3 April 2011 Hunt & BREAKFAST – INFO!

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Hi Guys!

It’s just about time for the GAUTENG 2011 Beagle Hunting Season to start – can you believe it!?

Our first hunt is just around the corner – next weekend, Sunday 3 April at 7am. That is starting time 7am SHARP! PLEASE be there at least 15 minutes earlier (ie 6:45am), to make sure everything is organised… especially new people, so we can go through the rules and procedure. We also need to hand out bibs to all the new beagles who will be borrowing them, and get registration forms and paperwork in order. We are going to be VERY strict with starting times this year – you will receive a penalty for being late. Being on time helps things run smoothly, and the sooner we start, the sooner we finish J

BREAKFAST: We are going to be having a full breakfast after the first hunt. The cost is R35 per person. (if possible, please try and bring the correct amount, as it is sometimes a bit tricky to get change). We need to have numbers for our chefs to cater accordingly. Please let me know ASAP how many people will be staying for breakfast. The deadline for RSVP’s for the breakfast is WEDNESDAY. The breakfast is also a nice way for the new people to meet the rest of the crowd, and ask any questions about the hunt etc. It also gives all the beagles a chance to socialise, see their friends, and make new friends. (Please email me with NUMBERS to cater for)

Things to bring (new and old people):

  • Beagle/s (non-beagles are not permitted at our hunts unfortunately, so please leave them at home while we hunt)
  • Collar and Lead
  • Bibs with your allocated number clearly marked (if you do not have a bib, you may borrow from the club, or once you have a number assigned to you, you may order a bib from me [ http://beagles.co.za/beagleshop/category.php?id_category=6 ], or make your own)
  • Backpack with waterbowl and water
  • Drinks for humans
  • Wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and old clothes (we do get quite dirty, and i think the grass is going to be VERY long after all this rain)
  • A photocopy of your beagle/s UP TO DATE vaccination certificate/s
  • A chair and drinks for the breakfast afterwards

** PLEASE make sure your beagle is treated against ticks and fleas! **

 

FEES for 2011: The cost of the season, is R200 per family. Or R20 per morning, per family. Please make sure you arrive early enough to pay your fees before we set out. This makes the admin so much easier on all of us.

Things to come in 2011: We are planning lots of new and exciting things for 2011 – new prizes for the year end function, fantastic raffles with great prizes throughout the season – so be sure to watch out for these new things – we hope you will enjoy them and participate. We would like everyone to have as much fun as possible this season. The hunts ARE about the sport for your dogs, but it’s such a great time to meet new friends and enjoy the whole experience. I will also be bringing all the items available in the Online BeagleShop (http://beagles.co.za/beagleshop/ )with me, so, if you are interested in having a look, please bring some cash and come and find me before or after the hunt!

 

Please familiarise yourself with the rules, online at http://www.beagles.co.za/rules/ (very important for the new people, and even if you have come to the hunts before, take 2 minutes to refresh your memories J )

 

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