03/15/21 Membership Meeting Minutes
JoDee Putnins, Pam Buhl, Bob Sencenbaugh, Debbie Sencenbaugh,
Heidi (Scooter) Nieman, Jan Cherne, Julie Morris, Kimberly
Labarthe, Linda Kitzman, Lori Elvera, Lynn Hunkins, Michele
Schmitt, Shanan Streweler, Terry Walb, Thalia Peletis, Donna
The meeting was called to order by President, Pam Buhl, at 7:07
p.m. via Zoom.
- (Pam Buhl)none
(Scooter Nieman) - membership application report:
Donna Buhl Mandela for associate membership
Past interests: Showed & owned sighthounds; plans to help with
Sponsors: Pam Buhl and Heidi Nieman
(Donna Dannen) - none
(Lori Elvera) - none
Members can view in April newsletter
Report of Board of Directors
(Terry Walb) None
(Kris Schopfer) None
(Pam Buhl) The breeder referral list is now up on the DSA
Contact Pam Buhl for an application.
The PDF fillable form should be emailed to Thalia Peletis
(Jan Cherne) None
(Pam Buhl & Lorrie McAllister): The Pet Store bill seeking to
control what people can buy and where recently passed in the
Pam will research sending a letter from the club to all the
legislators in the House if it is not too late.
(Pam Buhl): Messages have been sent to Helen Hittesdorf so she
can find a Pee Wees and Juniors judge for DSA 2021. That is all
that is left to do before the November Specialty.
(Linda Kitzman & Kris Schopfer)
The dates without shows seem to be June 26 or 27, July 10 or 11,
and July 17 or 18.
Awards will be for the year of 2020.
2022 DSA Local Specialty:
Scooter offered to be Show Chair. Lori Elvera has also offered.
Nominations for 2022 Judges:
What is needed: 2 Regular Judges and 2 Sweepstakes Judges with
a fairly large list to procure the 4 judges.
Nominations for Sweeps Judges:
Jordan ( English Setter breeder/handler) (Scooter nominated)
Valetta (Siberian Huskies, sled dog race)r (Shanan nom.)
Higley: (Ca., long time breeder, co-producer, San Diego
Specialty) (Lori nom.)
Horton (same as Chris Higley & co-producer, San Diego Specialty
(Linda K nom)
Furlough (the Winslow’s daughter, TX)
Kikukawa (Austin, TX, long time Sammy breeder) (Lori nom.)
Dice (Long time Sammy Breeder) (Kim Labarthe nom.)
Beatty (DSA member, local) (Michele Schmitt nom.)
Sencenbaugh (Past SCA President, Working Samoyed advocate;
Weight Pull judge) (Donna Dannen nom.)
Hill or Vicki Nolte (NE, long time breeders) (Lori nom.)
Nominations for Conformation Judges
Stansell } (Both Siberian breeders from N. Carolina; Husband &
wife) (Michele Schmitt nominated)
Dobkin (likes our breed, pleasant, knowledgable) (Lori
Neely (enthusiastic about the breed, will come on a holiday
weekend, judged sporting & herding at Greeley) (Lori nom.)
Leininger (Sammy breeder from PA) (Scooter nom.)
Polimeni (Siberian breeder/judge) (Shanan nom.)
Brown (Sammy breeder/judge) (Scooter nom.)
Jahnke (Sammy breeder/judge, WI) (Lori nom.)
Whittier (well known judge, WA, has 4 Groups) (Michele Schmitt)
Simmons (TX, Great Danes breeder/judge; likes Sammies) (Pam
Palmer (MI, Siberian breeder/provisional judge forSammies, Jrs.)
Allenbrand (KS Working Group )
Carter (from Colorado, nominated for 2020) (Linda K. nom)
Hutt (CO, nominated for 2020) (Connie nom.)
Nominations for Obedience/Rally judges
Jan Cherne offered to judge PeeWee and Junior Handling if there
are no other judges nominated who can do that.
Voting will be in April using the Survey Monkey as we have done
before on Zoom.
SCA 2021 Report
(Connie Rudd reported):
are moving forward on the sub-committee & committee level at
have been some great corporate sponsorships in the works for the
still need trophy donations (mainly for the 2020 Sweeps &
Clinics will be: Eye, Reproduction, Cardiac.
Stewart & Connie will meet with Tad Weldon (from Roaring Fork
KC) to sort out the problem with overflow RV parking between the
Roaring Fork shows & the National overlap.
RV’s are coming in on the 16th
for the Roaring Fork shows as well as the National.
Volunteer List has been compiled and is on the website.
& Tom Schopfer & Connie will meet with the Host Hotel concerning
& Means’ newest product is the Sammy socks.
still need volunteers for the week of the National (Shanan &
Lorrie are managing this.
have 101 members in DSA. We need the membership to help out by
volunteering for duties the week of the National.
DSA members should have a personal invitation to volunteer.
Barks & Growls
Jan Cherne & Thalia Peletis have been building more hiking
systems for hands-free walking with our dogs (to be sold in the
Denver Samoyed Rescue Store).
There is also a new product coming out (to be revealed). Thalia
gives her thanks to Jan and Lori E. for helping with this.
Thalia is also re-stocking White Pine collars & leads for the
National (and there “may” be a new color coming.
Move to adjourn: Lori Elvera
2nded by Scooter Nieman
The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
DSA Recording Secretary