The entry form for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s
annual year-end dog awards is now available – the deadline for entries is
The MFGRC encourages all members who meet the eligibility requirements
to enter and compete for the awards. Remember: there is no charge to
enter and you can’t win if you don’t enter!
MFGRC is offering the following awards for 2019:
- Agility Dog of the Year
- Field Dog of the Year
- Obedience Dog of the Year
- Rally Dog of the Year
- Show Dog of the Year (Conformation)
- Tracking Dog of the Year
- Versatility Award (calculated by adding points from at least three separate categories)
- Fallchase Owner-Handler Award
Also available is the Gold Standard Challenge,
awarded to the owner-handler accumulating the highest points in breed shows and
field events during the awards year. The Gold Standard Challenge is privately
presented and is not an official MFGRC Award.
Full details for all awards are included in the entry form, which can be downloaded here.
It’s that time of year again – time to renew your membership
in the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club.
please note that the new deadline for renewing your membership is January 30,
2020. If you have not renewed by then, you will have to re-apply for
People who become club members in October, November and
December do not have to renew for 2020; their membership will carry over.
Membership fees for 2020 are $35 for individual, family or
associate memberships. Please indicate your category, make your check payable
to MFGRC and mail to:
MFGRC Membership Chair
1113 Juniper Hammock Ct.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
NOTE: Renewals also can be done in person at the club’s
general meeting in Ocala on Nov. 16.
UPDATE – November 16, 2019 — Thanks to the generosity of MFGRC members and others, all trophy sponsorships for the MFGRC Specialty have been sold. The last three available were sold at the club meeting in Ocala. Thanks everyone!
Hello Fellow MFGRC Members,
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the wonderful response to our request for trophy sponsorships for the upcoming MFGRC Specialty. As always, our member’s support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Here is the
most current edition of our trophy sponsorship list. For those who have
already contributed, please review all information and let me know if there are
any corrections needed.
still several opportunities to sponsor a trophy. Please send your checks,
made payable to MFGRC, to Camille Nasca, 4008 Bradley Ave., Orlando,FL
32839. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me
Specialty will be Friday, Dec. 13, at the Orange County Convention Center
(North/South Building) in Orlando.
The new website for the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now live.
The website is a “go-to” site for exhibitors and others planning to
attend the National, which will be held October 16-28, 2020, in Ocala,
Fla. It includes hotel and schedule information, details on venues and
more. The website will be constantly updated as
new information becomes available.
The National will include 13 days of competition, social events,
clinics, seminars, shopping and more with the majority held between
Monday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the 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
The website can be accessed at this link: https://2020.grcanational.com
The MFGRC’s annual Specialty as part of the AKC National Championship week in Orlando is always a popular event and this year’s gathering looks to continue the tradition.
The entry premium is now available for the Specialty, which will be held Friday, December 13, at the Orange County Convention Center North/South Building.
The premium can be downloaded
The brand-new September edition of “Golden Tales,” the newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading and downloading on this website.
The link to access the newsletter is under the “Club Information” tab in the tool bar at the top of the home page.
The new edition includes information on upcoming events, lots
of club member accolades, reviews of the club’s obedience/rally trial and
CCA/health clinic and much, much more.
Club members wishing to make contributions to future
editions of “Golden Tales” can submit their items to newsletter editor Chris
Jeffrey at email@example.com.