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Members! Did you know that the GSCA will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024? This is a great accomplishment for the GSCA and its members! To celebrate, the 2024 National Specialty Committee is hard at work planning the festivities for next year’s National Specialty for this special anniversary. For those of you who haven’t heard, the National Specialty will be held in Michigan at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Marshall, Michigan. Marshall is a historical town with unique architecture. It is located at the crossroads of I-94 and I-69 and is approximately 30 miles east of Kalamazoo and approximately 30 miles west of Jackson. Learn more about Marshall here: https://choosemarshall.com/. Here is the basic information you need to know

While we wish that all of our members could attend the 2024 National Specialty in Michigan we understand there may be circumstances that won’t allow you to do that. For those of you unable to attend, the AKC will broadcast the judging on its web channel, AKC TV.  A link to that broadcast will be available on the website once it has been released. 

You can pre-order a catalog here:

 

Reseservations for the Awards Banquet click here:

Banquet

Assorted logo-wear with anniversary logo is available. We have a variety of both short sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirts, crew neck, ¼ and full zip hoodies, denim shirts, rain coats, baseball caps, cooler and aprons. Do you like to write notes to friends and family? Notecards with the 2024 logo are available as a 10-pack.

To order and pay for logo-wear or notecards by credit card use this link: GSCA.org/2024-Logowear  Want to order by mail? See the printable order form at the bottom of this page. Note: We will not be re-ordering large quantities of logo-wear items. Contact Mary Grill krystaless@hotmail.com for questions on color and size availability

 Additional fundraisers included Clan T-shirts and Puzzle pieces. See Clan T-Shirt and the Puzzlepiece tabs below for more information. Deadline for ordering is August 1, 2024.

 Catalog advertising deadline is August 1, 2024. See Advertising tab below for more information.

 Still thinking about camping? Camping reservations will close September 1, 2024. See the Camping Reservations  tab below to download  the form and submit payment by mail or use the links to pay by credit card.

 Want to make a general donation by credit card? Use the Donations tab below to make a general donation for trophies, ribbons, hospitality or general fund.

 In addition to the above links, all of the information for the 2024 national is also available on https://2024gordonsetternational.square.site/

Go to this site to make any of the above purchases. You can also pre-pay for your catalog, make reservations for grooming, banquet, welcome party, veterans party and breeders education.

 The show premium will be posted as soon as it is ready!

 Hope to see you all very soon!

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Sunday Sept 15th/ Monday September 16th

SUNDAY – Sept. 15, 2024

Agility – Off Site
MSA Sports Spot
3701 32nd St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

MONDAY – Sept. 16, 2024

SET UP DAY

SHEEP BARN – (All 4 Days)
Grooming
Superintendent
Photographer
Continental Breakfast

MERCHANTS BUILDING
(Tuesday – Friday)
Silent Auction
Raffle

Tuesday September 17th

TUESDAY – Sept. 17, 2024

MERCHANTS BUILDING

Obedience:
Beginner Novice
Novice A&B
Open A&B
Utility A&B
Veterans
Brace

Rally:
Novice A&B
Intermediate
Advance A&B
Excellent A&B
Masters

CGC
Trick Dog
Fetch

Judges Education
followed by Hands On
In the Pavilion

MERCHANTS BUILDING
Health Clinic

PAVILION – PM
Welcome Party

Wednesday September 18th

WEDNESDAY – Sept. 18, 2024

MERCHANTS BUILDING

PAVILION – AM
4-6 Month Puppies

PAVILION – AM
Puppy Sweeps (Dogs/Bitches)
6-9 Months
9-12 Months
12-15 Months
15-18 Months

Parade of Rescue

PAVILION – AFTERNOON
Senior Handling

PAVILION – EVENING
Veteran Sweeps(DogsBitches)
7-8 Years
8-9 Years
9-10 Years
10-11 Years
11 Years & Older
“Veterans Party”

Thursday September 19th

THURSDAY – Sept. 19, 2024

PAVILION – AM

Dog Classes:
6-9 Months
9-12 Months
12-18 Months
Bred By Exhibitor Puppy
Bred By Exhibitor Adult
Amateur Owner Handled
American Bred
Open

Hunting – Dogs & Bitches
Field – Dogs & Bitches
Veteran – Dogs & Bitches

MERCHANTS BUILDING
Breeders Seminar

MERCHANTS BUILDING
General Membership Meeting
Awards
Banquet

Friday September 20th

PAVILION – AM

PeeWee – Between 5-9 Years
Juniors:
Novice (Jr., Inter., Sr.)
Open (Jr., Inter., Sr.)
Masters

Bitch Classes:
6-9 Months
9-12 Months
12-18 Months
Bred By Exhibitor Puppy
Bred By Exhibitor Adult
Amateur Owner Handled
American Bred
Open
LUNCH
Best of Breed
Judges Address
Best Veteran
Best Bred By Exhibitor
Best Puppy
Best Amateur Owner Handler

Stud Dog
Brood Bitch
Brace

Saturday Sept 21st HUNT TEST

SATURDAY – Sept. 21, 2024
GSCA Hunt Test
BARN COURSE
Highland, MI

GSCA Hunt Test Saturday 09/21/2024

- Who's Who

JUDGES

  • Breed judge – Wayne Cavanaugh
  • Veteran sweeps judge  –  Suzanne Montgomery (NY)
  • Puppy sweeps judge  –  Debbie Scardina (OH)
  • Obedience and Rally – Del Lunn (Ont)
  • Agility – TBD
  • Hunt test – TBD

SHOW PHOTOGRAPHER
Susan Booth (susan@phodog.biz)

 

SHOW SECRETARY
Arden Shaw
Specialty Dog Shows
4891 Ballantrae Rd.
Bloomfield, MI 48301-1001
Phone: 248-854-9729
Fax: 248-855-6675
Email: arden@specialtydogshows.com

 

- Hotel

Change of Host Hotel

Members:

Our apologies for the issues with reservations at the Hampton Inn in Marshall. It was our understanding that the hotel management would reach out to inform us that the block was filled or close to being full so that another block could be opened. Unfortunately, that did not happen. We totally understand your frustration with the situation but have been unable to resolve it to everyone’s satisfaction. HOWEVER, if you have already made a reservation with the Hampton, you do not need to change that reservation unless you choose to do so.

We have reserved a block of 28 rooms at the Home Towne Suites and Red Roof Inn of Battle Creek. The properties are adjacent to each other and are just off of the I-94 expressway (Exit 97). This hotel is approximately twelve miles from Marshall and approximately 20 minutes driving time. (with small exceptions, all of the other hotels in Marshall are booked for our specialty week). Here are the particulars:

  • All rooms have been recently renovated with new flooring, furniture and bedding.
  • We have requested that all rooms be on the ground level as there is no elevator on this property. Please be sure to request a ground level room when you make your reservation.
  • A $50 refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation to cover any damages or smoking in rooms.
  • Limit of two pets per room
    • For the suites, there is a $50 pet fee for the week
    • For the standard hotel room, the pet fee is waived
  • Check in time is 3 pm
  • Check out time is 11 am
  • Free wi-fi and internet
  • Pet station with waste bags
  • Walking distance to Culver’s; plenty of other restaurants near by
  • Easy access to I-94 going east to Marshall (literally across the street)

Room Breakdown:

Room Size

Weekend Rates*

09/13-09/14

Weekday Rates*

09/15- 09/19

Reservation Block Code

Available Rooms on the block

Standard 2 Queens

84.99

67.99

B335GSCAGO

7

Standard King

80.74

63.74

B335GSCAGO

7

Suite 1 Queen

84.99

67.99

BHTS1266GSCAGG

7

Suite 2 Queens

93.49

72.24

BHTS1266GSCAGG

7

*Rates listed above do not include the applicable sale/room tax.

Effective Monday, March 25, 2024, reservations may be made by calling the hotel reservation number at 1-800-733-7663. 

Rooms not reserved by August 13, 2024 will be released from the block.

The block is set for a Friday departure date. Anyone intending to stay over on Friday should make that arrangement directly with the hotel.

Camping Reservations

One Night $40.00 USD

Two Nights $80.00 USD

Three Nights $120.00 USD

Four Nights $160.00 USD

Five Nights $200.00 USD

Six Nights $240.00 USD

Click here for reservation form Send to: gsca2024nstreas@gmail.com

Questions? Contact Rich stilmoorgs@gmail.com

Click here for reservation form Send to gsca2024nstreas@gmail.com

 

Camping w/ Electric only

One Night $35.00 USD

Two Nights $70.00 USD

Three Nights $105.00 USD

Four Nights $140.00 USD

Five Nights $185.00 USD

Six Nights $225.00 USD

Send reservation form to gsca2024nstreas@gmail.com

Questions? Contact Rich at stilmoorgs@gmail.com

- Advertising

Catalog Advertising

Please  send your advertising copy to Laura.

 


Catalog Advertising – all ads are 4.5″ X 7.5″

Questions? Contact Laura Bedford at designbyhalcyon@gmail.com


- Fundraising

Fundraisers are a way of building interest in an event. It also helps with advance payments and deposits that still need to be made. While we expect to hold a silent auction and a raffle during Specialty week, we can do other fundraisers in advance. Do you have a suggestion on a fundraiser? Send suggestions to Jodi to be placed
on the next meeting agenda.
Sarah Armstrong is working on a single color T-Shirt with the 2024 Logo on the front AND for a fee, YOUR kennel name will be added to the list of other Kennel names onto the back of the t-shirt. See tab below for ordering information.
Mary Grill is working on a “WELCOME WAGON”. Already have items to put into the wagon but looking for more donations to fill it up. Contact: Mary @ krystaless@hotmail.com
Laura Bedford is raffling off a full page AD on the inside back cover of the catalog. More info to follow.
Contact: Laura @ halcyondog@mac.com

Gathering of the Clans Shirt Order Form

2024 GSCA Centennial

Gathering of the Clans shirt

Order your clan shirt today!  The 2024 National logo will be on the front left pocket area and all the kennel names will be listed alphabetically on the back.

Make checks payable to GSCA and send to:

Sarah Armstrong

1412 Darrel Rd.

Toledo, OH  43612

Shirts will be available for pick up at the 2024 National

Deadline to order is AUGUST 1, 2024

 DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM HERE (WORD)

Centennial Clan T-Shirts

Color

Questions? Contact Sarah at gilnockiegordons@yahoo.com

Send completed order forms to Sarah.

Donations

DONATIONS

Donation Options

How Do you Want Your Donation Listed in the Catalog? Email

your donation listing to Laura at designbyhalcyon@gmail.com

Puzzle Piece Fundraiser

Puzzle piece fundraiser Order Form

Puzzle Pieces

Puzzle Pieces $10.00 USD 

Complete a separate ORDER FORM for each dog.

Send completed forms to Mary at krystaless@hotmail.com

- Committee

Show Chair Barbara Burns
Event Coordinator Jodi Hurd
Archives Nance Skoglund ; Dianne Avery 
Agility Open
Breeders Education Mary Ann Leonard
Catalog Advertising Laura Bedford
Catalog Sales Mary Ann Leonard
Chief Ring Steward  Gordon Chambers
CGC and Trick Dog Diane Dargay
Decorations—Site Selia Tuten  
Exhibitor Gift Bags Matt & Katie Marr
Fast Cat
~Chair Sarah Armstrong
~Secretary Jan Ruggles
Fundraising:
~ Logo-wear Mary Grill,  Jodi Hurd
~ Silent Auction Mary Duerksen  Carol Lybarger  
~ AD Inside Back Catalog Cover Laura Bedford
~ Raffle
  Chair Mary Grill,(GSCA)
  Coordinator (Nodrog) Jan Ruggles
Grounds / Camping Rich Black
Health Clinic Nance Skoglund
Dianne Avery
Hospitality Katie Marr
Hunt Test
Chair Jodi Hurd
Secretary Bea Van Kampen
Judges Education Mick Osman
Obedience and Rally Terri Miles
Publicity Dianne Avery
Ribbons Sarah Armstrong
Total Dog Jodi Hurd
Treasurer Kathy Black
Trophies Mary Grill
Vendors Sarah Armstrong
Website Donnah Brnger 

Do you have your national logo wear yet? Time is running out! After the Midwest Specialties in May we will not be restocking all sizes and colors. We also have a few new items and colors. See the order form for more information Visit the Logowear Store Now

Printable Logowear Order Form

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