[older messages]
25 Nov 17, 12:50 PM
JanBrule
I would like to see an even more open dialog between the board and the NAFA community. I think there has been great strides towards a more accessible board, but I would like everyone to feel comfortable approaching the board about any issue.
25 Nov 17, 12:52 PM
DanaHanson
We have one question remaining in the cue at this time.
25 Nov 17, 12:52 PM
LisaDaum
As with any organization, change happens. Not everyone will be happy about those changes. Allowing input from the competitors or at least team captains is always a great way to keep everyone involved in these changes. Maybe even allowing an online chat like this when major changes are being discussed would be helpful and there would be no miscommunication. I do believe that NAFA has been doing a great job with keeping everyone posted on upcoming changes on the website and through social media.
25 Nov 17, 12:54 PM
DanaHanson
Carry Forward Question: What do you see as the most urgent issue facing NAFA flyball?
25 Nov 17, 12:56 PM
DanaHanson
No questions remain in the cue, and I will ask candidates for closing remarks after receiving their responses to the prior question.
25 Nov 17, 12:57 PM
LisaDaum
Social media. People posting about things they don't like or feel is unfair but not willing to be a part of the change.
25 Nov 17, 12:58 PM
LyndaMantler
I think the measuring issue is the single biggest concern at this time. It is being addressed by the board committees and then the board as whole. Progress has been made and work on this process continues.
25 Nov 17, 12:58 PM
LisaDaum
Instead of posting and fueling the fire, work with the board to help make things better.
25 Nov 17, 01:00 PM
LisaDaum
In closing, while I may not have been playing flyball as long as many others. I am extremely passionate about the sport and promote it all the time.
25 Nov 17, 01:00 PM
JanBrule
I think both recruitment of new players as well as keeping those already involved in the sport are key. We need to make sure that we welcome new people. Encourage their participation and answer questions. We also need to keep the participants we have by making sure that they feel comfortable with how the organization is run and encourage open communication.
25 Nov 17, 01:02 PM
JohnForseth
Continue making forward steps with the new Measuring Judges. Trial periods for major rule changes that allow for feed back.
25 Nov 17, 01:03 PM
EmmaMak
The most urgent issue facing NAFA flyball continues to be keeping membership and participation up. I think the open class changes will help this way. Offsetting the move away from entering regular and multibreed with an additional type of regional championship will help too. The board needs people that are strongly committed to NAFA flyball succeeding.
25 Nov 17, 01:04 PM
DanaHanson
Candidates please prepare your closing remarks.
While they’re doing that, I’d like to remind you that ballots will be sent out electronically December 1. Club owners, regional directors, approved/supervising judges and board members are eligible to vote. By now you should have verified your contact information and vote counts. You still may update contact information by e-mail to crn@flyball.org.
25 Nov 17, 01:08 PM
EmmaMak
In closing, thanks to all who participated and those reading this later. I’m available on social media if you have any questions. Thanks for considering me for a board position. Whether I make it or not I will continue to volunteer my time to NAFA as I feel strongly that I want to give back to this community that means so much to me. Thanks to the organizers and hope everyone has a good weekend!
25 Nov 17, 01:08 PM
JohnForseth
Thank you all for your questions. There are a lot of good things about Flyball and a few negatives. I look forward to serving the Flyball community and working on eliminating the negatives and heighten the good to create a fun, fair, family oriented sport that everyone of all ages can enjoy.
25 Nov 17, 01:09 PM
LyndaMantler
Thank you to those that provided this forum for the candidate discussion and to you all for participating. I would love the opportunity to continue serving on the NAFA board. Have a fantastic weekend!
25 Nov 17, 01:13 PM
JanBrule
Thank you everyone. I am very honored to be nominated! I love the sport of flyball and I would like the opportunity to serve on the board. Flyball is a great sport for all ages and I would like to help promote flyball and move the sport forward. Thanks!
25 Nov 17, 01:13 PM
LisaDaum
I believe that I have so much to offer NAFA and our flyball community. Thank you all for this opportunity and I would be honored to serve on the NAFA Board of Directors.
25 Nov 17, 01:15 PM
DanaHanson
Thanks to the candidates, to nomination and election committee members, and to all the NAFA participants that joined today or will take time to read this transcript. Have a great weekend!
25 Nov 17, 01:15 PM
KyleMankes
Bye everyone.
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