About GRCA

Officers and Contacts


GRCA Officers
Email: GRCA Board

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President Patricia McCabe
Vice President – Central Region (First VP) Jolene Carey
Vice President – Eastern Region (Second VP)   Karin Shinego
Vice President – Western Region (Third VP)
Secretary Karen Arbuthnot
Treasurer Sheila Iturriaga Colyer
Director Western Region Vickie Carson
Director Western Region Sharon Shilkoff
Director Central Region Michelle Chalupka
Director Central Region Patricia Flanagan
Director Eastern Region Robert Swanson
Director Eastern Region Patty McEwen

Administrative Assistants

Administrative Assistant

Sherri Farmer
PO Box 1720
Wylie, TX  75098

Membership Administrator  (Including all issues having to
do with membership, change of address and undelivered
copies of the GRNews)

Carol Sandusky
680 Lake Vista Lane
Lavon, TX 75166

Committee Chairs

Committee Name Chairperson Board Liaison
Judges’ Education Committee Barbara Pepper Vickie Carson
Breeders’ Education Committee Patricia Flanagan Patricia Flanagan
Field Education Committee James Giacalone Michelle Chalupka
Public Education Committee Linda Bell Jolene Carey
Breed Standard Marcia Schlehr Patty McCabe
CCA (Certificate of Conformation Assessment) Joanne Cava Patty McEwen
Certificate Coordinator Sherri Farmer
GRCA Committee to Assist Rescue Effort (GRCA CARE) Karen Swanson Karin Shinego
Health & Genetics Ann Hubbs Jolene Carey
Intellectual Property Liaison Nancy Ridgway Jolene Carey
Legal Resource Committee Diane Stefani Karin Shinego
Nominating Committee Jeffrey Pepper Karen Arbuthnot
Technical Support Committee Kurt Macauley Sheila Colyer
Top 20 Committee Julie Matney Sharon Shilkoff
VC/VCX – OS/OD Program Review Committee Sherri Farmer
WC/WCX- Chairman Peg Burlett Michelle Chalupka
     WC/WCX – Eastern Region Rep Hank Hahn Michelle Chalupka
     WC/WCX – Central Region Rep Peg Burlett Michelle Chalupka
     WC/WCX – Western Region Rep Rita Robins Michelle Chalupka

Other GRCA Contacts

Contact Position Contact Person Board Liaison
AKC Delegate Ellen Hardin Patty McCabe
AKC Gazette Columnist Nona Kilgore Bauer Karen Arbuthnot
Archives Angela McLean
Back Issues Agent Ann Strathern
Club Banners Donna Morgan Sharon Shilkoff
National Specialty Health Clinic Coordinator Theresa Douglas Sharon Shilkoff
Golden Retriever Foundation Chris Johnson MD, FAAFP Jolene Carey
Golden Retriever Reproduction Bank Sue Schwarz Karin Shinego
GRNews Sylvia Donahey-Feeney Karen Arbuthnot
GRCA Store-Merchandise/Sales Manager Robert Swanson
GRCA Store-Online Store Fulfillment Manager Sarah Stevenson Robert Swanson
GRCA Store-Booth Manager Martha Jacobs Robert Swanson
Health & Genetics – Coordinator Rhonda Hovan Jolene Carey
Historian Marcia Schlehr Karen Arbuthnot
Internet Watchdog Ashley Tercero Karin Shinego
Junior Achievement Award Karen Arbuthnot Karen Arbuthnot
Kennel Prefix Listing Carol Sandusky Sheila Colyer
Legislative Liaison Barbara Reichman Karin Shinego
National Specialty Director Sharon Shilkoff Sharon Shilkoff & Patricia Flanagan
Master Amateur Retriever Club Delegate Roger Fuller Michelle Chalupka
Master National Retriever Club Delegate Roger Fuller Michelle Chalupka
NRC & NARC Delegate Roger Fuller Michelle Chalupka
New Member Clubs Karen Arbuthnot Karen Arbuthnot
Social Media – Facebook Coordinator Cathy Meddaugh Robert Swanson
Social Media – Instagram Coordinator Anna Vosko Robert Swanson
Trophy Curator – National Lesley AlbinJohn Gassner Vickie Carson
Trophy Curator – Regional Lesley AlbinJohn Gassner Vickie Carson
VC/VCX Recorder Karin Shinego Karin Shinego
WC/WCX Recorder Ann Horton Michelle Chalupka
Web Site Committee Cathy Story Patty McCabe
Yearbook Shari Degan


Statistician Board Liaison
Agility Statistician Mardee Kayser Patty McEwen
Agility HOF Statistician Jessica Hecock Patty McEwen
Preferred Agility HOF Statistician Sharon Woodland Patty McEwen
Conformation Statistician Lindsay Nieman Patty McEwen
Field Statistician Roger Fuller Patty McEwen
OS/OD Statistician Noreen Sila Patty McEwen
Obedience Statistician Helen Smith Patty McEwen
Junior Show. Statistician Maryke Haynes Patty McEwen
Triathlon Statistician Susan Young Patty McEwen
Show Dog Hall of Fame Statistician Jane Christy Patty McEwen
Hunting Test Dog Hall of Fame (HTHF) Statistician Roger Fuller Patty McEwen
Dual Dog Hall of Fame Statistician Shari Degan Patty McEwen