The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold a general
meeting for members on Saturday, Sept. 21, after Goldens are shown at the
all-breed show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand.
Goldens show at 1:45 p.m. in Ring 3. The club meeting
location will be determined that day and will either be in the vicinity of the
ring or in a covered/shaded area outside of the building. Members are
encouraged to bring their own chairs.
There are numerous new members of the club who need to be
voted into membership at the meeting and club business matters will be
discussed. The meeting is to make up for the general meeting that was canceled
on Sept. 14 due to the high likelihood of inclement weather.
Co-hosted Sunday, Nov. 3, by Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club:
Pat Kopco and Mike Orloff will be judges for the event, which is being chaired by MFGRC board member Ted Misilo.
Volunteers from amongst the MFGRC membership are needed to help run the event, especially with setup in the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 1, and packing up after the event ends on Nov. 3. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Andy Hall at andyhall58 (at) hotmail (dot) com.
The Golden Retriever Club of America’s purpose in establishing and making available a Working Certificate (WC) and Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) to all owners of Golden Retrievers is to encourage the use and maintenance of the natural hunting and retrieving abilities which are genetically vital to the breed.
More information is available on the GRCA website here.
With the tropical weather system approaching Florida and the
high likelihood of rain and bad weather on Saturday, the MFGRC has made the
decision to postpone the Dock Diving Fun Day and general meeting that had been
scheduled for Saturday in DeLand.
The decision was made with the safety of members and their
dogs in mind as well as with the knowledge that some club members were planning
to travel to the event from many miles away.
The club will now plan to hold a brief general meeting on
Saturday, Sept. 21, at the DeLand all-breed show. The meeting time will be
announced early next week.
The club will work with Central Florida Dog Sports to find
another date to hold the Dock Diving Fun Day.
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.
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club has added another new
event for members to its calendar for 2019 – a “Fun Field Day” and general
meeting on Saturday, Oct. 12, on the property of MFGRC board member Dr. Pam
Ginn in Ocala, Fla.
Club members and their Goldens will get the opportunity to learn
about and try the techniques used in hunt tests and field trials in a
no-pressure, fun environment.
Full details including directions to the location will be
sent to members later. For now, please save the date!
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.