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KCH Training December 2013

Dear KCH Members

Kennel Club of Harare

Dates for December 2013:

SUNDAY 1 DECEMBER 2013

Please note that there will be no obedience training on Sunday 1 December 2013 EXCEPT for Puppy / Beginners Class which will be taken by Dave Lamb at 9am at the Kennel Club of Harare.

For all those who have previously booked and paid, the KCH Annual Christmas luncheon will be this Sunday 1 December at 12.30pm at the Restaurant, Alo Alo.

SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2013

There will be the normal obedience training classes at 9am for all at the Kennel Club of Harare.

SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 2013

There will be no training on this day…. This is the Dogs Christmas Party! Yes, they can bring their handler! For those of you who haven’t been before, there will be a fancy dress..(anything goes) plus games for dogs and handlers – more about this later.

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 2013 (Public Holiday – Unity Day)

No training – Club closed.

SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER 2013

No training – Club closed.

SUNDAY 5 JANUARY 2014

There will be the normal obedience training classes at 9am for all.

The KCH Committee wish you and your families a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy 2014! We look forward to seeing you all down at the Club enjoying time with your dogs.

Best regards,
Linda Lamb.

Kennel Club of Harare Christmas Dinner

Our Christmas dinner will be held at “Alo Alo” in Arundel Shopping center this Saturday 1 December 2013. Menu looks very good. Pictures will follow.

MENU  at $22 per HEAD (including tip)

STARTERS
Crumbed Haloumi Cheese
Served with Fig Jam

Devils on Horseback
(Mushrooms wrapped in Bacon and Pan fried)
Served in Garlic Butter

Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Served with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

MAIN COURSE
Peppered Beef Medallions
Served with Pan fried mushrooms

Butter Chicken
Served with Rice Sambals and a Papadam

Pork Fillet
(Filled with Ham and Asparagus)
Drizzled with Cheese Sauce

Kariba Bream
(Grilled, Crumbed or Beer Battered)
Served with Tartare Sauce or Lemon Butter Sauce

DESSERT
Ice Cream
Served with Homemade Chocolate Sauce, Meringues & Sugar Sticks

KCH Newsletter

Dear KCH Members

I thought it was about time, that I contacted everyone, and told you what was happening at the Kennel Club of Harare and what your membership and training money is carefully spent on. Nearly forgot to mention the money brought in from Sunday teas and the catering at the shows which also goes into the kitty. Our grateful thanks to the people who not only serve the teas, but donate the cakes etc. on a Sunday. While I am writing about this, we are always looking for people to help out with this Sunday duty. It always seems to be the same people helping, and next year we will have a real problem looking for someone to help with catering especially at the shows. If you are prepared to help out, please contact me.

You will have probably noticed that work has started on putting up a section of new roofing in the old benching hall. (thanks to Mr Peter Pozzo). The old roof had to be taken down as the wood holding up the roof was rotting, and there was a danger of the roof falling in. It is important to have a section undercover so that when it rains, we can continue our training! I remember one year when we had rain at our Dog Christmas party and we actually had to hold it in the benching hall.

Several trees had to be taken out during the year, due to branches falling off, etc. but you will see we have planted new trees in the parking area.

We have started work on the big french door near the toilets, where the glass had been broken for probably over a year – the old glass has been taken out, new panes will be put in and it will be repainted.

The front of the bar building is next on our list… sometimes I wonder how the glass stays in as most of the putty has gone… also the window sills have broken off… This work will start very soon.

We try and keep our grounds looking nice, which all costs money… and our grateful thanks to Sue and Gill who put a lot of work into it – the gardens are looking great!

The other thing we had to do was to put in a water tank… and at last we always have water in the toilets and kitchen… we have had the geyser repaired and what a joy, to have hot water on tap.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.

Sunday 1st December: Come and join us for our Christmas lunch at Alo, Alo Restaurant. It was great fun last year. ……Please see the menu attached. The cost will be $22 which will cover the tip as well. I will be taking bookings together with payment as from Sunday 20 October. The last day to pay for this will be on Sunday 24 November 2013.

Sunday 15th December: There will be no training on this day…. This is the Dogs Christmas Party! Yes, they can bring their handler! For those of you who haven’t been before, there will be a fancy dress..(anything goes) plus games for dogs and handlers – more about this later.

If anyone has any ideas for raising funds to help maintain the Club, please contact us, as we still have wages, elec, etc to pay every month and there are always repairs to be made monthly. Any assistance in any way will always be appreciated!

Please note that there will be the usual training this Sunday 20 October – looking forward to seeing you all there!

Best Regards

Ursula McKinlay
Chairlady