Time To Renew Your MFGRC Membership

It’s that time of year again – time to renew your membership in the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club.

Returning members 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 membership.

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:

Robin Burket

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: Sponsorships Sold Out for MFGRC Specialty Trophies

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.

There are 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 at mischiefgolden@gmail.com.   

The MFGRC Specialty will be Friday, Dec. 13, at the Orange County Convention Center (North/South Building) in Orlando.

Thank you,

Camille Nasca

Trophy Chair

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New Edition of “Golden Tales” Newsletter Available

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 newsletter@mfgrc.org.

2019 New Title Rosettes for MFGRC Members

Members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club who earn new titles for their Goldens during calendar year 2019 may be eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club. The rosettes will be similar to this one from 2018 being modeled by Ralph and Maria Orlando’s Golden boy Smokey:

This year a stipulation has been added to the process: in order to be eligible to receive a new title rosette from the club, a member must have volunteered to work for at least one club event during the year, or have done equivalent work for the club behind-the-scenes (subject to verification). The stipulation was added to encourage members to help with club events.

If your dog has won a new title in 2019 and you feel you are eligible to receive a rosette, please email the full name of the dog, what the title earned was and what event(s) you worked at to MFGRC board member Robin Burket. 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 be asked 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 (at) gmail (dot com). The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019. 

Logo Revealed for 2020 GRCA National Specialty

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has revealed the logo for the 2020 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty that it will host in Ocala, Fla., Oct. 16-28, 2020.

The logo highlights the theme of “20/20 Vision – Enjoy the View” and includes an adult and young Golden Retriever on the Florida beach as seen through sunglasses.

“20/20 Vision – Enjoy the View” will appear on 2020 GRCA National merchandise that will be available for purchase at the 2019 GRCA National in Ontario, Calif., this October.

In addition, the logo will appear on all websites, documents and signage associated with the event and will appear prominently in event venues. The majority of events for the 2020 GRCA National will be held at the new World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla.   

The logo was created by Sharon Budnick of Queen “B” Graphics in Orlando, Fla., working with event co-chair Pat Kopco, from an idea spawned by MFGRC Treasurer Dee Thibodeaux.