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John Pearson, NCNC President

President's Message | June, 2017

The last month has been busy for local dogs. (See elsewhere in the Newfs Paper for show results.) Aegean (Connie Andronico) finished her championship; George (Jill Latchaw) took multiple Best of Breeds and a Group placement; Georgia (Patty O’Brien & Edward O’Donoghue) took multiple Best of Breeds; Mackenzie (Patrick Benshoof & Lisa Lee) and Grace (Deborah & Todd Bridge) took Owner Handled Group placements. Congratulations to all!

NCNC plans to hold three important events in June and July. A water work seminar will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Although originally planned for Folsom Lake, I understand (as I write this) that it will be moved to Oak Shores at Lake Berryessa, due to storm debris in Folsom Lake. An entry form is available on the NCNC website in the Events section. Contact Dawn Druge or Jennifer Larsen, or check the Newfs Paper and website for more information.

The early Summer Water Test is scheduled at Folsom Lake on July 22-23, 2017. Hopefully the debris in the lake will be removed by then. Each day will have a WD/WRD test, and Saturday will also include WRDX. Again, check the website or the Newfs Paper for updates. Also, please contact Lynne Baker (Chair) if you want to help, or contact Dawn Druge (Chief Steward) if you are interested in stewarding.

So far, water training has been very limited due to the debris in Folsom Lake and worries about blue green algae at Lake Del Valle. (So far, toxins from the algae are reported to be very low at Del Valle and people have been allowed to swim. However, Park management has not given us approval for training sessions with the dogs.) For updated information on Folsom Lake training, contact Cathy Sayer. For updated information on Lake Del Valle training, contact John Pearson.

Also in June, please mark your calendars for the Annual NCNC Picnic on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the San Leandro Marina Park. We have used this park very successfully several times now. Being right on the bay, the weather has been great! We will be at the larger Sea Gull area this year, so there will be lots of room for delicious BBQ food & drink, socializing, and various Newfy games and activities including a Rescue Parade and Rally course.  Please plan to come, and bring your furry friends with you! A reservation form is available on the NCNC website. Please complete the form & send it in so we will have an accurate head count for food. Patrick Benshoof and Lisa Lee are again the Chairs, so let them know if you would like to help out. If you need more information on the rescue parade, please contact Hazel Jacoby, 510-582-9027, jhbar@comcast.net, or Lori Cicchini, 916-932-3188, lacicchini@gmail.com.
We have lots of activities planned for you and your dogs. As always, check the calendar section of the Newfs Paper or the NCNC website for more details. I hope to see you there!

Have fun with your Newfs!

~ John Pearson, NCNC President

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