2018 IRWSAA NATIONAL SPECIALTY HEADED BACK TO MICHIGAN
2018 IRWSAA National Specialty Updates as of 4-2-2018The Premium is scheduled to be mailed to the IRWSAA Membership on May, 9, 2018.Hotel Accommodations: A block of 20 rooms has been reserved at the EconoLodge at 6500 East Albain Road, Monroe, MI, 48161. The room rate for two Queen beds is $60 per night, starting July 5th and ending July 8th. There is a $25 pet fee collected one time. The phone # for reservations is 734-384-1500. Do not use online reservations, the reservation must be made directly with the hotel. Our Account # is 3240261. Use that number to identify yourself as part of the group. Breakfast is included each morning. There is an indoor pool, sorry no dogs are allowed in the pool. There is plenty of space to exercise the dogs. The hotel is about 15 minutes from the Fair Grounds. I have visited the hotel and checked out the rooms. (Keith Eldred, Show Chair)RV camping on the Fair Grounds. Although reservations cannot be made at this time we need to know how many sites to set aside for our members. Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Name of RV Owner, Size of RV(Length of RV and tow vehicle), Electrical Power needed, Arrival Date. Sending this information does not constitute a reservation, that will come later. Last year the fee was $30 per night with water and electric hookups. Please email the information before April 8th.Raffle: Details in regard to donations for the Raffles will be coming soon. One item that will be offered as a single item is a one night B&B stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Once arrangements have been made with the State of Michigan Lottery Commission we will let you know how to purchase your tickets.Annual Banquet and Awards: This event will be held on the Fair Grounds one half hour after the completion of the Michigan Sporting Dog Association Group Judging. The Dinner will be a Michigan Picnic Dinner. More details will be coming as we get closer to the date.Competition Opportunities: On Friday, July 6th in the morning will be the IRWSAA National Specialty, that afternoon there will be the Michigan Sporting Dog Association Show with classes for the IRWS. On Saturday, July 7th there will be the Ann Arbor Kennel Club Show with a Supported Entry for the IRWS by the IRWSAA. On Sunday, July 8th, there will be another Ann Arbor Kennel Club Show with a Supported Entry for the IRWS by the IRWSCC. American Kennel Club Parent ClubThe Irish Red and White Setter Association of America, Inc. is the national or "parent" club for the Irish Red and White Setter in the United States of America.Founded in 1997 by a group of concerned breeders/enthusiasts whose goals were to educate the public on the Irish Red and White Setter and to encourage and promote quality breeding of the pure-bred Irish Red and White Setter.The objectives of this club shall be:1.to educate the public on the value of the Irish Red and White Setter2.to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Irish Red and White Setters and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.3.to encourage the organization of independent local Irish Red and White Setter Speciality clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club4.to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the Irish Red and White Setter Association of America and the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Irish Red and White Setters shall be judged.5.to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, field trails, hunt tests, obedience trails and other events6.to conduct sanctioned matches and speciality shows, field trails, hunt tests and other events under the Rules and Regulations of the American Kennel Club.
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