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CanAm sponsorships available

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

CanAm Division Sponsorships are now available!

 

Would your small business, your Club or your Region like to sponsor a Division at the 2010 CanAm Classic?

 

Division sponsorships are being offered as follows:

 

$100 per Friday or Saturday Divisions:  Sponsor’s name will be listed on-line next to the sponsored division and also recognized at award ceremony.  Division listing will be posted on CanAm Web site for approximately three to four weeks.  

 

$150 per Classic* Regular and Multibreed Divisions on Sunday:  Sponsor’s name listed next to Division when posted on Sunday morning and recognized at award ceremony.  A sponsor card will be placed next to each Regular and Multibreed Division Champion award that will be on display all three days.   Regular and Multibreed Classic Division Champions and associated Sponsor names to be posted on CanAm web site for approximately two months after event.

 

All Division Sponsors will be recognized in 2010 CanAm event program.

 

* “Classic Champions” are the 1st place winners of all the Regular and Multibreed Divisions (i.e. “Division III Classic Champion”, “Division II Multibreed Classic Champion”)

 

Should you be interested, please contact Nancy Garcia at nancykgarcia@...

 

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
NAFA® Secretary

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Leadership chat - 6/6/10

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The second quarter leadership chat will be on June 6, 2010 at 5:00 EDT.  The third and fourth quarter leadership chats have not yet been scheduled, but will be announced later in the year.  Sign in information will be posted on the NAFA® web page.

 

The ground rules from the last chat will still be in effect.

 

Ground Rules for NAFA® Leadership Chats

 

·        This is a community chat.  Everyone is welcome. If you want to post a question or comment, please use your first and last name on your log in so folks will know who you are.

·        This is a moderated chat.  Please address your comments to the moderator, who is tasked with grouping topics to keep things on track.

·        Be courteous – no profanity or defamatory personal attacks.

Posts that violate these rules will be deleted and the poster may be blocked.

 

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Dana Nichols
NAFA® Secretary
workinglabs@comcast.net
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CanAm preview shirts

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

By now you might have seen the 2010 CanAm Preview Shirt that your local RD and/or Board Member was wearing at the latest tournament.   Due to popular demand, for a limited time you too can order one of these preview shirts with the artwork on the front and Be There and the tournament date on the back. (See attached designs)

 

Shirts will be provided in your club color and will have your club name customized on the front where you currently see "Flat Out Flyers".  

 

Cost is $25 for sizes s-XL, $27 for 2X, $29 for 3X, and $31 for 4X.   They will be 100% cotton Beefy-T shirts which have a slightly larger, comfortable fit.

 

Send your order to canamshirts@....  You will need to provide your club shirt color, club name as you want it to appear on the shirt and your mailing address.   Orders will be taken until May 2nd and the shirts should be mailed out to you the week of May 17th.

 

Watch for the design of the actual tournament shirt to be rolled out in mid July!

 

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Dana Nichols

workinglabs@...

NAFA® Secretary

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2010 CanAm Classic web page

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The web page for the 2010 CanAm Classic is now live.  Information will continue to be added in the coming weeks.  The page also includes photographs from the 2009 event and an opportunity to share your photos. 

 www.nafacanam.com

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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CanAm hotel info

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The hotel listings are now live on the CanAm website (www.nafacanam.com).   The hotels are listed from closest to furthest to the tournament site.   In addition to the standard information about each property, you will also find that information regarding the availabity of grass at each property has also been included.   

 

Lowest possible prices have been negotiated for our NAFA® CanAm guests. And, in many cases we have negotiated away the pet deposit fees that are normally required at many of the properties. 

 

Should you have any questions as how to make a reservation for yourself, or for a group, you will find a link to a set of instructions under the FAQs link.  If you have further questions, contact Nancy Garcia at nancykgarcia@.... 


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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
NAFA® Secretary
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May 8, 2010 meeting agenda

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The agenda for the May 8, 2010 Board meeting has been posted on the NAFA® web page at http://www.flyball.org/minutes/050810-meetingagenda.pdf.  Included with the agenda are the current proposals and recommendations from the Rules Committee.  Any comments on the proposals and recommendations may be sent to me and I’ll compile them for the Board to review.

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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handicapped participants

Lee Heighton
 

Hello everyone,

Recently a thread from a Regional flyball list was forwarded to me for clarification. The thread discusses NAFA's stance on participation by individuals who use wheelchairs or scooters. In the portion of the thread that I received there was an incorrect quote from the minutes when the BoD addressed this question.

The BoD meeting in question occurred in Omaha, Nebraska in 2007. A competitor from Florida had written in with concerns about wheelchairs and scooters being allowed in the racing ring as well as the line and box judging areas. The quotation stated on the Regional flyball list actually came from this letter and in no way represents the opinion of the Board of Directors.

NAFA strongly supports participation in our sport by all competitors regardless of any special needs that they may have. Specifically, wheelchairs, scooters or any other items that a participant may need to allow them to participate in our sport are allowed in the racing area as well as the line and box judging positions.

I hope that this answers any potential misunderstandings and will be happy to answer any questions concerning this matter if anyone would like to contact me directly.

Thank you,

Lee Heighton

CanAm site updates

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

There are a few updates to the CanAm web page (www.nafacanam.com) to include a sponsors page and adding another LaQuinta to the hotels list.

 

Be sure to check out the sponsors.  More will be added as they join.  There are also opportunities for individuals, clubs or businesses to help sponsor individual divisions at CanAm.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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More CanAm updates

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

I forgot to add that there have been updates to the volunteer page as well.  There is also now a link on the volunteer page to see what line & box judge slots are available.

 

Here is the information on sponsoring divisions:

 

$100 per Friday or Saturday Divisions:  Sponsor's name will be listed on-line next to the sponsored division and also recognized at award ceremony.  Division listing will be posted on CanAm Web site for approximately three to four weeks.  

$150 per Classic* Regular and Multibreed Divisions on Sunday:  Sponsor's name listed next to Division when posted on Sunday morning and recognized at award ceremony.  A sponsor card will be placed next to each Regular and Multibreed Division Champion award that will be on display all three days.   Regular and Multibreed Classic Division Champions and associated Sponsor names to be posted on CanAm web site for approximately two months after event.

All Division Sponsors will be recognized in 2010 CanAm event program.

* Classic Champions are the 1st place winners of all the Regular and Multibreed Divisions (i.e. Division III Classic Champion, Division II Multibreed Classic Champion)

Should you be interested, please contact Nancy Garcia at nancykgarcia@...

_______________________

Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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exciting CanAm announcement

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

MAKE YOUR DOG PART OF A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD-SETTING TEAM!

 

It doesn’t matter how fast your dog runs, he or she can help set a new world record at the NAFA® CanAm Classic!

 

By special arrangement with Guinness World Records™, NAFA will attempt to set a world record in the newly established category “Largest Flyball Tournament.”

 

In order for the record to be set, at least 500 dogs will need to participate in the tournament on Saturday, October 9th.

 

Be there when the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievement recognizes not only the sport of flyball, but the enthusiasm of the dogs and people who play it.

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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Highlights of 5/8/10 Board meeting

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The highlights for the 5/8/10 Board meeting are now posted on the web page at:

http://www.flyball.org/minutes/5-8-10mtg-Highlights.pdf

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Dana Nichols

NAFA® Secretary
workinglabs@...
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Nominations for HOF, MVP, JOY, BoD, & ED

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Nominations are open for Hall of Fame, Regional MVP, Board of Directors, Executive Director, and our new Judge of the Year award.  All nominations close July 31.  There is more information available on the NAFA® web page.

 

Judge of the Year – This award is to recognize a NAFA® judge who shows dedication, knowledge, sportsmanship, and outstanding contribution to the sport. The award may be given to one judge in each racing year. To be eligible, the judge must be a current NAFA® judge at the approved level or higher. The judge must be in good standing with NAFA® and must have been a judge for at least five years at the time of nomination.  A nomination may be made by any person in good standing with NAFA®. Each nominee may only be nominated by one person in each election. The Board of Directors will narrow the list of nominees to no more than five (5) finalists to submit to a delegate vote.  Nominations shall be no more than 200 words, citing the contribution and outstanding qualities that make the candidate deserving of the award. Candidates cannot have previously won the award in the past five years. Nominations should be submitted via the NAFA® webpage or sent to the NAFA® mailing address.

Online submission forms are available at:  http://www.flyball.org/joy.html

For more details, see the minutes of the January 15, 2010 Board meeting under the Judges Committee section.

 

Hall of Fame –Submit a brief resume of two hundred (200) words or less to include the dog's name, CRN, breed, clubs raced with, and the reasons he or she deserves consideration.  Each year all candidates will be judged by NAFA®'s Board of Directors in order of merit. A list of no more than five (5) finalists will be selected and put to a delegate vote.  Each nominee may only be nominated by one person in each election.  A dog must have raced in NAFA® sanctioned events for a minimum of four (4) years;

Online submission forms are available at:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html

For more details, see Section 8.5 Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (page 40 of current rulebook).

 

Regional MVP -- Nominations must come from a club in the candidate’s region using form C.7 or equivalent information. Nominations shall be no more than 200 words, citing the contribution and outstanding qualities that make the candidate deserving of the award.  Candidates cannot have previously won the award.  To be eligible, the dog must have earned NAFA® points in that region during the current given racing year.  Each nominee may only be nominated by one person in each election.

Online submission forms are available at:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

For more details, see Section 8.6 Regional MVP Award (page 41 of the current rulebook).

 

Board of Directors & Executive Director – Each year three board member positions are up for election.  Once every three years (including this year), the Executive Director position is also up for election.  Directors shall meet the following eligibility requirements: (i) be an individual who subscribes to the purposes and goals of the Corporation, (ii) receive no compensation or honoraria from the Corporation for their Board duties except reimbursement for reasonable expenses as set forth in corporate policies and procedures, (iii) not related to nor living with another director, (iv) shall be in compliance with the NAFA® Conflict of Interest Policy stated in Chapter 9 of the Corporate Policies and Procedures, and (v) shall be in good standing with the corporation.  Good standing shall be defined as current in all financial obligations to the corporation and not currently under any disciplinary action (probation, suspension, etc.).

There are no online submission forms for these nominations because there are no word limitations as there are for HOF, MVP & JOY.  More information, including where to send nominations, is available at:  http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html

For more details, see Article IV, Board of Directors (page 44 of the current rulebook) and description of duties of the Executive Director, Article VI, Section 4 of the Corporate Bylaws (page 51 of the current rulebook).

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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minutes posted

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The minutes from the May 8, 2010 NAFA® Board meeting are now posted on the web page.  I’m sorry for the delay in getting them released.  The meeting was a very lengthy one (14 hours) so it took some time to get them drafted and through the approval process.  You can access the minutes directly at:  www.flyball.org/news_board.html

 

Additionally, the transcript of the June 6, 2010 Leadership Chat was posted last week at:  http://www.flyball.org/minutes/Ldrshipchat6jun2010.html

 

The next Board meeting will be August 7, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Don’t forget that nominations for Hall of Fame, Regional MVP, Judge of the Year, Board of Directors, and Executive Director are due no later than July 31, 2010.  For more information, see the NAFA web page at www.flyball.org.

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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Flyball on Dog Talk Radio

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

On July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EST, Lee Heighton, NAFA® Executive Director will be the guest on the nationally broadcasted Dog Talk® Radio to share the wonderful sport of NAFA® flyball with the listeners and pod cast subscribers. 

 

The Host of Dog Talk® is Tracy Hotcher, author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You To know, from Gotham Books.  http://www.traciehotchner.com/index.htm

 

You can listen to the show LIVE at 11 AM EST by going to www.WLIU.FM - click on “live streaming.” If you can’t listen at that time, you can sign up to receive a pod cast of Dog Talk® onto your computer.  The pod cast is sent out right after the live broadcast so you will have it for when you’ll have time to listen. You can sign up for the pod cast at http://traciehotchner.com/dt/index.htm#subscribe

 

Dog Talk® is also available free on iTunes for download onto an iPod.

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@...
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Re: Flyball on Dog Talk Radio

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

We've gotten a couple of emails reporting that the link to the radio station was incorrect.  We're sorry about the confusion.  The correct  link to the radio station is www.WLIU.org.    For a full list of listening options and links to past shows one can go to http://www.traciehotchner.com/dt/podcast.htm#showsummaries

 

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dana Nichols"
To: nafanews@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:03:36 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [NAFANews] Flyball on Dog Talk Radio

 

On July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EST, Lee Heighton, NAFA® Executive Director will be the guest on the nationally broadcasted Dog Talk® Radio to share the wonderful sport of NAFA® flyball with the listeners and pod cast subscribers. 

 

The Host of Dog Talk® is Tracy Hotcher, author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You To know, from Gotham Books.  http://www.traciehotchner.com/index.htm

 

You can listen to the show LIVE at 11 AM EST by going to www.WLIU.FM - click on “live streaming.” If you can’t listen at that time, you can sign up to receive a pod cast of Dog Talk® onto your computer.  The pod cast is sent out right after the live broadcast so you will have it for when you’ll have time to listen. You can sign up for the pod cast at http://traciehotchner.com/dt/index.htm#subscribe

 

Dog Talk® is also available free on iTunes for download onto an iPod.

_______________________

Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@...
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Re: Flyball on Dog Talk Radio

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Don't forget to listen in tomorrow at 11:00 eastern time!

 

See below for more information.

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@...
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----- Forwarded Message -----

From: "Dana Nichols"
To: NAFANews@...
Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:00:29 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: [NAFANews] Flyball on Dog Talk Radio

 

We've gotten a couple of emails reporting that the link to the radio station was incorrect.  We're sorry about the confusion.  The correct  link to the radio station is www.WLIU.org.    For a full list of listening options and links to past shows one can go to http://www.traciehotchner.com/dt/podcast.htm#showsummaries

 

_______________________

Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dana Nichols"
To: nafanews@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:03:36 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [NAFANews] Flyball on Dog Talk Radio

 

On July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EST, Lee Heighton, NAFA® Executive Director will be the guest on the nationally broadcasted Dog Talk® Radio to share the wonderful sport of NAFA® flyball with the listeners and pod cast subscribers. 

 

The Host of Dog Talk® is Tracy Hotcher, author of The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You To know, from Gotham Books.  http://www.traciehotchner.com/index.htm

 

You can listen to the show LIVE at 11 AM EST by going to www.WLIU.FM - click on “live streaming.” If you can’t listen at that time, you can sign up to receive a pod cast of Dog Talk® onto your computer.  The pod cast is sent out right after the live broadcast so you will have it for when you’ll have time to listen. You can sign up for the pod cast at http://traciehotchner.com/dt/index.htm#subscribe

 

Dog Talk® is also available free on iTunes for download onto an iPod.

_______________________

Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@...
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Re: Nominations for HOF, MVP, JOY, BoD, & ED

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Don't forget that nominations close in 3 weeks, on July 31, 2010,  for Hall of Fame, Regional MVP, Judge of the Year, Board of Directors, and Executive Director.  For more information on how to nominate, see below.

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@...
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dana Nichols"
To: nafanews@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:34:32 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: [NAFANews] Nominations for HOF, MVP, JOY, BoD, & ED

 

Nominations are open for Hall of Fame, Regional MVP, Board of Directors, Executive Director, and our new Judge of the Year award.  All nominations close July 31.  There is more information available on the NAFA® web page.

 

Judge of the Year – This award is to recognize a NAFA® judge who shows dedication, knowledge, sportsmanship, and outstanding contribution to the sport. The award may be given to one judge in each racing year. To be eligible, the judge must be a current NAFA® judge at the approved level or higher. The judge must be in good standing with NAFA® and must have been a judge for at least five years at the time of nomination.  A nomination may be made by any person in good standing with NAFA®. Each nominee may only be nominated by one person in each election. The Board of Directors will narrow the list of nominees to no more than five (5) finalists to submit to a delegate vote.  Nominations shall be no more than 200 words, citing the contribution and outstanding qualities that make the candidate deserving of the award. Candidates cannot have previously won the award in the past five years. Nominations should be submitted via the NAFA® webpage or sent to the NAFA® mailing address.

Online submission forms are available at:  http://www.flyball.org/joy.html

For more details, see the minutes of the January 15, 2010 Board meeting under the Judges Committee section.

 

Hall of Fame –Submit a brief resume of two hundred (200) words or less to include the dog's name, CRN, breed, clubs raced with, and the reasons he or she deserves consideration.  Each year all candidates will be judged by NAFA®'s Board of Directors in order of merit. A list of no more than five (5) finalists will be selected and put to a delegate vote.  Each nominee may only be nominated by one person in each election.  A dog must have raced in NAFA® sanctioned events for a minimum of four (4) years;

Online submission forms are available at:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html

For more details, see Section 8.5 Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (page 40 of current rulebook).

 

Regional MVP -- Nominations must come from a club in the candidate’s region using form C.7 or equivalent information. Nominations shall be no more than 200 words, citing the contribution and outstanding qualities that make the candidate deserving of the award.  Candidates cannot have previously won the award.  To be eligible, the dog must have earned NAFA® points in that region during the current given racing year.  Each nominee may only be nominated by one person in each election.

Online submission forms are available at:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

For more details, see Section 8.6 Regional MVP Award (page 41 of the current rulebook).

 

Board of Directors & Executive Director – Each year three board member positions are up for election.  Once every three years (including this year), the Executive Director position is also up for election.  Directors shall meet the following eligibility requirements: (i) be an individual who subscribes to the purposes and goals of the Corporation, (ii) receive no compensation or honoraria from the Corporation for their Board duties except reimbursement for reasonable expenses as set forth in corporate policies and procedures, (iii) not related to nor living with another director, (iv) shall be in compliance with the NAFA® Conflict of Interest Policy stated in Chapter 9 of the Corporate Policies and Procedures, and (v) shall be in good standing with the corporation.  Good standing shall be defined as current in all financial obligations to the corporation and not currently under any disciplinary action (probation, suspension, etc.).

There are no online submission forms for these nominations because there are no word limitations as there are for HOF, MVP & JOY.  More information, including where to send nominations, is available at:  http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html

For more details, see Article IV, Board of Directors (page 44 of the current rulebook) and description of duties of the Executive Director, Article VI, Section 4 of the Corporate Bylaws (page 51 of the current rulebook).

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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CanAm 2010

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Can you believe it!!!   The closing for CanAm is six weeks away on August 20th!   The Tournament Format is now posted on the CanAm Site at http://www.nafacanam.com/tourneyformat.html.   

 

For your convenience we will be posting a new online entry form for your CanAm entries along with several payment options.    And, we are happy to announce that we will bring back the popular feature of having the opportunity of choosing your crating area when your CanAm entry payment has been received.    The entry form and map will be posted next week.

 

Don’t forget that we have secured great rates at a long list of hotels in the Indianapolis area.   Click on “Hotel” from the CanAm site www.nafacanam.com and you will be taken to the hotel list.  They are listed in order of closest to furthest from the tournament site.  In addition there are notes in regards to available grass around each property.    You can make your reservations right there on that site.

 

Don’t miss out on attending this exciting event and being part of setting a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Flyball Tournament!!

 

BE THERE!!!
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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@...
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NAFA dog points summaries

Lee Heighton
 

In our continuing effort to "go green" we will no longer be including the printed dogs points summeries sheets when award pins are presented to each Club. Normally these summeries are out dated by the time they are actually handed out to each Club and this information is readily avaialable on the NAFA website. Club owners can contact Annie Taylor if they would still like to receive the summary sheets. Thank you.

Lee Heighton

summary sheets

Lee Heighton
 

Hello everyone,

Acutally the summary sheets were included with certificates, not the award pins. Sorry about the error.

Lee