Hello 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

Assorted logo-wear with the anniversary logo is available. GSCA.org/2024-Logowear  We have a variety of both short sleeve and long-sleeve t-shirts, crew neck, ¼ zip and hooded fleece, denim shirts, rain coats and base-ball caps. Contact Kathy Black gsca2024treas@gmail.com for order form and payment options. More detailed information to come in the January GSCA newsletter. 

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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 September 21st

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

- Hotel

The Hampton Inn, Marshall, Michigan is the host hotel for the 2024 National Specialty. It is located off I-94 Exit 110 and is 2.6 miles from the fairgrounds (show site for the specialty). Rates are $139/night with a pet fee of $50 per pet for the stay. As with other hotels, charges will be assessed for any damages to the room. The Hampton offered the best rates in the area. Reservations for the block are scheduled to open December 1, 2023 and expected to close August 29, 2024. Additional blocks can be added as a block is filled.  Reach the host hotel at 269-789-0131. The Group Rate code is GSC. 

- 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

 

- Advertising

Catalog Advertising



Catalog Advertising – all ads are 4.5" X 7.5"

Questions? Contact Laura Bedford at designbyhalcyon@gmail.com



- Fundraising

We are working with the logo wear vendor to restock items in the smaller sizes that we sold out of or didn’t have available at the Gettysburg national.
A combination order/payment form has been developed to order items outside of various events. Contact Kathy if you need a copy. Feel free to copy and distribute to others who may be interested in placing an order.
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. Stay tuned for further information. Contact: Sarah @ gilnockiegordons@yahoo.com
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

- 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 

Logowear Store

Printable Logowear Order Form