American Tan Rabbit Specialty Club

Dedicated to promoting and improving the "Aristocrat of the Fancy"

2013 ARBA National Convention - Harrisburg, PA

The information contained here is not intended to replace the official show catalog for the show. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to purchase a show catalog from the host club by visiting: http://www.marcsconvention.com. Please have fun, be safe and take lots of pictures for the website and newsletter!


ATRSC Booth:

The breed booth is the "home base" for Tans. Typically the host club tries to place the booth near where Tans are cooped and/or being judged. The ATRSC is asking ALL members in attendance to contribute at least some time at the booth. Important announcements will be posted at the booth. We are also asking members to contribute gift cards or gift baskets to be raffled off to raise money for the scholarship fund. Sweepstakes awards will be available to be picked up at the booth. Need to join or renew your membership? Great time and place to do it!


Also, we are looking for people to staff the booth. Our goal is to have an officer or director always available, so please do not hestitate because you are unsure of what to do. It is really simple and you will have help! Sign-up sheet: http://tinyurl.com/atrscbooth 


Raffle:

We are asking our members to donate gift baskets or gift cards to be raffled off. Any gift basket will be appreciated, but we are encouraging people to donate a basket that represents your district. Have a business connection? Any item donation (rabbit related or otherwise) will be appreciated. All proceeds will go to the ATRSC educational scholarship fund. Please contact Michelle Vielbig about scholarship donations or Morgan Schutz with booth questions.


Judging:

Tans are typically judged on the first day of judging (Sunday).  Exhibitors are responsible for assisting with running rabbits. We need all hands on deck to get rabbits to and from the table. Typically we have a brief (and informal) meeting before judging about running rabbits.


Coop Sizes:

Please check the host website.


Annual Meeting:

The annual meeting will take place Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Please see the ATRSC booth for any unforeseen changes to the time/date/location.


Banquet:

The banquet will be will be held on Monday October 21, 6 p.m. at the ABC Brewing Company, in Harrisburg, about 1 mile from the expo center.  Reservations are required, meal selection and payment for your tickets will be due no later than 10/13.  Please make checks payable to ATRSC, and mail to Paula Schutz at 105 Ulsterville Road
Pine Bush, NY 12566.  Menu selections are:  Pork Loin, Top Round or Pretzel Chicken (you will need to choose 1 of the main dishes).  Sides are house salad, seasonal vegetables and oven roasted potatoes.  A child's menu is available with a choice of chicken fingers or macaroni and cheese.  Dessert will be stout brownies!  Cost for adults is $22.00 and cost for children 12 and under is $6.00.


Rabbit Con:

ATRSC President Kelly Flynn will be making a presentation on care and showing of full arch breeds. There are many other great presentations planned. More information will be available on the host club website.


Auction:

The auction will take place following the annual meeting. The tentative time set is 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Guidelines are as follows:

  • There will be a 50/50 split with 50% of the proceeds going to the seller and 50% to the ATRSC general fund.
  • There will be cage tags for designated auction rabbits that can be picked up at the booth (optional). A pedigree book will be at the booth as well.
  • Please feel free to browse rabbit in advance, but be sure to ask the owner before removing rabbits from their cages.
  • No rabbits disqualified from the show will be allowed, no exceptions.
  • A licensed ARBA judge will check each individual rabbit for disqualifications.
  • Each seller must pay $1 per entry to be paid to the volunteering auctioneer.
  • Seller has the right to set a minimum bid on each entry.
  • Each person is allowed to sell one buck per variety with a maximum of two bucks total.
  • There is no limit on the number of does a person may sell.
  • All rabbits must have a full three generation pedigree which must be presented to the auction chair before the start of the auction
  • Chocolate Jr. Doe / Caitlin Glazier
    Chocolate Jr. Doe / Caitlin Glazier
  • Black Jr. Doe / Kelly Flynn
    Black Jr. Doe / Kelly Flynn
  • Blue Jr. Buck / MLB Rabbitry
    Blue Jr. Buck / MLB Rabbitry
  • Black Jr. Doe / Kohler Tans
    Black Jr. Doe / Kohler Tans
  • Blue Jr. Buck / Caitlin Glazier
    Blue Jr. Buck / Caitlin Glazier
  • Lilac Jr. Buck / Maddie Pratt & Penny Jezuit
    Lilac Jr. Buck / Maddie Pratt & Penny Jezuit
Chocolate Jr. Doe / Caitlin Glazier
Chocolate Jr. Doe / Caitlin Glazier