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

tree pullAs the weather turns colder, Newfie thoughts turn to winter activities. While most of our Newfs are happy to wile away the hours snoozing, many Regional Clubs have harnessed the pulling power of these gentle giants in community Christmas Tree Pulls. Often run as a fundraiser for a club's rescue program or other charity, tree pulls are fun activities for dogs and people alike. Instructions for adapting a cart for tree pulling can be found here. Remember that given the weight of the trees, only mature (age 2+) dogs should be pulling full size trees. Younger dogs make great ambassadors and donation collectors at these events and it's a wonderful way to socialize.

As always, we want to hear from you. Email us at any time with your comments and suggestions.


In This Issue
Last Chance- Catch Them if you Can
Giving Suggestions the Support NCA Charities
2009 National Update
A Conversation with an NCA Scholarship Winner
2008 VN Application Info
Featured Article
Only 14 Left - Don't Miss Out
2nd dannyquestIf you haven't yet done your Christmas shopping, or you want to whisper in Santa's ear....or you want to just treat yourself to something special...... or you just want to support the Health Challenge by making a fantastic purchase, you had better do it soon because "Can't Catch Me" is being retired. The second Dannyquest Statue in the limited edition series to benefit the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge is available to order now - download an order form. Orders received by December 15 will be shipped in time for the holidays. Contact Kathy Paxton for additional information. This is a limited edition statue that was commissioned by the Newfoundland Health Challenge.  $100 from each statue goes directly to the Charitable Trust, funding health projects and research for our breed.
Christmas Book Suggestions with a Newfie Twist
The Angel of Mill Street
by Frances Ward Weller by Philomel
List Price: $15.99
Our Price: $24.41
Buy Now

Old Dog Cora and the Christmas Tree
by Raven Productions, Inc
List Price: $14.95
Our Price: $14.95
Buy Now

Remember a percentage of the purchase from these links goes to NCA Charities.
2009 National News
glnc nationalNCA National Specialty Catalog Advertising Available: For those of you with businesses or something to say you may want to put an ad in the show catalog. The info is located on page 19 in the Information Packet.

Share your great dog, share your remembrances, thank a friend, announce your club's activities, or sell your products with an ad in our specialty catalog. Full page ads for $45 and half page ads for $30 may be placed in the following categories:kennel, personal, club, memorial or commercial. On a smaller scale, a booster listing is available for $10. You will be listed as a supporter of the National, alphabetically within states. Contact Kathy Meyer. The deadline for catalog advertising is February 16, 2009.
Junior Scholarship Kickstarts Nick Weber's Career
nickFor over a decade, NCA Charities Junior Scholarship Grant Program has funded scholarships for 11 junior Newfoundland fanciers. Five years ago, Nicholas Weber received $1,500. He immediately put the funds to work by completing Grooming School.

Nick's goal was to become an approved candidate for the AKC Registered Handler Apprentice Program. His newly acquired grooming knowledge "opened the door" for his recently completed 4 year apprenticeship program with an AKC Registered Handler. This effort is considered the major leg of the AKC Registered Handler certification program.

Due to the intensity of the past 4 years, Nick is taking some time off (not really- as he finished his Newf last Spring--in record time). AKC requires one additional, independent year of apprenticeship (on his own, no Registered Handler) to apply for AKC Certification as a Registered Handler.

NCA Charities wishes Nick the best in his efforts towards certification. Everyone involved is quite pleased that our Grant has provided the "kickstart" of a potential life-long career for Nick, with our Newfys.
2008 Versatile Newfoundlands
waterdogNotice to all NCA Members who have completed the requirements for the Versatile Newfoundland (VN) designation during 2008. Please submit your documentation for the requirements for the Versatile Newfoundland designation to:

Bethany Karger, 4067 Circle Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101

Legible copies of the AKC Championship, NCA Water Rescue Dog title, NCA Draft Dog Title, AKC Companion Dog title and AKC registration certificate must be submitted no later than January 15, 2009. If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Karger . Awards and certificates will be presented at the NCA Annual Meeting during the NCA National Specialty in Frankenmuth, Michigan in April 2009.
A Special Holliday Gift
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 & Sherri Robinson, acknowledging your gift.
Remember, as parts of the NCA Charitable Trust, 100% of your donations to the Health Challenge and NCA Rescue are tax deductible.
Get More Info
NCA on the Web

NCA Charities

NCA Puppy Info Center

Newfoundland Dog Library

Working Judges
If you are a partner level Water Test  judge and have put a WRDX title on a dog, OR if you are a Draft Test judge and you have qualified a team that is not reflected on the judges list, please contact Denise Castonguay.
Find It Fast

Board- Minutes & Agendas

Membership Info

Newf Tide Subscriptions

Committee Openings

Contact the Board

Address & Contact Information Updates

Regional Photos
Regional Speciatly hosted by the Genesee Region Newfoundland Club, 9/27. All winners, including those who placed first in their class, are invited to submit a photo for inclusion in our Newf Tide report.  Send photos, by December 12th, to Jacqueline Brellochs, 1405 Ellis Hollow Rd., Ithaca, NY  14850.
Visit to Historic Statue
During their 3 day Face to Face meeting the Board took a brief time-out to visit the Lewis & Clark Sculpture by Pat Kennedy at Frontier Park in St. Charles, MO.
More about Seaman
More Lewis & Clark Scupltures
And so,

You will soon be receiving NCA Election packet.  Don't let it get lost in the holiday rush, and remember to vote for your choice of the candidates running for the NCA Board.  Votes must be received no later than February 1, 2009.

Finally, remember in this holiday season that in these tough economic times it is important to remember all of the charities in our lives. While outright gifting may not be financially feasible this year, remember that any purchase made at through the links on the NCA websites (including the search boxes) will benefit the Health Challenge and Rescue.  You can also buy and sell items on eBay to support NCA Charities.


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