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AKC posting of "First Class" of NAFA Flyball Titles appearing on AKC records!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

The AKC has posted the "First Class" of NAFA Flyball Titles appearing on AKC records! Please visit http://www.akc.org/events/performance/ to view the list. This list was comprised of all applications that were received before the July 1st start date. Congratulations to all listed and those to come!

Thank you.
Kim Davis
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Webmaster
North American Flyball Association, Inc.®
kim.davis@...
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Supervising judge application - Toby Emo comment period

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Comment period for Supervising Judge application for Toby Emo of Nunda, NY is now open.

  • 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 Toby Emo of Nunda, NY. 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.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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Rocket Relay sets a new NAFA World Record of 15.093 on Sunday, June 10th, 2012!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Rocket Relay ran a 15.093 at the Instant Replay Caledonia flyball tournament Sunday, June 10th, 2012 to set a new NAFA World Record!

This new world record has been confirmed and validated.

Congratulations to the canines and their handlers!

The team consisted of:

Hippie, 10" Mix, owned by Angela Decker. Handled by Meghan Shipley.
Vixen, Belgian Malinois, owned & handled by Brittney Hambleton.
Method, Border Collie, owned by Aaron Robbins. Handled by Kelly Robbins-Walt.
Pressure, Border Collie, owned and handled by Aaron Robbins.
Boxloader, Mike Almond.

Please visit www.flyball.org/stats_wr.html for the video.

Thank you.

NAFA B.O.D. is seeking comments on 8-dog proposal for the multibreed class.

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

The NAFA Board of Directors is seeking comments on an 8-dog proposal for the multibreed class.

At the May 19th, 2012 board meeting, the board discussed a proposal that would allow eight (8) dogs to be listed on a multibreed time sheet. The board would like to actively seek comment from the flyball community before voting on the issue during the next meeting (August 11).

Please send all comments including your full name to rules@... by August 4, 2012. Names will remain private unless permission is granted for them to be shared outside of the board.

Thank you.

supervising judge application - comment period

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Comment period for Supervising Judge application from Geoff Brown of Raleigh, NC

  • 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 Geoff Brown, of Raleigh, NC. 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.

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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Nominations are now open

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Nominations are now open for the NAFA elections.  This year nominations are open from June 1 - September 30, 2012.  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, 2012.  Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota January 26, 2013.

 

For more information, including online nomination forms, see the NAFA web page at www.flyball.org

 

Direct links to the online nomination forms:

 

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

 

Don't forget that this election will have the new delegate vote schedule for clubs as specified in the rulebook (pages 54-55 of the current rulebook).  Votes for entries are earned by tournament week.  Votes for hosting are earned by tournament day.  Clubs may earn a maximum of 15 votes. 

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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Re: AKC recognition of NAFA titles

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

We have had a number of questions about the AKC recognition of NAFA titles, primarily about submitting a title certificate for recognition of ONYX awards.  For ONYX titles,  NAFA awards a plaque and pin, but does not issue a separate title certificate.  You may submit a photocopy of the ONYX plaque.  

There have also been a number of questions about whether other titles will be recognized.  At this point, the only titles that will be recognized are FDCH, FM and ONYX, but we may investigate the possibility of having higher titles recognized in the future. 

Thank you for you patience as we go through this process.

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Dana Nichols

Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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From: "Dana Nichols"
To: nafanews@...
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:14:19 PM
Subject: [NAFANews] AKC recognition of NAFA titles

 

The North American Flyball Association is pleased to announce that the American Kennel Club will now recognize NAFA flyball titles for inclusion on pedigrees of AKC registered dogs.  AKC will recognize three titles – Flyball Champion (FDCh), Flyball Master (FM), and ONYX.  Titles earned back to January 1, 2000 may be recorded.  Owners who wish to have their dogs’ titles recorded must fill out an application and pay a recording fee to the AKC of $20.  Applications may be submitted immediately and the AKC Performance Events Department will be prepared to start processing application on July 1, 2012.

 

More information is available on the NAFA web page (www.flyball.org), including the application form.

 

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Dana Nichols

Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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NAFA database

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

The NAFA database is experiencing technical difficulties and should be available later today.

Thank you.


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On the road with my Blackberry!

AKC recognition of NAFA titles

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The North American Flyball Association is pleased to announce that the American Kennel Club will now recognize NAFA flyball titles for inclusion on pedigrees of AKC registered dogs.  AKC will recognize three titles – Flyball Champion (FDCh), Flyball Master (FM), and ONYX.  Titles earned back to January 1, 2000 may be recorded.  Owners who wish to have their dogs’ titles recorded must fill out an application and pay a recording fee to the AKC of $20.  Applications may be submitted immediately and the AKC Performance Events Department will be prepared to start processing application on July 1, 2012.

 

More information is available on the NAFA web page (www.flyball.org), including the application form.

 

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Dana Nichols

Secretary

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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Agenda for 5/19/12 Board meeting

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The agenda for the 5/19/12 Board of Directors meeting in New Orleans, LA has been posted on the web page.  The agenda also includes the recommendations from the Rules Committee.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Secretary
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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<flyball> Plaque Spelling confirmations needed for Region

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Please reply to Annie directly at her email:  alynnta@... or andrea.taylor1@...

 


From: "andrea taylor1"
To: "flyball"
Cc: "alynnta"
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:55:03 PM
Subject: Plaque Spelling confirmations needed for Region

Good Afternoon-   I need spelling confirmation from the following teams for regular title plaques and Iron Dog Plaques.  

Happy Racing-
Annie

Region 1:
(060) Fuzzy Lightning
(633) SWAT Speed With AttiTude""
Front Runners (1)


Region 2:
(055) K-9 Thunder
(082) Spirit Catchers
(154) DOG-ON-IT
(164) Rocket Relay
(360) Unleashed
(503) Extreme Chaos
(627) Positive Pups
Border Patrol (21)
Zippity-Do-Dogs (568)
Some Ruff Competition (46)
Instant Replay (155)

Region 3:
(002) Animal Inn
(030) Happy Hurdlers
(036) Makin' Trax
(574) High Velocity
(822) E-Z-Goin'
(085) Canine Dirt Diggers
Happy Hurdlers (30)
High Velocity (574)

Region 4:
(453) Milwaukee Dogs
(907) Ruff House
BC Boomerangs (142)
Ulti-Mutts (377)
High Fives (327)

Region 5:
(061) Texas Allstar Express
(095) Do Run Run
(338) Texas Heat
(343) Alamo Racing Canines
(347) Canine Conspiracy
(536) Hot Rod Hounds
(885) Barkworthy

Region 7:
(022) Matsqui Flyball
(042) Dogwood Pacesetters
(172) Kaotic K9's
(219) Jet City Jumpers
(575) The Flying Squad
(932) Fierce Flyers Flyball Club

Region 8:
(674) Flyball N~R~G

Region 9:
(171) Fur Fun
(223) First In Flight
(226) New River Express
(233) DogGoneFast
(357) K-9 Kamikazes
(493) Go Dog Go
(805) New River Rapids
(898) Blue Ridge Blast
Carpe Pilam (482)
Hairier Jump Jets (163)

Region 11:
(240) Waverunners
(279) Ketch This
(279) Ketch This
(379) Express Delivery
(830) Dogs Of Anarchy
(840) Florida Flash Flyball
3-2-1 Lift Off (425)

Region 12:
(518) Quad Run
(684) Redline Dogsports
(685) Synergetic Surge
Tailwind Flyball Club (542)
Bark'n Mad Flyball (668)

Region 13:

(336) Jump Masters
(355) Maine Coast Runners
(766) Infurno
(780) Canine Mutiny
(787) NASDOG Racing
(948) Border Zone
New England Trail Blazers (346)
Ruff Enuff (500)

Region 14:
(562) The Gamblers
(583) Double Dog Dare
(634) Chattanooga Chomp
(906) Dixie Flyers
(924) North Alabama Box Rockers
The Gamblers (562)

Region 15:
(102) No Speed Limit
(314) Jet Set
(461) Revolution Flyball
(579) Clean Break
(751) Scallywags
(834) Hard Drive
4 Dog Night (526)

Region 16:
(016) Bark in the Park
(471) Heat Wave
(481) Bay Racers
(557) INXS
(738) Marin Running Riot
(804) Blazin' K9's
(904) Pacific Pups
(923) SoCal Frequent Flyers
XTC Flyball (896)

Region 19:
(401) RUFF
(765) LAUNCH
(810) Denver Speed Demons
(842) Agents of Chaos
D.E.O. Speedwaggin' (509)
Hole-In-The-Wall Gang (719)
Westside Woofers (809)
Rocky Mountain Flyball (782)

Region 20:
(452) DogZworth
(508) Fly Ball Insanity

Region 21:
(299) Omaha Speedracers
(899) Outrun

Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)
Ruckus Border/Border FG50K, TFFC
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC FMX, TFFC
OT's Unbridled Twitch BS FM, TFP-I
Tattle   Evil  Baby BS- almost ready to show off her awesome skills !  
And my beautiful Angel Girl, Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III

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Anti-BSL Rally Feb. 23- Toronto, ON

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

For anyone in the Toronto area there is an anti-BSL rally on Feb 23.  If you are interested in attending more information can be found on this link or you can read this email from the CKC. http://supporthersheysbill.com/

 

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow

DogZworth- Montreal, Canada

www.dogzworth.com

ally@...

 

 

CKC Calls on Members to Attend Anti-BSL Rally

February 23rd in Support of Bill 16

 

As part of its mandate to oppose Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), the Canadian Kennel Club urges all members to show their support for Bill 16 by attending the Anti-BSL Rally on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Queen's Park in Toronto. We also encourage you to attend the legislative session of the second reading of Bill 16, which is the second bill scheduled for debate in the early afternoon that day.

 

Bill 16, the Public Safety Related to Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011, was introduced by MPP Randy Hillier (PC), Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, on November 30, 2011 -- backed by MPP Cheri DiNovo (NDP) Parkdale-High Park and MPP Kim Craitor (LIB) Niagara Falls -- and serves to revoke the breed-specific section of the Dog Owner's Liability Act (DOLA) in Ontario, enacted August 29, 2005.

Specifically, Bill 16 "repeals provisions in the Animals for Research Act relating to the disposition of pit bulls under that Act" and also "repeals provisions in the Dog Owners' Liability Act that prohibit restricted pit bulls and provide for controls on pit bulls."

 

Contact Your Local MPP and Ask Them to Support Bill 16!

CKC strongly encourages all members to contact their MPP to ask for a vote of "Yes" as Bill 16 approaches its second reading. View all Ontario MPPs here and click on the name to view the Queen's Park and constituency contact information. Take action now and make your voice heard!

 

Sign and Submit a Petition Supporting Bill 16!

Please consider showing your support of Bill 16 by downloading MPP Randy Hillier's petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Be sure to include your name and address along with your written signature and mail or hand-deliver, as required by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, to the Perth Constituency Office of Randy Hillier prior to February 23rd.  

 

The CKC Supports Bill 16 by Motion of the Board at the January 2012 Meeting.

As you know, the CKC "supports dangerous and/or vicious dog legislation, which would serve to protect the public from dangerous dogs" and does not support breed-specific legislation. CKC maintains that "a dangerous temperament is a product of many factors" and cannot be determined by breed alone. For more information, please check out the CKC Legislative Policy Statements regarding Breed Specific Legislation and Responsible Dog Ownership.

 

For more information about the Anti-BSL Rally in Support of Bill 16, please visit The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada website.

 

 

 

Voting closes 1/19

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Don't forget that voting closes tomorrow, Thursday, January 19!


Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Sent from my BlackBerry®

voting closes Jan 19

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Just a reminder that the polls close next week on Thursday, January 19, 2012. 

 

If you haven't received your ballot, please let me know as soon as possible so I can resolve the issue for you.  I'll be traveling next week and may not have consistent access to email.  Please send an email to elections@...

 

Qualified electors for this election include: approved and supervising judges, regional directors, board members, and club owners where the club had four entries or hosted a tournament and had at least one entry during the fiscal year 10/1/10 - 9/30/11.

Results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on January 21, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The results will be posted on the NAFA web page as well.

_____________________________

Dana Nichols
Chair of NAFA Elections Committee
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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voting reminder - closes 1/19/12

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Voting closes in just over two weeks - January 19, 2012.  Please check to make sure you have received your ballot.  If you haven't, please contact me immediately at elections@... so we can resolve any issues.  All ballots were distributed via email on December 1, 2011. 

 

As a reminder, voters for this election include: 

 

1.  club owners (where the club had at least 4 entries or hosted a tournament and had an entry during the fiscal year 10/1/10 - 9/30/11)

2.  approved and supervising judges

3.  regional directors

4.  board members

_______________________

Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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Candidate chat Sunday

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Don't forget there is a candidate chat this Sunday, December 18 at 6pm central time.  More information is available on the NAFA site - www.flyball.org

 

If anyone has not received their ballot via email, please contact me so I can get it to you.  All ballots must be voted no later than January 19, 2012.  Those eligible to vote include:  regional directors, approved and supervising judges, board members, and club owners whose clubs had at least 4 entries or hosted a tournament and had at least one entry during the fiscal year 10/1/10 - 9/30/11.  If you believe you should have received a ballot and didn't, please send an email to elections@...

__________________________

Dana Nichols
NAFA Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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Correction! The first NAFA Candidate Chat is WEDNESDAY, December 7th at 8 PM CST

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Sorry for any confusion this might have caused.

Please plan on joining us at flyballinfo.com to meet the candidates!

The second chat is Sunday, December 18th at 6 pm CST.

Thank you!

Kim Davis

NAFA balloting

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

If you did not receive your ballot via email yesterday morning, the email may have been blocked by a spam filter.  Please add darrick@... to your address book.  That will usually take care of the problem.  This afternoon, we are going to resend out emails to those that haven't voted yet.  If you still haven't received your ballot by tomorrow, please send me an email at workinglabs@... and we'll get it resolved.  Thanks!

_______________________

Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
www.workinglabs.net
www.launchflyball.com
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NAFA Ballots emailed this morning

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Ballots were distributed via email this morning.  If you believe you should have received a ballot and did not, please check your junk mail folder first.  The email comes from darrick@... and the subject line is: NAFA FY2012 Election Ballot.  As a reminder, voters include:  club owners, approved and supervising judges, regional directors, and board members.

 

Please note that the ballot email indicates results will be announced at the AGM, but last year's date was inadvertantly included instead of this year's date.  The correct date is 1/21/12.

 

Two candidate chats will be held.  More information will be posted on the NAFA web page - www.flyball.org   The dates for the chats are:

 

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2011 at 8 pm (Central time zone)

Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 at 6 pm (Central time zone)

If you have not received your ballot and need assistance, please send an email to elections@... or to me at workinglabs@... and we'll get it taken care of.

 

The election closes Thursday, January 19, 2012.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Election Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
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Fw: <flyball> Iron Dog Plaque Reminder

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
Sent from my BlackBerry®

-----Original Message-----
From: andrea.taylor1@...
Sender: flyball-bounce@...
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:56:31
To: flyball<flyball@...>
Reply-to: flyball@...
Subject: <flyball> Iron Dog Plaque Reminder

Good Morning- I just wanted to remind everyone that the deadline for requesting changes to an Iron Dog plaque for an active dog is Thursday December 1st.

The deadline to request a plaque for an inactive, retired or deceased dog is December 18th.

Here is the link to the listing and the forms for special requests:
http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/IronDogList.php?active=1

If you have any questions related to a specific dog or the award itself please email awards@... .

If you have difficulties with the form or need your information updated in the database please email
crn@... .


Thank you and Congratulations to all Iron Dog Award recipients !

Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)
Ruckus Border/Border FG50K, TFFC
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC FMX, TFFC
OT's Unbridled Twitch BS FM, TFP-I
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice" aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III
Diagnosed Stage IIA Lymphoma 3/4/2011
MW protocol failed 5/23/11
Started CCNU
Still Fighting and NOT giving up!
Tattle Evil Baby BS- almost ready to show off her awesome skills !

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