Date   
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

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

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 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

CanAm Division Sponsorships

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

CanAm Divisions for all three days are still available for Sponsorship.

Sponsorships can be from anyone. A small business, flyball club, Region, in memory of a special friend or special dog, etc.

Division Sponsorships are offered as follows:

$100 per Friday or Saturday Divisions: Sponsor's name will be listed on-line next to the sponsored division and also recognized at award ceremony. Division listing will be posted on CanAm Web site for approximately three to four weeks.

$150 per Classic* Regular and Multibreed Divisions on Sunday: Sponsor's name listed next to Division when posted on Sunday morning and recognized at award ceremony. A sponsor card will be placed next to each Regular and Multibreed Division Champion award that will be on display all three days. Regular and Multibreed Classic Division Champions and associated Sponsor names to be posted on CanAm web site for approximately two months after event.

All Division Sponsors will be recognized in 2010 CanAm event program.

* Classic Champions are the 1st place winners of all the Regular and Multibreed Divisions (i.e. Division III Classic Champion, Division II Multibreed Classic Champion)
Should you be interested, please contact Nancy Garcia at nancykgarcia@...

We Need You!!

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Your club has turned in your entries and your are busy making your travel plans to Indianapolis.

Now that you know you are attending, we would like to ask that you think about whether or not you could help out with some line and/or box judging. An event this large covering six rings cannot be done without the commitment of Volunteers. We are currently pre-registering clubs and/or individuals that will be willing to volunteer to fill line judging chairs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you/your club would be willing to fill chairs, it would be greatly appreciated. We would ask that a club take responsibility to keep the chair(s) filled for five-hour shifts or for a full day. You could split a shift/day with another club. Let us know if you can cover all four chairs or just 2 chairs for a shift.

For each 5 hour shift that a club or individual volunteers the club name or indivdual's name will be entered into a drawing for cash prizes to be drawn during awards at the end of each day as follows:

Friday: Two drawings.

Saturday: Three drawings.

Sunday: One drawing for $500. Tickets from Friday, Saturday and Sunday to be included in the drawing. Clubs working on Sunday get one extra bonus entry for each five hour shift they work.

We realize that it will be easier for a club to volunteer once they see the racing schedule and know if they have any large breaks in the day. However, if you know that your club would be willing to help out, if possible, please go ahead and let us know. Details can be finalized once the racing schedules are posted.

It is important for us to know in advance how many chairs we can get filled with volunteers. If necessary we will turn to local Indianapolis rescue groups, band booster clubs, etc. to fill the remaining chairs in return for a donation to their group.

Please contact Dave Walt if you are interested in signing up at dwalt@telus. blackberry. net

2011 NAFA CanAm Brochure Ad Space Available!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Would you like to advertise your business to the attendees at CanAm?

Would you like to wish your fellow Regional attendees good luck and surprise them with a message in the brochure?

Advertisement space is available as follows:

¼ (quarter) page ad: 2.75 wide x 4.25 long vertical orientation: $25
½ (half) page ad: 5.5 wide x 4.25 long: $50
Full Page: 5.5 wide x 8.5 long: $75
Center page: $100
Full Back Inside Cover: $125

Submit camera ready ads as .jpg or .pdf files by September 16th to Jane Kline at pupscouts@...

Payments for ads can be made via paypal to paynafa@... or in Canada by Interac E-Transfer to paynafaca@...

Checks, made payable to NAFA, can be mailed to Nancy Garcia at 8106 Winding Oak Lane, Spring, TX 77379.

Thank you!

July 12 Teleconference Minutes- Posted

Ally Stern <ally@...>
 

The July 12, 2011 NAFA Board Teleconference Minutes have been posted to the
NAFA website. Here is the direct URL:

http://www.flyball.org/minutes/071211-teleconference-minutes-approved.pdf

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

Can Am Shirt Orders Close Tomorrow, Sunday 8/28

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

Don't delay... the deadline to get your CanAm shirts and hats ordered is tomorrow.

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.

Goto 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.

We Need You!!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Your club has turned in your entries and you are busy making your travel plans to Indianapolis.

Now that you know you are attending, we would like to ask that you think about whether or not you could help out with some line and/or box judging. An event this large covering six rings cannot be done without the commitment of volunteers. We are currently pre-registering clubs and/or individuals that will be willing to volunteer to fill line judging chairs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you/your club would be willing to fill chairs, it would be greatly appreciated. We would ask that a club take responsibility to keep the chair(s) filled for five-hour shifts or for a full day. You could split a shift/day with another club. Let us know if you can cover all four chairs or just 2 chairs for a shift.

For each 5 hour shift that a club or individual volunteers the club name or indivdual's name will be entered into a drawing for cash prizes to be drawn during awards at the end of each day as follows:

Friday: Two drawings.

Saturday: Three drawings.

Sunday: One drawing for $500. Tickets from Friday, Saturday and Sunday to be included in the drawing. Clubs working on Sunday get one extra bonus entry for each five hour shift they work.

We realize that it will be easier for a club to volunteer once they see the racing schedule and know if they have any large breaks in the day. However, if you know that your club would be willing to help out, if possible, please go ahead and let us know. Details can be finalized once the racing schedules are posted.

It is important for us to know in advance how many chairs we can get filled with volunteers. If necessary we will turn to local Indianapolis rescue groups, band booster clubs, etc. to fill the remaining chairs in return for a donation to their group.

Please contact Dave Walt if you are interested in signing up at dwalt1979@... .

Thank you!

Kim Davis

NAFA 2011 HOF, MVP, JOY and BOD nominees published!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

2011 Board of Directors nominees, Clyde Moore Hall of Fame,
Regional MVP and Judge of the Year nominees have been published! Good luck to all the nominees!

Visit http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_report.php?FY=2011 for HOF, MVP and JOY nominees!

See the list of Board of Directors candidates at http://www.flyball.org/elections/2011BODElections.html

Thank you!
Kim Davis
NAFA Nominating Committee

Highlights from the NAFA BOD August meeting have been posted.

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Highlights from the August BOD meeting have been posted.

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

Thank you.

Kim Davis

CanAm Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

New for this year's CanAm Classic tournament!  A "Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange"!

 

We are coordinating a great way for your club to meet clubs from other regions.  Each participating club would both give and receive baskets.

We will assign the clubs to each other and let you know in advance to whom you are giving your basket.  We will keep it a surprise as to who will be giving you a basket. 

 

What do 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 Ally Stern at ally@..., by Sunday, September

25, 2011.   Ally will let you know by Tuesday, 9/27 what club you will be gifting so that you can plan your basket/bag. She will provide the club name, number of people attending, their crating area location, and if they are racing all three days or just Sat & Sun.   There will be no organized time for the gift exchange.  Each club will deliver their baskets at their own convenience. 

 

Have Fun!

 

 

 

Can you volunteer at CanAm?

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Your club has turned in your entries and you are busy making your travel plans to Indianapolis.

Now that you know you are attending, we would like to ask that you think about whether or not you could help out with some line and/or box judging. An event this large covering six rings cannot be done without the commitment of volunteers. We are currently pre-registering clubs and/or individuals that will be willing to volunteer to fill line judging chairs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you/your club would be willing to fill chairs, it would be greatly appreciated. We would ask that a club take responsibility to keep the chair(s) filled for five-hour shifts or for a full day. You could split a shift/day with another club. Let us know if you can cover all four chairs or just 2 chairs for a shift.

For each 5 hour shift that a club or individual volunteers the club name or indivdual's name will be entered into a drawing for cash prizes to be drawn during awards at the end of each day as follows:

Friday: Two drawings.

Saturday: Three drawings.

Sunday: One drawing for $500. Tickets from Friday, Saturday and Sunday to be included in the drawing. Clubs working on Sunday get one extra bonus entry for each five hour shift they work.

We realize that it will be easier for a club to volunteer once they see the racing schedule and know if they have any large breaks in the day. However, if you know that your club would be willing to help out, if possible, please go ahead and let us know. Details can be finalized once the racing schedules are posted.

It is important for us to know in advance how many chairs we can get filled with volunteers. If necessary we will turn to local Indianapolis rescue groups, band booster clubs, etc. to fill the remaining chairs in return for a donation to their group.

Please contact Dave Walt if you are interested in signing up at dwalt1979@....

Thank you!

Kim Davis

Re: CanAm Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange

love2fetch@...
 

Thanks so much to everyone that have already replied!   Many clubs are participating and I am still receiving emails on a daily basis!!  Tomorrow I will send a confirmation email to all the clubs that are joining the exchange.  If your club would like to join in please remember the deadline is this Sunday.  Please send all basket exchange requests to me- ally@...

 

Thanks!

Ally

 

From: NAFANews@... [mailto:NAFANews@...] On Behalf Of ngarcia1701
Sent: September-16-11 10:19 PM
To: NAFANews@...
Subject: [NAFANews] CanAm Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange

 

 

New for this year's CanAm Classic tournament!  A "Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange"!

 

We are coordinating a great way for your club to meet clubs from other regions.  Each participating club would both give and receive baskets.

We will assign the clubs to each other and let you know in advance to whom you are giving your basket.  We will keep it a surprise as to who will be giving you a basket. 

 

What do 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 Ally Stern at ally@..., by Sunday, September

25, 2011.   Ally will let you know by Tuesday, 9/27 what club you will be gifting so that you can plan your basket/bag. She will provide the club name, number of people attending, their crating area location, and if they are racing all three days or just Sat & Sun.   There will be no organized time for the gift exchange.  Each club will deliver their baskets at their own convenience. 

 

Have Fun!

 

 

 

CanAm Racing Schedules

ngarcia1701 <nancykgarcia@...>
 

All the plans and preparations are coming together for CanAm 2011!

The Friday and Saturday Racing schedules are posted and the welcome letter with times, etc. will be posted in the next day or two.

An event of this size couldn't be done without volunteers. We appreciate the clubs that have already told us that they could help out with some line and box judging. Now that the racing schedules are posted, if you find that your team has a sizable break and you are able to do a little line or box judging please contact Dave Walt at dwalt@....

We look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks!

Nancy Garcia

Re: CanAm Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange

love2fetch@...
 

Sunday was the deadline to join the basket exchange.  By now I have sent a confirmation to every team to let them know that I received their request to join.  If you did not receive that email from me please resend your request.  Ball Snatchers- you are on my list.  My confirmation email to you bounced.  By tomorrow morning I will let everyone know which club you will be “gifting”.

 

Ally

 

From: Ally Stern-Kolesnikow [mailto:ally@...]
Sent: September-21-11 3:06 PM
To: nafanews@...
Subject: RE: [NAFANews] CanAm Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange

 

Thanks so much to everyone that have already replied!   Many clubs are participating and I am still receiving emails on a daily basis!!  Tomorrow I will send a confirmation email to all the clubs that are joining the exchange.  If your club would like to join in please remember the deadline is this Sunday.  Please send all basket exchange requests to me- ally@...

 

Thanks!

Ally

 

From: NAFANews@... [mailto:NAFANews@...] On Behalf Of ngarcia1701
Sent: September-16-11 10:19 PM
To: NAFANews@...
Subject: [NAFANews] CanAm Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange

 

 

New for this year's CanAm Classic tournament!  A "Meet and Greet Gift Basket Exchange"!

 

We are coordinating a great way for your club to meet clubs from other regions.  Each participating club would both give and receive baskets.

We will assign the clubs to each other and let you know in advance to whom you are giving your basket.  We will keep it a surprise as to who will be giving you a basket. 

 

What do 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 Ally Stern at ally@..., by Sunday, September

25, 2011.   Ally will let you know by Tuesday, 9/27 what club you will be gifting so that you can plan your basket/bag. She will provide the club name, number of people attending, their crating area location, and if they are racing all three days or just Sat & Sun.   There will be no organized time for the gift exchange.  Each club will deliver their baskets at their own convenience. 

 

Have Fun!

 

 

 

Preferred regions reminder

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Tomorrow, September 30, 2011, is the end of the fiscal year and the last date for clubs to prefer into another region.  If clubs preferred into another region this year, the club will be left in that region unless we hear otherwise or there is another change that would affect regional status (such as club owner's address changes to another region).

 

Please be advised that there is a new rule change effective 10/1/11:

 

A host club’s regional affiliation shall determine the region in which regional points accrue for tournaments hosted by that club, except when the tournament is hosted more than 200 road miles away from the opted-in regional border, in which case the regional points will accrue for the region where the tournament is geographically located.

 

_______________________

Dana Nichols
NAFA Rules Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
Greeley, Colorado
________________________


Calling all box judges! The CanAm Classic needs you!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

We're winding down to the start of the 3rd NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic!

How can you help to make this another successful event?

Please consider volunteering for box judging on Saturday and Sunday!

Thanks to all the folks that have stepped up to man positions so far!

Friday is all good but we're needing individuals and clubs to help us fill in a few more positions for box judging on Saturday and Sunday.

Sign up and get a ring side seat for some great racing!

And remember, for each 5 hour shift that a club or individual volunteers the club name or indivdual's name will be entered into a drawing for cash prizes to be drawn during awards at the end of each day!

Please contact Dave Walt if you are interested in signing up at
dwalt1979@....

Thank you!

Kim Davis

The 2011 NAFA CanAm Classic Welcome letter is posted!

Lady Vader <kim.davis@...>
 

Visit www.nafacanam.com for the welcome letter and all things CanAm!

Divisions, as well as Friday and Saturday racing schedules are also posted.

Be sure to visit our vendor page and see who's attending!

Safe travelling to all those attending!

Kim Davis