Newfoundland Club of America
e-newsletter Enter the "Name the Newsletter" Contest   Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
December 2007

After launching the first issue of our electronic newsletter, we learned that the name we had chosen, Newf e-News, was already being used by the Newfoundland Club of New England for their electronic newsletter.  To avoid confusion between the two, we've agreed to change our name.  But to what???  The NCA Board tossed around some ideas, but in the end, we decided to leave it up to you with a "Name the Newsletter" Contest.
NCA members can submit ideas for names for this newsletter any time between now and January 15.  At the Board teleconference on January 17, the winner will be chosen, and that name will be used beginning with the January issue.
The person submitting the winning entry will get a short article and photo in NewfTide as well as a small token of the Board's appreciation to be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Membership at the National Specialty.
So, put on your creativity hat and come up with a great name for this electronic newsletter.  NCA members only, please, should email their entries to the NCA Board  for receipt no later than 1/15/08.  If you have any questions about the contest, contact Mary Lou Roberts.
In This Issue
Working Achievement Award Debuts- Celebrate the Working Dog!
Meet The Breeds- Putting the focus on Public Education
National Specialty Gets Into Gear- Keep up with the latest Info
DNA Blood Collection Clinic slated for the National Specialty in Rhode Island
Working Achievement Award to Debut in '08

jumpThe NCA has adopted a Working Achievement Award to honor those Newfoundland/handler teams that excel in dog sports that highlight the intelligence and versatility of our breed, to recognize the unique bond between a handler and their dog, and to promote participation at a high level of excellence in performance events.

Learn more about the Working Achievement Award

NCA Members Light the Way for Public Education
Meet The Breeds BoothOne of the highlights for spectators at the AKC Eukanuba Championship show is the "Meet the Breeds" program, this year featuring over 137 booths staffed by volunteers from Parent Clubs around the country. For the 2nd year in a row the Newfoundland Booth has garnered kudos and a standing-room-only crowd.

Read More about Meet The Breeds & Regional Club Activities

SEAS the Day: 2008 NCA National Specialty Approaches
national logo 2008The 2008 National Specialty Website is loaded with important information, be sure to check in often as NCNE is doing a wonderful job keeping everyone up-to-date with the latest in National News!
Check Out the 2008 National

Early-bird Raffle - Win a guaranteed reservation and first night free at the host hotel OR a Newfoundland Themed Quilt- Purchase tickets by Feb. 21 to win!
Download Raffle Tickets
Looking for the  perfect way to remember that special someone in your life? Why not make a donation to the NCA Health Challenge or NCA Rescue in their name? During the holiday season, for any donation of $20 or more, we will send your honoree an exclusive holiday card, featuring the artwork of Tracy Carton and Sherri Robinson, acknowledging your gift.
Remember, as part of the NCA Charitable Trust, 100% of your donations to the Health Challenge and NCA Rescue are tax deductible.

rescuecardDownload a Rescue Donation Form

Download a Health Challenge Donation Form
It's About the Future
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DNA Blood Banking Clinic

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 per submission
Download an Application for the DNA Clinic at the 2008 National Specialty.

Get More Info
NCA on the Web

NCA Charities

NCA Puppy Info Center

Newfoundland Dog Library

If you don't vote, don't complain.
Elections for the 2008-2010 terms for the NCA Board of Directors are fast approaching. The election packet for the NCA Board election has probably already arrived your house.  If you have not already received one, or if you have questions, please contact the NCA Recording Secretary, Cathy Sands.
To be counted, ballots must be received no later that February 1st.

Find It Fast

Board- Minutes & Agendas

Membership Info

Newf Tide Subscriptions

Committee Openings

Contact the Board
The NCA is responsible for the preservation, protection and welfare of the Newfoundland Dog. We provide health, education, and rescue programs, safeguard the breed standard and promote the historical work of the breed.  We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve our communication with you. Drop us a line and let us know what you're thinking.

Don't forget to SUBMIT your newsletter name suggestions - look for a new masthead next month featuring the winning title!


Roger Frey
President, Newfoundland Club of America