The 10th Annual Greenville Scottish Games in Greenville, SC is fast approaching and Scottish Terrier Rescue of the Southeast will be there!
Come cheer us on in the Great Scot! Parade on Friday, May 22nd, at 6pm in downtown Greenville. We will also be inside the games all day on Saturday, May 23rd, at Furman University.
More info about the Greenville Scottish Games can be found on their website at http://www.gallabrae.com. We hope to see you there!
STRSE is always looking for volunteers for home visits, fostering, transport, and more. We need your help to make sure that no Scottie is left behind!
For more information on how to volunteer with us – contact one of our State Coordinators or fill out a volunteer application online.
It is with very mixed emotions that I write this post.
As of April 10th I will retire as the President of STRSE after 11 + years serving. STRSE has been a major part of my life and has provided me the opportunity to know many of you and the pure joy when each Scottie is placed in a loving home.
As many of you know we are dealing with a serious illness with my step daughter and it requires a great deal of our time and energy. We also have the wonderful joy happening in May with my step son’s upcoming marriage. Add to that the aging of one and the illness of one of my Scotties and (yes, I must be honest) and of myself I find I just do not have the energy that I have had in the past. So this is the season in my life for me to retire.
God has provided me with so many wonderful partners in this rescue. I am so very grateful to so many of you that have volunteered for all the tasks needed to rescue and then re-home these dogs with wonderful families. This was a hard decision for me to make but I feel it is the right one.
We have a strong STRSE board and very dedicated volunteers to continue this rescue ministry. Lisa Mann has agreed to head this organization and she has the time, the passion and the leadership skills to keep this rescue thriving. Sue Levins (VP), Debbie Kleer (secretary) and Sandra Howser (treasurer) will continue on the board and will provide the leadership that is needed with an organization that covers four states. Val Aldred is a dedicated communications volunteer as well. I will continue to stay involved with Scottie rescue and will remain on the board for at least one year to offer advice and counsel as needed.
We will organize a little differently and have designated state coordinators. Tracy Pizzi has agreed to take the position of NC coordinator and we welcome her to this position. Tracy has been a devoted volunteer for many years. Lisa Mann will continue covering SC, Sue Levins was named the Georgia coordinator last fall and Debbie Kleer will continue as Florida coordinator. These ladies are your contacts for all rescue concerns. I thank each of them from the bottom of my heart for their tireless service.
I look forward to continue my relationships with this wonderful rescue group and with all of you. It is my prayer that each of you will continue to volunteer and support this organization. Thank you again for making these years a joy and for all you do.
Mary Lou Kuklentz