May 18, 2016
Hello STCGA Members,
It is the start of a new club year for STCGA. We are coming out of this past year with a highly successful Specialty Show last month, due to the hard work of Show Chair, Gail Feske, and her dedicated show committee. The quality of the show entries, the fun-filled, delicious banquet thanks to Eric Varner and Sharon Ero, and just the tremendous excitement generated by all our visitors and the Scotties made it a memorable weekend. Last October's Fala Day was another successful and delightful event for us with kudos going to Gail Feske and Dara DeHaven and their Fala Day helpers. The new Board is standing on the accomplishments of prior President Rhea Spence and the Boards who brought us through some tumultuous times. We thank them for their dedication and perseverance as we go forward.
This year promises to be extra special because it is the 40th anniversary of STCGA’s Specialty. Ideas and plans are already hatching. It is going to be a blow out. Fala Day planning is underway and it, too, is going to be a fantastic weekend. The new board, whose experience and expertise is unrivaled, is enthusiastic and brimming with new ideas There are a number of ideas for a variety of programs for our meetings that will be of interest and delight to everyone. However, all of these events take numbers of volunteers to accomplish. WE NEED YOU!! Please plan to attend the meetings. Talk with us about the various volunteer opportunities. We have something for everyone. It will not just be hard work. We have fun while doing the various activities. Every pair of “paws” counts. If you have any ideas, suggestions, questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call me or any of the other board members. We would love to hear from you. This is your club. You joined it because you love the Scottish Terrier breed. Strong regional clubs are the foundation for maintaining healthy breeds for the future. We cannot remain a strong club without our volunteers. On behalf of your beloved Scotties, come volunteer and have wonderful, fulfilling times with other Scottie lovers.
Watch our website in the next few weeks for the year's schedule of meetings and events, plus other items of interest. Read the posted minutes so you know what is happening. If you have any problems with the site, contact our guru, Herschal Hill (webmaster). Be sure to check our face book page frequently. Glenda Tucker keeps it up to date with many interesting items pertaining to the breed and canines in general. The graphics are fantastic. Also, she in her capacity as Regional Rep for the club will send, from time to time, articles, etc. of interest pertaining to the STCA.
I am so looking forward to this coming year. It will be a privilege to take a part in this exciting and growth filled time. A part of the excitement will be seeing each of you at the meetings and working with you on the upcoming events.