NCA e-notes   Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
March 2009

Sherry Anderson said, "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless".
Would you like to make a "priceless" contribution to the NCA? The following committees are seeking volunteers: AKC Legislative Liaison Committee, Breeders List Committee, Electronic Publications Policy Committee, General Education Committee, Technical Resources Committee, NCA Policy Manual.  If you would like more information on these positions, please visit the Committee Openings Page, and contact Kathy McIver, Committee Liaison

In This Issue
Evaluating A Litter- Tips from the Experts
Breeders List Applications Available
History Buffs - New Book Title Debuts
National Deadlines- Don't Miss Out
AKC CHF Canine Cancer Conference
When Disaster Strikes - Are You Prepared?
AKC Breeder™ features tips on Evaluating Your Litter
The fun begins the moment you cradle the first newborn puppy in your hands and wonder, What will this one be like when he grows up? The spring issue of the AKC Breeder newsletter features interviews and tips from top breeders compiled by Arliss Paddock, who breeds and shows English Cocker Spaniels and is former managing editor of the AKC Gazette. Read the full article online.

Upcoming AKC-AKC CHF Breeders Symposia  - April 4:Pomona, CA; July 5:Tampa, FL;
September 19:Enid, OK; November 7:Philadelphia, PA
2009-2010 Breeder's List Application Available Online
To better inform Newfoundland puppy buyers about our breed, the NCA Board is continuing its campaign to increase membership on the Breeders List. This list is a valuable link between buyers and knowledgeable NCA member-breeders.  Our goal is to have every NCA member who meets these qualifications sign up to help meet this tremendous need. 
Download a Breeders List Application

New Book on Historical Newfs
Loyal Hearts: Histories of American Civil War Canines
by Michael Zucchero by Schroeder Publications
List Price: $25.00
Our Price: $21.95
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Many Newfoundlands throughout history have served their countries as mascots during wartime. You can learn more about these dogs at the  History section of the NCA website.

National Deadlines Approaching

glnc nationalMarch 31 - Deadline for Registrations, Vendor Form, Post Show Catalog Requests, Volunteer Form, RV Parking Reservations, Special Needs Forms, Draft Test Entries, Decorative Carting Entries, Newf Carting Olympics Entries, Fine Arts Auction/Brown Bag Form, Priority Grooming Space, RV Reserved Daytime Parking, Rescue Parade Entries, Reserve Meeting Rooms, Golf Cart Requests, Banquet Reservations, Top 20/5 Tickets
April 8 - Entries close at Roy Jones - Conformation, Obedience & Rally

Visit the GLNC National Specialty Website for more information.

5th Annual Genes, Dogs & Cancer Conference
chflogoThe NCA Charitable Trust was a sponsor for the Fifth International Canine Cancer Conference, The Genes, Dogs and Cancer held Feb 13-15, 2009 in Orlando, Fl. Clyde Dunphy attended the event representing the NCA Trust. The were over 30 papers presented on advances in canine cancer, genetic and DNA research. Many of these research projects are collaborations within the research communities for canine and human research. Additionally, three breed clubs presented ways that they are supporting breed specific research. The NCA Trust is very interested in advancing genetic research and supporting this conference was an excellent way to support that research and  an opportunity to interact with the research community. READ MORE
Disaster Preparedness
Are you prepared to provide for your dogs in case of personal or natural disaster? Ann Thibaults has contributed a valuable article on preparedness, which includes downloads of emergency directives and information forms from NCA member Andy Zinsmeyer.

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In accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the By-Laws of the Club, the Annual Meeting of the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

You may present a topic for discussion at the meeting. A form to submit items for discussion is available for download on the NCA Website. For a discussion topic to appear on the published agenda, it must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than April 14, 2009


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