The Annual Picnic was a huge success thanks to the hard work of co-chairs, Patrick Benshoof and Lisa Lee, as well as the NH&R crew. Hazel Jacoby put on a great rescue parade with 19 Newfs and their new families participating. We learned a little bit about each dog and each dog was presented with a special medallion. Thanks to the attendees, the raffle was successful in raising much-needed funds for dogs in need of services by NH&R. How sweet it is!
Our fall water test is coming up on September 8 and 9 at Folsom Lake (water permitting). Lori Littleford is the test chair and Patti Sondgroth is the secretary. More information follows in this NewfsPaper. Even if you do not participate in water work, it is entertaining to watch the dogs “do their thing” on land and in the water. Why not make it a day and come to watch the event. Who knows, you might even get interested in joining in on our working events.
The Regional Specialty is closer than you think. It will be held October 26 at the MayFair grounds in Dixon. We have a great line-up of judges and hope to have a big entry considering last year’s show had to be cancelled
. We are always in need of volunteers in a variety of positions, so if you have some time to share please contact either Kathy Brasisco or Pam Rubio.
Our next meeting will be on August 11, 2018at the home of Hazel Jacoby. The potluck lunch will start at Noon and the general meeting will follow. Several important topics will be discussed at that meeting, so you are encouraged to attend and share your thoughts.
First, we will discuss creating a policy regarding the attendance at our events of a dog deemed “vicious” by the NCA. This issue has come to the forefront recently and we do not have a policy dealing with the issue. At the June meeting, the Board adopted an interim policy but before adopting a final policy, the Board would like the input of the membership.
Second, both conformation and obedience judges for the 2019 Regional Specialty will be chosen. If you would like to propose a particular judge, please contact the judge prior to the meeting and inquire (1) if he or she is interested and (2) what his or her judging fee would be. You might also get some background information to share such as past and future judging assignments and the judge’s involvement in the Newf breed.
Finally, it is with sadness that the NCNC bids adieu to our long-time member and friend, Justin Chew. Many members have watched Justin grow into an accomplished young man; along the way loving his humor, compassion and sense of service. Justin is leaving the nest and venturing out on his own to establish his long-desired career in a new home. We know Carol and George will miss him immensely. Justin, you leave the NCNC with our best wishes for success, love and a long life; just remember to visit us once in a while.
Well, that’s it until next time.