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candidate chat transcript posted

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The transcript from Friday's candidate chat has been posted on the NAFA site - http://www.flyball.org/minutes/CandChat9Nov12.html

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
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Final Reminder Election - ballot verification process

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Just a reminder that tomorrow, 11/19/12 is the last day for the online verification process.  If you have any trouble, email elections@... or email me directly at workinglabs@...  The links for verification are available on the NAFA page – www.flyball.org

 

Just a reminder that we're asking voters (club owners, RDs, approved & supervising judges, and board members) to go through the email verification process no later than November 19.  The verification process allows us to make sure we have a valid email address for you - that's where your electronic ballot will be sent.  And it also allows you to verify that we have the correct vote calculation for you. 

 

Ballots will be sent out electronically on approximately December 3, 2012.  The election will close at midnight central time zone on January 24, 2013.

 

If you have any trouble with the verification process, please send an email to elections@... or you can email me personally at workinglabs@....  Be sure to click on the link in the confirmation email to complete the 2nd step of the process.  That lets us know that you received the email verification.

 

For more details, see the original email below:


From: "Dana Nichols" <workinglabs@...>
To: nafanews@...
Sent: Thursday, November 1, 2012 1:12:34 PM
Subject: [NAFANews] Election - ballot verification process

 

This year’s election will again be conducted electronically.  No ballots will be mailed.  All voters must have a valid email address on file with NAFA to receive a ballot.  Voters include:  club owners, regional directors, approved and supervising judges, and board members.

 

We are asking that all voters go through the confirmation process.  This will confirm that we have a valid email address.  The email you receive will also indicate how many votes you have earned for this election.  This year the new delegate vote count goes into effect for clubs.  Clubs earn votes for team entries on a per weekend basis and earn votes for hosting on a per day basis.  The maximum number of votes per club is now 15.  Please see the current rulebook at www.flyball.org for the specific vote allocations.  Vote allocations for service votes (Regional Directors, Approved & Supervising Judges, and Board members) has not changed. 

 

If you do not go through the verification process, we’ll have to send your ballot to the email address we have on file. 

 

Please note that this is a TWO step process:

Step 1 – go to www.nafaflyball.com/database/eballot_signup.php, input your name and email address.  Once you are found in the database, you’ll be sent a confirmation email.

Step 2 – after you receive the confirmation email, click on the link and make sure that your address has been verified.

 

If you have any trouble during the process, please send an email to elections@....  If you need to update your email address (we have a few voters who have no email address on file), please send an email to crn@...

 

Please complete the confirmation process by November 19, 2012.  We are hoping to have ballots sent out by December 3, 2012.  Voting will end January 24, 2013 and results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN.

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Dana Nichols

NAFA Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
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NAFA ballot distribution

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Ballots should be distributed electronically next Monday, December 3, 2012.  The ballots will be emailed directly from the online election company, BigPulse.  The return address will be darrick@....  To make sure that the email comes through and isn't blocked by a spam filter or other security software, please add darrick@... to your address book or safe sender list for your email account.  I'll send an email on Monday after ballots are distributed.  Please let me know if you have any difficulty receiving it.

 

The election will close Thursday, January 24, 2013 at midnight central time zone.  All ballots must be voted before that time.  Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting January 26, 2013 held in conjunction with the Animal Inn tournament in Minnesota. 

 

Don't forget that the final candidate chat will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm central time zone.  Log in at www.flyballinfo.com.  The transcript of the first candidate chat is available on the NAFA web page at www.flyball.org.   

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Dana Nichols
Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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ballots have been distributed

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Ballots were distributed via email this morning to delegates (club owners, regional directors, approved and supervising judges, and board members).  If you did not receive your ballot, please check yoru spam folder.  The return email address is darrick@... BigPulse Online Voting (NAFA Election).  If you still do not have it, please send me an email at workinglabs@... and I'll get it resent to you.  Thanks.

 

Please remember that all ballots must be voted by midnight central time zone January 24, 2013.

 

Our last candidate chat will be this Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8pm central time zone.  Log in at www.flyballinfo.com  

 

More information is available on the NAFA web page - www.flyball.org

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Dana Nichols
Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
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Candidate Chat reminder

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The second Candidate Chat for the 2012 NAFA election for Board of Directors is scheduled for tomorrow,  Friday, December 7, at 8 p.m. Central Time.  In addition to our candidates Kim Davis, Dirk Elber, Leerie Jenkins and Karen Oleson and our moderator and Election Committee Chair Dana Nichols, we hope to have many of you signed in.  Please gather any questions you have and login at www.flyballinfo.com to join us.

 

Dana Hanson

 

 

NAFA ballots

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Just a reminder that ballots were distributed vai email on 12/3/12 (Monday).  If you haven't received your ballot, please send me an email (workinglabs@...) so I can figure out the issue and get it resent.  Ballots are sent to eligible voters, which include: club owners, regional directors, approved and supervising judges, and board members.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
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candidate chat transcript posted

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The transcript of the December 7, 2012 candidate chat is now posted on the NAFA site - www.flyball.org.   The transcript of the November 9, 2012 chat is also posted.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
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voting reminder

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

A reminder that voting closes in three weeks on January 24, 2013 at midnight central time zone.  Ballots were distributed via email to qualified voters, including: club owners, approved & supervising judges, regional directors, ED and board of directors.  The emails have a link to the web page for voting.  If you have any questions or difficulty, please feel free to contact me at workinglabs@....

 

Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2013 held in conjunction with the Animal Inn tournament in Minnesota.  Results will also be posted on the NAFA web page - www.flyball.org.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
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NAFA Database Maintenance

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The NAFA database will undergo scheduled maintenance from Sunday evening January 6th through Thursday January 10th.  During this time you will be unable to purchase CRN’s and NAFA will not make any changes to information in the database.

 

The database will be available to look up data during this time.

 

Thanks for your patience,

 

Karen Oleson



 

RD Announcements

NAFANews-owner@...
 

Hello everyone,

After many years of dedicated service to NAFA, Bill Carter from Region 16 North and Sharon Atkinson from Region 21 have decided to step down as Regional Directors. Serving as a NAFA Regional Director is vital to the day to day operations of our organization and I would like to personally say thank you to Bill and Sharon for everything they have done for NAFA while serving as Regional Directors.

At this time I would like to announce two new acting RDs. Jayne McQuiullen will be taking over as the acting RD for Region 21 while Candis Amasalian well be taking over as acting RD for Region 16 North. Both Jayne and Candis are very experienced flyball competitors and I look forward to working with them in the future. Please welcome both of them to their new positions with NAFA.

Lee Heighton, Executive Director
North American Flyball Association

Voting reminder - 2 weeks left

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Voting will close midnight central time zone on Thursday, January 24, two weeks from tomorrow.  If you have not received your ballot or have any difficulty, please feel free to contact me at: workinglabs@...

 

Ballots were distributed via email to qualified voters (RDs, club owners, approved & supervising judges, ED, and BoD members).  

 

Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2013 held in conjuction with the Animal Inn tournament in Minnesota.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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Agenda for 1/25/13 meeting

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The agenda for the 1/25/13 Board of Directors meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota is now posted on the NAFA web page – www.flyball.org.  The agenda also includes the rules committee recommendations.  Comments regarding the rules recommendations may be sent to rules@....

 

Here is the direct link to the pdf:  http://www.flyball.org/minutes/agenda_20130125_with_rules_committee_recommendations.pdf

 

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Dana Nichols

Greeley, Colorado

workinglabs@...

www.workinglabs.net

www.launchflyball.com

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election closes Thursday

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Just a final reminder that the NAFA election ends at midnight central time zone on Thursday, January 24.  If you have not received your email ballot or have misplaced it, please contact me immediately at workinglabs@....  I will be travelling on Thursday to get to the board meeting and will likely not be able to respond to emails in time to have the election company resend ballots.

 

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Dana Nichols

Greeley, Colorado

workinglabs@...

www.workinglabs.net

www.launchflyball.com

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Election results

workinglabs@...
 

The election results are now posted on the NAFA web page. Congratulations to all our nominees and winners. This year's election had an impressive 76% overall return rate.


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6/1/2013 agenda for the upcoming NAFA Board meeting

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

The agenda for the June 1 Board of Directors meeting, including recommendations from the Rules Committee, is now available on the NAFA website.

 

http://www.flyball.org/minutes/agenda_20130601_with_rules_recs.pdf

 

Send any comments regarding the rules recommendations to rules@....

 

Thank you.

Kim

 

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Kim Davis

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

kim.davis@...

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Highlights from the June 1st Board of Directors Meeting

NAFANews-owner@...
 

Announcements:

The AGM will take place on January 18th, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Board of Directors meeting will be held January 17th, 2014.

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The Board has approved a new titling program for the Multibreed class. These titles will be earned concurrently with our existing titles (i.e., points earned in the Multibreed class will count for both sets of titles).

The Multibreed titles will also be awarded retroactively. The award(s) associated with each dog's highest retroactive title will be available through a request-only process with the costs covered by NAFA. The awards for the earlier retroactive titles earned by each dog will be available to those people who request them and are willing to pay the associated costs (to be determined).

Points Structure for Multibreed Titles:

20 points - MBD – Multibreed Dog
100 points - MBDX – Multibreed Dog Excellent
500 points - MBDCh – Multibreed Dog Champion
1,000 points - MBDCh-S – Multibreed Dog Champion Silver
2,500 points - MBDCh-G – Multibreed Dog Champion Gold
5,000 points - MBM – Multibreed Master
10,000 points - MBMX – Multibreed Master Excellent
15,000 points - MBMCh – Multibreed Master Champion
20,000 points - MB-ONYX – Multibreed ONYX Award
30,000 points - MBGDCh – Multibreed Grand Champion
40,000 + No titles

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Judge advancements:
Jeanne Harem, Bessemer, AL - Apprentice to Provisional
Matt Goodyear, Pickering, ON - Apprentice to Provisional

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Regional Director Approvals/Appointments:
Region 16 –Candis Amasalian
Region 19 - Terry McLean (acting)
Region 21 –Jayne McQuillen

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Next Meeting:
August 10, 2013 – Detroit, Michigan

Thank you!

New Mutlibreed Titling Program

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

The new Multibreed titling program, that was approved on June 1st, is still in the final design stage, and there a few details that are still in progress.  The program will be effective with the release of the 10/01/2013 rule book.  More details to follow. 

 

Thanks for your patience.

Kim

 

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Kim Davis, Webmaster

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

kim.davis@...

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Let's get ready to race at the world's largest flyball tournament!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

It's time! NAFA's premier event, the 2013 CanAm Classic welcomes all competitors October 18, 19 & 20!

The Indiana State Fairgrounds is host once more to the world's largest flyball tournament!

Visit http://www.nafacanam.com for everything you need to know about the tourney format, the handy online entry form, hotel accomodations, and well, just EVERYTHING CanAm related!

Don't forget 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

Once again, CanAm Divisions for all three days are available for Sponsorship.

Sponsorships can be from anyone. A small business, flyball club, Region, in memory of a special friend or special dog, etc. Visit http://www.nafacanam.com/sampleSponsorDivisions.html on how to sign up!

As always, this event cannot run without you! Check out the volunteer page to see how you and your club can help to make this event a success! Visit http://www.nafacanam.com/volunteers.html for more information on how you can help.

See you all in October!

Rocket Relay sets new Multibreed World Record!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Congratulations to Rocket Relay on setting a new NAFA Multibreed of 15.325 on July 14, 2013 at the Instant Replay tournament in Caledonia, ON.

Lineup:
Leonard, Whippet, owned and handled by Aaron Robbins.
Habit, 8" Mix, owned and handled by Don Blewett.
Method, Border Collie, owned by Aaron Robbins, handled by Kelly Robbins.
Vixen, Malinois, owned and handled by Britney Hambleton.

View the video at http://www.flyball.org/stats_WR.html

Nominations for NAFA elections open August 1.

NAFANews-owner@...
 

Nominations for NAFA elections open August 1. Elections this year will be for Board of Directors (3 positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to 2 inductees) and regional MVPs.

All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2013, and may be submitted no earlier than the August 1 opening date. Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Denver, Colorado January 18, 2014.

Please note that among the changes to the rulebook for 2013 is the requirement that nominees for the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame must not have earned NAFA points within 18 months of the close of the nominating period. For the upcoming election, this means that the nominees may not have earned points subsequent to March 31, 2012.

Direct links to the online nomination forms will be available when nominations officially open August 1.

Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Dana Hanson, at nominees@....