ACKCSC 2024 National Specialty

Evening Events

Important: Any meals that are available (dinners, lunches) at the event with be subject to an additional $10-15 charge, which will be passed on to the attendee. Please pre-purchase your tickets to avoid extra cost and disappointment if tickets are not available. Most items will NOT be available after the store closes.

Welcome to the Party! The Welcome Party kicks off Nationals Week with a bang. Join us as we begin our 2024 Celebration of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at the National Specialty. Come and reconnect with old friends and meet new friends from all over the country and all over the world.

Ready for some real fun? Break out the western wear and join us for a great meal, let your hair down, and enjoy some door prizes,  and light-hearted games & activities.  It’s a Rodeo theme.  Sponsored by the ACKCSC.

This could be the most fun you’ve ever had at a welcome party!

Date: Monday, April 15th
Time: TBD
Event Chair:  Gwen Wells

Rescue Trust Event

Please note: Funds are never taken from the Rescue Trust to pay for our Rescue Celebration. The event is fully sponsored by individuals who have donated the funds to host the event and even help underwrite the cost of your meal.  Enjoy the event, and let’s celebrate Rescue!


Join us for a Rockin’ Good Time in Texas!

Cocktails & wines*, appetizers and a Rescue Parade! ♦   Cash bar available for liquor drinks ♦ Rescue Parade! ♦ No sad videos!

Door prizes! ♦ Silent Auction! ♦ Raffle!

Dinner Menu TBA

Cost:  TBD/person for dinner, and complimentary wines and appetizers
$10 for rescue parade entry, includes rosette

Date: Tuesday Evening, April 16
Time: TBD
Event Chair: Renee Bruns & Glenda Schroeder 

I-Give Travel Discounts & Information…

Don’t forget that you can take advantage of travel discounts AND help support the Cavalier Rescue Trust at no cost to you when you make your travel arrangements through portal or by downloading their browser.  

When you register for this free service, you can designate the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue Trust as your beneficiary charitable organization. then donates a small portion of your purchase back to the Rescue Trust.
Its an easy, painless way to help displaced cavaliers in need of your assistance.

Charitable Trust Auction & Awards Banquet

Light the Path with Love!

This year we will be having a Live Auction of a few very special Items at the banquet. Silent auctions will be offered in the exhibition hall each day.

“Lighting the Pathway to Cavalier Health!”

Join us in Lighting the Pathway to Cavalier Health! ♥ We will be taking donations for honorary/memorial luminary bags to light the path to the Charitable Trust Dinner. Honor or Remember Special people or dogs in your life and help us to create a path of light and hope. Luminary bags are available in the store and at the National Specialty. Come enjoy the fun, enjoy the company, and  bid on some unique and special auction items.

One of the special highlights of the National Specialty, this is an evening not to be missed!  Good times, good food!  A time to celebrate our accomplishments.

♥ Celebrate our Cavaliers by helping us to light the path with love!
♥ Celebrate Cavaliers that achieved Register of Merit, Legion of Merit & Advanced Performance Awards.
♥ The Patricia L. Kanan Award for Outstanding Service to the Charitable Trust is also awarded.
♥ Funds raised at this event enable the us to continue important work in Cavalier health research.
♥ Cash bar.

The Charitable Trust was started in 2002 by the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club “for the protection of the health of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel”.

Cost:  $50/person
(Children’s meals available)
Date: Thursday Evening, April 18th
Event Chair: TBD

Help us light the way to the Charitable Health Trust banquet with Cavalier Love!

Reserve a luminary to honor that special dog, breeder, or to support health research for our breed. Luminaries may be reserved in the ShopNow! store. 

The Charitable Health Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.

(Charitable Trust Donations are always happily accepted here:

Reserved Banquet Table

Reserved Banquet Table – Want to sit with your friends at the Charitable Health Trust banquet?  You can reserve a seating for Ten (10) persons.

INSTRUCTIONS: AFTER all persons sitting at your table have purchased their tickets,  contact Elaine Challacombe and she will provide you with a one-time use, customer-specific password for your table purchase. 

If you have any questions, contact Elaine at (area code 651), phone number 343-6441.

(Don’t forget to reserve your Luminarias to honor the special dogs/people in your life!)


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