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   When and Where


Monday, June 18,  2018 7:00 PM


Natural Grocers

4900 Kipling Street

Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


2018 Calendar of Events

Contains all known club business dates (meetings, deadlines) & club sponsored events (agility, specialty, match, etc).

   Upcoming Program

No programs scheduled

   Upcoming Meeting Agenda

Review 2018 Local Specialty progress.
Review 2021 National Specialty Bid progress
Discuss Script Card Fundraising
Discuss club reimbursement for Pam Buhl and one other member to attend the AKC Mountain West Regional Legislative Conference.  Cost is $50 per person. 
Discuss Club Holiday/Xmas Party Menu selections
Click here to order your Club Specialty 'Sammy Stampede' Logo T-Shirt  by June 22nd!
We need a minimum of nine (9) voting members present at this meeting for a quorum.

  Meeting Minutes

May Meeting Minutes : 05/21/2018


Attendees:  Sue Wangerin, Lori Johnson, Thalia Peletis, Lori Elvera, Connie Rudd, Terry Walb, Lorrie McAllister, Martha Lageschulte, Heidi “Scooter” Nieman, Julie Morris, JoDee Putnins, Rachel Paulson, Jan Cherne, Linda Kitzman, Donna Dannen


Guests: Beverly Smith


Meeting was called to order at 7:03pm by Treasurer, Thalia P.


This is Beverly Smith’s second meeting.  Membership was voted and approved for Individual membership


Presidents Report, Pam: Absent


Vice Presidents Report: Sydney: Absent


Recording Secretary Report, Scooter: We received a Thank You note from Julie Beatty for judging Sweepstakes at the Plum Creek Kennel Club supported entry.  We also have two checks from Plum Creek for $70 and $73 for supported entry.


Corresponding Secretary, Lori: None


Treasurer’s Report, Thalia:

Bank balances provided to members in attendance.

Year-To-Date Profit on Grocery Cards: $1,305.81


Board Members report: None


Local 2018 Specialty:  Need to complete RV form and Pee Wee entry form for Premium list.  Catering menu will be discussed and completed with caterer by end of June.  Lori brought all the T-Shirt color choices.  Cost will be $20 and we will have choice between the two logos for the t-shirt.  Martha did a fabulous job with the artwork.  Thanks so much Martha!!!


Rescue Report, Sue/Thalia:

At this time, we do not have any rescue Samoyeds available for adoption. 


To date, we have taken in 7 dogs from the Iowa shelter.   At the end of February we took in  1 – 10 month old female, and 2 – 11 month old males.  At the beginning of May we took in 1 – 5 month old female, 1 – 5 month old male, and 2 – 6 month old males.       At this time, we are wanting to make sure all dogs are settled in their homes, and waiting to hear the status of this Iowa commercial breeder that is the source of this entire problem.


We provided one referral to the shelter for a repeat DSR adopter and they adopted one – 2 year old male.


In addition, we helped pay (along with SF Samoyed Rescue) for two echocardiograms on two young puppies that we did not take in physically, to help get some understanding on the heart issues that were cited as problems with this “line”.


We are providing training assistance for the original 2 males, at a board and train program that Sue found in Lafayette called Wishbone Dog Training.  The training center is helping these more affected dogs get past their fears (sudden movements,  loud sounds,  imposing people, overall trust issues), before they can begin regular obedience training like what is offered at Blue Springs, Canine Solution, etc.   The later set of puppies we took in, do not seem quite as affected as the older males, so we are not offering that training assistance, but recommending places in town should they decide to take a class.  


We have groomed all dogs at least once and in one case twice for an owner interested in learning how to groom her own dog.     JoDee and John Putnins and family, provided much needed, invaluable, foster care for three of the dogs initially and then finally down to one, while we figured out homes and made arrangements with adopters.  Deb  Castro and Pam Arnold have/will be microchipping all except two that chose their own vet for convenience.   We are also applied spay/neuter contract addendums for all dogs whereby the owner must have them altered by a given timeline that we have set, based on recommendations we have received on when the dog’s growth plates  have stabilized.   The contract addendum was a document that was approved by the PACFA inspector to use when dogs are too young or not currently healthy enough for the procedure.  We will pay for the neuter/spay/gastropexy if performed at Deer Creek, otherwise we will offer up to $200 if they owner chooses to have it performed at their own vet,  and provide us a veterinary invoice of that procedure as proof.  Sue is maintaining all this paperwork on behalf of DSR. 


Agility, Terry: None


Cheer, Jodee:  A couple cards have been sent out


Programs, Rachel:  Bark in the Park is coming up, please contact Rachel if you are willing to attend 


Connie (2021 SCA Bid):  We have received a proposed contract from the DoubleTree, the hotel rates are much higher than we feel comfortable with.  Another call is scheduled with the hotel, to see what compromises can be made.  A straw poll was taken should we be unable to negotiate a reasonable room rate, would we like to continue with the bid process without a Host Hotel and just list area hotels in the premium list or should we walk away from the bid process altogether.  The majority of the members at the meeting agreed to still continue with the bid without a Host Hotel. 


Old Business:

Thalia has contact Helen, she is just beginning to contact 2019 judges, 

At 2018 National we need volunteer to help pitch in and serve lunch in the RV lot on Thursday, if you are available please reach out to Lori!


Barks & Growls:

Lori- Teddy went Best of Breed, Annie went Winners Bitch, Teddy then went on to win a Group 1 and MJ got an Owner Handler Group 2.


Lorrie- Excited to be back in the ring with my own dog after 12 years.  Brook also took 2 Reserve Winners Bitch to majors and Winners Bitch twice


Meeting adjourned at 8:05PM



   Club Calendar of Events  


2018 DSA Calendar of Events 


   PDF File contains all known club business dates (meetings, deadlines) &

   club sponsored events (agility, specialty, match, etc).

  Club Meeting Location   


          Natural Grocers

          4900 Kipling Street

          Wheat Ridge, CO 80033





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