Thank you for your interest in membership in the Newfoundland Club of Southern California.  Whether you currently own a Newfoundland or not, the NCSC offers a variety of activities and opportunities for involvement, including matches, specialty shows, obedience and rally training, draft and water training and tests, educational seminars, picnics, and affectionate dog events (e.g. Pet Expo and Special Olympics).  Whether your Newfoundland is to be shown in conformation, participate in various working events, cherished as a family member, or all of the above, there are many ways to participate and volunteer  Your ideas and concerns are of great interest to the Club and its Board.

Membership is open to any person, regardless of residence.  Our meetings and activities take place throughout our membership territory.  Upcoming activities are posted on our website.  In addition, members receive our newsletter Pawprints every two months, as well as e-mail updates.  There are three types of membership:

  1. General Single Membership is open to all persons 18 years or older.  These memberships are entitled to full voting privileges provided dues are paid and current.
  2. General Joint Membership is open to all persons 18 years or older living in the same household.  These memberships are entitled to two votes provided dues are paid and current.
  3. Junior Membership is open to all persons under 18 years of age.  If dues are paid and current, a junior member shall enjoy all of the privileges of regular membership except eligibility to vote and hold office.

Each applicant for membership shall submit a written application along with dues payment for the current year.  Following receipt of the application by the Membership Chair, the prospective member’s name(s) shall be published in the next issue of Pawprints.  If no objections have been received by the Board of Directors within 30 days of said publication, membership will become automatic.  Prior to this, the prospective member(s) will be granted provisional membership and receive Club mailings, but they will not be able to vote or hold office.

General Meetings are held within the geographic regions served by the Club which encompasses the following counties:  Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern.  Board Meetings, if not held in conjunction with a general meeting, may be held remotely, and all NCSC members are eligible to attend.

The NCSC is here for you, ready and willing to share fun, knowledge, and experience.  We look forward to receiving your application and having you join us at an event soon.