19th Annual Celtic Festival
October 2 – 4, 2015
Nevada County Fairgrounds
in Northern California
NCIWC has again been invited to appear 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 …
We’ll supply the event insurance, some tents and two electric fans (in case it’s very hot) and you bring your seats, x-pens and tents if you have them (for safety, please apply a limit of up to two Irish Wolfhounds per person).
You can come, as some do, for all four days (Thursday to Sunday) or one or two days only – your choice. The tents will be set up on Thursday afternoon.
I will need to know who is going to attend – there will be a formal gate list.
When you arrive, enter at Gate 2 and check in initially with the Fairgrounds at a small kiosk on the righthand side of the driveway, for your RV / tent location.
The NCIWC Gate List will be at the Grounds Entertainment check-in at Gate # 5
If you are not on that gate list, then your hound will be denied entry (none but service dogs are normally allowed on site). It is better that you place your name on the list and not be able to come (if so, please inform me asap), than to be denied entry. Send names to Chris Thompson at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone on the NCIWC gate list will have free in & out access to the festival site, though the regular parking fees will have to be paid. On-site parking of RVs, Trailers, Tents, etc must be arranged directly with the Fairgrounds through the event website. Ask for a site in the “Fairview” section (which is on the hill close by our event set-up).
See : http://kvmrcelticfestival.org/
Period Celtic costumes are encouraged, but the “Animals of the Celtic Lands” area is fairly new and they don’t want to discourage attendance on this kind of issue. The area is adjacent to but set apart from the living history area. So whatever we do with costumes is great. Throughout the Festival there will also be the occasional musket volley or field cannon firing, so be prepared to handle your hound in a firm, though gentle, manner in front of the public. There will be sheep (which are very well contained) horses (not so very well contained) and various other animals on site, so be sure “Fido” is very well socialised to such things … not to mention generally, around crowds of people. As for the birds of prey (hawks, falcons and the like) – they are USUALLY tethered (but not always), so you’ll need to be especially careful when passing near to them …
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB
Board Meeting Agenda
Saturday, August 22, 2015 after the Special Club Meeting
The Gabriel’s, 18 Everett Rd. Petaluma, Ca. 94952
Roll call at ______________
Minutes of the 5/16/15 Board Meeting
President’s Report by President Lynne Rosebrock
Secretary’s Report by Carla Zayac
Treasurer’s Report by Ann Gould
2015 Specialty by Lynn L.
Trophies by Dywan W.
Grounds by Frank C.
Boutique by Megan T.
Obedience/Rally/Lure Coursing by Robin B.
Heart Testing by Robin B.
Activities by Frank C.
Bugle by Robin B.
Legislation by Kathy B.
Policies by Robin B.
Grass Valley Celtic Festival by Chris T.
Constitution/By-laws by Karen W.
Election of new Members by Robin B.
Napa Christmas Parade, November, 2015
|Club||Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club|
|Specialty Date(s)||10/9 & 10/10 – 10/11/2015|
Below are the lure coursing information for the specialty. click on each, for the entry forms and premium list.
|Show Chair||Lynn Lawrence||(707) email@example.com|
|Show Secretary/Superintendent||MB-F, Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Club President||Lynne Rosebrockemail@example.com|
|Club Secretary||Carla Zayacfirstname.lastname@example.org|
(for info only)
|Specialty Events 10/9||(please indicate Yes, if offered)|
|Other: Heart Testing||X|
|Specialty Events 10/10||(please indicate Yes, if offered)|
|Other: Heart Testing||X|
|H&H Issue in which results will appear||April 2016|
|Results, Critiques & Photos Deadline||03/01/2016||Award photos described above (only) should be sent in 300 dpi.|
Specialty Events Friday 10/9
Conformation: Pernille Monberg
Obedience/Rally: Mrs. Lora Cox
ASFA Lure Course: Kathy Kelly
Specialty Events Saturday 10/10
Conformation: Jamie Souza Bartlett
Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes: Lloyd Simmons
Specialty Events Sunday 10/11
AKC Lure Coursing: Ginnie Koscinski
Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club
AKC Sanctioned B Match
Hall Park, Dixon, California Saturday,
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Judging begins at 10:30
Judge: Lesley Brabyn
Directions: Hall Park 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.
Pre-entries close Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Click below for premium list and entry form
NCIWC Backpacking June 27- July 5, 2015
It’s time to start thinking about the up-coming backpacking trip into Emigrant Wilderness.
This trip is for anyone who has backpacked before, or would like to try a nine day backpacking trip with our best loved Irish Wolfhounds.
Emigrant Wilderness is about the best the high Sierra’s can offer. The trails are in good shape, the elevation changes on our route are modest, and the scenery is the best.
We will be passing dozens of streams, and many lakes. The wild flowers are almost in full bloom, and the weather is mild.
The Club provides the kitchen, and cooking. Also the club provides information on equipment (help you with equipment choices) and abilities (make sure you and your hound will have a good time), guiding, and wilderness permit.
The participants share the cost of food (about $100 per person), and provide there own equipment and transportation to the staging area.
If you are interested drop me a note, and I will happily answer any questions, and I will send the information packet to you. The closing date for signing up for the trip is June 8, 2015 (this gives me plenty of time to prepare the food)
We keep going back to Emigrant Wilderness each year because it is just fantastic!
I hope to see you on the trail.
NCIWC Activities chairman
Falkor, the luck dragon (my trail name)
Save the date!
More information will follow soon. Honest!
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB
2015 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO
SATURDAY, MARCH 14th 11:30 AM
The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club (NCIWC) has been invited to participate in the 164th annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. It has been a long tradition for the NCIWC to participate in this parade and we urge all that are able to participate. The parade route will take us and our Wolfhounds down Market Street and eventually to the judge’s reviewing stand which is located in front of San Francisco City Hall.
This event is open to NCIWC members and their invited guests. Participants and Wolfhounds will gather on 2nd St. at 10:30AM, one hour prior to the parade start time for registration and required check-in. At check-in all members and guests will be required to sign a waiver of liability for parade participation.
A support van will follow our parade unit. Small items can be placed in the support van as needed. Bottled water will be available in the van for participants and hounds.
When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will perform a “snake” maneuver to impress the reviewing stand and the judges. We will form a single line and zig-zag with our Wolfhounds for the judge’s review. One person per hound please! Extra walkers can follow along in front of the support van smiling and waving to the crowd. NCIWC has won prizes in the past so let’s try for another prize by really impressing the judges with our graceful and majestic Wolfhounds.
For those who have not attended the parade in the past, there will be several times that the parade stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. However, please break off from visiting when the parade starts moving again. We really need to stay together as a unit. 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. Past experience has shown that Wolfhounds do not like to go over these grates and we do not want a Wolfhound “stuck” in mid-parade on a grate.
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 apparel available that would be perfect for the parade. Order deadline is February 23rd for pick up at the parade or as otherwise arranged with Megan Thompson. See attached flyer for details.
For logistical purposes please let us know if you are planning to attend and include the number of Wolfhounds and guests. We would appreciate your notice of intent to attend by Monday, March 9th.
Last year our unit was awarded a first place prize. LET’S DO IT AGAIN AND LET’S HAVE FUN !
Tom and Inga Bourdon
If you have questions please call or email.
707.864.0567/email: email@example.com (subj: St. Patrick’s Day Parade)
Monterey Walk January 17th, 2015
After Lunch we have a club Board meeting at the Pub. All members and guests of members are Welcome.
This is a fun event for you and your dog(s). You will be strolling along raised walkways overlooking the ocean. Lunch will be served at the London Bridge Pub (and yes, the dogs are invited!). So join us for a beautiful stroll along the beach.
DATE: Saturday, January 17th, 2015
TIME: 9:30am Meeting Time
PLACE: Parking lot, on Ocean View Blvd. Between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue
LUNCH: London Bridge Pub around noon
CONTACT: Kay Paz (831) 385-3148 home
DIRECTIONS: Head towards Monterey on HWY I. Follow the signs to Cannery Row Aquarium. Turn left on Ocean View Blvd. (toward Pacific Grove). The parking lot (meeting place) is on Ocean View Blvd., between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue, on the right.
Dress in comfortable clothes to walk in and bring a windbreaker. In case of light rain, you may want to bring an umbrella. The London Bridge Pub (lunch place) is near the Monterey State Beach, a great place to let the dogs romp. The lW’s will have a great time with all the smells and activity that will include lots of people wanting to know more about our dogs.
Remember to bring water & “poop bags” for your dog(s).
For those that do not want to walk the full distance, call Kay to get information on a closer parking area. We should have a van to help out those that need a ride back to their car.
Please call Kay Paz to let her know how many are coming. If the weather is not cooperating, the walk may be cancelled; many times it may rain the night before and be perfect on the day of the walk.
Carmel by the sea, Sunday December 7, 2014
Join us this year, and enjoy a day at Carmel by the sea; a most dog friendly town. Show up around 10:30 at the parking lot at the end of Ocean Ave. and we can let the hounds romp on the beach. Then at 1;15 we have reservations at the restaurant The Forge in the Forest. After lunch we can walk around town with our hounds and window shop.
Let me know if you are going so I can tell the restaurant how many to expect. Click here to respond
Map to Forge in the Forest restaurant.
10:30am meet at beach. look at the map below. Let our dogs romp around and enjoy the sand and serf.
1:15pm Our brunch at The Forge in the Forest restaurant We are having a Pirate gift Exchange during brunch. Bring a wrapped gift to participate. Parking can be found around the restaurant, with a little patience. We are ordering off the regular or brunch menu. click here for restaurant menu.
3:30pm walk around town with hounds. Click on the link below for fun map of downtown Carmel. don’t forget to bring a copy; it can’t hurt.
This is a link for the map of downtown Carmel. It shows the different businesses that one can visit. Look for the dog images on the map. this indicates dog friendly business. Fun Map of downtown Carmel
For those of you that want to plan a weekend holiday and need a place to camp with your RV, or by tent. this is the best place in the Monterey area. The Veterans Memorial park and camp ground. It is on a hill overlooking Monterey with lots of trees and lawns. It has full bathrooms with showers and water at sites. It is a first come fist use facility, with many spaces for rv’s and tents. Below is a web site with information on the campground. The price is reasonable ($27/night), with a self service pay station. Notice that there are areas to walk and enjoy around the camp area. I think this campground is one of the best kept secrets of Monterey that everyone knows about. You won’t be disappointed. Click this link for information on the Veterans Memorial park and campground. Click here for information on Veterans memorial park and campground.