February Newsletter

Hello Lacy people,

 

I just wanted to update everyone on the recent past events and our upcoming events. This is a busy time of year for us with several events coming up as well as our annual officer elections. I will be sending out updates along to keep everyone posted.

 

On January 20th 2018 the Board of Directors & officers met for our monthly meeting. I reported that our status as a nonprofit / not for profit is reinstated and in good standing with the Secretary of State.

Our Tracking Seminar is almost here. We have a good size class already scheduled. As many of you know Marlo has had some illness in her family which may have led to some miscommunication between the association and you. We tried to fill the gap but if you signed up, and have not been contacted by Marlo regarding reservations and invoicing, please get in touch with Kenny Wall at kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com 281/844-0969 or Marlo Ondrej at bluelacydogs@sbcglobal.net 210/288-0553.

 

The Hill Country or Lampasas Funday will be the last weekend in April. It will be held at Bar 17 Ranch again this year. The address is 2384 CR 2315 Lampasas, TX 76550. These events are geared for beginner dogs but finished dogs and owners can benefit as well. Something I have always loved about these events is the sharing of experience and knowledge by everyone there. The events will include classes and training on Blood Tracking, along with UBT testing, hog baying, cattle pinning, and coon treeing. We will have merchandise available for purchase. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Contact Todd Porter at porterslacys@gmail.com, Kenny Wall at kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com, or Robin Porter at robinp1836@gmail.com with questions or information.

 

Last year we had our first FunDay in Bonham, TX. We have decided to have it again this year. It will be at the same facility held last year, the Multi Use Complex West of Bonham, TX. The planned date is June 30, 2018. I will send more details as the date gets closer.

 

Nominations for officers is open as of today, February 15, 2018 until the end of the month. The candidates will be validated and ballots will be drawn up and mailed out. There will also be an electronic voting option. The link will be shared after nominations are validated. Elections will be held March 6, 2018 through March 20, 2018. The positions available are:

 

Vice President – Conducts meetings in the absence of the President and to assist at all times in directing the work of our organization. Communicatiating with all members, Board of Directors, and Officers.

 

Vice President of Membership – Manage and keep all membership records in regards to membership level and records required at each level. This will also include communicating with our web designer on keeping information updated and communicatiating with all members, Board of Directors, and Officers.

 

Sergeant at ArmsKeeps order. If other board members, officers, or meeting attendees are disruptive, the sergeant may warn them and, in extreme cases, eject them from the meeting. They will need to communicate with all members, Board of Directors, and Officers.

 

We are asking that you send any nomination to Kenny Wall at kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com, Robin Porter at robinp1836@gmail.com, or Marlo Ondrej at bluelacydogs@sbcglobal.net. We do ask, before you nominate, you check with the person to be sure they are a member in good standing as well as interested in being an officer. You must be a member in good standing to nominate as well as vote.

 

Thank you all for your continued support,

 

Todd Porter – President, Texas Lacy Game Dog Association

903/815-0399

porterslacys@gmail.com

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Northeast Texas Funday

Hey friends, the Texas Lacy Game Dog Association is having an information and training event in our area. We are excited to bring one of these events to the area to show case the Texas State Dog. These are not competitive events. This is a chance to have a lot of knowledge and experience in one location and get help if you want it. If you have an experienced dog, you can bring your dog and let it work as well. Also, it is not limited to just Lacy dogs.

I have to let you know up front that this is a working dog event. These dogs will be working livestock and wild game.

In a nutshell, if you want an opportunity to see some working dogs, want to showcase your dog, want help tuning up your dog, or start your beginner dog…… then come out to Bonham, TX Saturday June 24th. Admission is free. It only costs of you want your dog to participate.

Our sponsors are going to have a booth and be giving away some Exclusive dog food. Also, Payton Bentley with Purina / Bear Creek Country Store will be talking about dog nutrition for different life stages as well as activity.

We are going to have two short talks, one one starting a dog on retrieving and one on basic beginning training.

Lunch and concessions will be provided by Randolph VFD. Come on out and support them add well.

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Photo Contest Entries

TLGDA was invited by a Texas department to send in pictures of our Lacy Dogs! They are going to use them to decorate offices in a State building!
They requested the photo to be of the Blue Lacy Dog with a Texas Flag, Texas Seal, Texas buildings, or similar. That could include Texas symbols, monuments, landmarks, etc. Photos will be made into large prints to hang on walls.
All pictures have been submitted to the State agency, who will decide which pictures they wish to use. They will let us know of their decision.

Here are the submissions:

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