The National Specialty
Circle of Friends

April 4 - 11, 2009
The Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA
www.thebige.com

This show is dedicated to
the memory of John Honig.

2009 CCA National Specialty

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agility

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For those exhibitors that are participating in the tracking, herding, and agility events and wish to bathe their dogs before conformation begins you can contact the following:

Dave's Soda & Pet City
151 Springfield St
Agawam, MA 01001
413-786-3339

M-F 9am - 9pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm

www.davessodaandpetcity.com

Please contact them directly for a appointment.

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airport

Bradley International Airport
South Windsor, Connecticut
http://www.bradleyairport.com/

Bradley accepts virtually all carriers and large crates do to it's international status.

From the airport it is approximately 12 miles to the show site.

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Breeder's education seminar

The Breeder's Education Seminar will be held in the Massachusetts Room at the Storrowton Tavern on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The seminar will begin with sign-in at 8:30 a.m. The speakers are:

  • Dr. Cindi Bossart -- "Collie Health - It's All in the Genes"
  • Dr. Anita Migday -- "Canine Reproduction"

Both vets not only have large practices but are also breeders and owners who show their dogs. The cost will be $25, made payable to the CCA. Funds must be in U.S. currency.

To register or for more information please contact:

Liz Klein at LizK@worldpath.net

or by telephone: 603-525-9411

or by mail:

285 Middle Road
Hancock, NH 03449-5907

SCHEDULE
Breeders Education
7:30 am Sign In
8:00 am to 11:30 am Seminar
Massachusetts Room - Storrowton Tavern

Note: The entrance for all the Tuesday seminars is Gate 2 (Storrowton Village and Storrowton Tavern entrance).

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catalog advertising

Follow the link below to download the PDF with the ad rates for the 2009 National Specialty Catalog.

> Download the file

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catalog pre-orders

The period for catalog pre-orders is closed as of March 20.

Save time and money by pre-ordering your catalog for pick up on Wednesday, April 8th!

Pre-order by March 20 -- $15 per catalog

Pre-order price is good only for those catalogs picked up at the show.

We will also mail your catalog after the show if you are unable to attend. The
price will be $20 + $5 S&H (Deadline: March 20)

Contact Kathy Parker for more information:

Kathy Parker
147 Hardscrabble Rd
Litchfield, ME 04350
207-268-4880
kparker@fairpoint.net

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collie health foundation auction and dinner

Thursday evening

Roast beef/Roasted Chicken Buffet, Cash Bar.  $23/person.  

Reservations to Robette Johns, 6976 Coyote Trail, Oak Hills, CA  92344 robettejohns@aol.com

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collie community involvement display

Do you have a Collie invovled in therapy work, a childrens reading program,
service work or search and rescue? If you do, send us a picture to be included in a display at the National Specialty, featuring how our members and their wonderful collies give back to the communities we live in.

We know how dogs enrich our lives and the lives of others -- now is
time to protray that to the public.

Pictures will be returned. Please send them with a short discription, including the name of the dog to:

Darci L Brown
111 West Rd
Northfield, MA 01360

Additional information:
dbhappyhr@hotmail.com

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Ex-pen rentals

36" ex-pens will be available for rent for $25 for the week. At the end of the week the ex-pens will be available for sale for $25 each.

For reservations please contact:
Martha Ramer
517 E. McKinley Avenue
Pomona, CA 91767
societycol@earthlink.net

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Free seminars

At 6pm on Friday night join us for your choice of two free seminars!

  • Dr. Betty Trainor will be discussing Collie structure and movement.
  • Deborah Gross Saunders, DPT,MSPT.OCS,CCRP Certified Canine Rehabilitation, practioner of Wizard of Paws, will be discussing injury and rehab for the performance dog.

These will be held either in the ring or ringside so you can attend one or participant in a little of both!

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General parking

Eastern States has informed us that they will no longer be selling season
passes. This really only effects exhibitors in the local area that attend several shows a year at this venue. Parking hang tags for multiple days will be available at the entrance gate (No 9) when you arrive. You can purchase a hangtag for the length of the show or you can pay daily. The cost is $5 per day for either.

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Herding

> Download Herding judging schedule

Our sheep will be a mix of Katahdins, St. Croix and Cheviots.

We will have A course sheep, A course ducks and B course ducks

> Download the premium (PDF)
> Download the entry form (PDF)
> Download the entry form (MSWord)

Contact:
Barbara Corriveau
(207)892-9355
crispincol@aol.com

For those exhibitors that are participating in the tracking, herding, and agility events and wish to bathe their dogs before conformation begins you can contact the following:

Dave's Soday & Pet City
151 Springfield St
Agawam, MA 01001
413-786-3339

M-F 9am - 9pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm

www.davessodaandpetcity.com

Please contact them directly for a appointment.

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Hotel Information

Host Hotel
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1080 Riverdale St.
W. Springfield, MA 01089
413-781-8750
(This is the same hotel we have used at previous Nationals in Springfield. They still do not accept dogs.)

Other Hotels
(all currently accept dogs, please confirm when making reservations)

Candlewood Suites
572 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-739-1122
CCA Special -- $99

Note: Candlewood Suites requires a non refundable pet fee deposit of $75 per week or $20 per day will apply with the maximum of 2 pets per room.

Econolodge
1533 Elm St., W. Springfield, MA
413-734-8278

Hampton Inn
1011 Riverdale St., W. Springfield, MA
413-732-1300

Holiday Inn
711 Dwight St., Springfield, MA
413-781-0900
CCA rate - $85 plus tax

Red Carpet Inn
560 Riverdale St., W. Springfield, MA
413-731-1010

Red Roof Inn
1254 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA
413-731-1010

Red Roof Inn
I91 @ Rte 190, Enfield, CT
800-843-7683

Residence Inn
64 Borders Way, West Springfield, MA
413-732-9543

Residence Inn
100 Dunfrey Ln., Windsor, CT
860-688-7474 ($75.00 Pet Fee)

Please check with the respective hotels for rates and restrictions. Additional charges for dogs may apply.

Herding Hotel Information
Copper Lantern Motor Lodge
184 W. Main St., West Brookfield, MA
508-867-6441

Motel 6 Sturbridge
408 Main St., Sturbridge, MA
508-347-7327

EconoLodge Sturbridge
682 Main St., Sturbridge, MA
508-347-2324

PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOGS

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Illuminary walk Flyer

Be part of the Illuminary Walk at the 2009 CCA Invitational. Salute your mentors, memorialize missed friends, and honor your past winners. A candlelight walkway will light our cocktail party and the entrance for 2008's Top Winners. Follow the link below to download the flyer.

> Download flyer (85K, PDF)

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judges

Best of Breed & Intersex
Daniel Cardoza Jr.

All Regular & Non-Regular Dog Classes
Judith A. Bryant

All Regular & Non Regular Bitch Classes
Loralee Runnels-Bergmann

** Pending AKC Approval **

Junior Showmanship
Jennie Duhon

Agility
Ken Fairchild
Christie-Lee McNamara

Herding
Gerard Baudet
Jean DeNapoli

Obedience
Mary Diesem
David Maurer

Rally
Stephen Hersey
Denise LaCroix

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judges education seminar

The Judges Education Seminar will be held in the Massachusetts Room at the Storrowton Tavern on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. This seminar is open to those who are interested in judging the Collie and who are currently AKC licensed judges or who have applied to the AKC. The seminar will begin at 1pm and will include a classroom portion as well as a hands-on. The cost will be $25 made payable to: CCA. Funds must be in U.S. currency.

To register or for more information please contact: Thomas Coen at
Macdega1@aol.com or 413-528-6933

SCHEDULE
1 pm Sign In
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Massachusetts Room - Storrowton Tavern

Note: The entrance for all the Tuesday seminars is Gate 2 (Storrowton Village and Storrowton Tavern entrance).

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motor home parking

There will be overnight motor home parking spaces for the Eastern States Grounds. The fee is $30 per unit per day and will be collected upon entrance to the grounds. The club receives no portion of this fee. Electrical hook-ups with limited service MAY be available. No high amperage appliances may be used with on site hookups. Please use your generator if you need to use these appliances. A dumping station is available on the grounds at no charge.

NO DUMMPING OF GREY OR BLACK WATER IS PERMITTED. Big E staff will be on hand to assist.

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National Specialty store

The 2009 National Specialty Store is open for business. Follow the link below and choose from a range of attractive items bearing the official logo for the event.

> Go to the store

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Overseas visitors

If you will be joining us for the National and need information on planning your trip, please contact Judie Evans at jevans1011@aol.com or Mikki Dorsey at mdorsey@elite-travler.com

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Quarter Century Collie Group Banquet

The Quarter Century Collie Group will hold its 25th annual "Hall of Fame" Banquet on Friday, April 10, 2009, in the unique and elegant Storrowton Tavern. The historic Tavern is located at 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, Mass., on the show site complex grounds. Cocktails (cash bar) at 6:30 p.m. followed by a delicious buffet with several entrees at 7:30 p.m. Our program will feature the "Hall of Fame" induction of the renowned Billy Aschenbrener. Enjoy dancing to music provided by a DJ. QCCG members at $37; non-member guests at $42. Reservations and checks may be sent to:

June Morris
2203 Edgehill Road
Louisville, KY 40205.

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Reserved grooming

Reserved grooming is accepted between November 1, 2008 and March
1, 2009. Each reserved grooming space will be $35 for an 8' x 8' space.

Those who wish to groom together must submit their requests together.

Please make checks payable to the CCA 2009 Show Account. Funds are payable in US funds only.

Each space will be provided with one gallon of water. One bale of shavings will be provided for every two grooming spaces. Addtional water, shavings and plastic will be available for purchase. Each x-pen must have at least 10" of plastic up each side.

We will do our best to provide the services listed above. However due to the increased demand for wood by-products for home heating we may have a limited supply of shavings and there is the possiblity that we will not be able to acquire any supply. We will keep you informed.

All cancellations must be received by March 1, 2009 after which no refunds will be made.

Please contact:
Judy and Annette Stringer
11 Doty Street
West Wareham, MA  02576

508-295-9381
sealorekennel@comcast.net

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Reserved seating

Reserved seating will be $20. Contact Kris Provenzano for your reservation at provenhill@aol.com

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Schedule

> Download Conformation, Obedience and Rally judging schedule
> Download Herding judging schedule

Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5
Herding - Collies Only
Two Shadows Farm
New Braintree, MA

Monday and Tuesday, April 6 & 7
Agility - Collies Only
Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center (> Website)
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
(This site is a working school arena. Heat is minimal so please dress accordingly. Horses are also on site)

Tuesday, April 7
Seminars and afternoon move in

Breeders Education
7:30am Sign In
8:00am to 11:30am Seminar
Massachusetts Room - Storrowton Tavern

Sable Merle Presentation
11:30am to 1:30pm
Connecticut Room

Judges Education
1pm Sign In
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Massachusetts Room - Storrowton Tavern

Note: The entrance for all the Tuesday seminars is Gate 2.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 8 & 9
Obedience - Mallory Building, Big E (> Website)

Wednesday through Saturday, April 8 - 11
Conformation - Mallory Building, Big E (> Website)

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show committee

National Show Chairman
Sylvie Lingenfelter – (405) 795-2681 – glenorka@aol.com

Host Chairperson
Darci L Brown – (413) 498-5006 – dbhappyhr@hotmail.com

Herding Chairperson
Barbara Corriveau – (207)892-9355 – crispincol@aol.com

Obedience Chairperson
Joan Scialdone – (603) 642-8001 – kollielady@verizon.net

Agility Chairperson
Michelle Shoemaker – (484) 508-8155 – treasureco@aol.com

Trophies
Mary Lange – (860)653-4580
Martha Roeder – (203) 426-2285 – martha2806@aol.com

Hospitality
Nioma Coen – (413) 528-6933 – macdegal@aol.com

Reserved Seating
Kris Provenzano – (609) 466-9125 – provenhill@aol.com

Reserved Grooming
Judith Stringer – (508) 295-9381 – sealore@eathlink.net

Catalog Advertising
Andrea Nelson – (781) 331-5481 – cacollies@comcast.net

RV Parking
Prg Vohr – (413) 498-2609 – pegvohr@earthlink.net

Treasurer
Mike Esch – michael.esch@churchdwight.com

Recording Secretary
Louise Cote – capricecollies@aol.com

Top Twenty
Candy Ardizzone – (315) 699-5542 – ardizzonefamily@verizon.net

Chief Ring Steward Conformation
Linda Tefelski – (916) 206-4399 – Lindale20@aol.com

Merchandise
Saskia Whallon – (802) 387-4765 – tavernhill@yahoo.com

Opening Ceremony
Kevin McKeon

Webmaster
Gary Jordan – (203) 239-4407 – colliesonline@fastmail.us

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shuttle

Most of the hotels do not provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.
Valley Transportation will transport dogs and people but restrictions and fees do apply. Contact them directly at www.valleytransporter.com or 1-800-872-8752.

Ride sharing with other exhibitors will give you the best value.

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state baskets

To add to the fun of the National we continue the tradition of the State Basket silent auction. Proceeds will be divided between the Collie Rescue Foundation and the Show Committee expense fund.

The baskets can represent your state or your club. The more the merrier!

Rules of the game: 1) No perishables 2) Please do an itemized list of the basket contents as this makes it easier for bidders. 3) Arrange transportation to the national for your basket.

And one more thing! We would like some part of your basket to
represent a breeder or a kennel that figures prominetly in your state
or clubs history.

Please let Anne Lively know at the following email address who will
be bringing your basket and how to contact them.

Anne Lively
ilcoles@maine.rr.com

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Superintendent and event secretaries

Show Superintendent
Conformation, Juniors, Rally & Obedience
MB-F, Inc -- www.infodog.com
P.O. Box 22107, Greensboro, NC 27420

Agility Secretary
Paw Print Trials -- www.pawprinttrials.com
Belchertown, MA

Herding Secretary
Colleen Cody -- nomatemba@yahoo.com
New Braintree, MA

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Top twenty invitational

For exhibition only, Wednesday evening, April 8, 2009 in the Mallary Building on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition Center, hosted by Candy Ardizzone.

The evening wil begin with cocktails and a little Saturday Night Fever. Enjoy the music provided by Ryan Vincent Entertainment and put on your best disco duds and dance the night away.

Each dog and handler will be showcased in the ring, set by personally selected music.

Qualification determinations:

  • The Hawkins System Top Ten Collies in each variety
  • Pat Edwards System Top Twenty Juniors
  • Working Collie Committe Top Performance Collies.

The Number One Rough and Number One Smooth will receive a Top Twenty Pin designed and donated by Virgina Perry Gardner. The number one Junior will receive a pin designed and donated by Rick Lingenfelter. Those qualifying to be invited will receive an official invitation by mail with
instructions for entering the Invitational. 

Catalogs will be available for pre-order purchase in the amount of $15 and will be available the afternoon of Wednesday, April 8, 2009.

Top Twenty Catalog Cover Art Contest

Are you artistically talented? If so, why not enter the 2009 Top Twenty Catalog
Cover contest. The 2009 Show Committee will select the winning artist based on overall composition, theme and originality. The winner will be chosen by March 8. Keep the theme "Circle of Friends" in mind. The final product may be done in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, a photograph or a photograph of a work of art such as a quilt -- any medium is possible as long as it can be scanned, or photographed for later scanning.

You may submit the original or photograph for judging. The original will be auctioned at the 2009 CCA Top Twenty Event.

Top Twenty Chairperson:
Candy Ardizzone
email: ardizzonefamily@verizon.net

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tracking clinic

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Carriage House and Grounds
of the Eastern States Exposition Center

The tracking clinic will be conducted by AKC tracking judge Mary Thompson. Mary is licensed to judge all levels and is the co-author of the book "Taking The Next Step Dog Tracking Workbook."

You will need to bring six articles that will fit in the palm of your hand. They need to be a variety of materials such as fabric (your dirty sock), leather (wallet, glove), plastic and metal. Also bring small, soft treats for you dog.

Space for this seminar is LIMITED to 16 people ONLY so sign up right away!

Cost: $55 per person in US funds payable to "CCA 2009"

Send to:
Peg Vohr
11 Pierson Rd
Northfield, MA 01360

Contact:
pegvohr@earthlink.net
413-498-2609

For those exhibitors that are participating in the tracking, herding, and agility events and wish to bathe their dogs before conformation begins you can contact the following:

Dave's Soday & Pet City
151 Springfield St
Agawam, MA 01001
413-786-3339

M-F 9am - 9pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10am - 4pm

www.davessodaandpetcity.com

Please contact them directly for a appointment.

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trivia contest

Bone up on the history of the dogs, breeders and kennels of the Northeast and join in the fun! Prizes for the most correct entries!

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trophy pledges

Make checks payable to "CCA 2009 Show Account" and mail to:

Mary Lange
9 East Lakeview Dr.
Granby, CT 06035

More information: smoothcol2002@yahoo.com

Use the link below to download the list of trophy pledges still available as of 1/19/09.

> Download available Conformation trophy pledges (62K, PDF)
> Download available Obedience trophy pledges (78K, PDF)
> Download available Herding trophy pledges (62K, PDF)
> Download available Rally trophy pledges (53K, PDF)
> Download available Agility trophy pledges (31K, xls)

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vendor information

Space is 10 X 10 blocks for all four days.

Show rate:
$250 for non members
$150 for members

Includes one 8-foot table and two chairs
Additional tables can be rented for $25 each

Electricity is available for an additional expense

Site set up -- Tues. 4/7/2009 at noon
Removal no later than 8 p.m. on Sat. 4/11/09

Vendor donation of merchandise $25 to be used in raffle

Contact: Dianne Bishop
Co-Chair Vendor Committee
Phone: (603) 668-1636
E-Mail: gbish0@myfairpoint.net

Contract and letter available by mail or e-mail

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24-Hour Vet Services (For all events)

Boston Road Animal Hospital
1235 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01119
413-783-0603

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