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January 22 PVSSC Meeting

March 18 PVSSC Meeting

The March 18 PVSSC meeting was held virtually, with about 40 members and
guests online. The club voted in new members, and introduced some prospective
members as well. The 2023-24 Nominations for Officers and Board were

During the business meeting, members discussed upcoming meetings and
activities: virtual on April 22, then in-person going forward. Events planned
include the May 21 Supported Entry in Maryland, which will also be the Annual
Meeting for the purpose of electing the new officers, the June 17 Awards Picnic
in Virginia, the July 29 Dock-Diving fun day and picnic in Virginia, and the
September 16 PVSSC Match. We are also looking forward to the November 4-5
FastCAT trials and November 5 PVSSC Specialty. Scott Minke is looking into a
Barn Hunting seminar for 2023, as well. We will be looking for volunteers for all of
these, so pleased step up!

After the business meeting, Gail Mackiernan presented “Schnauzers in the
Spotlight” – a fun look back at Standard Schnauzers during the Golden Age of

Click on Schnauzers in the Spotlight to see Gail’s presentation.

June 17 PVSSC Annual Awards Picnic

Almost 40 members and their dogs gathered on Saturday, June 17 for our 3rd Annual Awards picnic held at Northern Fauquier Community Park’s Lakeside Pavilion. Here is the WireTap write-up:

The Dog of the Year Awards included:

Pam Minnich produced a lovely Awards pamphlet:

The PVSSC officially became an AKC Fit Dog Club this year. We held our first AKC Fit Dog walk before the picnic began. Candace Craig, Todd Davis, Betsy Davison, Meredith Neubauer, Holli Shan, and Pat White participated with their dogs. We look forward to having other walks at our future club events. Thanks to Todd Davis who organized the walk, coming early to scout the trail we would use. Here are photos from the walk:

Here are photos from the picnic afterwards:

September 9 PVSSC Dock Diving Discovery Fun Day

October 7 PVSSC Barn Hunt Clinic

November 4-5 PVSSC Supported Entry & Annual Specialty

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