The Rip Van Wrinkler, Volume XXIII, Issue 2, May 2019

Club News /Brunch Report


22 June Match Info.

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It was a basenji busy day. Here baby Teagan meets her papa.

21st Annual Winter Meeting and Beat the Winter Doldrums Brunch.

Chez Apu, Woodstock, New York, 17 February 2019.


In attendance, Rip, Tutu, Rose, Fiddle, Liner, Amelia, Guy Noir, Fern, Scarlet, Gilda, Leaf and Goldie, then Dually, Tess, Baxter, Teagan, and Dillan.
Karen Christensen, S K-M, Karen Sahulka, Lisa Osenni, Malley Heinlein, Sue Schulz, Hepi Armen, Helen, Frey Johnsson, Latitia, Roy Schecter.

There was SO much food.!!!! Meeting was over-run & somewhat abbreviated because of puppy play - we merged two 7 week old liitters.

Treasurer reported that we took in the same amount as we spent for 2018, which is our goal. We agreed to donate to again Bobby and the Strays and Take the Lead. We had recently donated to Hemopet in the fall.

Bobbi [Giordano] & the Strays, based in in Freeport, NY, and Queens, NY (

Take the Lead, based in Watertown, NY, which provides direct services, support and care for people in the sport of purebred dogs who suffer life-threatening or terminal illness (

Discussion of Match show date and site. Tentatively decided on 11 May at COBRA LGRA (updated to 22 June at NOTRA) meet in Ringoes.
Judge up in the air, but costume theme, "My Favorite Sweet".

Raffle items: Lisa Stewart quilts plus Uschi Grewe necklace. How lucky are we!!!

Is all. Adjourned at around 2:00 pm. Hepi got her rental stuck in the snow. Dietz pulled her out.

Notes from memory by S K-M (Secretary Debby Mayer enroute to her new home in San Diego!)

Baby Leaf with Lisa Osenni

Some photos by Hepi Armen, from the red stove corner.

Baby Tess, now Ivy.

Baby Dillan, now Jasper.

Sampling Karen Christensen.

Babies Ivan and Ivy.

After the party was over, and while Hepi's rented car was being pulled out of the snow.

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