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JOIN THE FUN
The Northeastern Illinois Norwegian Elkhound Association invites all non-member dog enthusiasts interested in the betterment of Norwegian Elkhounds to attend a business meeting or club function.  Contact the Corresponding Secretary for more information.

To join and become a member of the Northeastern Illinois Norwegian Elkhound Association, please complete an application.

2018 SCHEDULE

May
General Business Meeting - Cancelled
May 20
Sunday 12:00 pm
Syttende Mai Parade - Norway Day Parade

For many years our club has participated in the Norway Day Parade commemorating Norway's Constitution Day (May 17, 1814). This event is held annually in Park Ridge, Illinois on the third Sunday in May. Our Elkies like to celebrate Norway's independence by walking in the Norway Day Parade and all Norwegian Elkhounds (and even Norwegian Buhunds) are welcome to join us.

- Contact: Sue Lazar for more information, susan.lazar@att.net.
- Location: Meet group near Talcott & Cumberland.   Map
- Norwegian National League

June 6
Wednesday 6:00 pm
Entries Close for NEINEA's Annual Specialty Show Weekend
- See Specialty Show Info   for details.
June 8
Friday 7:30 pm
General Business Meeting-

- Hosted by: George & Leslie Forrest
- Location: Kildeer, IL

Note Event Date and Days
June 30 & July 1
Saturday & Sunday

Obedience/Rally -
Both Days!

43rd Annual NEINEA Specialty Conformation Shows, Rally and Obedience Trials

This year's shows are being held on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, at the DuPage County Fairground's Home Economics Building, which has received updates including fresh paint and improved ventilation.  This annual event offers an exhibiion of Norwegian Elkhounds competing in conformation, obedience and rally on both days.   Vendors will feature dog treats, supplies, and Elkie designs. 

- Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.  Map
- See Specialty Show Info for details.

NEINEA Specialty Show Dinner - Saturday, June 30
- Location: Coopers Corner, 27W150 Roosevelt Rd, Winfield, IL.   Map
- Time: Cash Bar at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm
- see Premium on Specialty Show Info for details.
- Contact Ray Vaturro with special food needs or questions, vaturros@comcast.net.

PIZZA LUNCH - Sunday, July 1
- NEINEA invites exhibitors to a pizza lunch on Sunday, July 1.  Beverages will be provided.
- A donation to defray the cost of the pizza would be appreciated.
- We do need to know if you are going to join us.
  RSVP to Mallory Golladay, Email: Bluemoonelk@gmail.com / Phone: (952) 457-4552

INVITATION TO SERVE — COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
The members of NEINEA invite exhibitors and friends to participate in a community service project. We are asking that you bring a bag or cans of dog or cat food or healthy, non-perishable treats to NEINEA’s 43rd Specialty Shows and Obedience Trials. Pat and Dale Karlovsky, NEINEA members, have volunteered to manage the collection of the contributions and distribute the food to an area food bank to help people in need feed their animal companions. By providing pet food through an established food bank, many pets can remain in their current homes instead of being turned over to local animal shelters or abandoned. Please help us help others!

August
Date: TBA
General Business Meeting & Annual Summer Pot Luck

- Hosted by: Carol Garding & Mike Long
- Location: Orland Park, IL
- Bring a dish to pass.

October
Date: TBA
Dogtoberfest - Romp with Elkies

This event is held on a Saturday in October at a Chicago-area Forest Preserve.  Members gather with their dogs for fun activities in the outdoors, followed by a barbeque and pot luck luncheon and a general business meeting.

- General Business Meeting and Pot Luck Luncheon with fun activities.
- Bring a dish to pass.
- Bring your own dog waste bags, and pick up as needed.

November
Date: TBA
Meander in the Marsh

The fall meander is usually held on a Saturday in November at Cuba Marsh in Lake Zurich, Illinois. A long walk on the trails beside the marsh with the dogs in the cool autumn air is just the thing to invigorate our hounds. In addition, the meander often includes a fundraiser for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. A business meeting and Pot Luck lunch usually follows the walk.

Meander: Cuba Marsh, Lake Zurich, IL.  Map
- Bring your own dog waste bags, and pick up as needed.
- AKC Canine Health Foundation

December
Date: TBA
Holiday Party

The NEINEA Holiday Party is held in December at a restaurant or member's home. Our "Pollyanna Grab Bag" has become one of the highlights of the evening. Gift thievery is legal, and that's when the fun begins. The Holiday Party is one of our biggest social events of the year, and even famous people such as "Father Time", "Santa Lucia", and "Yenta Claus" have been known to attend.

- Location: TBA


2019 SCHEDULE

February
Date: TBA
Winter Romp

The Winter Romp is held the 2nd or 3rd weekend in February at a forest preserve in the Chicago area.  There the members of NEINEA and their Elkhounds get together to celebrate the club's birthday.  NEINEA was originally formed as the Great Lakes Norsk Elghund Association in February 1967. Sometimes activities are planned for both the people and dogs, and sometimes everyone just enjoys a long walk in the woods followed by a meeting and lunch at a nearby restaurant.

- Location: Meet near the Elk Pasture in Ned Brown Preserve, a.k.a. Busse Woods.

April 1
Sunday
ANNUAL DUES are due!!!

- $20 Family or $15 Single
- send checks to George Forrest.

April
Date: TBA
Annual Business Meeting

- Location: TBA

May
Date: TBA
Syttende Mai Parade - Norway Day Parade

For many years our club has participated in the Norway Day Parade commemorating Norway's Constitution Day (May 17, 1814). This event is held annually in Park Ridge, Illinois on the third Sunday in May. Our Elkies like to celebrate Norway's independence by walking in the Norway Day Parade and all Norwegian Elkhounds (and even Norwegian Buhunds) are welcome to join us.

- Location: Meet group near Talcott & Cumberland.   Map
- Norwegian National League

June/July
Date: TBA
Annual NEINEA Specialty Conformation Shows, Rally and Obedience Trials

Held on a weekend in June or July at the DuPage County Fairground's Home Economics Building, this annual event offers an exhibiion of Norwegian Elkhounds competing in conformation, obedience and rally.   In addition, vendors feature dog treats, supplies, and Elkie designs.

- Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.  Map

July or August
Date: TBA
General Business Meeting & Annual Summer Pot Luck
October
Date: TBA
Dogtoberfest - Romp with Elkies

This event is held on a Saturday in October at a Chicago-area Forest Preserve.  Members gather with their dogs for fun activities in the outdoors, followed by a barbeque and pot luck luncheon and a general business meeting.

- General Business Meeting and Pot Luck Luncheon with fun activities.
- Bring a dish to pass.
- Bring your own dog waste bags, and pick up as needed.

November
Date: TBA
Meander in the Marsh

The fall meander is usually held on a Saturday in November at Cuba Marsh in Lake Zurich, Illinois. A long walk on the trails beside the marsh with the dogs in the cool autumn air is just the thing to invigorate our hounds. In addition, the meander often includes a fundraiser for the AKC Canine Health Foundation. A business meeting and Pot Luck lunch usually follows the walk.

Meander: Cuba Marsh, Lake Zurich, IL.  Map
- Bring your own dog waste bags, and pick up as needed.
- AKC Canine Health Foundation

December
Date: TBA
Holiday Party

The NEINEA Holiday Party is held in December at a restaurant or member's home. Our "Pollyanna Grab Bag" has become one of the highlights of the evening. Gift thievery is legal, and that's when the fun begins. The Holiday Party is one of our biggest social events of the year, and even famous people such as "Father Time", "Santa Lucia", and "Yenta Claus" have been known to attend.

- Location: TBA