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From The President's Desk

January 2020

Welcome to a new year here at Potomac Cairn Terrier Club! 2020 promises to be both productive and fun. Looking back, a festive group of PCTC members, friends, and their Cairns, gathered in Alexandria, VA to participate in the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade on December 7. It was a sunny and mild day (for December). After marching the 3-mile route, we gathered at the Virtue Feed and Grain restaurant for a festive meal and to raise a few classes of cheer. Looking ahead, we have our Fun Match coming up soon on Sunday, Feb. 2 in Leesburg, VA. The judge for the match will be club member, John Kornylo. Please come
with your puppies, your champions, your rescue dogs for frolic, food, and fun. If you have questions you can contact the Match Chairperson, Peggy Slattery, at megolia@aol.com.

On Saturday, February 29, we will hold our Annual Meeting in Herndon, VA at the Amphora’s Diner Deluxe. The time is from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is a most important and anticipated day in our club calendar. Club business is done, annual awards are presented, and Cairn Terrier Fellowship abounds. The new Board of Directors and Officers take on the task of planning and implementing another exciting year for the club. We encourage all of you to participate in the “implementing” of our events. Many hands make light work.

Our Annual Specialty is in April as part of the Cherry Blossom Cluster. The date for our show is Friday, April 17. We are all in the very capable hands of our Show Chairperson, Karen Wilson. She has most of her committees and workers in place. If you’re contacted to help, please say yes. If you want to be involved, please contact Karen Wilson at gkarengary2@aol.com or me at locleland@verizon.net. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our original judge, Randy Garren, will not be able to judge our Cairns this year. Club member, Diane Ondo, a long-time and well-respected Cairn Terrier Breeder, will be the judge for the regular classes.

To keep up with our schedule, find directions, register and pay for events and dues, go to our club website: www.potomacctc.org. Speaking of dues, remember to pay them before February 1, 2020 to be listed in the Membership Directory.

To end, I want to thank everyone who pitched in this past year to make our events successful. Your helping hands were invaluable. Your time and effort are what make PCTC great. You are proof that we work hard, play hard, and enjoy our dogs and our friends like no other. Thank you all for a wonderful year and cheers to the year to come!

In Fellowship,

Lois Cleland
New Members

March 2020 - Marcia Flohr of Gainesville, VA has applied for membership. She has one Cairn and is interested in conformation. She attended the Fun Match and the Field Trials in Fall 2019. She is sponsored by DiAnn Flory and Gwen Metzler.

November 2019 - Patricia Hellyer of Aldie, VA has re-applied for membership. She has owned 6 Cairns over the last 30+ years and was involved in PCTC rescue and fostering. She is sponsored by Lynda Hammel and Linda Savage.