Back to Back Specialty Oct. 23-25 Petaluma

It’s getting close! For more details about the show please look at the Back to Back Specialty Premium List.

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Obedience (Mr. C J Pat Alvarez), Conformation (Mrs. Pat Pask), ASFA Lure (Kathy Kelly)

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – Sweeps (Bernie Smith), Conformation (Mr. Peter Pask) Judges Dinner

Sunday, October 26, 2014 – AKC Lure Trial (Ginnie Koscinski)

Back to Back Specialty Premium List

NCIWC Spec ASFA Lure Premium list   NCIWC Spec ASFA Entry Form 2014   

NCIWC AKC Specialty Trial Premium list     NCIWC Spec AKC Lure Coursing Entry form

IW Cardiac testing forms: Echo-Fillable_1335379016_4470    AFCompare-Fillable_1335379016_6829   Health_testing_CHIC_heart_study_2014   NCIWC_Specialty_Cardiac_Clinic

I hope you will enjoy a Tee shirt with this years logo! Pre-orders close Sunday October 5, 2014.

2014 logo items

 

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18th Annual Celtic Festival September 26 to 28, 2014 Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley

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NCIWC has been invited to appear once more at this festival as an exhibition of the “Great Celtic Hounds of Antiquity”.

Bring your well socialized Irish Wolfhound(s) for a weekend of fun and frivolity !

 

Dressing-up in period costume is definitely encouraged, so if you ever wanted to be a lady-in-waiting, a country squire or “just” a peasant with his or her hound(s) by your side, then this is most definitely for you …

NCIWC supplies the event insurance, some tents and electric fans and you bring your seats, x-pens and those lover’ly hounds.

(btw – if an attendee is not a member, the club insurance does not cover them so we recommend they ensure they have adequate coverage for this public event)

As per Festival rules, only Irish Wolfhounds please !

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First, I will need to know who is going to attend – I have to get together a formal gate list well before the event date.

 

If you are not on that gate list (up to two persons per hound maximum please), you will be denied entry on the day, because none but service dogs are normally allowed on site.  It is better that you place your name on the list and then not be able to come (in which case please inform me asap), than to expect entry and be denied.  Anyone on the NCIWC “performers” gate list will have free access to the festival site, though if you’re not camping, the regular parking fees will have to be paid.  The organisers tell me they intend being extra “hot” on security this year.   On site parking (RVs, Trailers, Tents, etc) must be arranged directly with the Fairgrounds through the website – specify you’re with the Irish Wolfhounds so that you get a space near our display set up.

The Gate List will be held at the Grounds Entertainment check-in, just past gate 4.  To get to our display area, once checked in, you will enter via gate 5, waaaay in the back – we are in the “Animals of Celtic Lands” area.

Our display area is adjacent to but slightly set apart from the living history area. Whatever you do in the way of costumes is great. Throughout the Festival there will be the occasional musket-volley or field -cannon firing, so be prepared to handle your hound in a firm manner at these times in front of the public (its best is if you can de-sensitise them beforehand). There will be sheep (which are very well contained) horses (not so very well contained) and various other animals / birds on site, so be sure “Fido” is well socialised to such things … not to mention generally, around crowds of people.  As for the Raptors (birds of prey) and chickens, they are USUALLY tethered (but not always), so you’ll need to be especially careful when passing near them  …

Go to :

www.kvmr.org/celticfestival/

To be placed on the Gate List, please contact Chris Thompson - even if  
you are not yet decided (it is better to cancel than to try adding  
later).

NCIWC members have free entry if named on the Gate List.  Only IWs and  
service dogs allowed, by the Fairgrounds.  We are placed in the  
"Animals of Celtic Lands" area - on the uphill side of the facility.   
Limited shade, fans & help setting-up will be provided - if you have a  
pop-up tent then do please bring it.  If you want to, you can decorate  
with Celtic-theme cloths, for atmosphere (these are available for  
purchase at the event).  You'll need sufficient X-pens, etc. for the  
number of hounds you are bringing.

Sign-ups so far :

Chris & Megan Thompson / Lynette+Brenda+Tyler+Kale Pierce / Lisa &  
Harry Burr / Donna & John Guenther / Kerry Sullivan / Joyce Childs &  
Mark Morgan / Hal & Colette Griffin

Here are some links :
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Home website :	http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/

FAQ's / rules / camping / entry info :     	http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/faq.htm

Tickets (showing a map of our entrance point, gate 5) :      
http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/tickets.htm

Musicians :		http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/music.htm

History :			http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/hist-fest.htm

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We look forward to seeing you there ... !

Chris & Megan Thompson
truebrit@napanet.net
(707) 965-1531

 

 

 

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Fun Match May 24, 2014 Dixon, CA.

Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club

 Specialty Match Sanctioned B Match

Hall Park, Dixon, California Saturday,

May 24, 2014

Judging begins at 10:30

Judge Allyn Babitch

 Directions:HallPark is located behind the Dixon May Fairgrounds in Dixon.East or West bound 1·80, take Hwy 113 South and exit on 1st Street. Drive south on 1st St to E Chestnut St, turn left. Follow E Chestnut St which will end at the park and our event site. Parking is on the right.

What to bring: Shade, water, and a X-pen for your hounds. a chair, some shade or hat for you,  maybe some warm jacket for morning chill, and a Pot Luck dish for lunch.

Pre-entries close Wednesday, May 19, 2014

Click here for the Premium list (event information): NCIWC_Match_Premium_List 2014

Click here for the entry form:  NCIWC_Match_PL_Entry 2014

SCHEDULE (this is a tentative schedule)

 8am –  Day of Match entries, $16.00 each,

will be accepted at the registration table UNTIL 9:30 AM ONLYI

9am –  Grooming class: This isn’t just for show hounds but for all hounds. Learn how to groom your dog for at home and for the show ring.

9:30am – Handling class: This class is for everyone, whether you’re a novice or an experienced handler. You’ll also get some practice time prior to the Match judging.

10:30am – Judging begins and will continue until completed, including Keeper of the Couch and the Costume Contest.

12:30pm – Lunch Pot luck Bring something to add to our lunch

 1:30pm – CGC Testing

2: 30pm – Lure Course  practice will be offered through the courtesy of Terry Burchett. A donation of $1.00 per hound would be appreciated. (Helps to keep the equipment running)

 

Any questions? Contact Lisa Burr (707) 648-1505 sisterofwolves@sbcglobal.net

Awards:

1st through 4th place ribbons in each class Award for all 1 st placements

Rosette Ribbons for:

Best Puppy and Best Opposite Sex Puppy Best Adult and Best Opposite Sex Adult

Awards for:

Best Puppy and Best Opposite Sex Puppy Best Adult and Best Opposite Sex Adult

Donated by Carol Gabriel

Activities Offered:

 Grooming Class: Learn how to groom your dog for the show ring or just for home life. A good “how to” for all Irish Wolfhounds.

Handling Class: Learn how to present your hound in the show ring, and learn some of the finer points of handling. This class is for everyone, whether you are a novice or an experienced handler. A great way to get some practice prior to the Match judging.

Keeper of the Couch:This class is open to all dogs in attendance, including spayed and neutered hounds, veterans, titleholders, and all other beloved companions. Owners are requested to submit a short paragraph describing their special “Pride and Joy”. This will be read while your hound is being presented in the ring. Please WRITE CLEARLY on the form provided. Please share with us, so we can celebrate with you. $2 per entry.

Lunch:  Lunch is Pot Luck (don’t forget to bring something). Lunch will follow the completion of the Judging of the regular classes, in­cluding Keeper of the Couch.

Lure Practice: Terry Burchett is once again bringing his equipment and expertise to our fun match for the benefit of our hounds and puppies. A donation of $1.00 per hound would be appreciated. (helps keep the equipment running)

CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Test – need to bring dog’s AKC #, Rabies record, brush & dog should be wearing a chain collar or buckle collar with 6’ lead.  Chuck will have a form for you to fill out.  This is now a printable title.

Special Classes:  Head (dog & bitch), Type, Gait, Hindquarter

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Thousand Lakes Wilderness Backpacking June 28- July 6, 2014

Hi, If you are interested please contact me.

Click here to contact me.

The closing date is approaching fast. After June 1, 2014, I may not be able to add you to our roster of intrepid adventures.

Thanks folks!

And as Always:

I’ll see you on the trail!

Frank Christian

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Thank you for the NCIWC Membership dues

This is our first year to use Paypal for the membership dues method of payment.

Thank you for making your dues payment and continuing to be a member of the Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club. As the NCIWC activities chairman I would like to welcome all members to another year in the club, and hope to see you at the up coming club events.

Say! If you have any ideas for club events, or would like to participate in one, let me know won’t you? Click here to contact activities chairman

Sincerely:

NCIWC Activities chairman 2014

Frank Chrisitan

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Club Board meeting April 18, 2014

NCIWC BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Saturday, April 18, 2014 at 10:am
Chief Solano Kennel Club
Solano County Fairgrounds at McCormack Pavilion
900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, Ca.
 
Roll call at __________by______________
Previous minutes:  m/s to accept minutes by__________________
 
President Report (Lynne Rosebrock)
Secretary Report (Carla Zayac)
Treasurer Report(Ann Gould):  m/s to accept reports by____________/_______________
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS;
2014 Specialty:
     Chair report (Joan Trifeletti)
     Trophies (Dywan Williams)
     Boutique (Cecilia Vasquez/Megan Thompson)
     Lure Course (Robin Burchett)
     Fields & Grounds (Frank Christian)
Activities (Frank Christian)
Bugle (Robin Burchett)
Legislation (Kathy Bowler)
2014 NCIWC AKC/ASFA Lure Coursing (Robin Burchett)
2014 NCIWC Fun Match (Lisa Burr)
Open Field (Ed Powers)
Irish Wolfhound Rescue (Edna Henley)
Website (Frank Christian)  www.nciwc.org
2014 Christmas Party (Frank Christian)
Constitution & Bylaws (Karen Watson) – Electronic notification of membership
Finance (Lori Finucane)
Policy (Robin Burchett)
Website Policy (Chris Thompson)
Nominating Committee (Mary Sharkey)
2014 Gathering of the Cu (Chair Needed)
Election of new members (Robin Burchett)  m/s to accepty by____________/____________
 
Old Business:
New Business:
     Facebook Policy
     Dues Notice
     Annual General Meeting date and Venue
 
Brags!  Brags!!   Brags!!!
 
Adjourned at________________by_____________

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March 15, 2014 San Francisco Parade

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB 

ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO 

SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH  

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT  

The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club has been assigned as unit 61 in Division 1-B for The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco. 

We have been instructed to assemble as a unit on 2nd St. between Howard St. and Folsom St. We should assemble by 10:30AM. One hour prior to the parade start time. 

We are seeking two volunteers and two reliefs to fill a position of honor by carry the club banner! 

Again this year, Ken and Carol Gabriel are graciously providing support with their van as part of the Wolfhound unit in the parade. Extra belongings can be placed in the van as needed. 

When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will form a single line “snake” as we zig-zag with our Wolfhounds for the judge’s review.  One person per hound please!  Extra walkers can follow along in front of the van smiling and waving to the crowd.  Yes, there is a unit prize! 

For those who have not attended the parade in the past, there will be several stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. While visiting the crowd it is easy to become distracted. Please break off from visiting and stay together with our parade unit. As a note of caution there are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating. Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around rather than across the grates. 

Be sure to wear a GREEN or WHITE shirt, GREEN sweater or other tasteful ST. PATRICK’S DAY attire. Good walking shoes are a must!  Bring water and necessary bags for your hound/s. 

There is no deadline for this event so pack up your hound and come to the city. 

Projected weather for March 15th = 67 deg. partly cloudy and a light breeze. 

Lastly, LET’S WIN A UNIT PRIZE and what’s more, LET’S HAVE FUN ! 

Tom and Inga Bourdon 

If you have questions or would like to carry the club banner please call or email. 

707.864.0567/email: bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: ST. Patrick’s Day Parade/banner) 

Day of the parade cell contact = 707.480.0796 or 707.480.9763

 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB 

ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO

SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH  11:30 AM

 

The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club has a long tradition of participation in the ST. Patrick’s Day Parade in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Again this year we will gather in the City by the Bay and walk with our fantastic Wolfhounds from the corner of Market and 2nd ST. to the judge’s reviewing stand in front of San Francisco City Hall. Our formation area will be on 2nd St. between Mission and Howard. 

We will gather at 10:30AM, one hour prior to the parade start time. 

Again this year, Ken and Carol Gabriel are graciously providing support with their Green Van as part of the Wolfhound unit in the parade. Extra belongings can be placed in the van as needed.

When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will form a single line “snake” as we zig-zag with our Wolfhounds for the judge’s review.  One person per hound please!  Extra walkers can follow along in front of the van smiling and waving to the crowd.  Yes, there is a unit prize!

For those who have not attended the parade in the past, there will be several stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. While visiting the crowd it is easy to become distracted. Please break off from visiting and stay together with our parade unit. As a note of caution there are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating. Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around rather than across the grates.

Be sure to wear a GREEN or WHITE shirt, GREEN sweater or other tasteful ST. PATRICK’S DAY attire. Good walking shoes are a must ! Bring water and necessary bags for your hound/s.

Not sure what to wear? The club has some great new GREEN apparel available on the NCIWC website that would be perfect for the parade. Visit the NCIWC HOME page now!  Order deadline is February 28th for pick up at the parade.

For planning purposes please let us know if you plan to attend and include the number of Wolfhounds and guests. We would appreciate your intent to attend by Monday, March 10th. Late participants are welcome.

Lastly, LET’S WIN A UNIT PRIZE and what’s more, LET’S HAVE FUN !

Tom and Inga Bourdon

If you have questions please call or email.

707.864.0567/email: bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: ST. Patrick’s Day Parade)

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2014 Club Spring tee and sweatshirts

 Oh Gosh!  Kelly Green is not available in the non-hooded sweatshirt. Drat!

 How about a tee or sweatshirt for the upcoming Parade. We could all match in our attire.

2014 Spring tee sale text

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ASFA & AKC Lure trial February 8-9, 2014

All-Breed Asfa & AKC Lure Coursing Trial

O’hara Park School  1100 O’Hara Avenue  Oakley CA February 8-9, 2014

Below are the premium list with information , and the entry forms. 

Premium List NCIWC ASFA 02-08-2014 

 NCIWC OFFICIAL ASFA Entry Form

Premium List NCIWC AKC allbreed Trial 02-09-2014   

AKC Lure Coursing_Entry

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New year’s day party. Dillon Beach January 1, 2014

January 1, 2014

A fun day with our hounds at Dillon beach. If the weather is bad we will have a fun day at the Gabriel’s home

We are meeting around 11:30 am .

This is a pot luck get together, so bring a dish.

We are having a few games for our hounds and us to try out.

I’ll get a map up on the web soon.

 

The best that can be offerd for RV camping is the KOA camp ground in Petaluma.  

(there is rumors of a treasure hunt)

 

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