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Thursday, April 27

May 2017

7 (Sunday): Training and 4H at SAAVI, 2:00 pm, all puppies.
14 (Sunday): No meeting. Puppies will be honoring their mothers.
21 (Sunday): Airport outing for all puppies. Meet 5-10 minutes before 2:00 pm at the American Airlines ticketing counter. Bring a roller bag. If you park where the puppy will have to walk over hot pavement, also bring booties. Follow THIS LINK for parking options.
28 (Sunday): No meeting, Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, March 25

April 2017

2 (Sunday) - no meeting
9 (Sunday) - puppy kindergarten/training for all puppies and 4H meeting at 2:00 pm, SAAVI. Please bring head collars, paw pads, and go-to-bed mats.
16 (Sunday) - no meeting
21 (Friday) - evals with Rick, older puppies only, time and place TBD
23 (Sunday) - County Fair, 1:00 pm
30 (Sunday) - First outing with younger puppies is to Miller Golf Links Library (9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730). This library is between Harrison and Houghton. We'll meet at the front of the library in the shade at 2 pm. Puppies should be in their head collars and vests. Older puppies should stay home and read their training manuals.

Sunday, February 26

March 2017

5 (Sunday): Newer puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. Raisers in this group should look at the agenda Debbie sent earlier and bring their paw pads to the meeting. Older puppies will hike at Catalina State Park (11570 N. Oracle Road), 2:00 pm. Entrance is $7.00 per car for up to four people/car. Raisers in this group should wear shoes and clothing for a wet hike, and expect your puppy to get wet and sandy.  A towel to wipe the sand off and maybe a covering for your car seat would be useful. Debbie also suggests that you use something other than your leather leash. If you have a long line, bring it too.
8 (Wednesday): Visit UA dorm Arbol de la Vida (515 N Tyndall Ave, Tucson, AZ) at 5:00 pm.
12 (Sunday): All puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 4H Training, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. New puppies should have nail clippers, paw pads, and head collars.
19 (Sunday): Newer puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. We'll work on collar cues, hand placed down, and loose leash walking. Older puppies will have a SunTran outing. Meet at the Tohono Transit Center at 2:00 for preboarding activities. The Route 19 Southbound bus 🚌 departs at 2:17. Each human passenger will need to bring $1.75 in exact change to purchase a one way ticket. The bus will take us to the Ronstadt Transit Center, where we'll board a Northbound bus and purchase another one way ticket for $1.75 in exact change. Plan to arrive back at the Tohono Transit Center around 3:05.
26 (Sunday): New puppies will have puppy kindergarten, 2:00 pm, at SAAVI. Puppies are asked to bring their paw pads and their go-to-bed towels or pads. This meeting is optional for older puppies.

Saturday, January 28

February 2017

5 (Sunday): Outing to Reid Park - All puppies, career changes, and retired guides are welcome.
12 (Sunday): No meeting.
13 (Monday): Braille Challenge at ASDB, 12:30 – 2:15.
19 (Sunday): 4H and training at SAAVI, 2:00.
25 (Saturday): Puppy arrival in Yuma.
26 (Sunday): Puppy kindergarten at SAAVI, 2:00.

Wednesday, December 28

January 2017

1 (Sunday): No meeting - Happy New Year.
8 (Sunday): Meeting at SAAVI for 4H and training, 2:00 pm, all puppies. We'll be organizing statewide training.
12 (Thursday): Girl Scout meeting with visually-impaired scouts at Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind, 4:00-5:00 pm.
13 (Friday): Evaluations with Rick at River Center (NE corner of River and Craycroft), schedule sent earlier.
14 (Saturday): Statewide training to be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church (400 E University Blvd, Tucson) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
15 (Sunday): No meeting.
22 (Sunday): Outing for the older puppies at Civano, details TBD.
29 (Sunday): No meeting.
31 (Tuesday): Presentation to UA pre-vet club, 7-8 pm, Marley Building, room 230. Contact Debbie if you plan to join this event.

Thursday, November 17

December 2016

4 (Sunday): Hike at Catalina State Park, starting at 1:00 pm. The park entrance fees are as follows:
  • per vehicle (1-4 adults): $7.00
  • individual/bicycle: $3.00
 11 (Sunday): B’sketti Bash at Jewish Community Center, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.  You don’t need to stay for two hours but Debbie would like all puppies to be there for some period of time.
17 (Saturday): Holiday Parade with SAAVI (and possibly evals with Rick)
18 (Sunday): Meet Scott and Debbie at Winterhaven at 6:30 pm for walk through.
25 (Sunday): No meeting - Merry Christmas.

UPCOMING IN JANUARY:
1 (Sunday): No meeting - Happy New Year.
8 (Sunday): Meeting at SAAVI.
14 (Saturday): Statewide training to be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church (400 E University Blvd, Tucson). Because we are hosting, we need food (coffee, juice, pastry or donuts or bagels for the morning, and lunch). Joanna will be the committee chair responsible for organizing this and is looking for members willing to help. Please contact her if you'd like to be on the committee. Also, if you have any ideas for training exercises, please Joanna and Debbie know. We will run these by Rick to see what he would like to do.

Thursday, November 10

November 2016

6 (Sunday): Training at Reid Park for prospective raisers
13 (Sunday): Training outing to UA – Meet at the Second Street Garage, top floor, at 2:00 pm. This UA garage is on 2nd Street, just north of the Student Union. If you take Speedway, drop south on Mountain Ave. Drive into campus on Mountain and turn left onto 2nd Street at a stoplight. The entrance into the garage is on the right, less than a block from Mountain.
20 (Sunday): Training/4H at SAAVI at 2:00 pm.
27 (Sunday): No meeting.