NMC Bulletin November 2009
This issue is dedicated to Virginia Delong and Russell Sapp
Our friends in the Hobby
President’s Report from Jerry Mitosinka
Wendy Morin was recently
diagnosed with cancer.
Due to the seri‐
Financial Statement with the informaon Club Members need to understand our financial condi on. Wendell Conger has gone above and beyond in arranging for his District Show and for the Central Regional Young Bird Show at the Louisville Young Bird Show.
ousness of the disease she is unable to connue
She has taken a temporary leave from
and will return when she recovers.
Loomis has volunteered to become the Guest Editor unl
I wish Wendy a speedy recovery and I
am very indebted to Jackie for volunteering her
to the connua
on of the Bullen.
Jacki is currently working with Lorry Burgr, our Web Site Administrator, to post the Bullen on our web site which will allow us to electronically deliver it to you. Hopefully, this opon will be in place with this Bullen as a test and will be fully operaonal in the near future. You will no‐ ce on the Membership Applicaon that you must indi‐ cate that you want to connue to receive the printed Bul‐
If you do not request the printed Bullen
be given a password that will allow you access the Bulle‐
n at our web site. Many clubs now deliver their publi‐ caons and newsleers via the internet in order to con‐ trol the very high costs of prinng and postage. Photographs of Winning Birds Our Editorial Policy is to put photographs of birds that are Best Modena, Best
and Best Gazzi at NMC sponsored shows on the
outside front and rear covers of our Bullen.
mit your photographs to Jacki so we can connue
will ensure that all show win‐
ners are represented on our Bulle
I am seeking volunteers to contact
Naonal Modena Club of Great Britain We will recog‐ nize the 100th Anniversary of this Club by providing sev‐ eral token awards to winning birds at their anniversary show. Nominaon of Judges for the Na onal Please give some thought to whom you would like to judge the Naonal. Those who are considered for nominaon at our annual meeng must agree to serve in wri ng or be present at the mee ng and agree to serve. Last year we did not have a sufficient number of nominees. Salt Lake City Na onal The Salt Lake City Naonal is close at hand. This year the Club sponsoring the Naonal will be offering cash awards for Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show and Best Variety/Group. In Memory Virginia De Long We were sorry to hear of Virginia’s passing. I knew Virginia for a number of years. Virginia loved her Modenas. She worked as a veterinary assistant
and was very fond of animals.
She was devoted to
breeding and showing collies, but she loved her Mode‐ nas. Her gi for breeding was legendary and her parcu lar interest was dilute colors. She once told me that her lifelong goal was to win the Naonal, which she accomplished in 2002 with a Silver Schie Cock. She said that was her proudest moment. Virginia’s passing was truly a sad day and a loss for the
our Members to solicit adversing
in the upcoming Year‐
book. This is a significant source of revenue which sup‐ ports this annual publica on. Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 283‐7282 (California me) to volunteer your services and ensure that this
Yearbook is successful. Commiee Acvi es
have been work‐
ing very hard on a variety of assignments.
Thank you for
on and hard work in service to our Club.
Lee Steuer has contributed a great deal
hobby. Russ Sapp
opment of our hobby. He was a leader serving as Club President for two terms and Club supporter by being band distributer for many years. Russ was also an ex‐ traordinary breeder winning several Naonals and was recognized as a Master Breeder. His accomplishments and service were truly exceponal and he will be missed. Beyond his accomplishments he was a gentleman treang everyone with dignity and respect. He will be
me to idenfy
and encourage our youngest mem‐
His efforts and those assisng
him surely will make
their Modena breeding and exhibi ng experiences very
enjoyable. Board Acvi
I want to single out two Board Mem‐
fondly remembered by everyone who know him Take care and enjoy the birds. Also, have a Merry mas and Happy New Year. Jerry
bers for their contribuons.
Chip Creech has provided a