New June Edition of “Golden Tales” Now Available

The June, 2023, edition of “Golden Tales,” the official newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading.

The new editions contains features and content not available anywhere else. And as always, members are recognized for their achievements with their Goldens.

The new issue can be downloaded here.

A reminder to MFGRC members that “Golden Tales” editor Chris Jeffrey is always in the market for good content for the newsletter. Ideas can be sent to her at The next edition will come out in September.

Happy reading, and please share the newsletter with your friends and family.

Trophy Sponsorships Now Available for MFGRC Specialty in Orlando

Hello Fellow MFGRC Members,

In 2021 the Officers and Board of Directors decided that our club would sponsor the specialty trophies in honor of the members of MFGRC who worked so hard and so long to help make the 2021 National Specialty such an overwhelming success.

Well, I am writing today to make the request for trophy sponsorships for our annual independent specialty held at the Orange County Convention Center in December.  The specialty will top off 3 days of all breed shows starting on Tues December 13. Our specialty will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022.  And is followed by the 2022 AKC National Championship sponsored by Royal Canin on Sat and Sun, Dec. 17 & 18, 2022.  We hope you will join us for one of the largest gatherings of golden retrievers in the US (other than National and Regional Specialties).

This year our top trophies are beautiful custom designed wood and resin charcuterie boards.  Please see the Trophy Spreadsheet for the remainder of the trophies that will be awarded.

Along with your sponsorship checks, please include the award you wish to sponsor and the verbiage you would like to have placed on the sponsorship board.  This board will be prominently displayed ringside at the specialty.  If you would like to support our trophies, but not sponsor an individual trophy, you may donate to the General Fund.  All additional donations will help to defray the cost or our specialty.

Please make checks payable to MFGRC and mail to Camille Nasca, 4008 Bradley Ave., Orlando, FL 32839.  If you have any questions please contact me at

As always, I, along with Show Chair Caroline Kendrick, appreciate your support of our annual specialty. Camille Nasca

Entry Premium Now Available for 2021 GRCA National Specialty – Entries Open Aug. 18

The entry premium for the 2021 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty, hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla., is now available.

The premium can be downloaded here.

Entries open Aug. 18 and close September 29.

The Specialty will be held October 22-30, with indoor events at the World Equestrian Center. Field events will be held nearby.

July 31 Set as Deadline for Refunds From Canceled 2020 GRCA National Specialty

A deadline date of July 31 has been set for refunds for grooming or vending space, RV parking or trophy sponsorship for the canceled 2020 GRCA National Specialty.

Exhibitors, vendors and donors have the option of receiving a refund or applying their funds to the rescheduled 2021 event.

The 2021 GRCA National Specialty, hosted by the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, will be held the last week of October, 2021, at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Fla. MFGRC was to host the 2020 National but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cuyahoga Valley Golden Retriever Club, which was scheduled to host the 2021 National, and the Golden Retriever Club of America generously agreed to let MFGRC move its canceled event to 2021.

Those who wish to receive refunds or apply their fund to the 2021 National should contact the appropriate chairs for the event:

Grooming – Michele Panetta –
Vendor – Tom Hell –
RV – Anthony Napoli –
Trophy – Camille Nasca –

MFGRC Club News and Notes May 2018


The next general meeting for the MFGRC will be held Sunday, July 15, as part of a new event – a combined grooming and health seminar for club members at Daus Hund Haus in Lakeland. It will be FREE for club members. Rosa Blair, who is a certified master groomer as well as a club member, will give a thorough demonstration and answer questions about grooming Goldens. Also, club member Dr. Pam Ginn, who has been associated with the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida for more than 25 years, will give a presentation on canine health and answer questions. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and members can bring their own lunch.


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