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Welcome to the Land of Lincoln Border Collie Association or LOLBCA.  Our club has been supporting  working border collie activities in the mid-west for over 20 years.  Our organization was formed to:

  • Promote the use of herding dogs in livestock operations
  • Educate and train stock owners in the use of herding dogs in their operations
  • Educate herding dog owners interested in developing the natural talents and instincts of their dog
  • Support other organizations with mutual interests such as Future Farmers of America, 4-H clubs etc.
  • Provide a fun, sportsmanlike competition in the open field USBCHA style herding trial

We put on at least one open field trial a year in Illinois. Detailed trial information is posted under the Trials tab. Be sure to join us for the fun!

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Looking forward to seeing you at our July Trail — July 6, 7, and 8, 2017!

The Board of Directors has been very busy planning our annual trial. This year, the trial will be a three day trial — Thursday July 6-Saturday July 8. We will have three days of Open and Nursery trials and two days of Pro Novice (full drive) and Novice (wear).

Our Judge this year is Mr Bob Washer and we are very excited to have him! Learn more about him here:  http://www.lolbca.com/info-for-handlers/judge-bios/. The trial will once again be held at the Weavers farm in Vandalia, IL. There will be lots of homemade food for breakfast and lunch. Also, we will have a handlers’ dinner on Friday night, July 7 at the local Mennonite Restaurant.

Running orders will be posted soon.

Trial Volunteers
As you know, in order for a trial to run smoothly, we needs lots of hands. Volunteer shifts will be 2.5 hours each. We will need volunteers for scribing and sheet running/posting of scores and of course for the final set up and tear down, too. Please connect with Catherine Price to volunteer to help! We need all the hands we can get.

CLUB NEWS
Annual Meeting 

The LOLBCA Club will host its annual meeting on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the local Mennonite restaurant, centered around a meal and gathering of handlers.  

At the meeting we will review club business and hold elections. It is a great time to get caught up and to discuss the future of the club.  We would love everyone’s input on how to make the club stronger.
 
The agenda for the club will be sent out at least one week before the meeting, so if you have a topic that you would like on the agenda, please let us know. Also, if you would like to get more involved, we would love to have you. We are always looking for good board members and at the meeting we will hold elections for new board positions.
 
If you are interested nominating someone for the board, accepting a nomination or voting, you must be a member in good standing and current on your membership dues. You can send in your membership dues today — Click here for a membership form and the mailing address!

Current Board of Directors and officers: 

Laura Tomaszewski, President roseviewfarmborders@gmail.com

Jim Jones, Vice President jimpjones1215@gmail.com

Linda Johnson, Treasurer sheep2bcollies@yahoo.com

Kari Carney, Secretary cobkar2@gmail.com

Mary Lou Hayden, Director dogwoodfarmherding@gmail.com

Catherine Price, Director  wolvescnp@yahoo.com

 

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