Congratulations to the 2018 MFGRC Board

MFGRC Officers
President Ann Rowe 352-735-3565
Vice President Michele Throm 407-923-2731
Secretary Andy Hall 321-402-3365
Treasurer Dee Thibodeaux 970-396-6121
Board Members
  John Blair 321-773-3476
  Rosa Blair 321-773-3476
  Robin Burket 760-224-6609
  Pat Kopco 813-441-4858
  Betty Lambert 407-301-4084
  Ted Misilo 321-951-3113
  Kristin Sipus 352-229-1575

MFGRC to Hold Special Election Saturday Night

A special election will be held at the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s Christmas Party/Annual Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 16, to choose the seven people who will compose the club’s board for 2018.  Nine club members have volunteered and been nominated for the board but the club’s by-laws limit the board to seven members.

The party/meeting will be held at the home of Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.  Full details and directions can be found on the club website

Only club members in attendance at the party will be permitted to vote.  As a service to members to help them decide, the club is providing a list of the nine nominees and brief biographies:

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Nominations for 2018 Officers and Board

In accordance with the by-laws of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, the Nominating Committee has nominated the following club members to be officers and board members in 2018:

President – Ann Rowe
Vice President – Michele Throm
Secretary – Andy Hall
Treasurer – Dee Thibodeaux

John Blair
Anney Doucette
Pat Flynn
Pat Kopco
Betty Lambert
Robin Lemieux
Ted Misilo
Kristin Sipus

At our Nov. 18 general meeting at the Ocala show, any member may make additional nominations. If the proposed candidate is not present at this meeting, the person nominating must provide a written statement from the nominated individual stating acceptance of the nomination. If this occurs, the nominated individual then is considered a candidate.

Voting for these positions will be held at the club’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 16, in conjunction with the club’s Christmas Party at the home of Ann Rowe in Sorrento, Fla.

In addition to the above, two other club members will assist the 2018 officers and board in non-voting positions: Pat Carlile will continue as assistant secretary and Laura Topping will handle the duties of membership chair.

ominating Committee

Michele Throm (chair)
Robin Hughes
Laura Topping

Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club News and Notes – March, 21 2017


The next general meeting for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will be held on Sunday, April 2, as part of the club’s Tracking Fun Day in Ocala, Fla. The Tracking Fun Day was designed to give club members an opportunity to try the sport of tracking in a no-pressure, fun atmosphere under the expert guidance of accomplished trackers/trainers Pat Flynn and Susie Rezy. Full details about the Tracking Fun Day including time, location and what you need to bring can be found at this link on the club’s website:



The MFGRC’s next big event is the Agility trial being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22-23 at the Grand Oaks Resort near Lady Lake, Fla. Some volunteers are needed to work as gate steward, scribe and timer – if you can help at all, including all three days, one day or part of a day, please contact volunteer coordinator Pat Carlile at Also, setup will be on Thursday, April 20, and anyone who would like to help would also be welcomed; please let Pat know.



On Sunday, May 7, the MFGRC will hold a Fun Field Day/Intro to Field Training, along with a general meeting, at the Richwood South Training Center in Morriston, Fla. Even if you’re not currently running your dogs in hunt tests or field trials, it’s a great opportunity to experience Goldens enjoying their natural instincts. Field Day will begin at 9 a.m. with a lunch break and club general meeting at approximately noon (bring your own lunch). More details to come.



Some spots are still available for the MFGRC’s CCA that will be held on Saturday, June 3, in Crystal River, Fla. Registration form and details are available here: 

MFGRC To Host Heart-Eye Clinic June 3

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club will host a heart and eye clinic in conjunction with the CCA it is staging on Saturday, June 3, in Crystal River, Fla. The clinic is open to ALL BREEDS on a first-come, first-served basis (must -pre-register with the form below) and dogs do not have to be participating in the CCA to attend the clinic.

Registration for the MFGRC’s CCA is open and details can be found HERE.

Form Available Here