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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.

2019 SCHEDULE

June 28
Friday 5:00 pm
Specialty Show Set Up

- Location: DuPage County Fairgrounds - Main Fairgrounds Building.   Map

June 29 & June 30
Saturday & Sunday

Two Obedience/Rally
Trials on Saturday!

44th Annual NEINEA Specialty Conformation Shows, Rally and Obedience Trials

This annual event is being held on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th, 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 conformation on both days, two obedience and rally trials on Saturday, & sweepstakes on Sunday.   Vendors will feature dog treats, supplies, and Elkie designs. 

6/24/2019 - IMPORTANT UPDATE - LOCATION:  We will be at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, but in the Larger Building that has Air Conditioning, which is next-door to our usual building.  Use the same parking lot as in years past. MAP

For More Details: Specialty Show Info.

Support the Show: Adopt a Trophy.

NEINEA Post Show Banquet ‐ Saturday, June 29
- Location: John & Tony's, 27W371 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL.   Map
- Time: Cash Bar at 5:30 pm, Family Style Dinner at 6:00 pm
- see Premium on Specialty Show Info for details.
- Contact Ray Vaturro with special food needs or questions, raymondvaturro@gmail.com.

PATRIOTIC PIZZA LUNCH - Sunday, June 30
- NEINEA invites exhibitors to a pizza lunch on Sunday, June 30.  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 44th 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!

June 30
Deadline to Renew Membership!!!

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

August 24
Saturday 3:30 pm
Club Picnic and General Business Meeting

- Hosted by:  Carol Garding and Mike Long
- Location: Orland Park, IL
- Contact Carol if you want to bring a dish to pass.

Please Note: As we did last year, we are collecting donations for the TLC Animal Shelter.  Carol and Mike will collect these items at their home and deliver them to the shelter for us.  Here is a list of things that the shelter needs:

  • Puppy Chow
  • Dog Food
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Kitten Chow
  • Dog and cat treats
  • Forever stamps
  • Menard's or Home Depot gift cards for shelter maintenance
  • Gas cards to help defray the cost of taking animals to and from the vets and for doing transports
  • Kitty litter (please no scoopable as it clogs the drains)
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Cat & Dog Toys
  • Parakeet Seed

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


2020 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
45th 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