It was reported in the STCA Board Meeting Minutes 4/24/14 as published inThe Bagpiperissue #3 that the proposed revisions to the STCA Constitution & By-Laws were to be mailed on June 1. Subsequently, the Board decided to delay the mailing until afterBagpiper#3 was mailed, which happened on July 1. A cover letter, proposed revisions, ballot and pre-addresssed return envelope will be mailed to each member in each member household on Sept. 1.
Members, please mail your ballot in the pre-addressed envelope to Mr. Mark Todd, CPA. The results of the ballot will be published inBagpiper#4, 2014. Questions? Please contact Helen Prince.
Membership Dues Renewals Raffle - Drawing Oct. 3, 2014 --
Renew your dues at Sweepstakes on Fri., Oct. 3 and have a chance to win a raffle item! Check out the dues renewals table just outside the ballroom at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel on Fri., Oct. 3. Winner will be announced at the Annual Dinner that evening.
MEETING NOTICE: A special meeting of the Regional Club Delegates to the STCA is set for Thurs., Oct. 2. - 4:00 p.m.
We will meet at the host hotel. Each Regional Club Delegate is asked to bring a copy of their club's newsletter and information pamplet to share with fellow delegates as part of the discussion. Agenda will be sent to delegates by email.
The following clubs are asked to send in their questionnaire and club information no later than Sept. 15: STCGNY, STCNE, San Francisco Bay STC, Gtr. Pittsburgh STC, STC Northern Ohio, and Tampa Bay.
PLEASE SEND IN YOUR INFORMATION IN THE PRE-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED and mail to Corresponding Secretary Pam Williams OR email the information to Pam no later than Sept. 1st. Thank you.
Last Call- Bar-None Puppy Trophy. Letters of intent to sponsor this annual trophy are due by Sept. 1.
This annual trophy is now available for "adoption" by a new sponsor. It can be re-named. The value of the trophy is approximately $100/year.*
Deadline for applications: September 1st. Applicants are requested to send a detailed letter of intent to STCA Corresponding Secretary Pam Williams (mailing address in directory). Information may be found on page 71 of The Bagpiper, Issue #3.
If there are more than two valid offers to sponsor, a drawing will be held at the Montgomery County Board Meeting of Officers and Directors of the STCA.
*This is not a permanent trophy. A trophy will be presented to the winner each year at the Annual Awards Dinner in October, value $100 each year.
With sincere appreciation:
With sincere appreciation to members and friends of the STCA who generously donated to this year's MCKC trophy fund. We thank you! Donations made by the deadline of August 18 will be recognized in the MCKC and/or STCA Sweepstakes/Obedience Specialty Show Catalogs. Note: If you would still like to make a donation, we are most grateful for your generosity, however any donations received after August 18 will not be published in these catalogs.
AKC Gazette (August): Check out the Scottish Terrier Column!
Are you a new STCA member/exhibitor entered during MCKC weekend? OR do you want to hone your skills for the big event? Fine-tune those furnishings, ears and eyebrows and even learn a few handling tips to shake off those pre-show jitters!
Workshop is designed for the STCA member/exhibitor with a dog entered during this specialty weekend. Limited to the 1st 20 STCA members pre-registered, each with one dog entered during this specialty weekend. No charge!
Wed., Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m. Complimentary pizza and beverage will be served. Dog must be as ring ready as possible.
Facilitators: Kathy Ferris (Wychwood) and Marianne Melucci (Fireheart).
Participant must attend with dog entered during this specialty weekend. Sorry - no auditors - no walk-ins.
Registrants will receive an email confirmation along with a list of supplies needed.
STCA Regional Club Delegates Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m.:
For STCA Regional Club Delegates to the STCA. Agenda will be sent to each delegate in preparation of meeting. Please attend.
STCA Hospitality - Thurs., Oct. 2 - 6:30 p.m.:
FOR ALL STCA members & friends. It's the time to meet up with friends from across the country. Good food (Italian themed menu), FREE raffle, cash bar, and great camaraderie!
Pre-paid reservations only. $20 p/p.* Sorry, no walk-ins. Deadline for reservations: 9/26/14.
NEW TIME for Special HTF Seminar - Oct. 2, 8:00 p.m. See info in this newsletter below.
Fri., Oct. 3: Obedience/Rally/Rescue Parade, STCA National Sweepstakes & Shopping!!
Rise & shine with Obedience & Rally Trials at the host hotel. Phyllis Broderick - Judge. 8 a.m.
NOTE ABOUT LUNCHES ON FRIDAY - Lunches may be ordered from and pre-paid directly to the hotel by 10 a.m. Friday morning (10/3) . Order forms with menu selections will be available at the front desk of the hotel. Payment is due upon placement of order. Designate your pick up time of your order at either 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. in the foyer leading into vendor/exhibit space of the Sheraton.
(No refunds for pre-paid lunches that are not picked up.)
STCA National Sweepstakes in the Ballroom, Fri., Oct. 3:
The next generation of Scotties will make its debut in the Ballroom at 1 p.m. Susan Finn - Judge. Entries close 9/17/14. Show secretary Theresa Thomas. Rescue Parade 12 noon. Sweepstakes 1 p.m.
Don't miss the 2014 HTF Seminar! Pre-register by 9/26/14.
Thurs., Oct. 2, 8:00 p.m. - First Aid Tips That Could Save Your Scottie's Life.
NOTE CHANGE IN TIME: HTF Seminar - Thurs., Oct. 2 - 8:00 - 9:00- Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Princeton Ballroom. Presented by Dr. Caleb Frankel.
Join us for an important seminar with Dr. Frankel of the Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown & Phila., PA. Seminar topics include common emergencies and what you can do until help arrives. Seminar is FREE, but please register so we will know you are coming. Seminar follows the STCA's Hospitality Reception at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel. Register online at www.stca.biz by 9/26/14.
HTF initiatives offered on Fri., Oct. 3 at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel:
vWD Tests - $75 plus $7.50 registration with OFA (checks payable to VetGen or MC/VISA credit cards accepted.)
Patella exams by HTF Trustee Dr. Gloria Kilby - N/C
Microchipping by HTF Trustee Dr. Gloria Kilby - $15 (Cash or checks payable to STCA.)
NEW! CMO DNA Tests - Discounted by HTF from $110 to $85! (Checks ONLY, payable to Michigan State Univ.).
AKC DNA Profile - $30 (Checks ONLY, payable to the AKC.)
The STC of Greater Baltimore Area, Inc. will hold its annual Scottie Scamper on Sunday September 14 from 12 Noon - 4 PM at Centennial Park, Pavilion G, in Ellicott City, MD (10000 Maryland 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042). Join us with your Scottie(s) for a fun-filled barbeque with games and socialization. All Scottie owners are welcome. Contests will be held for most vocal, longest nose, biggest ears, and best costume!
STC of Western Virginia
The Scottish Terrier Club of Western Virginia is celebrating its 50th Show!
Sept. 19 & 20 - Roanoke, VA
Entries close Sept. 3.
Holiday Inn/Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, VA
Regular Classes: Paul C. DeBene. Sweepstakes: Lori Watson.
Saturday, Sept. 20 - Specialty Show
Lynn C. Maxey
STCGNY - Invites you to the club's ANNUAL MATCH SHOW
STCGNY Annual Match Show - Sat., Sept. 13 - same great site as the Garden State All Terrier Club's Barn Hunt Clinic!
Date: September 13, 2014 Time: STCGNY Judging begins at 1:30 PM Entries accepted until 1:15 PM Location: Green Village Fire House 526 Green Village Road, Chatham Township, NJ STCGNY Match Show Judge: Jim Dickson STCGNY meeting following STCGNY match show. STCGNY will also offer CGC and CGCA testing.
GSATC Barn Hunt Clinic will take place during the day (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) 10 a.m. briefing. Visit www.barnhunt.com to learn more about this activity.
Scotties can do it all!
STCNE - "A Walk Through Time with Scottish Terriers" - Art Show!
September 21, 2014
Presented by Trescott Street Gallary & The Scottish Terrier Club of New England. 8 Trescott Street, Taunton, MA 02780
For this event and other activities, please visit:
BagpiperDiscounted Subscriptions - for NEW Subscribers and prospective members.
NEW Bladder Cancer (TCC) Screening Study at Purdue University.
The title of the new study is Screening and Early Intervention to Positively Transform the Management of Urinary Bladder Cancer in Scottish Terriers, conducted by Dr. Debbie Knapp, a familiar name to many Scottie owners and the HTF. Dr. Knapp plans to follow a population of 100 or more Scotties over a 3-year period with twice-a-year screenings, to detect the earliest changes in the bladder, even before there are symptoms noticed by the owner. The ultimate goal of this study is the development of a successful and routine screening protocol for Scotties and other high-risk breeds, leading to early intervention when needed, using a relatively low risk medication.
This protocol may save the lives of thousands of dogs, reduce the side effects from traditional cancer treatment, and will help to lower health care costs for the owners.
Who is eligible? Any Scottie 7 years of age or older, with no evidence of urinary tract disease, in good health, with no diagnosis of any cancer or major organ dysfunction. Must be able to travel to one of 3 locations in the Midwest US. Screenings will begin after September 1, 2014, and will be held every 6 months for 3 years. The procedure will include:
Urinary Tract Ultrasound
Urine collection by free catch for urinalysis and other urine tests.
Blood collection for routine chemistry and other tests.
Informed consent paperwork to be signed by the owners.
There will be no charge to the owners for these procedures.
A full article with much more detail appears in the STCA's Bagpiper Issue #3, page 43.
STCA Legislative Update
This WrapUp legislation report suggests three articles of interest from the AKC.
#1 Election season is right around the corner. We need the best dog-friendly candidates elected! AKC PAC researches and seeks out these candidates regardless of party affiliation - just who is the best choice for our interest as conscientious breeders. Please consider a donation to the AKC PAC, no matter how small it will help make a difference! Read more here: AKC_PAC_2014_Flyer.pdf
#2 One of the more frequent things I hear is, "I have tried to contact several breeders and they don't call back." This is not just a Scottie-dom.)
Some of these potential puppy buyers end up going to the uneducated back yard breeders, and some end up being anti-AKC breeder because they feel snubbed. As breeders, let us take a little more care in promptly responding with a courtesy call-back and educate people as to why waiting for a quality puppy from a responsible breeder is worth the wait. So I suggest that this is an opportunity to remake ourselves in an even more positive light.
Read more here: The Value of Responsible Dog Breeders, "One of the most effective ways to ensure dogs are placed in safe, loving environments is to support responsible breeders." value.pdf
#3 - Another good read is learning how a bill becomes law. "This is a summary of typical legislative procedures, which will vary depending on your state and the specific circumstances. Contact the US Capitol or your state legislature to learn more about every step in its legislative process. City, county, and metropolitan governments utilize different procedures, and local lawmaking processes may be significantly different from place to place. Contact local officials for details."
Gentlemen are YOU ring ready? STCA's 100% printed silk ties, in three colors, are available for quick ship! Dress your best! Montgomery week is just around the corner.
New shipment of the STCA's cotton throws has arrived. Inventory will be available along with NEW items NEW for 2014 along with a silent auction at the Ways & Means table on Fri., Oct. 3 just outside the Ballroom at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel.
STCA 2014 COMMEMORATIVE PINS - will be available. Quantities are limited for this year's pin (and "theme" for this year's Montgomery Info packet), designed by Marianne Melucci! $5 each. Don't miss this one!
We celebrated our volunteers during the '13 STCA Hospitality Reception. Hearty thanks to the STCA's '14 volunteers and a special welcome to ALL MEMBERS to participate in the life of the club.
Volunteer forms will be available at Hospitality on Thurs., Oct. 2 and at Sweeps during the day on Fri., Oct. 3.
Do you have an interest in breeder & health education, rescue, mentoring, junior showmanship, fundraising, publishing, or leadership opportunities (just to name a few)? Please contactCharla Hill or Lori Kelly today.
30th Anniversary of FALA DAY! Sat., Oct. 25 in Warm Springs, GA.
EVENT: Celebrating Fala and FDR - held by the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta. The club will honor Fala where he walked. This year will mark the 30th annual event paying tribute to the most famous of all presidential dogs. Info for ordering meals and housing details can be found online at www.stcgatlanta.com
WHERE: The Little White House Historical Site. *This is where the event originated 30 years ago.* Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site: 401 Little White House Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830, Meriwether County.
WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: A Schedule of Events is available at www.stcgatlanta and our Special Fala Day Facebook Page.
STCA Announces Calendar PHOTO CONTEST FOR STCA MEMBERS. Deadline for entries - Jan. 30, 2015
STCA Announces a calendar photo contest for STCA members. 18 month calendar . Best photo wins the cover. Runner's up will receive their own month!
Thank you for your support of the STCA Regional Clubs from coast to coast!
Be sure to thank the volunteers who organize your regional clubs' activities across the country! 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's contact information on the STCA website as your annual club elections and committee appointments take place. It's easy! Use the "Feedback" tab at the top of the STCA website (www.stca.biz) and follow prompts to update your club's contact information. If you need assistance, please contact Lori Kelly.
REGIONAL CLUB Show Chairs:
PLEASE report your specialty show results to the STCA website. Please follow link on STCA website. Be sure to send a marked specialty show catalog and premium list to STCA Club Historian Janet Tomlinson (mailing address in roster).
Special thanks to REGIONAL CLUB Presidents and NOTICE of Meeting of Regional Club Delegates to the STCA:
Your input is important. Please contact Lori Kelly if you have questions regarding the role of your club's Regional Club Delegate to the STCA.
A meeting of the Regional Clubs' Delegates to the STCA will be held at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel on Thurs., Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. Details/agenda to follow.
Please send in your club questionnaires to Pam Williams.
WELCOME REGIONAL CLUB DELEGATES TO THE STCA: Rod Ott (STC California), Jeanice Barton (STC Greater Dallas), Laura Zimmerman (STC Western Virginia), Charlie Gann (STC Greater Denver), Helen Krisko (STC Greater Washington DC), Cindy Altmann (STC of Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.). We look forward to working with you!
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: on or before 10/6/2014.
*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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