The fundraiser is run by the Sydney based Berner
Buddies group, a social group for Berners and their families living in
or near Sydney. The fundraiser is in aid of the Bernese Mountain Dog
Club of South Australia Rescue Fund.
Last year, the SA Club (in the absence of a functioning NSW breed
club) rescued a Berner girl puppy, "Frankie" from a broker
in NSW who was planning to sell her overseas as a brood bitch, despite
the fact that she has blue eyes and is unregisterable in Australia and
elsewhere. Anne-Maree Rogers approached the broker posing as a genuine
buyer and purchased "Frankie" who was caged, unkempt and
afraid of humans. Anne-Maree took Frankie home and started the long
process of gaining her confidence and socialising this poor girl with
the aid of her two elderly Berners, Vogue and Oaky. Once Frankie was
ready, the SA Club and Anne-Maree then set about the difficult task of
finding the right permanent home for her. At least 3 Berner Buddies
members expressed an interest in adopting Frankie and she has now
taken up permanent residence with Berner Buddies member, Janet Cameron
and her Berner boy, Harley, in Sydney. Frankie is a different girl
now, though still on the shy side and has already attended a Berner
For pics of Frankie
The SA Club bore the considerable costs of this rescue and
subsequent veterinary treatment so it is hoped that this fundraiser
(and the preceding 2 fundraisers) will reimburse the club fully for
The quilt will be first prize and a cushion second prize.
Bernd Guenter has also donated a copy of his book
The Bernese Mountan Dog: A Dog of Destiny as third prize
This Fundraiser will run until the draw on Sun. 19th November
FINALLY!! A Fundraiser that Joye Neff can enter too!
Joye will be collecting the US checks, because you know that she
can't stay out of helping a fundraiser!
Gael Goldsack will be managing the tickets, so this is truly an
The tickets are 4 for $2 (US)
Make the checks payable to Joye M. Neff.
Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail
address. Mail your checks to:
Joye M. Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Joye Neff can convert foreign checks/cheques with no charge from
Make foreign checks/cheques payable to "Joye M. Neff"
and follow the above instructions.
Thank you to all who help support us!
You can watch the quilt as it develops on this website, see
and the Berner Buddies from the Land Down Under
First Prize - The Quilt
The quilt in the making
The Completed quilt before it goes off to the quilters
For the Full Story behind this Quilt and to see the development as all the blocks come
Second Prize - A Cushion
<click here for more
Third Prize - A Book
Donated by the Author, Bernd Guenter
The Bernese Mountain Dog: A Dog of Destiny
Site Graphics by AHM
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