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Updated agenda with rules recommendations

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The updated agenda for the 8/11/12 board meeting has been posted on the NAFA page.  The document includes the recommendations of the rules committee.  Comments regarding rules items may be sent to rules@...


http://www.flyball.org/minutes/agenda_20120811_with_rules_recommendations.pdf

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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Fw: Election Reminder

workinglabs@...
 




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From: dddflyball@...
To: workinglabs@...
Sent:Wed Aug 8 11:04:28 UTC 2012
Subject: Election Reminder


Nominations for the upcoming NAFA elections continue at a slow pace.  Elections this year are for three positions on the Board of Directors and for Judge of the Year, Clyde Memorial Hall of Fame and regional MVPs.  Nominations must be received no later than September 30.

The NAFA home page contains more information and links to online nomination forms at www.flyball.org.   You can also access the online nomination forms directly:

Judge of the Year:  http://www.flyball.org/joy.html

Regional MVP:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

Hall of Fame:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html

For questions, contact the chair of the nominating committee, Dana Hanson at nominees@....  

Remember that this election uses the new delegate vote schedule for clubs as specified in the current rulebook (pages 54-55).  Votes for entries are earned by tournament week.  Votes for hosting are earned by tournament day.  Clubs may earn a maximum of 15 votes. 

Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota January 26, 2013.

 

 

 

 


database

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The database experienced a hardware failure just after Dale Smith left for the board meeting this weekend.  Unfortunately this type of problem will require him to physically make repairs after he returns on Sunday.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Hopefully the server will be back up after the weekend.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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highlights of the 8/11/12 board meeting

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Below are the highlights of the NAFA board meeting this weekend.  They will be posted on the NAFA web page soon as well.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Secretary
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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Highlights
8/11/12 Board meeting

Announcements:

·         CanAm entries close 8/25/12.  We appreciate all those who have already volunteered.  If you can assist as a full time or part time volunteer, please contact Dave Walt.  Division sponsorships are still available.   For further details, see the CanAm web page – www.nafacanam.com

·         To assist in reducing shipping costs, host clubs are strongly encouraged to participate in efforts to hand carry EJS to and from tournaments.  This not only reduces shipping costs, but also reduces damage to sets during shipping.  Keeping shipping fees low helps keep fees as reasonable as possible.

New rule changes effective 10/1/12:

·         Multibreed Performance Teams – modified performance team rule - when a team in the multibreed class declares performance, the requirement of four different breeds set forth in Section 6.2(d) of CP&P does not apply. [Note: this new rule will be in effect at CanAm]

·         Teams ready to race in each heat – addition of a new provision in Section 8.3 of ROR – “Ready to Race.  Teams must be ready to start each heat in a reasonable amount of time. The first unreasonable delay by a team will result in a warning by the head judge. Subsequent offenses will result in a forfeit of the heat.”

·         Hall of Fame qualifications -  modification to qualifications - a nominee must not have earned NAFA points within 18 months of the close of the nominating period.  [Note: this will not apply to the current nominating period which ends 9/30/12]

·         Insurance requirements – modified Section 6.1 of CP&P to clarify the insurance required for tournaments held in the United States is general liability insurance.

·         Elimination brackets – modified 7 and 8 team elimination brackets slightly to make them consistent with other brackets.

·         Regional Champions – reworded Section 8.3 of CP&P to clarify how regional champions are calculated.  Also codified requirement that clubs must have raced in at least 4 tournaments to be eligible, but that only one of those tournaments must qualify for regional points.

·         Supervising Judge applications – rule modified to indicate the comment period should be at least seven days.

·         CRN fees will increase from $20 to $25 beginning October 1, 2012.

Rule Clarification:

·         Thundershirts or anxiety wraps should be permitted during racing, if properly fitted.

 Judge Advancements:

  • Geoff Brown, Raleigh NC - Approved to Supervising. 
  • Toby Emo, Nunda NY  - Approved to Supervising.
  • Glen Robbins, Ottawa ON - Apprentice to Provisional. 
  • Jon DosPassos, Coatesville PA  - Apprentice to Provisional. 

Aggression Excusals

·         Ginny – 090623 – aggression excusal removed after successfully completing requirements in Section 5.7(c) of CP&P.

  • Ramses - 111044, 05/26/2012
  • Murdoch - 100054, 05/26/2012
  • Rocky - 100073, 05/26/2012
  • JD - 120525, 06/20/2012 - under appeal
  • Rake - 041013, 07/28/2012

Upcoming Dates:

·         August 25, 2012 – CanAm closing date

·         October 12-14, 2012 – CanAm Classic event, Indianapolis, Indiana

·         January 25, 2013 – next Board meeting, Minnesota

·         January 26, 2013 – Annual General Meeting, Minnesota with Animal Inn tournament




Re: database

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

The NAFA database is back online and operational.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Kim

 

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Kim Davis, Webmaster

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

kim.davis@...

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From: NAFANews@... [mailto:NAFANews@...] On Behalf Of Dana Nichols
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:30 AM
To: nafanews@...
Subject: [MARKETING] [NAFANews] database


The database experienced a hardware failure just after Dale Smith left for the board meeting this weekend.  Unfortunately this type of problem will require him to physically make repairs after he returns on Sunday.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Hopefully the server will be back up after the weekend.

_______________________

Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net

www.launchflyball.com
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Eleven Days and Counting! August 25th is drawing near!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Have you got your 2012 NAFA CanAm entry in yet?

 

Hurry! We want to see you in Indianapolis for THE EVENT OF THE YEAR!!

 

Visit www.nafacanam.com for all the details and check out who’s signed up so far!

 

Kim Davis

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Kim Davis, Webmaster

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

kim.davis@...

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New- Flyball Class Links on NAFA's Website

Ally at DogZworth.com <love2fetch@...>
 

NAFA is pleased to announce that we will be adding a "flyball class locator"
page to its website! If you teach a flyball class and would like to be
included on the NAFA "flyball class locator" page you are welcome to send me
the following information: club/school name, location (city/state or
province), URL or other contact information. Let me know if you have any
questions.

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


CanAm Sponsorships still available!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

2012 CanAm Division Sponsorships for all three days are still available!

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!

To see who's already sponsored, visit http://www.nafacanam.com/sponsors.html!

Thank you!

Kim Davis
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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The countdown continues!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Yep, closing date for 2012's CanAm is the 25th -- THIS Saturday ...

Get those entries in!

And THANKS to all the clubs that have entered so far. We're looking forward to another great event!

http://www.nafacanam.com

Kim
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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2012 NAFA CanAm Competitors!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Can you guess what the Most Asked Question is right now about CanAm 2012?

“Are there going to be 2012 CanAm shirts?!”

And the answer is YES!! The unveiling of the 2012 shirt design and ordering details are coming very soon.

And we do have some information to share now!

The shirt and cap styles offered will be the same as last year, with one addition! A Ladies “Just My Size” brand shirt has been added to the choices.

Plus, the very popular “choose your own color” option will again be available.

Watch for the announcement that the T-Shirt order page on www.nafacanam.com is live!

Kim
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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P.S. TWO DAYS TILL CLOSING!!!!


2012 NAFA® CanAm Entries have closed!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

A huge thanks to ALL the clubs that have entered!

We are looking forward to another outstanding event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in October!

The final team entries are still being verified for accuracy. All entered clubs have been sent a verification e-mail.

If you haven't done so already, please be sure to reply with your confirmation as soon as possible.

If you did not receive an confirmation e-mail, please e-mail Karen Oleson at flyballsanc@... .

Keep checking http://www.nafacanam.com for updates.

Thanks again and see you all at CanAm!

Kim

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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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Time to shop for your CanAm shirts!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

The 2012 NAFA CanAm shirt and cap order form is ready!

Please visit http://www.nafacanam.com/TShirtCapOrderForm.htm for ordering information.

Once again the shirts must be pre-paid & pre-ordered! All pre-ordered shirts will be grouped by club and will be available for pickup on site at Noon on Thursday, October 11th.

Thanks and see you soon!

Kim
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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CanAm Needs You!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

That time has come once again!

CanAm is just over two months away and we are looking for volunteers to help make the tournament a huge success. Currently, we are looking for individuals or clubs that can help us out with Head Table workers, Line Judging, and Running Time Sheets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If your club would be willing to fill a chair, or two, it would be greatly appreciated. We would ask that a club take responsibility to keep the chair(s) filled for six-hour shifts or for a full day.

All of our volunteers are entered for gift certificates which will be drawn at the end of each day and for random drawings during the day.

For dedicated, full time volunteers we will once again offer a CanAm Volunteer Tshirt and a stipend of : Travel expenses $100, Meal Allowance: $25/day , Hotel Allowance: $35/day.

If you are coming to Indianapolis and would like to help by having your club fill a chair or two for a block of six hours or, as an individual you would be willing to fill a dedicated/full time role, or a part time volunteer, please contact Dave Walt at dwalt1979@... .

Visit http://www.nafacanam.com/volunteers.html for the details!

Thank you,

Kim
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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CanAm 2012 Meet & Greet Gift Basket Exchange

Ally at DogZworth.com <love2fetch@...>
 

This email was sent to all of the CanAm 2012 team contacts. In case it
doesn't get to you here's the email:

It's back!!! The CanAm "Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange"! Last
year's basket exchange was such a hit- we're doing it again. This is a
great way for your club to meet clubs from other regions. Each
participating club would both give and receive a basket. We will assign
clubs to each other and let you know in advance to whom you are giving your
basket. What should you include? Use your creativity and imagination! It
can be a theme basket of items that are only found in your region, state or
province. It could be a snack basket for the people. Or, perhaps just
something for the dogs. It doesn't have to be extravagant, just something
fun you want to share. Don't have a basket? No worries, just put the items
in a gift bag.

If your club would like to be included in the meet and greet exchange please
email me at ally@..., by Friday, September 14, 2012. Your email
should include your club name, region and the number of people attending the
CanAm. I will let you know by Wednesday, September 19 what club you will be
gifting so that you can plan and make purchases for your basket/bag. I will
assign you a club, provide the club name and number of people attending the
CanAm. There will be no organized time for the gift exchange. Each club
will deliver their baskets at their own convenience. Let me know if you
have any questions. Have Fun!

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


Rocket Relay sets a new NAFA Regular World Record of 14.931!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Rocket Relay ran a 14.931 at the Spring Loaded Simcoe flyball tournament Sunday, September 2nd, 2012!

This new world record was confirmed and validated.

Congratulations to the canines and their handlers for being the first NAFA team to break the 15 second sound barrier!

What an amazing accomplishment!

The team consisted of:
Vixen, Belgian Malinois, owned & handled by Brittney Hambleton.
Habit, 8" Mix, Owned and handled by Don Blewett.
Method, Border Collie, owned by Aaron Robbins. Handled by Kelly Robbins-Walt.
Pressure, Border Collie, owned and handled by Aaron Robbins.
Boxloader, Mike Almond.

View the video at http://www.flyball.org/video/14.931WR.mp4

Congratulations again!


Nomination reminder

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

There is still time for you to submit your candidates for the NAFA Board of Directors and to help name your region’s Most Valuable Player, NAFA’s Judge of the Year and the 2012 inductees in to the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame.  Nominations must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on September 30th.

The NAFA home page www.flyball.org contains more information and links to online nomination forms.  To obtain instruction on nominating individuals for the Board of Directors, please go to http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html.   Online forms for other elections may be accessed directly, as well:

 

Judge of the Year:  http://www.flyball.org/joy.html

Regional MVP:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

Hall of Fame:  http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html

For questions, contact the chair of the nominating committee, Dana Hanson at nominees@....  

Remember that this election uses the new delegate vote schedule for clubs as specified in the current rulebook (pages 54-55).  Votes for entries are earned by tournament week.  Votes for hosting are earned by tournament day.  Clubs may earn a maximum of 15 votes. 

 

Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota January 26, 2013.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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2012 CanAm Divisions are posted!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

All competitors -- check out the division links!

http://www.nafacanam.com/divisions.html

Here are the # of teams per class for the weekend:

Friday: 71 Regular, 42 Open, 21 Multibreed, 7 Veterans = 141

Saturday: 105 Regular, 56 Open, 35 Multibreed, 6 Veterans = 202

Sunday: 105 Regular, 56 Open, 34 Multibreed, 6 Veterans = 201

Thanks to all who have entered to make this another record event!

See you all in October!

Kim
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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Only 8 more shopping days!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

The 2012 NAFA CanAm shirt and cap order form is ready! Get your order in by September 14th!

Please visit http://www.nafacanam.com/TShirtCapOrderForm.htm for ordering information.

Once again the shirts must be pre-paid & pre-ordered! All pre-ordered shirts will be grouped by club and will be available for pickup on site at Noon on Thursday, October 11th.

Thank you!


Help, We Need Somebody! Help, Not Just Anybody!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Help, You Know We Need Someone, Help!*

And CanAm Competitors, you are NOT just anybody -- You're part of the LARGEST Flyball Tournament in the World!

And an event of this magnitude does not run without lots of people willing to help out. As a Line Judge, you could have an upclose and personal view of some of the best teams in the world, AND you will be helping to make CanAm 2012 a great success!

CanAm is just over a month away and we are looking for individuals or clubs that can help us out with Line Judging and Running Time Sheets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If your club would be willing to fill a chair, or two, it would be greatly appreciated. We would ask that a club take responsibility to keep the chair(s) filled for six-hour shifts or for a full day.

All of our volunteers are entered for gift certificates which will be drawn at the end of each day and for random drawings during the day.

For dedicated, full time volunteers we will once again offer a CanAm Volunteer Tshirt (if you sign up before September 14, 2012) and a stipend of : Travel expenses $100, Meal Allowance: $25/day , Hotel Allowance: $35/day.

If you are coming to Indianapolis and would like to help by having your club fill a chair or two for a block of six hours or, as an individual you would be willing to fill a dedicated/full time role, or a part time volunteer, please contact Dave Walt at dwalt1979@... .

Thanks to all that have signed up so far!

Visit http://www.nafacanam.com/volunteers.html for more details!

Thank you,

Kim
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Kim Davis, Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
mailto:kim.davis@...
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* My apologies to the Fab Four!


Three days left for your CanAm Shirt shopping spree!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Be one of the best dressed CanAm handlers in the building!

The 2012 NAFA CanAm shirt and cap order form is ready! Get your order in by September 14th.

Please visit http://www.nafacanam.com/TShirtCapOrderForm.htm for ordering information.

Once again the shirts must be pre-paid & pre-ordered! All pre-ordered shirts will be grouped by club and will be available for pickup on site at Noon on Thursday, October 11th.

Thank you!