General Info About NORCAL GRC
Activities | Statement of Purpose |
Membership | Golden
CLUB OFFICERS - 2007
President - Laura Finco [email]
VP, Conformation - Jeanetta Gulden [email]
VP, Obedience - Dimity Mueller [email]
VP, Field - Debbie Tandoc [email]
VP, Agility - Linda Lang [email]
Secretary - Wendy Silveira [email]
Treasurer - Ron/Patty Simmons [email]
Meetings are held four
times a year at various Bay Area locations. The four include the
Annual Meeting, which includes election of officers, and the Awards
Banquet where the achievements of members and their dogs are recognized.
The other meetings include a short business meeting and an educational
program or activity.
Specialty Shows are held
twice a year and include conformation and obedience competition.
Golden Retrievers from the West Coast attend and it is a great
opportunity to meet many Golden fanciers.
Field events including
an AKC Hunt Test, AKC Tracking Test, and GRCA Working Certificate
and Working Certificate Excellent tests are held annually.
Picnic trials (field
training sessions) are held monthly from early spring to fall.
Experienced trainers are usually in attendance to offer training
assistance to dogs and their owners.
Fun matches are held
once or twice a year and include conformation and obedience events.
They provide an opportunity for young or inexperienced dogs and/or
handlers to work in a ring situation.
Eye clinics are held
annually. Goldens are checked for hereditary eye problems at a
nominal fee. Norcal also sponsors heart, blood, and tattoo clinics.
The objectives of the
Norcal Golden Retriever Club are:
To encourage the members to perfect, by selective breeding, Golden
Retrievers that possess the soundness, temperament, natural ability,
and personality that is reflected in the standard of the breed,
and to do all possible to advance and promote the perfection of
To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed,
as approved by the AKC, as the only standard of excellence by which
the Golden Retriever shall be judged.
To protect and advance the interest of the breed by encouraging
sportsmanlike competition at dog shows; obedience, field, and agility
trials; and hunting and tracking test.
To conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, trials, and tests
under the rules and standards of the AKC.
To support and encourage cooperation of the parent club - The Golden
Retriever Club of America, Inc.
To further the club aims of the education of members and the general
public in the care, handling, breeding, showing, and training of
their dogs by providing an opportunity to work together, and with
experts, on their common problems; and to promote good fellowship
among Golden Retriever owners.
Prospective members are required to
attend and participate in 3 NORCAL GRC events before they are eligible
for membership. A club sponsor is required, and the membership application
can be mailed to the Membership Secretary. Annual
dues are $25 for single memberships and $30 for family memberships.
Download Membership Application (3-pg PDF, 98KB)
For questions or to submit your membership application, contact Gina King
(Membership Secretary) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-274-6207 (evenings).
Golden Notes, the official publication of Norcal Golden Retriever Club,
is published bi-monthly. It includes: upcoming events; results;
announcements; articles of interest; litter listings; as well as parent
club information (The Golden Retriever Club of America). Non-members may
request one complimentary copy by sending a postcard to:
c/o Janet Wood
P.O. Box 66
Port Costa, CA 94569
or call 510-787-2103
Yearly subscriptions, for non-club members
is $20. Requests and payment may be sent to the same address.