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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

July 2018

Dearest Members,

Happy Summer! Hopefully all of you will have the opportunity to get some relaxation and rest time with your beautiful Irish Setters. I would bet that your dogs, like our girls, are quite busy keeping the squirrel population in the backyard shaking in their little squirrel boots!

With summer, comes the heat; as a reminder of how hot the interior of a car can get, I’m including a chart that I found on the internet of internal car temperatures in relation to outside temperatures. Please share with anyone you know who may have a dog or child in their car this summer.

We have some fun club events in July, so please mark your calendars. The first event is the Annual Awards Day In The Park, July 21. Pat Manrique has been working very hard to organize all the plaques and awards, hopefully you have applied. Along with the Awards, there will be a grooming demonstration by Cindy Stanford and Janet Hylton. Pam Warner and Patty Arnica are working on a Trick Dog Demonstration, and hopefully we will have the Mobile Van with pet products available for you to purchase all those necessary items to keep your red heads looking their best. We plan to start at 9:00 am. The park is located at 9716 Davona Drive, San Ramon, California.

On July 29, our club will host it’s first ever Scent Work trial. If you have not entered your dog, you can still attend and see what Scent Work is all about. If you have questions, please contact Margaret Norris, chairperson, for this event. The event hours are 8:15 to 4:00 and will be held at the Dream BigTraining Center, 19681 Brandt Road, Lodi, CA. Our club is still in need of a Chairperson & Secretary for our Hunt Test. Jen Mullin and I will gladly help you with the transition; if we do not get a chairperson, we will be unable to offer this event. It is an excellent way to meet other people and see our dogs doing what they were bred to do. Please give this some serious thought and let me know.

In 2019, our annual Pearl Koch Fun A Fair will celebrate 40 years of fun in the field. We are hoping to make some adjustments that will enable and encourage more people to participate. In the past, there have been classes for beginner dogs, and dogs with only a bit of exposure to the field and or birds. We have also offered basic obedience and conformation events as well. If you can join the committee, please let me know by the 30th of July.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and please give serious thought to supporting our club by Chairing /acting as Secretary for the Hunt Test, joining the Fun A Fair Committee orattending the Day in the Park and or the Scent Work trial.

Hug those dogs for me!,
Sandy Barrett


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can be contacted through the President by telephone or email.
Sandy Barrett
sandyb1630@gmail.com
916-718-5559 (cell)