Cuyahoga Valley Golden Retriever Club Inc.
Gold’n News
February 2018
Vol XLIII Issue 2

February Reminders

We will be having our annual Awards Banquet and Program meeting at 6:00 pm on Friday, February
23rd, 2018 at
St. Joseph Byzantine Church, 8111 Brecksville Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141. For more information, the
flyer is attached below. Check out all the the things you can win!!
If you have photos of you and your furry friend working or just having fun please
email them to Amy at
Check out the updates to SOG Agility and open Chair position.

Thanks for your continued support!


January Meeting Minutes

Due to the unpredictable weather we did not hold a meeting in January.

Member News

New Year, time to update your contacts.
We have entered a new year. I ask that you please check that we have your information listed correctly.
This will ensure that you receive our newsletter and important updates.
Chair Position Open
We are looking for a chairperson who would like to assist and take over the 2018 Programs. This role
would consist of scheduling meetings and events. Organizing and reaching out to speakers and special
guests. If you would like to be considered please contact Amy Harmon.

Pets that have passed in 2017
If you have lost a dog in 2017, please reach out to Vonnie and provide a brief write up for our website.
We want to make sure to honor these handler/dog teams at the 2018 specialty and when we make our
donation to GRF.

1st Quarter of 2018 Spirit of giving recipient
1st Quarter of 2018 Spirit of giving recipient
W.A.G.S. 4 Kids (
Our Mission
W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is dedicated to providing mobility service and autism service animals, meeting the
specific needs of children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio, utilizing our Award-Winning ODRC
Accredited Cell Dog Training Program. We are driven by our belief in early intervention and will work
with a family as early in a child’s life as there is a need and an interest.

All of the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids service dogs are currently trained at Grafton Correctional Institution (GCI) in
Grafton, Ohio where 24 inmates work with each of 12 dogs always in the program. Each dog provides
therapeutic, task, emotional and physical support for children with disabilities and their families. The
work of the inmate trainers is guided by the professional training staff of W.A.G.S. and each placement
family receives in home transition training and ongoing training support.

I just wanted to drop a note as WAGS 4 Kids is looking for families to foster future service Dogs. If you
are interested please contact Lisa Schultz (440) 636-3711.

Our next event is the Puppy Match on May 6th at Bass Lake Preserve
Barb Vick, the “Whelper Helper” will be presenting a program
“Getting started in breeding”

The importance of Social Media
For the week of Feb 8-Feb 14th. We’ve had 50 page views, 2 new likes and have reached 852 people.
Keep those posts coming folks! We love to share and spread the word what a great group we are.
If you have any topics or articles you would like to share, please email them to the Editor at

Mark your calendars
Puppy Match- Sunday, May 6th
Specialty, New Castle, PA- Thurs.-Fri., June 21-22nd
Hunt Test, Hambden- Sat.-Sun., June 9th-10th
Club Agility Trial- Aug. 11-12th

SOG agility – 8/03* This date has been updated. Please check your calendar

WC/WCX- September 2nd
SOG agility – 9/21-23
Agility Trial – October 12th -15th

The present reflects the past, the future will reflect the present