Notes from Terry Libro, MWCR President

First MWCR Online Auction a Success

MWCR held its first online silent auction in May and raised a little over $1,400 to help our collies. Thank you to everyone who bid on and who won items.   Most of the items in the auction had been donated to MWCR over the course of the last six months, so we had a nice array of items to offer.  Linda Riegger bravely offered to spearhead this fundraiser and worked with Helping Paws, a nonprofit in Indianapolis that hosts online auctions.  A big thank you to Linda, Deborah Cornacchia of Helping Paws, Sarah Rebernick for designing our MWCR Fundraising page, Dave and Barb Gibson for photographing the donated items, and to everyone who donated items.  Linda has offered to organize another online auction in late summer or early fall, so watch for more details.

May Dog Events

MWCR participated in two community dog events in May.  Bark for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society to honor people and dogs touched by cancer, was held at Barkers Alps Park in Stillwater, Minn.  Barb Gibson with Emily and Laddie staffed our booth, participated in dog games, and welcomed all who stopped at our table.

Judy Roggow worked with Kathy Bulicz of Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis to organize the annual Collie Flower party. Residents and their families spent a Sunday afternoon playing with our collies and with shelties from the Minnesota Sheltie Rescue.  Thank you to Judy for organizing the event and thank you to Judy and Linda from the Sheltie Rescue and to Arnie Hilk and Robin Kashuba for sharing Coney, Journey, Prancer, Chase, Skylar, and Shelby with the residents.  We hope to be back in December for our annual Caroling with Collies event (see pictures on the May Photo Wall blog post).

June Dog Events

MWCR will be at three community events in June.  We’ll start the month at the Canine Carnival on June 3 at the Wildlife Science Center’s new location in Stacy, Minn.  On June 10, we’ll have a table at the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter’s Paws on Parade event at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Minn.  The following Saturday, June 17, we’ll be at the CBS Radio’s Pet-A-Palooza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.  Let Cat know (cat_chisago@frontiernet.net) if you’d like to volunteer at any of these events – we’d love to see you.

Minnesota Collie Frolic

We’re finalizing the date for the Minnesota Collie Frolic which will be held in July this year.  Watch for more details shortly.

Save the Date for MWCR Annual Dinner

Our Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 4, at the Wayzata American Legion.  Mark your calendars for this fun evening.

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