It finally looks like we might be moving in the right direction now that the COVID vaccine is being widely distributed and numbers are going down. We are not out of the woods yet but at least we can see a light at the end of a very long tunnel; and that light is getting brighter for NCNC.
The NCA gave us good at bad news at the annual meeting a few weeks ago which greatly impacted the NCNC. The NCA made the decision to cancel the planned October 2021 National which opened the door to NCNC to re-think our plans for our 2021 Regional. We were very lucky to have several options available to us for the fall: Woofstock (which moved from the June show to November), the Wine Country Cluster, and our previous host, Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers. Due to the timing of the show and how supportive the SVDF has been of NCNC for many years, your Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to return to SVDF. We still do not know how all of the logistics will work out (clinics, raffle, banquet etc) but we will go with the flow and make decisions as soon as possible. I would like to thank both the Woofstock and Wine Country Cluster clubs for their kind offer to allow us to join them.
We were also able to have our Spring Draft Test this last weekend (March 27 & 28). Our entry was on the smaller side possibly due to the scheduling of two drafts tests in Southern California the two weeks prior, but we still had 3 competitors each day. Both days went off without a hitch in beautiful weather with one dog passing on Saturday and all 3 on Sunday. One new title was awarded and three requalifications: All-in-all a pretty successful weekend. A big thank you goes out to everyone involved for their time and effort. A full report of the names of the entrants follows later in the Newfspaper.
As some of you know, the NCNC moved into the Zoom era by having our February 2021 general meeting electronically. This was necessitated due to the meeting restrictions issued by the State of California. It was a success and allowed several members who would otherwise be unable to drive long distances to attend. While we will hold our May 15, 2021 meeting in person at Laura and Kevin Gallagher’s home in Vacaville, we will continue to have Zoom available for those who are uncomfortable being in groups or are unable to make the drive. We would love to see everyone in person but we know that may not be possible. We will continue to follow State guidelines regarding masks and social distancing but we will be together, outdoors, again.
I am so looking forward to seeing all of you in person!