NCA e-notes   Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
April 2008

Within the next several days, many of us will be heading off to the National Specialty in Rhode Island.  This will be a week full of competition and fun and education for Newf lovers.  Everyone is invited, and we encourage you to take part.  If you cannot be there in person, be sure to follow the events that will be updated daily on the Newfoundland Club of New England National Specialty web site.  And don't forget to visit the online store  where you can purchase the many great logo items that support the club and the specialty.
We'll all look forward to seeing you there!


In This Issue
National Specialty Deadlines
Support NCA Rescue
Health Challenge Fund Drive at National
New Working Judges Form Reminder
National Specialty News- Watch Your Calendar
national logo 2008April 29 ....... Deadline for delivery of Special Awards, Brown Bag, and Fine Arts Auction donations to host hotel

Some evening events such as the Top Twenty and Clambake preceding the auction are sold out.  Tickets ARE STILL AVAILABLE for the Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday. 

Get Details and find out more about the National Specialty
Ringside Silent Auction Supports Rescue
rescuelogoNCA Rescue Silent Auction Wednesday, April 30 from 10 AM until 20 minutes after the ring closes, featuring many items from the estate of Ruth March.

Limited edition softgoods will be avilable featuring Rescue artwork

Learn more about NCA Rescue
2 Days of Silent Auction for the NCA Health Challenge
previewdannyquestNCA Health Challenge: Thursday May 1 & Friday May 2 10 AM until 20 minutes after the ring closes, a round of thanks to GLNC & SENC for hosting these 2 silent auctions. Also featured will be limited edition softgoods and prints of Consie Powells' artwork reflecting the continued theme of Healthy Newfs from A to Z.  The letters portrayed this year are G - Groom, V - Veterinarian - W - wet and N for Nanny. Be sure to attend the Annual Meeting to see the unveiling of the 2nd Dannyquest Statue entitled "Can't Catch Me".
Find out more about the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge.

New Working Judges Alert
If you are filling out an application to become a Working Test
 Judge please remember that you must provide hard copies of all
 your required titles (that list you as a handler), and hard copy of
 your test committee experience.
Test Committee experience can be the title page from either a
 premium list or test catalog that includes the following
 information: your name listed in a committee position, date,
 location and regional club hosting the test. The new application
 process is in full swing but many applications are being held
back by the absence of this very important information.

Download New Judges Form

Contact Barbara Frey- WDC New Judges Contact

REACt Premiers
"Learning Tools"
The Rescue Education and Awareness Committee has launched several new pages to assist prospective puppy buyers and new puppy owners. Visit them today.

Get More Info
NCA on the Web

NCA Charities

NCA Puppy Info Center

Newfoundland Dog Library

Rescue Resources
Do you have a rescued dog or are you considering adopting a rescued dog? A selection of training and information books have been compiled by rescue chairs and can be found at the Newfoundland Dog Library. Get the information you need to share your life successfully with one of these special dogs.
Find It Fast

Board- Minutes & Agendas

Membership Info

Newf Tide Subscriptions

Committee Openings

Contact the Board

Address & Contact Information Updates

Newf DNADNA Collection Expanded to Four Days

The DNA Collection Clinic at the National Specialty is a great opportunity to assist health research now, and for the future health of our beloved breed. The collection clinic has been expanded to run from Tuesday thru Friday. Please bring a copy of your dogs pedigree and a completed health survey.

Download a Health Survey and Application
Attention Juniors!
Juniors that are active in the Junior Showmanship classes are encouraged to submit their points earned every 3 months, to reduce the workload at the end of the year compiling points.  Also if you are age 10-18 and are competing in obedience or conformation with a dog, you can earn points towards an NCA award also.  Points should be compiled from January to December each year and submitted to the chairperson by January 31st of each year.  Forms availalbe here on the NCA Web Site.


Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Membership of the Newfoundland Club of America at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza at the Crossings in Warwick, Rhode Island.  This meeting will immediately follow the National Specialty Welcome Reception.
Membership has its privileges--but it also has its responsibilities, and attending this meeting is one of them.  We need a quorum in order to conduct the business of the club--but just as much as your presence, we want your ideas, opinions, and enthusiasm. In addition to our normal business, there's a special item on the agenda this year: debate and voting about whether or not to move forward with implementation of the Online Whelping Box. This issue has been controversial and much debated, and now it's time for the membership to make the decision.  Your input and vote are important.
We'll look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  All NCA members will be eligible to win door prizes, and coffee and desert will be served.
See you in Rhode Island!

Roger Frey
President, Newfoundland Club of America
Newfoundland Club of America