This year's annual pet stylist event is taking shape!

The date is set for Sunday, September 26th, from 10am until 8pm, and the venue is Central Bark in East Madison, WI.
We are looking at having local TV coverage this year!!! And Central Bark is a wonderfully spacious, bright and energizing venue for us to host our event! A link to their site for driving directions and contacts:
However, if you have any questions about this event, please contact me directly via email or phone, contacts available on our WAPPS site at:
And as always, feel free to cruise our site and see what we have to offer for our members! I am very proud of the work done by WAPPS and of every one of our members!
The event is open to both members and non members, and if you wish to join in advance to save money on attendance or competitor fees, simply click the "JOIN" button, and go from there! This event is as always limited in registration, and the closing date is midnight, August 31st.
Remember that not only do we have a great opportunity for classes and learning, we always have a great 2 tiered grooming competition with excellent prizes and ribbons, and this year I am also pledging one of my books to the winners of each class, as well as an engraved Ashley Craig brush to the Best Pet Stylist in Show!! In addition to this event, we also have giveaways and samples galore from multiple donation companies, multiple raffles and drawings and a HUGE tool swap & sale that always draws a crowd and leaves people with smiles at their bargain buys! And most of all, it is a day of good discussion, relaxation and commonality!
We have a great line up of hands on and open forum seminars this year; here is the itinerary to date, but it is still subject to some change as we are still adding new classes until July 31st.
Entry forms and competitor info will be posted to the site this week.
*****2010 WAPPS 4th Annual Pet Stylists Invitational*****
10:00 Event Opens, lite breakfast served, tool swap & sale opens
10:30 Canine Nutrition seminar with John Sawle
11:00 Open Forum Discussion of Canine Supportive Care and an introduction to Herbalism and Supplemental Support with Kim Maahs
2:00 GROOMING COMPETITION ENDS, awards announcements & placement photos, lunch served
2:30 Prize drawings & Announcements
3:00 Open Forum Critiques and hands on demos of competition dogs
4:00 Scissor & Thinner Shear Techniques with Chris Sertzel
5:00 Grooming Mixed Breeds with Flair with Chris Sertzel
6:00 Canine Skin & Coat in the Salon Part 1: Intro Canine Skin & Coat Physiology with Chris Sertzel
7:00 Canine Skin & Coat in the Salon Part 2: Intro Salon Supportive Care with Chris Sertzel
8:00 Invitational Ends, open after meet get together at the Red Pepper Restaurant
See our listing in Groomer To Groomer magazine!!
Hope to see you there!