NCA e-notes  Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
May 2010
Greetings! ,

This year in Frankenmuth, MI the NCA hosted the National Specialty. Special events abounded, honoring top dogs and recognizing outstanding service.
The winners, along with the results from every day can be seen at the National Specialty website.  The 2011 Committee, headed by co-chairs Amy Lane and Sandee Lovett are already hard at work developing new and exciting plans for next year. Please take a moment and send in your survey from this year's event to help with the planning process. If you would like to get involved and help out next year be sure to contact Amy & Sandee and let them know- remember- many hands make light work and if we all pitch in then no one has to shoulder the burden for everyone else.
In This Issue
NCA DNA Banks Tops 1000
Send in your Membership Renewal Today
New Children's Book Debuts
Clean out your Closets with eBay
Breeder Forum DVD's Available
Hair Needed for New Orleans Oil Boom
National Blood Draw adds over 180 samples to DNA Bank
DNAThanks to support from the Van Andel Research Institute, over 180 Newfoundlands donated DNA samples to the CHIC DNA Bank. This works brings the Newfoundland presence in the DNA data bank to over 1000 dogs, second only to Golden Retrievers.  If you have not yet had an opportunity to submit your dog's DNA - it's not too late. Every sample is useful and the larger our base of samples the more attractive our breed is to potential researchers.  You can learn more about submitting DNA to the CHIC DNA data bank online.
Membership Renewals Underway
small logoRenewal forms were mailed to all NCA members starting on May 15. Dues renewals are due on or before July 1, 2010. You may renew using VISA, Mastercard or personal check, international members may renew using international money orders in US dollars or credit card. If you are a current NCA member and have not received a renewal form, please contact Mary Lou Cuddy.
New Titles in the Newfoundland Dog Library
Oh No, Newfie! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
by Tui T. Sutherland by Turtleback
Library Binding
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Mission Fish Helps NCA Charities raise money
NCA members Patti McDowell & Susan Aebayspeotes can attest to the ease with which they raised money for NCA Charities by using eBay Giving Works. Simply list your items for sale via eBay and select what percentage you would like to donate from the final sale. Your seller fees are refunded, Giving Works and Mission Fish process the donation and send you a receipt for you taxes and then they transfer your donations to NCA Charities. In tight economic times not everyone can make cash donations to support Health Challenge and Rescue - but everyone has a closet in need of cleaning out. Learn more today and help Newfoundlands today and in the future.
BEC DVD's Feature Breeder Forum Discussion
puppiesThe Breeder Education Committe hosted a panel discussion at the 2010 National Specialty featuring Denise Castonguay- CastaNewf, Peggy Helming- Pouch Cove, Deb Wigal- Top Shelf , Anne Parsons - Mastway, and Marg Wilmott- Topmast. DVD's of the forum are available to order from the BEC.
Finally - a use for all that hair!
All of that dead coat your dogs are blowing can be put to excellent use helping to clean up the horrid mess in the Gulf of Mexico!

The folks at the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans confirmed that they are still working with Matter of Trust, an environmental nonprofit, to collect donations of nylons, hair and fur, which can be used in making booms for containing oil.  

Donations of nylons, hair and fur may be mailed to at the Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Be sure to label the box- "boom donations"

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Congratulations to the new Directors and Officers of the NCA Board who took their seats following the Annual Meeting in Frankenmuth. New directors joining the Board are John Cornell and Donna Thibault. Officers for the 2010-2011 year are:

President: Roger Frey
1st Vice President: Jacqueline Brellochs
2nd Vice President: Kathy McIver
Recording Secretary: Mary Lou Cuddy
Treasurer: Mary L. Price
Corresponding Secretary: Lynne Anderson-Powell
AKC Delegate: Mary W. Price

We look forward to a great year with many frank, friendly and productive discussions with you, our membership. Please keep in touch with your Board and let us know how best we can serve you and our beloved Newfoundlands.


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