The 2010 BARC Fundraiser

July 15th to September 17th 2010

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BARC, Inc. (Bernese Auction Rescue Coalition, Inc.) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating Bernese Mountain Dogs from dog brokers, dog auctions, puppy mills, pet shops and any other dangerous, exploitative or abusive situations. BARC, Inc. places its rescues in loving pet homes as spayed or neutered companions. Donations to BARC are tax deductible; they are a 501©3 organization. For donations to BARC, please make your check payable to "BARC". Please check out their website at:!

Now let's see how much money we can collect. Everyone can participate!! Show your support for BARC by sending in your check today!!

Tier 1

$5 each…or
8 for $20…or
24 for $50
Tier 2

$1 each…or
6 for $5…or
30 for $20

Send your U.S. check, payable to "BARC"  to the address below.
Please include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-Mail Address
  • Number of tickets you wish to purchase for each Tier AND for which item(s) in each Tier
    (PLEASE include item #s and description!)

Send to:
Joye Neff
1182 Firwood Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1881

(Please note, Joye has a NEW ZIP CODE!!)

** I can accept foreign cheques with no additional fees to convert the funds to US dollars** 
  **All foreign cheques should be made payable to: Joye M. Neff and sent to me at the above address

Challenge 1

An early BARC adopter has made a very generous donation to the BARC Fundraiser and has asked me to make her donation a challenge to other Berner Lovers. Every person who makes an update to the Berner-Garde database on their Berners or enters a new Berner to the Berner-Garde database will receive: 2 Tier One Tickets and 2 Tier Two Tickets for the BARC Fundraiser! It's that simple. Make two updates or enter two Berners and get 4 Tier One Tickets and 4 Tier Two Tickets!

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BERNER LOVERS ARE AMAZING! This year we were able to raise $7,563.05 with our BARC Fundraiser. We came within $996.86 of last year's total of $8,559.91. THANK YOU for your generosity!!

We had donations from 34 of the 50 states in the USA, 3 Canadian providences and 2 other countries. Leading the pack with 12 donations was California, followed by Maryland with 8 donations. Tied for third place were: California, Illinois, Kansas, and Massachusetts, Here is the breakdown by state, providence and country:

AK - 2; CA- 12; CO- 6; CT- 4; FL- 3; GA- 2; HI- 1; ID- 2; IL- 6; IN- 1; KS- 6; MA- 6; MD- 8; ME- 3; MI- 4; MO- 1; MT- 1; NC- 2; NE - 1; NJ- 2; NM- 1; NY- 5; OH- 4; OK- 1; PA- 2; RI- 1; TN- 4; TX- 4; UT - 1; VA - 1; VT - 1; WA - 5; WI - 1; WY - 1; Alberta - 4; Australia - 3; New Brunswick - 1; Ontario - 3; UK - 2.

For those of you who made pledges, please remember to mail your check made payable to: BARC to me at: Joye M. Neff, 1182 Firwood Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15243-1881 For those of you would still like to make a donation. I am still accepting donations!


Tier One Items: Ticket prices

$5 each...or
8 for $20…or
24 for $50

Item #A

Keg with hand painted Berner and wooden cup for drinking

Donated by Brenda Broome

WINNER: Robin Sternberg

Item #B

Berner paw print pendant

The Berner Paw is a "Very Limited Edition Series" designed and custom made to raise money for Berner's. This one is Series 1 number 14. On the back is says S1/4 "To love one Berner is to love all." It is hand made by a silversmith using sterling silver and inlaid stones, and surrounded by mother of pearl to resemble snow. Surrounded by mother of pearl to resemble snow. It measures approximately 1.5"x1.5" in size. The photo does not come close to showing it's real beauty. It comes with a 2mm sterling silver twisted rope chain, gift boxed.

A big thank you to Scout for the use of a photo with his paw print in the snow.

Designed and donated by Brenda Broome

WINNER: Lisa Baldwin

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Item #C

Custom Painting of the Winner's Berner

By US Artist David Kennett

Donated by the artist

WINNER: Renee Jacquier

Example painting,
Pippa by David Kennett

Item #D

Berner fur hat
(spun and knitted from the berner fur from Nashoba Valley members)

Donated by Kristina Field

WINNER: Karen Fox

Item #E

The Bernese Mountain Dog - A Dog of Destiny

Photographed and written by Professor Dr. Bernd Guenter.

Donated by Joye Neff

WINNER:Patricia Anne Willis

Item #F

Berner tri-color hand crocheted afghan

Donated by Kathy Webb in memory of BARC's Belle

Made by Kathy's sister-in-law, Debbie Armstrong

WINNER: Liz Caldwell

Item #G


Donated by Pat Long

WINNER: Naor Wallach

Item #H

Necklace and earrings

Made and donated by Pat Long

WINNER: Robin Hamme

Item #I

A gorgeous, custom made quilt

You have to see this amazing quilt!! It's big enough to snuggle with your Berner on the couch and the pictures are printed directly onto the fabric, instead of being an iron-on transfer.

She will customize the quilt with the winner's own photos and color scheme.

Made and Donated by Ashley Champ

Southpaw Quilts and Designs is on Facebook

WINNER: Kim Williams

Item #J

Caffeccino Deluxe Coffee/Tea Service

Take the cafe to your favorite spot in the park with the Caffeccino insulated tote from Picnic Time. Made of woven cotton canvas and featuring an adjustable shoulder strap. ·
  • ThermoGuard insulation keeps beverages warm for hours I
  • Includes: ·
  • One 32 fl.oz. vacuum-sealed stainless steel thermal flask with push-button pour top ·
  • Two stainless steel mugs ·
  • Two stainless steel spill-proof containers for sugar and cream ·
  • Two stainless steel teaspoons ·
  • Two cotton napkins (14 x 14 in) ·
  • Shoulder strap: Adjusts to 50" ·
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 13x10x5-½" ·
  • Weight: 3 lb. 14 oz.
Also included with this prize will be a pound of coffee, dog treats for that special someone in your life, and a surprise Berner themed item.

Donated by Terri Babcock

WINNER: Janice Fraser-Brown

Item #K

High-fashion, kangaroo braided show lead in Berner Tri-Colors, accented with custom art glass, gemstone
and sterling silver beads.

The leash strength is suitable for handling large breeds.

Designed, made and donated by Sindi Leo

WINNER: Amy Kessler


Item #L

An exciting new Berner book that will come out in Sept.

The Bernese Mountain Dog

Yesterday and Today

by Silvana Vogel Tedeschi
English Text by Lindy Kunz

This new book gives English-speaking readers the first opportunity to have access to important facts about the breed which have only been available in other languages. The interesting history of the breed is described in great detail. With words and informative illustrations, it is shown how the Standard is to be interpreted, and how the individual traits should be considered in the show ring and in breeding. Particular attention is paid to the distinctive features of the temperament and behaviour of these former farm dogs, showing how their history has molded their character and behavior. The following chapters explain how a puppy develops mentally and physically with good advice on raising and general management, as well as life with the adult Berner today. The last chapter contains information about problems involved in the growth of the skeleton and how these can be influenced by nutrition and proper care of the puppy. The inclusion as an appendix, of the first complete translation of Professor Albert Heim´s text, “Die Schweizer Sennenhunde” published in 1914, makes this book particularly valuable. It will be the standard work on Bernese Mountain Dogs for many years to come.

For further details

Donated by Amy Kessler

WINNER: Brenda Broome

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