2020 Nominating Committee
Dear MassFed Club Delegates, Alternates, Secretaries & Associate Members:
The MassFed Board of Directors Announces the appointment of the 2020 Nominating Committee
Chair: Holly Sheltry Johnson (North Shore KC Delegate) email@example.com
Members: Gale Golden (Framingham District KC Delegate) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Stark (Worcester County KC Delegate) email@example.com
Alternates: Monique Bertrand (Wampanoag KC Delegate) firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Wolff (Associate Member) email@example.com
Please contact a Committee member if you wish to serve on the Board! See Constitution/By-Law excerpts below for deadlines. Contact info is also available by scrolling down on this page of the website.
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.
Scroll down for Club Delegate listing.
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.
Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club
Delegate Wendyll Behrend
Baystate Bullmastiff Club
Delegate Stacey Gavin
Cape Cod Kennel Club
Delegate John Capellina
Central New England Brittany Club
Delegate Marilyn Gilman
Charles River Dog Training Club
Delegate Rebecca Leonard
Collie Club of New England
Delegate Annette Rawlings
Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club
Delegate Bonnie Chandler
Framingham District Kennel Club
Delegate Gale Golden
Great Dane Club of New England
Delegate Tiffany Cross
Hockamock Kennel Club
Delegate Joseph Menyo, Jr.
Irish Setter Club of New England
Delegate Luanne Witt
Ladies' Dog Club
Delegate Virginia Rowland
Merrimack Lhasa Apso Club
Delegate Arna B. Margolies
Middlesex County Kennel Club
Delegate Heidi Currier Ferris
Minuteman Samoyed Club
Delegate Diana Walther
New England Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
Delegate Christine Greeley
New England Rottweiler Fanciers
Delegate Margaret Bryan
New England Terrier Club
Delegate Lin Falat
Newfoundland Club of America
Delegate Janice Anderson
North Shore Kennel Club
Delegate Holly Sheltry Johnson
Patriot Papillon Club
Delegate Charlotte McGowan
Patriot Pug Dog Club
Delegate Pamela Donaldson
Pilgrim Basset Hound Club
Delegate Anne Testoni
Scottish Terrier Club of NE
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 Naida Parker
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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Julie Rembrandt Seeley, Post Office Box 295, Harvard, MA 01451-0295;
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