Welcome to the Alaska Working Retriever Club
Retriever Club of Alaska!
TRAINING, EDUCATION, FIELD TRIALS, and HUNT TESTS
for the working retriever since 1987
December 5, 2015
Dear Retriever Enthusiast,
On behalf of the Alaska Working Retriever Club Board of Directors, we wish you a Happy Holiday. The year of 2015 is closing and the bright prospects for 2016 are around the corner. Hopefully everyone is anxious for the new season of retriever events and activities. The Alaska Working Retriever Club (AWRC) has completed a successful year that included hunt tests and field trials, dog/handler training classes and fund raising.However, we can’t rest on our laurels since a new season means a renewed effort to make our events even more successful. The annual membership drive will begin soon in an effort to renew and secure new memberships that will grow our Club. We appreciate all those who have consistently renewed in the past and hope that we can continue to count on many of you in this way to help promote our mission.
During 2016, AWRC will be attempting to work as close as possible with the Retriever Club of Alaska (RCA) and other retriever clubs in Alaska to provide opportunities for all retriever owners and trainers. We will once again offer retriever training classes with electronic collar conditioning and force-fetch, transitioning into our winter training. The training classes will be offered for a minimal fee and encourage participation from those interested in competition or hunting. Following the training classes we plan to hold a May picnic Hunt Test that simulates the real hunting scenarios and will familiarize everyone with what to expect during the summer testing season. We will also be holding a Handlers Clinic featuring a professional trainer and accomplished field trailer this summer.
We are joining forces with the RCA to hold an Annual Membership Banquet at O’Malley’s on the Green, February 27th, beginning at 5:30 pm. Notices will be posted on our website as the event gets closer. The banquet will include fundraising efforts including an auction of donated items. Please let us know if you have anything or know a business that would be interested in donating towards our efforts to improve the quality of sporting dogs in Alaska.
I encourage anyone interested in helping us out on the Board or with our events to step forward. Fortunately, we have many useful roles for anyone who wants to give a little of their time or money to the purpose of having fun while providing opportunities for retrievers and their owners.