Thursday, July 27, 2017

Road Trip!

True story!
Hubby and I are getting up before dawn tomorrow and driving six hours to South Carolina. Why? So I can attend a four hour seminar on dog shows at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. (Yes, the math seems a little off. Fortunately, I have family there and we're turning it into a mini-vacation.)

This event has a fancy schmancy name: AKC Show Committee Seminar -- Symposium for Show Committees. It's being sponsored by the American Kennel Club, the Greenville Kennel Club and the Piedmont Kennel Club. I hope it's not a waste of time and money. BTW, it's not a free seminar. Did I mention that the AKC doesn't make things easy?

Learn, Baby, Learn!
RK and VP are meeting us in SC to take the seminar as well. We're hoping that this will better prepare us for the German Shepherd Dog Club of North Florida specialty (conformation) shows in April. Topics to be presented include:
  • AKC Paperwork Made Easy
  • Attracting New Exhibitors
  • Communications Between Clubs & Judges
  • Event Hearings
  • Judging Contracts
  • New Programs
  • Premium List
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Show Site Planning
  • Superintendent/Secretary Selection
I'm excited. And a bit anxious. I'll share what I've learned when I get back. -- K