Chris Franczek. President s Message. Happy New Year! Chatter-Barks Obedience Club of Daytona, Inc. 7:00pm General Meeting with Members & Guests

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1 Obedience Club of Daytona, Inc. Volume 32 / Issue 1 January 2013 MEETING LOCATION: Daytona Beach Country Club Restaurant 600 Wilder Blvd. Daytona Beach, Fl. 7:00pm General Meeting with Members & Guests President: Chris Franczek Vice Pres.: Janet Narushka Secretary: Kathy Nicastro Treasurer: Hoke Johnson Board of Directors: Ray Stites Joe White Janet Berry OBEDIENCE: Janet N Joan C Renee J. AGILITY: Renee J Anna J. Applications can be found on our web site Disclaimer: the views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Obedience Club of Daytona, Inc. or the editors. President s Message NEXT MEETING 7:00 PM, Monday, January 14, 2013 Organization of Committees & Calendar of Events AGILITY TRIAL January 25, 26, 27 & 28th (set-up on Thursday, 24th at 10:00am) Despite the scary weather that night, we had a great time at our annual awards dinner. A big thank you to Bob (Santa's new elf) for keeping the gift stealing (I mean giving) in order and Reneé for getting the long list of awards out to our growing band of most excellent dog trainers. I couldn't help but reminisce when the club logo flashed on the screen. When we started the club in October, 1982, our vision was on the four pads of the paw print - Novice, Open, Utility and Tracking. What a long way our members have come with their titles. It is not too early to start working on your titles for I hope everyone enjoyed graduation night and is inspired by the demos to sign up for the January classes. If your dog is not ready, you can still learn a LOT by teaching or assisting. Also in December, Pat led a merry band in a demo in Port Orange as part of public education. For those not competition oriented, these events are a super way to just get you and your dog out to socialize with people who love dogs as much as you do! Besides our new classes starting January 8, January is our AGILITY TRIAL month! Yay OCOD. We'll have a FOUR day trial this year - is anyone exhausted thinking about it? Yes it is a LOT of work, but so much fun once you see the dogs and people enjoying each other whether they get green ribbons or not. If you can get vacation days off, we can use you Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - one day or all days - any way you can help is greatly appreciated! And what will we be doing for the rest of 2013? Do you want programs at our monthly meetings? Put on by our members, vets, others? Do you want to volunteer for any existing committees? How should we encourage more working members? What about a mentoring program to match new members with old so we're ready to pass the torch if necessary? How about our PROPERTY search? We can do anything - we just can't do everything so bring or your ideas for the future of our club! Chris Franczek Happy New Year!

2 Page 2 January 2013 OFFICERS FOR 2013 Were voted on and accepted at the banquet. Club Members Only Pre-Trial Agility Fun Night! In keeping with the tradition begun a couple of years ago, we will host a pre-trial agility fun-night at Silver Sands on Thursday, January 3. All club members who do agility are invited to bring their dogs to run a nested Excellent/Novice course. We will try to have two runs each if time permits. Those who arrive before 6 to help set up and/or stay after to help tear down will pay $5 per dog. Those who opt not to help will pay $10 per dog. Exact change only, please! Dogs must be skilled on all equipment this is not an instruction class. This agility fun-night is a great way to familiarize your dogs with the Silver Sands facility, where the OCOD 2013 Agility Trials will be held on January 25-28, and to have some fun. President: Chris Franczek Vice President: Janet Narushka Secretary: Kathy Nicastro Treasurer: Hoke Johnson Board Of Directors: Ray Stites Joe White Janet Berry Get Well Wishes to Valerie Ison, she fell and broke her arm. Questions? Ask Coralee, Congratulations! UD Title Maria Orlando and Liebchen s Summer Song Of Grace Summer earned a Utility Dog Title on at Orlando Pre Show at the Orlando Convention Center.

3 Page 3 January 2013 Therapy Dog Visits Ormond-Holly Hill Area First Tuesday: each month: 10:30 Riviera MILITARY WAR DOGS ALWAYS NEED OUR HELP Contact: Ralph Orlando Second Tuesday: Claire Bridge 10:00 Third Tuesday: Grand Villa 10:30 First Thursday: DB Health and Rehab 10:00 Third Thursday: Hampton 10:00 Last Thursday: DB Health Care 10:00 Note: I will any places if we get more. Renee Port Orange-Daytona Area First Monday of every month at 10:00 am Port Orange Nursing & Rehab Center 5600 Victoria Gardens Blvd. 3rd Monday 10:00 am Carlton Shores On Nova Rd. Every other Tuesday Starting Jan. 8, 1:30 pm Halifax Hospital rear entrance, Halifax needs current parasite test and rabies shot records. Ralph Orlando & Janet Berry are the testers for Therapy Dogs Inc. If you are interested in joining the group please contact them. Ralph Janet Berry CLUB MEMBER DINNER When: January 19, 2013 Time: 6:00 Sharp! Where: Mainsteet Grill 100 East New York Ave. Deland, Fl. Call Nancy Sutton for reservations or cancellations or Join other Club members and their guests. Sincere Sympathy to Janet Berry and Family on the loss of her Father.

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6 Page 6 January 2013 New Members None at this time. Changes Shirley Michaud new Congratulations! Brandy Schmid and Hideaway Travelin Man Trip for winning 1st place Terrier group at The National Obedience Invitational!! Ralph and Maria Orlando and Liebchen's Smokey Bones Mountain Mischief UD BN RE THD "Smokey" has been presented the Prestigious Award of Obedience Dog of 2012 by Robin Scott and the Mid Florida Golden Retriever Club. Award is based on winnings and placements in Obedience Competitions for the 2012 year. Smokey is a 2 year old Golden that earned his CD,CDX,UD,THD all in a 6 month period!!! Congratulations to the Golden boy!!! Awards Banquet, Minutes from December Voting and Christmas Party The Christmas party and December club meeting were held December 10th at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club. The new 2013 board was announced and board members were voted on. The members are as follows: President: Chris Franczek Vice President: Janet Narushka Treasurer: Hoke Johnson Secretary: Kathy Nicastro Board Members: Janet Berry Joe White Ray Stites Machine Embroidery of Dogs If you would like your breed of dog embroidered on your shirt, or canvas bag or other items, please contact Marge Passalacqua at or We had a record number of titles earned this year. We gave out 119 awards. We also had a gift exchange which was fun for all. Respectfully Submitted, Kathy Nicastro

7 Page 7 January 2013 Class Schedule for January 8, 2013 (You must Pre-Register for Class) If you have questions or would like to assist a class Please call Ralph Orlando our Training Director Collars: Renee Johnson Shirley & Karl Shalansky Puppy: Mark Berber Co-Teach: Linda Eastlake Assist: Chuck Eastlake Darra VanAlystyne Rebecca Brown Your Name, Dog s AKC Name Dog s Call Name What Won Date Location Hope Johnson and JN s Audacious Nancy Drew Dolly earned a leg in Beginner Novice on Dolly earned another leg in Beginner Novice on at the Ocala Trials. Basic: Anna Johnson Assist: Pat Fountain Kathye Walker You can earn FREE Classes by signing up to assist with classes! Basic: Pat Mozden Assist: Al Fountain Linda Hudak Intermediate: Joan Costello Assist: Claire Israelson Nina Daly Open/Utility: Ralph Orlando Co-Teach: Lynn Chapple Assist: Meg DeFore Laurel Hendricks NOTE: You will need a Dumbell for Open and for Utility, Articles & Gloves, please contact Ralph if you have questions on either class. When you send in your Wins & Brags, please include the following information:: NO 8:00 Classes this session. Renee Morrow and Cooper Belfer Blue Cooper earned a leg in Excellent Jumpers With Weaves with a First Place Win on Cooper earned a leg in Excellent Jumpers With Weaves with a 1st Place Win and his Agility Excellent Jumper (AXJ) Title on Cooper earned a leg in Excellent Jumpers With Weaves on at the Sunshine Belgian Tervuren Club. Sandy Wilcox and Dixie Doodle Dandy "Doodle" qualified both days (12-1 & 2, 2012 in Senior Earthdog at the Tampa Bay Terrier Club in Ocala. Alan Wilcox and Stoneridge Blue Water Sprite "Sprite" qualified in the Seasoned on and earned a UKC Hunting Retriever (HR) Title at Central Florida Hunting Retriever Club trial in Montverde. Alan Wilcox and Stoneridge Dixie Flyway "Dixie" qualified both days 12-1 & 2-12 and earned an AKC Junior Hunter (JH) Title at the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club's AKC Hunt Test in Montverde. Maria Orlando and Liebchen s Summer Song of Grace Summer earned a leg in Master Agility Jumper on in Elkton Agility Trial. Summer earned a Utility (UD) Title on with a 1st Place Win at Orlando Pre shows Orlando Convention Center. Get Well Wishes Ralph Orlando and Liebche s Smokey Bones Mountain Mischief Smokey earned a leg in Novice Standard with a 1st Place Win on at the Elkton Agility Trial. Smokey earned a leg in Utility B on & 14, 2012 at the Orlando Convention Center. Laddie, he underwent some Ralph Orlando and Sophia Lucia s Abby Abby earned a leg in Open Jumpers with a 2nd Place Win at the Elkton Agility Trial. for Lois Hoffmann s major surgery. Congratulations Everyone!

8 Page 8 January 2013 AGILITY TRIAL INFORMATION We need workers!!! Our set up for the trial will be on Thursday, January 24 at 10:00am Silver Sands Bridle Club on Tomoka Farms Road On Friday, Jan. 25, the first day of the trial we need workers to arrive by 7:30am or as Jude has given you your work assignments. You do not need to work all day or even all four days. If you can help out for just several hours it is very appreciated. Just come and help where you can You do not need any experience The jobs are easy and we have someone there to help you learn. WORKERS CONTACT: JUDE VALLOZE EQUIPMENT WRANGLERS CONTACT: Ralph Orlando JACK VALLOZE is our Trial Chairman, if you have any questions or want to help, please give him a call or We especially need HELP on Monday afternoon to help clean up and put away equipment. January 10 will be the first night of Agility Classes. If you are presently taking, please get your application and money/class credits to Renee Johnson We only have a short time to register... Cheri Tyre-Roberts and Chief Tomoka Ami Vom Haus Roberts MoMo Jumpers With Weaves (NAJ) Title and a Novice Agility (NA) Title OCOD % Renee Johnson 14 Emerald Circle Ormond Beach, FL 32174

9 Page 9 January 2013 Club Shirts & Jackets Winter Agility Class Schedule Week 1 January 10 Week 2 January 17 If interested contact Joan Eddy or No agility January 24 OCOD trial that weekend Week 3 January 31 Week 4 February 7 Please pay with a Check! RAW FOOD DIET If you are interested in trying raw food with your dog but you need convenience, call Pat and ask about the pouch with individual 2 ounce pieces. For more information call Pat Mozden or No agility February 14 facility not available Week 5 February 21 Week 6 February 28 No agility March 7 facility not available Please Help the Humane Societies Week 7 March Halifax Humane Society Week 8 March Southeast Volusia Humane Society Flagler County Humane Society Deadline for next issue February 23 Editor: Joan Costello 842 Bears Trail Port Orange, Fl MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE NOW PAST DUE!! Contact our treasurer, Hoke Johnson, if you have any questions or MEMBERSHIP FEES WILL BE: SINGLE $20. - HOUSEHOLD $30. - JUNIOR $15. If your dues are not paid You have to pay FULL price for classes!! Mail To: Obedience Club of Daytona Post Office Box Port Orange, Fl

10 Obedience Club of Daytona, Inc. Post Office Box Port Orange, Fl First Class Mail OCOD Agility Trial Set-up January 24, 10:00 am Agility Trial Jan. 25, 26, 27, 28th, 2013 Dog Training Page 10, January Calendar of Events Jan. 8 thru Feb. 19 Obedience Classes Jan. 24 Agility Trial Set-Up Jan, 25, 26, 27, 28 Agility Trial March 5 thru April 16 Obedience Classes April 23 CGC Test April 30 Dress Rehearsal for Dancing Dog Show May 1 Dancing Dog Show May 7 thru June 18 Obedience Classes July 19 Obedience Trial Set-Up 10:00 am Volusia County Fairgrounds July 20 & 21 Obedience & Rally Trial Sept. 1 DOCOF Sept. 10 thru Oct. 22 Obedience Classes Oct. 29 CGC Test Nov. 5 thru Dec. 17 Obedience Classes Nov. 30 Silver Sands Fun Day Dec. 9 Christmas & Awards Banquet