The Rip Van Wrinkler, Volume XXV, Issue 3, August 2021

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Club News

We've done 20+ years of RVW fundraisers . . .

& in 2021 we raised $900 for the Basenji Health Endowment!

Here's some of the board of the RVW club, getting ready to draw the raffle. We were at a race meet in Ringoes, NJ, 19 June. We raised $900, which is outstanding.
Thanks to Winnie Powers for drawing the winning tickets.


Natalie Culver (ticket said, "Ivy") won the watercolor by Ashley.
Jackie Dering (ticket said, "Luke") won the coat Kristine made.
Tamara Allen (ticket said, "Ms T") won the Cuddler tag Andrea donated.
Chris Maxka won the Pure Magic tag Andrea also made.

Tamara gifted the tag she won to her sister's dog, Ellie. "Ellie thanks Andrea Stone for the beautiful tag! My sister literally rescued her with chemical burns from a drug house years ago and Ellie has cuddled her way into many a hearts. Perfect tag for Ellie, and they both send their thanks to RVW club and Andrea for her generous donation."

Here's Luke Dering modeling the coat he won, which fits him perfectly! He also got some coasters.

Below is Stone Maxka in his "Pure Magic" Andrea Stone tag.

Below is the watercolor Ivy won, shown upper left, at home with Hannah and Nicholas Culver.

RVW officers & Wrinkler editors.

Susan S-M, President and Wrinkler Editor.

Lisa Osenni, Vice President.

Karen Christensen, Secretary.

Karen Sahulka, Treasurer.

Tamara Allen, Copy Editor.

Jackie Dering, Proof Reader.

Office help.

The Rip Van Wrinkle Basenji club was founded in Woodstock, NY, in 1997.

It's name is a pun on local lure + basenji wrinkles. Rip Van Winkle + basenji wrinkles = Rip Van Wrinkle. The Newsletter was named the Wrinkler.

Note that none of us can easily call local places, like the Rip Van Winkle bridge, "Winkle," & we end up saying "Wrinkle."

To read more about it click Why Rip Van Wrinkle.

Our first Match Show, June 1997.

Left to right: Gwen Tapper, Garrett O'Dell, S K-M, Karen Sahulka.

Dogs left to right: Stuart Little, Niner, True.