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The Official Forum of the Ameraucana Breeders Club => Exhibiting & Promoting => Topic started by: Don on November 14, 2018, 10:10:06 AM

Title: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Don on November 14, 2018, 10:10:06 AM
The South East District has the honor of hosting the National this next year.  Normally we plan to announce this location as early as possible so folks can time their hatches accordingly.  We are also in the process of having the Qualifying meet for the Self Blue LF next year.  This has to take place at an APA District Meet.  We are waiting for those APA directors to place the meets in APA Districts 4 and 12 to see if we can locate the National and combine the two efforts. 

My best guess is hopefully the date will be between mid Nov and mid Dec
We appreciate your patience and will announce this location and date as soon as possible.     
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Cesar V. on November 20, 2018, 12:48:10 PM
Any chance of holding a National near us folks in the western part of the country? lol
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Birdcrazy on November 20, 2018, 03:47:46 PM
Cesar, yes there is a chance to hold a ABC National Show in the western U.S. The National Show rotates from district to district each year. The 2017 National Show was in my district (North Central) and held in Hutchinson, MN. This year it was the North East turn and held in Greenville, OH. Next year's turn would be the South East District followed by the South Central in 2020. In 2021 it would be the Western District's turn. So that gives members in the Western District until November 15, 2020 to plan and get with their District Director for a location in their district. In the case a ABC District chooses not to host the National Show, it rotates to the next district in line to be the host for the National Show.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Don on December 01, 2018, 06:49:34 AM
I think maybe we've settled on a location for the 2019 National, just trying to tie up a couple loose ends.  So keep posted and hopefully I will announce this before next week.  Get your calendars and incuabators on stand by.   lol.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Don on December 02, 2018, 06:19:47 PM
Okay, After much gnashing of teeth......... etc.  The 2019 ABC National will be held the first weekend of December at the Dixie Classic show in Knoxville Tenn. 

I hope many exhibitors will be able to make it there from the SE as well as surrounding Districts.  Good luck with your Breeding sets, hatches and grow outs this season. 
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Jeffery and Cheryl Vance on December 07, 2018, 10:08:51 PM
Would it not have been more convenient to have pushed the ABC nationals back to the Northeast with the Self Blue qualifying going on in Columbus?  So everyone could have had a chance without hardship to attend the ABC nationals.     And then the Southeast pick it back up in 2020....   Just curious and wondering, am I wrong in thinking this way?  Has anyone thought of this????
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Lisa Helms on December 07, 2018, 11:20:05 PM
Yes that would have made a whole lot of sense 
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Lisa Helms on December 08, 2018, 01:09:06 AM
I do not understand why it is up for argument.   When it is the district directors turn to pick location.   It shouldnt be up for debate.   Might as well just change the bylaws and let the president and secretary pick
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Susan Mouw on December 08, 2018, 11:12:10 AM
As it stands right now, our Constitution and By-laws do not allow such freedom in placing the National.

And, having two Nationals, back to back, within a couple of hours of each other, would disenfranchise many members who can't make those kind of drives.

We can look at some changes to the Constitution and By-Laws, if needed, in the next election cycle.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Lindsay Helton on December 09, 2018, 04:22:19 PM
Okay, After much gnashing of teeth......... etc.  The 2019 ABC National will be held the first weekend of December at the Dixie Classic show in Knoxville Tenn. 

I hope many exhibitors will be able to make it there from the SE as well as surrounding Districts.  Good luck with your Breeding sets, hatches and grow outs this season.

Thank you for representing the SE district well and for getting the National meet scheduled. I have attended this show for a few years and I think it was a great pick. It is also centrally located within our district which is nice. It’s hard to believe that it has been over 8 years since the SE last hosted a National. I am excited for our district to host one. We have added many new members in the SE over the last few years and I will reach out to each one of them individually to encourage involvement and participation at the National. I have fired up the incubators and am looking forward to being in attendance. Let me know if I can be of any help to you during the planning process.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Sherry Klaus on December 09, 2018, 05:36:51 PM
Sorry I will not be attending this show . Dec shows are already to iffy for driving with winter weather .
Thanks Don for letting us know 
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Lisa Helms on December 09, 2018, 06:25:11 PM
I agree Sherry.  Maybe some day we wont have to drive 6 to 8 hours with wunter weather.    I prefer spring shows anyway
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Sherry Klaus on December 10, 2018, 02:12:28 AM
I see Susan mentioned a second National . Where will that one be held and when maybe we can participate in that one ?
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Susan Mouw on December 10, 2018, 07:42:50 AM
I do not understand why it is up for argument.   When it is the district directors turn to pick location.   It shouldnt be up for debate.   Might as well just change the bylaws and let the president and secretary pick

Yes, it is up to the DD in the rotation to pick the location - within their District.  Columbus, Ohio is not in the SE District.  For that to happen for next year, Don would have had to pass it to Paul, Paul would have had to pass it to Jean, Jean would have had to pass it to Gordon, and Gordon would have had to pass it to Larry Clionsky, who would have had to consult with Rob Sando, the incoming DD for the NE.

So the new rotation schedule would have looked like this:

2019: NE
2020: SE
2021: SC
2022: W
2023: NC
2024: back to the NE
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Susan Mouw on December 10, 2018, 10:09:44 AM
I see Susan mentioned a second National . Where will that one be held and when maybe we can participate in that one ?

I don't recall mentioning a second National, but my memory ain't what it used to be.  That would require a change in the Constitution and By-laws and that can only be accomplished in an election year.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Susan Mouw on December 10, 2018, 11:38:52 AM
I know, Lindsey!  Isn't it exciting to have a National in our District, after all this time?

I can't wait for next year!
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Sherry Klaus on December 13, 2018, 02:33:06 AM
You said having 2 nationals so far apart right above this comment ^
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
Post by: Susan Mouw on December 13, 2018, 07:46:34 AM
You said having 2 nationals so far apart right above this comment ^

Oh!  You mean this post?

"As it stands right now, our Constitution and By-laws do not allow such freedom in placing the National.

And, having two Nationals, back to back, within a couple of hours of each other, would disenfranchise many members who can't make those kind of drives.

We can look at some changes to the Constitution and By-Laws, if needed, in the next election cycle
."

I think I was just responding to another post.