March 3, 2015 -- Supported Entry @ "Hound Classic"

Good Morning, Bloodhounds West Members: Our Club is planning a Supported Entry for the Western Hound "Hound Classic" for Saturday 4/11-Sunday 4/12. We will host a lunch on Saturday 4/11 after we show as a Fundraiser to help us pay for our Trophies and delicious fare. On the menu will be: Honeybaked Ham and Turkey with all accompaniements, Jill Beniak's fabulous Potato Salad, Lynne Aguirre's Home-Made Spring Cake, Fruit Platters, Relish Plate and Sodas..We will charge $12 per person. Richard and Marti Secor will join us our Hospitality Committee to help at this show..Thanks, Marti and Richard... A General Membership Meeting will follow the Luncheon..Please make plans to join us for lunch and our meeting...We will send out another reminder and a blast E-Mail prior to the event. If you know you can come, please RSVP: Lynne Aguirre at: lacrackers@aol.com..You can pay at the Show..A head count helps us plan for the amount of food needed...

February 28, 2015  --  Next Southern Chapter Meeting

Our next General Membership Meeting of Bloodhounds West will be held at the Hound Classic, Western Hound Show, on Saturday, April 11th in Silverado, California...We will hold a Luncheon Fundraiser followed by the Meeting..We are hoping for a good attendance..have many things to talk about. Our theme is "Spring"...To all those who plan to attend, we need your thoughts on how to make the Club work better for us all..All positive ideas will be appreciated...also, if you have an idea for a better name for our Newsletter, please "brainstorm" and bring us some names to vote on. I will have a long Agenda for this meeting..Your President, Judy Walker

January 20, 2015  --  TRAILING TRIAL

Check our Events page to see the information flyer and premium for the Bloodhounds West Southern Chapter 1st Annual Trailing Trial.  Entries open January 20, 2015 and close February 19, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

December 12, 2014 -- Indio Regional Specialty

Good Morning to All Bloodhounds West Members: 

There will be regular updates on our Events as the 2015 Regional Specialty in Indio approaches. We hope all of you will come out to the beautiful venue and celebrate the New Year with us. There will be healthy show competition (we expect a large entry), good food, raffles (including a Gastropexy this year, Stacking Box, Stained Glass, Booster Bath, etc.), ..and 20 Golden Ticket Raffle Baskets donated by Bloodhounds West Northern Chapter. A decision has been made to hold the Puppy Match (unsanctioned ) by Bloodhounds West on Friday 1/2/2015 for puppies ages 2-4 months and 4 months to under 6 months since there will already be Sweepstakes that morning at the Hound Show for Puppies 6 months and older and again on Saturday at our Regional Show. A spot to hold our Match is yet TBD; but, our Judge will be Lori Burch and the cost will be $5 for the first puppy and $2 for each additional puppy. Sign-up sheet will be in place Thursday PM or Friday AM at our RV Camp. Great prizes and Rosettes/Ribbons.

Also, more information soon on our Meet the Breed in the Vendor Building on Saturday 1/3...

Show Dates: Friday, 1/2-Sunday 1/4/2015 
Continental Breakfast provided by our Hospitality Committee each AM at 7:00AM (RV Bloodhounds Wrest Area)
Friday 1/2 PM: After Group..Bluegrass Rose Festival..Barbecue Pot Luck with Music/Margaritas (Contact Sue Sappok at: suesappok@yahoo.com )with your potluck food contribution..This is a Trailing Fundraiser..We are asking for a $10 donation to support our Trailing effort..Kids eat free..
Sat. 1/3 PM: After Group...Taco Man, Guacamole, Margaritas..$12 Per Person with Sodas/Water; $15 Per Person w/Margaritas; Kids $5

November 14, 2014  --  Palm Springs Show January 2, 2015

Hello Bloodhounds West:   It's been awhile since posting; but our Events continue. We are planning quite a bash in Indio (Palm Springs) for three days starting January 2nd - January 4th., 2015.  It is the "perfect" way to start the New Year..Friday, 1/2, will start off with a Continental Breakfast hosted by Sue Sappok and Bloodhounds West followed by the Inland Empire Hound Show. That afternoon, Lori Burch will Judge a BW Puppy Match for puppies 4-12 Months, with Ribbons and Prizes..Entries: $5 per puppy. After Hound Group, our Club will host the Bluegrass Rose Festival with a Potluck Barbecue and Bluegrass Music featuring our own vocalist, Jamie Olson...Margaritas will be served and other libations.  We are requesting a $10 donation to benefit our Trailing effort and a dish of some kind to add to our dinner table. The $10 is a Donation Request only. We purchase our Trophies and provide our Margaritas, Breakfasts, heaters and other costs to put on a three day Event and our dinners help support our expense. The donations for this particular meal will be earmarked to help our Trailing people. All in lieu of Trophy Donations which is the norm...You will be contacted by Sue Sappok, who is coordinating the sign-up sheet, for your Potluck Contribution. Saturday, once again, begins with Continental Breakfast followed by our 2015 Regional Specialty. Our theme this year is "Stop and Smell the Roses" and the Trophies all weekend coordinate with our theme. At 9:30 AM-2:30 PM, in the Vendor Building, we will present "Meet the Breed". We will be asking our members to sign up to present and talk about their wonderful bloodhounds to visitors throughout the day. Following Group, the Taco Man is back with us for the 3rd year..Three meats in tacos, rice and beans, Lynne Aguirre's famous guacamole and Margaritas, Sodas, Water.. Meals this year will be $15 with Margaritas included and $12 with Sodas/Water; Kids eat for $8. We will have grass sod again and heaters. Sunday begins again with our Continetal Breakfast and on with the show. We will have a Golden Ticket Basket Raffle at the RV Set-Up and a High End Ticket Raffle throughout the weekend. Hoping to raffle another gatropexy, a Large and Small Stained Glass Framed, a Liquor Basket, a Stacking Box and a Booster Bath..Tickets will be $10 each and 3 for $20. We hope all will join us for the shows, the food, the fun and the support of our Bloodhounds ..Bloodhounds West members and their friends and families are all welcome...More updates as further plans evolve...