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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

March 2020

Dearest Members,

I blinked an eye and March arrived! The Daffodils, and the weeds, in our yard are getting ready for their yearly battle. Who will win is always a toss-up. I came across this recipe for “natural weed killer” and will try it out next week. Thought I’d share it with you: 1 Gallon Vinegar, 2 cups Epson Salt, 1/4 cup original blue Dawn Dish Soap. Mix and spray in the morning, after the dew has evaporated. Walk away, and by dinner time the weeds are gone! Not sure why you are supposed to walk away, maybe the weeds are shy? However, when you have animals in the yard it is always a challenge to keep the weeds under control. Let me know if it works for you.

February was a busy month for ISCP. We held a very successful Scent Work Trial, many thanks to Pam Warner, Margaret Norris and Gina Hemphill. We also welcomed back our annual Hunt Test, big thanks to our club members who made this happen: Cathy Michaels for Chairing, Jen Mullin for her outstanding secretarial skills, Peter Warner and John Barrett for bird planting, Pam Warner for line marshaling, Derrick Mullin and Dave Michaels for judging! A very bigmcongratulation to Pam and Peter’s Chloe for another successful Junior pass, and to Derrick & Jen Mullin’s Master passes for both Carrie & Prince. Hunt test pictures are posted on our website, be sure to check them out.

March is going to be a busy month. March 14, 15 is our Field Trial at the O’Neill Forebay, thanks to our club members Vickie & Dave Tompkins, and Ed Meyer. That same weekend is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin. I will send a flyer to members with additional information. Finishing out the month, we once again have our Irish Setter Tri-Specialties March 27 & 28. A big thanks to our chairs: Jeanette Holmes, Ann Smith, event coordinator Janet Jenkins-Hylton, and ground crew coordinator John Barrett with Peter Warner, Ed Meyer, Mark Welch. If you are at the show, any and all help setting up and breaking down is greatly appreciated!

Our club’s membership Directory for 2020 is finished and has been sent to the Printer. Club members can pick up their copy at the March Specialty. A huge thanks to Maureen Feehan, Pat Duran and Peggy Davis for making this happen. For those who are not attending, let me know and I will make sure you get your copy. Thanks again to all those who have continued their membership. It is our members that make us such a great club!

If you have pictures of our club members and events, please share them! Send all to Cindy Stanford, who will then make sure they are posted for all to see. Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of our upcoming club events

Sincerely,
Sandy Barrett


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can be contacted through the President by telephone or email.
Sandy Barrett
sandyb1630@gmail.com
916-718-5559 (cell)