The Scottish Terrier Club of America
The STCA's electronic newsletter brings National AND
Regional Club News to ALL club members.
July 2, 2016
Happy summer! Safe travels to all!
Updates and information are also available at www.stca.biz
NEWS for Montgomery Week 2016
Enthusiasm is building!
Information packet, calendar of events, driving directions, trophy donations, catalog advertising rates, RSVP for meals and relevant info -- all available at www.stca.biz
It's a weekend of shows, sportsmanship and camaraderie!
Host Hotel info:
Stay at the hotel this year! NEW FOR 2016: STCA offers are available to STCA guests with confirmed room reservations in the STCA block of rooms at the host hotel. Look for more information at www.stca.biz.
Customized link for room block rates at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel:
Group rate of $119 plus applicable taxes per night available until 10/3/16. Subject to availability. Cancellation Policy: STCA's room block has a different rate and cancellation policy from rooms not in the block of rooms. If you cancel between 4/24/16 and 6 p.m. EST 10/3/16 there is no forfeiture amount. If you cancel after 6 p.m. EST on 10/3/16 the forfeiture is one night's stay. Group rate available until 10/3/16, subject to availability. STCA Pawsitively Clean Scots Guidelines apply.
STCA & MCKC Catalog Advertising and Trophy Donations: Due Fri., August 19th
Agility Trials: Opening Date: July 1. Closing Date: Fri., Sept. 9th
STCA pre-registration for club activities & meal reservations: Mon., Sept. 19th
Conformation Entries Close: Wed., Sept. 21st
Thank you for supporting all efforts of your STCA/Montgomery specialty week planning team!
Ever wonder if you've packed it all? Check out a handy packing list created especially for you! Thanks to Barbara Casey, Ron McConnell, Marianne Melucci and Christine Stephens!What to pack? Click on this link to a comprehensive list!
The STCA On line Shoppe has a sizzling summer sale for you!
This year's winter chill is well behind us, but the STCA wants you to know it has a SIZZLING summer sale for you! Don't miss reduced prices on selected items. Get 'em while we have inventory. Great values!
Check out a NEW link! It's a test with Zazzle-- visit the Shoppe and scroll down for a clock designed by Ray Sodano. Links will take you right to the Zazzle site. A percentage of each STCA designed Zazzle purchase benefits the STCA.
Thank you for your support!
STCA Health Trust News
CMO Test update:
The DNA CMO test developed by researchers at the Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland and the Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland, is now available to order through Optigen Genetics Labs, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
For the past few years, Dr. Patric Venta has graciously provided the testing for Scottie owners, and now the test is commercially available for purchase at the following website: https://www.optigen.com/opt9_CMO_test.html
STCA HTF RAFFLES 2016 - Winning tickets will be drawn Friday, Oct. 7 at the STCA Annual Banquet.
Framed 16: x 20" Giclee print by Frederick T. Daws
Matched pair of Scottie prints, Wheaten and Black, 32" x 26" - donated generously by Bill Berry.
Tickets $5 each or five for $20. Winner need not be present.
Raffle tickets and images are available at www.stca.biz
HTF Silent Auction
Don't miss the HTF Silent Auction of collectibles in excellent condition from the estate of Bert and Ruth Tryon, with thanks to the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta for their donation. Silent Auction scheduled Friday, Oct. 7 during Rally/Obedience/Sweepstakes events, Sheraton Bucks County Hotel.
Thank you for supporting HTF!
The STCA Nominating Committee announces the Candidates for the Slate of Officers and Members of the Board of Directors for 2016-2017
STCA Nominating Committee, Chairperson - Michael Krolewski. Members: Geoff Dawson, Rick Fowler, Anita VanRavensway, and Nancy Xander and Alternates - Sonya Neve and Amy Pelle.
Slate of Candidates:
President: Lori Kelly, PA
Vice President: Pam Williams, OH
Treasurer: Steve Russell, IL
Recording Secretary: Kathleen Ferris, PA
Corresponding Secretary: Theresa Kay Thomas, TX
AKC Delegate - Not for re-election* - Helen Prince, MDDirectors - Class of 2017* - Not for re-election*:
Kelli Edell, TX. Tom Langham, TX
Rose Shacklett, KY. Elizabeth C. Wise, NV
Directors Nominated - Class of 2018:
Margaret (Peggy) Browne, TN. William (Jerry) Burge, CA.
Ron McConnell, MI. Pat Wooster, MI
Letter from Nominating Committee Chair to members is available at www.stca.biz
STCA's Members' on line FORUM is up and running at www.stca.biz
Created by and for members, the STCA's on line Forum is a great new way to communicate with fellow members. Share ideas. Share resources. Ask questions. STCA member log-in instructions can be found on the upper left of home page at www.stca.biz.
Check it out and register today!
PAWS FOR JUNIORS - Dannyquest bronze - Annual Raffle!!
Greetings from the STCA Legislation Team!
Hope your summer is finding you in good health and doing well.
Here are some interesting reads from the AKC. Excellent legislative information may be found in AKC newsletters. Happy summer and as always all the best regards from your STCA Legislation Team!
Evelyn Kirk (r) - STCA Honorary Member
Scottish Terrier Club of Western Virginia
The STCWV is dedicating the Scottie classes on Sat., August 6, 2016, at the Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA (Mountain Valley Cluster) in memory of Evelyn Kirk.
Supported entry and Sweepstakes
Grooming area designated for Scotties and Silent Auction
Classes: Mr. Roger Hartinger. Sweepstakes: Mrs. Helen Prince
STCWV is also offering the Terrier Group Trophy on Saturday in Evelyn's memory.
Entries close: July 20
(Pictured at left, Laura and Evelyn taken at STCA's Annual Banquet, MCKC 2014 - lpkelly)
Regional Club Specialty Shows
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Houston - July 22, 2016
Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC
Scottish Terrier Club of Northern Ohio - August 6, 2016
Superintendent: MB-F Inc.
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Louisville - August 27, 2016
Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Denver Specialty Show
Greeley, CO - Fri., August 19, 2016
Island Grove Regional Park, Event Center & Exhibition & 4-H Bldgs.
N. 11th Ave. & D Street, Greeley, CO (Indoors)
"Meet Me at the Scottie Fair!"
Regular & Non Regular Classes & Jr. Showmanship: Jon Cole
Sweepstakes & Veteran Sweepstakes: Pam Williams
Superintendent: Onofrio Dog Shows, LLC
Entries close: August 3
Auction items and fabulous boutique with one of a kind Scottie items. Commissioned artwork by Valeria Moldovan to be auctioned at Specialty dinner on Friday, August 19.
Visit www.stcgdenver.org to view boutique items and purchase dinner tickets! Please reserve no later than August 10.
56th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games
STCGNY - Hosts the Scottie breed education booth at the Long Island 56th Annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games on Sat., August 27 at the Old Westbury Garden, Old Westbury, NY. See you there! 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SPECIAL NOTICES FROM THE BAGPIPER:
2017 Bagpiper Cover Drawing:
Be sure to submit your name and contact information to Pam Williams, Corres. Sec. before 9/15/16 for an opportunity to feature your Scottie on the cover of The Bagpiper. Issues #1 and #3 are up for grabs. Winner will be selected at the STCA Annual Meeting on Fri., Oct. 7th.
It's not too late to upgrade your subscription to USPS First Class Mail for faster delivery to your home!
If you included the fee for USPS First Class mailing with your STCA dues payment, you will receive your Bagpiper quickly. All other Bagpiper magazines are mailed 3rd Class Bulk Mail which is slower service averaging 3 to 4 weeks delivery time. We encourage your to upgrade to First Class if you want faster delivery. It's easy to upgrade your payment on line: http://stca.biz/index.php/component/fabrik/form/3?random=0&Itemid=466
Issue #3 - Send your candid photos of your Scotties, your articles or ads before July 15 deadline.
Reminder to Regional Club Clan Connection Reporters: Deadline for Clan Connection Reports are due on or before July 15, 2016 to Anita Van Ravensway. Don't delay.
The STCA Bagpiper is pleased to continue its tradition of FREE advertising for regional club specialty shows. Each regional club is offered a 1/2 page, B&W ad - NO CHARGE - to promote each club's 2016 specialty show.
Wishing you a summer filled with happy and healthy Scotties!
it's a wrap.....
Lori Kelly, STCA Vice President, Editor, WrapUp
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: August 15th
*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.