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General Discussion / Re: 2020 Champs
« Last post by Vicki Storrs on October 14, 2018, 05:13:48 PM »

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When I finally get home tomorrow night, I'l'  figure out my fuel cost minus a couple o side trips, but when I drove my "beast" to south Jordan, 2 yrs. ago, my gas alone was $2,500!!  I don't now o any way to reduce that, but have you considered giving a discount to those who would pay for their entries early, make RV reservations/hotel reservations early, etc.?  Could NADAC get in on a corporate fuel card program where each person had their own card and either got a discount or rewards?  Just thinking of some possible ideas.
Linda
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Holy Cow Linda you are making me rethink our plans for an RV in the next year or two!!  I may need to pick your brain next time I see you :-). I was thinking 10 miles/gal (I know that size, fuel type etc impacts it but thought that was a good figure just for an idea) but for the roughly 4000 miles from VA to South Jordan and back that would be 400 gallons. Donít recall fuel prices in 2016 but donít think they were over $6/gallon, so it must be the mileage is WAY less than 10!  If fuel was $3/gallon that would mean you were getting less than 5 miles/gallon.  Puts a whole Ďnother spin on the RV picture for us!! Guess I better start doing more research....

Vicki Storrs
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General Discussion / Re: 2020 Champs
« Last post by BeckyAH on October 14, 2018, 02:55:17 PM »
And if anyone wants to get really industrious there's always sponsorship for attendance.  That one would be hard to work out, but I know I've donated to 'scholarships' for dog events before, so people who couldn't afford could go.  Years it's local I'd pay for a few nights in a hotel room for someone else - but I'd like to keep it anonymous if I did.  Other people may or may not do the same, but giving the money to NADAC  (maybe having them just buy hotel rooms in the block or some fast food or gas gift cards or whatever) and letting them dole it out quietly would keep it low key.  Though of course you'd have to trust that people who don't need it won't take it.  In my experience they usually don't.
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General Discussion / Re: 2020 Champs
« Last post by BeckyAH on October 14, 2018, 02:52:33 PM »
I think one thing NADAC could do that would help is just facilitate getting people together to ride and hotel share?  The cost of entries really isn't a factor for me, it's the cost of the hotel and travel.  Being able to share/split those costs would help A LOT .  I know that's more feasible for some locations and some people (based on space and number of dogs/dog personalities) than others, but that's the best thing I can think of to be helpful.  Maybe something on the FB page or just a centralized location to look/ask and do a little light, temporary, traveling and hotel match-making?   Three people to 1 vehicle and hotel room and those costs are cut by 2/3.  That's pretty big.

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General Discussion / Re: 2020 Champs
« Last post by dogrsqr on October 14, 2018, 07:13:52 AM »
The problem with offering discounts to those who enter early is that some of us have a hard time qualifying early.  In Minnesota we have 4 trials between August 1st and December 31st with one of them outdoors at the end of October which can be pretty dicey weather.  After that our next local trial is mid May.

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General Discussion / Re: 2020 Champs
« Last post by Linda W. Anderson on October 14, 2018, 05:22:17 AM »
If Springfield, Ohio works out nicely it is very very likely that NADAC will go into a revolving contract and switch between Gillette and Springfield for as long as that's valid and we continue to get people entering those events.

So with that said, I think a brainstorming session on HOW to get people to those events is more valid.    Obviously cost is the biggest issue, closely followed by getting time off.    So what can we do to help on that front?     

I had jokingly mentioned renting a bus for the east coast folks this year that would drive straight through to Gillette.   So that would have been about $600 per person.    Purely a joke and not really feasible.    But maybe someone else has a better idea to build on?

I would be slightly open to the idea of discounted entries.    Just a matter of keeping the event above water.    But if we dropped entry fees based on distance traveled I would rather lose some money and have more people entered.      But, I'm not sure even a full $300 would really offset things enough since the real cost in coming to Champs is in the hotel and fuel costs.

So I would suggest going from there and see what we can come up with :)
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When I finally get home tomorrow night, I'l'  figure out my fuel cost minus a couple o side trips, but when I drove my "beast" to south Jordan, 2 yrs. ago, my gas alone was $2,500!!  I don't now o any way to reduce that, but have you considered giving a discount to those who would pay for their entries early, make RV reservations/hotel reservations early, etc.?  Could NADAC get in on a corporate fuel card program where each person had their own card and either got a discount or rewards?  Just thinking of some possible ideas.
Linda
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General Discussion / Re: Regionals in 2019
« Last post by Chris Nelson on October 14, 2018, 12:07:29 AM »
Working on it right now!

I left all my video equipment in America.    So I might try to make a phone update (and text for those who don't like videos) reflecting what we're doing in the future for regionals.

It's not my number one priority right now, but soon as I get through the big stack of work it's next up :)
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We're currently reviewing our options in regards to the DD division.

It quite honestly caused a LOT of headaches this year with the world competition.     And in some other ways.

You are correct that all qualifications will remain the same, with the exception that Into will no longer count towards Champs.
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General Discussion / Re: 2020 Champs
« Last post by Chris Nelson on October 14, 2018, 12:03:21 AM »
I think maybe a different approach would be useful here.

If we opened it up to where does everyone want Champs to be, everyone is going to say they want it in XX location, which is probably very close to them.

Trust me I would LOVE for champs to be in Denver.   Then I wouldn't need a hotel and I would have lots of help.

Finding locations is very difficult.  Finding locations and then hoping that the people running those facilities are professional is even harder.    Sunbury is a great example of a facility that would have been very valid for using in the future.   But some issues with the management rules that location out for future use.

If Springfield, Ohio works out nicely it is very very likely that NADAC will go into a revolving contract and switch between Gillette and Springfield for as long as that's valid and we continue to get people entering those events.

So with that said, I think a brainstorming session on HOW to get people to those events is more valid.    Obviously cost is the biggest issue, closely followed by getting time off.    So what can we do to help on that front?     

I had jokingly mentioned renting a bus for the east coast folks this year that would drive straight through to Gillette.   So that would have been about $600 per person.    Purely a joke and not really feasible.    But maybe someone else has a better idea to build on?

I would be slightly open to the idea of discounted entries.    Just a matter of keeping the event above water.    But if we dropped entry fees based on distance traveled I would rather lose some money and have more people entered.      But, I'm not sure even a full $300 would really offset things enough since the real cost in coming to Champs is in the hotel and fuel costs.

So I would suggest going from there and see what we can come up with :)
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General Discussion / Re: Fraudulent go fund me email
« Last post by Chris Nelson on October 13, 2018, 11:48:06 PM »
It's sent from a fake email using a fake account.

Nothing linked to us to delete.

PayPal has been notified and they should take down the account,  but Info@nadac.com is NOT a valid address for anything with the office.   
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General Discussion / Re: Fraudulent go fund me email
« Last post by Lin Battaglia on October 13, 2018, 08:50:19 PM »
Can you delete it ?
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