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The MassFed Nominating Committee Announces the 2016 Slate
In accordance with the By-Laws of MassFed, the Nominating Committee has discussed the proposed slate and received the assent of the persons listed below to serve as Officers and Board members for the organization during the 2016-2018 cycle:
President: Virginia Rowland
Vice President: Darci Brown
Corresponding Secretary: Julie Rembrandt Seeley
Recording Secretary: Cynthia Stark
Treasurer: Rebecca Leonard
Bonnie Chandler, John Kenney, John Seeley, Kyle Shaffer, Holly Sheltry
Holly Sheltry, Chair
Members: Monique Bertrand, Anne Testoni
Alternates: Laura Marsden, Cheryl Pike
SECTION 1. Federation Year. The Federation's fiscal year shall begin on the first day of January and end on the 31st day of December. The Federation's official year shall begin immediately at the conclusion of the election at the annual meeting and shall continue through the election of the next annual meeting.
SECTION 2. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting shall be held in the month of October at which Officers and Directors for the ensuing year shall be elected by secret, written ballot from among those nominated in accordance with Section 4 of this Article. They shall take office immediately upon conclusion of the election and each retiring officer shall turn over to his successor in office all properties and records relating to that office within 30 days after the election.
SECTION 3. Elections. The nominated candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected. The five nominated candidates for other positions on the Board who receive the greatest number of votes for such positions shall be declared elected. In each instance one vote may represent the associate members’ single consensus vote.
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.
(d) Not later than August 15th the Recording Secretary shall prepare and mail to all voting members an official ballot listing all candidates for each office in alphabetical order. No person may be a candidate for more than one office.
(e) Nominations cannot be made at the annual meeting or in any manner other than as provided in this Section.
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 Russ Selvitella
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.
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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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