
Trumbull County Kennel Club - Sun., May 25. Judge: Alice M. Watkins
New Castle Kennel Kennel Club - Mon., May 26. Judge: John Constantine
Show superintendent: MB-F, Inc.
The Scottish Terrier Club of New England, Inc.
May 30, 2014 - Specialty Show - Wrentham, MA
Sweepstakes: Gail Fisher
Classes: Barbara Casey
Entires close: May 14
Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds, Emerald st., Wrentham Development Center, Wrentham, MA 02093
Maine Scottie Rescue Benefit - May 3
11 AM to 2 PM - SATURDAY, MAY 3
3 DOG CAFE, 309 COMMERCIAL ST. (RT. 1), ROCKPORT, ME 04856
$25 PER PERSON
MENU: LOBSTER, CAESAR SALAD, ROASTED POTATOES AND CORN, DESSERT TRAY.
11 AM RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION, 12 PM LOBSTER DINNER.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT - THE STC OF NEW ENGLAND RESCUE
June 21 & 22: Supported Entry - Great Western Terrier Association
Sat., June 21 Judges: Anne Katona & Janet Bartholomew (Sweeps)
Sun., June 22 Judges: Claudia Seaberg & Kenny Lyngen (Sweeps)
Entries close: June 4, 12 noon. PDT
Show superintendent: Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows
In-depth grooming seminar - MAY 10 & 11 -
Cindy Cooke will be leading this seminar with a limit of 20 exhibitors (we still have space right now). May 10 (full day) and May 11 (1/2 day): a day and a half filled with great grooming techniques in Charleston, IN. Cost: $30, as Cindy is donating her time for this seminar.
FREE Handling/Grooming Seminar Aug. 22
The night before the specialty on August 22 we will offer a FREE handling/grooming seminar at the show site between approximately 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. The seminar will highlight handling technqiues for ring work (i.e. stacking, gaiting, ring patterns). Our more experienced exhibitors will also be on hand to help with grooming for anyone who needs a lttle extra help on a one-on-one basis.
Specialty Show - Sat., August 23, 2014
Amercian Legion Highland Post 201, 2919 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY
Puppy Sweepstakes: Al Jennings
Classes: Betty-Ann Stenmark
Show Superintendent: Jackie Burton, Event Secretary
Ways & Means Volunteers: Interested in donating your time and talents and creativity? Ways & Means is eager to have you on its team. Plans are now underway! Please contact Lori Kelly for more information. Volunteer for Montgomery weekend, committee is forming now.
STCA Legislative Update
Salutations to all members!
It is indeed an election year again! It's a very important one as you should already know. In this WrapUp I invite you to please take a look at the AKC PAC "Political Action Committee."
From the AKC: "Political Action Committee (PAC) is a private organization that collects funds from its members and makes political contributions to those in office or those running for office. The funds from a PAC can only be used as campaign donations. The AKC PAC is set up to help elect dog friendly candidates."
We all saw the APHIS rules, a fine kettle of fish that came down from government employees who our politicians pressured to create 'rules to deal with internet pet sales.' Special interest groups pressured those politicians.
And we still have the hostile to breeders PUPS federal legislation on the burner. That has not been put to spleep. Also many state-by-state anti dog laws are being introduced. We desperately need officials who will work with us and not against us. Please read more on the AKC PAC and the benefits we can have by donating to this hard-working and dedicated committee. We may not know all the dog friendly candidates, but they do!
From the AKC: "What is the AKC PAC? The American Kennel Club Political Action Committee (AKC PAC) helps elect dog friendly candidates. The purpose behind the fund is to protect your rights as a breeder, dog owner and fancier by helping elect leaders who share that commitment."
PAWS FOR JUNIORS is offering i-Tunes cards to our current Scottish Terrier Junior exhibitors outside the Junior Showmanship ring on Sat.,April 26, the day of Rotating. Also offered to those Scottish Terrier exhibitors who have aged out of Juniors but are currently in college. An added bonus! Junior Showmanship is being offered on April 27.
The Progressive Dog Club is holding a Junior Handling Clinic with professionals on Sun., April 27. Juniors - take advantage of this opporutnity! Any Junior who can be there to take advantage of this opportunity to learn as much as they can from those who make a living showing dogs.
2014 RAFFLE -- Paws For Juniors Raffle tickets will be sold at Rotating! The first prize is a canvas print of YOUR dog, the 2nd and 3rd prizes are items from Radley of London. WINNING TICKET WILL BE DRAWN AT THE STCA MONTGOMERY/NATIONAL DINNER/MEETING ON OCT. 3, 2014.
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Special Notes to STCA Regional Clubs!
REMINDER to Regional Clubs!
Advertise your club's upcoming specialty in Bagpiper Issue #2. Please see list below for clubs who are encouraged to take advantage of this FREE offer:
For maximum exposure to the STCA members, the following clubs are encouraged to submit a 1/2 page, B&W ad to promote their 2014 specialty show for inclusion in The Bagpiper, Issue No. 2:
Scottish Terrier Clubs of Greater Denver, Greater Louisville, Western Virginia, Greater Washington DC, San Francisco Bay, and Northern Ohio. DEADLINE APRIL 15.
The STCA will continue to support Regional Clubs' specialty shows with an ad in each regional club specialty show catalog.
Thank you for your support of the STCA Regional Clubs from coast to coast!
Heartfelt thanks to the volunteers who spend countless hours of time and talent to make it all happen. For more information and news about STCA Regional Clubs, please visit the STCA Regional Club Listing link on the STCA website.
REGIONAL CLUB Corresponding Secretaries: PLEASE update your regional club contact information on the STCA website as your annual club elections take place over the next few months. It's easy through the "Feedback" tab at the top of the STCA homepage (www.stca.biz). If you need assistance, please contact Lori Kelly.
Kudos to each Regional Club Representative and those who also serve as Bagpiper Clan Correspondents. Your reports keep us informed.
Welcome new STC Chicago Clan Correspondent Kathy Hufnagle!
An important message to all Regional Club Reps - Please continue to share information within this publication with your regional club members, some of whom are not STCA members, in addition to those STCA members who do not receive electronic communications from the STCA.
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: 4/25/14.
*Please be advised that this publication does not conflict with quarterly Clan Connection reports submitted by Regional Club Representatives/Clan Correspondents for publication in The Bagpiper.
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