After a long period of inactivity due to the canine flu and Hurricane Irma, the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club is getting back into the swing of things with events and activities this fall.
DOCK DIVING FUN DAY and GENERAL MEETING – October 14
Rescheduled after being postponed due to the hurricane, the Dock Diving Fun Day and general meeting will be held at Dogpatch Downs in Ocala, Fla., from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is an opportunity for club members and their Goldens to try dock diving. Full details. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with how many dogs and how many people will be in your group.
AGILITY TRIAL – October 20-21-22
Our club’s agility trials are fun to watch and be part of. The second trial of the year will be at the Grand Oaks Resort near Lady Lake, Fla. Volunteers are needed to work as timers, scribes and on the gate – training will be provided if needed. Any members who can help at all, including all three days, one day or part of a day, are asked to please contact volunteer coordinator Pat Carlile at email@example.com. Also, setup will be on Thursday, October 19, in the afternoon, and anyone who would like to help would also be welcomed. Again, please contact Pat.
POT LUCK LUNCH AND GENERAL MEETING – November 18
Last year this was the club’s best-attended meeting. It’ll be held at the all-breed show in Ocala after Goldens show on Saturday, Nov. 18. Members will need to bring chairs and contribute something to the pot luck lunch (last year people brought items ranging from sandwich fixings, chips, to meatballs, deserts, plates/napkins, etc.) More details when it gets closer.
WINTER HUNT TEST – December 8-9-10
An opportunity to watch our Goldens do what they were bred to do in competition along with other breeds. The three-day hunt test will be held at Golden Oaks Ranch near Clermont, Fla. Club members will be needed to volunteer to assist in staging the event – more details to come.
SPECIALTY – December 15
Held in conjunction with the week-long AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin at the Orange County Convention Center, the annual MFGRC Specialty is a day-long conformation event showcasing dozens of beautiful Goldens. The specialty will begin at 8 a.m. in the North/South Building.