Events Calendar
Member Application
Pheasant Hunt
Member & Club Info
Trial Grounds in the Sky
Articles & Bylaws
Hunt Tests
Field Trials
Photos & Brags
Contact Us

Get to know other Club Members, Join our Facebook Page


Have a question?

Email for Info




Welcome to the Alaska Working Retriever Club

and the

Retriever Club of Alaska!

for the working retriever
 since 1987

January 17, 2017

Dear Fellow Retriever Enthusiasts,

Happy New Year!  Once again we are entering the season of preparing for the summer events and activities of retriever training.  And once again our events will depend upon a few of you who will volunteer and do the hard work of keeping retriever events alive in Alaska.

I need for as many of you as can to help the Boards plan and execute the various jobs needed to offer a quality program for retriever dog lovers in this state.  There are not many of us.  There are even less of us willing to volunteer to be officers, Board members, event chairs, helpers, judges, marshals, fundraisers, gunners and general sponsors. 

Winter training classes are scheduled to begin in early February. Class details for both puppy and  intermediate offerings will be sent out to the membership very soon. Watch for these details and be sure to tell your retriever friends about these upcoming opportunities that will benefit our Clubs and the sport.

We are planning the annual membership meeting and election of officers for this Spring and need immediate help.  We are hoping for a wonderful event that can also raise funds for the activities of the clubs but I need volunteers. Lorraine Maroney has accepted the chairmanship for this event.  Please call her and offer some help (907-575-0818).

Following the spring meeting we will plan in earnest for our summer events.  Once again call me (907-444-9088) and volunteer for assisting with any of our Field Trials or our Hunt Tests. 

We are experiencing a time when many on our long serving Board members are tired and exhausted from their many months and sometimes years of the responsibilities of carrying on the legacy of great retriever events in Alaska.  I canít promise that great events and opportunities will continue without your help.

We are once again this year selling Pheasant Raffle tickets as a fundraiser.  Contact Board Members to get in on the chance to win a fabulous trip to R&R HUNTING Lodge in Seneca, South Dakota.  We are only printing 250 tickets and each ticket is priced at a $50.oo or 3 tickets for $125.00.  The value of the trip exceeds $7,000 and it is for two people for 4 days of hunting with full accommodations.  Chuck Blaney won this trip two years ago and this past December he and I (thank you, Chuck) traveled to South Dakota to enjoy his good fortune.  It is the most wonderful place and the greatest pheasant hunting you will ever experience.  Sal and Kelly Roseland and the entire family and staff were fantastic.  Pheasants were everywhere and the food was as good as the hunting. 


Mike Black

AWRC and RCA President


Web By DogWebs.Biz | Edit | Copyright © 2014