December 2010 Hearing Dog Graduation and Holiday Party
2010 Graduation & Holiday Party
Michael LoBue talks about his HD Moufette while his wife,
Ginger Tully, listens.
Lynne Herkimer chats with Joel Chaban while Roo, Joel’s Hearing Dog, hopes for a treat.
Banjo and Butterball, Tristan Herkimer’s
Hearing Dogs, watch the auction.
Don Detrick wants YOU to volunteer for the HDP!
(So do Kasha and Ruth.)
Our December 4, 2010 Hearing Dog Graduation and Holiday Party at the San Francisco Sports Basement was a huge success! Thank you to the graduates, board members, volunteers, and to everyone else in attendance. We all felt encouraged by the positive atmosphere and it reminded us all how much people believe in the work that we do. The raffle and auction were lots of fun―a big thank you to Tristan and Lynne Herkimer for entertaining us!
You helped us meet the $1,000 dollar-for-dollar challenge by raising $1,273 in donations, added to the generous $1,000 matching gift from our anonymous donor, for a total of $2,273! Your enthusiasm and support for the program is uplifting and a great reminder of how these dogs enrich their guardians’ lives.
Hearing Dog Program Celebrates June Graduation and 2-Year Anniversary
The Hearing Dog Program graduates four teams!
On June 5, 2010, three Hearing Dog teams and one Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) team received their diplomas at The Hearing Dog Program graduation held at The Sports Basement on Bryant Street.
People and pooches enjoyed entertainment, food, raffles, prizes, and awards. Many thanks to Pet Food Express and Sports Basement for co-sponsoring the event. A special thank you to our Sign Language Interpreters for volunteering their time.
The occasion was a festive and successful fundraiser. Congratulations to Kristin and Charlie, Wani and Esther, Kris and Luke, and Tom and Dolce!