NCA e-notes    Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
March 2011  
Greetings! ,    


The Newfoundland Club of America (NCA) is recognized by the American Kennel Club as the "Parent Club" for the Newfoundland breed.  The NCA is the ONLY organization in the United States devoted solely to the protection and preservation of the Newfoundland breed. We are their voice. Is your voice part of our chorus? If not- why not? Please consider joining the Regional Club in your area, and joining the NCA. Be a part of giving back to the breed that has given us all so much. 



In This Issue
ACE Awards Seek Nominations
DNA Collection- FREE
Springtime Reading Supports Charities
National Specialty Information and Updates
Cardiac Testing AVailable at National Specialty
Heroes Wanted
AKC Humane Fund LogoHeroes, like dogs, come in all shapes and sizes. Since 2000, thousands of dog lovers have nominated special canines for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). ACE nominees range from skilled assistance dogs and law enforcement K-9s that keep U.S. citizens safe to Search & Rescue dogs who have aided in recovery missions. Equally important are the Therapy dogs who provided much needed comfort in the wake of tragic national events such as the attacks on 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina as well as the companions who aspire to be champion leg warmers at the foot of their owner's bed at night. READ MORE
A Newfoundland, Villa, was honored in 1983 - Barbara Bush, wife of Vice President George Bush, bestowed the Ken-L Ration Dog Hero of the Year Award upon Villa, a 15O-pound Newfoundland, for the heroic rescue of 12-year-old Andrea Anderson during a blinding snow storm last February. During the ceremony at the Vice Presidential Mansion, Mrs. Bush commended Villa for her act of courage and devotion, as Villa's proud owner, Lynda Veit of Villas, New Jersey, stood beaming. READ MORE
DNA Collection for Research
DNAThanks to a generous contribution by the NCA Charitable Trust, DNA submissions to the OFA DNA bank will be collected at this year's National Specialty Show at no charge.
You do not need to pre-register for the National clinic, but it is helpful.
You can print out the CHIC forms to complete and bring with you. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the links to the forms. Print out the DNA application and the health survey, fill them out and bring them with you to the National.The NCA will submit them with the blood to OFA. This is the procedure for National clinics only. If you have concerns about confidentiality, you may send the health surveys in separately to OFA. Just let us know at the clinic and we will mark the paperwork accordingly.

For those that have submitted DNA on their dogs already, THANK YOU!!!!! Please remember to keep the health records on those dogs updated by sending OFA a quick email.
Collaboration of Contributors Support NCA Charities
Ninety-Nine Newfies
by Pat Seawell by 1st Books Library
List Price: $20.95
Our Price: $17.91
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A collection of contributors on Newf-l (and other Newfie people) wrote (via email) and published (via print-on-demand) a book which is titled Ninety-nine Newfies. Published in 2001,  contributions of 90% of the profits (after expenses and taxes) go to Newf Health Challenge.  This is the yearly report:
In 2010, 175 books were sold and generated a $414.62 contribution to the Newfoundland Health Challenge. Congratulations, 99 authors! Your gift just keeps on giving! Total contributions to the NCA Health Challenge to date are $3778.32.
National Specialty Updates- DEADLINES Approach
2011 National LogoApril 1 is the deadline for

REGISTRATION                            DRAFT TEST entries

CGC TEST registration                   TOP 20/10 tickets
BANQUET reservations                  RESERVED GROOMING/CRATING
POST-SHOW CATALOG orders        GOLF CART requests
DAYTIME RV PARKING reservations  pre-ordered LOGO ITEMS
DNA CLINIC preregistration
Get More information at the National Specialty Website

NewPenDel Announces Big Blue Raffle
NewPenDel NewPenDel announces its BIG BLUE Raffle.... a Super Raffle with ONE GRAND PRIZE.  Order a ticket today via mail or PayPal!

REMEMBER THE "THINK PINK" RAFFLE? Brenda Miele Soares was the lucky winner of an AMAZING assortment of prizes in that raffle and once again it's WINNER TAKES ALL! An amazing amount of prizes for the owner of a Newf of any age! If you've put off investing in a fabulous dryer or new table.... if your crate is getting old or you'd like to have a spare... here is a
chance to possibly win ALL of that AND MUCH MUCH MORE!


Cardiac Testing Available at National
Heart clinic-auscultation and echos performed by Dr Richard Kienle Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-5  Contact Linda Maggy for more information and to set up a time. Pre-registration is not required, but is suggested to get the time that you prefer.
 Cost-$40 for auscultation, $180 for echocardiograms and a $50 rebate is available through the NCA Charitable Trust.
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Board- Minutes & Agendas

Membership Info

Newf Tide Subscriptions

Committee Openings

Contact the Board

Address & Contact Information Updates

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What's New on Squidoo
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

Disaster Preparedness


In accordance with Article II, Section 1 of the By-Laws of the Club, the Annual Meeting of the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc. will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

You may present a topic for discussion at the meeting. A form to submit items for discussion is available for download on the NCA Website. For a discussion topic to appear on the published agenda, it must be received by the Recording Secretary no later than April 12, 2011.


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