It’s hard to believe we are nearly ready to close out 2017. Seems that summer puts us all into warp speed while trying to cover so many activities. Summer is also the time that seems to bring us closer to our pets – especially with the outdoor events. Thanks to everyone who volunteered for our Draft and Water tests this year. We had great success holding these events, and we could not have done it without your help. It was also great that so many of you were able to make it to the Nationals at Lincoln City. Our next big event will be our January Regional Specialty held in Portland. Hope everyone is able to attend and participate.
Now it’s PNNC planning time again to get thinking about next year. I encourage everyone to consider ways to stay/get involved with the club – there are many opportunities. If you have ideas or just want to help somewhere, please contact any one of the board members. We will be looking for help in Communications (newsletter, Facebook, website) and on Committees (working dog tests, workshops, and other event planning). We are also seeking feedback on interest level of mock tests and even offering some of our NCA-sanctioned tests to all-breed participants. Let me know if you have thoughts about these ideas to help grow our club all while having fun.
Enjoy this special time of year and I look forward to working with you and your dogs in the next year. Happy Holidays.
Brian Smith, 2017 PNNC President