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

January 2013  

The Newfoundland Club of America is responsible for the preservation, protection and welfare of the Newfoundland Dog. We provide health, education, and rescue programs, safeguard the breed standard and promote the historical work of the breed.  We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve our communication with you.
Drop us a line and let us know what you're thinking.

The NCA has a number of brochures available to you to download. Flyers about health issues, along with brochures Introducing the Newfoundland, and The Most Commonly Asked Questions can help you promote responsible dog ownership and education about our breed. Remember too, that a quick referral to NewfPuppy.Com will connect prospective puppy owners with a wealth of information.

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National Specialty Updates
Reminder February 25, 2013 is the absolute deadline for catalog ads due to Marget Johnson.
Filling up quickly get your reservations in:
**Grooming reservations
**Handler Parking
**RV overnight parking

Premium List should be available soon.  Watch for it!!!
Reserved Ringside Seating - Your embroidered chairs that are included with your seating reservation are now available with your name or kennel name embroidered under the National Logo (up to 25 spaces) for an additional 15.00.  Just add your kennel name on the form and include the 15.00 fee in the total.  Reserved Ringside Seating will be near the Judges Education location and will have snacks and water available in coolers.  This area will be roped off so if you don't have an embroidered chair you won't be sitting there.
Opening Ceremonies... please check with your regional club to see what your Opening Ceremonies entry is and be a part of it.  We are hoping to have excellent Regional Club participation.
Check your National Packet for your deadlines..don't miss out on anything.
Daily Volunteer drawing...get your volunteer forms in, join a committee and donate your time.  Each day we will put the names of volunteers for that day into a drawing for a prize.  Only way to win is volunteer.
This year's Top 20/10 is a self supported event. We need your help to make sure this event is another success.  Please consider as a Regional Club, individual or a group of friends going in and supporting this event by sponsoring a Base Hit, Home Run, Grand Slam or MVP.  Also consider the exciting Newf All Stars merchandise available to purchase.  This years Top 20/10 is promising to be a BIG HIT!!!
If there is ANYTHING you were hoping to see new at the 2013 NCA National or maybe there is a logo wearable you wish we would offer or if you have suggestions/comments/critiques please contact Amy Lane and we will see if there is a way to make it happen.  VERY LIMITED supply of Logo wearables will be ordered for sale at the National Specialty. Screen Print items will be available in the logo store by January 25, 2013.  We will offer screen print t shirts, crew sweatshirts and hooded sweatshirts.  You asked, we delivered.
THANK YOU all for your support and help in making the 2013 NCA National Specialty exceptional by "Showing Your Colors"
Your Support Reaches New Heights!
ygtf Outstanding! The OFA/NCA Health Survey closed with 1489 owners from 30 countries submitting health information on 3318 dogs - this is a phenomenal response rate and reflects the great devotion and dedication that breed enthusiasts have for this gentlest of giants.

Year-end giving for the NCA Charitable Trust brought in over $2000 in online donations! Please give yourself a big pat on the back. Thank you for supporting a safe and healthy future for our Newfs
NCA Honors Longevity
old newf Each year the NCA recognizes the oldest living Newfoundland. This program will recognize any Newfoundland who has reached the age of 14, with a special honor and recognition at the Annual Meeting for the oldest dog during 2012.
If you would like to apply for this recognition the deadline is February 15, 2013. Please email nominations to Ingrid Lyden, Awards Chair.
You must include:
-copy of AKC registration
-letter from veterinarian stipulating that the dog is still alive or providing date of passing information
-all owners' names (at least one must be a NCA member)
Winner will be notified after 4/10 via mail, and recognized at the Annual Meeting. All qualifying 14 year old Newfoundlands will receive a personalized commemorative certificate.
Looking for some tips on living with your living legend? Check out Elizabeth Heath's article on Squidoo.
Westminster Excitement Heats Up Chilly February
In 1984, BIS, BISS Ch Seaward's Blackbeard ROM, or Adam as he was known to his friends and fans, became the first Newfoundland to win Best In Show at Westminster. Adam was owned by Elinor Ayers and bred by Nancy MacMahan and Katherine Lein.

The NCA has posted a collection of press clippings and articles about this great accomplishment -
take a moment to read all about it while preparing to watch the Newfs take to the big green carpet - live-stream breed judging from the Westminster Kennel Club website and live broadcast of groups on February 11 and 12 on CNBC and USA network.

The other Newfoundland to receive this prestigious accolade was BIS, BISS Ch Darbydale's All Rise Pouch Cove, ROM. Josh, the 2004 Westminster Best In Show winner, was bred by Carol Bergmann and owned by Peggy Helming & Carol Bergmann.
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New Provisional Judges
Dawn Staffen of Michigan is now a provisional Draft Test Judge - and she is now available to accept test assignments- Congratulations Dawn!


Breeders List Applications Now Available
If you are an NCA member who meets the qualifications of being on the Breeder's List and you would like to apply, or renew your current listing, please complete the Breeder's List Application deadline is May 31, 2013.

The NCA has more than 40 committees that work hard for the welfare of our dogs. Their annual reports will be published in the upcoming 1st Quarter 2013 issue of NewfTide, so you'll have an opportunity to see what they've been up to for the past year and, in some cases, what their plans are for 2013.  

Also keep in mind that each year at the National Specialty, the NCA Board appoints the chairs of these committees and the members of all Board-appointed committees.  If you have an interest in serving the club and wish to be considered for a particular appointment, please contact Lynne Anderson, NCA 2nd Vice President and Committee Liaison.  We'll definitely find a way to put you to work!

Pam Saunders,
NCA President

Newfoundland Club of America
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.