I want to thank all members who participated in the General Meeting on January 13, 2024 at Laura Gallagher’s house. This was one of the bigger crowds we have had in some time. Thanks also to Laura for sharing her home with us.
The Board of Directors approved a motion to allow Cathy Sayre to investigate the possibility of co-hosting the 2027 Newfoundland Club of America National Specialty. Cathy will report the results of her investigation to the general membership at our second quarter meeting (time and place to be determined at the first meeting of the new Board after the Annual Meeting). The Board has requested that the report include a proposed location, a proposed budget, and an indication of the involvement of our NCNC Members. After the report has been given and everyone has voiced their opinions, we will have a written ballot on the issue. You will have to be present at the meeting to vote. While we are trying to figure out a method to vote by Zoom, at this time, we cannot guarantee that will be a possibility.
Our next get-together is February 24, 2024 at Pietro’s No. 2 in Vacaville for our Annual Meeting and the Awards’ Banquet. We have a contested office this year so you should have received, or may have already received, a written ballot. [Editor's note: There are statements in the newfspaper which were submitted by the 2 individuals running for the board position of Treasurer] Please follow the instructions in returning your ballot. While the ballot may be returned at the meeting, if you intend to do that, please be sure to arrive early as the counting will take place shortly after the start of the event.
I hope to see as many of you as possible at the Annual Meeting.