May Meeting Minutes
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
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
Report: Sydney: Absent
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.
Secretary, Lori: None
Treasurer’s Report, Thalia:
Bank balances provided to members in attendance.
Year-To-Date Profit on Grocery Cards: $1,305.81
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!!!
At this time, we do not have any rescue Samoyeds available for
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
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.
A couple cards have been sent out
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
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:
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.
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
Meeting adjourned at