This is the e-mail that I just sent out to the e-mail groups:
Ryan, feel free to snag any of this information for your other topic where you are compiling details.To all Havanese owners, exhibitors and handlers:
The plans are coming together for a remarkable anniversary celebration for the Havanese Club of America. 2009 will be extra special for two reasons: This will be our 10th anniversary of our 1st national specialty, and it will also be our 30th year together as a Breed Club. The excitement is brewing and we sincerely hope that you will be there to join us!
Below, please find a brief overview of the schedule to assist in your planning:
Tuesday, August 18th - Travel day
Wednesday, August 19th - Seminars, HCA Meet 'n Greet
Thursday, August 20th - Regional Specialty, Sweepstakes, HRI Reception
Friday, August 21st - National Specialty, Dinner
Saturday, August 22nd - National Specialty, Awards Dinner
Sunday, August 23rd - Travel day
The Westin Lombard has made our block of rooms available by a customized web site. You may book your room for the Havanese Club of America National Specialty by visiting this link: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0806139207&key=6BFCB
Room rates are:
$129/nt for 1 or 2 occupants
$149 for 3 occupants
$169 for 4 occupants
All dogs must be crated when owner/handler is out of the guest room. The Westin Lombard is a smoke free hotel in all areas, including the lobby, guest rooms, restaurant, and meeting facilities. Any smoking will need to be done outdoors.
If you are interested in the opportunity to have your rendition of a 2009 HCA Anniversary logo used, keep watching your e-mail. Claudia McCracken will be sending out information about the contest in the next couple of days.
We will be sharing details as they become available. If you are interested in working on the Show Committee, please contact me directly with the area of interest noted or join us at the HCA National Specialty e-mail group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HCA_national_specialty
Excited for the coming year,
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