New Edition of “Golden Tales” Newsletter Available

The brand-new September edition of “Golden Tales,” the newsletter of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club, is now available for reading and downloading on this website.

The link to access the newsletter is under the “Club Information” tab in the tool bar at the top of the home page.

The new edition includes information on upcoming events, lots of club member accolades, reviews of the club’s obedience/rally trial and CCA/health clinic and much, much more.

Club members wishing to make contributions to future editions of “Golden Tales” can submit their items to newsletter editor Chris Jeffrey at

Entries Open for MFGRC’s Nov. 2-3 WC/WCX in Montverde

Entries are now open for the MFGRC’s WC/WCX event that will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, at Golden Oaks Ranch in Montverde, Fla. (near Clermont).

The entry forms are available on Entry Express as follows:

Co-hosted Saturday, Nov. 2, Southern Skies Flat-Coated Retriever Club:

Co-hosted Sunday, Nov. 3, by Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club:

Pat Kopco and Mike Orloff will be judges for the event, which is being chaired by MFGRC board member Ted Misilo.

Volunteers from amongst the MFGRC membership are needed to help run the event, especially with setup in the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 1, and packing up after the event ends on Nov. 3. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact Andy Hall at andyhall58 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

The Golden Retriever Club of America’s purpose in establishing and making available a Working Certificate (WC) and Working Certificate Excellent (WCX) to all owners of Golden Retrievers is to encourage the use and maintenance of the natural hunting and retrieving abilities which are genetically vital to the breed.

More information is available on the GRCA website here.

November Meeting Note

To Mid Florida Golden Retriever Club Members

We’re turning our general membership meeting at the Ocala show on Saturday, November 19, into a pot luck lunch and social, so we hope to have the largest turnout of club members we’ve had this year.

We’d especially love to see some of the members from the northern areas of our “territory” at this meeting since it’s our closest meeting to you this year.

Our primary point of discussion at the meeting will be led by John Blair (who has been nominated to be club president in 2017) and it’s to get input from members on the possibility of our club making a bid to host the Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty in 2020.

As to the pot luck lunch, please bring whatever you’d like, whether it’s sandwich meats and bread, chips, potato salad, sodas and water – all contributions are welcomed. There’s plenty of room on the property so we’ll find a nice shady spot to set up tables for our lunch. Everyone should bring their own chairs and we could use a couple of tables too (please email andyhall58 at hotmail dot com if you can bring a table)..

Our lunch and meeting will be held AFTER Goldens show – the judging program has Goldens scheduled for 12:45 p.m. in Ring 1, so it’ll probably be around 2:15 p.m. or so.

The Ocala Dog Show Grounds location is easy to find – for those who use GPS devices, the address is 10205 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, FL 34482.

Driving Directions:

From I-75 take exit 358 EAST which is State Road. 326. Go 1 mile to the traffic light and turn LEFT onto 25A then NORTH for approximately 2.3 miles. The show grounds will be on the RIGHT, with THE GREATER OCALA DOG CLUB sign.

From the East, take Hwy 40 to State Road 326 and turn RIGHT for 10.4 miles. At N.W. Gainesville Road (25A traffic light) turn right. Show Grounds are 2.4 miles on the right with THE GREATER OCALA DOG CLUB sign.

See you Saturday!

MFGRC Pot Luck Picnic and General Meeting

The Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club pot luck picnic and general meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Ocala all-breed show.

Golden Retrievers show at 11 a.m. in Ring 8 and the picnic/meeting will be held after Goldens finish. Members should look for the MFGRC banner in the area on the hill overlooking the rings.

All members should bring chairs and something to contribute to the pot luck picnic. Potential items include:

  • Warm and cold dishes
  • Chips
  • Lunch meat
  • Bread for sandwiches
  • Deserts
  • Soda bottles
  • Plastic cups
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic utensils

We have tablecloths but if anyone would like to bring a folding 6 or 8-foot table, please contact

As an important part of the meeting, the list of nominations for officers and board members for 2019 will be read. After the list is read, 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.

Also, after the meeting, a club member will give a brief grooming demonstration on a Golden Retriever.

The Ocala show grounds are located at 10205 NW Gainesville Rd, Ocala, FL 34482.

This is usually our club’s largest meeting of the year so we hope to see lots of members there.

Entry Form Available for MFGRC Specialty

The entry form is now available for the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club’s annual Specialty, which will be held on Friday, December 14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

The MFGRC Specialty is part of a week of activities surrounding the Royal Canin AKC National Championship event.

The entry can be made through the Onofrio website: