delegate vote - multibreed class

Dana Nichols <workinglabs@...>

At the August 27-28, 2011 Board meeting, the Board voted to submit for delegate vote a proposal to change the point schedule for the multibreed class.  A special meeting was called on October 6, 2011 to finalize the language for the ballot.  The proposal was posted on the NAFA web page shortly afterwards to begin the 3 month comment period.  Any comments may be sent to elections@....  Here is the link to the proposal:   I’ve also copied the language at the bottom of this email.


This proposal will be on the ballot for this election with results announced at the AGM on January 21, 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The Board passed the proposal as a binding delegate vote.  Thus, under the bylaws, if the proposal earns 2/3 of the valid votes cast, the Board is required to adopt it.  If the proposal earns a majority of the valid votes case, the Board has the discretion to adopt it. 


The proposal as listed on the NAFA web page:

October 6th, 2011 - Multibreed point proposal for a binding delegate vote

Introduction: In an effort to revitalize the multibreed class, the board is presenting a proposal for consideration by the delegates that would increase the NAFA title points earned in the multibreed class. If adopted, the following change would become effective October 1, 2012.

Question for delegate vote: Should NAFA amend the point-count rules for the multibreed class so that each dog on a team that runs with a recorded time less than 24 seconds earns 30 points; from 24 to 27.999 seconds earns 7 points; and from 28 to 31.999 seconds earns 2 points?

Pros: This increase is designed to recognize and reward the comparative difficulty of assembling a multibreed team where every dog running is of a different breed, counting a mix as a single breed. Of all the classes, multibreed perhaps does the most to stimulate interest in flyball because people who have dogs at home can identify with the variety of breeds running and visualize doing so with their own dog.

Cons: This proposal cheapens the points earned by dogs who run with clubs not able to field multibreed teams and makes titles too easy to get. There should be one point system for all.



Dana Nichols

NAFA Election & Rules Chair

Greeley, Colorado