Montgomery Weekend 2017

Montgomery Weekend 2017 2017-08-21T16:24:28+00:00

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday-Thursday, October 2-5
Montgomery Terrier Agility Cluster & Obedience/Rally Trials, CAT & Barnhunt
In the Net Soccer Facility – 798 Airport Rd, Palmyra, PA
Stop by and enjoy the thrill of seeing these short legged, but determined, canine athletes compete. There will also be a crating area competition with the circus theme “Under the Big Top” where you can join the Norwich and their Norfolk cousins and see the Cirque Du Norleil.
Montgomery All Terrier Agility Trial closes on September 13th

Thursday, October 5
NTCA Designated Specialty-Hatboro Dog Club, 576 Penns Park Rd, Wrightstown, PA
Breed Judge: Sharol Candace Way (Show Coordinator Jim Kinney)
Hatboro closes on September 20th

5:00 PM Membership Mixer
Hilton Garden Inn – 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA

6:00 PM Health Seminar
Hilton Garden Inn – 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA
Speaker: Bryden J Stanley, BVMS, MACVSc, MVetSc, Diplomate ACVS
Topic: Update on the NTUAS study results to date.
Dr. Stanley graduated as a veterinarian in 1982 in Australia. She undertook and completed a Residency in Small Animal Surgery and Master’s Degree in Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1990 she was on faculty at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland and then in industry for several years. Since 1998 Dr. Stanley has been on faculty at Michigan State University where she is currently Section Chief of Surgery. Dr. Stanley’s research is in wound healing, cutaneous reconstruction and respiratory disease in the dog. She publishes frequently, has received several teaching awards and lectures widely at a national and international level.

Friday, October 6
NTCA Designated Specialty-Hatboro Dog Club, 576 Penns Park Rd, Wrightstown, PA
Breed Judge: Edd Bivin (Show Coordinator Jim Kinney)
Hatboro closes on September 20th

6:00 PM NTCA Annual Awards Dinner
Hilton Garden Inn – 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA
6:00 PM Open Bar & Silent Auction
7:00 PM Dinner
7:45 PM Awards Program
8:15 PM Live Auction

Saturday, October 7
Devon Dog Show Association – Ludwigs Corner Horse Show Grounds Rt. 100, Ludwigs Corner, PA
Breed Judge: Melinda Lyon
Devon closes on September 20th

5:30 PM NTCA Membership Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn – 530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA
Note: Members must be seated for voting.

Sunday, October 8
NTCA National Specialty & Sweepstakes – Montgomery County Kennel Club, Blue Bell, PA
Breed Judge: Elizabeth “Beth” Sweigart
Sweepstakes Judge: Magda Chiarella (Show Chair Jim Kinney)
8:00 AM Ringside Hospitality Table (organized and provided by Jean Kessler)
12:00 PM Show site luncheon generously hosted by NTCA members Ken Sumner, Booth Pohlmann, and Mit Seiler, along with Marshall Lee (During judge’s lunch break, near or at same location as last year.)
MCKC closes on September 20th

Monday, October 9
Earthdog Testing at EV-RY Place, 1333 Hainesport- Mt. Laurel Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ

MONTGOMERY HOST HOTEL

Hilton Garden Inn
530 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA Phone #(215) 646-4637
Special rates at the host hotel are $157 for Wed., October 4 and $139 for Thursday, Oct. 5 thru Sunday, Oct. 8 (regular rates are $199-$229). When making reservations say you are with the Norwich Terrier Club of America. Members are reminded that these prices are negotiated for the benefit of our members only. Please do not encourage others to request the reduced rate. Reservations may be made by calling the Hilton Garden Inn directly at 215-646-4637 or by using the link below. Be sure to mention the Norwich Terrier Club of America event to receive the reduced rates.
Link for reservations: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/P/PHLFWGINTCA17-20171004/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Another pet friendly and reasonably priced hotel in the area is the Best Western at 285 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington PA, telephone number (215) 542-7930.

HOSPITALITY

The Membership Mixer/Health Seminar will be conveniently located at the Hilton Garden Inn, our host hotel. Guests will be able to relax with friends and enjoy a full buffet of delicious pasta dishes, grilled herb seasoned chicken, Caesar Salad, and focaccia bread. A cash bar will be available. The ticket price for the Mixer is $25 per person. There is no charge for the NTCA Health Seminar which will follow the mixer. Our speaker this year is Dr. Bryden Stanley of Michigan State University who will update members on the NTUAS study results to date. Please make reservations by September 15, 2017.

This year the NTCA Awards Dinner will again be at our host hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn. The ticket price for this event is $50 per person and includes a raffle ticket for a Norwich themed prize.
It is requested that reservations be made by September 15, 2017.

MCKC 2017 Mixer and Awards Dinner Reservation Form

The buffet menu will be:
Field Green Salad (with garden vegetables and various dressings)
Chicken Marsala
Penne Pomodoro
Chef’s selection potato or rice pilaf, and vegetable
Selection of assorted desserts
(A cash bar will be available)

Before and during the dinner we will have a notions section and hold both a silent and live auction.

Our silent and live auctions serve to support many efforts that benefit our breed, especially health research projects. Please look around your home for items that might be of interest to our members. You may send your new or gently used items (along with a suggested starting bid amount) to Judy Laffey at 765 Neptune Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561 before September 15th, or deliver them to Judy Laffey or Melissa Smith by Noon on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the host hotel. Please make arrangements to deliver auction items before the date of the dinner. It is very difficult for volunteers to set up when pressed for time. Please notify me at judylaffey@aol.com of your intention to donate an item and method of delivery.

Member support for hospitality events is sincerely appreciated. If you wish to make a donation to the Hospitality Committee to help with the weekend events, it may be included in your check for the mixer and/or dinner, or if you cannot join us but wish to make a donation, please mail a check payable to the NTCA to Judy Laffey, 765 Neptune Blvd, Long Beach, NY 11561

Please make your reservations as early as possible; September 15th is the due date for all reservations. The Hospitality Committee works to have organized and pleasant events. Your cooperation in making early reservations and payments makes this possible.