NCA e-notes     Monthly Electronic Newsletter of the Newfoundland Club of America
May 2012  

The 2012 NCA National Specialty was spectacular!  The New-Pen-Del Newf Club did a fantastic job hosting a great show for Newf lovers from all over the world.  The National Specialty web site has all the results  of the week, so be certain to visit and take a look.  And, as always, an upcoming issue of NewfTide will have complete coverage of the week, the events, and the winners.

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In This Issue
Teaching Your Newf to Swim
Important Information for National Attendees
New Feature to Celebrate Longevity
Committee Budgets Due ASAP
Coaching the Reluctant Water Rescue Dog

waterdogAre there actually Newfoundlands that don't know how to swim? More than likely, all Newfoundlands know how to swim, but there are some that are too afraid or unwilling to try. Granted some Newfs swim better than others by using their legs more efficiently, but all Newfs can swim, naturally, to some extent.   


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National Specialty Update - Credit Card Fraud 
policeThere have been a number of cases of apparent credit card fraud appearing among attendees at the 2012 National Specialty.  Please check your credit card invoices closely because there appears to be no time factor involved with the fraud.  Individuals are still reporting their credit card numbers stolen more than three weeks after the conclusion of the National.  The fraud is still an active concern.
A police report was filed with the Middlesex Township Police Department on Wednesday, May 23rd and an investigation is now ongoing.  If you see any suspicious activity on your credit card please report it immediately to your credit card carrier and contact:

Middlesex Township Police Department
350 N. Middlesex Road Suite 3
Carlisle, Pa. 17013
In regards to the $20.00 fee that is appearing on credit cards during the past week from the Hotel Carlisle.  The advice of the police is to dispute this charge due to the fact that each individual at the Hotel should have been checked out with a 0 balance and the credit card carrier should deny the charge in favor of the consumer. If you did not receive credit for your initial one night deposit, please contact Mary Jane Spackman at <>.
Honoring Longevity
old newfIn order to give our wonderful older Newfoundlands the attention they deserve, the NCA Board of Directors has approved the creation of a monthly eNotes column acknowledging Newfoundlands at least thirteen years of age or older. The column will contain the date of birth, registered name, and call name for each honoree submitted. Any NCA member wishing to honor their Newfoundland(s)  should provide the requested information as soon as possible to Kathy Mc Iver.
New Officers Take the Helm of the NCA
 small logoAt the Annual meeting of its Board Directors held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on May 1st and 2nd, 2012, the following directors were elected as officers for 2012-2013 club year:
President: Pam Saunders (Hillsboro, OR)
First Vice-President: Patrick K. Randall (Hollywood, SC)
Second Vice-President: Lynne Anderson-Powell (Amsterdam, NY)
Recording Secretary: Steven J. Britton (Montrose, MI)
Corresponding Secretary: Kathy McIver (La Habra, CA)
Treasurer: Mary L. Price (Mt. Horeb, WI)

For an indefinite period of time, Mary W. Price (Edina, MN) agreed to continue serving as the club's AKC delegate.She has served as the Club's delegate since the spring of 1984.

Other Directors of the organization for the 2012-2013 year are:
John Cornell (Richmond, VT)
Mary Lou Cuddy (Ballston Spa, NY)
Roger Frey (Alden, NY)
Sandy Gabel (Tellico, TN)
Maredith Reggie (Kouts, IN)
Pam Rubio (Gilroy, CA)March 29, 2012
NCA Committee Reminders
Committee budgets are due to Lynne Anderson, 2nd vice president as soon as possible.

There are committee openings on the Companion Newf, Performance and Companion Events, and Recognition committees.
Interested members should send their name and a short bio with their experience, any talents or qualification for membership on a specific committee to Lynne Anderson at <>

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Renewal forms were mailed to all NCA members on May 31st. Dues renewals are due on or before July 1, 2012. 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 do not received a renewal form by June 15, please contact Mary Lou Cuddy.

If you are not yet a member of the NCA please consider joining us today. Membership packets are available to download online.

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