Upcoming Events

Events count toward membership requirements unless noted otherwise.

New Event ideas are always welcome.  Please contact any board member with your ideas.

2018 Club Events Calendar

BMDCDC Calendar

Feb 9 - 1st 2019 Draft work Seminar

FIRST DRAFT - INTRODUCTION 
An Introduction to Draft Work

Instructors:  Larry Bohlig, Nick Hengeveld & Jim Maxwell


10:30 AM Saturday, February 9, 2019

Location:  Presidio of San Francisco


Our "First Draft" Seminars are designed to take you thru step-by-step training to introduce your dog to the fun of draft work, and our goal is to transform you and your dog into a proficient and happy draft team!

First Draft Intro Registration


All breeds are welcome!


Contact Jim Maxwell for more information email:  drafting@NorCalBernese.org


Feb 23 - 2nd 2019 Draft work Seminar

2018 "FIRST DRAFT" SEMINARS

Beginner/Intermediate Draft Work - 

Next steps in becoming a successful Draft Team!

Instructors: Larry Bohlig, Nick Hengeveld, & Jim Maxwell

10:30 AM February 23, 2019
Dan Foley Park

1498 North Camino Alto, Vallejo, CA

Our "First Draft" Seminars are designed to take you thru step-by-step training to introduce your dog to the fun of draft work, and our goal is to transform you and your dog into a proficient and happy draft team!

First Draft Beginner/Intermediate Registration


All breeds are welcome!


Contact Jim Maxwell for more information:  drafting@NorCalBernese.org


March 9 - 3rd 2019 Draft work Seminar

2019 "FIRST DRAFT" SEMINARS

Intermediate Draft Work and Working Dog Day

10:00AM to 4:00PM March 9, 2019

Instructors:  Larry Bohlig & Jim Maxwell

Location:  Performance Dogs In Action, Pleasant Grove, CA

We have reserved the wonderful training facility at
Performance Dogs In Action for the whole day!
Entrants can work on Rally OB, Agility and Dock Jumping.
You may also want to take the opportunity to work with
owner/trainer Nola Jones and test your dog’s Herding Instinct.

Our "First Draft" Seminars are designed to take you thru
step-by-step training to introduce your dog to the fun of draft
work, and our goal is to transform you and your dog into
a proficient and happy draft team!

First Draft Intermediate & Working Dog Day Registration

All breeds are welcome!

Contact Jim Maxwell for more information
email:  
drafting@NorCalBernese.org

April - 2019 Annual Meeting & Awards

April, 2019 – 11:00 AM – Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet - (Board Meeting @ 10:00 AM)  

The date and place to be determined. 

The 2018 Event Flyer and Luncheon Reservation forms are shown here for reference and are linked below, along with Awards forms. 

2018 Annual Meeting
bmdcnc18lluncheon rsvp



2018 Annual Meeting Flyer

2018 Annual Meeting Luncheon RSVP Form

Awards Form PDF

Awards form Word Doc


June - 2019 Woofstock specialty

WOOFSTOCK 2019

Specialty on June 7th

2018 flier shown below.

2018BMDCNCFlyerFinal


Download Flyer

Ben Taylor Bio

Download Planning Booklet & Luncheon Reservation


JUNE - 2019 SUMMER MEETING

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Summer Quarterly Membership Meeting

 

June, 2019

(Date and Location to be determined.)

 

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

10:00 Board Meeting

 

11:00 Arrive: Get settled, mingle, and enjoy appetizers. We will set up some draft obstacles (narrows, back-up station, etc.) for draft practice. The park has different types of terrain, so it’s also perfect for practicing the freight haul. Experienced drafting handlers will bring extra equipment for curious new handling teams to try.

 

12:00 Potluck BBQ: Bring your own meat (or other items) to grill. We will supply the fire.

Last names A-K:  Please bring an appetizer to share.

Last Names L-Z:  Please bring an salad or side dish to share.

The club will provide beverages, eating utensils, and dessert.

 

12:45 Membership Meeting Agenda:

Member, applicant, and guest sign-in

Approval of minutes of previous membership meeting (April 8, 2018)

Officer and committee reports

Election of new members

Unfinished (“old”) business, followed by new business

JULY - 2019 SWISS DOG DAY afternoon

22nd Annual Swiss Dog Day Afternoon
Upper Fort Mason Parade Grounds
San Francisco, CA

Date to be determined, 2018 flier shown below

Swiss Day 2018 Flyer-web
Parade


Entries for all events will be accepted on-site July 22nd (9:00–10:30 a.m.)

Swiss Spirit Opening Parade at 10:00 a.m.  –  Events start at 10:30 a.m.

Click here for: Swiss Day Flyer

Click here for: Swiss Day Premium

Click here for: Fort Mason Map

For more information, contact swissday@bmdcnc.org

Sept - 2019 Fall meeting

BMDCNC FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

September, 2019

11 AM – 3 PM 

(Date and location TBD)

(2018 flier shown for reference)

Please remember to bring a crate or ex-pen and water for your dogs!

There is shade, but you may want to bring your own.

10:00 BOARD MEETING

11:00 RALLY PRACTICE RING - Come give it a try!

12:00 POTLUCK BBQ 

The club will supply the fire.

Bring your own food to grill + a dish to share:

  • Last name A-K: Please bring an appetizer
  • Last names L-Z: Please bring a salad or side
  • The club will bring beverages, utensils & dessert

1:00 QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETING: 

Member, Applicant & Visitor Sign In

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Officer Reports & Committee Reports

Election of New Members

Unfinished Business

  • Fundraising ideas

New Business

  • Nominations Committee
  • Event planning
BMDCNC Fall Member Mtg 2018 Flyer

Download meeting flyer here.

Oct - Farmer John's BMD Day

17th Annual Bernese Mountain Dog Day

Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM! 

Our heartfelt thanks to those who came from near and far again last year. We had over 130 Bernese guests at the 2017 Bernese Mountain Dog Day! We visited with 13-year olds down to those fluffy little puppies! Bring your Berner Friends this year or Just Come to Enjoy the Pack! Be sure to take pictures! Miss Cora and Miss Chloe will be there to greet you all with great memories and bright futures for our wonderful Berner Pals! Farmer John will be ready for hay rides for all the pack! When you see someone with a Berner, spread the word... Just can't wait! 

Farmer John's is located at 800 North Cabrillo Highway, on the Ocean Side, in Half Moon Bay, The Pumpkin Capital. Arrive early to beat the traffic. Water for the dogs and porta-potties for the people are provided.

For more information and directions visit Farmer John's Website.

Hosted by "Farmer" John & Eda Muller, Half Moon Bay 

 *This is not an official BMDCNC event*

NOV - 2019 All-Breed DRAFT TESTS

November, 2019

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CLUB of AMERICA

ALL-BREED* DRAFT TESTS

Hosted by the 
Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California


Location: Bohlig Haus, 5355 Timberland Drive, Foresthill, CA 95631

Draft Test Judges: 

Friday: Larry Bohlig & Stacy Temples

Saturday: Nancy Van Horne & Bob Schmidt 

Sunday: Stacy Temples & Bob Schmidt

Draft Test Chair: Jim Maxwell

Draft Test Recording Secretary: Cindy Beckman

ENTER BY HAND OR BY MAIL: Make checks payable to BMDCNC and mail to the address shown on the entry form

OR

ENTER ELECTRONICALLY: Pay with PayPal thru www.norcalbernese.org AND e-mail a copy of the entry form, any weight certificate required, and the PayPal receipt to Draft Test Recording Secretary

Closing Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at 11 p.m. PDT All Entries & Forms go to Draft Test Recording Secretary 

Premium List (includes Entry & Meal forms)

Draft Test Entry (form only: fill in on your computer)

Meal Order Form (form only: fill in on your computer)

Weight Certificate Form (form only: fill in on your computer)

DEC - 2019 WINTER MEETING

The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California’s

 27th Annual Holiday

Party & Winter

Membership Meeting

(Date and location may change) 

Saturday, December, 2019

California National Guard Armory
711 Hillcrest Ave, Benicia CA
11 am – 4 pm
(Doors open at 9:00 am for set up & drop off)

Schedule

  9:00 am  Setup and dropoff before parade

  9:20 am  Assemble for Benicia Parade

11:00 am  Arrive, get settled, mingle & munch

     Noon   Enjoy Potluck Luncheon

12:30 pm  Membership Meeting

  1:30 pm  Recognition of our veteran dogs

  3:30 pm  Cleanup (volunteers needed)


Bring your holiday dish to share

A-G Side Dish - H-O Main Dish - P-Z Appetizer

(There is no oven available but there is a microwave for heating) 




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