Welcome to the Alaska Working Retriever Club
Retriever Club of Alaska!
TRAINING, EDUCATION, FIELD TRIALS, and HUNT TESTS
for the working retriever since 1987
On behalf of
the Alaska Working Retriever Club Board of Directors, we wish you and your
family well during the upcoming holidays.
In the past
my letter traditionally has reviewed the accomplishments of the Clubsí and laid
out a plan for the upcoming year. This
year is different. I am stepping down as
President, not because I havenít enjoyed the ride but because itís time for a
enjoyed the past years as your President but this will be my last term in that
position. I plan to retire in 2018 and
there is a real possibility that my wife and I will become snow birds.
the many fine members that offered their time and talents to the Board has been
fun, at least most of the time. I know
that the retriever community will continue to thrive. The membership has always responded when asked
for participation and involvement. I am
now asking you more than ever to become involved. Our February 17,, 2018 scheduled
annual membership meeting will be an opportunity for you to so. Membership will elect a new President,
Officers and Board Members. We also need
people to learn what is needed to run the organization since many of our Board
have served for years and would like to become mentors.
The year of
2017 is closing and the bright prospects for a 2018 are around the corner. The Alaska Retriever Clubs have completed a
successful year that included hunt tests and field trials, handlerís clinic,
dog/handler training classes and fund raising.
Speaking of fund raising, please contact a Board Member to get our
raffle tickets for the spring snow goose hunt or summer charter fishing trip!
see Alaska Retriever Clubs continue to offer important services to the retriever
community. We will be beginning our
retriever training classes in January with obedience classes offered at Alyeska
Canine Trainers facility, followed by outdoor training and force-fetch class. The training classes will be offered for a
minimal fee that encourages everyone interested in preparing their dogs for
competition or hunting to participate.
Following the excellent seminar offered by LuAnn Pleasant we will offer
a weekend class by Connie Cleveland, another nationally recognized retriever
our Clubs by renewing your membership and plan on attending the February 17,
Holidays and looking forward to seeing you this coming year.