The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold its first
general meeting of 2019 on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the all-breed show in
The meeting will begin after Golden Retrievers show and will be held in the vicinity of the ring. Goldens show in Ring 4, with Sweepstakes at 11:30 a.m. and regular classes beginning at 12:15 p.m. Members should bring their own chairs.
The show is being held at Florida Classic Park, located at 5360
Lockhart Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. The site is off of Highway 50/98,
approximately one mile west of Interstate 75 at Exit 301.
The first “Fun Day” of the year for members of the
Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be on Saturday, Feb. 23, when the club
holds an Agility Fun Day and general meeting at the Best Paw Forward training center in
The event will give members and their Goldens the
opportunity to try the sport of Agility in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere. P.J.
Lacette, one of the founders of the MFGRC and a lifetime member, will host the
event and provide training.
Agility training will be from 10 a.m. – noon followed by
lunch and a club meeting. (Members should bring their own lunch).
Osteen is located in southwest Volusia County between
Sanford and Port Orange. It’s an easy drive for members in the Orlando area as
well as those in the Space Coast and Mt. Dora/Sorrento areas.
More details will be sent closer to the date.
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club announced its 2018 year-end awards recipients and winners at the club’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 15 at the home of club president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.
2018 Year-End Dog and Competition Awards
Agility Dog of the Year
MACH4 Knox’s Singing My Praises MXB2 MFG TQX T2B7 CA DJ (Singer)
Owner: Pat Carlile
Field Dog of the Year
Surefire My Armani At J Boo (Mya)
Owner: Marilyn Booher
Obedience Dog of the Year
Magik’s Top of the Line CD RN (Lexus)
Owner: Ann Rowe
Rally Dog of the Year
Ethos Winter Is Coming at Cachet RN RATN (Arya)
Owner: Michele Throm
Show Dog of the Year
GCH CH Nocatee Wonderlands Stone In Love (Stone)
Owners: Diane and Vern Gank
Versatility Dog of the Year
Surefire My Armani At J Boo (Mya) (Field, Rally/Obedience, Conformation (CCA))
Owner: Marilyn Booher
Fallchase Owner-Handler Award:
GCH Summit’s Wonderlands Orange Twist (Zest)
Gold Standard Challenge
(open to Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club members who compete as an owner-handler with one dog in both field and conformation)
CH Richwood Winds Aloft SH WC (Tuuli)
Owner/Handler: Kristin Sipus
2018 Year-End Club Member Awards
Mover and Shaker Award
Above and Beyond Award
Lloyd Kiernan Service Award:
Members of the Year
Cheryl and Pete Browne
Officers and board members for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club for 2019 were confirmed during the club’s annual meeting on December 15. They are as follows:
President – Ann Rowe
Vice President – Michele Throm
Secretary – Andy Hall
Treasurer – Dee Thibodeaux
Robin Lemieux Burket
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.
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.