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2013 RSVC Awards Application

 See the application for more details and please remember to submit it by the April 23rd, 2014 deadline. Questions? Contact Marge Mehagian at

Awards Application


February 2014 RSVC Newsletter

 The February 2014 RSVC Newsletter is available here.

Archived copies of past newsletters can be found here.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to the Newsletter this month - Marge Mehagian, Chris Seaver, Lauren Till, Nate & Velma Tucker, Mike and Virginia Dhondt, Julie Holmes, Marian Kirkpatrick, Jackie Lawrence, Pam Edwards, Missy Gregory, and Doreena Wiegert. Special thanks to Julie and Paul Holmes for proof reading the Newsletter, and to Bill Kohler and Associates for providing the photos from our Winter Specialty.
    Please send in your submissions to "That's My Vizsla" and "Brags and Cries" at any time. The deadline for the next newsletter is June 1, 2014. If you take photos at an RSVC event, please consider emailing them to me at for inclusion in an upcoming issue. Suggestions for articles are always welcome.
Have a great day,

Donna Coulter-Karis RSVC Newsletter Editor


Socialization and Dog Sport Classes


The Rio Salado Vizsla Club will be holding a series of four Socialization and Dog Sport Classes at a NEW LOCATION in the East Valley!

Please join us on Saturday mornings from 8:30 - 10:30 AM at “Born to Run,” a dog activity center located at 13810 S Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296. Classes will begin with a half hour off lead socialization time for the dogs. Each class will focus on a different AKC or VCA dog sport or title.

  •  Saturday Mar 29 2014 Introduction to the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
  • Saturday Apr   5, 2014 Introduction to AKC Rally competition
  • Saturday Apr 12, 2014 Introduction to AKC Conformation shows and VCA Versatility tests in Conformation; demystifying hunt training.
  • Saturday Apr 19, 2014 Introduction to AKC Obedience tests and VCA Versatility tests in Obedience.

Classes are free and open to RSVC members and all dogs must be at least six months old and current on all vaccinations. Please bring a collar (no harnesses), lead, yummy treats and water for you and your dog. Questions? Contact Jenny Campanano at (623) 225-6721 or J_law303@ or Missy Gregory at or (480) 215-4851

Hope to see you there!



Silent Auction Donations


The Rio Salado Vizsla Club will be holding a Silent Auction in conjunction with the Annual Awards Banquet on May 4th, 2014. Please consider donating items or services to this fund raising event. Proceeds will benefit an animal oriented charity and various RSVC activities.

Please contact Doreena Wiegert at or 602 677-0873 to arrange to drop off items. Silent Auction items may also be dropped off at the Mehagian home. Members may also donate cash, which will be used to purchase items for the auction. The deadline for all donations is Friday, April 18th, 2014.

Gift Basket Themes (to name a few)

Dogs, Vizsla, Baby, Baking, Cooking, Golf, Spa/Relax, Wine, Bloody Mary, Travel, Fashion, Coffee, Tea, Summer, Christmas, Patriotic, Crafts, Movie Night, Date Night, Game Night, Gardening, Beer, Fondue, BBQ, Fishing, Poker, Home Security, Football, Baseball, Nascar, Basketball, Man Cave, Bar Tending, Hot Chocolate, Ice Cream Sundae, Chocolate, Tools, Fitness, Chips/Salsa, Boy Toys, Girl Toys, Knitting/Crochet/Quilting

Silent Auction Suggestions (in addition to the basket themes listed above)

Electronics, Art work, Jewelry, Weekend Getaways, Sports/Celebrity Memorabilia, Pro/College Sports, Tickets, Dinner/Theater Package, Home Décor, Hand Crafted items, Free Cooking Lesson (Local Chef), Gun Club Membership, Tours/various venues, Limo Service



Volunteers Needed!

Do you enjoy attending RSVC events? We are looking for members to sell RSVC items like t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, hunting collars, etc. at club events and online. We are also looking for someone to be in charge of inventory and scheduling volunteers at RSVC events such as our Summer and Winter Specialty shows, hunt training, and classes.


Please email Velma or Rita for more information.

Velma at:             Rita at: