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The MassFed Board of Directors Announces the appointment of the 2016 Nominating Committee

Chair: Holly Sheltry (hollysheltry@hickoryhillkennel.com)
Members: Monique Bertrand (mizstang67@comcast.net); Anne Testoni (atbasset@gmail.com)
Alternates: Laura Marsden (yarn.snobb@gmail.com), Cheryl Pike (amuletbmf@aol.com)

Please contact a Committee member (click name for email) if you wish to serve on the Board! See Constitution/By-Law excerpts below for deadlines.

ARTICLE IV

SECTION 4. Nominations. No person may be a candidate in a Federation election who has not been nominated. During the month of April (even years), the Board shall select a Nominating Committee consisting of three members and two alternates, not more than one of whom may be a member of the Board. The Corresponding Secretary shall immediately notify the committeemen and alternates of their selection. The Board shall name a Chairman for the Committee and it shall be his duty to call a committee meeting which shall be held on or before May 1.

(a) From among the members in good standing the Committee shall nominate one candidate for each office and five candidates for the five other positions on the Board, and, after securing the consent of each person so nominated, shall before June 15th report their nominations to the Recording Secretary in writing.

(b) Upon receipt of the Nominating Committee's report, the Recording Secretary shall before July 1st notify each member in writing of the candidates so nominated.

(c) Prior to August 1st, additional nominations may be made by petition to the Recording Secretary. Such petition must be signed by a minimum of five members in good standing, one of whom may represent the associate members' single consensus vote, and must bear statement from the candidate so nominated indicating his willingness to serve.

Membership
Does your kennel/breed club belong?
Do you belong as an individual?
Are you helping to fight unfair dog legislation?
Are you helping your community pass dog ordinances
that all of us can live with?
Are you helping in the effort to maintain the existence
of “hobby” breeders as opposed to commercial breeders?

If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, you
can start helping by becoming an active Member Club (see list below) or Individual Member of MassFed.


Airedale Terrier Club of New England
     Jennifer Foote
     781-837-2454
     ashdodairedales@yahoo.com

Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club
     Wendyll Behrend
     781-254-9941
     wendyll.behrend@gmail.com

Baystate Bullmastiff Club
     Martha Bosworth
     978-257-0496
     miasam3@aol.com

Bulldog Club of New England
     Anne L. von Rosenberg
     617-484-7003
     annelvr@aol.com

Cape Cod Kennel Club
     Delegate John Cappellina
     508-362-6506
     forecastlabs@comcast.net

Central New England Brittany Club
     Delegate Dorothy Boyatzi
     978-652-5374
     flashfirebrittanys@comcast.net

Charles River Dog Training Club
     Delegate Rebecca Leonard
     508-653-6139
     rebeccacleonard@verizon.net

Collie Club of New England
     Secretary Kathleen Barnes
     ph n/a
     bbarned97@comcast.net

Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club
     Delegate Bonnie Chandler
     978-456-3169
     jbchandler@verizon.net

Concord Dog Training Club
     Delegate Anne Testoni
     978-779-6154
     atbasset@gmail.com

Framingham District Kennel Club
     Delegate Art Twiss
     781-944-5408
     atwiss2@verizon.net

Greater Lowell Kennel Club
     Delegate Cheryl A. Pike
     978-667-4611
     amuletbmf@aol.com

Hockamock Kennel Club
     Delegate Russ Selvitella
     508-966-0154
     rselv@aol.com

Irish Setter Club of New England
     Delegate Nancy Conner
     413-367-2182
     wildcard@robinfood.org

Irish Wolfhound Association of New England
     Delegate Marc Campbell
     860-739-3965
     mcbell@aol.com

Labrador Retriever Club of the Pioneer Valley
     Delegate Laura Bauver
     413-357-6424
     splitrocklabradors@yahoo.com

Ladies' Dog Club
     Delegate Virginia Rowland
     978-424-1044
     Blackslate@aol.com

Mayflower German Shorthaired Pointer Club
     Delegate Bill Felins
     617-470-6757
     bfelins@verizon.net

Merrimack Lhasa Apso Club
     Delegate Arna B. Margolies
     781-449-0612
     hferris@charter.net

Middlesex County Kennel Club
     Delegate Heidi Currier Ferris
     508-529-6012
     rjaylhasa@comcast.net

Minuteman Samoyed Club
     Delegate Helen Sullivan
     508-358-5258
     hsulli5539@aol.com

New England Pet Grooming Professionals
     Delegate Jen Schoenstadt
     508-556-7104
     nepgp@yahoo.com

New England Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
     Delegate Jean Gamble
     978-333-9171
     jean.gamble@comcast.net

New England Rottweiler Fanciers
     Delegate Margaret Bryan
     508-3393434
     cadestormdabo@aol.com

New England Sporting Group Assn
     Delegate Nancy Conner
     413-367-2182
     wildcard@robinfood.org

New England Terrier Club
     Secretary Lin Falat
     508-528-6340
     falcrost@verizon.net/a>

North Shore Kennel Club
     Delegate Holly Sheltry
     978-356-1644
     hollysheltry@hickoryhillkennel.com

Patriot Papillon Club, Inc.
     Delegate Charlotte McGowan
     617-527-3450
     rorralore@gmail.com

Patriot Pug Dog Club
     Delegate Kathie Rizzo
     603-384-3638
     philthie2000@yahoo.com

Pioneer Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
     Delegate Darci L. Brown
     413-772-2111
     dbhappyhr@hotmailcom

Scottish Terrier Club of New England
     Delegate Laurie Johnson
     508-894-8241
     lfonander@aol.com

South Shore Kennel Club, Inc.
     Delegate Kyle Shaffer
     781-727-0775
     k.shaffer@comcast.net

Springfield Kennel Club
     Delegate Tom Davies
     413-245-1516
     kemastar@charter.net

TarTan Gordon Setter Club, Inc.
     Delegate Pamela Haynes
     508-244-8988
     pljhaynes@comcast.net

Wachusett Kennel Club, Inc
     Delegate Julie Rembrandt Seeley
     978-456-8644
     JRembrandtSeeley@charter.net

Wampanoag Kennel Club
     Delegate Monique Bertrand
     508-287-0298
     mizstang67@comcast.net

Worcester County Kennel Club
     Delegate Cynthia Stark
     508-852-2483
     stbernhospice@juno.com

Yankee Golden Retriever Club
     Delegate Judith Erlanger
     978-263-7301
     JudithPER@aol.com

Yankee Siberian Husky Club
     Delegate John Kenney
     781-635-3328
     musherjohn@verizon.net



With new dog legislation being worked on and introduced almost daily, we need to be extremely pro-active in order to ensure that our hobby/sport of breeding and exhibiting dogs is protected. Please review the list of member clubs link. If you belong to a club that IS NOT listed please print a copy of our latest newsletter, take it to your next club meeting and encourage your club to join MassFed. If you are not a member please consider joining MassFed as an individual. The larger our numbers grow and the more we communicate the better our chances become of stopping bad dog legislation.

We always welcome new members! Join MassFed!
MassFed publishes a newsletter sent to homes quarterly beginning February, May, August, and November as part of your membership. Volunteer opportunities are available during the year.

If you have news you feel is appropriate and supports the ideals of this organization, please submit it at any time to the newsletter editor via fax, USPS mail or e-mail.

MassFed News is a newsletter published February, May, August, and November by MFDC&RDO for members. Any portion may be reproduced in the newsletters of member clubs with appropriate credit to sources. Material reproduced from other sources or opinions expressed in this newsletter does not necessarily represent the official position of the Federation or its members. Please send correspondence to: Julie Rembrandt Seeley, Post Office Box 295, Harvard, MA 01451-0295; fax 978-456-8853, e-mail JRembrandtSeeley@charter.net

 

MassFed Meeting Dates for 2016

February 4 (Thursday)
Board Meeting

April 14 (Thursday)
General Meeting
Yangtze River Restaurant
Littleton, MA

Click to download meeting flyer

May 19 (Thursday)
Board Meeting

July 13 (Wednesday)
Board Meeting

August 24 (Wednesday)
Board Meeting

September 17-18
(Saturday-Sunday)

MassFed Booth at NE PetExpo
Wilmington, MA


October 26 (Wednesday)
Annual Meeting
location TBD




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