GRCA Awards for People

Vern Bower Humanitarian Award

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In 1989, the GRCA Board of Directors approved the Vern Bower Humanitarian Award for the purpose of recognizing those who have made exemplary contributions to the Golden Retriever, with the prerequisite being a selfless devotion to our breed. Your Board of Directors is once again considering nominations for this prestigious award. The requirements for those nominated are as follows:

  1. The award will be given at the Annual Meeting to the candidate, GRCA member or organization who is nominated by the membership and chosen by the Board of Directors for service to the Golden Retriever breed (not to include service for GRCA).
  2. A plaque and a check for $100 will be awarded to the recipient(s) at the Annual Meeting.
  3. Nominations for this award should be submitted no later than June 1st of each year. It should include a resume not to exceed 200 words to indicate reasons this individual or organization is deserving of this award.

Nominations should be sent to the GRCA Secretary.

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