Yankee Candle Time!

It’s that time again! The CCAA is doing a December Yankee Candle Fundraising Drive! The exciting news is that you can order DIRECTLY through their website and have your individual orders shipped directly to you! Please take advantage of this new system and get your favorite yummy candle scents now!!

Your holiday favorites such as Peppermint Bark, Mmmmm Bacon, Cherries On Snow, Christmas Cookie, Sugared Apple, White Christmas, Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Pumpkin are a click away! The year round favorites as always still available. Make your house warm and smell so good for the holiday!

At this time we would like to thank the members for support our beloved club as we move forward in a positive direction with harmony and warmth through the holidays. Happy Shopping!!

To order go on the Yankee Candle website and punch in our group number: 990049260


Misleading post

The CCAA Board of Directors would like to notify the membership that the following post is incorrect.  As always, membership dues paid via paypal go directly to the club paypal account.  This is the latest in a series of intentionally misleading statements intended to undermine the credibility of the Directors.  Rest assured that the majority of the Directors were performing their duties while this was posted by a rogue member of the BOD that chose not to participate in conducting the official business of the club.

2015 Specialty Judges

Here is the list of nominated judges for the 2015 CCAA Specialty shows.  Bios have been included where possible.  Please vote for one.  The top vote getter will be offered the National Specialty assignment and the next five will be offered Regional Specialty assignments.  Votes are due November 15, 2013 to events@canecorso.org.
Kim Cavanna
Judith Brown
Ann Schwatrz
George Marquis
Janet Fink
Steve Dainard
Robert Caswell
Robin Stansell
Thomas Nesbitt
Robin Stansell
Burt Yamada
Mary Ann Alston

judges Bios 2015

Letter to the membership from EOC regarding election

The EOC and BOD would like to thank all the members who took the time to
participate in the election by nominating candidates.  Now that the nomination process has ended, the EOC will be busy putting together ballots to send to CCAA members by October 15th, 2013.  Please be on the lookout for your ballot and take the time to complete it and send it back by December 1st, 2013.

The EOC urges all members to exercise his or her right to vote and it is important that members understand the efforts that have been made to fairly represent the wishes of the membership.  Because elections are crucial to the success and progress of the CCAA, the EOC would like to share with the membership the action steps that have been and will be taken to ensure an ethical and tamper-proof election process, as detailed below.  
·         All nominees have been sent confirmation that their nominations were received so none were “lost” in cyberspace.
·         All information regarding the qualifications of all the nominees is available to all members by written request.
·         At no time will any members of the CCAA EOC or any CCAA Officers or Board of Directors or CCAA general club members have any physical contact with any of the outgoing or incoming ballots.
·         All ballots will be sent out by the Registered Parliamentarian.
·         All ballots sent out will have the Registered Parliamentarian’s return address so that in the event that a ballot is lost in the mail or is undeliverable, it will be returned to the Registered Parliamentarian.
·         All completed ballots will be sent to the Registered Parliamentarian.
·         All ballots will be received and counted by the Registered Parliamentarian.
·         The Registered Parliamentarian will review the bylaws to be sure all requirements are met.
·         The Registered Parliamentarian will send the results of the election to the CCAA Acting President and the Chairperson of the EOC.  The results will then be sent to the CCAA Secretary who shall make the results public.
If any club member has any questions, please send them to the EOC at the following e mail address:  CCAA2013EOC@aol.com
Thank you for your participation in this important process!

2013 Election info

Calling all CCAA Members!  As this new week begins, we find ourselves halfway through September!  This means you only have about 2 weeks left to nominate someone for the 2013 election!  During the week, try to spend some time thinking about how you can get involved in this important and exciting election!  Nominating is a simple process and gives members a voice!

Nominations can either be mailed via USPS or emailed. If you choose to MAIL your nomination, just make sure that it is postmarked by or beforeSeptember 30th and addressed to:

JoAnne Campbell EOC

28987 Old Trilby Road

Brooksville, Florida 34602

If you choose to EMAIL your nomination, just make sure that it is emailed no later than September 30th to CCAA2013EOC@aol.com.

As nominations are received, the EOC will send out an email confirming that your nomination has been received, so keep an eye out for that confirmation email!

As important deadlines come up, the EOC will post reminders to make this an easy process. Questions and/or clarification can ALWAYS be sent to the EOC via email at CCAA2013EOC@aol.com. Thank you for being a part of this important process for the CCAA!

Suspension notice


Regretfully, the CCAA is announcing that Tony Scandy, President of the CCAA, has been suspended from his duties until December 5, 2013 for ethics violations. In the interim, Janet Gigante CCAA Vice President, will assume his duties.


Steel Campbell
CCAA Secretary