Meetings & Programs

Board meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday at 7pm and are open to all club members. Please contact the President or Secretary in advance if you would like to attend a Board meeting.

Member meetings generally include an education program and are usually held on the third Tuesday of odd-number months in the greater Acton/Boxborough area. Visitors are welcome to attend these free programs. Light refreshments are available. There is a brief business meeting at 7pm, followed by the program.

Suggestions for topics you would like to see presented are always welcome. Send your comments to yankeefinishlines@verizon.net

2017 Programs
Mar 21Joy Viola: The Golden Retriever: A Scottish Legacy.
May 16Paint a Picture of Your Golden!
July 18 Ice Cream Social & Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
Sept 12Field Events: AKC vs HRC
Nov 14Essential Oils, for your pets & yourself

Past Programs

2016 Programs
Feb 16Curious about Field?
May 17 Puppy Possibilities
July 19 Ice Cream Social & Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
Sept 20The Embrace Pet Insurance Breeder Program
Nov 15Treating pain and disability in dogs - the roles of trigger point therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture
2015 Programs
MarchHeather Merrill, founder of New England Pet Hospice and Home Care
MayNutrition for Puppies through Seniors
JulyIce Cream Social & Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
Sept Current Happenings at NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans
NovAnimal-Assisted Therapy
2014 Programs
March Dr. Ruth Marrion: Screening eye exams, retinal disease and an update on pigmentary uveitis
MayDr. Carlos Gradil: Assisted Reproductive Technologies
JulyIce Cream Social & CGC Test
SeptemberAnimal Communicator
NovemberIntroduction to Showing Dogs In Conformation    [ slide presentation ]
2013 Programs
MarchIntegrating conventional with alternative medicine
May Grooming Your Golden
JulyYGRC Ice Cream Social & CGC Test
SeptemberWhat is Homeopathy?
NovemberPuppy Contracts and Legal Mediation
2012 Programs
March Pet First Aid Class
MayGrooming Your Golden
JulyYGRC Ice Cream Social with CGC Test
September Canine Nutrition
November Emma Parsons, Canine behavior consultant: Reactivity in dogs
2011 Programs
March Dr. Ruth Marrion: Genetic Eye Conditions in Golden Retrievers
May Dr. Cynthia L. O’Connor: Topics in Theriogenology
July YGRC Ice Cream Social with AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
September Dr. J. MacGregor, Veterinary Cardiologist: The Heart of the Matter
November Dr. Brian T. Huss: Visit at Vetcision
2010 Programs
MarchAn Introduction to Retriever Fieldwork
MayGrooming Your Golden
JulyIce Cream Social with AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
SeptemberAKC Inspections and Record-keeping
NovemberLet's Learn About Tracking!
2009 Programs
MarchLyme Disease, Pets and Prevention
MayMassFed and Dog-Related Legislation
JulyIce Cream Social with AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
SeptemberTherapy Dog Opportunities
NovemberJanice Ritter: Bridge & Target Training
2008 Programs
MarchHow to Take Better Pictures of Our Pets
MayPlanning Estates with Pets
JulyIce Cream Social with AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
NovemberVeterinarians & Breeders — Bridging the Gap
2007 Programs
SpringVeterinary Dentistry
JulyIce Cream Social
NovemberBerna Hart Welch: "Using the Breed Standard to Evaluate the Golden Retriever"
2006 Programs
MarchRochelle Porter: Golden Grooming
MayHolistic Veterinary Choices
JulyIce Cream Social with Rally Obedience and AKC CGC Test
NovemberDr. Mike Lappin: First Aid for Home and Field
2005 Programs
March Rachel Page Elliott: Breed Type And Structure
MayKathy & Don Berube: Goldens in Search and Rescue
JulyIce Cream Social with Agility "Try-It" Ring and AKC CGC Test
SeptemberCasey Sugarman, Animal Behaviorist: Training Problems
NovemberLinda Saraco: Holistic Grooming And Massage
2004 Programs
March Pagey Elliott: Selecting A Puppy For Performance Events
MayJudy Asarkof: Feeding a Raw Diet
JulyIce Cream Social with Performance Demos (Tracking, SAR, Field, Agility, Obedience) and CGC Test
SeptemberBook Swap!
NovemberLinda Hume, North East Rehabilitation Hospital: Animal-Facilitated Therapy
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2003 Programs
March Ellen Crighton DVM: Introduction To Animal Chiropractic
MayEmma Parsons: Uses of Clicker Training (operant conditioning)
JulyIce Cream Social
NovemberMary Thompson: Care of the Older Dog