Hi to all NFGRC members. I hope you are all staying healthy, physically and mentally. I miss you and I miss all the events we didn't get to partake in this year because of this pandemic we are currently experiencing. This has been a year none of us could have ever imagined. We are dealing with a deadly virus that is attacking our health, along with our way of life. It has slowed down some of the business of everyday functions, though, so enjoy that while you can. The main thing at this time is to stay healthy and to find joy in that!

This year, before the virus hit, we did have an in-person board/membership meeting in February, 2020 at the Awards Banquet. Since then, we have been able to conduct NFGRC board meetings by teleconference, and have made decisions regarding club business and event cancellations via board emails.

Sadly, our latest cancellation for 2020 is our Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck/Bucket Raffle, which was slated for December 5th. AKC has waived many of the meeting requirements for 2020, so we felt this was the best and safest decision for all. And while we will still be submitting applications for 2020 awards, the February Awards Banquet has also been cancelled. Instead, we hope to present all the 2020 awards at the Fun Field Day in June. On a positive note, the one NFGRC event that we were able to host this year was the WC/WCX, which was a complete success! Thank you to all who participated.

We remain hopeful that we will be able to hold many of the scheduled NFGRC events in 2021. For now, we will keep in contact with all of you through membership emails and our lovely website. Watch for an email from secretary Deb Krebsbach later on with more club business and our board meeting minutes.

Healthfulness always,

Suze Walker, NFGRC President