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Welcome to the Alaska Working Retriever Club

and the

Retriever Club of Alaska!

for the working retriever
 since 1987

June 28, 2016

Dear Fellow Retriever Enthusiasts,

The summer is upon us and the retriever trialing season is well underway.  The first Field Trial for AWRC and the RCA were successes largely through a few dedicated field trialers, the Boards and you that volunteered. 

The Alaskans and former Alaskans performed well at the just completed National Amateur Retriever Competition.  Among the Alaskan contingent were Russ Hardy and Moxie, Cindie Little and Loosey, Lynn Cole-Kimball and Lexi, Bill Barstow and Hudson and Genet, and although Paula and Corrie Elmes weren’t there, Max was running.  What a tribute to the hard work and dedication to our Alaskan friends.

Now is the time to get ready and enter our next round of Field Trials and enter the remaining Hunt Tests.  Entry Express is currently open for these trials and the deadline will sneak up on you so get your entries in.  Please visit entry express and sign up.  The Hunt Tests are also closing in and you need to get your entries in through Entry Express.  The RCA Hunt Test will be July 22-24, 2016 and the AWRC Hunt test will be run August 19-21, 2016.  Both Tests are double headers (two Masters, two Seniors and two Juniors).  The hunt tests are designed to simulate hunting situations and we are emphasizing this year the social nature of these events.  We will have some organized fun events following the hunt tests and want everyone to turn out for a fun time.  This year in keeping with this commitment to have a good time we will be having a tail gate party following the Saturday tests so get ready.

We are also sponsoring an exciting seminar with renowned trainer and field trialer, Bill Hillman. Bill is providing a two day seminar, with a third optional day of training. This event will be held in the Mat-Su Valley August 12-14th, 2016. Many of you have registered all ready.  We have a few recent openings due to folk changes of plans. Give Betsy a shout at browndogs@gci.net if you are interested in registering while there is still time! We are looking forward to a great retriever seminar in our own backyard!

We are once again selling Pheasant Raffle tickets as a fundraiser.  Contact Board Members to get in on the chance to win a fabulous trip to R&R Pheasant Hunting Lodge in Seneca, South Dakota.  We are only printing 250 tickets and each ticket is priced at a $50 or 3 tickets for $125.  The value of the trip exceeds $4,500 and it is for two people for 4 nights and 3 days of hunting with full accommodations. The winner calls the lodge to arrange dates of convenience. The lodge is not dictating the hunt dates.  This is our main fund raiser so please help keep the AWRC vibrant and take a chance on a great trip.  Tickets can be bought from the Board Members of either club.

Enjoy the rest of the season of working with your best friend and enjoy the long day opportunities to get out and train.


AWRC and RCA President

Mike Black


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