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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@...

Line & Box Training Video

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

"Line and Box Judging" is NAFA's latest training video! Feel free to check
it out- it's very informative and there's some excellent footage of flyball
racing.

http://www.flyball.org/training_videos.html

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

NAFA Leadership Chat

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

A NAFA Leadership chat has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th at 8pm
Eastern time. To join us log into flyballinfo.com

We hope to see you there!

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

Minutes of 1-28-11 BoD meeting and 1-29-11 AGM

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

Minutes are now posted for both the January 28, 2011 Board meeting and the January 29, 2011 Annual General meeting.  http://www.flyball.org/news_board.html

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Dana Nichols
workinglabs@...
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NAFA Leadership Chat- reminder

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

This is a reminder e-mail. A NAFA Leadership chat has been scheduled for
Tuesday, March 15th at 8pm Eastern time (tomorrow). To join us log into
flyballinfo.com

We hope to see you there!

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

Board Meeting Working Agenda- posted to NAFA's website

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

A working agenda for the April 16-17, 2011 NAFA BOD Meeting in Detroit MI
has been posted to the NAFA website. Here's the direct link:

http://www.flyball.org/minutes/agenda_20110416.pdf

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

Leadership Chat and Board Meeting- agenda & location

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

The NAFA website has been updated.  The March 15 leadership chat transcript has been posted.  Also, the April 16-17 board meeting agenda has been updated.  For anyone that plans to attend the meeting the address and other important information has been added.

 

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow

DogZworth- Montreal, Canada

www.dogzworth.com

ally@...

 

 

Rules Committee proposals

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The recommendations of the Rules Committee for the April 16-17, 2011 meeting are now included with the working agenda on the NAFA webpage - www.flyball.org   Comments for the Board on these proposals may be directed to me or through the NAFA webpage contact information.  If you click on the envelope on the far right at the top of the page, it will give you an option to direct your email to the Rules Committee.

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Dana Nichols
NAFA Rules Committee Chair
workinglabs@...
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Board meeting highlights

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>
 

The Board heard Disciplinary Action DC #2011-1 at a hearing 4/16/11 and made the following findings:

 

“We find that the disciplinary charge was not sustained, but that the accused administered an inappropriate correction in the ring and that correction was administered to another team’s dog.  This action merited a reprimand, but did not merit disciplinary action.”

 

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Dana Nichols

Rules Committee Chair

North American Flyball Association, Inc.®

workinglabs@... 

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Board Meeting Highlights

Ally Stern-Kolesnikow <ally@...>
 

The highlights of the April 16-17, 2011 board meeting have been posted to
the NAFA website:

http://www.flyball.org/minutes/4-16-11BoardMeetingHighlights.pdf


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

April 22 Teleconference Meeting Highlights

Ally Stern <ally@...>
 

The Board has received the written resignation from Greg Stopay. We thank
Greg for his years of service on the Board and hard work- he devoted
hundreds of hours to NAFA. The Board has appointed Sam Ford to fill out the
remainder of Greg Stopay's term. We are very fortunate that we can call on
Sam Ford. He is already involved in the CanAm as well as other NAFA
projects and is able to devote the time needed to fill out Greg's term.

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