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          CONGRATULATIONS!!!                            

 2017  TOP  TEAMS  FOR  OSDS  

 

OPEN CHAMPION:  PATRICK SHANNAHAN & VANGIE

OPEN RESERVE : MIKE MERIDITH & NELL

 

PRONOVICE CHAMPION :  TIM BROWNE & REBA

PRONOVICE RESERVE: PAUL STAUFFER & MAC

 

NOVICE CHAMPION: LAURENE STEPHAN & SLOANE

NOVICE RESERVE: RENEE CARLE & KIARA

 

 

 OCT/NOV 2017 at a Glance

 

Oct 15 

MacDonald's Winter Trial#1  Longbranch, WA

 

Oct 28-29

Fidos FFF October SDT  Olympia, WA

 

Nov 10 & 12

Jack Knox Clinic Arlington, WA

 

Nov 11

Shepherd Retreat SDT Arlington, WA

 

Nov 25 & 26

Fidos Farms SDT Olympia, WA

 

Nov 25

Two Turkeys Act1 SDT Roseburg, OR

 

Nov 26

Two Turkeys Act2 SDT Cottage Grove, OR

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

For more details see our Trial/Events page!

Welcome to the Oregon Sheep Dog Society Website!

 

Oregon Sheep Dog Society promotes the effective use of stock dogs for herding sheep, cattle and other livestock. Learn about trials, clinics, training classes and how to join the society.

 Established in 1938, we are proud to be the oldest Herding club in North America.

 Join us on Facebook-send us your trial results, write-ups and pictures! 

 
 
 

**VOTE**


The official ballot for the election of Director positions open for 2018 has been recently emailed out to all members.

Single memberships get 1 ballot and Family memberships get 2 ballots.

If you have not recieved your ballot, please email

 

osds.webmaster@gmail.com

 

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 ***VOTING ENDS DECEMBER 10th, 2017 ***



CONGRATULATIONS

to all the 2017 OSDS TOP TEAM WINNERS!

OPEN  CHAMPION - PATRICK SHANNAHAN AND "VANGIE"

 

 

OPEN  RESERVE - MIKE MERIDITH AND "NELL"

 

 

PRONOVICE  CHAMPION - TIM BROWNE AND "NELL"

 

 

PRONOVICE  RESERVE - PAUL STAUFFER AND "MAC"

 

 

NOVICE  CHAMPION - LAURENE STEPHANS AND "SLOANE"

 

 

NOVICE  RESERVE - RENEE CARLE AND "KIARA"

 

 

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NEW OSDS HONORARY MEMBER : DONNA GRIMES

At the July 19, 2017 meeting, the BOD voted unanimously to welcome Donna Grimes to the OSDS Hall of Fame as an Honorary Member!

Donna has served on the Board of OSDS longer than any other person.....19 years!

She started as a Director in 1992, served as Treasurer from 2001 thu 2012, then Vice President in 2013, President in 2014, Past President 2015, and then Director/Treasurer in 2016 to present. In 2017, she has served on the leadership of the OSDS for 20 years.....twice as long as the next longest Board members.

Due to work and family committments she was not able to compete in as many trials as she wanted so she found other ways to be active closer to home. She and her family and friends hosted the Caledonian Games Trial for 25 years.  With the help of Nick Stagg, Cliff Steelman and Kathy Brunetto, Donna trained her own dogs which were used almost daily to work cattle at the ranch.  For 10 years she was part of a group that presented a history of Pendleton and the Northwest to the tour groups of The American Steamship Company.  Their presentation was once a week and later twice a week for the Paddlewheelers traveling up and down the Columbia River.  Her part of the presentation dealt with the sheep industry in the Northwest and how the sheepdogs were used.  She sincerely loves watching the dogs and livestock. A recent article from the Oregonian tells more about her love of livestock here:

http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20160917/grimes-clan-a-mainstay-at-pendleton-round-up

 The BOD would like to recognize her outstanding service and dedication to the club with an Honorary Membership and inclusion in the OSDS Hall of Fame.

The OSDS BOD was pleased to present OSDS Treasurer Donna Grimes (middle) with a memento for her 2017 Honorary Membership award on Sunday October 9, 2017 at Donna's Farm in Adams, WA. The memento is a beautiful & unique glazed ceramic handcrafted by Gwen Hegdal of Athena. Thank you, Donna, for all your many years of service for the membership of the Oregon Sheepdog Society.

Honorary Member - Donna Grimes (middle)

(Flanked by OSDS Directors Noelle Williams and Elaine La Rochelle)

 

 

handcrafted ceramic momemto created by Gwen Hegdal of Athena, WA

 

 


 

The next Board Meeting is set for November 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 


 

 

 

 A tribute to OSDS Western Director Todd Kenady

by Laura Vishoot August 2017

A handful of years ago, the Kenady family showed up on our local scene in a very big way.

Jumping in with all feet, Scott, Ashton and Todd Kenady became an integral part of our community. They brought the rest of their family along with them, hosting two big trials a year at their family farm in the beautiful Mohawk Valley.

Last weekend, Todd and his dog Boss were killed in an accident on their way to their sheepdog trial.

As the family strongly believed Todd would have wanted it, we carried on with the trial. It was a wonderful event, though somber and tearful as well.

Todd was in a wheelchair. I mention this because it is a part of Todd that inspired those of us who are walking around unimpeded, training our dogs, going over all kinds of terrain, doing whatever we feel like doing with our bodies to take some time for gratitude and perhaps humility. The things we take for granted, the insignificant annoyances that we allow to stand in the way of true appreciation and gratitude for our many gifts; these were often brought into focus when we saw Todd make his way to the post with Boss.

Todd lived his life with grace, courage and and strength. He ran his dog, put on a trial, did his work, was a beloved father, husband, brother, son, grandson and friend. He will always be an inspiration to those of us who have had the pleasure of knowing him.

My heart reaches out to the Kenady family. I believe that they have been asked, in this life, to deal with more than many of us have. I know I can speak for the whole of the Northwest sheepdog trialing community when I say that we are all grieving with you. Thank you for being a big part of all of our lives.

A trust fund for the education of Todd's thirteen year old son has been established; if anyone would like information on how to make a contribution, please IM me. RIP Todd Kenady and Boss.