The Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club is a breed specific club which brings people together with a common interest in raising, training, breeding and competing with Golden Retrievers. We are a place to socialize, learn, and exchange information with other Golden lovers. We have, on occasion, been known to brag about our Golden accomplishments.
Membership in the Golden Retriever Club of America is also encouraged. Information may be obtained from their web site.
HOW TO JOIN
To join the Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club, prospective members need to:
Attend two club functions (one must be a general meeting). You can find our functions listed on via the calendar link on our home page.
Obtain the endorsement of two club members
Complete and return the membership application found at the link below.
(Membership Application is in PDF format. You will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view and print this document.)
Membership options are intended to broaden, not restrict participation in our great club. If you share our interest and love for Goldens, regardless of your level of interest of activity, we invite you to belong! You will benefit and so will your Golden(s). Choose the option that is best for you and the club.
All memberships receive basic club privileges: Participation in all meetings and events, subscription to THE GOLDEN GAIT (our monthly newsletter), access to members only area of the web site and chairing or assisting with committees and activities. Membership is open to persons who subscribe to the purposes of the club.
Regular Membership - An individual membership is open to persons 18 years of age and older. Regular members have all the privileges of the club including voting and holding office. If you plan to regularly attend general meetings and participate in other club activities, this would be your logical choice.
Junior Membership - Open to persons 10 – 17 years of age. Junior members cannot vote or hold office. They may convert to a regular or associate membership upon reaching their 18th birthday.
Associate Membership - Open to persons 18 years of age and older. Associate members are entitled to all club privileges except voting, holding office and eligibility for club awards. If you plan to only occasionally attend general meetings, this is the best option for you.
GPGRC always welcomes help from its members to maintain the quality and scope of numerous activities. No previous experience is necessary. Assisting with an event is a good way to become familiar with the activities that involve our Goldens. We encourage membership involvement and support.