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The formation of the Newfoundland Club of Florida (NEWFFLA) began in 1992 when a small group of individuals, led by Candace McMahon and Beth Basel, began the process of getting a regional charter from the Newfoundland Club of America (NCA). In 1994, NEWFFLA was incorporated in the State of Florida and in April 1995 the club was officially recognized as a regional club by the NCA.
NEWFFLA believes in educating the public about the benefits of the Newfoundland breed, promoting breeding in accordance with breed standards and encouraging participation in a variety of conformation and working dog events which highlight the breed. The club also facilitates the rescue and placement of purebred Newfoundlands throughout the State of Florida. Newfs from animal shelters or owner relinquished are fostered in homes of NEWFFLA members, provided all necessary veterinary care, then placed in approved forever homes.
NEWFFLA's membership has grown significantly since the early days with members scattered from the Panhandle to Miami. The club offers a variety of activities and opportunities for involvement throughout the state. Each year our annual meeting coincides with the participation in the St. Augustine Christmas Parade of which we have marched as a club since 1998. NEWFFLA is also host to a sanctioned Draft Testing in early Spring. Whether your Newf was meant to show, work or socialize, there is a NEWFFLA event for you to participate and volunteer. Come join us.
2022-2023 Board of Directors
|Vice President||Kim Chonko|
|Board of Director||Bruce Meligan|
|Executive Advisor||John Seales|
|Rescue Chair||Chris Bailey|
|Working Dog Chair||Jennifer Arent|
|Membership Chair||Jenny Schimka|