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Membership Information

There are three types of membership open to persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc., and who subscribe to the purposes of the Newfoundland Club of New England, Inc.:

  1. (a) Individual Membership.
  2. (b) Family Membership.
  3. (c) Junior Membership.

Please use the form below to sign-up for membership.  Once we review your information, we will get back to you to confirm your membership.

Membership Form

  • Name(s)

  • Mailing Address

  • I/We hereby apply for membership in the Newfoundland Club of New England, Inc. Enclosed is a deposit for an individual, family or junior membership. This payment will cover the dues for the first year if elected to membership. I/We understand the deposit will be refunded if, for any reason, I/we are not accepted into membership. I/We agree to abide by the Constitution, as listed on the reverse page, and the By-Laws and Ethics Guide of the Newfoundland Club of New England, Inc. *In accordance with NCNE By-Laws, Article II, Section 3: Each member in good standing whose dues are paid for the current year and who is 18 years of age or more shall be entitled to one vote at any meeting of the Club at which he is present. **Renewal dues per junior will be waived based on active participation in at least two NCNE events. I fully understand and agree to assume all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for Newfoundland Club of New England in my membership capacity and I agree to hold the Newfoundland Club of New England harmless for any injury(s), which I might sustain during the course of my membership duties. This waiver does include myself, all of my family members and descendants forever from seeking any legal action whatsoever against the Newfoundland Club of New England, or its’ representatives
  • By typing your name in this box, you are signing this form.
  • By typing your name in this box, you are signing this form.
  • Please forward application and payment (payable to NCNE) directly to: Brenda Miele Soares, NCNE Membership Secretary
    12 Lakeside Ave. Hudson, MA 01749
    Telephone-(978)562-2322 / Email: memberships@newfclubne.org

NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB OF NEW ENGLAND, INC.

CONSTITUTION

SECTION 1.      Name. The name of the club shall be Newfoundland  Club of New England,  Inc., which shall hereafter  be referred to as the Club. The name may be abbreviated NCNE.

SECTION 2.      Objectives. The objectives of the Club shall be:

(a) To encourage  and promote the understanding  and appreciation  of purebred Newfoundland  Dogs and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;

(b) To urge members, breeders, and others to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel

Club as the only standard of excellence by which Newfoundland Dogs shall be judged; (c) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed;

(d) To encourage sportsmanlike conduct at all events in which Newfoundland Dogs participate;

(e) To conduct sanctioned match shows, specialty shows, obedience trials, tracking tests and other events under the rules of the American Kennel Club if and when permission is granted by the American Kennel Club;

(f)  To  promote  the  special  qualities  of  the  breed  by  sponsoring  working  dog  activities  under  the  rules  of  the

Newfoundland Club of America, Inc.;

(g) To urge all members to abide by the NCNE Ethics Guide as a guideline for responsible Newfoundland ownership.

SECTION 3.      Nonprofit Status. The Club shall not be conducted or operated for profit, and no Club asset or remainder or residue from dues, fundraising activities, or donations to the Club shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.

SECTION 4.      By-Laws. The members of the Club shall adopt and may from time to time revise such By-Laws as may be required to carry out these objectives.

NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB OF NEW ENGLAND, INC.

BYLAWS

ARTICLE I Membership

SECTION 1.      Eligibility. There shall be four (4) types of membership  open to persons who are in good standing with the American Kennel Club and the Newfoundland Club of America, Inc., and who subscribe to the purposes of the Constitution of the Newfoundland Club of New England, Inc. (hereafter referred to as the Club):

(a) Individual Membership. Open to individuals 18 years of age or older. Individual members (referred to hereafter as members or membership) shall enjoy all privileges described within these By-Laws and receive all Club publications.

(b) Family Membership. Open to members of the same household. Two (2) members from the same household who are 18 years of age or older shall have all the privileges of Individual Membership, but will receive only one (1) copy of Club publications.

(c) Junior Membership. Open to individuals under the age of 18 years of age. Junior Members shall have all of the privileges  of Individual  Membership  except for the rights to vote or hold office. Upon reaching  his 18th birthday,  a Junior Member may convert to an Individual Membership by notifying the Secretary.

(d) Honorary Life Membership. For members or former members who have made an outstanding contribution to the Breed and/or to the Club. They shall have all the privileges of Individual Membership  including the rights to vote and hold office.

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APPLICATION PROCESS – FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY

*Complete the Membership Application that must contain the endorsement of a current member in good standing and send it with the first year’s dues to the Membership Secretary;

*Name(s) will be published in the next edition of the Club’s newsletter, added to the database and checks are sent to the

Treasurer for deposit;

*Approximately thirty days after the newsletter’s publication date and in conjunction with the next Board of Directors meeting, applicant(s) will be voted approved as long as no negative comments are received from the membership by the Executive Secretary;

*A letter of approval will be sent including a Membership Book and car magnet.

PLEASE NOTE: The entire process could take a few months depending on the status of the newsletter and scheduled Board of Directors meetings.

Applications for membership can be obtained from and returned to our Membership Secretary. Or Click here to download a membership application (pdf file).
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You must get the signature of a sponsoring member before you send the application to the membership secretary.

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