HERE'S A SPECIAL OFFER FROM PURINA!
For all Platinum Members of Purina's Pro Club Program, Purina is pleased to offer One Free LARGE Bag of dog food per family for your stay in Wichita Falls, TX. for the 2013 GRCA National Specialty. If you are not a Platinum Member but have submitted weight circles for at least 500 lbs of Purina food in the past year, you may order one eight lb. bag without charge.
Please send your name, address with zip code and PPCP membership number to Lynn Heidinger at Goldenhse@aol.com, stating the amount and variety of food requested. Your request must be received no later than September 10th. You may pick up your dog food at the Purina booth beginning Wednesday, October 23rd.
The benefits of being a Purina Pro Club Member just keep getting better!
The Golden Retriever Club of America participates in the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program to earn funding for canine health studies, education and/or rescue efforts that will benefit our breed. For information on becoming a PPCP member, click here or on the logo to be taken to the PPCP page. You may also contact Lynn Heidinger at Goldenhse@aol.com.
The core essence of the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program is working together for the betterment of dogs everywhere. Our national breed club and the Canine Health Foundation are counting on you. Thank you for joining us in preserving our heritage and ensuring a healthy future for our canine companions.
As of December 31, 2011, the Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc. had 4,128
members declared for the Purina Parent Club Partnership Program. From January 1,
2011 through December 31, 2011, 718 members submitted weight circles resulting in a
total of $ 15,098.61 earned in the 2011 Program. The best way to increase the earnings
and close the gap on the potential earnings is by spreading the word. For 2011 we had
more members enrolled, but fewer members actually submitting circles. The ONLY way
GRCA and GRF receive this credit is for the members to submit the weight circles. If you
don't want to bother sending them in, please give them to a friend who will.
Don't forget to send in those circles! Purina must receive weight circles by December
31, 2012 for us to receive credit this year. These monies go to medical research, rescue
and education for our breed. If you feed Purina, please participate! Send in those circles!!
Thank you on behalf of GRCA and GRF.
Over the past seven years, this program has earned the following for GRCA. We can do better
* 2003: $9,300
* 2004: $11,816
* 2005: $15,005
* 2006: $14,938.33
* 2007: $17,655.29
* 2008: $17,324.92
* 2009: $16,473.16
* 2010: $16,143.43
* 2011: $15,098.61
Through the PPCP Program, Purina and the AKC Canine Health Foundation work
together to help parent clubs address priority health concerns for their
breeds and areas not previously funded. Here's how the PPCP Program works:
Pro Club members redeem weight circles from bags of participating Purina brand dog foods. Purina tracks these weight circle submissions, and for every $100 of qualifying weight circle points earned by Pro Club members, Purina donates $10 to the participating national parent breed club.
Points are accumulated throughout a calendar year, and in February, a check representing 10% of the value of the submitted weight circles for the year is evenly split. Fifty percent will go to the Canine Health Foundation, in the name of the Golden Retriever Foundation (designated as a GRCA/GRF donor advised fund) and will be specifically directed for research of Golden Retriever health issues. These monies are eligible to be matched up to 100 percent by the Canine Health Foundation if it meets the Foundations funding guidelines. The remaining fifty percent will be issued to GRCA to be used for rescue, education and/or research as determined by the Club.
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