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If you have it in your heart to give the gift of sight
call Patty at (360) 293-2291 or  Diana at (360) 293-80553

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1998-99 Club Calendar

Youth and adults alike raise Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers to become guides for the blind.  We work with Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, CA and Boring, OR.  Guide Dogs for the Blind give you the puppy you raise, and you with help from the club, teach the puppy good manners and how to go anywhere with confidence.  You have the puppy for a little over a year, then it is returned to the school to start its guide work.  There it learns all the skills needed to safely guide a blind person.  Only about 50% of the puppies become guides.   If your puppy passes or is selected for the breeding program, you can go to graduation and present your puppy.  The puppy may be "career changed" for a variety of reasons.  Then you have the option of keeping the puppy or Guide Dogs for the Blind will place it in a loving, caring home.

 

 

 

 

1998-99 Club Calendar

October 1998

1 Thursday Record Books due at extension office by 4:00 p.m
5 MON Mandatory leaders meeting at the college in Ford Hall at 7:00 p.m.
8 Thursday Auntie Ann pot luck at Ann's.  Bring something. 7:00-8:30
10 SAT 4-H in the Mall 9:00-4:00
11 SUN Edgewater Park 4-H fundraiser. Time 8:00-6:00.
15 Thursday Dog Training Meeting  7:00-8:30
18 SUNDAY Paws to See Leaders meeting at Mexican Restaurant 5:00.
22 Thursday Dog Training Meeting  7:00-8:30
27-31 Tue - Sat Scare at the Fair

November 1998

2 MONDAY Paws to See to host Leader's Council - Exit Office
5 Thursday PTS business meeting and record book workshop.   7:00-8:30
7 SATURDAY Award Interviews with exc. leaders board
12 Thursday Dog Training Meeting  7:00-8:30
14 SATURDAY Black Tie Adult 4-H dinner
16 MONDAY Dog leaders county meeting 7:00
19 Thursday Dog Training Meeting  7:00-8:30
21 SATURDAY Achievement Night for the county.
26 Thursday HAPPY THANKSGIVING - No Meeting
30 MONDAY Record Book Leaders and Teen Leaders update meeting

December 1998

3 Thursday PTS business meeting and record book workshop.   7:00-8:30
10 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
12 SATURDAY Holiday Party and Awards
14 MONDAY HAPPY HANUKKAH
17 Thursday Training Meeting and gifts for needy family   7:00-8:30
21 MONDAY Dog Leaders meeting
24 Thursday MERRY CHRISTMAS -
No Meeting
31 Thursday NEW YEAR'S EVE - Do you want a party meeting or No meeting?????????????

January 1999

7 Thursday PTS business meeting and record book workshop.   7:00-8:30
14 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
21 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
23 SATURDAY Record Book public presentation workshop
28 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30

February 1999

4 Thursday PTS business meeting and record book workshop.   7:00-8:30
6 SATURDAY Super Saturday
11 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
18 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
25 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30

March 1999

4 Thursday PTS business meeting and record book workshop.   7:00-8:30
6 SATURDAY Public Presentations
11 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
18 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30
25 Thursday Dog Training meeting  7:00-8:30

 

As a club we participate in:
Guide Dog Fun Day, Boring, OR
Guide Dog State Fun Training Day
Skagit County Fair
Skagit County Spring Show
Shipwreck Days
State Fair

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NOTES

There will be a guide dog puppy outing once a month.  You are all welcome to come along without your regular dog.

The business meeting will remain about the same: a meeting, work on record books, judging, dog bowl, breed, etc.

The other Thursdays, we will work on obedience and fitting and showing.   Education on Braille and blindness and vet science.  If you have an idea of something you want to learn, talk to Christy or Mary Ellen.

If you have other ideas you think would be fun, places to go, things to do ... speak up ... we are always looking for fun ideas.

This club has a parent policy, which will be reviewed by the leader in October each year and passed out at a meeting in November.   It was not written to offend anyone, but to help parents know what is expected of them.  Any members or parents who have questions or input regarding it are welcome to express them.  We as leaders will listen and take your comments under advisement.

We as leaders are not perfect, but try to have a club that functions as a unit, allowing members to politely express themselves and their ideas.  They are also encouraged to help plan to direction that the club wants to move in.