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GNYHC hosts its first HCA Regional Specialty
February 7, 2009

Dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and founding member, Rosalie Leone

Join the Greater New York Havanese Club in for the Westminster Weekend as we celebrate the Copa! ...Regional Specialty, Dinner plans and RSVP information as well as Westminster Weekend events in NYC follow:

The Story

The Greater New York Havanese Club was pleased to receive an invitation to join NYMS - a group of local Breed Specialty Clubs who work together to rent the Penn Plaza Pavilion at the Hotel Pennsylvania on the Weekend prior to Westminster. There was no question that we wanted to opt in. Participation would mean that Havanese lovers have an additional opportunity to show their dogs, meet with one another and would have a sweepstakes opportunity, too. But GNYHC was only 75% thru its application process to become a licensed AKC Club. (Now we are 90% - YEAH!). But HCA came to the rescue!!! They allowed GNYHC to host a Regional Specialty to start the ball rolling...

At the end we'll ask you to let us know you're coming so we can have your Special gift bag on the ready....

Now Havanese Exhibitors and Fanciers can participate in:

Progressive Toy Specialty
Judging panel : James Reynolds
MB-F Show # 252 Progressive Dog Club - Friday February 06, 2009


HCA Specialty hosted by the Greater New York Havanese Club
Saturday, February 7,
MB-F Show # 1287 Havanese Club Of America - Saturday February 07, 2009
Saturday February 07, 2008
Judging Panel: Mrs. Michele L. Billings - Breed Classes
Ms. Beth Sweigart - Puppy and Veteran Sweeps
both at
The Penn Plaza Pavilion Hotel Pennsylvania Mezzanine Floor
401 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10001

and then you can celebrate with the members of the GNYHC at CUBA!

The members of GNYHC are organizing a self-hosted* dinner Cuba on Saturday night after the specialty. This is a small and fun moderately priced restaurant, with a real Cuban flair. You can join us at one of our hosted tables at 6:30, 7:30 or 8:30. Just let us know at [email protected] what time you'd like to join us. (You can also make your own reservation even if it is just a table of two! Just let us know the name on your reservation under so we can co-ordinate tables.) I can personally attest to the special effect of the Mango Mojito!!!
Cuba Restaurant
Sample menu and photos posted on restaurant website

* Self hosted - a common table where each diner or group pays for their own dinner.

Westminster Weekend in New York
Westminster, two specialties, two sweepstakes what else could there be....for those of you from or visiting NY during this timeframe the amount of activities for dog lovers is endless but here are just a few of our favorites......

24th Annual Theatre Benefit for The AKC Museum of the Dog
"Billy Elliot" Broadway's smash hit with music by Elton John!
For information call 314-821-3647 or email [email protected]

The Dog Auction
February 10 starting at 10am
with a preview On Sunday, February 8 - Charity Brunch co -sponsored by AKC - dogs welcome
Click here:


Click here: Bonhams - Sale Items there may even be a Havanese hiding out in the corner of lot 259

Take The Lead to Westminster
New York City, Monday, February 9, 2009
Late night celebration, light supper, champagne and wine.
Click here: Take the Lead - Event Registration


American Canine Education Foundation
Reception and Dance
Hotel Pennsylvania 8 p.m. - Midnight
For ticket information and reservations call (703) 451-5656 or email [email protected]

Dog Writers Association of America
Annual Awards Dinner
Affinia Manhattan
5 p.m. Reception, Dinner and program 6 p.m.
For information and tickets, call 610-384-2436 or email [email protected]
Web site:

Metropolitan Dog Club Best In Show Brunch
Charlie Palmer's Metrazur Restaurant
East Balcony, Main Concourse
Grand Central Station
Blue Ribbon reception at 10:30 a.m., festivities ending at 2 p.m. Meet the Westminster Kennel Club's Group Judges and listen to Best In Show Judge Sari Brewster Tietjen discuss how she selected America's top dog. Join in the celebration as the winning dog and handler take part in a national satellite media tour around the country, with Grand Central Station and the Metropolitan Dog Club serving as the backdrop. For reservations and additional information:
[email protected] or call: 212-465-3184

Any day …..

The AKC Library
A real treat for any dog lover ….

Click here: American Kennel Club - The AKC Library

And last but not least
A guide to dog friendly NYC for hotels, transportation and emergency vet.

Now that you HAVE to be there, let us know you are coming and we will prepare a special gift bag for you – to be picked up at the show on Saturday ….
RSVP [email protected].

Hope to see you there ……
Alison Brackman
President, GNYHC
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