Calendar of Events

October 14 & 15, 2017

We are excited to announce the return of the

Great Lakes Irish Wolfhound Fun Match

At the Greater Racine Kennel Club   6320 6 Mile Rd, Racine, Wisconsin 53402

 Conformation Fun Match Judge: Dr. Judi M. Roller  

Day One: Saturday, October 14 *Conformation Fun Match 
*Vendors  *Silent Auction *Judge’s Dinner 

Day Two: Sunday, October 15,  *Vendors *Education Seminars

Show Co-chairs: Risha Cupit Berzins, David Berzins,  Christina Marie Rappel

Hotel block information: LaQuinta Pleasant Prairie Inn Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie  7540 118th Ave Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158   (262)857-7911

Block of rooms is listed under; Great Lakes Irish Wolfhound Association/ GLIWA for the nights of Friday, Oct. 13 & Saturday, Oct.14      *Reservation # 4017549

*2 Dogs per room strictly enforced*  *No pet deposit required
*Room types/cost before taxes & fees: King $89.10 per night  ~  Double $93.60 per night

Please be sure to book early, as Oct. is Wisconsin's biggest wedding season! Stay tuned for more details & feel free to invite your friends!!!

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Saturday November 11th

11:30 AM

Meet up at The Orland Grasslands

167th Street & S La Grange Road, Tinley Park, IL

We will meet in the parking lot, just west of La Grange Rd.

 The trail is five miles around the perimeter. A hike through Orland Grassland at the southern edge of Orland Park, provides expansive views of gently rolling prairie and wetland. Most pathways are wide open and can be very sunny. We will not walk the whole trail, but will walk for about an hour. We recommend a hat and plenty of sunscreen, even in winter. We would also suggest bringing water for your hounds.  

Around 12:30 pm 

We will  head over to Hailstorm Brewery

8060 186th St, Tinley Park, IL  for lunch. Around 10 minutes from the grasslands.

Hailstorm specializes in artisan craft beer, all brewed on the premises. We can order pizza's for lunch from a local restaurant. 

Leashed dogs are allowed inside with owners.

NOTE: Space is limited. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  Contact Claire Morrison ( or Michelle Whittenhall (  if you would like to attend. 





Letter to organizations that request our  

 Irish Wolfhounds to participate in their events 

 Due to the many requests we receive, we have found that there are some requirements we need to make the event a successful experience for all.

 *Irish Wolfhounds don't do very well in the extreme heat, most importantly we need adequate shade and water.

 *Wolfhounds are considered one of the largest breeds, we require a larger area to set up.

*Since we are a not-for-profit club, we would appreciate it if your organization offered a donation for attending. We like to reimburse our members for any expenses,  plus it helps to keep our club successful.

*We carry a substantial insurance policy that is required by most events.

*A small table to set out our literature. 

 *When we receive a request for an event, we will need the date, times,  and any other information that is relevant.