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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

September 8
Saturday 2:00 pm
General Business Meeting with Nosework & Barn Hunt Demos

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

Bring your dogs to our regular September meeting! We are planning interactive Scent Work and Barn Hunt demonstrations, to give our dogs a chance to show us how good those noses really are.  Note: no rats will be participating in the demo.  Information about the sports and what is involved in training will be presented.  There will be a short business meeting...emphasis on short.  See you at the Forrest’s in September.

October
General Business Meeting

Cancelled - No meeting in October.

November 10
Saturday 10:30 am
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
- Meet at 10:30 am.
- Bring your own dog waste bags, and pick up as needed.
- AKC Canine Health Foundation

Pot Luck Luncheon & Meeting:
- Hosted by: George & Leslie Forrest
- Location: Kildeer, IL.
- Held after the Meander.
- Bring a dish to pass.

December 16
Tentative Date
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
44th 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

August
Date: TBA
Club Picnic - General Business Meeting & Cook Out
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