Nutmeg Border Collie Club hosted a benefit at our December 7-9 AKC agility trials to assist members
of our club who have suffered loss due to Hurricane Sandy. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Tinna Brown lost her home and all of its contents in the storm. We held
a raffle from which
100% of the proceeds went to Tinna to help
her rebuild her home and buy some of the things she needs.

We also had a 50/50 cash prize for Christine Mellon. Her home was flooded but
can be repaired at substantial cost.

Thank you also to The American Kennel Club and the Sandy Fund for supporting our benefit.


Nutmeg Border Collie Club is proud to have donated to so many worthy causes -
The AKC US World Team, rescue organizations and Canine Health Foundation just to name a few.
Now we are fortunate to be able to help our own members.

Download the flyer here

Sincere thanks to the donators below for allowing us to offer these great prizes.

Gift certificates and products from these trainers:

Private lesson with Lara Avery

Private lesson with Andrea Samuels

Private lesson with Cherie Fischer

Private lesson with John Nys

Private lesson with Monique Plinck

Private lesson with Terri Cesarek at Paws N Effect

Private lesson with Diane Bauman for agility, obedience or tracking

Mary Champagne and The Agility Facility
One class session at either the Clinton or Colchester location ($140 value).

$100 gift certificate toward a class at Agility University from Tracy Sklenar

$125 gift certificate toward a year's subscription to Linda Mecklenburgs's online Awesome Paws forum.

An online lesson with Karen Holik

One online video review with Ann Croft
Includes review and analysis of one agility run on video and training/ handling suggestions.

Two Pupstart 101 DVDs courtesy of Janice DeMello, Hob Nob Border Collies

From Susan Garrett: A complete library all of my books and DVDs (Shaping Success (hardcover),
Ruff Love, Success with One Jump DVD, Crate Games DVD, 2x2 Weave Pole Training DVD)
as well as a spot in my next on line Recallers class. Amazing!

Three DVDs from Rachel Sanders: 2-on/2-off - Contacts Made Easy,
Training Solutions for Weave Pole Problems and Teaching Directionals - Left, Right and Turn

Two DVD's from Mary Ellen Barry: Foundation Fundamentals and The Long Jump

From Daisy Peel: Clear Mind e-book, and a working spot in her online foundation or handling class

Three Alphabet Drills Books from Nancy Gyes


More great prizes below!

$100 Gift certificate to On Target redeemable for trials, classes or lessons (Thank you Sybil Carroll)

$100 Gift certificate to Paws N Effect (Thank you Kathy Shea)

$100 Gift certificate to Clean Run (Thank you Ann Koenig)

Two $25 gift certificates from Rich Knecht, Agility Photographer

Fit Paws Conditioning Disc (Thank you Pam Coblyn)

NRS Dog life preserver size XL (Thank you Pam Coblyn)

Doggie treat bag (Thank you Pam Coblyn)

Beautiful leather training leash (Thank you Mary Elizabeth Smpson)

Two $50 Gift Certificates for MAX 200

Two $50 Gift Certificates for Fast Times

$50 Gift Certificate from 4PawRule

Gift Certificate for a dog massage from Dizzy Canine Massage (Thank you Marissa Capozzo-Schmidt)

Gift Certificate for photography from Karen Hocker

Basket of pet products from FETCH (Thank you Marissa Capozzo-Schmidt)

Gift certificate for Life's Abundance Dog Food and Treats
(Thank you Frank Heffelfinger)

Baskets from Deb Salerno, Westchester BARKery and SNY

Gift basket full of stuffed toys and selection of all-natural Crunch-Eze training treats from
Simply Pawesome and Artful Dodgers Agility Club (A NADAC Club)

$25 Gift Certificates to Chilis/On The Border/Macaroni Grill and Petsmart (Thank you Diane Polito)

Beautiful gift basket filled with dog toys and treats (Thank you JoAnna Lou)

Basket of Paul Mitchell pet products (Thank you Sandie Hanlon)

Dog related gifts courtesy of Beauty of The Beasts

Great dog-related items from Dogwise

20 x 22 x 20 soft travel crate with travel accessories (Thank you Jamie and Stephen McKay)

NY Giants logo martingale collar/leash combo designed by Kathryn's Collars. Colors are red, white and blue.
for small dog with NY Giants DVD
(Thank you Jamie and Stephen McKay)

Two gift certificates for a therapy session at Hawk Hill K9 Sports Fitness, value $50 each.
(Thank you Greg Paul DVM RVT CCRP)

$50 gift certificate for beautiful hand thrown pottery by Sheila Franklin

Products from Z Control Skid Boots (Thank you Kathleen Hansen)

Dog related gifts courtesy of Paws In The Patch

Border Collie related items courtesy of Liz Hunter
(includes handmade border collie oven mitts)

e-books from Helen King: Picking Your Performance Puppy and What's Your Angle?

Three certificates each good for a one-hour Reiki session from Jayne Athey


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Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you to everyone who has donated these wonderful prizes! There are links to the trainers and vendors' services where available. Please check them out!