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2017 Japanese Chin Club of America National Specialty and Parent Club Specialty
When:May 3, 2017 - May 4, 2017

Where:Purina Farms
200 Checkerboard Drive
Gray Summit, MO 63039

Shows:Trophy Sponsorship
Support the specialties by sponsoring trophies! All trophy donations made by April 1, 2017 will be recognized in the catalog.

National Specialty:Hiroshi Kamisato
National Sweepstakes:Anthony Galliano
Junior Showmanship:Karen Martin
4-6 Month Beginner Puppy:Jane Snider
Parent Club Specialty:Carol Jean Nelson
Parent Club Sweepstakes:Lisa White

Schedule of Events
May 3 8 am Hospitality Bags for Exhibitors available at Catalog Table
8:45 am Parent Club Sweepstakes
10:15 am Parade of Rescue
11 am Members Lunch & Annual Meeting
1 pm Parent Club Specialty & Junior Handlers
5 pm - 6 pm Puppy Evaluation Tips
May 4 8 am - 9 am Morning Hospitality
8:30am - 10 am Judges Education
9 am National Sweepstakes
11:15 pm Junior Showmanship Competition
11:40 pm Beginner Puppy Competition
12 pm National Specialty
6 pm Banquet & Auction at Hawthorn Inn
Register for the specialty with Foy Trent Superintendent

Tail Shows
May 5-7 The Gateway Cluster with Three All-Breed Shows
Register for the Tail Shows with Onofrio


Specialty Chair: Jennifer Baumer


Advisers: Bill Schnarrenberger & James Dalton
Auction Chairs: Thelma Carlson & Katherine Yokley
Banquet & Publicity Chair: Donna McCord
Decorations Chair: Janet Lockyer
Hospitality Chair: Diane Corkey & Sharon Scott
Publications Chair: Jeff White
Purina Prizes Liaison: Sheila Balter
Trophy Chairs: Jennifer Baumer & Katherine Yokley

Hotel Information:

Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis - Southwest
5 Lambert Drury Drive
Valley Park, MO 63088
(800) 325-0720

Group rate for 2 Queen Beds: $119 (+ tax)
Group rate for 2-Room Suite with 2 Queen Beds & sofa bed: $160.99 (+ tax)
The hotel offers complimentary breakfast and evening "Kickback" snacks & beverages. For our event, up to 4 small dogs allowed per room.
Reserve through the above link, or call and reference Group No. 2286481.
Reservations must be received by April 2, 2017.

Dog- Friendly Hotels & Campgrounds

RV Parking: Purina Farms has a full-service RV lot with water, sewer, and 30 amp & 50 amp electric. Rate is $25 per night. A reservation form will be available in The Gateway Cluster premium list, which should be available on Onofrio.com in early March.

There is rental option for renting a trailer or RV and having it delivered to Purina Farms. Please see the two companies listed on Purina Farms' website.

Other Information:

Saint Louis-Lambert International

Grooming: Reserved 5x10 feet grooming space with electricity is $30 for the entire cluster. A reservation form will be available in The Gateway Cluster premium list, which should be available on Onofrio.com in early March. Grooming space without electricity is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Virtual tour of Purina Event Center

Map of Purina Farms

Banquet & Auction:
The Banquet and Auction, which will be held at The Hawthorne Inn in Labadie, MO, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. This event will be pay-as-you-go. You can order from our banquet menu and pay at the time of service. Seating 6:00 - 6:30 PM.

Auction donations needed! Contact Auction Chairs!

Catalog Ads:
Catalog ads at a can't be beat price! Color ads are $30 each; black & white ads are $20 each. Ads must be camera ready. JPG and PDF file formats are preferred. Resolution of 300 dpi. Overall page dimension of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with printable area of 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. All text and copy should be within the printable area. Send ads to Cherri Johnson by April 12, 2017. Contact David Gutierrez for more information.

Color Ad - $31.40:

Black & White Ad - $21.10:

Rescue Parade
We invite you and your rescue Chin to participate in the Parade of Rescue on the morning of May 3 following the Parent Club Sweepstakes. All participants will receive a rosette. To register, please send your Chin's name, your name, and email address to parades@japanesechinclub.org. Deadline is April 12, 2017.

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