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.
|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|
|Matching Your Pups with the Best Prospective Homes|
|by 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|
|Can 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