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CanAm Close is TODAY!

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

This is it. You can't procrastinate any longer. Today is the closing for entries into the NAFA CanAm Classic, the largest flyball tournament in the world!

Hope to see you there.

Nancy Garcia

Don't forget to order your 2011 CanAm Classic t-shirt & cap before August 28th!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

The shirts and caps are available by PRE-ORDER only! And will be delivered on site at the Classic!

New this year - a Ladies' cut is available and you can choose your shirt color! Please see the order page for details.

All orders must be PRE-ORDERED and PRE-PAID! You may use PayPal or send a check.

http://www.nafacanam.com/2011TShirtCapOrderForm.htm

Please include a contact name, contact phone number and club affiliation in your order (via email address designated on the order page). Specify quantity, size(s), item (BeefyT shirt, Cap or Ladies cut shirt) and color. Your color choice for the shirt(s) must come from the color charts at the designated links on the order page. Red is the only option for the cap.

Don't worry if your club colors are dark. We will convert some of the wording to white lettering to make sure it shows up on the darker shirts.

Order now! All shirts will be ready for distribution on Thursday, October 6th.

P.S. The Beefy-T brand shirts are typically cut on the larger side. The Ladies' cut t-shirts sizes appear to run small. It is recommended to order a size larger than what you would normally wear.

CanAm Hotels

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Now that you have turned in your entry for CanAm 2011 don't forget to go to the hotel page and make your hotel reservations. Rooms are blocked off at a guaranteed lowest rate. The site provides information as to how far the hotel is from the Fairgrounds to how much grass is available to walk your dog(s).

For those of you who have already made reservations on the site, please note that if you call the hotel right now they will not have your name in thier database. Don't panic and make a second reservation directly with the hotel. There is a general block of rooms being held at each property. The block will be populated approximately two weeks prior to CanAm with your individual reservations. I will write when that download has happened.

Nancy Garcia

THIS FRIDAY, 8/19th at midnight

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Don't miss out on CanAm 2011! Get your entries in as quickly as possible to get your space reserved at the largest flyball tournament in the world. You don't want to miss out on all the fun and excitement.

Besides action packed racing in six rings, there will be great shopping opportunities available. Some of the vendors who were there last year are returning and we have some new vendors signed up. Check out the list of merchants on the Vendor page of the CanAm site.

I CanAm, Can You?

Nancy Garcia

A working agenda, with rules recommendations, for the Aug. BOD meeting published

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

An updated working agenda, with rules recommendations, for the August Board of Directors meeting has been published.

Please visit http://www.flyball.org/news_board.html for details.

Thank you.

Kim Davis

Don't forget to order your 2011 NAFA CanAm Classic T-shirts and Caps!

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Don't miss out on your chance to order your 2011 NAFA CanAm Classic T-shirts and Caps! Deadline for orders is August 28th.

New this year - a Ladies' cut is available and you can choose your shirt color! Please see the order page for details.

All orders must be PRE-ORDERED and PRE-PAID! You may use PayPal or send a check.

http://www.nafacanam.com/2011TShirtCapOrderForm.htm

Please include a contact name, contact phone number and club affiliation in your order (via email address designated on the order page). Specify quantity, size(s), item (BeefyT shirt, Cap or Ladies cut shirt) and color. Your color choice for the shirt(s) must come from the color charts at the designated links on the order page. Red is the only option for the cap.

Don't worry if your club colors are dark. We will convert some of the wording to white lettering to make sure it shows up on the darker shirts.

Order now! All shirts will be ready for distribution on Thursday, October 6th.

Nancy Garcia

P.S. The Beefy-T brand shirts are typically cut on the larger side. The Ladies' cut t-shirts sizes appear to run small. It is recommended to order a size larger than what you would normally wear.

Made your hotel reservations for CanAm 2011 yet?

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Rooms are still available! We have negotiated special, guaranteed lowest possible rates at the hotels listed on our hotel reservation site. We have even included information as to how much grass is available at each hotel as well as the distance to the tournament site. Click on "Hotel" at the top of the CanAm page to get to the
reservation form.

Don't forget that entries close on Augist 19th! We have the online form ready for you at www.nafacanam.com! On the registration form, you can request your crating spots*! Updated maps are posted frequently.

Hope to see you there!
Kim Davis

* Final crating area assignment is not made until receipt of entry fees.

CanAm Shirts

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Don't delay... get your CanAm shirts and hats ordered now*! All orders MUST BE RECEIVED BY August 28th!

This year we are offering our traditional Beefy-T brand T-shirt as well as a V-neck Ladies' cut tshirt. We are also offering everyone the opportunity to order their shirts in thier team colors.

Check out http://www.nafacanam.com/2011TShirtCapOrderForm.htm
for full details.

Nancy Garcia

* Shirts and hats are sold on a pre-order basis only. There will no shirts available for purchase at the tournament.

Comment period for Peter Wesdyk Supervising Judge application has begun.

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Comment period for Supervising Judge application from Peter Wesdyk of McLean, SK. has begun.

Effective October 1, 2009, the Board adopted new rules on considering applications for supervising judges. The rules were adopted to give the Judges Committee and Board of Directors the opportunity to make a more informed decision on supervising judge applications. The new rules call for notice of the application to be posted on the NAFA® webpage for a period, ideally of seven days, to allow for comment to the Board. Applicants are also required to meet with the Judges Committee via teleconference to discuss his or her application.

Prospective judges must possess all of the best qualities one could want in a Supervising Judge . . . fairness, firmness, safety minded, a good attitude to the sport, the participants, the spectators, a sense of responsibility to the sport and as a representative of NAFA®. Prospective judges must be willing and able to mentor new and apprentice judges, answering questions, challenging apprentices, and generally overseeing the education of the new judge. The sharing of experiences and the ability to explain rulings and other nuances of the sport are an absolute must. Prospective judges must have excellent measuring skills since his or her measurement is the deciding factor for any height cards. It is understood that the meeting of all of the necessary criteria for Supervisory status does not mean an automatic approval by the Board of Directors. It is not the intention of the Board to appoint great numbers of Supervisory Judges in any area.

The NAFA® Judges Committee has received an application for supervisory judging status from Peter Wesdyk of McLean, SK. Comments on this applicant should be directed to the Judges Committee at judges@.... Comments received will be reviewed by the Judges Committee and the Board of Directors. Names will remain private unless permission is granted for them to be disseminated to the applicant. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for consideration at the August BOD meeting.

Thank you,
Kim Davis

CanAm 2011 - I CanAm, Can You?

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Entries for CanAm Close on August 19th! Everything you need to know about the tournament format, the Online Entry form and general information regarding attending CanAm 2011 is on the CanAm site.

Did you know that when you enter your teams for CanAm you get to choose your crating area*! Well, what are you waiting for?? Get your CanAm teams entered now. For your convenience here is a direct link to the tournament online entry form: http://www.nafacanam.com/registration.php

Also, don't forget to make your hotel reservation while rooms are still available. We have negotiated special, guaranteed lowest possible rates at the hotels listed on our hotel reservation site. We have even included information as to how much grass is available at each hotel as well as the distance to the tournament site. Click on "Hotel" at the top of the CanAm page to get to the reservation form.

We look forward to once again hosting the official, largest flyball tournament in the world. Hope to see you there.

Nancy Garcia

* Final crating area assignment is not made until receipt of entry fees.

The closing date for nominations is this Sunday, July 31st!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

You've got four days to nominate dogs from your region for the Clyde Moore Hall of Fame and Regional MVP!!

Do you want to recognize a judge you've respected and believe they deserve to be the next Judge of the Year?

Get your nominations in for HOF, Regional MVP, JOY and BOD soon!

Please utilize the online forms for Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Hall of Fame and Regional MVP on the following pages!

http://www.flyball.org/joy.html
http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html
http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

Visit the elections page (http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html) for instructions on how to send in your nomination for your BOD candidate!

Any questions can be directed to the Nominations committee at nominees@....

Kim Davis
Nomination Committee

Spelling Confirmations for Regions 11-21

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please contact Annie directly about the spellings needed below.  Her email is andrea.taylor1@... or alynnta@...   Thanks.

Good Morning-  It is time for plaque spelling confirmations again.  I need one member of each team to contact me for spelling confirmation of the dog and owner's names.  

Thank you-

Annie Taylor
NAFA Awards


Region 11:
(240) Waverunners
(279) Ketch This
(605) 2 Fast 2 Furry
(830) Dogs of Anarchy
(840) Florida Flash Flyball
(883) Barkaholics

Region 12:
(475) Northern Power Paws
(668) Bark'n Mad Flyball
(680) Ruffengers
(684) Redline Dogsports
(685) Synergetic Surge
(853) Aftershock

Region 13:

(308) ARFF
(309) Fast Attack
(336) Jump Masters
(382) Weston Whirlwinds
(780) Canine Mutiny
(787) NASDOG Racing

Region 14:
(335) Birmingham Bandits
(578) Music City Road Dogs
(634) Chattanooga Chomp
(798) Queen City Road Runners
(799) Heat Seek Flyball

region 15:
(102) No Speed Limit
(297) FBI
(461) revolution Flyball
(535) Corporal Punishment
(558) Two-Lane  Highway
(594) C.I.A.
(636) Flyball Dogs Anonymous
(650) Flash Point
(751) Scallywags
(768) TGIF
(834) Hard Drive
(898) Blue Ridge Blast

Region 16:
(109) Orange Crush
(206) Rock-n-rovers
(255) Pawdemonium
(705) RF Revolution
(738) Marin Running Riot
(848) Surf City Flyball
(904) Pacific Pups

Region 19:
(401) RUFF
(509) D.E.O. Speedwaggin'
(675) High Desert Sundogs
(765) LAUNCH
(809) Westside Woofers
(810) Denver Speed Demons

Region 20:
(345) Hot Diggity Dogs
(603) Back Draft
(663) Burnin' Rubber
(666) Paws on Fire
(755) Ready Set Go

region 21:
(299) Omaha Speedracers
(532) Skidmarkz
(899) Outrun






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region 2 and 8 plaque spelling confrimations

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please contact Annie directly about the spellings needed below.  Her email is andrea.taylor1@... or alynnta@...   Thanks.

Good Morning-  
My apologies to regions 2 and 8.  I somehow sent out the email without your regions included.  So... I need to hear from a member of each of the following teams for confirmations.  

Annie


Region 2:
(063) Ballderdsahers
(082) Spirit Catchers
(154) DOG-ON-IT
(155) Instant Replay
(164) Rocket Relay
(247) Double Impact
(318) On The Fly
(331) Bad to the Bone
(360) Unleashed
(503) Extreme Chaos
(568) Zippity-Do-Dogs
(619) Canadian Canines In Action
(627) Positive Pups
(854) Pretty Darn Quick



Region 8:
(052) Can-Do Agility
(133) Prairie P.D.Q. Dogsports
(258) KAOS
(553) Inner Drive K-9 sports
(725) Furry Flash Dogsports
(734) Holeshot Racers



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Plaque Spelling Confirmations Needed region 1-10

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please contact Annie directly about the spellings needed below.  Her email is andrea.taylor1@... or alynnta@...   Thanks.

Good Morning-   It is time for plaque spelling confirmations.  I need one member of each team to contact me
with the coorect spelling of dog and owner's name.  

Thank you-
Annie  Taylor
NAFA Awards

Region 1:
(122) Slammers
(464) Mighty Mutts
(596) Rockin Flyball Gang
(681) Fur In A Blur

Region 3:
(002) Animal Inn
(030) Happy Hurdlers
(036) Makin' Trax
(400) Balls Out

Region 4:
(142) BC Boomerangs
(377) Ulti- Mutts
(453) Milwaukee Dogs
(800) Synergy
(907) Ruff House

Region 5:
(338) Texas Heat
(343) Alamo Racing Canines
(642) Texas Twisters
(841) Texas Mission Impossible

Region 7:
(042) Dogwood Pacesetters
(263) Spo-K9's
(501) Pawcific Storm
(575) The Flying Squad
(716) Rabid Racers
(801) Run Free
(903) Stumptown Racers

Region 9:
(171) Fur Fun
(198) Blockade Runners
(223) first In Flight
(226) New River Express
(233) DogGoneFast
(293) Beltway Bandits
(357) K-9 Kamikazes
(482) Carpe Pilam
(493) Go Dog Go
(805) New River Rapids

region 10:
(266) Fast'n FURIous
(368) No Fly Zone
(717) Prepare for Takeoff
(771) Totally Ball-istic








 

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Comment period for Supervising Judge application- John Fairbairn, Murphy, Texas

Ally Stern <ally@...>
 

Comment period for Supervising Judge application from John Fairbairn, Murphy, Texas.

 

Effective October 1, 2009, the Board adopted new rules on considering applications for supervising judges. The rules were adopted to give the Judges Committee and Board of Directors the opportunity to make a more informed decision on supervising judge applications. The new rules call for notice of the application to be posted on the NAFA® webpage for a period, ideally of seven days, to allow for comment to the Board. Applicants are also required to meet with the Judges Committee via teleconference to discuss his or her application.

 

Prospective judges must possess all of the best qualities one could want in a Supervising Judge . . . fairness, firmness, safety minded, a good attitude to the sport, the participants, the spectators, a sense of responsibility to the sport and as a representative of NAFA®. Prospective judges must be willing and able to mentor new and apprentice judges, answering questions, challenging apprentices, and generally overseeing the education of the new judge. The sharing of experiences and the ability to explain rulings and other nuances of the sport are an absolute must. Prospective judges must have excellent measuring skills since his or her measurement is the deciding factor for any height cards. It is understood that the meeting of all of the necessary criteria for Supervisory status does not mean an automatic approval by the Board of Directors. It is not the intention of the Board to appoint great numbers of Supervisory Judges in any area.

 

The NAFA® Judges Committee has received an application for supervisory judging status from John Fairbairn of Murphy, Texas. Comments on this applicant should be directed to the Judges Committee at judges@.... Comments received will be reviewed by the Judges Committee and the Board of Directors. Names will remain private unless permission is granted for them to be disseminated to the applicant. The Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for consideration at the August BOD meeting.

 

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow (NAFA® Secretary)

DogZworth- Montreal, Canada

www.dogzworth.com

ally@...

Looking for an Open teams or additional Open dogs for the 2011 CanAm Classic?

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Here's a yahoo group designed JUST for that*! A forum to help facilitate formation of open teams for the NAFA CanAm Classic event.

If you are seeking an open team or have room for an extra dog, please post your information here. You may want to include any requirements, such as what position the dog needs to run in, any box requirements, height, etc.

Be sure to include contact information so potential teammates can reach you.

Visit http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/NAFACanAmOpen/ to join.

CanAm online entries will be open soon!

Entries for the 2011 event close August 19, 2011.

See you there!

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*This list is not intended for sharing of general information about the event. For more information on the NAFA CanAm Classic, see www.nafacanam.com. For more information on NAFA or flyball in general, see www.flyball.org. General announcements are also available through the NAFANews yahoogroup.

Board Meeting Minutes

Ally Stern <ally@...>
 

The NAFA Board meeting minutes from the April 16-17 and April 22
teleconference have been posted to the NAFA website. The financial
documents will be posted very shortly.

http://www.flyball.org/news_board.html

I apologize for the delay- there was a death in my family.

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow
DogZworth- Montreal, Canada
www.dogzworth.com
ally@...

Get your nominees in!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Nominations for NAFA's 2011 Elections close July 31st!

Is there a canine competitor whose racing career merits a Clyde Moore Hall of Fame nomination?

Do you have a team dog in your region that should be recognized as the Most Valuable Player?

And be sure to recognize a NAFA judge that you believe exhibits the qualities of the next Judge of the Year!

Get your nominations in for HOF, Regional MVP, JOY and BOD soon!

Please utilize the online forms for Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Hall of Fame and Regional MVP on the following pages!

http://www.flyball.org/joy.html
http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html
http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

Visit the elections page (http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html) for instructions on how to nominate your BOD candidate!

Any questions can be directed to the Nominations committee at nominees@....

Kim Davis
Nomination Committee

2011 CanAm T-shirts & Caps On Sale Now!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Time to order your 2011 NAFA CanAm Classic T-shirts and Caps! Deadline for orders is August 28th.

New this year - a Ladies' cut is available and you can choose your shirt color! Please see the order page for details.

All orders must be PRE-ORDERED and PRE-PAID! You may use PayPal or send a check.

http://www.nafacanam.com/2011TShirtCapOrderForm.htm

Please include a contact name, contact phone number and club affiliation in your order (via email address designated on the order page). Specify quantity, size(s), item (BeefyT shirt, Cap or Ladies cut shirt) and color. Your color choice for the shirt(s) must come from the color charts at the designated links on the order page. Red is the only option for the cap.

Order now! All shirts will be ready for distribution on Thursday, October 6th.

Thanks!

Kim D.

P.S. The Beefy-T brand shirts are typically cut on the larger side. The Ladies' cut t-shirts sizes appear to run small.

CanAm Hotel Site

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

It was brought to my attention today that the majority of the rooms listed on our CanAm Hotel site at the two LaQuinta hotels, and possibly a few others, listed the only available rooms as smoking. This was an error and the site has been corrected to reflct them as non-smoking.

Nancy Garcia