CLUB MEETING SEPT. 2 — The next general meeting of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the DOCOF competition in the Events Center at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. DOCOF (Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida) is an annual team obedience competition involving 30 teams from around the state. The meeting will begin when DOCOF breaks for lunch, which will be at approximately noon. Meeting location will be the lobby of the Events Center and members should bring their own chairs for the meeting. Osceola Heritage Park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744. DOCOF competition begins at 8 a.m. and MFGRC members are invited to come early and watch some of the very unique event. IMPORTANT NOTE: Club members should NOT bring their dogs to the meeting.
GROOMING, HEALTH SEMINAR and GENERAL MEETING
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.
BARN HUNT FUN DAY
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its annual “Fun Match” on Saturday, March 17, at the home of club president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla. Held outdoors, the AKC-sanctioned “B” Match included all-breed Rally and Obedience as well as conformation for Goldens.
MFGRC members Chris Jeffrey (Rally), Jean Bates (Obedience) and Alejandro Lima (conformation) served as judges for the event. Results:
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The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold its annual Christmas Party and final general meeting of the year on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the home of club vice president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, FL.
The club will provide baked turkey but members should bring side dishes and desserts for the dinner.
Also, club members can bring a wrapped gift in the $20 value range for a fun Chinese gift exchange. Gifts can be dog-related but don’t have to be. Participation in the gift exchange is optional.
During the meeting, club members will elect board members and officers for 2018. Also, the recipients of the club’s year-end awards will be announced and a drawing will be held for the winner of the club’s 50-50 Raffle to benefit the Smiling Blue Skies Canine Cancer Fund.
DIRECTIONS TO ANN’S HOME (address is 23840 Oak Valley Lane, Sorrento, FL, 32776):
From the South:
Take the Florida Turnpike North past the Turkey Lake Service Plaza. Follow sign for Apopka 429. Stay on 429 and follow the signs to Mount Dora and Plymouth Sorrento Road. Go left on Plymouth Sorrento until the road ends at Hwy 46. Turn right on Hwy 46 and at the next light go Left Hwy 437. At the next light take a Left onto Wolf Branch Road. Go 4/10 of a mile and take a Right onto Equestrian Trail. The next left is Oak Valley and Ann’s driveway is on the Left. You can also pick up the 429 off of I-4 just past Hwy 27.
From I-4 North of Orlando:
Take the exit for the Seminole Mall (#101C) and turn onto Hwy. 46. Take 46 West toward Mt. Dora 15 miles to intersection with 437, at a stoplight. Turn RIGHT onto 437. Go 4/10 of a mile on 437, and then turn LEFT onto Wolf Branch Rd. (there is no right turn here). Drive 4/10 of a mile, where you’ll see a street sign for Equestrian Trail on the RIGHT – turn in here. Equestrian Trail is a private road, so it’s kind of narrow. Take the first LEFT on Equestrian – this is OAK Valley Lane. Ann’s property is the first one on the left.
Drive east on I-4 toward Orlando. You’ll want the second exit after you pass the exit for Hwy. 27; this is the 429 toll road. Follow sign for Apopka 429. Stay on 429 and follow the signs to Mount Dora and Plymouth Sorrento Road. Go left on Plymouth Sorrento until the road ends at Hwy 46. Turn right on Hwy 46 and at the next light, go Left on Hwy 437. At the next light, take a Left onto Wolf Branch Road. Go 4/10 of a mile and take a Right onto Equestrian Trail. The next left is Oak Valley and Ann’s driveway is on the Left. You can also pick up the 429 off of I-4 just past Hwy 27.
The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will hold a CCA (Certificate of Conformation Assessment) combined with a cardiac/eye clinic on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the MADTA (Marion Alachua-Dog Training Association) facility in Ocala, Florida.
Evaluators for the CCA will be Christine Miele, Janet Narushka and Margie Sarkin. The event will begin at 9 a.m.
The CCA has a limited entry of 21, with three alternates accepted by first received. Entries should be sent to Robin Bowen, 3001 SW College RD, PMB #41, Ocala, Fla., 34474. The cost is $75 per entered dog and checks made out to MFGRC should accompany entries.