IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE LEONBERGER CLUB OF AMERICA
The 2020 National Specialty scheduled at Founders Inn in Virginia Beach has officially been postponed. The new dates for the 2021 Founders Inn Specialty will be March 21-28, 2021. Founders Inn is well aware of the issues surrounding the Coronavirus and was willing to work with us to reschedule the event. We appreciate their efforts in helping us reach this goal.
As you might imagine. The LCA Board and the LCA Show Committee has been working nonstop over the past 2 days to develop the following information for those registered to attend the show. Here are the specifics each of you need to be aware of.
You need to cancel your room reservations by calling the Founders Inn reservation center at 757.424.5511. Identify yourself as a Leonberger Club of America participant. You will incur no cancellation charges by following the above directions.
Here’s everything you need to know about the postponement:
1) All meal purchases will be refunded
2) Registration fees will be refunded
3) Merchandise purchased will be shipped to you. Cost of shipping will be deducted from the amount of your refund
4) All raffle tickets and raffle items will be transferred to the 2021 event
5) Trophies purchased/sponsored will be rolled over to 2021
6) There will be no catalogs for this event. Catalog ads purchased for this show will roll over to 2021
7) There will be no refunds of entry fees as our show superintendent has already performed the work those entry fees covered
Club Elections and Annual Meeting information
Club elections will proceed as scheduled. If you have not voted, balloting closes on March 20th.
Paper ballots will be counted by LCA Secretary David Mallory. The counting of paper ballots will be available on video.
Results of the Board elections will be provided to the current Board, and the announcement of new Board members will be made shortly thereafter
The new Board will meet via conference call to elect officers. Results will be made available to LCA members as soon as the vote is taken.
Our By Laws require that we conduct a membership general meeting between March 1st and May 31st. To meet that obligation, this year’s annual meeting will come in the form of a Town Hall to be held on Sunday, March 29th beginning at 4 PM PDT / 7 PM EDT. The meeting will be held using ZOOM video conferencing. Call in information TBA.
This was not an easy path to take. All of you know LCA will ALWAYS put the health and safety of our members and their dogs first and foremost above anything else.
We certainly hope to see all of you at Founders Inn in 2021. There’s a lot that needs to get done, so please be patient. We will get everything settled up as quickly as we possibly can.
Stay safe and remember to wash those hands.
The LCA Board of Directors
Ginny Bartholomay President
The LCA Show & Event Committee
Don James Committee Chair
DOG ENTRies CLOSED march 4
Marietta Mennone: Draft Wed & Thur.
Judy Skorup: Draft Wed & Thur.
Lynn Currie: OB/Rally Tues.
Lynn Currie: Scent Trial Wed,
Cindy Stratton: Puppy & Veteran Sweeps
Carla Dusseldorp: Baby Puppy, Non Regular & LCA Club Show
Carl Liepmann: AKC National
Ted McCall: OB/Rally : Sat. AM
David Brobst: OB/Rally : Sat. PM