Cancelled – see message below
PCA 2020 National Specialty
Message to members of the Puli Club of America:
The Puli Club of America has made the very difficult decision to cancel our 2020 National Specialty that was scheduled October 15-19 in Wilmington, Ohio. We all had looked forward to this National weekend, and we thank Show Chairs Patty Anspach and Sabrina Prim for all their hard work in planning what was to have been a very special weekend.
The club’s Board of Directors investigated the many issues of holding our National during these difficult times. Our primary concern is for the health of our members and exhibitors, the judges and everyone involved. National Specialties involve many social activities as well as ring competition, and we are concerned about health and safety at those events also. Being a National club, we would have been asking our members and exhibitors to travel, many of them long distances or by air. We were also concerned to see many shows being forced by local rules to limit entries, and that is especially difficult for exhibitors who travel to multi-day shows.
We asked our Show Chairs to look at a possible independent National, but the estimated economics did not make that approach feasible.
We now look forward to our next National Specialty September 2-6, 2021. We’ll be part of the wonderful Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Show Chair Anne Kemp is already busy planning. Get more information at www.puliclub.org/wp/events/national-specialties/2021-national-specialty/ .
Puli Club of America Board of Directors
Note: Many of you were generous in donating to the Specialty Prize category on your 2020 Membership renewal form. We plan to roll that money forward to 2021 Specialty prizes. If you would prefer a refund of that donation, please contact the Treasurer Nancy Guagenti at email@example.com.