Rachel Page Elliott Featherquest Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations should be sent to the GRCA Secretary.
In March, 2009 the dog fancy worldwide and particularly the Golden Retriever community lost one of our most beloved and most valuable assets. To commemorate the life and the impact of the many contributions of Rachel Page Elliott, the Board of Directors of the Golden Retriever Club of America has established the Rachel Page Elliott Featherquest Lifetime Achievement Award.
This award will be presented at the annual meeting of the GRCA to an individual or group who has made exemplary contributions using their talents to educate others in such areas as knowledge of structure, health, breeding and training. This award should also serve to encourage others to develop their talents in a similar way and to share their knowledge with the dog fancy.
The deadline for nominations will be June 1st and received by the secretary of the GRCA with the successful candidate to be determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors (2009 being the exception wherein the Board of Directors shall choose the first recipient). It is understood that the requirements for the prestigious award may preclude it being awarded on an annual basis but only when an outstanding candidate is nominated. GRCA members will be given priority consideration; however this would not exclude those in the veterinary field or other individuals whose contributions have benefited the Golden Retriever breed. This award will not be presented posthumously.
As a memorial token, the recipient will receive a sterling silver pin inscribed with the year awarded.