Camille Nasca, Orlando, Florida (WC/WCX - WC land)
I began this journey in 1987 and 34 years later this whirlwind journey of ups and downs continues. Through the years I have titled in conformation, obedience, field and agility. Trying never do anything in half measure, I began breeding in 1994 with a litter of 13. Pretty frightening for this relative newbie.
I joined the Mid-Florida Golden Retriever Club in 1987 and have been an active and integral part of the development of this club. I served two terms as President, multiple terms as Vice President, Treasurer and Board member. In 1997 I, and another club member, spearheaded the process of applying to the AKC for licensing. Upon approval, we proceeded to plan and host the very successful 1998 Eastern Regional of which I was chair. We also hosted our first Independent Specialty the day after the Regional. In 2002 I was the general chair for our first National Specialty. Through the years I have chaired a number of WC/WCX’s, supported entries, agility trials and in recent years I have been the trophy chair for our annual specialty held in conjunction with the Royal Canin Show in December and am the trophy chair for this national. I have also been the secretary for numerous hunt tests and various health and grooming/handling seminars, and several heart and eye clinics.
On a national level, in addition to chairing a National Specialty, I spent several years as secretary for the Golden Retriever Foundation; a member of a nominating committee and chair of the CCA for the Ohio National.
Thank you for the honor of being asked to judge the 2021 National Specialty WC land. I look forward to sharing this honor with longtime friend and mentor Ellen Bartkus.