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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.

2020 SCHEDULE

January 10
Friday 7:30 pm
General Business Meeting

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

February 9
Saturday 12:00 pm
NEINEA BIRTHDAY DINNER PARTY

Our annual Birthday Romp will be a little different this year, as we are combining it with our Holiday Party, which had to be cancelled in December. So, we're having a Birthday Dinner Party! We will have our usual party events, including the Booze Raffle to benefit BONE$ and our Pollyanna Gift Exchange.

More Details Coming Soon!

April 1
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 27 & 28
Saturday & Sunday

3 Conformation Shows
Two on Saturday
One on Sunday

45th Annual NEINEA Specialty Conformation Shows

This annual event is being held on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June28th, at the DuPage County Fairground's Home Economics Building, which has received updates including fresh paint and improved ventilation.  This year's show offers an exhibition of Norwegian Elkhounds competing in three conformation events. Shows One & Two on Saturday, with Show Three & Sweepstakes on Sunday.   Vendors will feature dog treats, supplies, and Elkie designs. 

Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL.  Map

For More Details: Specialty Show Info.

NEINEA Post Show Banquet ‐ Saturday, June 27
- Location: To Be Held at the Show Site – Check Back for Details.

PATRIOTIC PIZZA LUNCH - Sunday, June 28
- NEINEA invites exhibitors to a pizza lunch on Sunday, June 28.  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.
- see Premium on Specialty Show Info for details.
- RSVP to Mallory Golladay, Email: Bluemoonelk@gmail.com

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 45th 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
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 or a members's home.  Members gather with their dogs for fun activities in the outdoors, followed by snacks or a 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


2021 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
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
46th 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 or a members's home.  Members gather with their dogs for fun activities in the outdoors, followed by snacks or a 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