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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
|Thursday, July 4, 2019||SHOW||WCA Futurity/Maturity||Camarillo, CA|
|Thursday, July 4, 2019||SHOW||SWC Specialty||Camarillo, CA|
|Thursday, July 4, 2019||MEETING||General Membership Meeting||Camarillo, CA|
|Friday, July 5, 2019||SHOW||Channel City KC||Camarillo, CA|
|Saturday, July 6, 2019||SHOW||Santa Maria KC||Camarillo, CA|
|Sunday, July 7, 2019||SHOW||Santa Maria KC||Camarillo, CA|
|Saturday, July 27, 2019||SHOW||Lompoc Valley KC||Lompoc, CA|
|Sunday, July 28, 2019||SHOW||Lompoc Valley KC||Lompoc, CA|
|Saturday, August 10, 2019||SHOW||South Bay KC||Torrance, CA|
|Sunday, August 11, 2019||SHOW||South Bay KC||Torrance, CA|
|Thursday, August 22, 2019||SHOW||Simi Valley KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Friday, August 23, 2019||SHOW||Simi Valley KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Saturday, August 24, 2019||SHOW||Santa Barbara KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Sunday, August 25, 2019||SHOW||Santa Barbara KC||Santa Barbara, CA|
SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING
From the Nominating Committee
The slate of officers nominated by the nominating committee are as follows:
President: Lou D’Alessandro
VP: Bob Margolis
Treasurer: Mary McElwee
Secretary: Louise Brady
Directors: Rachel Aguilar, Linda Milstone, JoAnn Rosenberg,
The following Chair positions are:
BENCH CHAIRPERSON: Gina Grissom FIELD CHAIRPERSON: Kim Burnell
RATINGS CHAIRPERSON: Louise Brady OBEDIENCE CHAIRPERSON: Bob Margolis
GRAYMATTER: Vickie Margolis MEMBERSHIP: Gina Grissom
From our Bench Chair:
Our 2019 show will be July 4th, the planning is moving along, and I hope to see many of you there. But now is also the time to think about 2020 and beyond. I would like all of us who are out showing at various locations in Southern California to make note of any weekends you think would be a good place to hold future specialties. We do not necessarily have to move from our current location in Camarillo – but we should be looking at the pros and cons of various other locations.
Please send any new applications, or address any membership questions to: Gina Grissom, 9209 Priscilla St., Downey, CA 90242 – Weimtrain@verizon.net
A LETTER FROM OUR NEW VICE PRESIDENT
A letter from our new Vice President:
As the Vice- President of Southland Weimaraner Club, I would like to reiterate what Lou said. It’s important for club members to know that your board members all have a great deal of knowledge and experience in the breed we all love. We are all dedicated owners and have excelled (or at least dabbled in) in different or similar venues of things we can do with our most versatile breed. So if there is something that interests you, or you want to know more about, someone on the board has probably been there, or can at the very least guide you to someone that can help and answer your questions. The resources available to you as a club member are endless.
Lou has asked each board member to give a quick bio or ourselves and our dogs bios with the membership.
So, here goes…..
I have been in the Breed and a club member for over 38 years. I am a breeder, AKC Obedience and Conformation judge. I have served on the board of the WCA, acted as Judge’s Education for the WCA and with the exception of a few years where we needed a break, either my wife, or I have been on the board of SWC since we first joined. I’ve acted as National Show Chair, and as the liaison to put on a National hosted by SWC. I’ve been Field Trial Chair, and Secretary, put on both Field and Retrieving ratings. Back in the day I also chaired Retrieving Trials for SWC. Yep, SWC used to put those on for our members, no titles, but a fun time where we could get together have a friendly competition and get ready for upcoming ratings!
I have trained and competed successfully in obedience trials, ratings, hunt tests, and field trials. I don’t go in the conformation ring, that is left up to my wife.
As someone who loves this breed, I welcome any and all of you to draw of the experience and resources this board has to offer.
Bob Margolis, Vice-President
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT…
Whether you live with a Grand Champion show dog, a Rescue you have given a better life to, or Weimaraner you raised from a puppy as your family dog – they are all beloved pets. And there are strong reasons to do more with that Gray friend.
I’ve always said a Weimaraner needs a job, and a purpose in life. It doesn’t much matter if it’s a job he/she has to do every day, or just on occasion, they need to have a purpose other than re-decorating your home, redesigning your landscape, or changing the physical architecture of you home.
Having a “job” keeps their mind active and engaged. Having a “job” helps keep them physically active. And having a “job” helps them to socially interact and connect with other dogs and people.
Lucky for us in this day and age, the AKC offers many more things for ALL owners to do with their dogs, than they did just 10 years ago. ANY Weimaraner can participate in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Hunt Tests, Dock-diving, Fast-Cat, Trick Dog, Canine Good Citizen, Nose-Work, and so much more. For all of these activities they don’t need to have “papers” and they can be neutered.
Come on out to the Match and Festival on November 12, and learn about how you can unlock the potential in your Weimaraner, whether he/she is a Rescue or a Show Dog it makes no difference. Your friend and companion can have fun, work and learn about the AKC Trick Dog program at this year’s Festival. Just one of the things that can help build the bond with family members, strengthen confidence, and most importantly give your Weimaraner a “JOB” that they will look forward to doing with you.
– Respectfully, your editor, with the help of Gina!
New Point Schedule for AKC Shows, Division 9 – California
Effective As Of May 13, 2019
For complete Conformation Championship requirements see Chapter 16 of the Rules Applying to Dog Shows. The Points toward a Championship shall be awarded to the Winners Dog and Bitch of each breed or variety based on the actual number of dogs or bitches competing in that breed or variety.
If the dog designated Winners Dog or Winners Bitch is also awarded Best of Breed or Variety, the dogs of both sexes that have been entered for Best of Breed or Variety competition and that have been defeated in such competition, shall be counted in addition to the dogs that completed in the regular classes for its sex in calculating championship points.
If the dog designated Winners Dog or Winners Bitch is also awarded Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed or Variety, the dogs of its own sex that have been entered for Best of Breed or Variety competition that have been defeated in competition for Best of Opposite Sex, shall be counted in addition to the dogs that completed in the regular classes for its sex in calculating championship points.
After points have been computed for Winners Dog and Winners Bitch subject to the above two stipulations, the dog awarded the Best of Winners shall be credited with the number of points calculated for Winners Dog or Winners Bitch, whichever is greater.
In counting the number of eligible dogs in competition, a dog that is disqualified, or that is dismissed, excused or ordered from the ring by the judge, or from which all awards are withheld shall not be included. Any dog which shall have won fifteen points shall become a Champion of Record, if six or more of said points shall have been won at two shows with a rating of three or more championship points each and under two different judges, and some one or more of the balance of said points shall have been won under some other judge or judges than the two judges referred to above.
SCHEDULE OF POINTS FOR DIVISION 9 – EFFECTIVE MAY 13, 2019
LATEST SHOW NEWS
Southland Weimaraner Club Specialty Shows – July 5, 2018
LATEST FIELD TRIAL NEWS
Western Classic and Field Futurity April 2019
Placements from SWC members:
- Second Place Field Futurity
- Barrett Tearin’ offtha Two Trax, “Tearin,” owned by Kim Burnell
- Third Place Open Derby
- Barrett Tearin’ offtha Two Trax, “Tearin,” owned by Kim Burnell
- Third Place Open Puppy
- CH Trax Barrett Call Me Buckwheat, “Soba,” owned by Beth Worrell and Kim Burnell
****LATEST SHOW AND OBEDIENCE NEWS****
From the Editor:
I’m asking (okay…begging….) you to help me out and email me your show, obedience, agility, dock-diving, tracking, field trial, hunt test results, brags, announcements, articles of interest…etc. to me. This is your newsletter, and I do need your help in keeping it interesting and relevent to us all , send info to email@example.com Thanks, your humble editor…., Thanks, VM
DID YOU KNOW……
All of us know Joan, but did you know???This is an article printed in the July 2007 WCA magazine, and I thought it fitting to include it now. Click here to read the article, which is printed here with Joan’s permission. – VM
SWC WEBSITE UPDATE
Check out the new section that has been added!! This is where our Club members can share Photos and Brags about their dogs.