Club News
President’s Message . . .
First let me thank Roxann Heit and Rick Lingenfelter and their committee members for a GREAT National. Hope everyone had a wonderful time, Great Judges, Great Dogs and Wonderful People. I enjoyed visiting with Sandy, Bob and Linda between their Judging times. I had many people comment to me what a good time they were having, quite a few judges approached me and thanked me for our Judges Education committee and the great job they did. One Judge who does 2 groups told me that this was the very best Judges Seminar she had ever been to. Thank you John, Gayle, and your committee, for putting on such a wonderful Judges Education Seminar. I heard many great comments about the Breed Education Seminar, Dr. Cindy did a wonderful job; if you missed it there is a video available to buy. Thank you Patt Caldwell and your committee for all you do for breed education.

At this year’s National we had our first board meeting by phone conference. There were 25 DDs in attendance and 16 on the phone. We were able to get a lot of very important business done; everyone was very respectful of each other’s views and comments. I would like to thank each of you for taking the time to meet. The board voted on and passed the findings of the 2 Realignment Committee’s recommendation to reduce the board to 15 members including the 5 officers. We also voted on allowing proxy voting by the membership and it passed.

Remember this is a work in progress, my plan is to have the constitution and by-laws ready to be voted on by next year’s National in Louisville. I hope that we will be able to continue to work together to meet this time frame. We will need everyone’s help and input. The Constitution Committee is hard at work on the bylaws and constitution changes, please give them your support and input.

Janie has sent out an e-mail asking for volunteers to replace John Buddie as DAL. If any of your members would like to run for DAL please forward their name to Janie or myself.

I am asking for a motion and a second to proceed with the Communications Committee’s proposal presented by Lenell Nix, Chairman, which was presented at the board meeting in Oklahoma. This will allow us to keep in contact with the entire membership and at given moment. Donna Walle has decided to step down as our Bulletin editor. She and her committee have done a wonderful job. She will be missed; I personally would like to thank Donna and her committee for giving us such a wonderful magazine.

I have asked Lynda Cox to be the Bulletin Editor, included in this communiqué is her bio. She is very excited to be the new Editor of the Bulletin. I ask you to please give her your help and support.

I would again like to thank each of you for all you do for the CCA and the Collie.

– Mike Van Tassell

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John Farley tops the rankings list through March 2015 with 53 points.

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2016 National Specialty
Kentucky: Unbridled Spirit

March 20-26 :: Louisville
Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC)

Host Club
Collie Club of Kentucky

Host Hotel
Crowne Plaza (a full-service hotel welcoming dogs, located by the Louisville International Airport and the main entrance to the KEC. CCA rate: $100 plus tax. Reservations: 1-888-233-9527

Kentuckiana Cluster
Kentucky Exposition Center, M-BF

Thursday, March 17—Mid-Kentucky KC—collie judge: Marjorie A. Tuff*
Friday, March 18—Louisville KC—collie judge: Hildegarde S. Morgan*
Saturday, March 19—Evansville KC—collie judge: James E. Noe*
Sunday, March 20—Louisville KC—collie judge: Shelley C. Roos*

Thursday through Sunday—Greater Louisville Training Club—Agility trials
For information, contact:
June Ebert, Event Secretary, astibug@msn.com

National specialty schedule
Sunday/Monday, March 20-21

Fair Wether Farm
1011 Curry Place Drive
Versailles, KY 40383

Judges: Sean and Sharol Hathaway (pending AKC approval)

Host Hotel: (Due to an equestrian event, hotels in Lexington are extremely limited)
Red Roof Inn Lexington South
2651 Wilhite Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
1-800-733-7663 (must CALL for reservation; cannot get discount via internet)
Code: B184CCOF16

Reservations must be cancelled by 2/19/2015 or your credit card will be charged.

> See attached flyer for hotel details and tentative schedule

For more information, contact:
Ericka Wojack, ewojack@comcast.net

Tuesday/Wednesday, March 22-23
Judge Mary Mullen**
For more information, contact:
Dee Olson, dee@rdolson.org

Tuesday Evening, March 22
Sponsored by the Collie Club of Kentucky in conjunction with CCA
Judge: William K. Brokken**
For more information, contact:
Donna Walle, donna.walle@att.net

Thursday/Friday, March 24-25
Obedience and Rally
Judges: Russel Hornfisher** and Catherine M. Thompson**
For more information, contact:
Todd Merchant, todd.merchant@owens-minor.com

Wednesday - Saturday, March 23-26
Judges: Intersex -- Mary H. Wells**
Dogs -- Judie Evans**
Bitches -- Brenda L. Miramon**
Juniors -- Michelle Esch-Brooks**
For more information, contact:
June Morris, junemorris13@gmail.com

** all judges pending AKC approval

Sponsor a trophy
Contact Gwendolyn Means
3925 Springfield-Jamestown Road
Springfield, OH 45502

email: gmmeans1el@gmail.com
Tel. (937) 325-9524



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Meet the breeds 2015
The Collies are always a huge attraction at Meet the Breeds and this year was no exception. It was non-stop all day, showcasing the dogs, answering questions, and handing out the wonderful information the Collie Club of America provides on the Collie.

> Go to the Meet the Breeds 2015 story on Colliesonline.com

> View the Meet the Breeds 2015 Photo Gallery

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New from the PR Committee
The CCA Public Relations Committee has created new materials available for printing and distribution as handouts at breed outreach or promotional opportunities such as the AKC “Meet the Breeds” event, pet fairs or breed information tables at dog shows. Click here to view the list.

Windows to the past
Purchase CCA Yearbooks from 1979 to 2012 and American Collie Champions, Volumes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. These collectibles are great historical sources and references. Download the order form.




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