Calling all Creative Minds!   This year I am assisting the National Show Team with the site decorations, and I am looking for a few volunteers to help come up with a decorative plan using the club theme and logo. We are open to ideas to make this a great national. If you are a creative person and would like to help, please contact Elaine Hopper at   We have volunteers to help with the set-up so if you are not planning to attend but still want to contribute creatively, we welcome your ideas and input! National attendance is not mandatory for this committee, but the help would certainly be appreciated.   Thank you in advance. Elaine Hopper Decorations Chair
I’d Love to Help with Decorations!
RV Parking Reservations   Reservations for RV parking open on April 1.  Parking is $390 this year and includes 2 dumps and water.  The link for reservations will be live at noon EDT on April 1:
Should your plans change, reservations are refundable through September 1, 2023.  Questions regarding RV parking may be sent to 
National Sponsor Packages
Sponsor packages are available for purchase April 1 through April 30. 
A new addition to the packages this year is a Sponsor Appreciation luncheon held on Wednesday during the Futurity lunch break. As we have been selling reserved seats and sponsor packages for several years, most of you probably have more Picnic Time chairs than you need.  We are offering chair backs only this year.  Maintaining a stock of chairs requires warehouse space and creates additional transportation needs.  Picnic Time chairs may be purchased on Amazon if you need a chair. 
You can view the package descriptions now and may make your purchase beginning at noon EDT on April 1.   Reserved Seating Sales Open on May 1.
Scent Work Trial
The AKC has granted the DPCA approval to hold Scent Work Trials. Thank you to all of the volunteers who offered to be on the planning committee for a Scent Work Trial.  Janet Stavrides graciously volunteered to serve as chairperson of the committee. The committee sent a survey to all members to gauge interest in the event for planning purposes. 77 members replied to the survey. The committee is analyzing the responses to determine how to organize the trials.                 
Maturity Nominations
Nominations for Maturity eligible dogs begin on April 15 and run through July 31.  Please click on the link to access the form to nominate for the Maturity Stakes.
A short recap on eligibility rules: Dam must have been nominated for the Futurity class of 2022.   The puppy does not have to have been individually nominated for Futurity to be Maturity eligible. Must also be entered in a regular class at the National. 
The complete Maturity Stakes Rules are available on the DPCA website,