ACKCSC 2023 National Specialty


Evening Events

Important: The hotel has advised us that any meals purchased at the event with be subject to an additional $12-15 charge, which will be passed on to the attendee. Please pre-purchase your tickets. 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 2023 Celebration of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Come and reconnect with old friends and meet new friends from all over the country and all over the world. Dress casual — it’s a “beachy” theme. Sponsored by the ACKCSC.

Date: Monday, May 1
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 in the atrium for a cocktail hour with complimentary Bubbly, some Red and White wines plus appetizers! 

*Cash bar available for liquor drinks*

Rescue Parade!  No sad videos!

Disco costume contest with prizes for rescue dogs and humans!
Door prizes!
Silent Auction!

Dinner Menu in the restaurant after the presentation in the Atrium:

  • Seafood Cioppino
  • Tortellini Salad
  • Caesar Salad with Seasoned Croutons and Fresh Shaved Parmesan
  • Baked Ziti with Garlic and Fennel Sausage with Asiago Tomato Sherry Cream
  • Grilled Chicken Marsala, Blend of Forest Mushrooms, Fresh Herbs and Lemon
  • Garlic and Rosemary Rubbed Pork Loin served with Apple Chutney
  • Herb roasted Prime Rib served with Horseradish Cream
  • Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Tiramisu and Italian Lemon-Blueberry Crème Cake

After dinner, join us in the atrium to dance the night away to the music of the disco era, or remain in the restaurant to chat with friends!

Cost:  $40/person for dinner, and complimentary wines and appetizers 
           $10 for rescue parade entry, includes rosette

Date: Tuesday Evening, May 2
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, May 4
Event Chair: Helen Jesse

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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