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The MassFed Board of Directors Announces the appointment of the 2016 Nominating Committee
Chair: Holly Sheltry (email@example.com)
Members: Monique Bertrand (firstname.lastname@example.org); Anne Testoni (email@example.com)
Alternates: Laura Marsden (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cheryl Pike (email@example.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.
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.
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
you answered “no” to any of the above questions,
can start helping by becoming an active Member Club
(see list below) or Individual
Member of MassFed.
Airedale Terrier Club of New England
Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club
Baystate Bullmastiff Club
Bulldog Club of New England
Anne L. von Rosenberg
Cape Cod Kennel Club
Delegate John Cappellina
Central New England Brittany Club
Delegate Dorothy Boyatzi
Charles River Dog Training Club
Delegate Rebecca Leonard
Collie Club of New England
Secretary Kathleen Barnes
Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club
Delegate Bonnie Chandler
Concord Dog Training Club
Delegate Anne Testoni
Framingham District Kennel Club
Delegate Art Twiss
Greater Lowell Kennel Club
Delegate Cheryl A. Pike
Hockamock Kennel Club
Delegate Caryl Crouse
Irish Setter Club of New England
Delegate Nancy Conner
Irish Wolfhound Association of New England
Delegate Marc Campbell
Labrador Retriever Club of the Pioneer Valley
Delegate Laura Bauver
Ladies' Dog Club
Delegate Virginia Rowland
Mayflower German Shorthaired Pointer Club
Delegate Bill Felins
Merrimack Lhasa Apso Club
Delegate Arna B. Margolies
Middlesex County Kennel Club
Delegate Heidi Currier Ferris
Minuteman Samoyed Club
Delegate Helen Sullivan
New England Pet Grooming Professionals
Delegate Jen Schoenstadt
New England Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
Delegate Jean Gamble
New England Rottweiler Fanciers
Delegate Margaret Bryan
New England Sporting Group Assn
Delegate Nancy Conner
New England Terrier Club
Secretary Lin Falat
North Shore Kennel Club
Delegate Holly Sheltry
Patriot Papillon Club, Inc.
Delegate Charlotte McGowan
Patriot Pug Dog Club
Delegate Kathie Rizzo
Pioneer Valley Kennel Club, Inc.
Delegate Darci L. Brown
Scottish Terrier Club of New England
Delegate Laurie Johnson
South Shore Kennel Club, Inc.
Delegate Kyle Shaffer
Springfield Kennel Club
Delegate Tom Davies
TarTan Gordon Setter Club, Inc.
Delegate Pamela Haynes
Wachusett Kennel Club, Inc
Delegate Julie Rembrandt Seeley
Wampanoag Kennel Club
Delegate Monique Bertrand
Worcester County Kennel Club
Delegate Cynthia Stark
Yankee Golden Retriever Club
Delegate Judith Erlanger
Yankee Siberian Husky Club
Delegate John Kenney
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!
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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
MassFed Meeting Dates for 2016
February 4 (Thursday)
April 14 (Thursday)
Yangtze River Restaurant
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May 19 (Thursday)
July 13 (Wednesday)
August 24 (Wednesday)
MassFed Booth at NE PetExpo
October 26 (Wednesday)
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