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From The President's Desk

May 2018

Dear PCTC Friends,
After missing last year’s Specialty, I was particularly happy to be able to be able to participate this year. Beth Wilder Wilson, our show chairman, and her stalwart volunteers work and worry all year to deliver a great event. I am grateful to all who worked and participated and again made our Specialty one of the best in the nation.
Our spring field trials will be June 2, 2018, at the Hudak-Moe’s in Haymarket Virginia. This is your chance to be a kid again, and spend a day outdoors with your dog and your friends. It also includes a wonderful pot-luck lunch.
Consider asking one of your terrier-owning friends to join us for the field trials or for one of the other interesting, educational, and fun events we have planned for this year. Our vice-president, Lois Cleland, hopes to introduce the club to some new ways to care for and enjoy our little pals. Please see the Events Schedule in this Newsletter or the Calendar at potomacctc.org for more information and directions.
I also want to thank the club members who work hard to keep us all in the know. Sharon and Larry Deibel are our Thistletalk editors, ably assisted by Lydia Hutchinson.  Lydia also contributes an article on the PCTC to every issue of the Highlander, the CTCA newsletter. For many of our far-flung members, Thistletalk is their only regular connection to our club. Please consider making the newsletter your own by contributing an article or a reflection.
Ann Gates
New Members

May 2018 - Connie Burnley of Fort Washington, PA has applied for membership. She owns two Cairns and is interested in Performance and Conformation. She attended several events including the Warrenton KC Supported Entry and the PCTC Specialty. She is sponsored by Karen Wilson and Pam Davis.

May 2018 - Carolina Johnson of Frederick, MD has applied for membership. She has one Cairn terrier and has been involved with dogs for several years. She attended the February puppy match and the March Annual Meeting. She is sponsored by John Cleland and DiAnn Flory.

March 2018 - Deborah Burgess of Burke, VA has applied for membership. She, along with Duane Schell, has owned two Cairn terriers since the mid 1990s. She attended the Fall Field Trials and the Annual Meeting, among others. She is sponsored by Duane Schell and Lydia Hutchinson.