The Scottish Terrier Club of America
The STCA's electronic newsletter brings National AND
Regional Club News to ALL club members.
January 11, 2017
Happy New Year wishes! Excitement is buliding for STCA in 2017.
Please keep scrolling own and read STCA news for you!
Strategizing for our future....
In 2016 STCA members began a discussion about declining AKC registrations of Scottish Terriers. We have just scratched the surface with the question, "Where Have All the Scotties Gone?"
That question raises a whole host of other questions. What IS happening with our breed? Its health? Its longevity? The sport as a whole? What is the health of the STCA and its internal and external communities? While anecdotal comments and love for the breed stimulate good conversation, they do not always lead to a good plan for the future. In order to formulate a clear plan, we need concrete data, examination and discussion of the data, and the contributions of Scottie owners from within and outside the STCA, all of whom represent a population diverse in interest, history and expertise. It is time that we look inward at who we are, where we are, and where are we going. Without looking within, we cannot move forward.
After 2016 Montgomery weekend, one of my commitments to the club was to form a strategic committee with the clear objective of providing a roadmap to help guide us into the future. To that end, in November, the STCA Board of Directors approved the formation of an ad hoc Committee for Strategic Planning,co-chaired by Marcia Dawson DVM and Michael Bishop PhD.
The Committee’s stated mission is to factually examine the decline in AKC registrations of Scottish Terriers over the past several decades and to propose strategies for the preservation and advancement of the breed. Marcia and Michael are now completing formation of the committee, clarifying objectives, and setting a time-line for the coming months.
The Committee will bring an interim report to the STCA Board in August 2017 and will present an in-depth final report to the membership at Montgomery weekend in October 2017.
I am optimistic that the Committee’s resulting plan will become a compass for the club's future direction and provide recommendations for the preservation and growth of the Scottish Terrier– a breed that can do extraordinary things!
Looking forward to building on a very important strategic body of work, Lori
Don't let your membership lapse! Jan. 31 is quickly approaching!
2017 dues are now past due. We don't want to lose you!! Memberships will lapse if unpaid by Jan. 31, 2017.
Thank you to STCA members who have already paid their 2017 dues. Thank you for helping with the Club's operation.
Breeder Referral ... a note from Barb Zink
Happy New Year!
I will be working on updating information for the STCA website's Breeder Referral page.
Please expect an email from me, at the address that is listed on the page. There will be a form included that will need to be filled out in order to stay on the list. An end date for submission will be included in your email from me. For those with no email, the form will be mailed via USPS.
Many thanks to all who answer the request for puppies, even when you don't have any. It is imperative, as in your agreement, that a response be given. Remember, some day, this may be you looking for a puppy and hoping someone responds!
Time to get moving!
It's time for the All-Breed Black & White Agility Extravaganza - March 4 & 5, 2017
Entries fill quickly! Opening date for all entries is Jan. 16, 2017*
Co-sponsored by the Scottish Terrier Club of America and the West Highland White Terrier Club of America, Queen City Dog Training Club, Sharonville, OH. Judge Stephanie Capkovic. *Entries for Scotties and Westies will be given prioirty until 6 p.m., 1/22/17.
STCA Event Committee: Joanne Young, Barbara Gibson, Lucy Berninger, Cheryl Fugate, John McNabney and members of the STCA.
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What's your New Year Resolution?
Welcome 2017! The HTF is making our New Year’s Resolution to provide another great year with research news, survey reports, new health clinics, and important health presentations! Before we know it, Rotating weekend will be here, and once again you will have the chance to purchase discounted tests for your Scotties. Don’t miss this opportunity to check off your CHIC list! (List posted at left.)*OFA vWD Clear By Parentage
For the purposes of CHIC listing, a Scottie can be designated vWD Clear by Parentage only if ALL of the conditions below are satisfied:
Sire and Dam and Pup are all DNA profiled;
Sire and Dam are both VetGen vWD Tested Clear and results are registered with OFA;
The Clear by Parentage designation will be granted for the first generation only at this time.
Contacts and Web Sites:
2017 STCA Health Trust Raffle
The HTF is offering a special prize for our Rotating Raffle item! Donated by Bill Berry, we have a 1946 Rosenthal porcelain Scottish Terrier head, designed by F. Heidenreich. The statue is 9.5" tall and 8" deep, in excellent condition.
Tickets will be $5 each or $20 for five. Drawing will be held during the STCA dinner, Sat, April 1, 2017. Tickets are also available on-line at www.stca.biz.
STCA 2017 National Rotating, hosted by the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Dayton
Let the good times roll!
The information packet is available online at www.stca.biz. Download and print reservation forms OR make payments and register for all events conveniently online! Please check back often for updates!
Venue: Eukanuba Hall at Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, OH
Host Hotel: Holiday Inn at Roberts Centre. Call hotel directly at 1-937-283-3200. Room Block: Scottish Terrier Club of America. $109 plus state & local taxes. $35 pet fee (1x/non-refundable fee). Book early if you prefer a double room.
Combined (STCA & STCGD) Catalog Advertising Deadline: Feb. 15
Trophy Donations: Feb. 15
Hotel Reservations: March 8
Entry Closing Date & Meal Reservations: March 15
Lots to do, beginning Friday, March 31!
HTF/Purdue Bladder Cancer Study/TCC Seminar with Dr. Debbie Knapp and CGC demo and testing, STCGD Puppy Match (Judge: Robin Geppert), Hospitality, Top 20!
NEW for Rotating weekend: Canine Good Citizen demo and opportunity for testing on Fri., March 31. Test is $10. Instructor: Carol Vaseleski. Fees donated to the STCA Health Trust Fund. Need more information on CGC? CGC Pledge: http://www.akc.org/cgc-pledge/
Saturday, April 1 - STCA Rotating Specialty
Sunday, April 2 - STCGD Specialty
STCGD Specialty. Sweepstakes: Dorene Cross. Classes: Robert Hutton. AKC NOHS, pre-order and pre-paid boxed lunches.
NEW for 2017: We have an on site photographer: In Focus By Miguel. Book in advance and save 10% - Offer expires 3/25/17. Ringside-Private Shoots-On site for official wins - All events! - Book: Call/text: 804-396-0730. Infocusbymiguel.com
Raffle tickets for a queen-size quilt and commemorative t-shirts are available at www.stcgd.com
Sue Stacy, STCGD Show Chair
STCA Rotating Ad Chair: Debi Russell, Meal Reservations: Kim Lindsay Stroede, Show Secretary: Theresa K. Thomas, STCA Trophy Chair: Peggy Browne
Scotties in action in Orlando, FL, Dec. 2016
Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay in the ribbons for AKC Meet the Breeds!
Thanks to the Scottish Terrier Club of Tampa Bay for a very special Holly-Day specialty AND ribbon-winning Meet the Breeds booth at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in Orlando, FL.
An AKC panel of judges selected winning booth designs in each group based on "visual appeal, originality, and ability to educate people about the breed." Congratulations and thanks to Colleen Rafatti for design vision and production, Scotties in the Spotlight. It was a special "walk" of the stars, featuring famous and infamous Scotties and their owners/friends. Thank you to this year's breed booth winning volunteers (list incomplete): Colleen Rafatti, Jim & Vickie Benson (AL), Leslie Condoleo, Laurie Slater and Mindy Colton.
Also check out announcement in AKC Communicates: http://www.akc.org/news/2016-best-booth-in-show-anc/
Team Nick and Cera - rising stars!
Kudos to Jene Anderson for mentoring an upcoming junior. Look for Team Nick and Cera (Brookstones Serenity Firefly) in the coming months. Follow Team Nick and Cera on Facebook. An inspiration to all of us!
Special thanks to STCA Judge's Education Committee Kathi Brown and Kari Hill who organized and presented a very well-received seminar for the AKC Advanced Judges Assoc. Institute. The morning's session and afternoon program with hands-on and up close interaction were over-subscribed and described as one of the best seminars of the day! Thank you also to the STCA members who provided Scotties for the Terrier Coat and Sparring seminar and those who helped with the Canine College videotaping and breed examination.
PAWS FOR JUNIORS
Work for 2017 is well underway. Sueannette Maniscalco reports two exceptional raffles will be offered this year: handmade doll (Scottie ballerina) and Scottie figurine. Full descriptions and values will be published shortly.
Look for STCA's PAWS at the STBEA Conference, Coventry, England in March. STCA's Allie Broome will be doing a junior handling clinic!
Visit www.stca.biz for detailed advertising info. Click on the Bagpiper links found on STCA's home page for more information for Issue #1, deadline for all advertising and content: Jan. 30
Issue #1, 2017 - Stud Dog Issue
1/2 pages for 2017! Great price!
For 2017, we are offering a larger 1/2 page for $80. 1/4 pages are still available as in the past for $40. Sections are laid out alphabetically by registered name. The format has not changed, the 1/2 page allows a larger photo and a few more words.
Rainbow Bridge Page
NEW for 2017 - A full color Rainbow Bridge page which allows you to make a memorial tribute to your beloved Scottie who has passed away. 1/4 page in color: $65, includes a picture. Picture may also include family member(s). Wording should include the dog's call name as well as registered name and year born-year died, not to exceed 75 words (350 characters not counting spaces).
Business Cards* - Special Offer! Advertise in the Bagpiper and the upcoming STCA printed roster!
Thank you for supporting the STCA!
Deadline for advertising and content:
January 30, 2017
Heart of America 2017 Specialty Show
March 3, 2017. Purina Farms, Grey Summit, MO
Hospitality - Thursday, March 2 - Host hotel: Holiday Inn Six Flags, Eureka, MO
Specialty - Friday, March 3 - Sweepstakes: Charlene Gann. Classes: Randy Weckman. Banquet after Specialty.
The Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta Specialty
STCA Housekeeping and Emails - Electronic Communication with the STCA
All officers and directors can be easliy contacted either by direct email (via email addresses as published in the STCA printed roster, info as provided with WrapUp, or through the STCA website.
Here's some helpful information for you from Michael Krolewski:
Email: IF you use the STCA to look up an officer or director or any other committee chair listed at the website, you can send an email on the site via a hyperlink. What is a hyperlink?
Feedback: "Feedback" link is actually built to support the website. Your input helps the web team see the issue and address it. It's easy to click on Feedback at the upper right of the website, helps you identify yourself, define the issue and even upload an image.
STCNE in the community
STCNE Scholarship Awards presented Nov. 13, 2016
The STCNE 2017 Scholarship* was awarded to Kylemartin (Kyle) Alamo (University of Maine) and Michelle Kenney (Mount Ida College, MA). Pictured at left, STCNE member Scholarship Chair Kathryn Foley (center) presents certificates to Kyle (left) and Michelle (right) during the STCNE Banquet at the Publick House Inn, Sturbridge, MA on Nov. 13, 2016.
(*Recipients must be students in a veterinary college.)
Look for STCGNY at AKC Meet the Breeds - Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
AKC Meet the Breeds (R) - Feb. 11 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Piers 92 and 94, New York, New York.
Come in to the city for day full of events, including the 4th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster.
Thank you STCGNY for hosting this year's breed booth. Thank you Amy Pelle for coordinating volunteers and booth design.
Filming is complete. We're now in final editing!
"How-to" Video Companion to the Award Winning Guide to Grooming the Scottish Terrier.
Committee: Ron McConnell, Marianne Melucci, Barbara Casey, Christine Stephens
Pre-order online at the STCA's online Shoppe today. We'll email you as soon as we are ready to ship!
Happy New Year to all.
Until next issue -
it's a wrap.
*Please be advised that WrapUp does not conflict with quarterly Clan Connection reports submitted by Regional Club Clan Correspondents for publication in the Bagpiper.