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As 2014 comes to an end, we have a good start on re-writing our Constitution to meet New York State Law. Our constitution committee has worked hard and has a good outline on where we need to go. I am trying to set up a meeting with AKC to find out their feelings on the progress we have made and the direction we are going.
I am working on some ideas to get the Bulletin in a better financial state. I will have more information at a later date.
I would like to thank Nancy McDonald and Collie Expressions on creating a beautiful Calendar; we have very few if any left and have made a profit. I would like to continue having Nancy produce our CCA Calendar for 2015. If we retain her now she will have it ready at Sunnybank and I feel we will be able to sell many more calendars than we did this year.
I would like to thank Pam Durazzano and Lori Montero for stepping in and presenting the Judges Seminar at the Herding Institute at Eukanuba. I have been told they did a wonderful job and had a good turnout.
I would like to thank Paula Clairday and all the people that helped her do a wonderful job at Eukanuba this year. The pictures were great and our Breed was well represented.
Leslie Jeszewski chair of the Written Revisions Committee has sent me her resignation; she is unable to complete the project due to personal commitments. I would like to thank her for the work she has put into this project. If you or know of a member who would be interested in helping the club with this project please let me know.
I have talked to Jackie Caruso and she is making arrangements to have a "Meet the Breed "booth at Westminster. I am sure she would appreciate any help you can give her.
I would like to encourage all Committee chairs to utilize our Online Storage committee. Please contact Laura DeLaurentis or Lenell Nix and they will be able to get you set up to keep all of your correspondence. This is a very important tool that needs to be used to back up the important work you are doing for the CCA.
Since I have taken office this year I have not seen a lot of discussion on club business. We have some very important decisions to make and there are only a few who ever speak up and voice their opinion. I hope you all are contacting your members with the discussion items and are getting their feedback on the business at hand. We need everyone's help in making these changes to our Constitution, etc. Remember you are a representative of the membership in your district and should be involving them in all Club decisions you are voting on. Your voice is very important. I am asking everyone to participate in the discussions and let's make this Club, the CCA, the best club that it can be. If you ever have a question or concerns please contact me at any time.
I am looking forward to having a great 2015 and with your help the CCA will make great strides this coming year.
Mike Van Tassell
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Molli Jason tops the rankings list for 2014 with 261 points. She also ranked 3rd for the Herding Group and 19th in All-breed. Follow the link below to see the rest of the rankings.
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