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

It's now officially summer, and many of you will be spending your time in the water with your Newfs, either training for a title or just plain having fun. For those of you who may be new to water work, many regional clubs have water training workshops and other events that you can attend to get started.  Visit the web site of the regional club near you to find out about events and water tests that may be taking place in your area.  There's lots of good information about water training in the Working Dog section of the web site as well.
Be sure to take a moment out of your busy summer to send in your NCA membership renewal. If you are a current member of the NCA you should send in your renewal by July 1. If you are not yet a member of the NCA, you can get membership information here.

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

In This Issue
Summer Travel Tips
Montana to place new Seaman Sculpture
NCA Supports the Arts
Regional Club News
3rd Dannyquest Debuts
Summer Travel Season Arrives by Anne Thibault
lighthouseTraveling with your Newfoundland can be a wonderful experience or a disaster. A little planning and foresight will help keep your trip on track and have you eagerly planning your next adventure. Whether your plans take you across the country or involve a day trip to go hiking, some of these simple reminders may be in order. In fact packing for the unexpected mishap is a good rule of thumb. Read More

New Seaman Statue Available
sculptureA new statue of a famous dog will be placed during the next year or two outside the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, officials announced Friday night at the sixth annual Lewis and Clark Outdoor Gala in Elks Riverside Park.

The new project calls for erecting a life-size statue of Seaman, Meriwether Lewis' dog that accompanied the expedition as it traveled across the West. Sales of smaller versions of the statue will pay for the large bronze figure. READ MORE
NCA Supports AKC Museum of the Dog
dog museum logoThe NCA renewed its Patron membership with the AKC Museum of the Dog. Additionally the NCA donated a print of Sir Edwin Landseer's "Distinguished Member" along with a fund to allow for mounting and framing.
Learn more about The Museum of the Dog in St Louis.

Get your own copy of the limited edition Distinguished Member print.
Regional Club News & Upcoming Events
towboatRiver King Newfoundland Club is holding an H2O 'N' Go!!  We will be having a "fun match" for all levels of water work.  The event will be on August 2nd at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield, IL.  More Information

High Country Newf Club's July Water Test will feature a special event for senior Newfs - all Newfs age 7 and older are invited to this special version of a water test July 25. More Information

New-Pen-Del Newf Club was featured in a Water Safety Festival at Blue Marsh in PA. Club members provided water rescue demos, over 1,500 people attended the festival.  Read More.


Two playful Newfoundland pups are ready to pounce on the frog on his lily pad. As always, Dannyquest continues to expertly craft each individual statue of cold cast bronze. This is perfect for displaying each fine detail of our wonderful Newfoundlands. Each statue costs $200 with $100 being donated directly to the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge.
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Board- Minutes & Agendas

Membership Info

Newf Tide Subscriptions

Committee Openings

Contact the Board

Address & Contact Information Updates

NCA Library
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NCA on the Web

NCA Charities

NCA Puppy Info Center

NCA National Specialty

Working Judge Updates
The following persons have completed the NCA working judge criteria and may now accept Provisional  assignments in accordance with the current WDC judging approval system.
Shauna Bryant
Provisional Draft Judge
And Finally,

A huge thank you goes out to over 200 people who completed the Specialty Show Committee's survey about the National Specialty.  The information gathered will be used to plan the 2010 Specialty. Watch your newsletter for future surveys from the NCA Board and other committees, we want your input to make the NCA a better organization for our members and our Newfoundland breed.

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. Please remember that membership renewals are due July 1, 2009. You may disregard the $5 late fee that was inadvertently included in the renewal form if you pay your renewal prior to July 1st.

Enjoy the summer weather with your Newfoundland!


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