Heroism comes in many forms. There is the classic version of heroism- racing into a burning building or plunging into a raging river to grasp someone from the very jaws of certain death. There are also quieter types of heroism, the service dog who allows their owner to live independently or the therapy dog who breaches the invisible wall surrounding a comatose patient. There are even heroes helping other species - working to help relocate endangered species of turtles in the south or using their fantastic scenting skills to track pods of rare marine mammals. Do you know a Newfoundland hero? The NCA is looking for nominees for the 2012 Heroic Newfoundland award. Owners of the dog do not need to be members of the NCA. Please send a photo and description of the dog's heroic actions to Ingrid Lyden, NCA awards chair by October 20 for consideration of this prestigious award.
The NCA Board will be holding its Fall Face-to-Face Meeting in St. Louis from Friday, November 16 through Sunday afternoon, November 18. As they are for all face-to-face meetings, NCA members are invited to attend. Either Friday or Saturday (date and time not yet established), the Board will be taking a brief recess to visit the AKC Museum of the Dog since the NCA has been a patron of the museum and has made in-kind donations of art over the years. If you live in the area, please feel free to join us on this fun side-trip.
|Your NCA Board of Directors recognizes the value and prevalence of social networking systems, such as Facebook™, email lists, and blogs. Sometimes the rise of this entirely new class of communication has been accompanied by what has come to be viewed as cyber-harassment. Those engaged in cyber-harassment post negative comments and half or fabricated truths, often in a sarcastic manner, about individuals who cannot defend themselves. Members of the Newfoundland Club of America should consider social networking communication as public and, as such, understand that their comments reflect on themselves and the NCA. Members should consider carefully what and how they write and are encouraged to stress positive aspects of education rather than negative or sarcastic comments about owners, breeders, and/or Newfoundland fanciers.|