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|Posted by Karl Broom on September 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM|
This morning, our club president sent the message below. It looks more and more likely that the hurricane will not hit us and the picnic should be a go. But check back tomorrow afternoon for an update.
There appears to be a number of different ideas about how much impact Hurricane Florence is going to have on our area. The latest seems to be that we will have very little impact here other than some rain, and not much of that either. The ATCMW Board will make its final decision tomorrow and will let everyone know if the picnic is still going to be held. Since this picnic is also our annual membership meeting where we hold our election for next year’s officers, it’s an important function as well as a really fun one!
Even if we don’t have rain on Saturday, the grounds around the covered Pavilion will be soaked, so pull out your rain shoes in preparation!
|Posted by Karl Broom on August 16, 2018 at 8:05 PM|
September 15, 2018 Airedale Fun Day And Picnic at Frying Pan Park Pavilion at 10:00M. For details, please see the Events Calendar.
|Posted by Karl Broom on February 17, 2018 at 6:20 PM|
The Club will host the 2nd Annual ATCMW Bethesda Picnic on Saturday, 26 May 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Cabin John Regional Park in Bethesda, Maryland. Please mark your calendars and come out and join us with your Airedale(s) to share some good food and socialize with your fellow club members and their dogs.
We will have a general membership meeting, serve a delicious lunch, take some photos and meet each other’s dogs.
Additionally, this will be the first session of a two-part series of training and certification opportunities for the newly created American Kennel Club Trick Dog title. During the Bethesda Picnic, we will explain the Trick Dog title requirements, some training ideas, and a few practical training demonstrations.
At the Frying Pan Park Picnic in September, we will provide you and your Airedale with an opportunity to take the AKC Trick Dog test and earn the title. This is a great opportunity to teach your dog something new and enhance your relationship with your beloved Airedale.
Last year’s Bethesda event was very well attended and everyone had a great time. Please come and join us. We look forward to seeing you there this year.
|Posted by Karl Broom on November 30, 2017 at 11:45 AM|
*** Please note the new staging area. *** We will be following directly behind our parade dignitaries in the 500 block of Wilkes Street between South Pitt Street and South St. Asaph Street. I don't have a map in a format that I can load. Please use bing or google maps to locate the 500 block of Wilkes Street.
|Posted by Karl Broom on November 29, 2017 at 7:40 PM|
Final 47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade Information
NOTE: As of this publication, the organizers of the event, The Campagna Center, have not distributed this year’s instructions. These are last year’s instructions which should be substantially the same for this year. We will distribute updated information if and when we hear from The Campagna Center before the start of the event. Thank you in advance for your patience.
The 47th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade is at hand! As a member of the Airedale Terrier Club of Metropolitan Washington, DC (“ATCMW”;), Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias (“ATRVA”;), or just an Airedale lover, we want to extend a warm welcome to you and hope you will join us for the parade. Please read on for important event information.
WHAT: Members of the ATCMW and ATRVA will be parading with other groups filled with the magnificent tartans of Scottish Clans, the stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, reenactment groups, Scottie dogs (that’s us but perhaps better described as dogs from the United Kingdom and Ireland), dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus, and much more. All dog breeds (pure and mixed breeds) originating in the British Isles and their handlers are invited to participate. It is a great chance for your Airedale to strut his/her stuff, do a few tricks, get pats from kids, and inspect open bags for treats along the parade route.
WHERE: The parade begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe Streets and concludes at Market Square in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The parade will take place rain or shine. Please see the attached parade map for the parade route.
WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017. The parade starts at 11:00 AM and groups are asked to be in place by 10:00 AM. Realistically, you can arrive between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM, but parking and getting to the staging area will become more difficult approaching start time. Look for members Wilder Leavitt, Mary Morningstar and their Airedale Juno who will be in place by 9:30 AM.
WHO: All ATCMW members, ATRVA members, friends of the ATCMW and ATRVA, and of course, Airedale terriers (pure and mixed breeds) are invited to participate.
STAGING AREA: The staging area for the ATCMW is E Block. This is the 400 block of South Pitt Street between Wolfe Street and Wilkes Street. Wilder Leavitt will check in with event organizers early on Saturday and receive our group’s exact placement in the staging area.
PARKING: Parking is available in garages at Market Square and on Union Street or S. Pitt Street if you are arriving before 9:00 AM. There is also limited street parking. We recommend you arrive early!
FESTIVE ATTIRE: The parade organizers request all those marching to dress in traditional Scottish or festive holiday attire, but please do NOT dress as a Santa character. Santa appears at the end of the parade as part of the program for children. Airedale marchers will look more like a “group” if everyone can wear black and tan attire.
BANNER: Wilder will be bringing the ATCMW banner to the event and we will carry it at the head of our group during the parade. We would like two volunteers who will not be handling a dog to carry the banner. If you would like to be a banner bearer, please notify Wilder Leavitt at email@example.com or notify Wilder or Mary during the parade staging period.
RUFFS: Member Jeanne Esmond has created and supplied a number of ruffs for wear by our Airedales during the parade. Members Wilder Leavitt and Mary Morningstar will have the ruffs and will hand them out on a first come, first served basis at the Staging Area. They will also collect the ruffs at the end of the parade so we can use them again in the future. Please be sure to return the ruffs to Wilder or Mary as soon as we finish the parade.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Please feel free to photograph members and their Airedales and share them with the group. Any suitable photos sent to the ATCMW will be posted on our Facebook wall and the ATCMW website. Please send all photos to Wilder Leavitt who will make sure they are publicized. Please include any captioning you would like to be included when published. Wilder’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
POST PARADE PARTY: This year we have an invitation from Cathy Biersack to join her at her home for a pizza party after the parade! Please see the invitation on our website or ask a member during the parade for information. Thanks, Cathy!
QUESTIONS?: Any questions should be directed to Wilder Leavitt at (301) 493-6164 or email@example.com.