John Pearson, NCNC President
President's Message | September, 2016
NCNC members and their dogs have been busy, again. Austin (Kevin & Laura Gallagher) had a Best of Breed, and MacKenzie (Patrick Benshoof & Lisa Lee) had an Owner Handled Group 3. Congratulations!
We just had a very enjoyable club meeting at the home of Hazel Jacoby. (Thank you Hazel.) Check elsewhere in the Newfs Paper for the meeting minutes. The last meeting of 2016 will be the annual holiday party onSaturday, December 10, at the home of Laura & Kevin Gallagher in Vacaville. As always, I’m sure there will be plenty of great food & deserts. Also, each person who brings a wrapped gift can participate in the popular gift exchange and thievery. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this festive event.
We are still looking for a new home for various props and decorations which are used each year at theGolden Gate KC benched show. Please contact Summer Goodwin if you have questions or you would like to volunteer.
The Fall Water Tests will be held September 10 & 11. This year they will be held at Folsom Lake, just east of Sacramento. As I write this, Chief Steward John Morozumi is still looking for more stewards. Please contact him if you would like to help. Stewarding offers the best seat in the house! And, you don’t need to be experienced to do it. If you want to find out what Newfy water tests are all about, this is a great way to do it.Saturday will include WD, WRD and WRDX levels.Sunday will include WD and WRD. See you there!
Preparations and planning are well under way for the2017 NCA National Specialty, which will be held at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach on the Oregon coast. Co-Chair Kevin Gallagher gave us an update at the recent August club meeting. (See the meeting minutes in the NCNC Newfs Paper.) A website is available for the 2017 show -- You can access it through the National Specialty Information link on the NCA website. Information will be added to the website regularly. You can also sign up for e-mail notices as new information becomes available. A new event will be offered in 2017, the Iron Dog competition which includes exercises from obedience, draft and water work. Check the website for details. If you are interested in helping with the show, please contact Kevin.
Before you know it, the 2016 Regional Specialty will be here (October 28), followed by the Fall Draft Test(November 19). So it is not too early to start planning and training for these events!
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