June 17th & 18th 2022
Gray Lake, IL
Hello Fellow Gordonites – We have information on the 2022 National Specialty to be held in Gray Lake, IL on June 17th and 18th. Our judges for Conformation are Wayne Cavanaugh, all Regular Classes, Sally Gift for Puppy Sweepstakes and Gordon Chambers for Veteran Sweepstakes. We are still working on where the Obedience, Rally and Agility are going to be and who is judging those events. Sarah Krickeberg is working with the performance people in the area to find a suitable location and judges to hire. Sarah is also working with local hotels to find a suitable place for hosting our exhibitors at a reasonable rate. More information to come in that regards. There are several hotels and restaurants in the area for everyone to make appropriate choices. Information will be passed on as it comes in. Donnah Brnger will be doing our Website. Others on our Committee are Barb Manson, Hospitality, and Michelle Pena, Trophies,
Our conformation will all be indoors in climate controlled rings. However, our Veteran Sweepstakes will be outdoors, in the late afternoon, early evening under lights to make it a very special event for our veteran entries.
This is not going to be a long drawn out National due to the short period of time for preparations. The Sweepstakes Judging will be on Friday, Veterans Sweepstakes will be Friday late afternoon, evening and the National will be on Saturday. If we need to extend it through Sunday, we will anticipate doing so. Our Judges Education Seminar is scheduled Thursday, June 16th at 10:30 AM – Erika Wyatt is in charge of scheduling all the Seminars at this Cluster, which was extensive last year so I wanted to get it as close to the National as possible so those that want to learn about breed will have the best opportunity to get it all in, if possible.
That’s all I have for now, but stay tuned for more information as it comes.
Hug your Gordons
Barbara Burns – Show Chair
Sarah Krickeberg – Event Chair