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~ 2002 ~
M A R C H
 Specialty Trophy Donation Deadline
 When: Friday, March 8
 Contact: Jon Gauthier

 S.A.M.S. General Meeting
 When: Wednesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.
 Where: Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley (Directions)

 S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
 When: Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
 Where: Karen Palm's Office (Directions)

 
A P R I L
 S.A.M.S. General Meeting
 When: Wednesday, April 10
 Where: Gage & Gage (Directions)
 Details: Foot Trimming Clinic by Laura Wolfe (Pictures)

 Spring Pack Hike
 When: Wednesday, April 27
 Where: Elm Creek Park Reserve, 9:30 a.m. weigh-in, 10:00 a.m. start

 Heartworm Clinic
 When: Saturday, April 6
 Where: Jane Anderson's Groom Room

 
M A Y
 S.A.M.S. Specialty (Pictures)
 When: Friday, May 10
 Details: Entries close April 24

 S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
 When: Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.
 Where: Karen Palm's Office (Directions)

 Web Site Questionnaire Response Due
 When: Friday, May 24
 Details: Send to Robinette Ralston

 
J U N E
 S.A.M.S. General Meeting
 When: Wednesday, June 12, 7:30 p.m.
 Where: Gage & Gage (Directions)
 Details: Teeth Cleaning Program by Laura Wolfe
 
A U G U S T
 State Fair (Pictures)
 When: Saturday, August 31
 Details: Contact Betty Gerlach
 
S E P T E M B E R
 S.A.M.S. General Meeting
 When: Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 p.m.
 Where: Karen Palm's Office (Directions)

 Annual Camping Trip & Pack Hike (Pictures)
 When: September 27-29
 Where: Gooseberry Falls State Park

 
O C T O B E R
 The 71st Samoyed Club of America Specialty
 When: October 14-19
 Where: Carlisle, PA

 S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
 When: Tuesday, October 22
 Where: TBD

 
N O V E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Wednesday, November 13
Where: Animal Humane Society (Golden Valley)
 
D E C E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 10 -- 7:00 p.m.
Where: Chili's on 394
Directions: Take the Park Place/Xenia exit off 394 -- just west of Hwy 100.
 
~ 2003 ~
J A N U A R Y
S.A.M.S. Annual Holiday Party
When: Saturday, January 11, 2003; social hour at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7:00 p.m.
What to Bring: A dish to share plus a wrapped Samoyed/dog-related gift. SAMS will provide the entree and beverages.
Place and Directions: See SAMS January 2003 newsletter for additional information or e-mail: Leny_Wendel@msn.com

We look forward to seeing you at the party!
S.A.M.S. Annual Meeting
When: Monday, January 13, 2003; social hour at 7:15 p.m.; "Ice Breaker" game designed and directed by President Laura Wolfe at 7:30 p.m.; Annual Meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Place and Directions: Conference room in Karen Palm's office building: 2021 East Hennepin, Minneapolis (between 280 and 35W). Enter building on the East side.

Note: Please plan to attend this important meeting. It's your chance to vote on the 2003 SAMS Board of Directors.
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, January 27, 2003; 7:00 p.m.
Where: Lynne and Karen's house (Call for directions.)
 
F E B R U A R Y
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: Monday, February 10, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley (Directions)
Program: AKC Series Video--Dog Steps, a video on canine movement by Rachel Page Elliot followed by Club Meeting and 2004 S.A.M.S. Specialty judge voting.

Note: please plan to arrive by 7:15 p.m. so that we can start the video punctually at 7:30 p.m. The club meeting will start no later than 8:15 p.m.

Northern Heritage Sled Dog Race
When: February 22-23, 2003
Where: Brainerd, MN
Details: Northern Heritage Web Site

Due to poor trail conditions, the sled/cart race has been cancelled. However, some non-race events are still being held. Check the NH website for details.

 
M A R C H
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, March 3, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: TBD
 
A P R I L
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: Monday, April 14, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley (Directions)
 
M A Y
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, May 5, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: TBD
S.A.M.S. Specialty (Click for details)
When: May 17 - May 18
 
J U N E
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: Monday, June 9, 2003, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley (Directions)
Details: Please note new time (7:00, not 7:30)! Presentation by Larry Mackai on the AKC Samoyed Standard. Also a special overview of our 2003 Specialty by John Donner, Show Chairman.
Weight-Pull Clinic & Sanctioned Weight Pull
When: Sunday, June 15
Where: Gage & Gage Warehouse (Directions)
Details:

Schedule of Events:
  9:00 - Registration Opens
  10:00 - Weight Pull Clinic
  Noon - Pot Luck Lunch
  1:00 - Weigh In
  1:30 - Novice and Regular Weight Pull

Clinic Instructor and Judge: Rhonda Schrader using Malamute Club rules

Cost:
  Clinic only - $ 5.00
  Clinic and Novice Pull - 10.00
  Clinic and Regular Pull - 15.00
  Novice Pull Only - 5.00
  Regular Pull Only - 10.00

Awards:
  Novice Pull, Rosettes
  Regular Pull, Medals with neck ribbons
  With Special Awards for Highest Percentage Pulled
  and Highest Percentage Pulled by a Veteran (age 8 and older)

Any breed of dog is welcome. Pull will be held inside on wheels and carpeting

Registration: On-site the day of or pre-register with Barbara Gage (barbarag@winternet.com).

Location: Gage & Gage Warehouse, 4950 12th Ave East, Shakopee, MN. Directions: From 494, take 169 South over the river, exit at Canterbury Road, turn right, then take the first right on 12th Ave East which is right by Culvers. Continue down the street to third building on right. It's beige with teal trim.

S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, June 23, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lynne Sparks and Karen Palm's house
 
J U L Y
Herding Clinic with Kent Herbil
When: July 4-6, 2003
Where: Lake City, MN
Details: See April 30 S.A.M.S. Newsletter for more information.
Microchip Clinic
When: July 12, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Smith Veterinarian Hospital, 1110 East Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN
Details: Cost is$25 per dog plus $15 registration fee per dog or a flat registration fee of $40 for 3 - 8 dogs (same owner).
 
A U G U S T
Cleary Lake Park Dog Event
When: August 16th, 8:30am - 12:00pm.
Where: Burnsville
Details: SAMS will have a booth.
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, August 25, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lynne Sparks and Karen Palm's house
Sammy Day at the MN State Fair
When: August 30th
Details: Details listed in June newsletter. Contact is Betty Gerlach.
 
S E P T E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: Monday, September 15, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley (Directions)
Weight Pull, Sponsored by Saint Bernard Club in Andover
When: Saturday, September 13, 2003
Details: Contact Barb Gage.
S.A.M.S. Annual Camping/Pack Hike at Gooseberry Falls
Rescheduled (see below for new time & location)
S.A.M.S. Pack Hike & Picnic
When: Sunday, September 28, 2003
  9:30 a.m. -- weigh-in
  10:00 a.m. -- hike
  1:30 p.m. -- lunch
Where: Lake Minnewashta Regional Park
Details: Come for the hike and stay for lunch or just come for lunch. S.A.M.S. will provide burgers & buns. Please bring a dish to share and BYOB.

Lake Minnewashta's web site (trail maps)
Map/directions to park

 
O C T O B E R
A-Fair with Dogs at Anoka County Fairgrounds
When: Saturday, October 4, 2003
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, October 6, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Home of Lynne Sparks and Karen Palm
Canine Aggression Seminar with Dr. Petra A Mertens, Asst. Professor, U of MN
Where: Bloomington Obedience Training Club
When: Noon - 3 pm
Cost: $35.00
Weight Pull, Sponsored by Working Dog Club in Rochester
When: October 19, 2003
Details: Contact Barb Gage.
Play it Again Sam! Movie Night
When: Monday, October 20, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gage & Gage in Shakopee
 
N O V E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: Monday, November 10, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: New location: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co. Rd. C2 (corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Co Rd. C2), Roseville
Program: Bob Kelly -- who is on the Board of Directors of the Canine Health Foundation -- will be speaking and taking questions regarding canine health and the work of the foundation
SCA Education & Research Foundation eBay Auction
When: November 12-19
Where: http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&include=0&userid=sca_foundation
 
D E C E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, December 8, 2003, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Lynne Sparks and Karen Palm's house
 
~ 2004 ~
F E B R U A R Y
S.A.M.S. Annual Meeting
When: Monday, February 23, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co. Rd. C2 (corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Co Rd. C2), Roseville
Program: Agenda includes 2004 Board Election and 2005 Judges election
 
M A R C H
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: To be determined


S.A.M.S. 2nd Annual Weight Pull

When: Saturday March 27
Registration: 9:00 a.m. or 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. for pull only
Clinic/practice pulls at 10:00 a.m.
Potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. (bring a dish to share)
Weigh-in at 1:00 p.m.; pull at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Gage & Gage warehouse, 4950 12th Ave East, Shakopee
Directions: From 494, take 169 South over the river. Exit at Canterbury Rd, turn rt, then take the 1st right on 12th Ave E. which is by Culvers. Continue on 12th to 3rd building on right (beige with teal trim). In case you get lost, call Barb Gage's cell phone: 612-232-8766

Clinic leader and weight pull judge: Rhonda Schrader (judging by Malamute regulations).

All breeds are welcome.

Cost: Clinic/practice pulls: $5.00
Regular pull: $10.00
Novice: $5.00

Awards:
Novice Weight Pull: Rosettes
Sanctioned Weight Pull: Medal on Neck Ribbons
Special Awards for Sanctioned Weight Pull: Rosette for highest Percentage pulled; Rosette for highest Percentage pulled by a Veteran

Questions? Contact Barb Gage at barbarag@bevcomm.net or Leny Wendel at Leny_Wendel@msn.com

Crating space available inside warehouse. NOTE: Please clean up your crating area when you leave!

S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, March 29, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co. Rd. C2 (corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Co Rd. C2), Roseville
 
A P R I L
CERF (Dr. Bistner) & microchip clinic
When: Monday, April 13, 2004, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Smith Veterinary Hospital, 1110 East Highway 13, Burnsville, MN 55337 - Phone: (952) 736-8278
Cost: CERF $15, Microchip $28.50
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting (rescheduled from April 12)
When: Monday, April 26, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jane Anderson's house
 
M A Y
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, May 3, 2004, 7:15 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co. Rd. C2 (corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Co Rd. C2), Roseville
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, May 24, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jon Gauthier's house
 
J U N E
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, June 21, 2004, 7:15 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co. Rd. C2 (corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Co Rd. C2), Roseville
Details: Special program starting at 7:15 p.m.: A representative of the Minnesota Purebred Dog Breeders Association will talk about ethical breeding followed by questions and answers.
 
A U G U S T
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, August 23, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: To Be Determined
 
S E P T E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, September 13, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co Rd. C2 and Snelling in Roseville
Program: Guest speaker Debbie Patterson will discuss how to show a top ranking dog.
 
O C T O B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, October 11, 2004, 7:30 p.m. New Date
Where: To Be Determined
Pack Hike & Picnic
When: Saturday, October 30, 2004 New Date
Where: Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, Picnic Shelter #3 (located on the West side of Highway 41, also known as Haseltine Blvd, between Hwys 7 and 5).

9:00 AM Weigh-in
9:30 AM Pack Hike
12:00 PICNIC
1:30 DOGGY PARADE

Directions: from 494 Head west on either Highway 7 or Highway 5. The Park is between these two roads on Highway 41.

Cost: Daily Park fee is $ 4.00 Bring exact change for the honor box.

Pack hike will be 5 miles around in the park - there are many loops and one can stop hiking and get back the picnic area easily.

Club will provide: Burgers, brats and pop

You bring: A dish to share: salad or desert or snacks

Dogs need:
- Packs for the hike
- Water for weight
- Tie out for the picnic
- Costume for the parade

Come for pack hike or picnic/parade or both. CALL Karen Palm or Lynne Sparks to let us know you are coming.

 
N O V E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, November 8, 2004, 7:30 p.m. New Date
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co Rd. C2 and Snelling in Roseville
 
D E C E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, December 6, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
Where: To Be Determined
 
 
~ 2005 ~
J A N U A R Y
S.A.M.S. Holiday Party
When: Saturday, January 22, 2005, 6:30 p.m.
Where: GJ Harper's house -- please RSVP by phone leaving a message including number attending and what dish you plan to bring

S.A.M.S. will provide the entrée (and, yes, Jack is cooking again!!!), soda, and coffee. Please bring a dish to share (hors d'oevres, salad, dessert).

As always, the highlight of the evening will be the S.A.M.S. HOLIDAY AUCTION with our famous auctioneer, Jonathon Helleckson. Please bring a gift-wrapped item (preferably Sams-or dog-related).

Join us for this evening of fun, great food, and good company. We look forward to seeing many of you!

Please be sure to RSVP so that we can plan for the right amount of food!!!

 
S.A.M.S. Annual Meeting
When: Monday, January 31, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co Rd. C2 and Snelling in Roseville
 
F E B R U A R Y
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, February 7, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co Rd. C2 and Snelling in Roseville
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, February 28, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co Rd. C2 and Snelling in Roseville
Details: Treats will be provided! :-)
 
M A R C H
Therapy Dog International Testing Event
When: Saturday, March 12th from 9am until 5pm - 20 dog limit for testing
Where: Gage & Gage, Inc Warehouse in Shakopee, MN just off Hwy 169 and Canterbury Road
Details: SAMS is sponsoring a Therapy Dog Int'l/Canine Good Citizen (TDI/CGC) certification testing event this spring. Take this opportunity to test your dog(s) for certification to visit skilled care facilities including hospitals, assisted living residences, nursing homes, and schools. Our member, Linda Murray, has offered her services as a certified TDI/CGC tester.

Cost: $15.00 first dog, $10.00 each addt'l dog from same owner

Requirements: Dogs must be at least 1 year old at time of testing. Dogs must have a buckle collar, comb/brush, be leash trained, and have updated vaccination records with them. Dogs should be in good health and groomed for the test.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Lori Sorenson at gsorenson@mn.rr.com to reserve a time slot. Each test requires approximately 45 minutes. Registration begins March 6th and ends March 10th or until 20 dog limit is reached.

There is room for crating dog(s) inside the warehouse and owners are responsible for cleanup after their dog(s). Directions will be given to registrants along with their reserved test time. Please be on time. Owners more than 15 minutes late for their test will forfeit their time to the next available owner for testing. TDI/CGC certificates require additional paperwork submitted by the owner. Linda Murray provides the certification paperwork upon successful completion of the test.

S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 15, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Perkins Restaurant, 5915 John Martin Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN
SAMS Annual Heartworm Clinic
When: Sunday, March 20, 2004
Where: Gage & Gage, Inc., 4950 12th Avenue East, Shakopee, MN
Details: Cost: $21.00 per dog. Vaccinations will again be available. PLEASE REMEMBER to bring a legal sized envelope, stamped and self-addressed. Dr. Camille McArdle will mail proof of vaccinations to you at a later date. Heartworm pills can be purchased the day of the clinic. REMEMBER it is helpful to know the approximate weight of each animal. You might visit a pet store before the clinic date so you are prepared for clinic day. Please phone Muriel Anderson (763-571-7587) to reserve your time. Deadline for appointments is March 18th!
A P R I L
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, April 18, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, 1524 W. Co Rd. C2 and Snelling in Roseville. Meet upstairs in Asbury 1 room. Signs will direct members to the meeting room.
Details: Special awards plaque presentation, and Laura Wolfe will be doing a presentation on the benefits club members get for joining the club. Meeting will start directly after programs are finished.
 
M A Y
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, May 9, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Home of Cyndy McGrth
 
J U N E
S.A.M.S. General Meeting & Barbecue
When: Monday, June 13, 2005
Where: Gage & Gage

Barbeque will start at 6:30pm with meeting starting at approximately 7:30pm. If you can't get there at 6:30pm, don't worry, we'll keep the fires going for you! Grilled meats will be provided by SAMS with Bob Gage as our "Master" griller. Please bring a dish or beverage to share, and come and enjoy the good food and conversation with your fellow club members!

 
J U L Y
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: Monday, July 18, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Home of Kathy & Larry Mackai
 
 
S E P T E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Meeting
When: Monday, September 19, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Where: United Methodist Church, Asbury Room (upstairs), 1524 W. Co. Rd. C2 (corner of Snelling Ave. N. and Co Rd. C2), Roseville.
 
N O V E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting, Thursday November 10, 2005, 8:00 p.m. Meeting will be held at Red Robin restaurant (NE corner of I-694 and Lexington Avenue).  
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting, Monday, November 14, 2005, to be held at Gage & Gage's in Shakopee. This will be a Potluck dinner starting at 7 PM, there will be a special program with guest speaker Paul Holtzlider, Flurry, & Glacier at 7:30 PM. Paul will speak and answer questions about the Hurricane Disaster Relief experience he had in September. Flurry & Glacier (his Samoyeds) will tell you about their experience at the Maidl's while their owner was down south. The meeting will start around 8 PM.

Special information about the meeting:

  • Nominations will be announced for the 2006 SAMS Board
  • Voting on future Specialty/Specialties
  • Deadline for donations for the Hurricane Relief Fund (See info in newsletter please)
  • PLEASE bring a food dish to share...

Directions at bottom of this page.

 
D E C E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting, Saturday, December 3, 2005, 9:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 6064 Shingle Creek Center, Brooklyn Center. We will be having a regular board meeting as well as planning for our Specialty.  
 
 
~ 2006 ~
J A N U A R Y
 S.A.M.S. ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY 

You're cordially invited to the S.A.M.S. Annual Holiday Party:

Date:  Saturday, January 21, 2006
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Location:  Karen Palm and Lynne Sparks' home

Note: Please be sure to RSVP so that we can plan for the right amount of food!!!

S.A.M.S. will provide the Entrée, Soda, and Coffee. Please bring a dish to share (hors d'oevres, salad, dessert).

As always, the highlight of the evening will be the S.A.M.S. HOLIDAY AUCTION with our famous auctioneer, Jonathon Helleckson. Please bring a gift-wrapped item (preferably Sams-or dog-related) to add to everyone's enjoyment. Such treasures to be had but, Bottle, Bottle, who's got the bottle? Do you remember?

Join us for this evening of fun, great food, and good company. We look forward to seeing many of you!

S.A.M.S. January Meeting Notice

The next club general meeting will be Monday, January 30, 2006 at Cedar United Methodist Church, 17541 Jefferson St. NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304

* * * Potluck and presentation to begin at 7 PM * * *

Shilon Bedford will bring equipment to educate SAMS members on outdoor winter sports with their Samoyeds. She will discuss fitting, supplies, and equipment needs. Barb Gage will bring info on the working dog certificates available from SAMS and SCA and share information on weight pulls and sledding, Paul Holtzlider will share snow shoeing information, and Pam Landers may be able to attend to share information on sledding and skijoring. Other members who have participated in these activities are welcome to share information, also.

The club meeting will start around 8 PM. This is the annual meeting to vote on the 2006 SAMS Board. We will have new members to vote on, meeting schedules to set up, and other S.A.M.S. business to get a healthy start on the New Year.

Please bring something to share and come to enjoy the program/business meeting.

Directions: Take I-694 to Central Avenue North (Hwy 65), go 10.9 miles until you reach Crosstown Blvd. turn left at the stoplights on Crosstown Blvd., go 1 mile until you get to 175th, turn right and go 1 block to Jefferson St NE, and turn right. The Church is on the right hand side after you take a right on Jefferson St.

* * * There is a kitchen available for us to use * * *

F E B R U A R Y
Board Meeting

The next board meeting will be Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Karen Palm's office.

M A R C H
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting

When: Thursday, March 30th
Where: Karen and Lynne's house

Hospitality at 7PM, Program by Linda Murray on Therapy Dog activities (what is it, what you have to do, how to get the title, what to do with it, etc…) Meeting at 8 PM - treats will be provided by the Board of S.A.M.S.

A P R I L
S.A.M.S. WELLNESS CLINIC (aka Heartworm Clinic)

Dr. Camille McArdle will do a heartworm and vaccination clinic again for S.A.M.S.

Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Gage & Gage Warehouse
(directions below)

1:00 PM (DST) until finished…
Please make your reservation with Bob or Barb Gage.
5 minutes per dog for multiples - 5-10 minutes for 1-2 dogs

Prices:
Heartworm testing will be $23
DA2PP Vaccinations will be $18
Rabies Vaccinations will be $18
Bordetella Vaccinations will be $15

Interceptor (heartworm medication) will be available. Dr. McArdle will match the KV Vet prices. It is also a good idea to weigh your dogs if you need medication. You can find scales at most dog supply stores. Be sure to bring a self addressed stamped envelope for your results to be returned to you. (Remember that this will be Daylight Savings Time - be sure to change your clocks…)

S.A.M.S. Board Meeting

When: Wednesday April 19th
Where: Karen and Lynne's house

J U N E
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, June 20th
Where: Gage & Gage

The June 20th meeting will be a B-BBQ at B & B's (Bob & Barb Gage's) in Shakopee. B will be the theme of the BBQ - we ask that everyone bring a food item to the BBQ starting with the letter B - for example, BBQ beans, Banana cream pie, Bacon wrapped water chestnuts, BBQ chips, BBQ little wieners, Boston cream pie, Banana Popsicles, Brownies, Bacon Broccoli salad, etc… Got the idea? As usual the club will provide the meat (Brats? BBQ's? - This will be 'to-B-decided') (Note: any real bees not welcome, sorry)

A U G U S T
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 2nd, 7:00 pm
Where: Home of Karen & Lynne

S E P T E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 12th, 7:00 pm
Where: Home of Karen & Lynne


S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 27th
Where: North Mississippi Regional Park

We will start at 6:30 PM with a dog walk along the trails next to the scenic Mississippi River -- hopefully the trees will be in good fall color. Dogs must be on leash and you must pick up after your dog... The meeting will be at 7:30 under the pavilion. Club members please bring a treat to share for the meeting after the walk. Members who attended the SCA National Specialty are being asked to share their experiences with the club. Photos welcome.

Please contact Laura Wolfe by 5:00 p.m. on Sep. 26 to order a chicken dinner for only $5.

Directions to North Mississippi Regional Park
The North Mississippi Regional Park is located along the west bank of the Mississippi River at 49th Avenue and I-94 in Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis. (Just south of where I-694 and 252 come together and next exit after Dowling from downtown.)

From the south: exit I-94 West at 49th Avenue, turn right (east) at the first stop sign, and enter the park. Proceed to the parking lot by the pavilion.

From the north: exit I-94 East at 53rd Avenue, proceed south along frontage road (Lyndale), turn left at 49th Avenue and proceed to Interpretive Center. Proceed to the parking lot by the pavilion.

O C T O B E R
Fall Camping Trip, Pack Hike, Animal Communicator, and SAMS Picnic
October 13 & 14, 2006

Mark your calendars for the above dates and plan to participate this fall's S.A.M.S. camping trip, pack hike, and picnic. The events will take place at Wild River State Park, located on the beautiful St. Croix River, NE of the Twin Cities. There are lots of options to participate:

1. Join us for the entire weekend!
2. Join us for the pack hike and picnic
3. Join us for the picnic

Here is a quick overview of the different events:

Event Date What's Included What to Bring
Camping Oct. 13-14
Group Camp Site #5.available from Friday 4 p.m. until Sunday 4 p.m.
Friday night Chili Dinner
Saturday breakfast
Sunday breakfast
Dish to share for Friday night dinner
Your own beverages
Food & water for your dog(s)
Pack Hike Saturday,Oct. 14
Weigh-in 10 a.m.
Starting time: 10:30 a.m.
  Backpacks and water for your dog(s)
Snacks
S.A.M.S. Annual Picnic Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 2:00 p.m. Main course
Paperware, utensils
Dish to share
Your own beverages
Marcia Ramsland
Animal Communicator
Saturday, Oct. 14 starting at 1:30 p.m.   $1.00 per minute, 20-minute minimum. Contact Laura Wolfe to schedule a session.

Those of you who have a cart, please bring it along so that we can do some carting after the picnic! Bring your dogs' harnasses. Those of you who participate in the camping and have a toboggan, please bring it along so that we can hook up the dogs to pull our stuff in.

Costs:

  • State Park Permit: $25 for annual sticker; $7 per day
  • Camping Meal Expenses: $10-15 per person
  • S.A.M.S. will pay for the group camp site and picnic entrée
  • Non- S.A.M.S participants will be asked to share in the S.A.M.S expenses
Directions: Take I -35 to North Branch exit (hwy 95). Turn east (right). Continue on 95 until you see the signs and turn-off for Wild River State Park. Proceed to the Group Camp Site

Sign up/Questions: Please contact Leny Wendel (e-mail: Leny_Wendel@msn.com)
Deadline for signing up for any of the above activities is Sunday, October 8, 2006.

S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 25th
Where: Gage & Gage Warehouse, Shakopee (directions below)

6:30 PM - 'Ghoulish'/Halloween theme appetizers and social hour. Please bring an appetizer to share. Dogs may come in costume... if you wish to bring them... It will be a 'howling good time'.
7:30 PM - Meeting

N O V E M B E R
S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 28th
Where: The next club meeting will be at Gage & Gage's Warehouse break room on Tuesday, November 28th, 2006. Social hour from 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30 PM. Remember we are taking nominations from the floor for the 2007 Board positions. The theme for appetizers, treats, etc... for the meeting will be 'Getting ready for the Holidays', members please bring something to share. The club will supply hot decaf coffee, hot cocoa, & hot cider. Barb and Bob will make popcorn. Directions below.

D E C E M B E R
S.A.M.S. Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Home of Karen Palm and Lynne Sparks.

~ 2007 ~

J A N U A R Y
S.A.M.S. Annual Holiday Party

When: 6:30 PM, Saturday, January 27th
Where: Home of Karen Palm & Lynne Sparks. Please be sure to RSVP to plan for the right amount of food!

S.A.M.S. will provide the Entrée, Soda, and Coffee. Please bring a dish to share (hors d'oevres, salad, dessert).

As always, the highlight of the evening will be the HOLIDAY AUCTION. Please bring a gift-wrapped item (preferably S.A.M.S. or dog-related) for everyone's enjoyment. Such treasures to be had but, Bottle, Bottle, who's got the bottle? Do you remember?

Join us for this evening of fun, great food, and good company. We look forward to seeing you!


 S.A.M.S. Annual Meeting
When: Tuesday, January 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Home of Karen Palm and Lynne Sparks.
M A R C H
 General Club Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 14
Where: Gage & Gage

A P R I L
 Wellness Clinic
Dr. Camille McArdle
Date: Saturday April 7th, 2007
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
No appointments necessary but please arrive no later than 1:00
Bring Stamped Self Addressed Envelope
Location: Gage & Gage, Shakopee, MN
Costs:
Heartworm:   $25.00
Rabies   18.00
Distemper/Parvo   18.00
Bordatella   15.00
For more information or directions contact Bob or Barbara Gage
Weight Pull Clinic - Sponsored by Minnesota Mixed Breed Club
Friday, April 13th, 7:00 pm

Location
Tails Up Dog Training
7648 215th Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044

Tim and Robbie Hiltz will be presenting the clinic. They will go over how to properly fit your harness, where to order a harness from, how to get started training your dog, and basic rules and terminology.

Tim and Robbie have been pulling since 1992. In 2004 our St. Bernards, Jake, Moochie and Gamble swept the top 3 places at the St. Bernard Club of America National Weigh pull in the 140 lb or less class. In 2005 Our St. Bernard Jake was the co-points leader for the Tri-State Alaskan Malamute club's Unlimited weight Class, and finished in 3rd place at the IWPA Nationals. In the fall of 2005 our Saint Bernard bitch, Rikki set a new APA (American Pulling Alliance) record for the 125 lb class pulling 4,480 lbs. In 2006 at the St. Bernard Nationals Rikki won the 140 lb and less class followed by our puppy bitch Zura. Rikki also took the award for most weight pulled overall, and highest percentage. We are currently pulling with our St. Bernard Rikki (135 lbs), our Border Collie x Jack Russell mix, Dodger (35 lbs), and our American Staffordshire terrier, Stella (58 lbs).

$10.00 for the first dog and $5.00 for each additional dog

For more information: http://www.mnmixedbreedclub.org/

UKC Weight Pull Trials - Sponsored by Minnesota Mixed Breed Club
April 14th & 15th, 2007
There will be 1 pull on wheels each day

Location
Tails Up Dog Training in Lakeville
7648 215th Street West
Lakeville, Minnesota 55044
952-469-1540

Temporary Listing numbers will be available for purchase at the pull
Pre-entries close March 31st
Pre-entry: $15 - Day of Pull: entry: $20
Junior Handlers: $5

Denise Johnson
952-447-1074
denise.johnson@sungard.com

Lissie Kaufman
k9rescues@earthlink.net

Make checks payable to: MMBC
Mail to: Lissie Kaufman
2407 Doswell Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

 Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 17
Where: Home of Larry & Kathy Mackai
M A Y
 General Club Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 8
Where: Home of Karen Palm & Lynne Sparks
 2007 S.A.M.S. Specialty Shows
When: May 19 & 20, 2007. Details here.
J U N E
 Therapy Dog International & Canine Good Citizen Testing Event
When: Saturday, June 16, 2007 (10am - 4pm)
Where: Gage & Gage, Inc., 4950 12th Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379
Cost: $15.00 per test or $20.00 for both TDI & CGC

S.A.M.S. is sponsoring it's 2nd Therapy Dog International Testing & Canine Good Citizen event for members and friends. Your dog will be evaluated for Therapy Dog or Canine Good Citizen qualities and will be eligible to join Therapy Dog International, Inc or Canine Good Citizen upon successful completion.

PLEASE REMEMBER to bring your rabies vaccination certificate.

Dogs must be at least one year old to be tested. Each test session will take approximately 15-30 minutes. Please bring a 6 foot leash, grooming brush, and water for your dog(s).

Please phone Lori Sorenson (952-888-7142) to reserve your time.

Deadline for appointments is June 15th!

NOTE: If passed, you have 90 days to complete your registration form and submit to TDI, Inc with fees.


 Board Meeting
When: Monday, June 18
Where: TBA
J U L Y
 General Club Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 10, 4-10:00 p.m.
Where: North Mississippi River Park Shelter
Details: Join us for a cook-out, a dog walk on the trails, and a club meeting!

We will have a dog walk from 4 - 6 PM and a BBQ at 6 PM with the club meeting following at 7 PM. We will have Awards presented at the meeting and a DVD from the Donald Duncan Serum Run. There will be new members to vote into the club. The club will provide hamburgers and brats. We ask members to bring food items to share following the picnic theme... The club will provide beverages. Bob Gage and Laura Wolfe will cook - any other volunteers would be welcomed very appreciatively. Hope to see you all there. (We have the shelter until 10 PM so there may be a chance for a walk after the meeting, also.) They do allow 3.2 alcoholic beverages, if you are so inclined, but you must bring your own. Please bring water for your dogs and clean up supplies.

For info about the park click here.

A U G U S T
 Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, August 14
Where: TBA
S E P T E M B E R
 Board Meeting
When: Wednesday, September 26
Where: TBA
O C T O B E R
 General Club Meeting
When: Tuesday, October 9
Where: Gage & Gage

Social @ 6:30 with meeting to follow...

Those of you who attended the National Specialty
Please come and share!

Treats are welcome!
Many are stopping at Culver's to get dinner on the way to the meeting.

 SAMS Pull
Gage and Gage Inc.
Shakopee * Minnesota
Oct. 12-14th

Directions
Gage and Gage Inc.
4950 12th ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379

Directions: South on 169, Exit Canterbury Rd, turn right, next street is 12th, turn right. Brown building with teal trim on right.

Friday
HMGDC Oct. meeting 7pm
All breed Demo and WP Clinic 7pm
HMGDC Members Weight Pull Demo 8pm

Saturday
11 am Registation
11:30-12:30 Weigh-in
1 pm Pull Starts

Sunday
8-8:30 am Registation & Weigh-in
9 am Pull Starts

Fri. Night potluck for HMGDC members and event staff.
Sat. Potluck lunch for all bring a dish to pass Bar-B-Q.
Sun. Potluck lunch for all bring a dish to pass Grill out Brats and Burgers

More information: Adam Latimer, (715) 254-9537


Byllesby Dryland Classic Sleddog Race
When: October 20-21
Where: Lake Byllesby Regional Park, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Details on Sled Dog Central web site

N O V E M B E R
 Board Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 20
Where: TBA
General Club Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 27; Social at 6:30, meeting to follow
Where: Home of Karen Palm & Lynne Sparks

The new slate for the board will be announced and nominations from the floor can be made tonight.


 
 
~ 2008 ~

J A N U A R Y
 SAMS Annual Holiday Party
Date: Saturday January 19, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm (note earlier start time)
Location: Jack, Jeanne, & GJ Harpers home

Note: Please be sure to RSVP to the Harpers so they can plan for the entree. SAMS will provide the Entree, Soda, and Coffee. Please bring a dish to share (hors d'oevres, salad, dessert). As always the highlight of the evening will the HOLIDAY AUCTION with Jonathon Helleckson once again officiating. Please bring a gift-wrapped item (preferably SAMS or dog related) for everyone's enjoyment. Such treasures to be had but Bottle, Bottle, who's got the bottle: Do you remember?

Join us for this evening of fun, great food, and good company. We look forward to seeing you!


 General Club Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 23
Where: Gage & Gage

The next General meeting will be Wednesday, January 23rd, starting with social time at 6:30pm and meeting at 7pm at Gage & Gage. This is our Annual meeting at which the new board will be voted in. Please plan to attend if possible.

F E B R U A R Y
 2nd Annual Ham Lake Snowbowl
Date: Saturday February 9, 2008
Time: Various events all day long; skijor and dogsled races begin at noon
Location: Ham Lake Park

Visit the Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce web site for more details.

This event is not sponsored by S.A.M.S. but is included here for your interest.


 NADSR Snow Pull Championship
Date: Saturday & Sunday February 16-17, 2008
Time: Weight pull on Saturday - Sleddog race on Sunday
Location: Kensington Runestone Park, Alexandria, MN


More details here.

This event is not sponsored by S.A.M.S. but is included here for your interest.

M A R C H
  S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: March 12 - Social time at 6:30, meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Gage & Gage in Shakopee
Bring a treat to share.


  UKC Licensed Weight Pull & Fun/Novice Weight Pull
Date: Sat March 15, Sun March 16, 2008

LICENSED PULL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY
Check In and Day of Show Entries taken: Saturday 12:00 to 12:30
Weigh-in from 12:30 to 1:00 ~ Pull starts at 1:00
SUNDAY
Check In and Day of Show Entries taken: Sunday 8:00 to 8:30
Weigh-in from 8:30 to 9:00 ~ Pull starts at 9:00

JUDGES
Saturday: 1pm - Robin Clark & Robbie Hiltz
Sunday: 9am - Robin Clark & Robbie Hiltz

Exhibitors MUST check in 1 hour prior to the start of judging for their class. Dogs MUST have a UKC registration or listing number to be entered.

Premium List (Word format) - UKC Entry Form (PDF format)

FUN WEIGHT PULL
We will be holding a fun weight pull at the show site on the same day
Saturday March 15th 9am till noon
Sunday March 16th 1pm or after the licensed pull
The cost is $10 for the first dog and $5 for each additional dog.
You do not have to register with any organization.
There will be harnesses to borrow for big and small dogs.

For more information:
Visit MN Mixed Breed Club or email Denise Johnson

This event is not sponsored by S.A.M.S. but is included here for your interest.

A P R I L
  S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: April 9
Where: TBA


 Two Day Weight Pull
When: April 26 & 27
Where: Shakopee Minnesota, Gage & Gage Inc., 4950 12th Ave. E

Directions:
From the Twin Cities take Hwy 169 south towards Mankato. Exit 83 Canterbury Road and turn right. Turn right at 1st Stop sign (12th Ave). Proceed to 4950 and turn right into lot. Brown building with teal trim.

Time:
Saturday April 26th
11:00 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Weigh in
12:30 p.m. Handler Meeting
1:00 p.m. Weight Pull

Sunday April 27th
8:00 a.m. Registration & Weigh in
9:30 a.m. Weight Pull

NADSR Rules
Chief Judge: Adam Lattimer

Fees: $15 first dog $10 for each additional dog, $5 for Novice

Lunch: POTLUCK both days
Saturday: Sloppy Joes
Sunday: Brats
Please bring a dish to pass.

REMEMBER NADSR card or papers new NADSR # $5
www.northcentralworkingdogclub.com

Sponsored by S.A.M.S. and NADSR
SAMS members - Questions? Contact Barb Gage: barbarag@bevcomm.net

M A Y
  S.A.M.S. Wellness Clinic
When: May 10, noon-4:30 p.m.
Where: Gage & Gage, 4950 12th Ave. E, Shakopee, MN

Dr. Camille McArdle will be doing the clinic again at Gage & Gage’s Warehouse/Office in Shakopee. For S.A.M.S. members and anyone wishing to participate...

Here are the 2008 prices:

Heartworm testing $26
Rabies vaccination (certificate but no tag) $20
DA2PP vaccination (no corona, no lepto) $20
Bordetella (intranasal) $16
Implant microchip $32 (this does not include registering it anywhere; I will have the paperwork to register it with AKC-CAR, which costs $12.50)
T4 Blood level $54
4Dx test: Heartworm antigen plus three tick-borne diseases $56 (higher than at a veterinary clinic, as they can do them in-house but I have to send them out)
Picking the veterinarian's brain: Priceless (ha ha, kidding)

Basic physical exam is N/C with vaccination but I will not have the time/equipment to check ear infections, etc.

All paperwork (rabies certificates, blood results, prescriptions for heartworm preventive, etc.) will be mailed within 8 days. Please bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your papers. Please know your dog’s weight for the heartworm medicine Rx.

It would be VERY helpful to have approximate counts a week ahead, NECESSARY (!) for microchips and T4's, which require that I have an adequate number of certain forms, and knowing the total number of dogs to expect would allow me to make sure I have adequate supplies ready.

Please RSVP by May 3rd, 2008, to Laura RgntreSams@msn.com or call her so she can give an estimate to Dr. McArdle for the clinic.


  S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: May 14 - Social time at 6:30, Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Gage & Gage
Directions: From the Twin Cities take Hwy 169 south towards Mankato. Exit 83 Canterbury Road and turn right. Turn right at 1st Stop sign (12th Ave). Proceed to 4950 and turn right into lot. Brown building with teal trim.

J U N E
  S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: June 11
Where: TBA

J U L Y
  S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: Wednesday, July 9, 4-10:00 p.m.
Where: North Mississippi River Park Shelter
Details: Join us for a cook-out, a dog walk on the trails, and a club meeting!

We will have a dog walk from 4 - 6 PM (you don't have to be there right at 4:00 - just get there whenever you are able) and a BBQ at 6 PM with the club meeting following at 7 PM. The club will provide hamburgers and brats. We ask members to bring food items to share to round out our potluck. The club will provide beverages. (We have the shelter until 10 PM so there may be a chance for a walk after the meeting, also.) They do allow 3.2 alcoholic beverages, if you are so inclined, but you must bring your own. Please bring water for your dogs, crates if you choose, and clean up supplies.

For info about the park: Click here.

A U G U S T
  S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: August 13
Where: TBA
  2008 S.A.M.S. Specialties - August 21 & 22, 2008 Details.

S E P T E M B E R
  S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: September 10
Where: TBA

O C T O B E R
  S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: October 8
Where: TBA

N O V E M B E R
  S.A.M.S. General Club Meeting
When: November 12
Where: TBA
  S.A.M.S. Board Meeting
When: November 19
Where: TBA

~ 2009 ~

J A N U A R Y
  S.A.M.S. Annual Meeting
When: January 14
Where: Gage & Gage in Shakopee

Bring your left over holiday treats! The social time starts at 7:00 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7:30.

Please come, we need a quorum! We will be voting in the 2009 Board. The nominations are:
-Larry Mackai, President
-Bob Gage, Vice President
-Paula Maidl, Secretary
-Kathy Mackai, Treasurer
-Board Members at Large:
   Todd Maidl
   Lynette Sylvester
   Paul Holtzlider

  Annual Holiday Party & Auction
When: January 24
Where: Home of Lynne Sparks and Karen Palm

F E B R U A R Y
  Sammy Snow Day  CANCELED Due to unsafe trail conditions, we unfortunately have to cancel Sammy Snow Day. We will reschedule if we get more snow.
When: February 15, 1:00 pm
Where: Baker Park, multi-use trail off CR 201, Maple Plain (Baker Park website)

Details: Ricq and Melanie Pattay and Pam Landers will be there to help any dogs that want to give sledding a try. Bring your own equipment if you have it - sled, harnesses, etc., but don't be afraid to just show up without anything - we will try to have extra equipment on hand so everyone can participate. Skijoring is also allowed on the same trail, so feel free to bring your cross-country skis and skijoring equipment (if you have it), if you'd like to give that a try (Paula Maidl will also have her skijoring equipment along for anyone who wants to try it out.)

Public welcome!

Afterwards: Anyone who is interested can join us for some food and drink at the Choo Choo Bar & Restaurant just 2 miles away in Loretto!

Wolf Track Classic Sled Dog Races and Weight Pull
February 28th, Ely, MN
NADSR Rules, Indoors, Sanctioned Pull - $1800.00 purse.
Pre Registration happening now. Limited entry (6 per wt class, 32 total), some classes are filling up.
There will also be a novice weight pull offered, limited to 32 dogs.
Go to web site to sign up. www.wolftrackclassic.com
What a fun week end. On Sunday there will be 6 and 8 dog races for distances of 30 and 60 miles with a total of 70 teams.

M A R C H
UKC Weight Pull
March 14 & 15, Gage & Gage
Mar 14; Robin Clark (Rob-lyn Hiltz backup) WPULL Wheels-A Entries 12-12:30 pm Pull 1 pm
There will be a novice pull/clinic Saturday morning at
Mar 15; Robin Clark (Rob-lyn Hiltz backup) WPULL Wheels-A Entries 8-8:30 am Pull 9 am
DOS $20; Jr. Handler $5; PE $15 received by March 4, 2009
Directions: Gage & Gage, 4950 12th Ave East 55379. South on 169 to Shakopee. Right after you cross the river it will turn west toward Mankato. Take Canterbury Rd (Cty Rd 83) exit. Turn right. Go to first stoplight (12th Ave) and turn right. Go several blocks and it will be on your right hand side. www.mnmixedbreedclub.org
Entry forms can be found on the UKC website.

S.A.M.S. Wellness Clinic
March 22, Gage & Gage

Dr. Camille McArdle will once again be helping us with our wellness clinic this year. The services and prices are listed below:
• Heartworm testing $26
• Rabies vaccination (certificate but no tag) $20
• DA2PP vaccination (no corona, no lepto) $20
• Bordetella (intranasal) $16
• Implant microchip $32 (this does not include registering it anywhere; I will have the paperwork to register it with AKC-CAR, which costs $12.50)
• T4 Blood level $54
• 4Dx test: Heartworm antigen plus three tick-borne diseases $56 (higher than at a veterinary clinic, as they can do them in-house but I have to send them out)
• Picking the veterinarian's brain: Priceless (ha ha, kidding) • Basic physical exam is N/C with vaccination but I will not have the time/equipment to check ear infections, etc.
• All paperwork (rabies certificates, blood results, prescriptions for heartworm preventive, etc.) will be mailed within 8 days.
We are working out additional details yet, such as clinic hours, as we have asked the St. Bernard club if they would like to join us. So, watch your email for more information coming soon!

General Club Meeting (rescheduled)
Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Gage & Gage.

Social time begins at 6:30 - please bring a dish to share.

M A Y
NADSR Pull at Gage & Gage Warehouse
4950 12th Ave E, Shakopee, MN 55379
May 9-10, 2009

Both Sanctioned and Novice Pulls each day
9:00 Weigh In
10:00 Pull Starts
Please arrive early if you need a photo ID of your dog
Fees: $15 for 1st dog, $10 for each additional dog - $5 for Novice dogs
Lunch: Potluck both days, Sloppy joes on Sat and WI Brats on Sunday will be provided
Website: www.northcentralworkingdogclub.com
Info: Barbara Gage 952-758-3410

J U L Y
Samoyed Association of Mpls/St. Paul
And
The Greater Twin Cities Saint Bernard Club
Present

Therapy Dog International & Canine Good Citizen Testing Event

We are offering Therapy Dog International Testing & Canine Good Citizen event for members and friends. Your dog will be evaluated for Therapy Dog or Canine Good Citizen qualities and will be eligible to join Therapy Dog International, Inc or Canine Good Citizen upon successful completion.

When: Saturday, July 18, 2009 (10am - 4pm)
Where: Gage & Gage, Inc.
4950 12th Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Cost: $15.00 per test or $25.00 for both TDI & CGC

PLEASE REMEMBER to bring your rabies vaccination certificate.

Dogs must be at least one year old to be tested. Each test session will take approximately 15-30 minutes. Please bring a 6 foot leash, grooming brush, and water for your dog(s).

Reservations: Please phone Barbara Gage (952-758-3410)
Spots are very limited so please call ASAP to reserve your time.

Deadline for appointments is July 15th!

Please be on time. If you are unavoidably delayed please call 612-232-8766 so we can proceed with another dog in the meantime.

For information on testing requirements please visit this website. http://www.tdi-dog.org/HowToJoin.aspx?Page=Testing+Requirements

NOTE: If your dog passes, you have 90 days to complete your registration form and submit to TDI, Inc with fees.


S.A.M.S. General Meeting, Barbecue, and Dog Walk - Tuesday, July 14th

This year, we will be holding it at Blackhawk Park in Eagan, MN (Deerwood Dr. & Murphy Pkwy, 1629 Murphy Parkway, Eagan, MN), at the large pavillion. You can find a map to the park on the city of Eagan's website.

6:30 - 7:30 Dog Walk
7:30 - 9:00 Potluck dinner and club meeting

The club will provide meat and water, and plates/plasticware/napkins. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck. Also, please bring a crate and water for your dogs for after the walk.


Weight Pull Practice/Training Sessions - July 26 (more dates to come depending on response). View the flyer.  

A U G U S T
 

Weight Pull Practice/Training Sessions - August 2 & 16 (more dates to come depending on response). View the flyer.  

S E P T E M B E R
Weight Pull Practice/Training Sessions - September 13 & 27. View the flyer.
SAMS Pack Hike - Saturday, September 26th
Wendy Graham is organizing a pack hike at Afton State Park on Saturday, September 26 for all SAMS members and their dogs. More information will be send to members via email.
Fall Photo Shoot - Sunday, September 27th and Sunday, October 4th
Jill Crisp is organizing a photo shoot for people with or without dogs, at the Roseville Arboretum. Contact Jill to sign up for a spot on either day.

O C T O B E R
Fall Photo Shoot - Sunday, October 4th
Jill Crisp is organizing a photo shoot for people with or without dogs, at the Roseville Arboretum. Contact Jill to sign up for a spot on either day.
Herding Fun Day - Saturday, October 17th
Bob Gage has organized another herding fun day for SAMS members, to be held again at Elysian Farms in Pine City, MN. The fun day is open to 12 dogs. The cost will be $20 per dog, with only 1 dog/family until after 9/30. Contact Bob Gage to sign up.
9:00 – first runs begin
Noon – potluck lunch
Afternoon – second runs begin

N O V E M B E R
SAMS General Meeting, Thyroid Study Presentation - New Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Our last club meeting of 2009 is this coming Tuesday, 11/17. We are very excited to have Dr. Davies, from the U of M, coming to speak to our club about the results of her thyroid study (of which many of your dogs donated samples toward).

At this meeting, we will also be accepting nominations from the floor for 2010 SAMS Board positions. If your nominee is not present, you must provide their written acceptance of the nomination, in order for the nomination to be accepted.

Here are the details for the meeting:

Where: Lynne Sparks and Karen Palm's home

When: Tuesday, November 17th
   6:30 - Social Time
   7:00 - Program Begins
   8:00 (or 8:30) - Meeting Begins

Bring: A snack or food item to share (and beverages for yourself)

~ 2010 ~
J A N U A R Y
Annual Meeting, Tuesday, January 12th at Gage & Gage
6:30 social time
7:00 club meeting

SAMS Holiday Party, Saturday, January 23rd at Jon Gauthier's home, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Bring a dish to share and wrapped, sammy-related gift.

Weight Pull Practice Session, January 31, 4-6:00 p.m. at Gage & Gage
Click here to view the flyer.

F E B R U A R Y
Weight Pull Practice Sessions, February 14 & 21, 4-6:00 p.m. at Gage & Gage
Click here to view the flyer.

NADSR Sanctioned and Novice Weight Pull, February 27-28 at Gage & Gage
Click here to view the flyer.

M A R C H
Weight Pull Practice Sessions, March 7 & 14, 4-6:00 p.m. at Gage & Gage
Click here to view the flyer.

A P R I L
Weight Pull Practice Sessions, April thru May at Gage & Gage
Click here to view the flyer. Several non-S.A.M.S. weight pull opportunities are also listed.

M A Y
Weight Pull Practice Sessions, April thru May at Gage & Gage
Click here to view the flyer. Several non-S.A.M.S. weight pull opportunities are also listed.

 
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