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

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
WDC Posts Updated Working Regulations
2011 National Plans Underway
Responsible Dog Ownership Highlights Summer Activities
Regional Clubs Access Petfinder™ to place Rescues
AKC Releases Educational Videos Online
Updated Working Test Regulations
small logoUpdated regulations for Draft and Water Tests are now available online. These updates incorporate all recent changes and amendments into the regulations. All test committees should download a copy of these latest regulations to have on hand at working tests.

WD/WRD Test Regulations - web format and PDF Download
Draft Test Regulations - web format and PDF Download
The 2011 Show Committee needs to fill the following openings:

2011 National LogoBanquet Decorations - share ideas for table favors and decorations for Banquet and set up most of the day Saturday for the banquet
Fine Arts/Brown Bag - solicit donations for both of these auctions, make display/auction cards, accept donations before and during the show.  Must be available on Thursday to receive donations in specified room during a specified time.  Your committee would also set up and run the auction on Friday.
Newf Olympics - plan, set up and run this event
Regional Club Baskets - we need a person/persons who are willing to make their way through the crowds ringside to sell tickets for the club baskets in hospitality.  You can still watch the show while you sell :)
Registration:  Will accept all reservation forms, plan, purchase and put together all registration bags.  You will need to man the registration area with volunteers beginning Sunday afternoon.  This is a large job and requires many volunteers.  The registration chair from the past 2 yrs has many notes for the new chair and will assist in any way possible.
Ring Hospitality - This committee would be in charge of making sure the judges have their ringside cooler, water, soda etc.. throughout the day.  You would need to check in on the judges every hour approximately.  This begins on the first day of obedience and continues through best of breed.
Top Twenty - This is a large event and will require many volunteers and many prep hours prior to the actual event.  There have been several theme ideas tossed around.  We are hoping a regional club or group is willing to take this task on - or two clubs together.  The 2010 Top Twenty committee/chair is available to help you with any questions you may have.
Please consider one of these tasks.  If you don't feel as though you can chair the committee but would like to be a part of it please let us know that too.  We need to get these committees formed and begin working on our National packet.
If you have ANY questions please email Amy Lane or Sandee Lovett.  Thank you for volunteering.
Get Involved in the Community This Summer
Summer is a busy time for many local communities. Fourth of July festivities, community festivals, and local fairs are just a few of the broad variety of events that take place in communities across the country. It is also a great time to start planning a Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Day for September. The AKC is offering free resources to the first 500 organizations to register their Responsible Dog Ownership Day community event. All these events are terrific opportunities to promote responsible ownership and educate the public about dogs and canine legislation issues! Read more.

SCNC features Adoptable Newfs on Petfinder
rescue dogSouth Central is just one of several Regional Club Rescues that now feature their adoptable dogs on Petfinder™. This provides a huge audience of potential adopters to help rescue groups find great homes for great dogs. Are you interested in adding a rescue Newf to your life? Check out Petfinder™ today.

SCNC Newfs on Petfinder
SENC Newfs on Petfinder
HANC Newfs on Petfinder
NCA Rescue Minnesota on Petfinder

also listing dogs when available are River King, NCNE, Mesquite Newf Club and NCA Rescue.

Educational Videos from Canine Health Foundation
The AKC Canine Health Foundation has released two new videos in a series recorded at the 2009 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference, held in St. Louis. The releases-"Canine Cancer & Comparative Genomics: New Technologies, New Opportunities" (Dr. Matthew Breen) and "Canine Herpesvirus-1: A New Pathogenic Role for an Old Virus" (Dr. Eric Ledbetter)-complete the 10-part series of videos archived here.

Read More about the Video Series

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Congratulations to all the dogs, and their hard-working owners, who received recognition at the NCA Annual Membership meeting held in Frankenmuth. 16 dogs were inducted into the Register of Merit & 24 dogs received the distinguished Versatile Newfoundland Award.  16 dogs were honored for attaining the Working Achievement Award and 109 dogs received the TOD/TOD-D designation for posting the necessary health test results in an open database. Dogs honored with ROM, VN and WA recognition are featured in the 2nd Quarter issue of Newf Tide which should be arriving in your mailbox any day. If you do not subscribe to Newf Tide, the quarterly publication of the NCA, you can download a subscription form online.


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