The mission of the Newfoundland Club of Northern California is to encourage and promote the breeding, understanding, and appreciation of the Newfoundland dog, and to perform and to encourage such activities as will bring its natural qualities to perfection, including draft work and water rescue.
As the newly elected NCNC President, I want to thank the members for placing confidence in me to represent you and help guide the club for the next year. I look forward to another great year for NCNC and our members. Also, I want to thank Dawn Druge for the great job she did as President during the past three years. She will continue to serve the club this year as our Recording Secretary. A big thank you is also due to the out-going board members, June Gibson, Rick Humphreys and Patty O’Brien, for a job well done. Welcome to the new board members, Gina Bonnell, Linda Maggy and Patty Sondgroth. Finally, thank you to Kevin Gallagher, Hazel Jacoby and Lynne Baker for continuing to serve as Vice President, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary, respectively.
Next, I want to thank Linda Maggy and her team of volunteers for a wonderful and very successful Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet. I thoroughly enjoyed the event – great food and great festivities. Congratulations to the many titlists and award winners who were recognized. (See the list elsewhere in the Newfspaper.) It is extremely gratifying to see the many ways that our club members enjoy working with their Newfs.
Along that line, we have several events coming up soon – a draft seminar on March 1 in Gilroy, followed by the Spring Draft Test on March 16 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy. Then, on April 26 we are planning to have our annual picnic at a new and exciting venue, the San Leandro Marina Park. John and Elisa Morozumi are planning an exciting event that I’m sure you and your Newfs will enjoy. Take a look at the updated calendar for additional meeting dates and locations.
~ John Pearson, NCNC President