As you have probably heard by now, there have been some changes in the 2015 St Bernard Club of America National Specialty Show. Unfortunately, the original organizing committee has stepped aside. As usual, when one door closes, another one opens. The board of governors of the SBCA has asked me to take over as show chair and I have agreed to chair a new committee that will provide you with a 2015 National Show. I would be remiss not to thank the previous committee. They did the leg work and provided us with a base upon which to build a very successful, fun and enjoyable show located in a great area.
We are in the process of working up all the details for this new venture. At the moment, as a new show chair, I am simply getting my feet on the ground. I am going through the contracts that were signed, going through the early planning stages finished by the old committee and am now trying to figure out where we go from here. I am presently in the process of analyzing what was done and what is left to do. I am also still trying to figure out who is still interested in helping with this show and who has resigned.
In the next couple weeks, I hope to make a trip to the site in order to get a feeling for the layout and what the site has to offer.
Meanwhile as a new chair, please note:
1) I want to assure the SBCA membership that the 2015 National will be as planned and will be wonderful. After all, it is SAINTS THAT MEET.
2) The committee to run this National needs to be repopulated. If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know what you are interested in and what your qualifications and desires are. I will be calling on people to help and will assign them to the spots where I think they can serve the breed we love the best. Remember, this is your show and your involvement will make this a better show.
3) The 2015 National will be all inclusive and as a show chair, I promise to be open to all view points andkeep you as the membership and the board informed all the way about what is happening.
As I said earlier, I ask for your patience in getting up to speed. I will stay in touch. In between, please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas.
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