Seminars & Banquets



Breed Education Seminar
Judges Education Seminar

Banquets & Get-Togethers

Performance Dinner
Welcome Party
Invitational Reception
Collie Health Foundation Banquet & Auction
Quarter Century Collie Group

Breed Education Seminar

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 8:00 am
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL 61602

"Prodigy Puppies: Nature and Nurture – Pre-Birth to 6 months ~
Cultivating the Bond"

Each year we are blessed with a new surge of beautiful Collie puppies that fill our eyes and delight our souls. What makes those captivating prodigy puppies catch your attention and take your breath away? Are they born with that allure or is it cultivated?  Come join our presenters:
Lotta Hedman - Milas
Nancy Anstruther - Tallywood
Marianne Sullivan - Millknock
Dianna Hiiesalu - Entais
and the Breed Education Committee to discuss and share insights on raising and conditioning puppies to ready them for show and performance rings. Special video footage by Leslie Rappaport, Kings Valley, will also be presented.

Seminar fee includes a beautiful bound handout booklet, a light continental breakfast, and ringside mentoring.

MAP of Peoria Civic Center


Registration is now closed.

For more information contact Patt Caldwell:  or 815-653-2037 (6:00-10:00pm Central time)


Collie Club of America Judges Education Seminar

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL 61602

The Judges Education Seminar is open to currently licensed Collie judges or prospective judges who have applied or will be applying to judge Collies.
The classroom portion with hands-on are included in the program. 
Ringside mentoring will also be available. 

Registration is required to attend. 


Fee: $25
Make check payable to Collie Club of America with Judges Education in memo line.

MAP of Peoria Civic Center

To register contact Roxann Heit - or 316-734-4642.


National Performance Dinner

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Agility at the Farm, 8N861 Burlington Road, Campton Hills IL 60140

The Herding and Agility event committees invite you to attend a Performance Dinner on Saturday evening after the conclusion of Saturday's Herding Trial (approximately 5:00 pm).

Italian Style Buffet
Caesar Salad
Baked Lasagna
Ravioli Pomodoro
Chicken Marsala
Assorted Desserts
Bring your own beverage



Reservations are now closed.

Contact: Donna Darland - / 630-715-6325


Welcome Party

Tuesday, March 26 - 1 hour after completion of judging
Peoria Civic Center

Update 3/6: We are ready to accept RSVP's and box dinner orders! You must RSVP to attend to be eligible for door prizes, even if you don’t order a box dinner . All day Tuesday you will be able to pick up your wristband(s) which will allow you to have a chance at door prizes and/or pick up your dinner(s) that night.



Contact: Nancy Berg & Jerry Sulewski -


Invitational Presentation & Reception

Wednesday, March 27
Peoria Civic Center

  • The Invitational Reception will begin after the conclusion of judging.
  • The Invitational Presentation will take place in the conformation show ring, beginning at at 7:00 pm.

The Invitational Presentation is open to the top ten ranked Roughs, Smooths, Juniors, and Performance winners from 2018 AKC show records. Qualifiers will be notified by invitation as soon as official results are available.

Invitational catalogs may be pre-ordered with your National show catalog; only a limited number will be sold at the National.

Watch here for more details as they become available.

Contact: Roxann Heit & Kelly Neeley -


Collie Health Foundation Banquet & Auction

Cocktail Hour with Speaker, Dinner, and Live Auction

Thursday, March 28 - 6:00 pm
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria IL 61602

It’s time again for the Foundation’s annual dinner and live auction. This year we are pleased to have a sit-down dinner. Make it a point to attend a fun-filled informative evening with a chance to buy that one-of-a-kind prized piece of Collie memorabilia or artwork. We never know who has more fun, our auctioneers, Dr. David Hansen and Bob Kelly, our “Vannas”, or the audience! We promise if you come once, you’ll join us again and again.

For more information about the auction CLICK HERE.

Cocktails Cash Bar – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kelso, DVM & CHF Grants Chair

Dr. Kelso will present information on hip and elbow dysplasia and education on using OFA and PennHip.


All Dinners come with House Salad with Choice of Dressing (Ranch or French)
Rolls and Butter
Iced Water, Iced Tea, & Coffee
Tuxedo Truffle Mousse Cake


Beef Blue Plated Dinner - $47
Seared Beef Filet with Red Wine Demi-Glace topped with Blue Cheese
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Green Beans Almandine

Coq au Vin Plated Dinner - $40
Airline Chicken Breast in Brandy & Red Wine with Pearl Onions, Mushrooms, & Bacon
Twice Baked Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans

Vegetarian (Vegan) Plated Dinner - $37
Avocado & Sweet Potato Tombale
Steamed Green Beans


Deadline for reservations is March 20, 2019.

Online Reservations
CLICK HERE to make reservation online.

Reservations by Mail
Make check payable to CHF and mail to:
Collie Health Foundation, Inc.
Krista Hansen
1525 Minkel Road
North Java, NY 14113

MAP of Peoria Civic Center

For further information:
Robette Johns - 704-219-8277 -



Quarter Century Collie Group
35th Annual Banquet

Friday March 29, 2019 - 6:00-10:00 pm
Marriott Pere Marquette (Host Hotel),  501 Main Street  Peoria, IL 61602

The annual gala will be held in the beautiful Cotillion Ballroom at the Marriott Pere Marquette hotel. The evening will include the Right Stuff award and the induction of Glen Twiford, Wind-Call Collies, and John Honig, Accalia Collies, into the Hall of Fame. 

Come early to enjoy cocktails as you stroll the entire gallery of past Hall of Fame posters on display in celebration of our 35th event! 

6:00-7:00 pm ~ Cocktails & Gallery of Past Hall of Famers
7:00-8:30 pm ~ Midwest Themed Buffet
8:30-10:00 pm ~ Program with Special Recognitions

Midwest Dinner Buffet
Garden Salad
Broccoli Slaw
Corn Bread Muffins w/butter & honey
Sliced Roast Beef
Stuffed Chicken with Cheesy Mornay Sauce
Green Beans
Blueberry Cobbler
Apple Pie with Ice Cream
Iced Tea, Coffee, & Hot Tea
Full Cash Bar

Event is open to all!

Valet parking is available at the Marriott Pere Marquette. Or free self-parking is available in the hotel parking garage on Fulton Street (behind the hotels), then take skywalk to the hotel. (Note: parking garage clearance is 7'1". Taller vehicles can be parked in the Fulton parking lot across the street; entrance is on Fulton at SW Monroe St.)


Reservations are now closed.

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