As Show Chairman for Olympic Kennel Club I would like to thank all of you for your patience and support in our efforts to host a 2020 show. I think it is important that you understand we held out hope and modified show plans so we potentially could host a fun and SAFE show. Yesterday, on a phone conversation with the Expo Center, it became apparent that we had the full support of the all necessary parties of Enumclaw along with the Mayor, City Administration, and Expo Management to move forward hosting the show. Everyone felt that OKC and the Expo Center had presented a solid and safe plan to maintain the safety and wellbeing of our exhibitors, judges, volunteers, club members, and staff. The "closed" show with modified procedures and layout plans as well as spacious campsites, were all part of the planning process. All indoor activities were moved to outdoor locations and limited people with proper protocol would have been allowed in show rings and adjacent areas. The governor's guidelines were in place as plans progressed and phases changed. Even with all the safety measures in place and the guidelines followed, there are state agencies that could potentially shut the event down if they felt the show was a health and safety risk. Because of this, it is in the best interest of all involved to postpone our show until 2021. Please know as Chairman, I would not want to put anyone at risk and encouraged those that felt uncomfortable to not attend this year if we were able to proceed.
I would like to personally thank Enumclaw Mayor Molinaro, the Enumclaw City Council, the Expo management and board, and the Enumclaw sports teams that gave us unwavering support.