When: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Where: Lake Parker Park, 899 E. Robson Street, Lakeland, FL. 33805
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Who: GRRMF Adoptive families, members and supporters
Click here to view (and print) the Reunion Program
Why Come to the Reunion?
To witness all the smiling faces both golden and human. Where else are you going to see so many Golden Retrievers in one place at one time to say nothing of the wonderful gathering of like-minded people dedicated to rescuing a breed we have all come to know and love? When you come to the reunion, not only will you enjoy yourself, our volunteers get a huge motivational boost when they
see the dogs they have worked so hard to rescue!
Activities will include:
DogLympic doggie games
A caricature artist
Our popular raffle drawing
A silent auction drawing
Meeting time with Loving Friends Transport
Meeting time with volunteer team members
We will have allocated specific meeting places and times for the teams who want to network with each other as well as hear more about the overall organization and how your role is vital to the success of GRRMF.
Be sure to take time to meet with Loving Friends Transport and greet those who have transported 19 of our rescues to our organization.
We are once again blessed with the Grooming Salon presented by our friends at Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club. They do a wonderful job grooming our companions so if you are interested, we only ask that you be sure to brush up and clean those ears and paws to help the scissors stay sharp throughout the event!
Sgt Major BBQ will provide on-site catering for lunch at a very reasonable cash only price. The menu includes delicious pulled pork sandwiches plus sides and a cookie and drink!
How can you help make the reunion a success?
Donate NEW Raffle or Silent Auction Baskets for the reunion
Do you have something to donate for the reunion raffle or silent auction? Do you know a vendor who might be interested in making a raffle donation? If so, please contact us at
with a subject line of "GRRMF reunion raffle donation or silent auction donation."
We are currently looking for sponsors to cover all expenses for the reunion so all funds raised can go directly into saving our wonderful goldens.
Sponsors will be recognized in the reunion program as well as in our Tales of Gold Newsletter.
Sponsorships are available at the $50, $100 and $200 level. Please direct sponsorship queries to
firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of "GRRMF reunion sponsor."
Please sponsor our reunion with a donation of $50.00
Please sponsor our reunion with a donation of $100.00
Please sponsor our reunion with a donation of $200.00
Please sponsor our reunion with a donation of your choice
If you would like to help us we would love your volunteer assistance. We have times available starting at 8:00 am and ending when packing up is completed.
You can work the sign in table, be a raffle or golden store helper or a member of our set up or pack up teams. We normally schedule one hour shifts during the day, but you can help longer if you want.
Please send an email to offer your time and talent to email@example.com with a subject line of "GRRMF reunion volunteer."
The more volunteers we have to “man” the events, the shorter time we each spend doing it so we can all get out and enjoy the activities with our families and friends. Please lend a hand; you won’t regret it. You will get to meet and greet many people as well as the dogs that have gone through our program including those you have seen featured in our media.
Thank you for volunteering to make this day a wonderful time for everyone!