Joe Reno -- Candidate for the office of
Second Vice President
Joe Reno has been a member of the CCA since 1971 and held the position of District Director for New Jersey for 19 years. He has served on the CCA Health Committee and is presently on the national show rules committee. He is a member of the Hunterdon Hills Collie Club and has held numerous positions and also belongs to the Herding Group Association of NJ. Joe is a member, board member and treasurer of the Somerset Hills Kennel Club. He is a CCA Quarter Century member. Joe received his license to judge collies in 1996 and presently judges Shetland Sheepdogs, Bearded Collies and Pembroke Welsh Corgis. He has bred over 20 rough champions under the Hi-Crest prefix.
Joe has managed a large veterinary hospital for the last 29 years and also manages a small boarding kennel.
He seeks the position of Second Vice President with the Collie Club of America.
What are the most important issues facing the parent club and its members in the next administrative term and what character qualities do you bring to the job that you have learned or developed while working on other CCA projects or from other areas of your life, inside or outside of the dog community, that will be needed to produce solutions? Please
There are many issues facing the CCA and the world of dogs. Among those are: anti-dog legislation, dealing with rescue situations, educating, attracting and keeping the members or perspective members who are interested in collies.
We need to remember the breeders, who are the backbone of our club.
Our club is made up of many talented individuals with various interests for our favorite breed.
The collie sure is versatile and we need to celebrate all of these aspects.
I would like to see national seminars away from the national show where we could relax more without our dogs and learn more from each other.
It might be nice to see our collies herd and work in agility at other regional sites.
I feel committees and their workers should be trusted more with their projects.
I have worked well with people all of my life, whether it is with a club or at my place of employment.
The end goal for us all should be the collie and our national club.