NEW EVENT: MFGRC To Hold Fun Field Training Day on Dec. 11

Come out for a fun field day/ Mock test with the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club!

IF YOU HAVE A PUPPY~~~ please come! IF YOU HAVE A VETERAN…Please come. All experience levels welcome! 

This is a wonderful opportunity to let your puppy learn what s/he was bred to do! Plus it’s a great socializing/exercise time and you’ll get a full night’s sleep after.

Breeders– tell your puppy people! 

Open to all, not just members. 

Sign up at MFGRCfield@gmail.com 

State your level, all levels welcome: puppy, Junior, Senior, Master -to total beginners are welcome and we’d love to see you expose your dogs to what they were bred to do. Kristin Sipus (Richwood Goldens) and Brian Parker (Southern Retrievers) will provide training tips and help anyone who wants it. 

Starts at 9 AM on Sunday, Dec. 11, at  29810 County Rd 42 Deland, FL

First live flyer free if you have worked any event this year. 

If not, cost is by bird (as is cost for more than one live flyer- birds are discounted to $15 in an effort to recoup some of the cost to the HT). Take your dead ducks home w you to freeze and reuse if you like. 

Come train in a test situation!!! 

We will need everyone to pitch in and help, throwing birds/ operating equipment,  moving equipment, marshal etc. 

We will break for lunch. This is a great time to get to know other members and ask questions. Bring your lunch, water and a chair…. stay all day!

Fair warning you just might catch the field bug😉

Look forward to seeing everyone in the field

Entry Premium Available for MFGRC Fun Match

After a two-year absence, the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s Fun Match (AKC sanctioned B-Match) is returning on Saturday, March 19, with all-breed obedience and rally and conformation for Goldens.  

The Match will be held at the home of MFGRC past president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla., with judging to begin at 9 a.m. Judges will be Ralph Orlando (obedience), Barb Page (rally) and Kristin Sipus (conformation).  

The entry premium can be downloaded here. Entries also are accepted on the day of the match.  

In addition to the competition, the day will include a BBQ lunch and a raffle. The address is 23840 Oak Valley Lane, Sorrento, Fla., 32776. 

MFGRC Confirms 2022 Officers and Board

The leadership of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club for 2022 was confirmed by vote during the club’s Annual Meeting held tonight at the home of outgoing club president Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.

Confirmed were the following officers and board members, whose terms began immediately upon the vote:

Officers:

President – Robin Burket
Vice President – Christine McDaniel
Secretary – Andy Hall
Treasurer – Robin Bowen

Board:

Kathy Cudak
Pam Ginn
Ted Misilo
Camille Nasca
Jan Paddock
Ann Rowe
Michele Throm

In addition to the above, club member Pat Carlile will continue to assist the 2022 officers and board in the non-voting position of assistant secretary.

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.

Award Winners from MFGRC Summer Specialty

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club held its “Summer Specialty” event on Friday, June 18, as part of the Sunshine State Cluster at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

Judges were Douglas Johnson (regular classes) and Joanne Cava (sweepstakes).

Award Winners included:

BEST OF BREED

GCHS CH Chestnut Then Came You, owned by J Chachas, C Chachas & M.B. Konesky & J Griffith of East Amherst, N.Y.

BEST OF WINNERS

24k Retrievers Count Your Blessings DS DJ, owned by Kim Pedersen and Destiny Martel, Haines City, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE

Brightwood’s As Luck Would Have It, owned by Deborah Waid and Caroline M. Waid, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

SELECT DOG

BISS GCH Crescent GoldRox Worth His Wait In Gold MBIS, owned by Paula Black, Sorrento, Fla.

SELECT BITCH

GCH CH Boca Gold’s Little Peace of Heaven, owned by Michele Whitney and Haley Whitcomb, Largo, Fla.

BEST PUPPY

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

BEST OWNER-HANDLED:

Brightwood’s As Luck Would Have It, owned by Deborah Waid and Caroline M. Waid, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

AWARDS OF MERIT

Questan’s Path To Enlightenment RN DS CGC, owned by Julie Wangelin, Kirsten Grande, Julie Caruthers, Palm Harbor, Fla.

Magic City’s Still On The Road, owned by Freda Philbeck & Judy & Jack Brinson, Highlands, N.C.

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

WINNERS DOG

Goldrox Take Em To The Train Station, owned by Paula Black and Courtney Roxby, Sorrento, Fla.

RESERVE

Arum’s Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun, owned by Tonya Noel and Morgan Brooks, Lakeland, Fla.  

WINNERS BITCH

24k Retrievers Count Your Blessings DS DJ, owned by Kim Pedersen and Destiny Martel, Haines City, Fla.

RESERVE

Monark’s English Salt Water Taffy, owned by Virginia McQueeney and Morgan Brooks, St. Cloud, Fla.

BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES

Goldrox Hold Your Horses, owned by Courtney Roxby, Eustis, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE IN SWEEPSTAKES

Arum’s Double Your Pleasure Double Your Fun, owned by Tonya Noel and Morgan Brooks, Lakeland, Fla.  

BEST IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

CH Richwood Moments Away MH CD BN, owned by Kristin and Eugene Sipus, Morriston, Fla.

BEST OPPOSITE IN VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES

Karagold Faeden Cap.n Jacks Black Pearl, owned by Jennifer Ducharme & Sandy Pepper & Karen Brady, Bradenton, Fla. Full results will be available on Jack Onofrio Dog Shows website.

Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club News & Notes

Dock Diving Fun Day

All MFGRC members were emailed information on the club’s upcoming Dock Diving Fun Day a couple of weeks ago – a reminder to please send in your registration and payment if you plan to attend. The event will be Saturday, May 11, at Central Florida Dog Sports in DeLand, beginning at 10 a.m. A general meeting for club members will be held at approximately noon. If you did not receive the information, please email club secretary Andy Hall at andyhall58@hotmail.com.

New MFGRC Specialty

The next big competition event for the MFGRC will be the club’s new, second Specialty that will be held on Friday, June 14, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The entry premium can be downloaded here. Club members who are not competing will be welcomed as spectators. The new Specialty is part of the Sunshine State Cluster and is a Concurrent Specialty with the Greater Venice Florida Dog Club, Inc. The event will include Sweepstakes, Veteran Sweepstakes and Junior Showmanship in addition to regular Conformation for Golden Retrievers. Judges for the event will be Jay Richardson of Elgin, Ill., (breed classes, best owner-handled and junior showmanship, and Alejandro Lima of Miami Beach, Fla., (all sweepstakes classes). For many years, the MFGRC has held a Specialty in December as part of AKC National Championship week at the Orange County Convention Center and the club will continue to do so – this year’s event will be Friday, December 13.

Obedience/Rally Trial Aug. 10-11 in Daytona Beach

The entry premium is now available for the MFGRC’s annual Obedience and Rally Trial, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the Obedience Club of Daytona building in Daytona Beach, Fla. Judges for the trial will be Ted McCall, Carol Mett and Nancy Watson. For those interested in competing, the entry premium can be downloaded here. Anyone interested in volunteering to work as a steward at the event is asked to contact event chair Andy Hall at andyhall58@hotmail.com.

New Title Rosettes for 2019 – Eligibility Rules Have Changed

A reminder that in order to be eligible to receive one of the club’s new title rosettes at the end of 2019, a club member must have worked at one of the club’s events during the year (or the equivalent behind-the-scenes work), a new stipulation this year. In order to be eligible for the club’s annual year-end awards (Show Dog of the Year, Rally Dog of the Year, etc.), a club member must have worked at two events (or the equivalent behind-the-scenes work) and must have attended one of the club’s general meetings during the year. Upcoming opportunities for club members to volunteer include:

Aug. 10-11 – Obedience/Rally Trial, Daytona Beach, FL

Oct. 18-19-20 – Agility Trial, Wiersdale, FL (and set-up day Oct. 17)

Nov. 2-3 – WC/WCX, Montverde, FL (and set-up day Nov. 1)

Nov. 22-24 – Hunt Test, Montverde, FL (and set-up day Nov. 21)

(the MFGRC board is discussing adding more events this summer)