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) holly@hickoryhillkennel.com
Members: Gale Golden (Framingham District KC Delegate) gale@g2communicationsgroup.com
Cynthia Stark (Worcester County KC Delegate) stbernhospice@juno.com

Alternates: Monique Bertrand (Wampanoag KC Delegate) mizstang67@comcast.net
Joel Wolff (Associate Member) madeiralover@gmail.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.

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.

Scroll down for Club Delegate listing.

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.


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

Baystate Bullmastiff Club
     Delegate Stacey Gavin
     508-277-5904
     stacgav@aol.com

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

Central New England Brittany Club
     Delegate Marilyn Gilman
     508-254-6811
     gilman6@comcast.net

Charles River Dog Training Club
     Delegate Rebecca Leonard
     508-653-6139
     5inWayland@gmail.com

Collie Club of New England
     Delegate Annette Rawlings
     508-441-7073
     sealorecollies@gmail.com

Colonial Shetland Sheepdog Club
     Delegate Bonnie Chandler
     978-456-3169
     bchandler1@charter.net

Framingham District Kennel Club
     Delegate Gale Golden
     508-308-1361
     gale@g2communicationsgroup.com

Great Dane Club of New England
     Delegate Tiffany Cross
     603-494-9204
     ctiffer2@hotmail.com

Hockamock Kennel Club
     Delegate Joseph Menyo, Jr.
     508-838-4081
     joemenyojr@al.com

Irish Setter Club of New England
     Delegate Luanne Witt
     508-838-3494
     witt191@aol.com

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

Merrimack Lhasa Apso Club
     Delegate Arna B. Margolies
     781-449-0612
     rjaylhasa@comcast.net

Middlesex County Kennel Club
     Delegate Heidi Currier Ferris
     508-529-6012
     hferris@charter.net

Minuteman Samoyed Club
     Delegate Diana Walther
     774-200-1892
     dianawalther@charter.net

New England Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
     Delegate Christine Greeley
     978-979-9605
     cgreeley@comcast.net

New England Rottweiler Fanciers
     Delegate Margaret Bryan
     508-339-3434
     cadestormdabo@aol.com

New England Terrier Club
     Delegate Lin Falat
     508-528-5340
     falcroft@verizon.net/

Newfoundland Club of America
     Delegate Janice Anderson
     661-845-8955
     mydogsmychoice@gmail.com

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

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

Patriot Pug Dog Club
     Delegate Pamela Donaldson
     978-422-6116
     phdpugs@comcast.net

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club
     Delegate Anne Testoni
     508-981-5910
     atbasset@gmail.com

Scottish Terrier Club of NE
     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 Naida Parker
     phone n/a
     grdane@yahoo.com

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
     781-383-0504
     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.

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MassFed Meeting Dates for 2020

February 20 (Thursday)
Board/General Meeting

May 7 (Thursday)
Board/General Meeting
Canceled due to COVID shutdown

July 22 (Wednesday)
Board/General Meeting
Canceled due to COVID shutdown

October 8 (Thursday)
Annual Meeting


Note: Dates and locations subject to change based on facility and speaker availability.

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