You will be reading this after Thanksgiving so I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday surrounded by friends and family. In this time of such tragedy, most of us can be extremely thankful but for the many living in the fire ravaged areas of Northern and Southern California this will be a sad holiday season. Those who have lived through these tragedies are suffering and they need our comfort and support.
As a means of doing what we are able to do to provide that support, member June Gibson suggested that the NCNC contribute much needed supplies to those groups involved in the efforts to rescue and house displaced animals. As an emergency measure, your Board voted to authorize the purchase of $500 in supplies. It is my understanding that Newfoundland Health & Rescue matched those funds. June volunteered to do the shopping and to deliver the supplies to the fire areas but before doing so, she contacted the agencies and was advised that, at this time, they have sufficient supplies. So we will wait a few weeks to see if the need returns, at which time June will “do her thing.” A big THANK YOU to June for the suggestion and volunteering her time.
On a much lighter note, I want to congratulate Kathy Brasisco, Pam Rubio and their band of volunteers for putting on great Regional: What a fun time! As usual, the dogs were exquisite in both their preparation and presentation. And the weather was beautiful. We had fanciers from near and far attending including friends from Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Canada, and judges from New York and Vermont. We can be very proud of the diverse attendance at our show. Congratulations to all the winners.
Finally, a reminder that the annual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange will be held on December 8th at Connie Andronico’s home. Details are later in the NewsPaper. Please come out and enjoy the food and comradery. The gift exchange is such fun and the more people who participate, the crazier it can get. So bring your favorite dish to share and a wrapped gift and get in the holiday spirit. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Well, that’s it until next time.