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NAFA HAS A CHANGE IN OUR MAILING ADDRESS!

Kim Davis
 

Just a heads up that NAFA has a new mailing address to use when mailing items to us.

We will have forwarding in place from the old address, but it will be quicker to use the following address:

NAFA
PO BOX 171
PALMYRA WI 53156

Thank you.


Candidate Chats - first one coming up December 19 8pm EDT

Emma Mak
 

Meet the candidates!  Our first of three candidate chats is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 19 at 8pm EDT.

The chat will take place here:
http://www.nafaflyball.com/chat-cbox.html

Note:  Everyone that wishes to participate must create a login (even if you created one last year).  Your login must be your first and last name with no spaces.  e.g.  JohnDoe.  You must private message the moderator with your questions.  See instructions at top of the page.

Please visit the page prior to the chat to create a login and familiarize yourself with how the software works.  There are instructions at the top of the page.  The moderator will be online 1/2 before start if you need assistance, or if you'd like to try out private messaging before the chat begins.
 
Please note that Cbox only allows you to private message moderators or administrators (those with a star icon beside their name).   
 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Election Committee at elections@....

The second chat is scheduled for Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 6pm EDT
A new date and time has been set to make up for the final chat:  it will be on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8pm EDT.

Regards,
Emma Mak
NAFA Election Chair

Re: Voting ends Monday, January 21, 2019!

Kim Davis
 

We had a typo in our original email, voting ends January 21, 2019!

 

Have you cast your votes in the NAFA Election yet?

Ballots were sent to email inboxes of Club Owners, Approved/Supervising Judges, Regional Directors and Board Members at the beginning of December. If you didn't receive them, please contact us at elections@....

Vote for the Clyde Moore Hall of Fame, your Regional MVP, Judge of the Year and nominees for the Board of Directors.

 

Thank you.

 


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Voting ends Monday, January 21, 2018!

Kim Davis
 

Have you cast your votes in the NAFA Election yet?

Ballots were sent to email inboxes of Club Owners, Approved/Supervising Judges, Regional Directors and Board Members at the beginning of December. If you didn't receive them, please contact us at elections@....

Vote for the Clyde Moore Hall of Fame, your Regional MVP, Judge of the Year and nominees for the Board of Directors.


Thank you.


NAFA Election Ballots

Kim Davis
 

NAFA 2018/2019 Election ballots should have been delivered to your email
inbox if you are a Club Owner, Regional Director, Approved/Supervising Judge
or Board Member.  

If you have not received the ballot email, or if you have any questions
about the election, please contact elections@....  

Polls open December 1, 2018 and close Monday January 21, 2018 at midnight
CST.  Results will be announced at the NAFA AGM on January 26, 2019.

Re: Save the dates - Candidate Chats are scheduled

Kim Davis
 

Please note, the first candidate chat, scheduled for Monday, November 26th, has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Thank you,

Kim Davis


On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 12:49 PM Emma Mak <emmalmak@...> wrote:
Meet the candidates!
Candidate chats with those nominated for the Board of Directors are happening on the following dates:

Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 8pm EDT
Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 8pm EDT
Sunday January 6, 2019 at 6pm EDT

Details on how to participate will follow closer to the first chat.

Emma Mak

Save the dates - Candidate Chats are scheduled

Emma Mak
 

Meet the candidates!
Candidate chats with those nominated for the Board of Directors are happening on the following dates:

Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 8pm EDT
Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 8pm EDT
Sunday January 6, 2019 at 6pm EDT

Details on how to participate will follow closer to the first chat.

Emma Mak

Voting information for upcoming election

Emma Mak
 

This year’s election will again be conducted electronically.  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.  

Please see the current rulebook at http://www.flyball.org for the specific vote allocations.  There are no changes since last year's election.

If you wish to confirm your email address and number of votes you have two options:

1.  Go through the email verification process, as done in previous years.  The email you receive will also indicate how many votes you have earned for this election.

To do this go to http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/eballot_signup.php , input your name (as it appears on the website) and email address.  Once you are found in the database, you’ll be sent a confirmation email.

-OR-

2.  Check your contact info and see your vote count by logging into your NAFA website account http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/public/public_login.php .  

You may already have an account if:

- you've performed a limited draw
- you're a judge who has checked their assignments
- you're a Club Owner who has signed up to order Multibreed plaques for your club members.

Once logged in, click on the 'My Election Info' link under the 'Election' subheading.

If you don't yet have an account and you'd like one please go here: http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/public/public_account_signup.php to sign up.

Any Issues or questions about the election?

If you have any issues or questions, please send an email to elections@....  If you need to update your email address, please send an email to CRN@....

Note:  if you are a club that co-hosts with another club in a different region (i.e. the event has two event numbers), your vote count in your vote confirmation will be doubled for hosting.  This will be corrected for the ballots, as done previously.

Any contact information changes, or any questions about vote counts should be resolved by November 24, 2018.  

Ballots will be sent out December 1, 2018.  Voting will end January 21, 2018 and results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2019.

Thank you!

Emma Mak
NAFA Elections Committee Chair

Plaque spelling confirmation still needed

Annie Taylor
 

Good Morning- 
 
Plaque spelling confirmation is still needed from the following teams:
 
Region 6:
K9 Outlaws (971) 
Orange Crush (109) 
Surf City Flyball (848) 
 
 
Region 8:
High Octane Flyball (1021) 
Holeshot Racers (734) 
Ruff Riders (78) 
 
Region 9:
New River Rapids (805) 
Turbo Paws (978) 
 
Region 10:
Carleton County Flyball (849) 
F.A.M.E. (73) 
Fast 'n FURious (266) 
On My Go! (1002) 
 
Region 11:
Celtic Mayhem (1025) 
Tampa Bay Barkaneers (741) 
 
Region 12:
 
Adrenaline Drive (942) 
Aftershock (853) 
Bark'n Mad Flyball (668) 
Prairie Pirates (518) 
 
Region 13:
2 Fast Fur U (763) 
NASDOG Racing (787) 
 
Region 14:
 
Rabid Fire (1077) 
Rocket City Racers (463) 
 
Region 15:
Blue Ridge Blast (898) 
Two-Lane Highway (558) 
Revolution Flyball (461) 
 
Region 16:
Hot Rod Hounds (536) 
Run Amuck (363) 
 
 
Region 20:
DogZworth (452) 
 
Region 21:
Dog Gone Devils (682) 
 
Omaha Speedracers (299) 
 
 
Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC Onyx, TFWC
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FM, TFP II
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FDCH-S, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  Crazy rescue puppy 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I   7/18/2001~1/17/2018

Plaque spellings needed Region 12-21

Annie Taylor
 

Good Afternoon-

I need one member of each team to contact me to confirm spelling of dog's and handler's names. 

Thank you!

Region 12:
Adrenaline Drive (942)  Aftershock (853)
Bark'n Mad Flyball (668) 
Northern Power Paws (475)
Prairie Pirates (518) 
Redline Dogsports (684)
Synergetic Surge (685)

Region 13:

2 Fast Fur U (763) 
Mass Chaos (965) 
NASDOG Racing (787)

Region 14:

Chattanooga Chomp (634)
Rabid Fire (1077) 
Rocket City Racers (463)

Region 15:

Blue Ridge Blast (898) 
Clean Break (579)
Happily Evfur After (797) 
Hard Drive (834) 
Kinetic (928) 
Obsessed K-9's (549) 
Revolution Flyball (461)
Ruffin' It (946) 
Two-Lane Highway (558)

Region 16:
Bay Racers (481) 
Hot Rod Hounds (536)
Run Amuck (363) 
SoCal Frequent Flyers (923)

Region 19:
Westside Woofers (809)

Region 20:
 
Adrenaline Rush Flyball (735) 
DogZworth (452) 
Paws on Fire (666)

Region 21:

Ball Driven Bandits (690) 
Dog Gone Devils (682)
Omaha Speedracers (299) 
Skidmarkz (532) 




 
Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC Onyx, TFWC
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FM, TFP II
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FDCH-S, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  Crazy rescue puppy 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I   7/18/2001~1/17/2018

Plaque spellings needed Region 1 -11

Annie Taylor
 

Good Afternoon- 

I need one member of each team to contact me to confirm spelling of dog's and handler's names. 

Thank you!

Region 1:
Frenzyed Flyers (930)

Region 2:
Back Draft (603) 
Ballderdashers (63) 
Bee Town Stingers (1043)
DOG-ON-IT (154) 
K-9 Thunder (55)
Pretty Darn Quick (854) 
Rocket Relay (164) 
Spirit Catchers (82) 
Zoom! (912)

Region 3:
Animal Inn (2) 
Happy Hurdlers (30) 
Makin' Trax (36)

Region 4:
 

BC Boomerangs (142)

Region 5:
Barkworthy (885) 
Canines in Action (375)
K-9 Kommotion (89) 
Lone Star Ruffnecks (406) 
RUSH! (1035) 
Texas Twisters (642) 
TimeShift Flyball Club (1048) 
Top Dog Racers (180)

Region 6:
Arizona Supercharged (874) 
Crazy Train (757) 
K9 Outlaws (971) 
Orange Crush (109) 
Surf City Flyball (848)

Region 7:

Cascade Comets (215) 
Dogwood Pacesetters (42) 
Jet City Jumpers (219)
Muddy Paws-A-Flyin' (577) 
Portland Tail Blazers (749) 
Rip It Up (987)
Ruffin' Tuff (1041) 
The X-Fidos (387) 
Unorthodogs (761) 

Region 8:
Breakaway Flyball (1011) 
C.O.K.C. High Flyers (43)
Diamonds in the Ruff (470)
Flyball N~R~G (674) 
High Octane Flyball (1021)
Holeshot Racers (734) 
Ruff Riders (78)

Region 9:

DogGoneFast (233) 
Fur Fun (171)
New River Rapids (805) 
Pawmetto Pack (480)
Turbo Paws (978)

Region 10:

Carleton County Flyball (849) 
F.A.M.E. (73)
Fast 'n FURious (266) 
Maple Leaps (533) 
On My Go! (1002)

Region 11:
All Revd Up (901) 
Celtic Mayhem (1025) 
Tampa Bay Barkaneers (741) 
Terminal Velocity (920) 


 


Andrea L. "Annie" Taylor
North American Flyball Association, Inc. (R) Awards and Scoring
Fuller's Mesquite Moxie "Moxie Princess" BC Onyx, TFWC
Tattle   Evil~Rotten  BS FM, TFP II
Stormfront's Advanced Warning "Siren"  FDCH-S, TFE I
Stormfront's Boy with a Golden Ticket "Charlie"  Crazy rescue puppy 
And my Angels Thoroughly enjoying life at the bridge
Stormfront's Too Cool For You ! "Ice"  aka - Piggy FDCH-S, TF-III 11/27/09~1/13/12
OT's Unbridled Twitch  "Twitterpate" FM, TFFC  5/24/08~ 5/29/13
Lacey Jane BC FG40K, TFPI (Best Black, White, Brown Dog Ever!)     8/4/2000~ 6/3/2013
Ruckus Border/Border FG60K, TFFC-I   7/18/2001~1/17/2018

CanAm 2018 - Sunday Results

Steve Corona
 

Sunday CanAm 2018 results can be found at the following link. As a reminder, bonus points will be added at a later date. 



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KSfJLiucETy53iAn-qhCESKTql4hJF_C/view



Thanks,

Steve Corona 

  

Correction - Measuring at CanAm for Saturday morning is 6:30 to 7:00 am

Emma Mak
 

Correction to previous email:

Saturday morning measuring is at 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. (both official measuring and measuring data gathering).

Reminder about Voluntary Data Gathering Initiative at CanAm

Emma Mak
 

Location:  Entryway located on the north side of the building
 
Times:
  • Friday morning at the same time as official measuring (7:00 to 7:30 am)
  • Friday throughout the day at sign-up times
  • Friday after racing
  • Saturday morning at the same time as official measuring (7:00 to 7:30 am)
For signing up on Friday during racing please click link:

Please select one spot per dog:
 
Paper sign-up sheets will also be available first thing Friday morning at the doors to the entryway if any spots are left for Friday during racing. 

Thank you!
Emma Mak

CanAm Livestream Information!

Emma Mak
 

CanAm LiveStream Information!
 
NAFA is pleased to announce that this year’s CanAm tournament will be produced by Four Legged Flix and broadcast on several channels for your viewing pleasure. In order to bring this high quality production to CanAm, the LiveStream will be available on Saturday and Sunday only. 
 
The link for the LiveStream can be found here:
 
http://4leggedflix.com/live-stream/
 
NAFA is aware of some races on Friday that are of special interest. We will make every effort to FB Live those races on the NAFA Facebook page. Here’s looking at you Pugs, Doxies and Schnauzers.  😉

Practice starts at CanAm

Emma Mak
 

The 2019 Rule Book has been released and is on the NAFA website.
 
http://www.flyball.org/rules/rulebook.pdf
 
Of note, especially to those of you attending CanAm:
- False starts are no longer in effect for all classes.  
Practice starts are now available for all classes.   
 
At CanAm, we will be using a system that is being used successfully in Regions 5 and 7.  A sign and flag/PVC combination will be placed in each ring on the starting lights pole.  Competitors will indicate to the judge that they want a practice start by placing the flag into the PVC pipe.  The judge will remove the flag after the practice start is completed.




Regards,
NAFA

Voluntary Data Gathering Initiative at CanAm - New Measuring Device

Emma Mak
 

NAFA is moving ahead with the data gathering initiative at CanAm as we continue to explore potentially using the FCI measuring device.  What we deem critical is creating a translation from the measurement of the dog's ulna to a comparable NAFA jump height (using our existing withers' measurements).
 
We are asking attendees of CanAm to consider volunteering to bring dogs that meet the criteria to participate in the data gathering process.  
 
To thank participants for their time, we will be distributing $10 Vendor Bucks per dog (maximum 3 x $10 Vendor Bucks per owner), which can be redeemed with CanAm's official vendors.
 
Times
The data gathering will be available at the following times:
  • Friday morning at the same time as official measuring
  • Friday throughout the day, time slots will be available for signing up
  • Friday after racing
  • Saturday morning at the same time as official measuring
Please help us to plan by completing this google form to show you're willing to participate, and preferred times:   https://goo.gl/forms/2qnHRbyBcijBH1Qf1
 
Location
The data gathering process will take place where measuring has occurred previously, at the entryway located on the north side of the building.  Official measuring for CanAm will be done in a separate area.
 
Data we'll Be tracking
Dog's gender, age, breed (if mix - please identify as many breeds as possible), withers' measurement, measurement in cm of the ulna with FCI device
 
What we WON'T be tracking with the measurement data
Dog's CRN, name, region, owner's name, any other way of linking the data with the dog
 
Requirements for participants
  1. Please do not bring your dog if you know it to be over 17" at the withers.
  2. Limit of 3 x $10 vendor bucks per owner.
  3. Please keep in mind, the measurements using both devices will not be disclosed to you.  Also, keep in mind the formula for converting the FCI measurement device measurement to NAFA jump heights has not yet been determined.
Requirements for NAFA
  1. Data will be collected anonymously.  No connection will be made from the data to the CRN or any identifying information about the dog.  All participating judges will have signed a non-disclosure form.
  2. No onlookers permitted, privacy will be top priority for participants.
  3. The NAFA Measuring Judge taking the withers' measurements will be placing the form directly into a locked box after a measurement is completed for data entry later.
Thanks for helping NAFA move forward with this initiative!
 
NAFA

Time is running out!

Kim Davis
 

Get your nominations submitted! All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2018.


Elections this year will be for Board of Directors (three positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to two inductees) and Regional MVPs.


You can find the online nomination forms here:


http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_hof.php  (for Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame)


http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_joy.php  (for Judge of the Year)


http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_mvp.php  (for Regional MVP)


http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html  (for Board of Directors).


Once your nomination has been submitted you should expect to receive an emailed acknowledgement from NAFA within 24 hours.  If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please let us know.  Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Terry McClean, at nominees@....  


Thank you.


NAFA Nominating Committee



On the road with an iPhone!

Don't forget! Time is running out to purchase your CanAm Classic apparel!

Kim Davis
 

Visit https://mylogoshop.com/nafacanam/ to order!

 

Last day to order is Sunday, September 30th!

 

See you all soon!

 


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Nominations close Sunday!

Kim Davis
 

Get your nominations submitted!

Elections this year will be for Board of Directors (three positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to two inductees) and Regional MVPs.

All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2018.  

You can find the online nomination forms here:

http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_hof.php  (for Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame)

http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_joy.php  (for Judge of the Year)

http://www.nafaflyball.com/database/nomination_mvp.php  (for Regional MVP)

http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html  (for Board of Directors).

Once your nomination has been submitted you should expect to receive an emailed acknowledgement from NAFA within 24 hours.  If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please let us know.  Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Terry McClean, at nominees@....  

Thank you.

NAFA Nominating Committee