Great Dane Club of America

Dear GDCA Member:

Congratulations to the following judges who were voted to judge at the 2019 Great Dane National Specialty in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

Best of... Breed - Mimi Kim
Dogs - Arnecia (Arnie) Eckenrode
Bitches - William Stebbins

Futurity - Dr. Neil O'Sullivan and Kathleen Davis

Obedience - Jim Ham
Rally - Karen Schroeder
Agility - Jack Cadalso

Thank you to all the Members and Affiliate Clubs who cast their vote!

Great Dane Club of America Board of Directors

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August Meeting Reminder!!
August 30, 2017
Bob Evans Restaurant
12272 Morris Bridge Rd
Temple Terrace, FL 33637...
6:45 Program - K-9 Chiropractic
7:15 Meeting
Some items on the meeting agenda:
2018 club budget
2018 June specialty judges: regular and sweeps
Committee updates
And more

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The GDCMF meeting will be tonight Monday July 24, 2017.
We changed it since several members would be leaving Wednesday 7/26 for shows.

We will have a short meeting so we can spend most of our time on our program: GDCA slide show.
Bob Evans Restaurant, Temple Terrace...
Monday 7/24
6+ dinner and socializing
7 short meeting
followed by the program.

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Wednesday, June 28
Bob Evans Restaurant
Morris Bridge Rd, take the Fletcher exit off I-75
6pm or earlier dinner and visiting
6:45 Program: GDCA slide show...
7:15 Meeting

Some agenda items:
GDCMF Budget
June specialty report
Vote for GDCA judges - ballot due 7/1
Updates on January specialties
Membership activities
Future programs

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Sunshine State Cluster Dog Show!
This weekend! June 15-18
Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 N US Hwy 301
Tampa, FL 33610 ...
4 days~ 6 shows!
Great Dane Judging:
Thursday 6/15- Ring 10 @ 9:30 am after 14 Mastiffs
Friday 6/16 Ring 10 @ 10 AM
Friday 6/16 Central FL Working Group Spec. Ring 1 @ 11:45
Saturday 6/17 Ring 11 @ 10AM
Saturday 6/17 GDC Mid FL Spec. Ring 11 @ 12PM
Sunday 8/18 Ring 11 @ 10AM

If you come.... what you need to know!
Dog Show Tours!!
There will be a dog show tour at 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon on Thursday. Individuals who would like to participate should sign up at the catalog table.

Daily parking- $6.00
General Admission is $5.00 per person, children are free.
For General Admission, please use Gate 1 which is off of US Highway 301. This gate is for the general public. Gate will open at 7:30 A.M. each day.

No unentered dogs will be allowed in the show building!
All cell phones, pagers and other electronic equipment must be turned off or on silent mode at ringside.
A parent is responsible for the welfare of their child and any damages done by their child.
No children in strollers allowed in the show building.
Only handicapped people may use motorized chairs inside the building.

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Ya'll Come on Down to the SUNSHINE STATE CLUSTER!! The Great Dane Club of Mid-Florida will be having a concurrent specialty (Breeder Judge Norvel Benoit) on Saturday and supporting the all breed show entry on Sat. and Sun. (Breeder Judges Eric Ringle and Doety Marks). The Central FL Working Group Assoc. will be having their show on Friday as well with sweepstakes. This will give GREAT DANE folks 6 shows in 4 days in air conditioning! Read below for more ALL BREED and othe...

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This Wednesday! April 26~

Make sure the next GDCMF meeting is on your calendar:

Wednesday 4/26...
Bob Evans Restaurant
Temple Terrace, off Fletcher Av exit off I-75

6+ dinner
7 meeting

Discussion items include:
June specialty & supported entries
January specialties

See you there!

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Mark your calendars!!

Great Danes at the June 2017 Sunshine State Cluster

Six chances for majors in four days!...
6/15 Gtr Venice FL Dog Club breed Houston Clark/group Jay Richardson
6/16 Gtr Venice FL Dog Club
Breed Jay Richardson/ group Houston Clark
6/16 Central FL Working Group Breed Roger Gifford/ group William Stebbins
Sweeps Penny DiSiena
6/17 St Petersburg Dog Fanciers Assn** Breed Eric Ringle/group Paula Nykiel
6/17 GDC of Mid-Florida Specialty Norvel Benoit
6/18 St Petersburg Dog Fanciers Assn** Breed Doety Marks/group Joanne (Jan) Paulk
**Supported Entries

Inside air-conditioned at the Florida State Fairground in Tampa.
Ample grass & day & RV parking and inside grooming.
Owner-Handler, Puppy, BBE, Veteran, 4-6 month puppy competitions.
Obedience, rally, and dock diving.
CGC Testing. Health clinics.
Superintendent: MB-F

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Join us for our next meeting!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Bob Evans Restaurant, Temple Terrace
6+ ~ dinner...
6:45 ~ program: Canine Allergies by Ashley Gandees
7:15 ~ meeting

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Meeting Announcement!
Wednesday January 25
Bob Evans Restaurant
Temple Terrace FL


6+ Dinner
7 Meeting

See you there!

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Join us for our two Specialty Shows next week: Tuesday, January 10th.

9am: Sweeps (Judge Neil O'Sullivan)
10am: 1st Specialty (Judge Jason Hoke)
1pm: 4-6 Month Beginner Puppy (Judge Lois Arrowsmith)...
Immediately Following: 2nd Specialty (Judge Lois Arrowsmith)

Remember to bring $ for the awesome auction items!

Show location is at the Florida Classic Park:
5360 Lockhart Road Brookesville, FL 34602

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Due to Thanksgiving, our next meeting will be November 30!

Bob Evans Restaurant, Temple Terrace
6+ dinner
6:45 program - Natural Dog Raising - Traci Rinaldo...
7:15 meeting

If you can, please bring a donation for our raffle table for the specialty January 10!

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Back to Back Specialties!
AM Show Judge Jason Hoke
Sweepstakes Judge Neil O'Sullivan
4-6 Beginner Puppy Lois Arrowsmith
PM Show Judge Lois Arrowsmith

Tue 8:00 AM ESTFlorida Classic ParkBrooksville, FL
32 people interested

Start your 2017 Dog Show Year off with 12 shows in Sunny Florida!!
2 Great Dane Specialties, Puppy Sweeps, and 4-6 Beginner Puppy competition...

10 All Breed shows with 3 Supported Entries!
That's 12 shows with 5 Great Dane Breeder Judges!

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We revised our October meeting date so that it didn't conflict with the national.

GDCMF Meeting
Monday, October 17
6+ dinner...
6:45 program - handler relationships
7:15 meeting

Bob Evans Restaurant
Temple Terrace
Near the Fletcher exit off I-75

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Come out to Fountain Park Pensacola, Fl and celebrate fall with Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue and Pensacola Bay Brewery at our first annual DANE-TOBERFEST 2016. Visit with the Great Danes available for adoption while enjoying the amazing musical talents of Christina Alconcel, while enjoying a family friendly event. We will have vendors for you to kick off your Christmas shopping with, raffles, games, food available from HIP POCKET DELI (Hip Pocket Food Truck), and the best craft beer in Pensacola available at Pensacola Bay Brewery.

Sun 12:00 PM CDTFountain Park Pensacola, FlPensacola
316 people interested

Mark your calendars for the next meeting:

Wednesday, 9/28/2016
6+ dinner
6:45 (appr) Kathleen Fennell's Trip to Great Britain Great Dane Breeders & Shows...
Followed by: meeting

Bob Evans Restaurant
Temple Terrace
Fletcher exit off I-75

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