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I want to wish each of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! .
I am very much looking forward to serving you as your new Regional Director. Today begins my three year term and over the next few weeks I will be working to establish several new, regional committees & appointing officers. These include a welcome committee, social media committee, disaster relief committee, and regional awards committee. If you are interested in working in any of these areas, please let me know.
We will have our next regional meeting at the Chilli Cats show in Racine, Wisconsin, on Saturday, January 14. I have two topics on the agenda thus far and those include the regional awards and the Winter Meeting agenda I need your input on several very important topics and hope you will take the time to review the agenda. If you have any other topics you'd like included, please let me know.
Finally, I want to also take this time to thank Mike Vasquez for his many years of service to our GREAT region. We truly have the best region in TICA and he's led us well.
Here's to a HEALTHY, HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
Great Lakes Regional Director
2016 Great Lakes Region Special Awards Winners
Judge of the year: Dewane Barnes
Member if the year: Mike England
Clerk of the year: Dawn Faust
Show of the year: Cats Rule Cat Club, Sturtevant, WI, September 26-27, 2015
Piggy of the year: Nikki Crandall-Seibert
Humanitarian of the year: Kim/Dave Albers
Rescue of the year: With All My Love of Chrischat