MFGRC Announces 2024 Officers and Board Members Following Election

The following were confirmed to be the members of the 2024 Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club officers and board as the result of an election held Dec. 16 at the club’s annual meeting.

President – Robin Burket

Vice President – Christine McDaniel

Secretary – Cindy Patz

Treasurer – Robin Bowen

Communications Director – Chris Jeffrey

Board Members:

Pam Ginn

Camille Nasca

Brian Parker

Courtney Roxby

Kristin Sipus

Jordyn Vanscoy

Julie Wangelin

Entries Close July 26 for MFGRC Obedience/Rally Trial

The entry deadline is rapidly approaching for the MFGRC’s annual Obedience and Rally Trial that will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12-13, at the Obedience Club of Daytona in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Entries will officially close on Wednesday, July 26, at 8 p.m. ET.

The weekend will include two Rally trials on Friday, August 11, and then two Obedience trials each day on Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13.

Judges will be Susan Emerson and Dr. Norine Noonan for Rally and Emerson, Carol Ann Klein and Carol Mett-Trumbly for Obedience.

The entry premium for the trial can be downloaded from the MFGRC website at this link:https://mfgrc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/MFGRC_Aug_11_12_13_2023_Premium.pdf

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 newsletter@mfgrc.org. The next edition will come out in September.

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

MFGRC Confirms 2023 Officers and Board

The leadership of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club for 2023 was confirmed by vote during the club’s Annual Meeting held Saturday night in conjunction with the Christmas party at the home of club member Cindy Patz in Windermere, 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 – Jenny Ford

Treasurer – Robin Bowen

Board:

Kathy Cudak

Pam Ginn

Pat Kopco (Director of Communications)

Lucinda Napoli

Camille Nasca

Brian Parker

Kristin Sipus

Michele Throm

In addition to the above, club members Pat Carlile and Dalia Ruffatto will assist the 2023 officers and board in the non-voting position of assistant secretary.

MFGRC Presents 2022 Year-End Awards

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club presented its 2022 year-end awards at the club’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 17 at the home of club member Cindy Patz in Windermere, Fla.

2022 Year-End Dog and Competition Awards

Dog of the Year award winners received custom car magnets from the club that were created by club member Anney Doucette of K9-Design.

Agility Dog of the Year:  Peaches – Nina DePetris (third consecutive)

MACH PACH Picabo’s Sweet As A Peach PADHF MXS MJG MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX OF T2B

Obedience Dog of the Year: Boom – Sally Sherman (second consecutive)

OTCH5 Hi-Star Stealin’ All The Thunder UDX16 OGM BN GO RN

Rally Dog of the Year: Autumn – Barbara Page (second consecutive)

RACH2 Mystikal Autumn Joy UD, BN RM5 RAE4 FDC THDN CGCA CGCU TKA ATT.

Versatility Award: Cody – Karyn Angel (second consecutive)

RACH2 Topbrass Code Of Honor UDX5 PUTD OM3 BN GO VER RM5 RAE5 JH MXP MJP2 XFP DS CGC TKP WCX

Field Dog of the Year: Scarlet – Ron & Pat Rubrecht

HR Turbo Buckeye Scarlet and Gray MH12 QA2 CCA

Hunt Dog of the Year: Molly – Ron & Pat Rubrecht

HRCH UH Topbrass Turbo Don’t Ask Why CDX MH52 QA2 AD CCA WCX VCX HTHF OD

Show Dog of the Year: Eli – Paula Black

MBISS GCHS Crescent GoldRox Worth His Wait In Gold CGC TKN POA

  • Also received perpetual Show Dog of the Year trophy donated by Diane and Vern Gank, Wonderland’s Golden Retrievers

Tracking Dog of the Year

Not presented

Fallchase Owner-Handler Award: D’Nette Musser

Tank (CH 24k Retrievers Tango Yankee BISS BOSS DN RN RATI)

  • Received perpetual trophy donated by Fallchase Kennel

Gold Standard Challenge: Pam Ginn

Rhett (GCH CH Lakewood’s Rhett Butler @ Kestrel Farm South RN SH WCX CCA)

  • Perpetual trophy donated by Kristin Sipus In memory of Jagger, Sophie & Fisher, three MFGRC Champion Master Hunters

2022 Year-End Club Member Awards

Rookie of the Year

Cynthia Rothman

Mover and Shaker Award

Brad Paddock

Above and Beyond Award:

Ashley Lucero

Lloyd Kiernan Service Award:

Andy Hall

Nancy McCune Member of the Year

Michele Panetta

Special Award of Appreciation

Cindy Patz

Special Award of Appreciation

Billy Kling In addition, club president Robin Burket presented gifts of appreciation to outgoing officers and board members Ann Rowe, Ted Misilo and Andy Hall for their years of service to the club.