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President’s Message . . .
I would like to thank each of you for your dedication to the CCA and the Collie. As you all know we have had a major rescue in Texas; I think the last count was 139 Collies. The Officers met and voted to send $10,000 to the rescue. I know many of you and your members have also sent donations to help. There have been many Specialty Clubs as well as a few All-Breed Clubs that sent money to help. I also contacted Purina Dog Food, (Carol Grossman) and they are sending a pallet of
dog food.

I am very proud to be a member of this Club and be a part of the Collie Community. When a problem occurs, Collie owners are there to help. I cannot thank the Houston Collie Rescue and all the volunteers enough for their efforts in taking care of these Collies.

John Buddie was voted to be our next AKC Delegate. Congratulations to him. I know he will step right in for Hal and serve our Club well.

You voted to continue the CCA Calendar and Collie Expressions is already in the process of getting it ready for distribution, Production is whizzing along. Discount pricing of $17/$18.50/$25 will be good until October 10, after which, pricing will increase by $3 each. Please help spread the word and let’s make this year’s Calendar one of the best yet.

Tom Coen will represent the Collie and the CCA at the Herding Seminar in Florida, December 11-14, 2014.

Paula Clairday will be the Chair for “Meet the Breeds” in Florida the same dates as Tom.

As I write the Presidents Message there are a lot of discussions on how we should be sending and receiving the Communiqué and how we should be voting. I have had many conversations with Jeff Tallackson, Chair of the Constitution Committee. I will be having a meeting with the Officers of the Club to decide the best way we should continue to do business within the CCA.

Jeff will be sending a summary to the board shortly. Janie will send it to each of you as soon as she receives it from the Committee.

– Mike Van Tassell

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New from the PR Committee
The CCA Public Relations Committee has created new materials available for printing and distribution as handouts at breed outreach or promotional opportunities such as the AKC “Meet the Breeds” event, pet fairs or breed information tables at dog shows. Click here to view the list.

Windows to the past
Purchase CCA Yearbooks from 1979 to 2012 and American Collie Champions, Volumes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. These collectibles are great historical sources and references. Download the order form.



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