NCIWC 2013 Annual General Meeting & Buffet


NCIWC Annual General Meeting & Buffet Lunch


Sunday, 23 June 2013 at 1200

Sudwerk’s Restaurant & Brewery – Marzen Room

2001 Second Street, Davis, CA 95616 – (530) 758-8700

This location has lots of shaded parking and two large patio areas that are dog friendly (dogs are not allowed in the meeting room). There is also a dog park next door.


Buffet Lunch

Three Courses including

Salad, two Entrees with vegetables and potatoes, Dessert,

Coffee, Iced Tea or Soft Drinks

Cost:  $25.00 per person including tax and tip

Send checks payable to NCIWC to

Megan Thompson, P.O. Box 166, Pope Valley, CA 94567

If you are coming, contact me by email ( or mobile (415-640-8297) as soon as possible

Please note:

Restaurant must receive final numbers by 12 June 2013

From 13 June, lunch payments areNONREFUNDABLE

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All breed AKC lure trial April 28th, 2013 Gilroy, Ca.



Our all breed AKC lure trial on April 28th in Gilroy.  The Rhodesian club is holding their trial on April 27th

NCIWC AKC allbreed Trial Premium list 04-28-2013

Generic AKC Entry form

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Fun Match May,11, 2013



Sanctioned “B” Match

Saturday May 11, 2013
McInnis Park, San Rafael, California
Hillside Picnic Area 
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Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco, March 16, 2013

We have been invited to participate in the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco once again.     All NCIWC club members and their guest are welcome to participate.

The Parade starts at Second and Market streets at 11:30 AM It ends at the reviewing stand in Civic Center Plaza across from the city hall main enterance.

unit #51 

MEETING PLACE: between Howard and Mission.


We will need 2-3 people to carry club banner. Let Me know if you can help this way.

DATE:         SATURDAY,      MARCH   16th,    2013.
TIME:           The Parade starts at 11:30 AM
Please try to find something GREEN to wear on top  !!
Rain or Shine  -  We WILL be there   !!!   The exact meeting place
will be sent in a future email   -   usually a week or so prior to the
Parade date.     Hope to see all of you there.    Would LOVE to have
some new comers this year  !
 People along the Parade Route have commented :
Carol Gabriel    (

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February 9-10, 2013 ASFA Lure trial, Oakley, CA

ASFA Lure trials

Saturday/Sunday February 9-10, 2013

Starting time 7:30am  Come early and help set up.






Nuala Rosebrock Lure Coursing

Nuala Rosebrock Lure Coursing


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New Years Day Agnes Curtis memorial walk

Title: New Years Day Agnes Curtis memorial walk
Location: Dillon Beach

Our annual New Year’s Day get together will be a Celebration of the Life of Agnes Curtis.
As you all know, Aggie left us on November 29th surrounded by her Wolfhounds, Whippets,
Jackson, and her best friend, Mike Luba.

We will meet at Dillon Beach on January 1st – at 11 AM. Dillon is a VERY dog friendly beach !!
We will walk along the shore, share our lunches, and bid a fond farewell to one of the best
friends of the Irish Wolfhound.

(There is a $7:00 parking fee.)
Questions ? Carol 707-794-8998
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2013-01-01

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Skunk remedy

For those of us who have had our hounds meet and greet a skunk. This is the best recipe I have ever used; much better than tomato juice.

The Skunk Remedy Recipe

In a plastic bucket, mix well the following ingredients: 1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide 1/4 cup of baking soda 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap

for very large pets one quart of  tap water may be added to enable complete coverage. Wash pet promptly and thoroughly, work the solution deep into the fur. Let your nose guide you, leave the solution on about 5 minutes or until the odor is gone. Some heavily oiled areas may require a “rinse and repeat” washing

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Annual Monterey Beach Walk Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Annual Monterey Beach Walk (with dogs) Saturday, January 19, 2013

We had a perfect day with our hounds and friends walking along the beach walk. The public is always curious and friendly with our hounds. It is truly a wonderful way to share and educate the public about our fabulous family members; the Irish Wolfhound.

A big thank you to John & Kay Paz who organized to perfection this outing for the club. All of us who participated were well catered to by the Paz’s. Thank You!

There are several photos in the photo gallery of the walk.

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 19, 2013

 TIME:    9:30 am Meeting Time                      

 PLACE:   Parking lot, on Ocean View Blvd. Between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue

 LUNCH: LondonBridgePub (around noon)

CONTACT:   Kay Paz  (831) 385-3148 to let her know how many are coming

 DIRECTIONS:   Head towardsMontereyon HWY I. Follow the signs to Cannery Row Aquarium. Turn left onOcean View Blvd.(towardPacific Grove). The parking lot (meeting place) is onOcean 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 theMontereyStateBeach, a great place to let the dogs romp. The IW’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 co-operating, the walk may be cancelled; many times it may rain the night before and be perfect on the day of the walk.

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Holiday weekend fun December 1-2 2012



The Gatering of the CU, Saturday December 1, 2012


 Saturday we had the fun match “The Gathering of the CU’ At the Toro park in Salinas. The weather turned out mild with some sun. It is always fun to see the puppies. We also had many new members join us this year. The morning hospitality and lunch were over the top good. We also had nine hounds try out for their Canine good citizen certificate. The Mordocks demonstrated in-line brace competition with their hounds off leash in the ring; very impressive. 


I have posted several pictures in the photo gallery.



Click here for NCIWC 2012 CU premium list 



Carmel by the sea, Sunday December 2, 2012


For those who ventured onto the beach for the walk, I salute you ; the rain and wind were strong and steady. The Irish Wolfhounds loved it. We had a wonderful brunch at the Restaurant: The forge in the Forest. They set up a room for us and our IW’s and treated us like royalty. My food was delicious, including the desert made of a chocolate chip cookie type dough cooked in a cast iron skillet topped with ice cream, whipped cream, nuts and fruit; yummy. Some of the hounds ordered off the dog menu and had steak and chicken strips. By the end of the brunch the outside weather had cleared up and the sun had came out; so most of us took our hounds and strolled through the town and window shopped. The town is the most dog and Hound freindly I have ever seen, every store invited my hound and I in with dog water and treats; it’s the best way to window shop. I have several pictures posted in the photo gallery of this event.


Map to Forge in the Forest restaurant.

Red square is restaurant location

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.

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2012 Grass Valley Celtic Festival

16th Annual Celtic Festival

September 29 & 30, 2012

Dressing-up in period costume is definitely encouraged, so if you ever wanted to be a medieval 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 …

The club will supply the event insurance, some tents and electric fans (in case it’s hot) and you bring your seats, x-pens (pop-up tents if you have ‘em), and those lover’ly hounds.




Anyone not on the gate list may have their hounds denied access (though ‘twould be a cold-hearted Irishman could do such a thing … !).



The Gate List will be held at the Grounds Entertainment check-in at Gate 5, through which you must enter, initially.

Period Celtic costumes are definitely encouraged.  NCIWC is classed by the organisers as an “entertainer”.  The area we are assigned is called “Animals of the Celtic Lands”.  The area is adjacent to but set apart from the living history area, so whatever you want to do with costuming is great (though arriving as Captain Kirk might get a few askance glances !!!).

Throughout the Festival there will be occasional musket volleys or field cannons firing, so be prepared to handle your hound in a firm manner at these times.  This is NOT a venue for hounds that are not PERFECTLY acclimatised to a constant hustle and bustle !  There will be sheep (which are very well contained), horses (not always so very well contained) and various other animals on site, so be sure “Fido” is well socialised (positively) to such things … not to mention generally, around crowds of people.  As for the onsite Raptors (birds of prey), they are USUALLY tethered (but not always), so you’ll need to be especially careful when passing near them  … in fact, it’s best to avoid that area entirely !  The odd free-range chicken or two may also be roaming around the parking lot, if past years are any indication – so a very strong leash is also a necessity.  Off-leash running may be arranged in some of the more remote livestock-pen areas to the rear of the fairgrounds.




Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA  95949

(530) 273-6217



You may begin placing your set-up anytime after Noon on Thursday, September 27.

No vehicles are to remain on the inner grounds after 9:00 am on Saturday, September 29 !

Tear-down CANNOT BEGIN until AFTER 6:00 pm, Sunday, through the back (Gate 8) entrance to the festival.  This is for the animal area only.  Please bring all necessary items for caring for the animals on site and please load out any waste.



The organisers would appreciate NCIWC’s participation in the opening processional on Saturday, September 29.  The parade begins at approximately 11am, with staging around 10:45 am at Gate 5.



You must make, and pay for, your own reservations for camping / RV spots.  See the information contained within the web site mentioned below.



As members of NCIWC and as “entertainers”, we all qualify for free entry – assuming you bring your hound(s).  To qualify, you MUST have your official name (as on your ID) on our Gate List (please send these to me, Chris Thompson, asap at  It is better to have your name on the list and not be able to make it, than to try adding your name later.



Please note that the Fairgrounds is charging a fee of $ 5 per vehicle for parking.  When you arrive and check in, you will receive a pass for re-entry during the festival through gate 4.  Mention you are part of the NCIWC entertainers group.





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