John Pearson, NCNC President
President's Message | November, 2015
NCNC members and their dogs were very active and very successful during the past month. (Show results are listed elsewhere in the Newfs Paper.) Of note: Dexter (Joyce Taylor) and Tucker (Cathy & Jerry Sayre) won Best of Breed awards. Dexter won multiple Best of Breed awards, one G1 and one G4, and Tucker won a G3 award. At the NCSC water test at Castaic, Kona (John & Elisa Morozumi) earned her WRDX title with a beautiful performance. Congratulations to all!
If you haven’t already done so, check out the new NCNC website format. Thank you Kevin Gallagher, the webmaster.
We are approaching the time of year to renew our NCNC memberships. Watch for upcoming information from the new Membership Chair, Dick Heym, and please return your renewals promptly.
The NCNC Board is seeking a new chair(s) to organize the 2016 NCNC Picnic. The last two years the event has been very successfully held at the City of San Leandro Marina Park (Seagull Group Area). This past year it was held on April 25. We have a volunteer who can reserve the park site again when it becomes available, but we need someone to organize the event. John & Elisa Morozumi, who chaired the last two picnics, can advise you how to proceed. Please contact me if you are interested.
As I write this, the 2015 Regional Specialty hosted by NCNC in Dixon is rapidly approaching (Friday, October 23, 2015). Best of luck to everyone involved!
The NCA Board approved a proposal from co-chairs Kevin Gallagher (NCNC) and Chris Lyden (Seattle) to jointly host the 2017 NCA National Specialty at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach on the Oregon coast. It is a very attractive venue in a beautiful location. It is about a 2 ½ hour drive from the Portland International Airport, and there is a large RV park with full hook-ups and ocean view nearby. Kevin will discuss status of the show at the December club meeting (the holiday party). If you are interested in helping with the show, please contact Kevin.
With the Fall season upon us, it is time for draft work with our Newfs! NCNC held a successful draft seminar in San Jose this past month which emphasized both beginning dogs and those dogs preparing for the new DDX level test. Thank you to Cherrie Brown and Lori Littleford and their helpers for setting up and teaching the seminar. NCNC also traditionally the website and in the newsletters.
NCNC is planning to have Draft Tests at Dixon (DDX) and Auburn (DD/TDD) during the December 5 – 6, 2015, weekend. This will be our first time to host the new DDX level test in addition to the traditional DD/TDD level test. Note that the two tests, though held during the same weekend, are now planned for two separate sites. This is due to a conflicting activity that arose at the Auburn site. The premium list is now available for both tests. Check the NCNC website and newsletters for more information. Contact Cathy Sayre if you want to help.
A Nominating Committee was chosen at the last club meeting, chaired by Pam Rubio. The committee will select a proposed slate for the next election of NCNC Board and Officers, which the committee will present to the Board by December 10. Contact Pam if you are interested in running for NCNC office. At the first club meeting in January, nominations will also be accepted from the floor. If an election is required to resolve positions with multiple nominees, the election will be held by written ballot with results counted and announced at the February Annual meeting.
The next NCNC meeting will be the annual holiday party on December 12, 2015, at the home of Linda and Merle Maggy. There will be much food and festivities. Start thinking about gifts to bring for the legendary gift exchange and thievery. I always look forward to this party!
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