NCA e-notes    Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
February 2011  

Here's the latest issue of NCA e-Notes, designed to keep  you up to date on what's happening in the NCA and in the Newfoundland fancy.  This communication vehicle has been enthusiastically accepted by the community of Newfoundland lovers.  From an initial mailing of 1050 subscribers, our list has grown to over 2300.  We value your comments and contributions and we want to hear from you. Email us at any time with your comments and suggestions. NCA committees, especially, should contact us whenever you have news to share with the membership.



In This Issue
NCA Trust Announces Newfoundland Endowment Fund
Getting Newf Ears Squeaky Clean
Breeder's Corner - Finding Homes for Pups
National Specialty Information and Updates
Support Rescue and Health Challenge with Auction Items
From a Small Puppy Grows a Mighty Newfoundland

For the last decade the Charitable Trust Management Board (CTMB) has been known for its thoughtful allocation of your donations to aid Newfoundlands in Rescue, Health and Education initiatives. The CTMB now moves into a new phase of fund management with the establishment of the Newfoundland Endowment Fund within the NCA Charitable Trust. Initial funding was made possible by recent contributions from the estates of two previous NCA members and an anonymous donation.


The long-term goal of the CTMB is to grow the Endowment Fund to become a source of  income that can support Rescue, Health and Education issues. "From the early beginnings of the NCA Donations committee to the NCA Charitable Trust, the goal was the formation of a fund to be a long term source of dollars to fund research, rescue and health education. This goal has been fulfilled with the creation of the Endowment Fund" said Clyde Dunphy DVM, CTMB Chairman.


A major benefit of the Endowment Fund is that Newfoundland lovers can now include a gift in their Will or Estate planning towards these good works. Other donations of monies or Newfoundland memorabilia or collections may also be donated to the Trust to be included in the Endowment Fund.


Like a Newf puppy, who quickly grows to an adult, the Newfoundland Endowment Fund will also grow. Please consider including the Newfoundland Endowment Fund in your Estate Planning.


For more information on the many ways you can help grow the Newfoundland Endowment Fund, please visit the Giving Center online or contact Andy Zinsmeyer.  The NCA Charitable Trust is a 501 c (3) public benefit corporation, and donations are fully tax deductible.
You Asked For It!
One of our readers last month asked for more information on cleaning ears with Newfs. According to Jenny Zablotny, DVM, chair of the Health and Longevity Committee, trying to write a description of something like this is very tricky and it's much easier to show people- here is a video by Susan Anderson DVM that she has recommended from YouTube.
How To Clean A Dog's Ears - In Detail
How To Clean A Dog's Ears - In Detail

Matching Your Pups with the Best Prospective Homes
bpuppiesy Arliss Paddock from the AKC Breeder newsletter
Part Three: A Breeder's Forum - Matching puppies with the right homes is one of the most challenging aspects of being a breeder. To conclude our three-part series on this topic, for this issue we invited six experienced breeders to offer their advice and comments. We thank them for sharing with our readers the knowledgeable insights that follow. Read more.
National Specialty Updates
2011 National LogoCan you believe it is already 2011 and our National Specialty is just a few months away?  Now that the holidays are behind us and most of us can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we want to update you on the National Specialty.  There is a lot happening with deadlines approaching, premium lists soon to be arriving, draft test entries opening, and lots more we don't want you to miss.  We are hoping that this National Specialty update will help you stay on track.
Right now,  VOLUNTEER is the name of the game, and we are looking for players!  This is YOUR National, and it is all made possible by everyone who volunteers.  Please consider pitching in and giving back to a show that gives you so much. READ MORE
Donations Needed
Donations to the ringside silent auctions to benefit the NCA Newfoundland Health Challenge and NCA Rescue Service are needed! These once a year events fund needed services to help secure a safe and healthy future for all of our Newfoundlands - won't you help today?

Send Health Challenge donations to:
Mary Jane Spackman
Send Rescue donations to:
Sue Miller
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Educational articles on living with a Newfoundland dog brought to you by the NCA

The NCA- Who We Are

Bath Day for Your Newf

Caring for Your Older Newf

Diet Plan for Your Newf

The results of the 2011 -2013 NCA Board of Directors election are as follows: Mary L. Price,  Lynne Anderson-Powell, Pam Saunders, Pat Randall, Kathy McIver and Steve Britton. These candidates will take office after the Annual Membership Meeting. We appreciate all of the candidates' commitment to the breed and their willingness to serve the club and the Newfoundland Dog.

Remember - March 1 is an important National Specialty deadline for:
Catalog Ads
Cancel hotel reservations for full refund
Refund from reserved grooming or handler parking
Photo Contest submissions
Honors Parade entries
Living Legend entries
Special Awards form
Volunteer form
Meeting Room reservations
The earliest acceptance date (postmark) for Draft Test entries.
For more information and forms visit the National Specialty Website, email Amy Lane if you have questions.


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