MFGRC Announces 2021 Year-End Award Recipients

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club announced its 2021 year-end awards recipients and winners at the club’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 18 at the home of club president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.

2021 Year-End Dog and Competition Awards
Dog of the Year award winners received custom car magnets from the club that were created by club member Anney Doucette of K9-Design.

Agility Dog of the Year:  Peaches – Nina DePetris
MACH Picabo’s Sweet As A Peach MX MXS MXJ MJS OF

Field Dog of the Year: Mya – Marilyn Booher
Surefire My Armani at JBoo QA2 MH CD CDX CCA RN

Hunt Dog of the Year: Boomer – Ron & Pat Rubrecht
Turbo Supersonic Shock Wave MH22 **

Obedience Dog of the Year: Boom – Sally Sherman
OTCH4 Hi-Star Stealin’ All the Thunder UDX13 OGM BN GO.

Rally Dog of the Year: Autumn – Barbara Page|
RACH Mystikal Autumn Joy CDX BN RM2 RAE2 FDC THDN CGCA CGCU TKA ATT

Show Dog of the Year: Boss – Mustapha and Carlotta El Khorchi
MULTI BISS AM GCHB LEONGOLDEN LET’S CELEBRATE BOSS

  • Also received perpetual Show Dog of the Year trophy donated by Diane and Vern Gank, Wonderland’s Golden Retrievers

Tracking Dog of the Year
Not presented

Versatility Award: Cody – Karyn Angel
RACH Topbrass Code Of Honor UDX4 PUTD OM3 BN GO VER RM3 RAE4 JH MXP MJP XFP DS CGC TKP WCX

Fallchase Owner-Handler Award: Laura Bellochi
Legend (GCH Pathfinder’s Some Gave All)

  • Received perpetual trophy donated by Fallchase Kennel

Gold Standard Challenge: Elizabeth Scherer
Kody (Am. CH SHR U-CH. IABCA HnrCH/IntCH/NatCH Star Crowned Kodiak Island CD BN RA JH CCA CGC TKN WCX VC)

  • Perpetual trophy donated by Kristin Sipus In memory of Jagger, Sophie & Fisher, three MFGRC Champion Master Hunters

2021 Year-End Club Member Awards

Mover and Shaker Award
Camille Nasca

Above and Beyond Award:
Robin Bowen

Lloyd Kiernan Service Award:
Tom Misilo

Nancy McCune Member of the Year
Pat Kopco

Special Award of Appreciation
Robin Scott (for stepping in to assist the club with agility trials in October when agility chair Dee Thibodeaux had to have emergency surgery)

Special Award of Appreciation
Chris Jeffrey (Editor of club’s “Golden Tales” newsletter)

MFGRC Confirms 2022 Officers and Board

The leadership of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club for 2022 was confirmed by vote during the club’s Annual Meeting held tonight at the home of outgoing club president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.

Confirmed were the following officers and board members, whose terms began immediately upon the vote:

Officers:

President – Robin Burket
Vice President – Christine McDaniel
Secretary – Andy Hall
Treasurer – Robin Bowen

Board:

Kathy Cudak
Pam Ginn
Ted Misilo
Camille Nasca
Jan Paddock
Ann Rowe
Michele Throm

In addition to the above, club member Pat Carlile will continue to assist the 2022 officers and board in the non-voting position of assistant secretary.

December Issue of “Golden Tales” Now Available

The brand-new December, 2021, edition of “Golden Tales,” the official newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading and downloading on the club website.

The new editions contains features and content not available anywhere else, including features on members Heidi Buck (21 Titles in 2021) and Morgan Brooks (balancing her career as a professional handler with being a mom). The issue also contains a look back at the 2021 GRCA National Specialty and as always, members are recognized for their achievements with their Goldens.

The new issue can be downloaded from the “Newsletter” tab above.

A reminder to MFGRC members that “Golden Tales” editor Chris Jeffrey is always in the market for good content for the newsletter. Ideas can be sent to her at newsletter@mfgrc.org. The next edition will come out in December.

Happy reading, and please share the newsletter with your friends and family.

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Specialty at AKC National Championship

The entry premium is now available for the annual Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club Specialty, held in conjunction with the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin on Friday, Dec. 17. 

Entries open Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Central time for the event, which will be held at the Orange County Convention Center North/South Building in Orlando, Fla.. 

Ms. Pluis Davern of Royal Oaks, Calif., will be the judge. 

The entry premium can be downloaded here

Nominations for 2022 MFGRC Officers and Board

In accordance with the by-laws of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, the Nominating Committee has nominated the following club members to be officers and board members in 2022:

Officers:

President – Robin Burket

Vice President – Christine McDaniel

Secretary – Andy Hall

Treasurer – Robin Bowen

Board:

Kathy Cudak

Pam Ginn

Ted Misilo

Camille Nasca

Jan Paddock

Ann Rowe

Michele Throm

At the club’s November 20 general meeting in Ocala, any member may make additional nominations. If the proposed candidate is not present at this meeting, the person nominating must provide a written statement from the nominated individual stating acceptance of the nomination. If this occurs, the nominated individual then is considered a candidate.

Voting for these positions will be held at the club’s Annual Meeting at the Christmas Party on December 18.

In addition to the above, club member Pat Carlile will continue to assist the 2022 officers and board in the non-voting position of assistant secretary.

Sincerely,

Nominating Committee

September Edition of “Golden Tales” Now Available

The brand-new September, 2021, edition of “Golden Tales,” the official newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading and downloading on the club website.

The new editions contains features and content not available anywhere else, including a preview of the 2021 GRCA National. And as always, members are recognized for their achievements with their Goldens.

The new issue can be downloaded here:

A reminder to MFGRC members that “Golden Tales” editor Chris Jeffrey is always in the market for good content for the newsletter. Ideas can be sent to her at newsletter@mfgrc.org. The next edition will come out in December.

Happy reading, and please share the newsletter with your friends and family.