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OESCA 2014 National Specialty Show

Linn County Expo Center Logo

Albany, Oregon
October 19 - 24, 2014

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The Greater Portland OES Club would like to welcome you to...

Come and join us for Tea in an English Garden.

The event will be held at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon October 19-24, 2014. This will be a 5 Star Specialty with all events indoors in fully enclosed buildings. Attention all Performance enthusiasts. Herding, Obedience, Agility and Rally will all be indoors for a change. No weather concerns. Performance has always been important to GPOESC and we invite you all to come and enjoy the amenities planned for you. Your ribbons and trophies will equal those offered for the Conformation classes. If you have any concerns let us know now and we will try to address them for you. For the conformation exhibitors, you will have a lovely large ring and plenty of grooming room around the ring. There will be food vendors every day with a variety of menus as well as the prerequisite hamburgers and hot dogs. The banquets will be on site as well. No need to pack up and drive anywhere. We will see that information about alternative eating places is available. Watch this OESCA website for news as the event takes shape or contact Dianne McKee-Rowland for details not immediately published. thomasr38@aol.com or call (503) 589-9290. See more of Marco Barone's gorgeous artwork.

Just a quick update from the 2014 National Specialty Committee

Hello Everyone. The 2014 National committee is requesting some assistance in making our specialty a memorable one.  We have chosen to give the past a chance to become the future.
As Oregon was the first state to start recycling,  we are working with that idea and are  asking that you go through your old Show Rosettes and donate a couple of them.  We ask that you sign the back and list the name of the dog who won that rosette. You may include any other history you would like on the back of that rosette. We ask that they be in good condition but, we understand age issues.  We will attach an additional single streamer ribbon to that which will identify the current win.  We need about 80 of these but they do not need to be all from one kennel. We would like them to have three streamers, but we can add other streamers. They can be from any prior Specialty, Best in Show, Group win or wins from other Countries. These are being offered at the Regional Specialty Show following the National. You will be sharing a bit of your special dog and a bit of history and who knows, you might even make a new friend.

If you have any questions please contact Lita Long for more information. (503) 929-4474

In addition, if you have any small OES knick knack type objects that you are willing to donate, please let Lita know.  We need these now as we are in need of about 80 more knick knacks to complete a fund raising project of 100 boxes, 70 of which are completed. Another surprise for all. These are needed by July 31, 2014. Knick Knacks and Rosettes can be sent to:  Lita Long and Dianne Rowland, 6325 Fruitland, Rd NE, Salem, Or 97317, please email in advance to let her know they are on their way. bluepandabobtails@yahoo.com

Lastly, if you are coming to your first National Specialty,  consider yourself a newbie to OES or are coming from another Country, please let us know as we are planning something special for you on the Welcome Night and will need to know in advance so we can include you in this activity..

On behalf of the 2014 National Specialty Show Committee and the members of the Greater Portland Old English Sheepdog Club, Inc., I'd like to say that we are looking forward to your enjoyment of what promises to be a relaxed, fun and memorable event. If you need to reserve Crates, Tables or grooming arms please let us know ASAP as we are in the planning stages of this amenity. Contact Dianne Rowland, bluepandabobtails@yahoo.com.

Announcements

There is a Judge change for the Western Regional on Friday following the National. OES Judge: Ms. Chantal Andrew, Florida will judge all regular and non-regular classes as well as Junior Showmanship.

Sheepdog health fair. Tuesday October 21. You will be able to get a hearing test, eyes examined, Cheek swabs, blood draws, microchipping implanted. If more time is required the Vet has offered to come again on Wednesday October 22 for any late arrivals. We will be updating all this on the OESCA Website so check back often.

Committee Contacts

If you are not sure about something give us a call. The members of Greater Portland OESC and the 2014 OESCA National Specialty Committee are looking forward to Welcoming all of you to this event. See you soon.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND HELPERS' CELL PHONE NUMBERS: A list will be posted at the Catalog table as well as included in your Welcome Bag.

  • Dianne McKee-Rowland (503) 929-3359 - 24/7 - I will be at the Comfort Suites Hotel
  • Lita Long (503) 929-4474
  • Glen Larson (509) 550-1003
  • Marta Meador (509) 391-0192 Will be on the grounds

Contacts:

If you want to let others know where you are, hotel/room # etc, Dianne will keep a listing.

Schedule

Entries Close - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

  • Morning
    • Herding Trials & Tests
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Calapooia Arena (indoors)
      • Back to back trials & tests
      • Judge, Trial 1: Ron Fischer
      • Judge, Trial 2: Marti Parrish
      • Livestock: Sheep
  • Evening
    • Herding Seminar
      • 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Morning
    • Agility Trial
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Cascade Livestock Pavilion
      • Judge: Jim Primmer
    • Set-up
      • 9:00 a.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Vendors, Ring, Grooming, etc.
  • Evening
    • Welcome Reception
      • 6:00 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Morning
    • Health Clinic
      • 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. OFA Eye Exam
      • Willamette Event Center
    • Obedience
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
    • Rally
      • Follows Obedience
      • Willamette Event Center
  • Afternoon
    • Performance Luncheon & Award Ceremony
      • 1:30 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Buffet Style
    • Annual Match
      • 3:30 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Judge: Marilyn Marshall
  • Evening

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  • Time of day, undetermined
  • Morning
    • Sweepstakes (Puppy, Veteran, Breeders)
      • 9:00 a.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Judge: Angela Stein
  • Afternoon
    • Dogs Judging
      • 1:00 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Judge: Ray Owen
    • Breeders Education Seminar
      • 3:00 p.m.
  • Evening
    • Annual Meeting & Dinner
      • 6:30 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Buffet Style

Thursday, October 23, 2014

  • Morning
    • Puppy Judging
      • 9:00 a.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
    • Bitches Judging
      • Follows Puppy Judging
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Judge: Ray Owen
    • Junior Showmanship
      • Follows Bitches Judging
      • Willamette Event Center
    • Therapy and Rescue Parade
      • Follows Junior Showmanship
      • Willamette Event Center
  • Afternoon
    • BOB Judging
      • 1:00 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Judge: Ray Owen
  • Evening
    • National Specialty Annual Banquet and Party
      • 6:00 p.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
      • Buffet Style

Friday, October 24, 2014 -- OESCA Western Regional Specialty

  • Morning
    • Obedience / Rally
      • 8:00 a.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
    • Rally
      • Follows Obedience
      • Willamette Event Center
    • Sweepstakes
      • 9:00 a.m.
      • Willamette Event Center
  • Afternoon
    • Conformation Judging
      • 12:00 noon
      • Willamette Event Center

 

Map

 

Linn County Expo Center - Facility Map

Download a printable version of this map.

Hotel Information

Notes:

* In all hotels the rooms will be inspected at check out.

* Any damage to any Hotel rooms by exhibitors will result in disciplinary action by the show committee.

* The Old English Sheepdog Club of America, Inc., does not agree to arbitrate claims as set forth on the official AKC entry form for this event.


Comfort Suites of Albany

100 Opal Court, NE
Albany, OR 97322
541-928-2053

Phone reservations only - Ask for "Old English Sheepdog Club of America"

Locate on map

  • $109.00 plus tax per night (based upon 2 adults per room)
    • $10.00 per person fee for more than 2 guests will be charged
  • Practically on the show grounds
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Non-refundable pet fee of $30.00 for the stay
  • Rooms will be inspected at check out
  • Gold star hotel
  • Spacious rooms for dogs
  • Limit of 4 dogs per room

The block of reserved rooms will be held until 9/19/14 and until that date changes to the reservation can be made without any fees being charged. After 10/5/2014 if reservations are canceled, 1 night room fee plus tax will be charged.


Holiday Inn Express

105 Opal Court NE
Albany, OR 97322
541-928-8820

Phone reservations only - Ask for "Old English Sheepdog Club of America"

Locate on map

  • $109.00 plus tax per night (based upon 2 adults per room)
  • Practically on the show grounds
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Non-refundable pet fee of $30.00 for the stay
  • Rooms will be inspected at check out
  • More basic sized rooms
  • Limit of 4 dogs per room

The block of reserved rooms will be held until 9/19/14 and until that date changes to the reservation can be made without any fees being charged. After 10/5/2014 if reservations are canceled, 1 night room fee plus tax will be charged.


Best Western Plus Prarie Inn

1100 Price Rd, SE
Albany, OR 97322
541-928-5050

Phone reservations only - Ask for "Sheepdog Show"

Locate on map

  • $109.00 plus tax per night (based upon 2 adults per room)
  • Less than one mile from show site
  • Pool and hot tub
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Non-refundable pet fee of $30.00 for the stay
  • Rooms will be inspected at check out
  • Newly & beautifully remodeled
  • Spacious rooms for dogs
  • Limit of 4 dogs per room

The reserved block of rooms will be held until (9/19/2014) September 19, 2014 and changes to the reservation can be made without any fees being charged. After that date you must call at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a 1 night room fee and tax.


La Quinta Inn & Suites

251 Airport Rd S.E.
Albany, OR 97322
541-928-0921

Phone reservations only

Locate on map

A note from Jenna, the General Manager: I personally also compete in AKC dog shows with my English Springer Spaniels. I'm very familiar with dog shows, and would really like to be included in your hotel listings.

  • Limited supply of $99 room rates during the show
    • An additional 10% off if the guest is eligible for discounts like AAA
  • Less than one mile from show site
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Property is completely pet friendly
  • We DO NOT charge an extra pet fee

Also in the nearby area are the following hotels:

  • Econo Lodge, 1212 Price Rd SE, Albany OR. This has doors that open to your parking space but is more rustic. It is next door to the Best Western. com (541) 926-0170
  • Phoenix Inn Suites. 3419 Spicer Dr, Albany OR (541) 926-5696. Hot Breakfast
  • Motel 6. 2735 Pacific Blvd. SE, Albany, OR (541) 926-4233
  • Super 8. 315 Airport Rd SE, Albany, OR (541) 928-6322 Hot Breakfast

We suggest you contact each hotel for a list of their amenities.

National Specialty Banquet/Buffet

October 23, 2014 (Thursday)
6:00 p.m.
Willamette Event Center

$45. Per person

Dinner selection includes:

  • Baron of beef
  • Salmon fillet
  • Salads
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Veggies
  • Mashed potatoes/gravy
  • Dessert
  • Beverage

Deadline:  Oct. 1, 2014

US FUNDS ONLY
Payment may be made using PayPal using: oesca2014shoppingcart@yahoo.com. Please mention "MEALS" in note area. OR:
Make checks payable to: 2014 OESCA National Specialty, line item "MEALS" and send to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124

Download the Meals Reservation Form.

Performance Luncheon & Awards

October 21, 2014 (Tuesday)
1:30 p.m.
Willamette Event Center

Performance Awards

$10. Per person

Buffet:

  • 3 salads
  • Baked potato bar
  • Beverage

Deadline:  Oct. 1, 2014

US FUNDS ONLY
Payment may be made using PayPal using: oesca2014shoppingcart@yahoo.com. Please mention "MEALS" in note area. OR:
Make checks payable to: 2014 OESCA National Specialty, line item "MEALS" and send to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124

Download the Meals Reservation Form.

Annual Meeting & Dinner

October 22, 2014 (Wednesday)
6:30 p.m.
Willamette Event Center

$10. Per person

Buffet

  • pulled pork or grilled chicken with a bun
  • salad
  • lemon bars
  • beverage

Deadline:  Oct. 1, 2014

US FUNDS ONLY
Payment may be made using PayPal using: oesca2014shoppingcart@yahoo.com. Please mention "MEALS" in note area. OR:
Make checks payable to: 2014 OESCA National Specialty, line item "MEALS" and send to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124

Download the Meals Reservation Form.

Grooming Space

Reserved grooming spaces:

  • 10 x10
  • includes power
  • good view of show ring

Reserved front row:

  • $150.00
  • lovely tote bag painted by Barbara Wagner
  • use of 2 grooming area chairs

Reserved second row:

  • $100.00
  • use of 2 grooming area chairs

If you reserve 2 spaces under one name, one space will be in front and one in the second row (Total $250) to allow more people front row vision. Reservations are first come, first served. If you need to be adjacent to someone specific, the reservations MUST be sent together at the same time and names given.

Bathing stations will be at the fairgrounds—none at the hotels. Please keep the hotels clean.

There will be plenty of free grooming room without electricity.

DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2014
Make checks payable to: 2014 OESCA National Specialty and denote grooming reservations on the check. Mail check and this form to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL, 60124 midsomer@sbcglobal.net 847-464-4531
PayPal (oesca2014 shoppingcart@yahoo.com). Please note what you are paying for on the account (i.e. grooming reservations).

Download the Grooming Space Reservation Form.

Trophy Fund Donations

Trophy fund donations will be appreciated.

  • Tea table donors $200.00 and up will receive:
    • a unique clock
    • 2 front row reserved chairs
    • a complete set of playing cards
    • a catalog
  • Tea pot donors $100.00 to $199.00 will receive:
    • two decks of playing cards of their choice
    • two chairs reserved at ringside.
  • Tea cup donors $50.00 to $99.00 will receive:
    • choice of 1 deck of playing cards.
  • Tea bag donors $25.00 to $49.00 will receive:
    • a set of placemats.

Donated funds need to be received by September 19, 2014.

Make checks payable to: 2014 OESCA National Specialty, line item "Trophy Donation" and send to: Doug Sawyer, 1124 184th St Ct East, Spanaway, WA 98387-7930
or use PayPal: oesca2014shoppingcart@yahoo.com

Catalog Advertising

Deadline September 24, 2014 Extended to October 1, 2014

Please email all Ads and mail payment to Amy Howard:
243 W Clearview Ave
State College, PA 16803
814-234-8597
Email: axh8oes@verizon.net

Inside Front & Back Cover Color ............ $75.00
Full Page Color, Including One Photo ..... $50.00

Please send all ads electronically in a PDF, JPG, TIF or Word document.
Documents formatted to catalog size, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

RV Reservations

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 through Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR

  • Fairgrounds open at noon on Saturday, Oct. 18th
    • Any RVs arriving before that time will not have an assigned space and will be asked to move
  • Only cars (max 2) affiliated with the RVs (towed vehicles) will be allowed to park in the RV lot
    • All others will be towed at the owner's expense
  • 50 amp service: $40 per night
  • 30 amp service: $35 per night
  • includes water
  • dump station is on the grounds

You must vacate the grounds by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25th.

Download the RV Parking Reservation Form.

Payment may be made using PayPal by logging onto: oesca2014shoppingcart@yahoo.com and specifying payment to go for: RV Reservations. Please mention RV Reservations in the note area. OR:
Make checks payable to: 2014 OESCA National Specialty, line item, RV Reservations and send to: Sally Carr, 9N973 Meadow Dr., Elgin, IL 60124
US Funds ONLY Deadline Oct. 1, 2014

Vendor Space

10' x 10' vendor space

$75.00

Prices are for the entire event (Monday - Friday)

  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • Extras
    • $25.00 Electrical power
    • $10.00 Additional table
    • $1.50 Additional chair

Reservations for vendor spaces close when full or by 9/19/14.

Download the Vendor Space Reservation Form.

Contact: Sally Carr, midsomer@sbcglobal.net, send payments to Sally or PayPal oesca2014shoppingcart@yahoo.com

Judges Education Seminar

October 22, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time not yet determined
Willamette Event Center

Wednesday – October 22
– Seminar, Hands-On (Time has not been determined)
– Ringside Mentoring During Dog Classes

Thursday – October 23
– Ringside Mentoring During Bitch Classes & Intersex Competition

For a Reservation Contact – Mary Anne Brocious – qubicoes@comcast.net

Fee: $35 – Payable at the Seminar

Mentors and Members interested in attending please
Contact Mary Anne at 248/685-8428.

Items on hand checklist

TEA WILL BE SERVED, ARE YOU READY?

OESCA 2014 NATIONAL SPECIALTY CHECKLIST

Hello from the 2014 National Specialty committee. As we make our final preparations for your visit to our wonderful State and the community of Albany, OR., we are making check lists. We realize it is expensive to travel and want you to know what we will have on hand, so you do not pay extra fees to bring those items.

  • Cornstarch
  • Poop bags
  • Paper towels
  • Bathing stations with extra towels
  • Brooms and dustpans
  • Trash bags

Grooming Tables, grooming arms and crate rentals will be available for a nominal fee.
Reservations recommended.

Remember to bring, checklist...

The Show Committee and many helpers will be available to assist you with your plans and needs, just ask us. In return, we ask that you come prepared to enjoy a very special Specialty.
Your check list: 

  • Grooming spot reservations
  • Hotel reservation
  • Travel reservation
  • Ordered Logo wear
  • Meal reservations
  • Entry for dog
  • Trophy donations
  • Match pre-entries sent to Marlene Larson
  • Dog supplies or special needs for them
  • Catalog advertising
  • Registration information for health testing and screenings
  • Special needs request turned in to show committee
  • Equipment reservations
  • Swim wear for Pools and Spas

2014 OESCA Health Clinic

October 21, 2014 (Tuesday)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. OFA Eye Exam

Presented by
2014 OESCA National Specialty &
OESCA Health & Research Committees

Your opportunity to have many health tests administered at reduced costs!

All OFA fees reduced to $7.50 per test!! That is half price!!

Tests offered:

+BAER (hearing) $60
*Thyroid OFA $70
Dentition $10
+Swab and verify for CA & EIC DNA tests $5
         Cerebellar Degeneration (CA) Lab Fee $51
         Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) Lab Fee $65
Microchip $35
CHIC DNA Blood Banking NO CHARGE & NO OFA FEE (Paid for by OESCA H&R funds)
All of the above tests & Microchip $165 (DNA test lab fees not included)

Above tests administered by Dr. Jennifer Choate, DVM and Vet Tech Kimberly Robinson of C.A.R.E.

*OFA Eye Exams

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $25

Eye exams administered by Dr. Sarah Maxwell, MS, DVM, DACVO

Payments Accepted: Checks payable to OESCA or Credit Cards

Bring to your Appointment, a copy of your dog’s registration.
Arrive 20 minutes early for paperwork
Schedule your appointment Today!! Contact:
Chris Hughes, Email: huggiesce@aol.com (preferred contact) Cell: 760-310-8599

*Mandatory Tests for CHIC certification
+Optional Tests for CHIC

While in Albany

October 16th -19th (Thursday - Sunday)
If driving out prior to the specialty there will be the Idaho cluster, 4 shows in Boise, ID

October 25 & 26 (Saturday & Sunday)
Supported entry at Vancouver KC in Ridgefield, WA (just an hour north) or people going south can attend shows in Dixon, CA that weekend.

Playing Cards 2014 (Fundraising)

Download the instructions & order form or use the form below.

Here is your chance to own something
truly unique and never before seen.

This is a limited edition of 1000 decks each.
Don't miss out. Order now

You may choose between two (2) different decks. Or purchase one of each.

  • Historic OES of years gone by (Past)
  • OES companions of today (Present)

Directions for ordering...

  1. Fill out the information of your choice/s for deck/s completely.
  2. Complete name and address where we will ship your order.
  3. Mark payment method: But, DO NOT PAY until you receive a confirmation number. You will be sent the address for PayPal payment and the address for those who want to mail a check. WAIT FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION NUMBER!! It must be included in the payment.
  4. E-mail your order to: playingcards2014@yahoo.com, or use the form below.
  5. WAIT for an invoice and confirmation number showing your order has been received.
  6. When you receive your confirmation you may pay for your order and you must include the confirmation number
  • We will work hard to turn your confirmation of the order around in less than 24 hours.
  • For addresses outside the USA you must ask for a total amount of postage and packaging fees.
  • We anticipate shipping the cards in mid-January

Pricing...

For 1 - 5 decks the cost is $10.00 per deck plus a postage and packaging cost of $2.75 per deck for a total of $12.75 per deck for orders shipped within the USA.

*** shipping costs for larger orders will be that of flat rate boxes plus $.75 per deck for packaging:

If your order is for 6 to 15 decks shipping will be $12.35 plus a $.75 per deck charge for packaging. i.e.; shipping for 7 decks would be $17.60. Total for 7 decks $87.60

For 16 to 25 decks the shipping will be $16.85 plus a $.75 per deck for packaging. i.e.; Shipping for 16 decks would be $28.85 for a total of $188.85

Please wait for your confirmation number and invoicing before trying to pay for your desired # of decks. Thank you.

Send any questions by E-mail to: playingcards2014@yahoo.com


Order form...

@ $10.00 per deck plus S & H.

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