Thank you to the many local volunteers: Jackie Blumenstetter, Nancy Warfield, Emily Elliott, Shirley Carstens, Sammi Carlstrom, Karin Parish, Martha Smith, Laura Dyson, Sally Jones, Carol Holloway, Jan Hobbs, Betty Whitlock, Barbara Casey, Vandra Huber and Michael Krolewski.
Pictured at left is WSSTC President Nancy Warfield with Mac (note: not of her breeding!). Mac, the footstool was just one of the many live auction items presented at the STCA/WSSTC dinner.
Steppin' Out - Top 20! WSSTC hosted the first of a Top
20 Scottish Terrier Competition at Rotating!
Thank you to Vandra Huber for her vision of a Top 20 competition. WSSTC hosted this inaugural event with style! Loads of fun, surprise judges and the top prize donated by William Berry (Motherwell) in memory of his mother Marie Berry. Let's continue this at the next Rotating!
We are thankful to all STCA members near and far for your:
Passion for the health and welfare and betterment of Scottish Terriers.
Volunteerism! Thank you for sharing your time and energy.
Communication. Thank you for your input. It is valued!
Encouragement of Juniors. PAWS is growing!
Support! The times, they are a changing! Legislation, technology, aging demographics, economy, fewer breeders and registrations. These factors create a challenging environment that we are all adapting to on a daily basis. Please bear with us as we navigate through these in our efforts to represent the members and our club while we seek the best interests of our beloved breed.
STCA Officers and Directors
Rotating Junior News!
The juniors that exhibited at WSSTC on STCA Rotating weekend were: Grace Coffel, Cassidy Furlong, Shahntae Martinez and Amy Judge. Grace won the Open Intermediate Class and Cassidy won the Open Senior Class. Whitney Shafer, one of our former STCA juniors, judged the Sweepstakes on that day. It was so meaningful to see young people involved in showing Scotties.
Paws for Juniors conducted the annual junior raffle at STCA Rotating and sold many, many tickets. Thanks to the donations of our generous members. A handmade "Mary Queen of Scotties" doll was raffled off for a one-day, one-time drawing on Saturday. Karen Prokopetz (Gyver Scots) won the doll at dinner. The original doll was created by Tuscon artist, Jeri Fischer of "A Bark in the Knight," valued at $250. Thanks again to generous donors, Paws made over $600 toward junior grants and scholarship.
Bagpiper Magazine Update
Issue #2 will be in your mailboxes soon! Issue #3 2015, also the Pre-Montgomery issue, will highlight Rotating 2015. To all Rotating winners: don't forget to celebrate your wins in this all important issue. Deadline July 15 (no exceptions).
A Rainbow of Scotties
Check out the latest Breed Column in the AKC Gazzette, May 2015 issue, written by STCA breed columnist Kathy Ferris.
The most useful “Pearl of Wisdom” I gleaned from 8 years of college is my rule of thumb for feeding dogs. “Only feed one 8 ounce cup of dog food per day per 20 pounds of desired body weight for the average adult dog, average dog food, average metabolism and average conditions.” Puppies need more. Old dogs need less. Couch potatoes need even less. Extremely active dogs that run around all day burn more calories. In cold winter temperatures, outside dogs may need two to three times more food to keep warm. Adjust up or down depending on your dog’s lifestyle and waistline.
Not all cups are created equal. A Big Gulp cup, a coffee mug, a soup can, the scoup that came in the dog food bag do not all equal 8 ounces. Yes, you do have to count all the treats, dental sticks, bread and pizza crusts, chicken breast, canned food, peanut butter and everything they get under the table. Popcorn does count. Just cutting back 1/8 cup of food a day, you can probably pull 2 to 3 pounds off your little pumpkin. Make a plan and stick to it. Get everyone on board.
Obesity sets your dog up for pancreatitis, diabetes, osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament injury, hip, elbow and back problems, congestive heart failure, hypertension, chronic renal disease, liver disease, soft tissue injury and a shortened life span. So quit killing your dogs with kindness. Get a measuring cup.
Oct. 2 - Hatboro Dog Club Show (supported entry)- Wrightstown, PA. STCA Rally/Obedience/Rescue Parade/Sweepstakes & Vendors. Sweepstakes: J.Clfford Schultz. Obedience/Rally: Jean Nocilly. Entries close: 9/16. STCA Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation, followed by Annual Meeting.
Oct. 3 - Devon Dog Show Association (supported entry) Ludwig's Corner, Glenmoore, PA. Entries Close: 9/16. STCA Fun with Barn Hunt and Prep for Success Handling Workshop, both at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, Langhorne, PA. Pizza dinner.
Oct. 4 - MCKC/STCA National Specialty - Entries Close: 9/16. STCA Specialty dedicated to the memory of Miriam "Buffy" Stamm. Judge: Mrs. Sandra Maclachlan.
Host Hotel: Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA. Hotel Reservations - please copy and paste the link into your browser or simply click on this link to the STCA's personalized reservation page:
Important Dates to remember:
Advertising & Catalog Advertising Deadline: August 17
In an effort to have increased outreach to the regional clubs, each of the regionals within the Northeast, Central, Southest and Western regions now have an additional contact. Working with me are: April Green (Northeast), Pat Wooster (Central), Southeast (Rhea Spence), and West (Theresa Thomas).
More information is to come. Thank you for all you do! Lori Kelly
2015 REGIONAL CLUB SPECIALTIES- REMINDERS
STCA REGIONAL CLUB 2015 SPECIALTIES ARE IN FULL SWING...
STC Greater Dallas hosts its 2015 Specialty on Thurs., July 2. Show location is at the Dallas Market Hall - 2200 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207. Sweepstakes judge: Michael Krolewski. Regular Class Judge: Joseph Pendon.
Host hotel: Renaissance Dallas, across the street from the show site. The Club will host a Hospitality Hour after the specialty in the grooming area.
GDSTC Annual Awards Banquet - Friday, July 3 starting at 6:30 PM at Pappasito's Cantina. Just north of the show location off Northwest Hwy/I-35 at 10433 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, TX 75220. $38 per person (not including alcohol). Reservations are requested and checks are to be sent to GDSTC Treasurer, Diane Ewing at 2524 Crestview Circle, Irving, TX 75062.
STC of Greater Louisville Specialty - August 22 in Shelbyville, KY
STCGL announces its 2015 specialty show on August 22 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds/Floral Hall, Shelbyville, KY. It's a new venue with more room and plenty of RV hookups.
Host hotel: Best Western, Shelbyville Lodge, 115 Isaac Shelby Dr., Shelbyville, KY 40065. Tel: 502-633-4400. Mention the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Louisville for special room rate, good until July 22. Hotel is conveniently located just down the road from the fairgrounds.
Hospitality - Friday, August 21 - coinciding with a grooming seminar offered by Al Jennings (Ravenscraig).
Specialty Judges: Ms. Susan Finn (Destiny) - Sweepstakes. Ms. Elaine Whitney (Canada) - Regular Classes.
Additional shows during that weekend! Foy Trent Superintendent.
STC of Greater Dayton - Announces its summer and early fall events!
STCGD reports that the club will hold its August meeting on Sat., August 8 at the Valley Vineyard. On Sat., Sept. 19 the club will gather at Fairborn Municipal Park for the club's Annual Picnic and Scottie Walk.
Mark your calendars now for STCGD's 39th Specialty set for Sat., April 2, 2016!
Regional Clubs -- promote your club's specialty shows.
Attention all Regional Clubs:
The STCA is pleased to continue its tradition of FREE advertising in The Bagpiper for regional club specialty show ads! Each regional club is offered a 1/2 page, B&W ad - NO CHARGE - to promote each club's 2015 specialty show.
The following club should consider advertising in Bagpiper issue #3 2015. Deadline: July 15, 2015: TAMPA BAY - Issue #3 is the perfect issue for your ad!
Plan ahead - the following clubs should consider advertising in issue #4:
Heart of America, Greater Dayton, Greater Atlanta and Greater Baltimore
Corresponding Secretaries or Delegates regarding Contact Info and Newsletters:
Has your club had a recent election of new officers/directors? If so, PLEASE update the names and contact information using the Feedback form at www.stca.biz.If you need assistance, please contact Lori Kelly.
PLEASE share your club's newsletter with your fellow regional club delegates. Content may inspire other clubs and provide helpful resources.
There will be a meeting of all Regional Club Delegates on Thurs., Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel. Let's all get together to recap the year. Thank 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: July 20, 2015.
*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.
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