The 2006 BEHAF Fundraiser

(BEHAF, Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund )

BEHAF Logo


For the Results of this Fundraiser
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The mission of the Berner Emergency Health Assistance Fund, or BEHAF, is to provide some financial assistance to the owners of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs throughout the world who are facing extensive and/or unexpected medical expenses for their dog due to catastrophic illness or accidental injury.

The goal of BEHAF is to assist owners in decreasing the importance of their financial issues in order to help them make medical decisions based on what is in the best interest of their dog. BEHAF is funded solely through voluntary contributions and administered by a voluntary Board of Directors who are Bernese Mountain Dog owners, and includes medical, legal, and financial professionals. Anyone who owns a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog who experiences an accidental or catastrophic medical condition, which may or may not be of an emergent nature, is eligible to apply for financial assistance, based on their financial need, according to the criteria set forth by the Board of Directors. BEHAF encourages the repayment of assistance through monetary contributions or volunteer work, so that we can continue to help those in need. In all cases, the decision of the Board of Directors is final.

"TO LOVE ONE BERNER IS TO LOVE THEM ALL!"


For more information about BEHAF

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The 2006 BEHAF Fundraiser

May 15th through July 21st extended!

*** I have extended the closing of the fundraiser until NEXT Friday since we have a new Challenge to raise money for the special BEHAF RESCUE Fund. Our generous anonymous donor has agreed to match your contributions up to $500, PLUS you get those tickets in addition to yours, so you get double tickets!!!!

BEHAF is going to maintain a separate fund for the rescue chairs of the regional clubs. It will be managed by Kathy Deyo, and needs will be weighed against available funds. We want to start off that fund with $2,000 and already have raised $1,000 through the photos that Pat and I do at the Specialty. An anonymous donor will match donations specifically to this fund up $500, so we just need $500 in donations to this fund to hit our $2,000 goal. Since we are trying to raise money for the regular BEHAF Fund plus the new Rescue BEHAF Fund, I am hereby extending the official deadline for this fundraiser until next Friday, July 21st. THERE IS STILL TIME TO MAKE A DONATION TO BEHAF - please indicate on your check or cheque if your donation is to the regular BEHAF Fund or for the RESCUE BEHAF Fund.

also
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for the Leah Levy BEHAF Fundraiser Challenge


Tickets Prices:

Tier One
Tickets are $5 each
or 6 for $20
or 20 for $50

Tier Two
Tickets are $1 each

or 6 for $5
or 30 tickets for $20


Make the checks payable to "BEHAF" and write 2006 BEHAF Fundraiser on the memo line.

Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Be sure to include a note telling Joye how to distribute your tickets for the drawing. Mail your checks and instructions to:

Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825

Joye Neff can convert foreign cheques to US Dollars with no charge from her bank.


Make foreign cheques payable to "Joye M. Neff" and follow the above instructions. Mail your cheques to:


Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1825



Results

THANK YOU, everyone, for making the 2006 BEHAF Fundraiser a huge success. This year's fundraiser total is $6,629.07. This total includes the checks I've already received and the pledges that people have promised to send to me. There are two categories of funds that we were raising money for this year. The regular BEHAF Fund raised $4,102.07. The Regional RESCUE Fund had donations of $1027, plus the generous match from our anonymous donor of $500, plus $1,000 from the Long Shot Photos at this year's specialty, giving a total to the new Regional RESCUE BEHAF Fund of $2,527.00. This is a new all time high amount of money that we have raised to help Berners in need.



Tier One Items:



King Size Quilt

Quilt
Item # A

Donated by Kay Taylor


Pinwheel Patchwork Quilt King Size
with 2 Pillow Shams


Winner: Carol McArthur



The Swiss Collection
The Swiss Collection

Coffee Mugs
The China Berner Mugs

Swiss Items
Berner Painted on Egg
Item # B

Donated by Michelle Ryan

The Swiss Collection of Prizes


Contents:
Berner Painted on Egg ~ 3 inches tall
2 China Berner Mugs ~ 5 inches tall
25 Swiss Paper Placemats and Napkins
2 packages of Berner Paper Napkins
(20 napkins in each package)
2 Swiss Wildflower Envelopes (8 ½ x 9)
1 package of Butter Biscuits
9 assorted Ritter Sport Candies
Toblerone Candy Bar (3.52 ounces)
Cavendish and Harvey Alpenkrauter Bon Bons
Friedel Chocolates
10 Michael Johnson Berner Note Cards
Emmenthal Tee ~ 12 tea bags
Swiss Scarf ~ 21 x 21

Winner: Carol Ganz




"Where Love Is" by Robert Duncam Item # C

Donated by Eve Lapolla (By Jove)

Autographed copy of

"Where Love Is"
Artwork by Robert Duncan

Winner: Mandy Farrar


{short description of image} Item # D

Donated bySusan and Alan Kowitz
in loving memory of
Bentley von Chesterfield, "Ben".

Berner swirly whirly

Winner: Kurt Hamlen



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Item # E

Donated bySusan and Alan Kowitz
in loving memory of
Bentley von Chesterfield, "Ben".


Berner weathervane

Winner: Sara Steele





Tier Two Items


WIDTH="230" Item # 1

Donated by Cathi DeSantis
in loving memory of Bacchus and Ari

4 inch Halloween Berner

and Berner in front of mountain bolo

Winner: Robin Korotki


WIDTH="146" Item # 2

Donated by Cathi DeSantis
in loving memory of Bacchus and Ari

"Bernese Mountain Dog"
by Lilian Ostermiller


Winner: Jane Heggen


WIDTH="146" Item # 3

Donated by Cathi DeSantis
in loving memory of Bacchus and Ari

"The New Bernese Mountain Dog"
by Sharon Chestnutt Smith


Winner: Suzanee Dijak-Robinson


Berner in Buggy Pin Item # 4

Donated by Bobbie Abern

Berner Hand Sculptured
Berner in Buggy Pin


Winner: Wendy Keene



Hank and Company book Item # 5

Donated and signed by the author,
Jeanne Schoech

"Hank & Company"
- a book about life with Hank and

the therapy work we do

Winner: Nell Ward


WIDTH="200" Item # 6

Donated by Linda Seaver

Pink long sleeve "I'm Not Listening" Shirt
Women's size M


Winner: Penny Turner


WIDTH="165" Item # 7

Donated by Linda Seaver

Bernese Mountain Dog book
by Louise Harper


Winner: Melanie Lainey


{short description of image} Item # 8

Donated by Linda Seaver

Tails of the City
Dog Tunes by Murray Weinstock

CD and Pin

Winner: Janice Parky


BernerRally2 Item # 9

Donated by D. Pearson
& the Berner Boys in KS

"My Berner Loves Rally" t-shirt

100% cotton Fruit of the Loom t-shirt

Men's Large in a medium blue.
The A in the word Rally is a cone
and the Ls are directional arrows.

Winner: Nell Ward



WIDTH="150" Item # 10

Donated by Anne Barton

The Dog notebook
(5x7)


Winner: Maria Crifasi


Flower Pot Pin Item # 11

Donated by Bobbie Abern

Berner Hand Sculptured

Berner in Flower Pot Pin

Winner: Wendy Keene



Paw Print Lanyard Item # 12

Donated by Bonnie Conrad

Paw print lanyard
can be used for keys or ID cards/Badge


Winner: Donna Wiles


{short description of image} Item # 13

Donated by Donna Coffin

Complete set of 1995 Alpenhorns


Winner: Andrea Stefanac



Item # 14

Donated by Bobbie Abern

"Help My Dog has an Attitude"
by Gwen Bohenkamp


Winner: Donna Wiles




Item # 15

Donated by Bobbie Abern

"Psychological Dog Training Behavior
Conditioning with Respect and Trust"
by C W Meisterfeld


Winner: Suzanne Deering



Item # 16

Donated by Bobbie Abern

Vest made from Berner Material

(Size M/L)


Winner: Ellen Barnaby


{short description of image} Item # 17

Donated by Kay Taylor


All Breed Wrapping Paper Roll


Winner: Anne Copeland



collar Item # 18

Donated by Val Taylor-Wood

Martingale adjustable collar

- blue with chain


Winner: Karen Thompson


The New Bernese Mountain Dog Item # 19

Donated by Nancy Melone

Autographed Copy of
"The New Bernese Mountain Dog"
by Sharon Chesnutt Smith


Winner: Terri Babcock


Berner figurine Item # 20

Donated by Maria Crifasi


Berner Figurine from Scotland


Winner: Sherry Hartung



Wrapping Paper Item # 21

Donated by Barbara Haller


Italian All Breed Wrapping Paper 2 sheets


Winner: Marti Simons



Puppy Precious Item # 22

Anonymous Donor

Puppy Precious - barks and moves -


Winner: Carol McArthur


Nicky investigates.
Nicky investigating a Stuffed Berner

Chernille Berner
Item # 23

Donated by Joye Neff


Large Soft Chenille Berner


Winner: Cherie Massaro



Item # 24

Donated by Anne Barton


14 inch Berner in Down Stay


Winner: Carol McArthur



Sit Stay Item # 25

Donated by Judy Demato

14 inch Berner in Sit Stay


Winner: Cherie Massaro



Purse Item # 26

Donated by Judy Demato


Stuffed Berner Purse


Winner: Sandi Brimmer



Note cards by Michael Johnson Item # 27

Donated by Pat Long


2 packs of 4 Berner Note Cards
by Michael Johnson

2 winners will be drawn


Winners: Suzanne Deering and Liz Caldwell


note cards Item # 28

Donated by Pat Long


5 Large Berner Note Cards
by Michael Johnson

5 winners will be drawn


Winners: Barb LeTourneau,
Jane Heggen (2 times,)
Andrea Brin and Joan Atkian


Amika by Carol Pontin Item # 29

Donated by Val Taylor-Wood


Karen Connors' Amika by Carol Pontin

#3 of the numbered prints
it has a certificate of authencity.


Winner: Mickie Anderson


Ken Baily Emmenthal Cheese Item # 30

Donated by Ann Thompson


Ken Baily Emmenthal Cheese


signed and numbered print


Winner: Randy Dowler



Tea shirt Item # 31

Donated by Morgan and Pepper Lyon


"Do They Shed" shirt

Size large

Winner: Mickie Anderson



Item # 32

Donated by Susan Morrill


2 Original Berner Pawz Berner Shirts

Size XL

2 winners will be drawn


Winners: Leslie Joanisse and Holly Mitchell


Wine bottle tote Item # 33

Donated by Kay Taylor


2 Wine Bottle Totes.

Berner artwork by Willem Wijnberg

2 winners will be drawn


Winner: Toby Erlichman (2 times)


List pad Item # 34

Anonymous Donor


Berner List Pad with magnet


Winner: Bes Baldwin



CD Rom Item # 35

Anonymous Donor

1968 to 2000 Yearbook Collection

CD Rom

Winner: Maria Crifasi


Item # 36

Donated by Maria Crifasi


Berner Fanny Pack


Winner: Liz Caldwell



{short description of image} Item # 37

Donated by Eve Lapolla/ By Jove


McCartney Berner Sweatshirt


Winner: Patti Rosner



{short description of image} Item # 38

Donated by Eve Lapolla/ By Jove


4 Berner Wipe your Paws Door Hangers

4 winners will be drawn


Winners: Maria Crifasi (2 times,)
Ellie Kittler and Carol McArthur


Berner Santa Item # 39

Donated by Eve Lapolla/ By Jove


7 inch Berner Santa


Winner: Donna Wiles


Item # 40

Donated by Susan Kowitz


Berner Single Switch Plate


Winner: Betsy Brainard/Sally Cross



Item # 41

Donated by Heidi and Zeke Adams


3 Berner Get Well Cards

3 winners will be drawn


Winners: Sally Gridley, Marti Simons
and Betsy Brainard/Sally Cross


Item # 42

Donated by Crissy Labuta and Maverick


7 Slip over Collar Bandanas

7 winners will be drawn


Winners: Cathy Sullivan-Neves,
Nell Ward (3 times,)
Christina Sheehan (2 times)
and Barb LeTourneau


{short description of image} Item # 43

Donated by Erika Rankin


Red Long Sleeve Berner Shirt

Child size 16


Winner: Vilma Kistner



Item # 44

Donated by Erika Rankin


Ten inch Stuffed Rottweiler


Winner: Cherie Massaro



Item # 45

Donated by Erika Rankin


3 ten inch Stuffed Berners

3 winners will be drawn


Winners: Cherie Massaro,
Barb LeTourneau and Liz Bradbury


Tea Towels Item # 46

Donated by Anne Copeland

Dog Tea Towels


Winner: Suzanne Deering


Item # 47

Donated by Patt Weigand


Terra Berner Coasters

3 winners will be drawn


Winners: Patti Rosner,
Carol McArthur and Denyse Giannone


Item # 48

Donated by Patt Weigand


Porcelain Cup with Candle


Winner: Susan Wankner



Item # 49

Donated by Bobbie Abern


Doggie Dollar Bank


Winner: Sally Gridley



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Item # 50

Made & Donated by Anne Copeland


Tricolor handmade scarf


Winner: Sheila Durfee



Paint by Number Item # 51

Donated by Anne Copeland


Berner Paint by Number Painting Set


Winner: Penny Turner


Dog Toy Item # 52

Donated by Anne Copeland


Zanies Dog Toy


Winner: Randy Dowler


Oval Framed Berner Item # 53

Donated by Anne Copeland


Oval framed Berner plus Berner Soap


Winner: Kathy Deyo


Hand painted Earrings Item # 54

Donated by Kathy Amorosa

Handpainted Berner earrings

(painted by her mother-in-law, Jean)

Winner: Wendy Keene


Figurine Item # 55

Anonymous Donor


5" long Berner Figurine


Winner: Donna Wiles



Puppy on Slate Item # 56

Anonymous Donor


Painted Berner Puppy on Slate
(5 3/4 x 5 3/4)


Winner: Susan Wankner



Berner Slippers Item # 57

Donated by Joye Neff


Berner Slippers

(Size Small)

Winner: Carol McArthur


Sun Catch Item # 58

Donated and Made by
Laura Lopez Mendez

5 x 8 inch Suncatch


Winner: Donna Wiles


The Dog Ottoman Item # 59

Anonymous Donor


"The Dog Ottoman"

Instructions for converting an
exercise trampoline into a
slipcovered pet bed

Winner: Carol Westaway


Bernese Mountain Dog book

Item # 60

Anonymous Donor


The Complete Bernese Mountain Dog

by Jude Simonds

Winner: Andrea Brin



Dog Dish Item # 61

Donated by Maria Crifasi


Dog Dish (6 inches wide)


Winner: Susan Wankner



Item # 62

Donated by Annie Barton


Berner Penny Toy


Winner: Barb LeTourneau



BMDCA 1999 Yearbook Item # 63

Donated by Dede Leveran


The BMDCA 1999 Yearbook


Winner: Mie Kingsley


Wine Charms Item # 64

Anonymous Donor


Wine Charms


Winner: Penny Turner


Specialty Pins Item # 65

Anonymous Donor


2 Specialty Pins - 2001 and 2003 -


Winners: Freida Munday and Molly Bass


Berner Throw Item # 66

Donated by Diane Meslinsky


2 Walmart Berner Throws

Extra Large, Blanket/Throw. 60 x 80 inches.
High pile, 85% acrylic, 15% polyester

Colors off-white, shades of brown with a brown binding.

2 winners will be drawn


Winners: Peggy Eickenbach
and Denyse Giannone


Notepad Item # 67

Donated by Andrea Brin

Pet Notes Pad


Pad with a berner on it. It is magnetic and comes with a pencil.

Winner: Toni Davies


Kazoo Toys Item # 68

Donated by Andrea Brin

Kazoo Toys


Winner: Ruth Nielsen


Note Cards Item # 69

Donated by Beth Schmoyer

Box of 12 note cards with envelopes
3 designs from photos by Beth
http://bernersandblooms.blogspot.com


Winner: Caroline Auth


Big Bertha Item # 70

Donated by Ralph and Peggy Edward

Berner golf club head cover
fits a Big Bertha


Winner: Randy Dowler


Lace Shirt

Lace Shirt
Item # 71

Made and donated by Viki Teague,
VIKIDIDIT

Recycled denim Shrug-n-Lace
size small (junior size)
features an embroidered Berner,
decorative stitching,
vintage lace pieces and edge trim.
The back of this shirt is just as

interesting as the front!

Winner: Amy Kessler


{short description of image} Item # 72

Donated by Pat Long

2 x 2005-2006 Berner Puppy Planners

2 winners will be drawn


Winners: Barb LeTourneau and Laura Lopez-Mendez


Truman Collar Item # 73

Donated by Debbie Fitch

The Truman Collar
Debbie Fitch Gift Certificate
for 1 dog collar and 1 matching leash

of your choice
(value $37.50)
www.thetrumancollar.com


Winner: Sally Gridley


Pillow Item # 74

Made and Donated by
Michaela Simmons-Lackner

Berner pillow

Done on ultrasuede. About 14" square and the Berner is done in cross-stitch ( not by hand, I hasten to add, but by my clever embroidery machine!). As soft as a Berners ear to touch. And you'll remember the saying on it! It really is exquisite if I may say so myself. AND washable - thanks to the ultrasuede - if slobbered on.

I could make this in different background ultrasuede colours ( blue, red, cream, etc) if brown isn't what the winner wanted.


Winner: Janice Parky


Berner Umbrella Item # 75

Donated by Michaela Simmons-Lackner

Berner umbrella


Winner: Nell Ward


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Item # 76


Donated by Lisa Baldwin

2 Packages of homemade

BARKscotti


2 winners will be drawn!


Winners: Molly Bass and Barb LeTourneau



Spilsbury Jigsaw Puzzle Item # 77

Donated by Alexis Smith

"Friends And Neighbors"
Spilsbury Jigsaw Puzzle


Winner: Barb LeTourneau


Nose to Nose

Before Santa Was Santa

A Gift to Share

Item # 78


Donated by Coral Denis

4 Berner Books

Nose to Nose
Before Santa Was Santa
Before Santa Was Santa Coloring Book
A Gift to Share


Winner: Brook Schmidt


Agility Suncatcher Item # 79

Donated by Susan Downing-Thompson

Berner Agility Suncatcher


Winner: Toby Erlichman


Blue Bear Suncatcher Item # 80

Donated by Susan Downing-Thompson

Berner Blue BearSuncatcher


Winner: Sylvia Katvala



AS A BONUS WE HAVE A SPECIAL PRIZE
drawn from all of the tickets from the entire fundraiser:

5 Tier One and 5 Tier Two Tickets for the upcoming 2006 Berner-Garde Fundraiser

Winner: Carol Westaway


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE DONATIONS TO THE 2006 BEHAF FUNDRAISER!!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED BERNER ITEMS FOR THE 2006 BEHAF FUNDRAISER!!

THANK YOU TO JEAN CHEESMAN WHO MADE ANOTHER TERRIFIC WEBSITE FOR OUR FUNDRAISER!!

THANK YOU TO TOOK BUSSARD WHO IS HELPING ME WITH THE DRAWING AND PACKING OF THE PRIZES!!!!

Joye Neff and Nicky (and Ben)
and Took Bussard, Drawing Assistant Extraordinaire
Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh, PA



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