If you are new to the club or know someone who is interested in the breed please reach out when you can. Whether your passion is in Agility, Earthdog, Nosework, Service Work, Rally, Obedience or Conformation, please be sure to welcome all who may approach you at events with questions about your Scottie. Our breed and YOU do extraordinary things with your Scotties! Share your knowledge. Share your energy and enthusiasm for the breed. Mentor a new member. Encourage newcomers to attend your regional club events. Please consider the future. The future of this breed is in your hands!
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With gratitude, Lori Kelly - President
STCA Nominating Committee has been at work: Chair: Connie Smith (TX). Committee: Tom Hossfeld (AZ), Kari Hill (SC), Lori Waite (PA), Debby Fowler (TX). Alternates: Barb Zink (OH), April Green (PA)
STCA Health Trust - New Research - What's in it for your Scottie?
We are excited to announce that the HTF is supporting 3 new research projects with the AKC Canine Health Foundation! These grants will be investigating the top 3 critical cancers in our Scotties: TCC, Hemangiosarcoma and Lymphoma.
The Trust is optimistic that these studies will expand the current body of knowledge with new protocols in diagnosis, immunotherapy, and prediction of successful therapy for theses cancers. Be sure to read more details about these AKCCHF studies in the next Bagpiper. We wish to thank all of our generous donors who continue to make it possible for the HTF to support research with great potential for the health of our Scotties.
We've got a terrific raffle for you! Scroll down to read the latest!
2017 Performance Awards Reminders - Deadline June 1
Special note about 2017 Performance Awards - Certificates are due on or before June 1 for eligibility for STCA Annual Performance Awards to be presented on Fri., Oct. 5 during the STCA Annual Dinner & Awards Presentations.
Anything received after June 1 will be considered for 2018 awards.
Questions? Please contact Barbara Gibson
Breeder of Merit Honor Roll
Deadline for info is June 30. Questions? Please contact Helen Prince
NEW - STCA HTF Raffle - 2018
The HTF announces a NEW raffle item for Montgomery '18! Don't miss your chance to win a Nantucket Basket made by Dottye Cummings and donated by her husband Michael as a fundraiser for the HTF.
Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5. Tickets will be available soon for download on the STCA website and will also be on sale all day Fri., Oct. 5 at the host hotel. The drawing will be held on Fri., Oct. 5 at the STCA Annual Dinner and Meeting. You need not be present to win. Thank you to Health Trustee William Berry for making this gorgeous basket possible and to Fred Krupp for the pictures!
Special Call for Stewards!
Top 5 reasons to volunteer to steward at the STCA's 2018 Obedience & Rally Trials - Fri., Oct. 5.
1. Have FUN applauding your fellow Scottie lovers & their dogs as they show what they can do and help celebrate their successes.
2. Learn how to improve your own ring performances by watching how our experts and their dogs work together for a common goal.
3. Help the teams perform their best by supporting efficient ring operations that minimize unnecessary waiting and distractions.
4. Set the tone for the events by welcoming everyone and addressing any concerns they have in an effective and friendly manner.
5. Earn a donation in your name to the STCA Health Trust Fund.
PAWS FOR JUNIORS - Do you know?
The PAWS network keeps up with STCA juniors in Conformation, Peformance and Junior Showmanship. The STCA's newest Junior member Emma Jack is ranked #1 Junior Showman showing a Scottish Terrier. Other Juniors working hard at winning are: Rebecca Coffel, Nicholas Corsberg, Braedon Wilcox, Charley Brooks & Kaydence Gregory.
The Annual Raffle is underway. This year's prizes include: a music box, Scottie plates and a children's book by STCA members Pilar Kuhn & Rod Ott, signed by illustrator Valeria Muldovan.
STC Greater Washington DC - Did someone say RAT?Annual AKC Licensed Earthdog Tests. Sat., Sept.22 & Sun., Sept. 23. Rain or shine. Open to ALL Earthdog-eligible breeds! Premium list and info: http://www.scottieclubofdc.org
STCGNY - check out a new website by STCA & STCGNY member Dana Johnston! http://stcgny.org
Upcoming Conformation Specialty Shows:
STCNE - Specialty Show - June 1. Crackerbarrel Fairgrounds, Wrentham, MA. http://www.stcne.org. Entries closed.
STC California - planning its 85th Specialty Show, June 22, Irwindale, CA - Dedicated to Donn LaVingne & Jeanie Jennings. Get full details for a weekend of shows along with Great Western Terrier Assoc. June 23: Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows, Superintendent. Entries close June 6. http://stccalifornia.org/
STC Greater Denver Specialty theme - Scottie Slumber Party - August 17 at Island Grove Park, Greeley, CO. Entries close August 1. Show superintendent: Onofrio. Don't miss the opportunity to check out this year's venue also the site for STCA's '19 National Rotating.STC Greater Denver is hosting! http://stcgdenver.org
STC Greater Baltimore - This small but mighty club looks forward to 2019! Mark your calendars for April 19, 2019, the date of next year's specialty held in conjuntion with Columbia Terrier Assoc., Timonium, MD. Judges TBD. MB-F, Inc. Superintendent.
Your fellow regional clubs' activities may be found at links to each of our 20 regional clubs: www.stca.biz
Thank you for supporting your regional clubs.
Legislative Team - Service dogs?
The AKC Legislation Conference will be held in Denver in July. Venue and date will be published as soon as info is available.
From Charlie Gann: As of March '18, United Airlines & Delta have put in place a requirement for proof of valid credentials for emotional support of psychiatric service animals to be uploaded 48 hours before a flight. On United & Delta the change only applies to emotional support and psychiatric service animals, not trained service animals such as seeing eye dogs.
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: June 15.
*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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