MFGRC News and Notes – January 2, 2020

Happy New Year to members of the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club! Some news and notes from the club:

First Meeting of 2020 is Jan. 18 in Brooksville

As has become a tradition, the first general meeting of the new year will happen at the Brooksville show on Saturday, Jan. 18, after Goldens finish in the ring. The ring number and time for Goldens will be announced closer to the date.

The show is being held at Florida Classic Park, located at 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. The site is off of Highway 50/98, approximately one mile west of Interstate 75 at Exit 301.

Our friends at the Florida Gulf Coast Golden Retriever Club will be holding a Specialty on Sunday, Jan. 19, as part of the Brooksville cluster.

Volunteers Needed for Feb. 8-9 Hunt Test

The club’s first event of the year will be the Spring Hunt Test on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8-9, at Golden Oaks Ranch in Montverde, Fla., (near Clermont). As always, club members will be needed to help stage the event. Jobs include marshaling, equipment, hospitality, helping with setup (on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 7) and cleanup and packing on Sunday.

Anyone who can help on any of the three days is asked to please contact volunteer coordinator Kristin Sipus – richwoodgoldens (at) gmail (dot com).

Dock Diving Fun Day and General Meeting Feb. 22 in DeLand

MFGRC will hold a dock diving fun day and general meeting for members on Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 10 a.m.

The event will be held at Central Florida Dog Sports in DeLand, Fla., a central location for many members of the MFGRC. Dock Diving competitions are held at the facility and everything needed is there. Central Florida Dog Sports is located at 1040 N. Bee St., DeLand, Fla., 32720.

Members should watch their email for information about registering for the event.

Reminder – Membership Renewal Deadline is January 30

A reminder to members – if you haven’t renewed your membership, it’s time to do it. The deadline is January 30.

Returning members please note if you have not renewed by Jan. 30, you will have to re-apply for membership.