2012 AWDF Championship & Team Challenge

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2012 AWDF Championship & Team Challenge

Postby mohawkjohn » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Welcome to the 2012 AWDF Championship and Team Challenge!


Let me be the very first to introduce myself and personally welcome you to the 2012 AWDF being held May 9-13th, in Indianapolis, Indiana! My name is Nate Harves. I am the Training Director of the host club, OG Landshark, and the Event Chair of the 2012 AWDF Championship and Team Challenge.

OG Landshark Schutzhund, Polizeihund, und Rettungshunde is extremely honored and excited to be selected as the host club for the 2012 AWDF. The AWDF has always been an awesome event bringing in huge numbers of top competitors of all breed backgrounds and is routinely the largest entry IPO event in the United States. As individual handlers and breeders we all have our personal favorite breed that defines our passion, however, the AWDF is where we all come together in support of our common passion: working dogs and dog sport! This culmination of so many beautiful and skilled working dogs promises something for everyone, helping to positively promote our breeds, our organizations, our dog sport, and assist in educating the public, ensuring the future for our belief in the absolute need and value in the continuation of the working dog.

An event of this magnitude is as you can imagine a tremendous amount of work and preparation. We are working hard and extremely elated to be offering some things others trials don't, to give the 2012 AWDF that extra touch and mark of excellence. It truly will be a trial you won't want to miss. When we set out on the path to host this event, my mission statement to my team was simple and clear. I wanted the 2012 AWDF to be the very best and would accept nothing less. It is our goal to host a well run and competitor friendly event, professional in every way, with world class judging and quality leadership, focused toward offering competitor and spectator alike an amazing event that is fair and balanced in every way, hugely exciting and entertaining, with high value for the dollar spent, and no detail overlooked. We will accept nothing short of this as a promise to you. We demand of ourselves that every person leave the event and say "That was the best dog trial I have ever been to."

I have personally assembled my team of professionals to oversee certain aspects of this trial. I would like to personally thank each of these individuals for the dedication, work ethic, and extreme commitment they have shown to the success of the 2012 AWDF. Each of them have been empowered to do whatever is necessary to make it right and make it happen, and have been tasked with making the 2012 AWDF the best trial ever. Please allow me to introduce them in no particular order.

Lorna Thomas, Assistant Event Chair
Mohawk John, Catalog and Trophy Coordinator
Charlie Snyder, Website Coordinator
Brandon Wilson, Tracking Coordinator
Lillian Hardy, Tracking Liaison
Jeremy Leming, Stadium Coordinator
Michelle Testa, Trial Secretary
John Sluss, Festivities Coordinator
Kyle Schaefer, Event Security

As part of this top notch world class team, we have brought in for the first time ever in the United States, four foreign judges to judge our event. Handpicked for their impartiality and fairness to offer every competitor their fair chance of retaining their 100 points per phase the same as everyone else, these judges were all selected for their honesty, morals, reputations, and dedicated promise to me personally that no favors existed, no special treatment of any kind, if points taken from one they are taken from them all, best team wins. Period. Our club and our judges are very proud of this commitment to our competitors. As another integral part of our 2012 AWDF event team, take a moment to familiarize yourself with our helpers. They are all top notch and we're excited to offer them to test these dogs. As with our judges, our helpers were selected for their dedication to safely and fairly test the dogs, without bias or agenda, to ensure the very best handlers and dogs have their chance to showcase why they are truly the best of the best.

Enjoy your look through our website. I hope each of you attend in whatever way you can. You have my personal promise that the 2012 AWDF Championship and Team Challenge will be an event you won't want to miss! We'll see you there!

Nate Harves, Event Chair
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Re: 2012 AWDF Championship & Team Challenge

Postby mohawkjohn » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:12 am

...Interested in sponsoring this GREAT EVENT!!


This is your opportunity to get your business in front of dog enthusiasts worldwide, be listed in the full color competitor catalog and enjoy prime, unlimited vendor space!

Be a part of the event and not forgotten with continued web presence on affiliated websites!

Vendor Space at the event is expected to draw over 500 spectators, over 125 national and international competitors, and their support teams representing many of the outstanding working breeds in our sport not often represented in most trials.

We also have a (FB) Facebook page for the event.

2012 AWDF Nationals Facebook page

Vendors will enjoy unlimited vendor space, 24 hour police security presence, and availability of an on-site campground for RV or travel trailer. (Purchase from campground owner. A link will be placed on event website to purchase camping site.)

Four Options Available

Package 1 (Best Value) $200.00 Vendor Space
•Click Through Banner from 2012 AWDF, Sportwaffen K9, FB, and OG Landshark websites,
•Full Page Color Glossy Ad in Event Competitor-Event Catalog,
•Premier placement of your booth,
•Multiple live interviews during the event to showcase your business individually.
•Send a Banner to be placed at the event, Full page in the Competitor Catalog,
•Your business link with graphics that click through to your company website.
Package 2 $150.00
•Full Page Event Catalog, 2012 AWDF Website Banner Link, and Event Announcements

Package 3 $100.00
•1/2 Page Event Catalog, 2012 AWDF Website Banner Link, and Event Announcements

Package 4
•We also have sponsorship placement for dog and handler related donation items for the competitor bags and the raffle table.
Tell us what you think you can do and what you have available and we'll work with you!! Donated items will be announced during event with credit given to donating business. Put your product and business in the bags of these International level


Please call to discuss how we can help each other!

Raffle will benefit local Police K9 Teams that train with Nate Harves in order to assist in purchase of equipment and training needs.

Vendor ads will not be placed until payment is received. Pay early for maximum advertising exposure!!

To reserve your space, ask questions, or if you have a creative idea you would like to share, please call or email today:

Nate Harves
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Re: 2012 AWDF Championship & Team Challenge

Postby annecamper » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:56 am

As you know our event is just about 6 weeks away.
Nate Harves and OG Landshark are on top of everything you could
possible imagine. This IS the event of 2012 !!
ALL AWDF delgates it is asked that you reach out to your members for

The following is in need of assistance:

Experienced Track Layers
Group people for OB
Sales assistants for apparel

Email Nate Harves k9grimmdog@yahoo.com or the AWDF Secretary
Michelle@myrivercottage.com if there are things you can do and days you
can commit to working. We need to have more personpower on a roster
schedule prepared and assigned.
Respond with:
**Days and times you can work
**What you can do
**What you can provide
**A cell number to reach you
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