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election - opt-in available through 12/14

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please see below.  I’d encourage everyone to do the opt-in process as soon as possible in case any changes are needed to email addresses, etc. or you have any difficulty.  Be sure to click on the activation link in the email you receive to complete the process. 

2011 Opt-in for Electronic Balloting

This year NAFA is utilizing an outside online voting service for the FY2011 election. We are moving towards an electronic election process, which enables quick, efficient, and easy processing of ballots. This process will also be more green in that voters who opt-in will not receive physical paper copies by snail mail, but will instead receive email notification with the balloting information.

To participate in this election electronically, voters (club owners, RDs, judges, and Board members) are encouraged to visit the link (also available on the NAFA web page) no later than December 14, 2010. The opt-in process will provide you with your vote tabulation for this year's election via email and an activation link that you'll need to click on to complete the process to vote electronically.

To utilize the opt-in, you'll input your first name and last name and your email address. This information must match the information in the NAFA database. For instance, if your name is listed as Thomas Smith, but you type in Tom Smith, it won't recognize you. If your email address has changed, or you have any other problems, send an email to NAFA.

Opt in link: http://www.flyball.org/database/eballot_signup.php.

Please help us spread the word about this process. Feel free to forward this to local flyball lists or to other NAFA voters (club owners, RDs, judges, and Board members) who may not have seen it. For voters who do not participate in the opt-in process, written balloting information will be mailed out by the election service to the last known address on record with NAFA for the voter.

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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voting - electronic opt-in

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

We've had a couple of questions about the electronic opt-in process, so I figured I'd send additional information out to everyone.

 

1.  Eligible voters.  The people who have earned votes and are eligible to vote in this election include:

     a. NAFA clubs owners of clubs who competed in at least one event during FY2010 (10/1/09 - 9/30/10) and had 4 or more team entries and/or hosted one or more tournament.

     b.  NAFA approved and supervising judges

     c.  NAFA regional directors

     d.  NAFA Board members

 

2.  Deadline.  Remember to receive your ballots electronically, you must complete the opt-in no later than December 14, 2010 - that's Tuesday.

 

3.  Complete the 2-step process.  First you go to the web page:  http://www.flyball.org/database/eballot_signup.php and fill out the information.  Second, to complete the process, click on the activation link in the email that is sent to your email address.  This second step is for verification to make sure the email is valid and also to make sure you are the voter. 

 

4.  Update information.  If your email address (or other information) has changed, email updates to:  flyball@...  It will be really important to keep your information up to date with NAFA for future elections as well.

 

5.  Questions.  If you have any questions or have any difficulties with the process, please send us an email at flyball@... so we can resolve them.

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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NAFA Third and Final Candidate Chat is scheduled for TOMORROW night!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Be sure to tune in to meet your candidates Friday, 12/10/10 at 8 PM Central!

 

Please log into flyballinfo.com to chat with the nominees tomorrow evening.

 

You can view their bios at http://www.flyball.org/elections/2010BODElections.html#HBOD

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.

Thank you!

 

Kim

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Kim Davis, Webmaster

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

kim.davis@...

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reminder - electronic opt-in

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Just a reminder that the opt-in to receive your ballots electronically ends in two daysTuesday, December 14, 2010

 

Here is the link:  http://www.flyball.org/database/eballot_signup.php

 

You’ll receive a confirmation email with the number of votes you have earned for this election.  You must click on the verification in the email to complete the process.  Eligible voters include:  club owners, regional directors, judges (approved and supervising) and Board members.

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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electronic ballots

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Those who signed up for electronic balloting should be receiving their ballots this afternoon.  If you don't receive it by this evening, please double check your spam folders.  The ballots are coming from darrick@... 

 

Mailed ballots will be sent out in the next few days.

 

If you have any questions or problems, please send me an email or contact Leerie at leerie@... or send an email to flyball@....  We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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Leadership chat 1/9/11

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

There will be a Leadership Chat 1/9/11 at 5:00 p.m. central time.  Log in information will be posted on the NAFA web page - www.flyball.org

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...

North American Flyball Association, Inc.® Secretary

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paper ballots

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The paper ballots are being prepared for mailing by the election company’s service and should go out today and tomorrow.  When you receive your ballots, there is a web address where you can vote the ballots online, or you may mail them back.  All voting must be completed by January 27, 2011 this year.  If you mail your ballot, it must be received by January 27, 2011 so please allow adequate postal time.  Ballots will not be able to be hand-delivered at the AGM, they must all be sent in to the election service.

 

For those who received electronic ballots, please don’t forget to vote.  All electronic ballots went out via email on Thursday, 12/16/10.  The return address says, “BigPulse Online Voting (NAFA Election)” and is from darrick@...  The subject line is “NAFA FY2011 Election Ballot”  If you have not received an electronic ballot by email and completed the opt-in process, please contact me or Leerie leerie@... or send an email to flyball@...  The email from BigPulse contains a link to vote your ballot electronically.  If you have any questions or problems, please let us know and we’ll be glad to walk you through it.

 

Votes for this election are based on FY2010 tournaments (10/1/09 – 9/30/10) and include:  club owners, regional directors, judges at the approved & supervising levels, and the Board of Directors.

 

And just one more reminder to keep your addresses – both postal mailing and email up to date with NAFA.  If you have any questions or changes, send them to flyball@... or click on one of the contact links on the NAFA web page – www.flyball.org

 

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Dana Nichols, Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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Election reminder

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Paper ballots have all been mailed out and should have been received by now.  If you believe you should have received a ballot (club owner, RD, supervising or approved judge) and haven't received it by today's mail, please contact Leerie (leerie@...) or me so we can take care of it.

 

Electronic ballots were distributed via email on 12/16/10.  The return address says, “BigPulse Online Voting (NAFA Election)” and is from darrick@...  The subject line is “NAFA FY2011 Election Ballot”  If you do not see the email, please check your spam or junk mail folder to see if it went there.  The email from BigPulse contains a link to vote your ballot electronically.  If you have any questions or problems, please let us know and we’ll be glad to walk you through it.  If you have not received the email and opted-in to receive electronic balloting, please contact Leerie or me so we can have the email re-sent.

 

Don't forget that the deadline to vote is January 27, 2011.  Ballots must be voted electronically by that date or if mailed, must be RECIEVED by that date.


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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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<flyball> NAFA plaque spellings Region 12-21

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please contact Annie Taylor at andrea.taylor1@... or alynnta@...

Good Afternoon-  It is plaque spelling confirmation time again.  

I need one person from each of the following teams to contact me with spelling confirmations.  
Congratulations to all the plaque recipients.  

Happy Racing-  
Annie Taylor
NAFA Awards

Region 12:
(518) Quad Runn

REgion 13:
(346) New England Trailblazers
(404) Buffalo Wings
(676) Long Island Road Rage
(780) Canine Mutiny
(787) NASDOG Racing

Region 14:
(634) Chattanooga Chomp
(649) Panhandle Supersonics
(799) Heat Seek Flyball
(906) Dixie Flyers

REgion 15:
(102) No Speed Limit
(297) FBI
(312) Great Balls of Fire
(461) Revolution Flyball
(526) 4 Dog Night
(558) Two Lane Highway
(579) Clean Break
(588) United We Fly
(636) Flyball Dogs Anonymous
(650) Flash Point
(834) Hard Drive
(898) Blue Ridge Blast

Region 19:
(401) RUFF
(675) High Desert Sundogs  

Region 20:
(603) Back Draft
(666) Paws On Fire
(823) Slipstream

Region 21:
(299) Omaha Speed Racers

<flyball> NAFA Plaque spelling confirmations needed Region 1-11

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 


Please contact Annie Taylor at andrea.taylor1@... or alynnta@...

Good Afternoon-  

It is plaque time again. Congratulations to all of the plaque recipients .  I need one member from each of the following teams to  contact me to confirm spellings for the plaques.


Happy Racing-
Annie Taylor
NAFA Awards


Region 1:

(015) Pawsitive Atitudes
(464) Mighty Mutts
(681) Fur In A Blur

Region 2:
(046) Some Ruff competition
(055) K-9 Thunder
(360) Unleashed
(627) Positive Pups
(854) Pretty Darn Quick

Region 3:
(002) Animal Inn
(030) Happy Hurdlers
(400) Balls Out
(574) High Velocity
(808) SuperNova

Region 4:
(085) Canine Dirt Diggers
(327) High Fives
(453) Milwaukee Dogs
(623) All Ruffed Up
(800) Synergy

REgion 5:
(180) Top Dog Racers
(406) Flat Out Flyers
(670) Dogz! Rule

Region 7:
(022) Matsqui Flyball
(042) Dogwood Pacesetters
(112) Kings
(172) Kaotic K9's
(215) Cascade Comets
(418) Total Anarchy
(575) The Flying Squad
(577) Muddy Paws-A-Flyin'

Region 8:
(734) Holeshot Racers

REgion 9:
(171) Fur Fun
(198) Blockade Runners
(226) New River Express
(233) DogGoneFast
(293) Beltway Bandits
(482) Carpe Pilam
(493) Go Dog Go
(700) Carolina Canines
(814) Heads or Tails

Region 10:
(073) F.A.M.E.
(266) Fast 'n FURious
(717) Prepare For Takeoff
(849) Carleton County Flyball

Region 11:
(379) Express Delivery
(472) Dog Gone
(540) Too Hot Too Handle
(605) 2 Fast 2 Furry
(883) Barkaholics


First Leadership Chat for 2011 is this Sunday!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Be sure to log into flyballinfo.com at 5 PM Central on January 9th, for the first Leadership Chat of 2011!

The 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 login 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.Thank you!

Kim Davis

voting reminders

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Voting for this year's election ends Thursday, January 27, 2011.  All mailed ballots should have been received by now.  You may vote the mailed ballots online (the username, password, and url for the voting site are at the top of the first page) or mail them back in.  But remember that all mailed ballots must be received by January 27, so leave sufficient time for delivery.  Online voting can be done through January 27.

 

For those who opted-in to receive ballots electronically, you should have received a reminder email on Friday, January 7, 2011 if you have not yet voted.  You can vote directly from the link in the reminder email.  For the original email, the return address says, “BigPulse Online Voting (NAFA Election)” and is from darrick@...  The subject line is “NAFA FY2011 Election Ballot”.  If you did not receive the reminder email on Friday and did not receive the original email on 12/16/10, please contact me right away so we can have things re-sent.  The emails may have been blocked by your spam filter.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Secretary
workinglabs@...
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1/28/11 Board meeting agenda posted

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

A working agenda has been posted for the January 28, 2011 Board meeting.  Included with the agenda is the report of the Rules Committee, including recommendations.  A link to the document is available on the front page and at: http://www.flyball.org/news_board.html

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Secretary
workinglabs@...
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Plaque spelling confirmations still needed!

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please contact Annie Taylor at:  andrea.taylor1@... or alynnta@...

 

Good morning-  I am still in need of plaque spelling confirmations from the following teams.  Please contact me ASAP .
Thank you,
Annie Taylor
NAFA Awards



Region 1:
(464) Mighty Mutts
 
Region 2:
(854) Pretty Darn Quick

Region 3:
(002) Animal Inn
(574) High Velocity

Region 4:
(085) Canine Dirt Diggers
(907) Ruff House

Region 5:
(406) Lone Star Ruffnecks
(507) Flat Out Flyers

Region 7:
(215) Cascade comets
(577) Muddy Paws-A-Flyin'

Region 9:
(226) New RiverExpress
(293) Beltway Bandits
(700) Carolina Canines
(814) Heads or Tails

Region 10:
(073) F.A.M.E.

Region 11:
(605) 2 Fast 2 Furry

Region 13:
(346) New England Trailblazers
(787) NASDOG Racing

Region 14:
(649)Panhandle Supersonics
(799) Heat Seek Flyball Club

Region 15:
(312) Great Balls of Fire
(461) Revolution Flyball
(579) Clean Break
(650) Flash Point

Region 19:
(719) Hole -In-The -Wall Gang

Region 20:
(823) Slipstream

 

NAFA election - last week

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Just one final reminder that the NAFA election closes next Thursday, 1/27/11.  All mailed ballots must be received by that date.  All ballots being voted electronically must be completed by that date.

 

Leerie and I will both be travelling on 1/27/11 to arrive for the Board meeting on 1/28/11.  So, if you have any issues with voting - haven't received your email (and opted-in), haven't received a paper ballot, have any difficulties with the voting site, etc., please contact one of us as soon as possible.  We'd really hate for anyone to miss the opportunity to vote because they wait until the last minute and have problems that can't be resolved.  Feel free to email me at: workinglabs@...  Leerie's email is leerie@...

 

Thanks!

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Secretary
workinglabs@...
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The NAFA election results are in!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Congratulations to the newly elected Board of Directors members! Curtis Smith, Ally Stern, and Dave Walt!

Congratulations to Lee Heighton, NAFA's Executive Director!

Brian Fay has been named as NAFA's Judge of the Year!

Shayla, a mixed breed owned by Kelly Robbins, was inducted into the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame.

To see the FY2010 Regional Regular Champions and Multibreed Champions, please visit www.flyball.org!

Kim Davis
NAFA Webmaster

More NAFA AGM news!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

The NAFA Champions are: Regular - Holeshot Racers (Region 8) and Multibreed - Spring Loaded (Region 1).

Kim Davis
NAFA Webmaster

Regional Champ, MVP, Hall of Nominee and winners plaques

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 


Please contact Annie at andrea.taylor1@... (andrea.taylor1 @mchsi.com) or alynnta@...  (alynnta @aol.com)

 

Good Morning and Congratulations to all the recently announced winners!  
I need owners of MVP and Hall of Fame Nominees and winners to contact me for spelling verification.  
I need one member of each Regional Champ winning team to contact me with the number of duplicate plaques (if any) that you would like to order.  NAFA provides one plaque per team but duplicate Regional Champ plaques are available for order for $28.50 for US teams and $43 for Canadian teams.  


Congratulations to all of this years winners!  

Annie Taylor
NAFA Awards

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Meeting highlights & full election results

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Highlights from the 1/28/11 Board meeting & the 1/29/11 AGM are now available on the NAFA site (www.flyball.org).  The full election results are now posted in a pdf format as well.  You'll notice that the results are in a slightly different format than past years.  This is as a result of moving to the online election managed by an outside agency. 

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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NAFA Committees & Board Member Contact Information

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

The 2011 NAFA Board Committee assignments have been posted to the NAFA
website: http://www.flyball.org/nafa_committee.html

The Board's contact information webpage has also been updated:
http://www.flyball.org/nafa_board.html

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