MFGRC Specialty Set for Friday, Dec. 14 in Orlando

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold its annual Specialty as part of the AKC National Championship week in Orlando. The event will be Friday, Dec. 14, beginning at 8:45 a.m. in Ring 14 at the Orange County Convention Center North/South Building. Admission is free (there is a fee for parking).

There are 165 dogs entered in the show with a total of 174 entries.

Many MFGRC members contributed to trophy sponsorships with the list posted below:


Class Trophy Donation Sponsor
Best of Breed Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $150.00 Pam Ginn
Best of Opposite Sex Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $125.00 Marilou Marshall
Best of Winners Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $100.00 Jupiter Golden Jubilee
Winner’s Dog Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $75.00 Julie Waglin
Winner’s Bitch Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $75.00 Robin Burket – Halia Goldens
Reserve WD Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $50.00 Jack & Cathy Torielli
Reserve WB Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $50.00 Dot & Allison Hivley
Best Junior Handler Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $50.00 Janet Narushka
Best Veteran Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $75.00 Charlie & Sue Hicks in Memory of Gator & AJ
Best of Opposite Sex Veteran Hand Crafted Whimsical Golden Item $75.00 Dee & John Thibodeaux
1st Place – 6-9 Month Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Janet Franklin
1st Place – 9-12 Month Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Pat Carlile in Memory of Bruce Carlile
1st Place – 12-15 Month Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Jean Bates
1st Place – 15-18 Month Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Dot & Allison Hivley
1st Place – Amat/Own Handler Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Best Paw Forward – PJ Lacette
1st Place – Bred By Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Camille Nasca – Mischief Goldens
1st Place – American Bred Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Dot & Allison Hivley
1st Place – Open Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Nancy Sigmon
1st Place – 6-9 Month Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Ann Rowe
1st Place – 9-12 Month Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Ann Rowe
1st Place – 12-15 Month Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Ann Rowe
1st Place – 15-18 Month Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Julie Wand in Memory of Bindi
1st Place – Amat/Own Handler Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Michele Throm
1st Place – Bred By Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Camille Nasca – Mischief Goldens
1st Place – Am Bred Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Michele Throm
1st Place – Open Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Bob & Sharon Smith
1st Place Novice Junior GR Gift Item $20.00 Janet Narushka
1st Place Novice Intermediate GR Gift Item $20.00 Carolee Stewart
1st Place Novice Senior GR Gift Item $20.00 Thomas Wiegand
1st Place Open Junior GR Gift Item $20.00 Thomas Wiegand
1st Place Open Intermediate GR Gift Item $20.00 Janet Narushka
1st Place Open Senior GR Gift Item $20.00 Jan Casey
1st Place Master GR Gift Item $20.00 Chris Jeffrey
1st Place 7-10 Veteran Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Dalia Ruffatto
1st Place 10-12 Veteran Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Sandy Stokes
1st Place 12 & Over Vet Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Thomas Wiegand in Memory of Abbie
1st Place 7-10 Veteran Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Sam Stokes
1st Place 10-12 Veteran Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Barbara & Andy Hall In Memory of Cosmo
1st Place 12 & Over Vet Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Barbara & Andy Hall In Memory of Cosmo
1st Place H R Dog Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Barbara & Andy Hall In Memory of Cosmo
1st Place H R Bitch Golden Christmas Ornament $20.00 Barbara & Andy Hall In Memory of Cosmo
General Specialty Fund
Bronze – $10.00 – $50.00
Silver – $51.00 – $75.00
Gold – $76.00 – $100.00
Diamond – $101.00 – $200.00
Platinum – Over $200.00

MFGRC Members Can Receive New Title Rosettes for 2018

All members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club who earn new titles for their Goldens while they are members during calendar year 2018 are eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club.

If your dog has won a new title in 2018, please email the full name of the dog and what the title earned was to MFGRC board member Robin Lemieux. Robin will order the rosettes later this year and make them available for pickup early next year. If you will not be able to attend an event to pick up your rosette, you will need to send a check for $10 for postage and handling, made out to MFGRC, so that it can be mailed to you.

Robin’s email address is robin.c.lemieux@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.

Nominations for 2019 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 2019:

 

Officers:

President – Ann Rowe

Vice President – Michele Throm

Secretary – Andy Hall

Treasurer – Dee Thibodeaux

 

Board:

Marilyn Booher

Robin Lemieux Burket

Pam Ginn

Pat Kopco

Ted Misilo

Ann Moye

Melissa Vaughan

 

At the club’s Nov. 10 general meeting at the Ocala show, 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 on Saturday, Dec. 15, in conjunction with the club’s Christmas Party at the home of Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.

In addition to the above, club member Pat Carlile will continue to assist the 2019 officers and board in the non-voting position of assistant secretary.

Sincerely,

Nominating Committee

Robin Lemieux Burket (chair)

Camille Nasca

Yvette Rivera

MFGRC Will Host 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National

Exciting news!

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has been named to host the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, which will include 13 days of competition, social events, clinics, seminars, shopping and more.

The National will span October 16-28, 2020, with the majority held between Monday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the beautiful new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla. Best of Breed will be on Saturday and close activities in Ocala.   

A three-day Hunt Test will kick off the National beginning Friday, Oct. 16, and a three-day Field Trial will conclude on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Hunt Test and Field Trial will be held at Lazy J Ranch in Williston, Fla., which is only 25 miles from the World Equestrian Center. 

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MFGRC News and Notes – August 15, 2018

CLUB MEETING SEPT. 2 — The next general meeting of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the DOCOF competition in the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) is an annual team obedience competition involving 30 teams from around the state. The meeting will begin when DOCOF breaks for lunch, which will be at approximately noon. Meeting location will be the lobby of the Events Center and members should bring their own chairs for the meeting. Osceola Heritage Park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744. DOCOF competition begins at 8 a.m. and MFGRC members are invited to come early and watch some of the very unique event. IMPORTANT NOTE: Club members should NOT bring their dogs to the meeting.

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A Note of Thanks

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its annual Obedience and Rally Trial Aug. 11-12 at the Obedience Club of Daytona and as trial chairman, I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the club members and others who contributed to the success of the event.

First of all, we couldn’t do it without the help and dedication of Ralph and Maria Orlando, who in addition to being members of the MFGRC are also very active and strong members of the OCOD. Ralph set up the building and kept things running smoothly with it all weekend, while Maria’s skills as a photographer were on display as she was everywhere and posted about 150 images from the trial on Facebook. Both also pitched in whenever needed and took care of many details and little things that are so important during a trial.

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