In the rush to complete event registrations, submit applications, judging panels, and show results, or deal with the multitude of issues that are involved with hosting an event, it is easy to forget a few things. Below are some friendly reminders regarding some common misunderstandings or misconceptions that the Event Operations department sees on a regular basis.
- When clubs enter an event application through Online Plans, they must hit the “Checkout” button for the information to be received by Event Operations’ internal system. If they simply save their event info in Online Plans, it will not be processed.
- Event committees are in charge on the day of their event. They are responsible for enforcing all applicable AKC rules and regulations. Even if an AKC Field Representative is at the event, the event committee is still the ultimate authority and has a responsibility to be sure that exhibitors follow all rules and regulations.
- When using the Online Plans tools remember that your application should be submitted prior to submitting your Judges Panels just as is done when submitting these via hard copy.
- Event applications must be signed by an officer (President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer) of the club, not the Show Chair(s), Board Directors, or Regional Secretaries in order to be valid.
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