HOT Off The Presses
The Club’s Dining & Dog Talk Meetings will be moved to the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, beginning with the May Meeting. April will remain the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
April 12 (still 2nd Wednesday)
July 5 (if we have it — we normally take off in the summer)
August 2 (tentative)
St Patrick’s Day Parade in Pinehurst March 11, 2023. Pet Responsibility Committee invites our Membership to join them with our dogs 9:30 AM. Parade starts 10:00 AM. Contact Angela Zumwalt for more information.
Here is some more information about MCKC’s Springfest Booth, and how you can help!! When Ellen calls you (if you don’t contact her first), please let her know you will take a shift. We need folks to:
Bring dogs to be petted
Demonstrate an activity
Tell people about our club, especially the money we donate to dog charities.
Hand out Judging Schedules for the next weekend’s dog show.
Welcome 3 new members: Alan McKinnon, Esther Shrader, Rosemary Abel! We look forward to getting to know you better!
Strap in! This is the busiest time of year for Moore County Kennel Club — and this club needs you!! As President Jane said, during her President’s address, there are opportunities to volunteer in April, May and June.
Let’s all get off the Porch and Volunteer – RUN WITH THE BIG DOGS.
The Club has been meeting at Table on the Green for several years. Options are being considered. Click Here to learn about preferences and what you can do to help.
Our club was mentioned in the Pilot this month. Read more: https://www.thepilot.com/news/replacing-roki-sheriff-s-office-seeks-successor-for-beloved-k-9/article_0c5f87be-92e0-11ed-8062-abfc7b458af6.html
The January Agility Trials were the most successful in the club’s history. A big thank you to the committee: Sandy Fischer, Karen Wlodarski, Sherry Holm, Sara Peterson and Ursula Walsh. The comparisons versus other events are detailed below. This was the first event at the new location, Rising Star. And the other marked difference was […]
Long-time Moore County Kennel Club member, David Kirkland, has been approved to judge the Balance of Hound Group (Afghan Hounds, American English Coonhounds, Azawakh, Basenjis, Basset Hounds, Beagles, Bloodhounds, Bluetick Coonhounds, Borzois, Dachshunds, English Foxhounds, Greyhounds, Harriers, Irish Wolfhounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Plott Hounds, Redbone Coonhounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Salukis, Sloughi, Treeing Walker Coonhounds, Whippets). Congratulations David!
January’s Meeting was PACKED. Happy New Year. We talked a lot about the upcoming dog show and the need for volunteers. NINE applicants were read in. And we have two new members, as well as an Honorary Member. Read on.
January’s Board Meeting had a lot of discussion about the Dog Show, but there were also decisions made in relationship to the Membership, and an exciting announcement about our donation to the Sheriff’s Department.
In this month’s Obedience Corner, Baby Justice learns that the reward comes to those that wait. “Stay” is thought incorrectly by some to be a passive command. In reality,
it is an active command – where the dog must actively remember to staying. Opposition Reflex means that we teach the dog to stay in position while we apply leash pressure to pull them out of the the position we asked them to stay. And the Cookie Slide Game just adds some additional heat.
With Justice, the criteria is that he not only STAY, but he also needs to focus.
For those to whom so much is given, much is required. Click here to review giving update since 2010.
Betty reported our December 2022 net balance is $75,961.12 (compared to $82,649.65 in December 2021). Overall, our charitable expenditures accounted for approximately $4,200 of that difference – in 2021 we donated $16,200 to charity, versus $20,498 in 2022. Betty’s recommendations for 2023 donation can be found on the MCKC Charitable Contributions Report (1/1/10-2022).
Please join us for the January 11th meeting. General Membership will meet at 6 PM at Table on the Green Restaurant. The Board Only Meeting will be at 5 PM.
Our Membership really does know how to party!! The Club celebrated in December at Table on the Green with a special Holiday party, organized by Mrs. Lisa “Christmas Elf” Schrank. The menu was wonderful. The company was even better. And we all enjoyed gifts and fellowship. Thank you Lisa, for always coming through with the […]
Member Karen Wlodarski has been the Trial Secretary for our very successful Agility Trials for years. We wish her the best on the next life phase.