Off to a Great Start!
Words and weather, both, may have deterred others, but not the six core women who were intent on making the Eldorado Dog Club’s first event a huge success.
With a little over a month to prepare, three words, “not enough time” did not resonate. On November 11th the idea was brought about at the group's monthly meeting and the following day the members simply hit the ground running. The club received generous donations for their raffle from Eldorado community merchants as well as several businesses in Santa Fe; all proceeds from the raffle went directly to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society. As the morning of the event arrived, the women feared the worst. But even the sudden winter storm would not dampen the spirit as hearty animal lovers, dogs in tow, arrived for a free photo with Santa. From 2pm on, “Santa” Selnick had nary a moment to notice if his dog allergies kicked in, as good-hearted professional photographers, Burt and Cindy Plotkin, clicked away to the delight of all attendees. Shelter volunteer, Tom Alexander, was on hand to educate, answer questions and provide photos of animals available for adoption through the shelter. Guests munched on refreshments donated by the Eldorado Supermarket as they good-naturedly purchased a bounty of raffle tickets, keeping the holiday spirit aglow. On December 14th the weather may have turned cold, but inside the little Train Depot building in Eldorado, the sheer generosity and love, all for the animals, could have melted the heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge.
The Eldorado Dog Club would like to extend a special thank you to all who helped make this event a huge success.
The Eldorado Supermarket
Special thanks to Guy Waldorf and staff for providing the refreshments and allowing the EDC to keep a donation box displaying the “shelter shopping list” in the store until New Years Day.
The generous people and businesses who donated items for our raffle.
All Creatures Bright and Beautiful, Blue Moon Café, Copa de Oro - special thanks to Gene Tauer, Edward Whitesides -hair stylist at Complexions,
Eldorado Cards and Flowers - special thanks to Shirley Roberts, Juliette Diamond and Karen Diamond, Eldorado Country Pet - special thanks to Tina Carr, The Flying Tortilla,
Medicap Pharmacy - special thanks to David Nuñez
Morayah’s Light House, Patricia – Ann Rubens,
Real Burger -special thanks to John Chavez, The Saigon Café, The Santa Fe Baking Company - special thanks to Eric and Steve Struck, Teca Tu - special thanks to Laurie Wilson, Totally Awesome Dogs!, - special thanks to Judy Anderson, Rowan’s Leaf Herbal - special thanks to Thoth Diercks and Debbie McFarland, Whole Foods
Ben Swan of The Santa Fe Scoop & The Santa Fe New Mexican, PETroglyphys, Vistas, The ECIA, Kelly Moore- The Weekly Update: The Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, Santa Fe Sun Monthly, The New Mexico Free Press, Journal North Santa Fe
Burt Plotkin Photography
Lyon Enterprises, George Stephenson and Tom DiRuggiero
A very special thank you to the wonderful residents of Eldorado and vicinity for keeping the donation box constantly filled to the rim and for attending our first event – your support, kindness, and generosity is greatly appreciated.
Warm Wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year from The Eldorado Dog Club!
Board and Committee Members
President, Freddi Hetler
Vice President, Judy Anderson
Secretary, Barbara Selnick
Board Member, Ellen Gross
Membership Chair, Karol Dellit
Publicity Chair, Randi Gerzofsky – Bildner