Club Officers

To reach the NORCAL GRC Board, send to

  • President – Scott Woodland [email]
  • VP, Breed – Eileen Oshiro [email]
  • VP, Field – Cassie Isaacson [email]
  • VP, Performance Events – Jessica Hecock [email]
  • Secretary – Shera Johnston [email]
  • Board Member – Ed Ryska
  • Board Member – Julie Scopazzi
  • Treasurer – Christine Hsu [email]

Other Administrative Contacts

  • Membership Secretary – Laurie Rollins [email]
  • Golden Notes Editor – Laura Finco [email]
  • Webmaster – Christine Hsu & Samantha Dillard [email]

Club Activities

Meetings are held four times a year at various Bay Area locations. The four include the Annual Meeting, which includes election of officers, and the Awards Banquet where the achievements of members and their dogs are recognized. The other meetings include a short business meeting and an educational program or activity.

Specialty Shows are held once a year and include conformation and obedience competition. Golden Retrievers from the West Coast attend and it is a great opportunity to meet many Golden fanciers.

Field events, including an AKC Hunt Test and GRCA Working Certificate and Working Certificate Excellent tests, are held annually.  Field Training Days are held at various times during the year. Experienced trainers are usually in attendance to offer training assistance to dogs and their owners.

A Certificate of Conformation Assessment program is held annually.

Scent Trials are held several times a year.

Agility Trials are held twice a year.

Fun matches are held occasionally and include conformation and obedience events. They provide an opportunity for young or inexperienced dogs and/or handlers to work in a ring situation.

Health clinics are held on occasion.  Goldens are checked for hereditary issues at a nominal fee.

Statement of Purpose

The objectives of the NORCAL Golden Retriever Club are:

  • To encourage the members to perfect, by selective breeding, Golden Retrievers that possess the soundness, temperament, natural ability, and personality that is reflected in the standard of the breed, and to do all possible to advance and promote the perfection of these qualities.
  • To urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed, as approved by the AKC, as the only standard of excellence by which the Golden Retriever shall be judged.
  • To protect and advance the interest of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows; obedience, field, and agility trials; and hunting and tracking test.
  • To conduct sanctioned matches, specialty shows, trials, and tests under the rules and standards of the AKC.
  • To support and encourage cooperation of the parent club – The Golden Retriever Club of America, Inc.
  • To further the club aims of the education of members and the general public in the care, handling, breeding, showing, and training of their dogs by providing an opportunity to work together, and with experts, on their common problems; and to promote good fellowship among Golden Retriever owners.


View the club by-laws:    NORCAL Golden Retriever Club By-Laws

Golden Notes

Golden Notes, the official publication of NORCAL Golden Retriever Club, is published quarterly. It includes: upcoming events; results; announcements; articles of interest; as well as parent club information (The Golden Retriever Club of America). Non-members may request one complimentary copy by emailing:  Laura Finco

Yearly subscriptions for non-club members is $20. Requests and payment may be sent to the same address.


Membership information is available on the How to Join page.

Club History