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

May 2015 


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We hope that everyone who attended this year's National Specialty had a memorable time. We would like to extend a huge congratulations and thank you to the members of NCNE and all the volunteers who devoted countless hours into hosting such a wonderful week.
New Membership Directory App Launches

The Technical Resources Committee released the official NCA membership directory iPhone app You can download it now.  This app reflects over a year of work by the Technical Resources Advisory Committee and the Android version of the app is on the way soon as well. Upcoming features for the apps will be centered around working events, regional shows, and being able to subscribe to alerts for these events in the states you are willing to consider for travel. 

* If there is more than one family member in your household, you need to use the email address that is listed with the NCA.

The NCA Needs You!
There are opening for interested individuals on the Working Dog Committee, International Liaison Committee and for AKC Gazette Liaison. If you have time and enthusiasm and a passion for Newfoundlands- contact Lynne Anderson today and share your skills with the NCA.
Wake Up Your Morning and Support NCA Charities

Java Brothers Coffee is offering Hondo's Rescue Blend - a lovely blend with flavors of Smoked walnuts & caramel, with a slight chocolately finish. Java Brothers will be donating 10% of every purchase to NCA Newfoundland Rescue.

Visit Java Brothers today and order some Hondo's Rescue Blend to start off your day AND help rescue at the same time!
AKC launches new online legislative action center
The microsite, designed by the AKC Government Relations Team and hosted by CQ Roll Call Inc., is designed to make it easier for dog lovers to learn more about and advocate on key issues that impact dogs and dog ownership.  The site is accessible from the homepage and from AKC's GR webpage.

New features, including some popular requests, include tabs for the Government Relations blogs, educational and advocacy resources organized by issue, a listing of legislative alerts, a tool to identify who your representatives are, the AKC GR twitter feed, and a tab for supporting the efforts of the Canine Legislative Support Fund or AKC PAC.

Alerts posted on the AKC Legislative Action Center homepage provide a tool to allow constituents to contact their representative directly, using their choice of AKC GR talking points, and without having to leave the site. In the coming months, this feature will be made available through a mobile app.

The microsite is also integrated with the AKC GR on to provide easy access to the familiar resources such as the AKC GR toolbox, tools for monitoring the state and federal bills AKC is tracking, newsletters, economic impact information, educational presentations and videos, position statements and information about AKC Government Relations

We urge you to view a video introduction  to the new AKC Legislative Action Center.  Questions may be directed to the AKC GR team at or 919-816-3720.
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Check Out the Artistic Newfoundland on Pinterest

The NCA has curated a collection of links about the Newfoundland in art, check it out today!

If you have a passion for all things artistic and the Newfoundland, you can find like-minded enthusiasts on Facebook in the Newfoundland Collectibles Forum.

You can also find information about a number of artists and their renditions of the Newfoundland Dog on the NCA website.
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More Information

Following the Annual Meeting in Rhode Island, our board members selected their officers for the coming year. The slate of officers for the NCA for the 2015-2016 session are:

Pam Saunders - President
John Cornell- 1st Vice President and CTMB Liaison
Lynne Anderson - 2nd Vice President and Committee Liaison
Pam Rubio - Corresponding Secretary
Steve Britton - Recording Secretary
Mary L. Price - Treasurer
Sue Marino - Regional Club Liaison

Please watch your mail in the coming month for your NCA Membership Renewal packet. Timely renewals save money in mailings and reminders- make it a priority to get your renewal in as soon as possible.

Pam Saunders,
NCA President

As always, we want to hear from you. Email us at any time with your comments and suggestions.

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.