update from our "Answer Gal", Patti Caldwell:
"Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:19:40 -0700
From: Patti Branch Caldwell
Subject: NEW National Information!!
Only 200 more days until we will all be together at the Golden
National!! Additional information is being posted regularly on our
website: 2013 GRCA National Specialty - Wichita Falls, Texas - October 20 - 30
, so please keep checking it. In the
meantime, I have been receiving questions about the Gala and can now
give you the scoop
The 2013 Gala/Top Twenty will be held in the Exhibition Building in
Wichita Falls. Ticket price is $75 (no refunds); this year the tables
will seat 8 guests ... "please" no exceptions! Unfortunately, ticket
sales may be limited due to space restrictions, more information
to follow. Tickets may be purchased through the National RSVP page.
Please, check the Gala/Top Twenty website Golden Retriever Foundation Gala
additional information or contact Judy Word at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE NEED YOUR CLUB'S HELP!
*Clubs who would like to sponsor a breakfast can get all the info
from Anna Hackney, our Hospitality Chair, by contacting her at: email@example.com
. Your 2013 National Specialty Committee will
be subsidizing the breakfast sponsorship this year to a certain
extent. That should help make sponsorship much more attractive to
*Clubs should be starting now to put together a basket or other
donation for the general raffle! All donations from clubs really
help put the National Specialty on, and your host club really
appreciates it!! Contact info for club baskets is Kathy Felix at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question about your reservation, or want to change or
cancel it, please DO NOT call the hotel -- call Connections! The
hotel won't know who you are until around the first part of October
2013. Even then, ALWAYS go to Connections for information about
your reservation. If you have any questions or need information
about your hotel reservations, please contact Connections Housing at
855-436-4746 or 702-476-6976. They are always willing to answer
questions and help in any way they can.
CASINO NIGHT OPPORTUNITY!
We can have an evening trip on Wednesday evening with transportation
to Kiowa Casino
that includes a buffet and $10 in free game play.
In order to do this, there has to be a minimum of 40 people signed
up. The casino will pay for the bus, buffet, and game credit.
If you're interested, please contact
Shane Sorenson - email@example.com
and let him know that you'd like to do this and he can set it up if
there are 40+ people for that night. Please contact him on or before
There will be a small deposit required to insure participation.
You'll receive a refund of your deposit upon boarding the bus.
This sounds like a really fun night, so make sure to call Shane with
I hope you are as excited about this National as I am -- I will
continue to tell you about all the fabulous plans we are making and
if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
. In the meantime, make sure you are getting
in your hotel or RV reservations and grooming spots. We hope you
will also consider donating to sponsor a trophy and/or bring
something for our general raffles
Together, we can make this a
National to remember with fun and fond memories!!!