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2 weeks ago
Kathy Szomoru and I are happy to announce the Spotter Cover Contest is now open for Fall 2020, Winter 2020/21, Spring 2021 Issues. Make your dal a star of "The Best Breed Club Publication" ! For only $15.00 you could be one of 7 lucky winners!
* Three (3) winners will be selected to display their Dal on the cover IN COLOR
* Three (3) cover alternates will be selected...(If not used as an alternate, they receive a FREE interior Black and white ad OR can upgrade to a color ad for $75.00)
* One (1) will receive ONE YEAR FREE PRIORITY MAILING
Two Ways To Enter:
1. Use the entry form included in the Spotter Summer Issue and mail to Jennifer Cramer, 738 South Cherry Street, Gardner, KS 66030 along with $15.00 per entry. You also can email me at email@example.com and I can email you an entry form.
2. Make your entry through the DCA website. Purchase your entry tickets through the DCA Store
* Enter as many times as you like at $15.00 per entry.
* If you name has been drawn, you can not win again.
* The total cost for the cover is $600.00. A deposit of half the cover cost made within 2 months of winning. (Alternates will be chosen if that deadline can not be met). Balance due with ad submission or issue deadline.
* You MUST be a DCA member in good standing
* Win is NOT transferable
Contest Deadline: 9/15/2020, 9PM CST
Drawing: 9/18/2020, 9PM CST
Any questions email me privately
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2 months ago
Hello Spotter Fans!!
Yes! The Spotter team wants you all to know that there will be a Summer issue!! The summer issue will be special and we are calling it “The Historical National Specialties” issue. Even though we are disappointed that we will be missing this year’s National Dalmatian Specialty, we have decided to make this summer issue - one of many past Nationals memories..including the cover. Our summer cover will be an historical reflection of photos from many past DCA Specialty winners.
As always, contact Jennifer Cramer for your ad submissions. Her email address is: jennifercramer @ msn.com
Ad reservation deadline is June 30th. She can give you all the deadline details.
Specialty Memory Ads
In addition to your new ads, we are offering you the opportunity to rerun a special National ad that had been published from you in a past National Specialty issue - at a special advertising rate.. It does not matter which year it was previously run. Did you have a great win at a past National? And did you love the ad that you submitted? Would you like to rerun that ad that you had done? We can do that! Contact Jennifer for pricing details.
About the Upcoming Spotter Covers:
Are you wondering about upcoming covers? We will soon have information regarding how you may be eligible to be the owner of a Spotter Cover. The covers available will be for: Fall 2020, Winter 2020/2021, and the Spring 2021 issue covers. More information forthcoming.
In making this issue memorable and special, we are asking you to please send us a DCA Specialty memory that you treasure.. in 100 words or less, please provide us with a special memory from any past National. What made it so special? A special win? Did you find that special dog? Did you make some new friends? Did you learn something new? Did you have a great conversation with someone? We will put in as many memories as we can..no pictures please.. only the words that made it special. We will use as many as space permits. Please email those National Memories to Kathy Szomoru at < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Thanks for all of your consideration and interest.
Kathy Szomoru and Jennifer Cramer,
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See the message below from our editors, Kathy & Jen regarding the Spring SPOTTER 2020:
It has been a crazy, different and difficult kind of last few weeks, but we are hoping that you all are Staying Home. Staying Safe. And staying Healthy. The Spotter team thought we would bring you some good news for a change!! We wanted to let you know that the spring issue of the Spotter - "Top Spots" has been placed in the mail. It will be good to give you something to do and to read.. and you need to know to make a larger pot of coffee or a taller beverage, because it is a “biggie”.. and it will take up a lot of your time to read! So you know, this issue of the Spotter is the largest ever produced - cover to cover, it is 148 pages! Along with great reading, it is loaded with the conformation and performance venue statistics. Per the statistics pages, the Spotter only prints what is submitted. Should you find discrepancies in any of the statistics pages, please contact that proper stat keeper. We will make note of those errors in the upcoming issue. Our sincerest apologies to any of those exhibitor/dog errors. The Spotter should be hitting mail boxes by the end of this week. The web version should be up shortly.
A huge shout out to all the folks that helped with this Top Spots issue issue - the statisticians, columnists, short story authors, our core team of proofers, and webmaster, and our wonderful advertisers. It is with all of your help and love of this Dalmatian dog that this magazine is so worthwhile. It’s a huge job!! This is a huge issue with many hours of love and hard work put into it. Jen and I thank you all!
Please stay healthy and safe.
Hope you enjoy this issue, wishing you a happy spring!
Kathy and Jen ...