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					American Belgian Tervuren Club
   2012 National Specialty
May 6 – May 12, 2012; South Sioux City, NE

          Information Brochure
                                                SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

May 5       Saturday  a.m.            All-breed Herding Trial - Gaelyn Glen Farm
May 6       Sunday    a.m.            ABTC Herding trial – Gaelyn Glen Farm
                      a.m.            Tracking TD/TDX/VST ; Multiple sites
May 7       Monday    a.m.            All-breed Agility Trial #1 – Scenic Park Athletic Fields
May 8       Tuesday   morn.           Agility Trial #2 - Scenic Park Athletic Fields
                      p.m.            Rally - Marina Conference Center
                      p.m.            Obedience “C” Match (after rally)
                      evening.        Welcome Reception - Marina Conference Center
                      evening..       Honor/Rescue Parades - Marina Conference Center
May 9       Wednesday a.m..           Obedience - Marina Conference Center
                      p.m.            Puppy Sweepstakes
                                      Veteran Sweeps (to follow)
                         evening..    Members’ Education Seminar – Marina Inn
May 10      Thursday     a.m..        Conformation Classes – Dog
                                      ( 30 Minute break before Winner’s Dog)
                                      Non-Regular Dog Classes
                                      CERF Clinic (ongoing ) - Marina Inn
                         Evening      Top Ten Presentation (during Social Hour, 6 – 7 p.m.)
                         evening.     Awards Banquet (6:00 p.m. cocktails, 7:00 p.m. dinner)
May 11      Friday       10 a.m.      Conformation Classes – Bitches
                                      ( 30 Minute break before Winner’s Bitch)
                                      Non-Regular Bitch Classes
                                      To Follow: Junior Showmanship
                         8:30 a.m.    Judges’ Education Seminar – all day
                                      Junior Event: “Senior Match”
                         5:00 p.m.    Terv Two-Miler
                         evening..    Annual Meeting - Marina Center
May 12      Saturday     a.m..        Conformation BOB and Brace
                         evening.     Farewell Reception - Marina Inn

                                               SPECIALTY DEADLINES
         April 11       Trophy Donations
         March 21       Catalog Advertisements
         March 10       Clothing Pre-Sales
         March 14       Honor/Rescue entry and write-up
         March 30       All Specialty Pre-orders and Registrations (banquets, seminars, everything!)
         April 16       Deadline for mailing any raffle/auction items to Sharon Webb.
         April 11       All AKC entries

                     Conformation (including Sweepstakes), Obedience and Rally will be judged
                     indoors at the Marina Center.


        Agility                 Greg Beck (All Classes)
        Herding                 Rick Hardin and Roy Sage (all Test and Trial classes)
        Tracking                Jeanne Ramirez and Jerry Lewis (TD)
                                Bob Willoh and Beth Walker (TDX)
                                Vince Ramirez and Jerry Lewis (VST)
        Obedience               Rick Garvin (Open B)
                                Joanne Johnson (Nov A & Utility B)
                                Phil Rustad (Novice B & Open A)
                                Cindy Rustad (Open A & Utility A)
                                TBA (Non-regular classes)
        Rally                   Cindy Rustad (All classes)
        Conformation            Janina Laurin (Conformation)
                                Anita Aborn (Puppy & Veteran Sweepstakes)
                                Stephanie Anderson(Junior Showmanship)

                                                SHOW COMMITTEE

        Show Chairman           Jill Morstad
                                2208 S 46th St
                                Lincoln, NE 68506

Agility……………………………                       Lynn Wetherell          Judges’ Hospitality……………...……..Event Chairs
Agility Secretary……………….                Helen Hittesdorf         Marked Catalogs........………….              Cathy Laux
Archives. ………………………….                      Libbye Miller         Obedience Chair...…………….                   Liz Outlaw
Awards ………………………………….Brooke Cole                                 Raffle & Live Auction………………. Sharon Webb
Banquet/Receptions………….                   Linda Friedow          Rally Chair…………………………… Bebe Mabry
Catalog Ads……………………….                        Vicky Kelly         Seminars....................………….       Susie Quinn
Catalog Sales...........…………             Sherri Spavale          Senior Match Coordinator…………….Carey Mabry
Chief Ring Steward - Reg……………..Ann MacKay                        Specialty Logos.………….              Reynold Peterson
Chief Ring Steward - Sweeps………Sandy Blazier                      Specialty Pre-Orders…………Dave and Carol Geil
Conformation Chair……………………Ann MacKay                             Specialty Sales………………..Dave and Carol Geil
Exhibitor Packets....……. Robbin & Marnie Polivka                 Specialty Reporter………………...Carol Ruthenberg
Eye Clinic...................            Debbie Duncan           Superintendent…………………………….Foy Trent
Farewell Reception……………………Linda Friedow                          Superintendent Liaison…………                Jill Morstad
Finances....................…….            Susan Harris          Sweepstakes………………                  Sheryl McCormick
Floral Arrangements……………………Kari Higgins                          Terv Two-Miler...........……………         Kathy Derrick
Grounds.....................   Larry Jackson & Val Hinz          Specialty Issue TNT………             Carol Ruthenberg
Helper Gifts…………………….. Karen Sheppard                            Top Ten………………………………….Beth Walker
Herding………………                             JoAnna Rizzo           Tracking Chair(TD/TDX/VST)...... Carol Ruthenberg
Honor/Rescue Parades………….….. Beth Walker                         Tracking Secretary…………..             Helen Hittesdorf
Hotel Liaison...........      Mark Wilke & Karri Higgins         Transportation…………………………..Brooke Cole
Information Brochure…….…..               Maureen Foley           Trophies.....................………….      Dianne Allen
I Made the Cut Button.……                Karen Sheppard           Vendors.....................…………. Cathy Nirenberg
Judges Gifts                               Susan Harris          Volunteer Coordinator………………...Lyn Kalinoski
Judges Ed Coordinator………                  Linda Friedow          Web Site....................……………… Ann Lindstrom

Welcome back to the Northern Great Plains and the gorgeous tallgrass prairie we’re famous for! If you
weren’t able to join us here in 2007, you won’t want to miss 2012 – we’re looking forward to a fabulous week of
conformation and performance events and the gracious hospitality once again provided by our hosts at the
Marina Inn and Marina Center.

Although the precise geographic center of the United States is a few hundred miles to the south, you’ll find us
at the place where Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota come together, on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River.
Here everything you need for the perfect National Specialty is within easy reach. Conformation and
sweepstakes, obedience and rally, agility, honor and rescue parades, the two-miler road race, vendors and
indoor grooming w/electrical hook-ups are all on-site. Head a few miles south to Gaelyn Glen Farm for the
Specialty herding trial. All tracking venues are within 22 miles of the Marina Center.

My sincerest thanks to the committees of extraordinary people who have helped with the planning of this year’s
National. Won’t you join the effort by supporting our events, shopping for specialty items, contributing to the
trophy fund, submitting a catalog ad and volunteering to help on a Committee?

East, west, north or south – join us for Tervuren in the Tallgrass and the 2012 ABTC National Specialty. We
look forward to seeing you there!

Jill Morstad, Specialty Chair 2012

                    Premium Lists for ALL events will be mailed to all ABTC Members
                                         Foy Trent Dog Shows

Agility Secretary                    Tracking Secretary                           Performance photos
                                      (TD/TDX/VST)                                PupArt
Helen Hittesdorf                      Carol Ruthenberg                            PO Box 654
10485 Balsam St.                      One River Valley Ranch                      Downer’s Grove, Illinois
Broomfield, CO 80021                  White Heath, IL 61884-9350                  630-241-4957
303-457-1350                          217-687-4466                      

Herding Secretary                    Superintendent for all other events          Videographer
JoAnne Rizzo                          Foy Trent                                   Show Dog Video Pros
3160 220th St                         PO Box C                                    FAX: 888-719-1861
Williams, IA 50271                    Sturgeon, MO 65284                          Toll Free: 888-808-0870
515-288-3804                          573-687-2101                                 

Show Photographer.                   Veterinary Services (On Call)
Bill Meyer Photographer               Siouxland Animal Hospital/Singing Hills Animal Hospital
3628 Dunn Spring Rd.                  2030 Indian Hills Drive
Labadie, MO 63055                     Sioux City, IA
636-239-1402                          712-239-5933

Host Hotel         Marina Inn and Conference Center
                   4th & B Streets
                   385 East 4th Street
                   South Sioux City, NE 68776

                   Phone: (402) 494-4000; Fax: (402) 494-2550

                   Toll Free: (800) 798-7980 – Reservations

The Marina Inn and Conference Center is right on the Missouri River, surrounded by grass and featuring a
River Walk that meanders downstream for several miles. Conformation, Rally, Obedience, and Agility are on
site or within walking distance. The tracking site is a short drive; herding will be held at a fully equipped facility
approximately an hour and a half from the hotel. The RV park (90 pads right on the river, with plenty of shade
as well as electricity, water and cable TV hookups) is 100 ft from the hotel parking lot. The Conference (Expo)
center is owned by the hotel, and is accessible from the host hotel via a covered walkway.

Call the Marina Inn and Conference Center to make reservations and mention you are with the American
Belgian Tervuren Club or ABTC. You will not be able to make reservations on-line. All reservations must be
made by April 16, 2012 after which time the hotel will release the room block reserved for the ABTC. You can
cancel/change your reservation up to that date. Any cancellations AFTER April 16th will be charged one
night’s stay.

This year we have a graduated rate. The longer you stay, the cheaper your room will be per night.
$99 + tax/night for 1 king or 2 queens for 1 – 2 nights
$94 + tax/night for 1 king or 2 queens for 3– 5 nights
$89 + tax/night for 1 king or 2 queens for 6 nights or more

There are suites available, please ask for those rates when you call. There will be a $50 refundable pet
deposit per room, refunded only after final inspection upon checkout.
There is a maximum of 4 dogs per room.
Ex-pens can only be set up in designated, marked areas.

Directions to the Marina Inn and Conference Center
Driving North on I-29 take exit 148 and go over Veterans Memorial Bridge. At the traffic light on the other side
of the bridge turn left on 6th Street, go 2 blocks east to B Street, make another left turn and go 2 blocks north
to 4th and B Streets.

Driving South on I-29 take exit 149 and go over Veterans Memorial Bridge. At the traffic light on the other
side of the bridge turn left on 6th Street, go 2 blocks east to B Street, make another left turn and go 2 blocks
north to 4th and B Streets.

Driving South on HWY 75 take the HWY 20 bypass around Sioux City. Turn at the I-29 north exit 144. Travel
I-29 to exit 148 over the Veterans Memorial Bridge. At the traffic light on the other side of the bridge turn left
on 6th Street, go 2 blocks east to B Street, make another left turn and go 2 blocks north to 4th & B Streets.

Driving West on HWY 20 take the HWY 20 bypass around Sioux City. Turn at the I-29 north exit 144. Travel I-
29 to exit 148 over the Veterans Memorial Bridge. At the traffic light on the other side of the bridge turn left on
6th Street, go 2 blocks east to B Street, make another left turn and go 2 blocks north to 4th & B Streets.

RV Parking
RV parking will be at Scenic Park. Scenic Park is a campground that is next to the show site. It is easy walking
distance to the host hotel and the show site. Reservations will be taken starting April 1, 2012. To make a
reservation, contact Scenic Park directly.
1021 E 6th Street      South Sioux City, NE 68776-1873 Phone: (402) 494-7521
Scenic Park Web Page:

Campground Directions

From Interstate 29
Go to exit 147B (South Sioux City, Nebraska exit) follow signs to South Sioux City. Come over Veterans Bridge
and you will be entering South Sioux City and take a left at 6th and Dakota Ave. Proceed east on E 6th St. You
will come to a stop sign at E 6th and G Street proceed straight for about 150 yards on your left will be the
entrance to the Scenic Parks Campground and the Parks and Recreation Office.

From U.S. Highway 77
Go through South Sioux City to East 9th Street and Dakota Avenue. Go straight through intersection and
proceed east on E 9th Street to G Street take a left at East 9th and G Streets, you will be going North, G Street
will end and take a right onto East 6th Street and proceed straight for about 150 yards on your left will be the
entrance to the Scenic Parks Campground and the Parks and Recreation Office.

Hotels In the area of the Herding Venue
Herding will be held at a fully equipped facility approximately an hour and a half from the host hotel. There are
a couple of hotels in the area. Whether or not they allow dogs is unknown.
Motel 6                 10560 Sapp Brothers Dr. Omaha, NE            402-896-6868 (3.0 miles)
Quality Inn & Suites 9505 S 142nd St. Omaha, NE                      402-895-9500 (3.3 miles)
Comfort Inn West        9595 S 145 St Omaha, NE                      402-896-6300 (3.4 miles)

                                           WELCOME RECEPTION

The Welcome Reception Dinner will be held on Tuesday evening, May 8 at the Marina Conference Center. The
buffet menu will include hot BBQ beef sandwiches, a variety of sides, salads and baked beans. The cost is
$22.00 per person and the reception will start at 6:30 pm. There will also be a cash bar. A vegetarian selection
will be made available at the same cost, but you must request that from the dinner chair.

Reserve your ticket on the specialty order form. The Welcome Reception Chair is Linda Friedow:
Contact information:
The Honor Parade will begin at 8:00pm.

                                         AGILITY – Deadline April 11

Agility trials will be held on Monday & Tuesday, May 7 and 8, outdoors at Scenic Park Athletic Fields
approximately a half a mile from the host hotel. The fields are directly east of the RV park adjacent to the
Marina Inn. Monday’s trial will be open to all-breeds (Tervuren preferred) and Tuesday will be the official
Specialty Agility Trial. The courses will be setup on grass in the outfields of the Scenic Park baseball fields.
The classes offered each day will be Standard (Novice A, Novice B, Open, Excellent A & Excellent B),
Jumpers W/Weaves (Novice A, Novice B, Open, Excellent A & Excellent B), Preferred (Novice, Open,
Excellent A & Excellent B), and Preferred Jumpers W/Weaves (Novice, Open, Excellent A & Excellent B). We

will also be offering the new time2beat class at this trial. The premium will be posted when available. The
Agility Chair is Lynne Wetherell at

                                     CONFORMATION - Deadline April 11

All Conformation and Sweepstakes classes will be judged indoors at the Marina Conference Center.

                                      HERDING - Deadline April 11

The official National Herding Trial will be held on Sunday, May 6 at the Gaelyn Glen Farm in Springfield, NE.
This is a fully equipped facility approximately an hour and a half from the host hotel. Entries are limited to 50
runs per judge. Test classes will be Herding Tested and Pre Trial Test on sheep only. Trial classes will be
available for "A" course sheep and ducks, “B” course ducks all levels and B course sheep started and
intermediate. The American Belgian Tervuren club will be hosting an all-breed trial on Saturday, May 5 at the
same location. There will be no food available on-site please plan accordingly.

Saturday HT/PT and A and B course ducks Roy Sage
Saturday A and B course sheep Rick Hardin
Sunday HT/PT and A and B course ducks Rick Hardin
Sunday A and B course sheep Roy Sage.

The Herding Chair is JoAnna Rizzo at

                                        OBEDIENCE - Deadline April 11

A “C” match will be held on Tuesday, May 8. Time TBA. $5 for 5 minutes. No pre-entry, sign up day of match.
Obedience will be held on Wednesday morning, May 9. All rings will be indoors at the Marina Conference
Center. Classes offered are Novice A & B, Open A & B, Utility A & B, Veterans, Beginner Novice, Graduate
Novice, Graduate Open, Versatility, Brace and Team.

The Obedience Chair is Liz Outlaw at

                                           RALLY - Deadline April 11

Rally will be held on Tuesday afternoon, May 8 at the Marina Conference Center in the afternoon. All rings will
be indoors. Classes offered will be Rally Excellent B, Rally Excellent A, Rally Advanced B, Rally Advanced A,
Rally Novice B, and Rally Novice A.

Rally Chair is Bebe Mabry.

                                         TRACKING - Deadline April 11

All tracking events will be held Sunday May 6. The TD will be held at the Hillview Recreation Area in Hinton, IA.
This location is approximately 22 miles northeast of the host hotel. The TDX will be held at Adam’s
Homestead and Nature Preserve, McCook Lake SD. This location is approximately 11 miles northwest of the
host hotel, just across the South Dakota state line. The VST test will be held on the campus at Briar Cliff
University, Sioux City, Iowa. This location is six miles north of the host hotel. Limit is 4 TD tracks, 4 TDX tracks
and 3 VST tracks and is open to Belgian Tervuren only. There will be no substitutions for track limits. For all
tests, bitches in season may participate, in accordance with Chapter 2, Section 8 of the Tracking Regulations.

The TD/TDX/VST Secretary/Chair is Carol Ruthenberg at (217-687-4466).

                                      HONOR AND RESCUE PARADES

Honor Parade Entry Fee - $15 (made payable to ABTC) Deadline – March 14, 2012
Rescue Parade Entry Fee – No Fee Deadline – March 14, 2012

The Honor Parade & Rescue Parade are one of the highlights each year at the National Specialty. The Honor
Parade and the Rescue Parade will be held on the evening of Tuesday, May 8 following the Welcome
Reception at the Marina Center, at 8 pm. A commemorative booklet featuring the resumes and pictures of
entered dogs will be given to each entrant as a memento and will be available to spectators for a nominal
                       Mail all of the Honor/Rescue materials and entries to Chairperson.
                                  (Do NOT mail your entry to the Superintendent)

Honor Parade and Rescue Parade Chairman:             Beth Walker 2716 Mason        Delavan, WI 53115-

                      A photo of the dog (include the dog’s name and your name and address on the back,
                       photos will be returned.
                      Registered name and titles for the rosette imprinting
                      Call Name
                      Registered name and titles of sire and dam (if known)
                      Name of owner(s)
                      Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address (if available)
                      Name of breeder(s) (if known)
                      A brief statement of how dog qualifies to enter Honor or Rescue Parade (see below)
                      A short printed or typed history of the dog in 175 words or less. Chair reserves the right
                       to edit material submitted. Email submissions of these write-ups will be greatly

Per ABTC Guidelines, the Honor Parade is limited to all Belgian Tervuren eight (8) years of age or older on
the date of the Honor Parade and having at least one AKC title or a BAR award. The Honor Parade Committee
may review dogs that, because of a health crisis or similar situation, might not survive to the age to qualify for
the Honor Parade. The Honor Parade is limited to dogs and bitches not entered in any regular or non-regular
(including Veterans) Conformation class. Honor Parade entrants may be entered in Veterans Sweepstakes
and/or Performance events. A Show Secretary, Show Chairperson and any Specialty Judge who has
completed their assignment may enter their eligible Tervuren in the Honor Parade.

Per ABTC Guidelines, the Rescue Parade is limited to dogs and bitches that have been placed through the
Belgian Tervuren Rescue Inc or other rescue organizations and having their status as Tervuren established by
an AKC number or ILP number. All Rescue dogs shall be altered. Dogs that have been “rehomed”, returned
to the breeder and/or through the breeder has found a new home, are not eligible for the Rescue Parade.
 Rescue dogs are not eligible to compete in any Conformation event at the National, but may be entered in any
Performance event as well as the Rescue Parade. There is no age limitation.

                             JUDGES’ EDUCATION SEMINAR - Deadline April 11

This seminar and ringside mentoring is intended for individuals currently judging or applying to judge. Seminar
& ringside mentoring will be held on Friday, May 4th. Cost for the seminar is $30.00, which includes materials
and a light lunch. If you would like to attend, contact Linda Friedow directly at 641-762-3792 or

                           CATALOG SALES - Prepaid Discount Deadline March 30

Pre-paid catalogs and catalogs available for purchase will be at the catalog table. Marked catalogs will be
mailed 30 days following the Specialty. To order pre-paid or marked catalogs, use the Specialty Order Form.

Pre-paid, pickup at show        $7.00         Marked Sheet & Catalog         $15.00
Purchased at show              $10.00

The Catalog Sales Chair is Sherri Spavale, 314-416-4920 or

                                 AWARDS BANQUET - Deadline March 30

The Annual Awards Banquet will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 10th at the Marina Inn. There will
be a seated dinner as well as a cash bar. Dinner choices include:

   Broiled Salmon Fillet -Marinated in fresh herbs, broiled with tomato relish and Beurre blanc sauce

   Kahill’s Sautéed Chicken Breast - apple wood bacon, wild mushrooms, grapes, chicken jus

   Bacon Wrapped Montreal Pork Chop - Grilled center cut loin with Montreal seasoning, with
   mushroom cognac sauce.

   Vegetarian Pasta Primavera - A selection of fresh sautéed vegetables in a garlic and herb sauce

All dinner entrees are served with a Garden salad, potato or rice, vegetable, rolls and butter and coffee and
tea, as well a special dessert table with a varied selection of choices. A cash bar will be available. The cost is
$40 per person. Make reservations on the Specialty Order Form.

The Banquet Chair is Linda Friedow -

                                        FAREWELL RECEPTION - Deadline March 30

We will celebrate our National Specialty 2012 exhibitors and winners as we hear from our judges at a special
reception scheduled for Saturday evening, May 12, in the lovely Monterey Room and Riverfront Lawn at the
Marina Inn. Please join us for an Italian buffet, judge’s comments, and plenty of fun. The buffet will include
Caesar salad, antipasto tray, Italian deli pasta salad, roasted Tuscan vegetables, grilled herb chicken Alfredo,
baked penne with meat marinara, garlic bread, a dessert table and coffee & tea. A cash bar will be available. A
vegetarian selection will be available by special request to the reception chair. The cost is $24.00 per person.
Make your reservations on the Specialty Order Form.

Reception chair is Linda Friedow -

                                           SPECIALTY ORDER FORM

                            ITEM                               QUANTITY      ITEM          TOTAL
           Catalog Ad               (details Page 13)

           Catalog Pre-Sales       (details Page 9)           ________                   ________

           Awards Banquet
           Broiled Salmon Filet                               ___            $40/perso   __________
           Kahill’s Sautéed Chicken Breast                    ___            n
           Bacon Wrapped Montreal Pork Chop                   ___
           Vegetarian Pasta Primavera (details Page 9)        ___

           CERF Clinic                                        _1_dog            $25
                                    (details Page 14)          2+dogs           $23 ea   __________

           Indoor Reserved Grooming (details Page18)          ____ spaces      $30 ea.   __________
           Raffle Donation          (details Page12)             n/a            n/a

                                                              1 ticket          $1
           Raffle Tickets                                     6 tickets         $5
                                     (details Page 11)        25 tickets        $20

           Room Raffle              (details Page 12)         Tickets           $5 ea.

           Seminar                  (details Page 14)
                                                              ___ # people      $5

           Tervuren 2-Miler
                   (details Page 15 / ENTRY PAGE 11)          ___ # people      $20

           Trophy Donation   (details Page 16 & 17)
             FILL OUT SPECIFIC INFO ON PAGE 11                    n/a           n/a      __________
           Welcome Reception        (details Page 6)          ___ # people      $22

           Farewell Reception (details Page 9)                ___ # people      $24      __________
           FINAL TOTAL                                            n/a           n/a      $

  Make checks in US funds payable to the ABTC – 2012.  Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125
                       or 515-962-1669

Name_________________________________                           Address_________________________________

City___________________________________                         State_____________ Zip Code________

Phone ______________________________                            Email____________________________________

Name Tags - List names of people attending (info to be used for making name tags)

Trophy Donation -- deadline to be listed in catalog is April 11, 2012
See page 16 for more info. Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125

Name _________________________________________


___Agility   ___Herding     ___Obedience/Rally     ___Tracking     ___Sweepstakes ___Conformation

Specific class/award/general fund________________________________ Amount ___________

Catalog acknowledgment should read:


Tervuren 2-Miler
See page 15 for more info: Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125

Person _______________________________________ Sex ____                   Age (on May 11, 2012) _____

Tervuren ______________________________________________                   Age (on May 11, 2012) _____

Address _____________________ City ______________________                 State ______ Zip _________

Phone ______________________________                                      T-Shirt Size ____________

I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and
administration, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the American
Belgian Tervuren Club, Show Headquarters, Race Site, the Race Director, and any and all sponsors of this
race. I attest that I am physically fit to participate in this race.

Participant’s Signature ____________________________________________________

Parent’s Signature       ____________________________________________________
(If participant is under 18 years of age)

                                   BOOTH/VENDOR SALES - Deadline April 1st

Vendor space will be available indoors at the Marina Conference Center. Cost of a 10’ x 10’ space for 5 days
is $125 plus a donation to the raffle or silent auction for the week of the National. Deadline for
members/businesses who want booth space is April 1st with payment accompanying the contract.
There will be limited space outdoors for businesses that sell agility equipment. Price for those spaces is
Contact Cathy Nirenberg at

                                        Raffle & Silent Auction Donations
                                     Deadline for Donations: April 16, 2012
We are delighted to accept donations of new/used artwork, books, videos, training or grooming items, clothing,
jewelry, handmade items, etc.- or make a donation of money with which to buy additional items. The Silent
Auction will consist of unique, high interest items. The Chair, Sharon Webb, will make the final determination
as to whether a specific item will be in the Raffle or the Silent Auction. Commit to transport items to the
Specialty or send your donations by April 16, 2012 to Sharon Webb, 6070 Cherokee Trace, Cumming, Georgia
30041 770-778-4346 Do Not Request Signature)

Raffle items will be on display from Wednesday May 9th until Friday May 11th. The Raffle will close on Friday
evening - the exact time and more information will be posted at the Specialty. Unclaimed Silent Auction items
will be offered to the second highest bidder at that time. Unclaimed Raffle items will be offered to the 2013
*You can also deliver your donations to the Specialty site NO LATER THAN Wednesday, May 9 th.

Raffle tickets will be available at the Specialty for $1 each, 6 for $5, or $20 for 25 tickets.

I want to help by donating:
________ I will deliver the items to Sharon Webb at the National no later than 9:00am, Wednesday, May 9th.
(If you are arriving later than Wednesday, please consider shipping your donation or call Sharon to discuss
options (she will be at a few shows on the east coast prior to the National. Sharon’s cell 770-778-4346)

_________I will ship the item(s) to arrive no later than Monday, April 16 th

By US Mail or Courier Service (Do Not Request Signature) to:
Sharon Webb
6070 Cherokee Trace
Cumming, GA 30041

I am enclosing $________ to be used to buy additional items

Name: _______________________________________                  Phone:

Email Address:

If you are unable to attend the Specialty, the Prize is transferable. Room Raffle is only $5 per ticket! The
winning ticket will be drawn May 11th, 2012 at the Annual Meeting. Odds of winning depend on the number of
tickets sold.

Raffle tickets will be available at the Specialty for $1 each, 6 for $5, or $20 for 25 tickets.
The Room Raffle ticket is $5 each. Pick up your tickets at the National or you may order raffle tickets using the
Specialty Order Form and they will be waiting for you at check-in.

                                           VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP SHEET
                                Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125

Name __________________________________               Address ________________________________

City ________________________________                 State _____________ Zip _______________

Phone ______________________________

                                             I would like to help with:

___ Agility   ___ Herding   ___ Obedience/Rally   ___ Tracking    Specialty Item Sales ___

The ________________ Committee       ___ Wherever needed

You will be contacted by the Committee Chairman regarding the specifics of your assignment.

Because of the support of special people like you, our National will be a great success! Thank You!

                                 CATALOG ADVERTISING - March 21, 2012
                                       NO LATE ADS WILL BE ACCEPTED

The ABTC Specialty Catalog has become an annual pictorial. This year, we will again have the beautiful color
ads at the same lower rates of last year. We again are offering to the club members the opportunity of placing
your FIRST Full Page One Photo ad at $65 and any additional ads from the SAME person (Full Page, One
Photo) will be $45 each (see rates listed below). Please don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to show off all
your beautiful dogs and advertise their accomplishments in our catalog!

Ads need to be done to size (4.5x7.5) to be considered camera ready. Ads submissions done at 8.5x11 will be
asked to resubmitted at proper size. Please check the download forms on the 2012 website for the specific
guidelines from the Superintendent Foy Trent. Help with creating or touching up ads will be available if needed.
Rates are as follows:

Owner/Breeder                                         Commercial (color only)
BW $50 Color $65                                      Full Page (4.5 x7.5) $100.00     Half page $75.00
Each additional ad(s) from SAME person:
BW $30 Color $45
Half Page (4.5 x 3.75) BW $30 Color $40

We are again offering the ever-popular "Well-Wisher" ads of one-liners. For $5 you can put your wishes,
congratulations, dog names, kennel names, in memory of.....whatever will fit on one line on a catalog page.
Now you don't have to stop at one line, for instance if your wish takes up 3 lines then it will be $15. This is a
great way to convey your thoughts in the catalog and not spend much money. Thank your breeders,
congratulations your friends, name your favorite inventive!!!

* As an official ABTC publication – ad guidelines concerning OFA and CERF information must be followed.
* Ad sizes are 4 ½” x 7 ½ "-- Full Page 4½” x 3.75”--Half Page

* The pixel requirements are at least 300 dpi. Please put your name and address on any photos mailed. If you
want photos returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
* Ads may be submitted electronically. Most formats are accepted except a pub file which was created using
Microsoft Publisher.
* I will be glad to group ads together if you wish, but you must let me know when you send them in. Please
send them all together in the order you want them.

ABTC 2012 Catalog Ad Chair: Vicki Kelley
phone number 405-348-9267
Send all catalog ads and check or money order payable to ABTC-2012 in U.S. funds to:
Vicki Kelley
9813 Timber Trail
Edmond, OK 73034

                         CERF CLINIC - Pre-registration Deadline March 30, 2012

CERF exams will be done on Thursday, May 10 in the Marina Conference Center. You must pre-register for
all exams and a tentative time will be agreed upon. Remember that your dog’s eyes will be dilated and that if
you are participating in Conformation, take that into consideration when scheduling your time slot. You should
arrive 30 minutes in advance, to do paperwork and have eyes dilated (we’ll have forms and drops available in
advance). No refunds will be made. Pre-registration cost for one dog is $25; cost for two or more dogs per
owner is $23 each. Make sure you have your dog’s AKC or CKC registration information available for the
CERF forms. Register using the Specialty Order Form. Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125
For more information, contact Debbie Duncan at or 816-444-9617

                      SPECIALTY CLOTHING PRE-SALES – Deadline March 10, 2012

Several unique items are offered this year. View the wide selection of merchandise and place your Pre-orders
at Pick your order up at the National, or follow the directions to have
merchandise shipped directly to you.. The Specialty Sales Chairs are Carol & Dave Geil and can be contacted
at 515-962-1669 or

                                 SEMINARS - The Deadline for all is April 11, 2012

Member's Ed Seminar – Puppy Prep: Tips, Tricks and Games Wed evening at the Marina Inn
You have that new puppy in your house. And you have so much spare time.....Besides the standard activities
for socialization and “learning house rules”, what else can you do to prepare your puppy for future activities
while it is too young for formal classes?

Some of our most successful members have agreed to share their insights, tips, tricks and games that they
use to “PREP” puppies for future careers in Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Tracking, etc.
Presenters will include: Dianne Allen, Sean and Sharol Hathaway, Jeanne and Vince Ramirez, Roberta
Whitesides and others. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

The nominal ticket charge of $5 per person will help cover the costs of preparing handouts and purchasing
door prizes to be drawn at the presentation.

Seminar coordinator is: Susie Quinn,
Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125

                           SENIOR HANDLING MATCH - Back by popular demand!

As in 2007, we will again be having a Senior Showmanship Match on Friday, May 11th following regular
judging. This highly competitive event is open to all exhibitors who have “aged out” of junior competition
(that would be all of our regular members!). Sign up will be at the National Specialty ringside on Friday (during
bitch judging). A schedule of classes will be posted then. Start planning your outfit and practicing now for the
competition of the year! Challenge your friends and breeders to enter. Proceeds benefit the ABTC Juniors
Program. Prizes will be awarded. Carey Mabry will coordinate the match and sign-up will be done on-site.

                                   TERV TOSS - New Fund Raiser for ABTC

This year we will hold the FIRST EVER Terv Toss!! Sometime before best of breed judging is complete on
Saturday everyone that purchased a Terv bag will throw their Terv bag into the center of the ring. Whoever
comes closest to the exact center will win 25% of the proceeds from this game!!!!!! Depending on how many
bags we have to sell, you could win as much as $1,000.00!!! Terv bags will be sold individually for $5.00 each
or you can buy 5 for $20.00. Once all the bags are sold no more will be available. You must purchase your
bags at the national, there will not be any pre-orders for this fundraiser. Teresa Nash will have complete
details at the national.
Teresa Nash

                                   TERVUREN 2-MILER - Deadline April 11

The annual Tervuren Two Miler run/walk has a new time slot in the specialty schedule and will be held at 5
p.m. on Friday, May 11. The Two Miler is a 1-mile course at the show site that is completed by a team of a
handler and a Tervuren connected by a six-foot leash. This year, there will be 5 optional “obstacles” to
complete along the way. Each handler entrant will receive a uniquely designed Tervuren Two Miler T-shirt.
Treats will be provided for their partner. Awards will be presented in various categories. T-shirts are
guaranteed only to those who pre-register.

This is a fun opportunity open to any and all regardless of athletic ability. The entry fee is $20.00. Register on
the Specialty Order Form. Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125
The Tervuren 2-Miler Chair is Kathy Derrick,

                                      PARADE OF TOP TEN TERVUREN
                                              By Invitation Only
                         Entry Fee - $10 (made payable to ABTC) Deadline – April 11, 2012

This year will feature a Parade of Top Ten Tervuren in each of the following
categories: Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Herding, Champion Trackers (earned within the past 5 years).
Invitations to participate will be mailed as soon as 2011 year-end rankings are confirmed with official ABTC
statisticians. All rankings are based on ABTC points systems. The Parade of Champions will take place 6 pm
during cocktail hour for the Awards Banquet, Thursday, May 8, 2012. Please write a brief description of what
makes your Top Ten dog special, limited to 175 words or less, and send to the chairman along with your entry
fee by the deadline. You may email your write up to the email address below if desired. Do NOT send your

entry to the Superintendent. Top Ten Parade of Champions Chairman: Beth Walker, 2716 Mason, Delavan, WI

                                 TROPHY DONATIONS - Deadline April 11, 2012

All trophies are original works of art by Jennifer Benedict with Belgian Tervuren depicted on numerous different
types of mediums. Please help support your ABTC 2012 National Specialty by sending in a donation today.
Club, group or individual donations of any denomination will be greatly appreciated and all sponsors will be
published in the catalog. You may either send in your donation with your Specialty Order Form or mail it
directly to me. In either case, all checks should be payable to ABTC2012. If your trophy choice is already
taken, your donation will be applied to one in the same venue or will go to the General Fund. To find out if a
specific trophy is still available, please go to the 2012 National website - you can also
reserve your choice of award on the website and then mail me the check with your donation information.

Conformation                                                Herding
Best of Breed                         reserved              High in Trial Sheep          reserved
Best Opposite Sex                     $200                  Reserve HIT Sheep            $75
Best of Winners                       $200                  High in Trial Ducks          reserved
Winners Dog & Winners Bitch           $125                  Reserve HIT Ducks            $75
Reserve WD & Reserve WB               $75                   Course A Sheep/Course A & B Ducks
1st each class                        $25                   1st each class               $25
2nd – 4th each class                  $15                    nd th
                                                            2 -5 each class              $15

Junior Showmanship                                          Tracking
Best Junior Handler                   $125                  TD Passes (6)                      $25
1st each class                        $25                   TDX Passes (5)                     $40
2nd-4th each class                    $15                   VST Passes (3)                     $75

Sweepstakes                                                 Obedience
Best in Puppy Sweeps                  reserved              High in Trial                      reserved
Best Opposite in Puppy Sweeps         reserved              High Combined                      $125
Best in Veteran Sweeps                $125                  1st each Regular class             $25
Best Opposite in Veteran Sweeps       $75                   2nd-4th each Regular class         $15
                                                            1st-4th each Non-regular class     $15
Agility                                                     1st-4th Optional titling class     $15
High Combined Standard                $300                  Special High Scoring Awards
High Combined Preferred               reserved                AKC CH of Record                 $15
1st each Standard class               $25                     AKC Tracking Title               $15
2nd-4th each Standard class           $15                     AKC Agility Title                $15
1st-4th each FAST & Preferred class   $15                     AKC Herding Title                $15
                                                              Junior Handler                   $15
Rally                                                         Senior Handler                   $15
1st each Regular class                $25
2nd – 4th each Regular class          $15
1st-4th each Non-regular class        $15

The Trophy Chair is Dianne L Allen at or 815-936-0742.
3213 W 3000s Road Kankakee, IL 60901-7866
Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125


The ABTC has an excellent history of maintaining its Specialty headquarters and show site in good condition.
Rings, grooming areas and hotel rooms occupied by its members are expected to be left with no appreciable
damage, and as clean as possible, after the Specialty is over. As a measure of insuring that this standard will
be met, the Club, as a matter of policy sets forth the following standards of behavior:

       1. No dog should be left uncrated in a hotel room in the absence of the room occupants at any time.

       2. Dogs that constitute a nuisance to other occupants of the hotel by continual barking or howling, may
          subject their owners to being removed by the hotel.

       3. There will be no extensive grooming of dogs in the hotel rooms. Grooming will be
          permitted only in the areas set aside for that purpose.

       4. No dogs should be washed in hotel bathtubs, and hotel towels should not be used on dogs for
          drying them or any other purpose.

       5. The external and internal premises of the hotel and show site shall be kept free of
          debris and feces caused by the presence of dogs attending the Specialty.

       6. The Club will provide a committee to inspect rooms upon member checkout, either
       separately from, or in concert with, designated members from the hotel staff. Should any room or its
       contents exhibit signs of unusual wear or damage because of the presence of a dog or dogs, the
       occupant of that room may be held up to censure by the Club and shall reimburse the hotel for all
       damages. Offenders may be censured, held In suspension of membership or expelled from
       membership in the ABTC should the circumstances warrant.

       7. While the ABTC cannot assume legal responsibility for the actions of individual
       persons attending one of its national specialties, it does assume ethical responsibility
       for their actions. It will make every effort to assure that any offending person make
       redress to the hotel or show site in the event that he/she is responsible for damage to
       the premises.

       8. The ABTC urges its members to carefully inspect their rooms prior to checkout.
       All members of the ABTC are expected to adhere to these Standards.

The Specialty Committee additionally requires that:

       1. Exhibitors are not to bring litters of puppies to the Show Headquarters.
       2. Non-ABTC members attending the 2012 ABTC National Specialty will adhere to
          these standards.
       3. All dogs will be on a leash at all times.

Air Travel
The closest international airport is Omaha, Nebraska (OMA. Eppley Airfield is 90 miles south of the hotel on I-
29. Serviced by Delta, United, Southwest, and Continental All major rental car companies available.

The Ground Transportation Center is on the lower level of the terminal Eppley building.

Black Tie Limousine & Shuttle Service: Travel to/from Omaha, Sioux City and Sioux Falls - 800-938-2608
(located in Sioux City, Iowa)
OMASUX Express Shuttle: Travel to/from Omaha to Sioux City / Sioux Falls and surrounding area - 888-233-

Sioux Falls, SD/Sioux Falls Regional Airport-
Sioux Falls, SD. Sioux Falls is 70 miles north of S. Sioux City on I-29.
Serviced by Frontier, Delta, and United
All major rental car companies available

Hotel Shuttle: 10 passenger hotel shuttle van is provided at no-charge to Marina Inn Conference Center
guests for Sioux Gateway Airport pick-up and drop-off. Guests should call 1-800-798-7980 to schedule airport
shuttle pick-up or inquire at hotel front desk for return shuttle to airport. Hotel shuttle is also available for
transportation to area attractions based on availability; ask at hotel front desk for details.

                                    OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

A small, covered grooming area will be available by the conformation ring. There will be no electricity
provided. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is room for people to set up their own
grooming tents as well. These tents are on concrete.

Indoor grooming space is available in the Marina Center by reservation only. Each 5 x 10 spot can be
reserved for $30.00 for the week starting Monday, May 7 at 3pm. All items must be removed from the building
by 10 am on Sunday, May 13th. Electricity is included. There are 65 spots available, and up to 3 can be
combined together. There is also an indoor dog bathing area in the building. Reserve grooming space on the
Specialty Order Form. If you have any questions, please e-mail Karri Higgins at .

CLIMATE: Average temperature for late April/early May is 55 - 60 degrees but it will get colder at night.
Average humidity, 80%. April/May is generally considered too late for snow and too early for tornadoes but
anything is possible (including rain) so be prepared.

The Feed Shed        412 W 29th St,      South Sioux City, NE 68776
(402) 494-0141
Ultimate Dog and Pet Care 2215 Jennings St,     Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 574-5161
PetCo 1742 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51103 (712) 252-3200

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for all events and committees. Offer your services by signing up on
The Specialty Order Form. Mail to: Carol Geil 8746 Hwy 92 Indianola, IA 50125

VIDEOGRAPHER: Individuals can video their own dog or their own performance. Handheld video cams are
fine. NO video from a tripod (but handheld video OK) No filming of large segments of the show (but filming
individual runs, or a few dogs is fine.)

Show Dog Video Pros will offer shipping and handling for DVD orders placed before or at the show. Note:
Orders placed after the show will be charged prevailing shipping and handling rates.


If this is your first visit to the area, the tri-state region promises many things to do and see. In Nebraska you'll
find unique ethnic shopping, Latin American grocers, markets, and clothing stores, parks, restaurants and
much more. Just across the river in Iowa, visit a 45,000 square foot Art Center, a world renowned Orpheum
Theater, a multi-million dollar event center, Lewis and Clark attractions, and the Argosy Casino – a luxury-
class, large capacity riverboat featuring pure gaming entertainment. Throughout the region, enjoy the beautiful
Missouri River, golf year round with indoor and outdoor facilities, and eat great traditional food from all

More information is available at these websites:
For additional copies of this Information Brochure, please contact:

       Maureen Foley

Maureen Foley
American Belgian Tervuren Club
3724 Vorhies Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9543

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