Tidbits (2007-2008)

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Archived: 2-21-2008

Look What’s New This Year at GSA

Once again this year ESSCLI-Rescue will be raffling off a number of items at the Garden State Specialties at The Meadowlands in February 2008.

This year we have some VERY special items.

We are pleased to offer another handmade quilt.

This quilt is a dog motif in subtle browns and black.

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets for this quilt, click here, for a printable copy of the tickets. (No longer available)

Our second raffle is a Top Performance rolling tack box.

  • Telescoping handle and wheels for easy portability.
  • Six locking latches keep tools secure.
  • Inside drawer, dividers, and pockets organize supplies.
  • Top level detaches for easy access to bottom compartment.
  • Extra Large Tool Case measures 16 1/2″L x 8 3/4″W x 31″H

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets for this tack box, click here, for a printable copy of the tickets. (No longer available)

We would like to make these raffles available to all of our supporters. The raffle tickets are $1.00 each, 6/$5.00, 12/$10.00 & 25/$20.00. The minimum order from the site is $5.00.

Alternately you can just use plain paper and include all info required on the ticket. Send your checks made payable to ESSCLI-Rescue along with the completed tickets (or information on plain paper) to:

Marge Silverthorn
163 Academy St.
Bayport, NY 11705
Checks MUST be received by February 6th.


ADDITIONALLY, this year we have some super auction items. As many of you know we have a number of “Silent” Auction items each year. This year is no exception. But THIS year we have some very new and different items that you might want to bid on. Each of these items can be shipped, so you may bid on them “from afar”.

Our first item for Friday is:

A framed liver and white springer limited edition lithograph entitled The Excitement of an English Springer Spaniel by Heidi Choquette. It is #45 of 700 and was originally published in 1993. It measures 16 x 20 plus framing and has a certificate of authenticity inside. We will be starting the bidding at $100.00. This will be auctioned off on Friday, February 8th.

Second, to be auctioned off on Saturday, February 9th is an original oil:

This is a vintage portrait of a Pembroke boy named Tucker by Connie LeMonde and the original photo with name and DOB is attached. It measures 16×20 plus framing. This is framed with no glass. This is not a print, but the actual oil painting. This also starts at $100.00.


And last but not least. Taking bids BOTH days is a Rob Sataloe original cartoon.

Rob drew this cartoon for ESSCLI-Rescue to use on our website and then donated it to be auctioned off with the proceeds to go to rescue.

We have put it in a temporary glass frame as it is not only signed but has a special note on the back. It is NOT however professionally framed or matted just waiting for YOUR special touches!

We will start the bidding at $40.00 for Rob’s original cartoon.


If you wish to email your bid in advance, please email it to Ndana101@aol.com. Please include your name, item you wish to bid on, the amount of your bid and a phone number where you can be reached if need be. We will keep the bidders updated (kinda like EBAY!). If you are the winner and you are not at the show, you will be asked to send a check to rescue for the amount of your winning bid. If we do not receive it by March 1st, the auction will go the second highest bidder.

We will be able to take bids until 10 PM est Tuesday February 5th via email. But certainly if you are there in person, it will be even more fun. We might not be able to keep people updated on the bidding during judging, but we will do our best!

Have fun and happy bidding!


Archived: 11-17-2007

Greetings again from the “dog house”. And boy am I in the dog house with Rolex. I made a clerical error on my entry to Westminister and he was rejected because of me… No matter how much steak or expensive toys I give him, I still don’t think he will ever forgive me. You see, he knows James (the Best in Show winner) and I think secretly he wanted to be there to congratulate him in person. So anyway, the next time your furkid acts like he’s mad at you, you can feel comforted in knowing that you aren’t the only one!

And now on to more important things. I am just back from the GSA shows in Secaucus, New Jersey where English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island sponsored two specialties. We were able to have a rescue boutique and the volunteers helped Marge and I put on the hospitality tailgate party for the exhibitors. The two days were a huge success… not in the least because of our dedicated volunteers. I would be lost without you folks these days. Thank you to Diane and Doug Richardson, Joy Sarnelli, Lori and Jesse Miller, Beckie, Nathaniel and Abie Hansell, Jon Webster and Kira, Becky Stowe, Julie Ruth, Cathy Brooks and Rosemarie Fugit (who helped set up on Thursday night).


Archived: 2-14-2007

On June 23 & 24, 2006, ESSCLI – Rescue manned a boutique table at the Eastern English Springer Spaniel Specialties in Warwick, Rhode Island. A number of people from our organization helped staff the table throughout the weekend, helping to make it a very successful event. Our new rescue apron made its debut there and was a big success. You can now see the apron on the boutique page of this website. Boutique

Showing their support for rescue (and doing double duty at the Eastern raffle table) were Beckie Hansell, of Ambler, and Carol Ziegler of Huntingdon Valley, PA accompanied by Penny, Carol Pinkans of Colonie, NY with Will and Grace; Jim LaMarque and Whoppa of North Yarmouth, Maine; Jim Hamilton, a supporter of rescue from Middletown, NJ; Diane and Doug Richardson and Guinness (always supporting us!), Wil Pelchat, his wife, his daughter Wendy and her husband, Chad Brinkman. Will was an invaluable help to Nanci LaMarque and Carol Hamilton while they were preparing their Springers to compete in the breed competition on Saturday.

A number of the volunteers spent the night at the show and joined the dog show participants at the Friday night banquet. It was a very nice night for rescue. Whoppa Gillespie of Bordeaux, Maine’s rescue representative, received an award for achieving his Canine Good Citizen award (CGC). Whoppa’s mom is Nanci LaMarque, our adoption/surrender coordinator.

Cynthia Gilliland’s Charles, received an award for completing his rally title. Charles was adopted from ESSCLI-Rescue on June 21 ,1998. Charles, is the most titled adopted rescue dog in ESSCLI. AND our newest member of the volunteer staff, Becky Hansell won the evening’s raffle…  A lovely Springer afghan.

We thank you all for helping out…  this has recently become an annual event and the bigger it has gotten, the more help we have needed. You all helped make the weekend fun and profitable for rescue. Thanks!


Archived: 2-15-2007

A Special Donation

On October 27, 2006, Benita McMullen & Sally McCadden delivered a quilt to Portland, Maine as a donation to English Springer Spaniel Club of Long Island – Rescue.

Sally and Benni adopted Eeyore on October 19, 2002. Eeyore crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2006. They wanted to donate something in her memory. Benni lovingly made a quilt in Eeyore’s honor.

ESSCLI Rescue will be raffling this quilt off at the Garden State Specialties at The Meadowlands in February 2007.

The quilt is a doghouse motif in wonderful primary colors. It is sized to fit a double bed and the backing is white with pastel dogs cavorting over it.

Attached with ribbons to the front are wonderful stuffed dogs (yes those are black tri-colored Springers!) They can be removed if needed, but make a wonderful addition to the quilt.

We would like to make this raffle available to all of our supporters. The raffle tickets are $1.00 each, 6/$5.00, 12/$10.00 & 25/$20.00.

The minimum order from the site is $5.00. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets for this quilt, click here, for a printable copy of the tickets. (No longer available)

Alternately you can just use plain paper and include all info required on the ticket. Send your checks made payable to ESSCLI-Rescue along with the completed tickets (or information on plain paper) to:

Marge Silverthorn
163 Academy St.
Bayport, NY 11705

Remember, you do not need to be present to win!

Hurry… your raffle tickets must be received by Thursday, February 8th !!!!!!!!!!!!


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