2020 National Show & Convention · Topeka, Kansas
95th Annual National Convention
Oct 10-17, 2020
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID 19

The Doberman Pinscher Club of America 2020 DPCA Regional and National Specialties to be held in Topeka, Kansas have been CANCELLED as of June 16, 2020.

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The DPCA Officers and Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 National at the June 16, 2020 Board meeting. We are sharing a short summary of the information used to make the decision. The survey results, the ad hoc committee report and a complete list of concerns raised by Board members are posted below.

The Board formed an ad hoc committee to conduct a feasibility study on the possibility of holding an “abbreviated” National. Abbreviated in the sense that all Convention activities that required people to be in close proximity for extended periods of time were cancelled. These activities include, but are not limited to, seminars, meetings and specific social gatherings. The study looked at three major areas of concern:

  1. Safety
  2. Financial viability
  3. Attendance

Safety: The committee followed the recommendations of the CDC and the AKC in creating a set of guidelines for the Show Site. Any National events and functions that called for close social contact were cancelled in the proposal.

Financial Viability: The National Show Committee negotiated the removal of contractual guarantees related to the National Convention and was able to secure significant reductions in expenses related to the National. With those reductions, a fiscally viable event is possible if entries reach 60% of the 2019 entries.

Attendance: Thank you to the 590 people that responded to the attendance survey. 211(35.9%) replied they would attend, 132(22.5%) replied maybe and 244(41.6%) replied no. Typically, between 350 to 400 members attend the NationalBased on the survey, attendance equated to 60% of those who normally attend.

After reviewing the proposal, the Board had three areas of concern:

  1. Concerns about the ability to maintain a safe environment for the attendees
  2. Given the constantly changing Covid 19 restrictions at the state level, there was too much uncertainty about the potential for a last minute cancellation that could result in penalties of $184,000 or more.
  3. Concerns about attendance given travel and quarantine restrictions imposed by the state of Kansas.

In the best interest of the DPCA, the Board decided not to move forward with the abbreviated proposal. It was a difficult decision to cancel the National and it was not undertaken lightly. We do understand how important this event is.

National AdHoc Committee Report

National Cancellation Concerns

National Survey Results

National Survey Comments

Accommodations

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

Host Hotel

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

The hotel did a mass cancellation of all of the DPCA room reservations. Any reservation made under the DPCA event id is cancelled and refunds are being processed with no action to be taken by the person making the reservation. The hotel is not open for business yet (as of June 23, 2020), they won’t reopen for business until July 1. There is no one to staff a number for cancellations at this point.

Motorhomes

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Judging Panel

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Stay Connected with Remind 

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Donations

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

Merchandise

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

Vendors

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

Top 20

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Committees

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

 

EVENT DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS June 18, 2019

Agility Chair

Carol Moore

agiledobe@doglover.com

Convention & Hospitality Chair

Jan Stephenson

DPCANationalShow@dpca.org

Event Chair

John Schoeneman

DPCANationalShow@dpca.org

Obedience/Rally Chair

Karen Fuss

kafuss@prodigy.net

Show Chair

Ann Wulbrecht

DPCANationalShow@dpca.org

Convention Treasurer

Linda Zaeske

DPCATreasurer@dpca.org

Apparel Coordinator

Mary Ann Hollis

maryann@imperiadobermans.com

Catalog Advertising Coordinator

Susan Hurrell

DPCAAnnualPublications@dpca.org

DPCA Registration Coordinators

Libby Hargrove

Ann Koch

1dbldobe@comcast.net

akoch@sonic.net

Grounds Coordinator

Jim Lauver

jim.lauver@gmail.com

International Coordinators

Skip & Hiroko Lee

DPCAInternational@dpca.org

CHIC Coordinator

Pam DeHetre

DPCAHealthRegistryCHIC@dpca.org

Futurity / Maturity Director

Teresa Mahle

DPCAFuturityDirector@dpca.org

Fundraiser for Health and Rescue

Dr. Mary-Helene “Mimi” Brown MD

DPCANationalFundraiser@dpca.org

Trophies & Trophy Donations

Regional & National Coordinators

Jan Stephenson & Gail Dunlap

jtstep15@outlook.com

RV Parking Coordinator

Event Chair

DPCANationalShow@dpca.org

Seminar’s & Education

Seminar Day Coordinator.

Health Education

Breeder Education

Judges Education

Stephanie Rudich

Beverly Purswell

Cynthia Huckfeldt

Lisa Buroff

Faye Strauss

DPCABreederReferral@dpca.org

DPCAEducationHealth@dpca.org

DPCAEducationHealth@dpca.org

DPCAEducationBreeders@dpca.org 

DPCAEducationBreeders@dpca.org

DPCAEducationJudges@dpca.org

ROM Chair

ROM Secretary

Eric Peterson

Eve Auch

DPCArom@dpca.org

DPCAWAESecretary@dpca.org

Vendors

Event Chair

DPCANationalShow@dpca.org

Webmaster

Michelle Kramer

DPCAWebmaster@dpca.org

Working Dog

Victoria Hall

DPCAWorkingDog@dpca.org

Top 20 Conformation

Top 20 Agility

Top 20 Obedience

John Schoeneman

Carol Moore

Cindy Bonhert 

DPCATopTwentyConf@dpca.org 

DPCATopTwentyAG@dpca.org

DPCATopTwentyOB@dpca.org

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