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

Well, another National Specialty has come and gone.  Congratulations to all of the winners. You can see the full results at the GLNC National Website. A huge thank you goes to all of the members of GLNC who worked tirelessly to make sure the event ran smoothly, and the attendees had a great time. If you attended this year's event, please make sure and take a moment to complete the survey in the article below.  With 2010 approaching, plans are already underway for another exciting week in Frankenmuth.

In This Issue
National Specialty Survey
Canine Health Foundation
Take the Lead
Regional Club News
Working Dog Updates
2009 National Specialty Survey
2010logosmallThe National Specialty Committee for 2010 is excited to be planning a spectacular week for Newfoundland fanciers at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth, Michigan. We would like everyone who attended the 2009 Specialty to give us their input on what things they liked and ways that we could improve for next year. Please TAKE OUR SURVEY. Responses will be collected and used in planning next years' event.

For information about plans and volunteer opportunities for 2010, be sure and visit the National Specialty Website.
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take the leadTake the Lead was founded in 1993 as not-for-profit foundation dedicated to provide direct services, support and care for all qualified participants in the sport of dogs who suffer from the devastating realities of life-threatening or terminal illnesses. The NCA donated $500 to Take the Lead in memory of Gerlinda Hockla, long-time handler and Newfoundland fancier who passed away this year.
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Regional Club News - Upcoming Events
jumpPenn Ohio Newfoundland Club - Jamestown, PA  June 20, 2009. Water Rescue Training. Experienced handlers and dogs in the morning, bring a lunch, lawn chairs or a blanket and less experienced dogs get help in the afternoon. If you don't have a dog, come to watch these great dogs work their hearts out doing what they were bred to do. More Info.

South Central Newfoundland Club June Fun Day-CGC/TDI Test, Rally, Draft, Grooming & Tracking Sunday, June 7, 2009 Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN More Info

Newfoundland Club of San Diego - June 28 Fun Day,  Seminar- Emergency Procedures. San Dieguito Park, Del Mar CA More Info
Working Event Updates
The Working Dog Committee has developed a guide to assist clubs putting on working events. Handy tips, job descriptions and how-to's are all included. Download your copy today.

The Working Dog Committee is now recognizing
Emeritus Judges.
This is for judges who are no longer accepting assignments in order to recognize them for the time they have devoted to working events by judging in the past.
Contact the working Dog Committee to update judging status.

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Newfoundland Dog Library

Purina Supports Pet Health

As of April 30, 2009, the NCA has 554 members declared for the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program. From 1/1/09  through 4/30/09, 86 members have submitted weight circles resulting in a total of $1,505.84 for the 2009 Program.
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Board- Minutes & Agendas

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Committee Openings

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Address & Contact Information Updates

And Finally,

You should have received your dues renewal form in the mail.
An inadvertent error occurred in preparing the form.  Please disregard the $5.00 late fee that is noted on your form.  Late fees are due on payments received after July 31st.
If you already sent your check including the late fee, you can choose to send a new check in the correct amount and your original check will be returned; or you can request a $5.00 in a refund from the NCA; or you can donate to the NCA Charitable Trust.
If you have submitted a credit card number, the change to the correct amount due will be made automatically when the credit card payment is processed. If you know an NCA member who does not receive emails, it would be appreciated if this notice could be passed on.

If you are a member of the Newfoundland Club of America and have not yet received your NCA Membership Renewal Form, please contact Mary Lou Cuddy, membership chair.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


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