2014 Master National Emergency Contact List

Handlers:  For your convenience,  a list of local emergency contact phone numbers has been assembled.  We hope you won’t need to use these, but just in case keep them handy.  Thank you to Gloria Mundell

Emergency Contacts Phone

Local Police/Sheriff –Corning, CA 911

Local Ambulance –Corning, CA 911

Local Fire Department –Corning, CA 911

Local Hospital or Emergency Medical Facility 911

St. Elizabeth Hospital
2550 Sister Mary Columbia Dr.Red Bluff, CA 530-529-8000

Local Weather Data www.fireweather.com

Poison Control 800.222.1222

Emergency Veterinary Hospitals:

CORNING VET, 2023 Solano St., Corning CA (right Downtown) (NO Emergency hours) 530-824-2966

ORLAND VET, 1137 8th, Orland, CA (closed 12-l:30p) Vet on call 24/7

WALKER ST. VET, 512 Walker St., Orland, CA (8:30a-5p) (NO Emergency services) 530-865-3630

MID VALLEY VET HOSP, 4422 County Road “N”, Orland, cA (M-F 8a-5p)
Vet on call for emergencies only during week.
(M-F 8a-5p) Vet on call for emergencies during week only)

VALLEY OAK EMERGENCY CLINIC, 2480 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, Chico, CA
(24 Hour Emergency Clinic)




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2014 Master National Photographer Schedule

Allison Sutton of Legend Photography, Texas Allison.1  will be this year’s Master National photographer. Allison will schedule Private Sessions for handlers beginning Oct. 8, 2014 and ending on Oct. 14, 2014.

Photos will also be available at the Master National Board from Oct. 10- through Oct. 13th.

Please review the Legend Photography website for samples of her work, and for rates and appointments.

There will not be action shots taken of each dog at the tests.

Allison’s schedule is as follows:

Private Sessions:
10/8 – evening
10/9 – morning and evening
10/10 – morning
10/14 – morning

Photos at the Master National Board:
All day 10/11, 10/12, 10/13

You can also email Allison Sutton:  Allison@Elitegundogs.com

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Club Notice: MNRC Annual Meeting

To the membership:
The following letter and documents were mailed to all Master National Clubs regarding the 2014 Annual Meeting.  If you have any questions or comments please contact MNRC Secretary Elaine Goodner.  Thank you.

The Master National Retriever ClubThe Master National Retriever Club

The MNRC annual meeting will be held in Corning, CA on Friday October 10th. If your club is in good standing (i.e. dues have been paid) your club has a voice in issues facing the MNRC.

There is a form for changing your club’s delegate or appointing a proxy to represent your club.

A sample ballot is provided to review nominations for 2015 Judges and Board of Directors positions.

Select two
Martin Bell
Arline Buchanan
Robert Rascoe

Select two
Chuck Beckman
Carol Hynes (previous judge)
Tom McMorrow

Select two
Dan Mills
Jeff Schoonover
Bruce Bachert (previous judge)
Kay Scott

Select two
Tellus Calhoun
Laura Judd (previous judge)
John Kinnard
Dale Langhorne

The Board of Directors nominates Jack Combs,  Allen Dillard and Randy Frager for the following Board of Director positions:
Region 1 VP (term will end 2018)
Jack Combs
31 Newport Ave.
North Kingstown, RI

Region 2 Director (term will end 2016)
Allen Dillard
601 Sunburst Cir SE
Brownsboro, AL

Region 4 Director (term will end 2016)
Randy Frager
1990 Brandon Circle

Five clubs in good standing have put forth a By-laws change proposal to be voted on at the annual meeting. The proposal is enclosed (in the packet) along with statistical information on the effect of the proposal.


Impact: To clearly understand the full impact of the Atlanta Proposed Amendment we need to apply the amendment and observe the impact on the eligible judges pool.

The data in the following table and chart clearly illustrates the impact of the Atlanta Proposed Amendment change to the pool of judges available to judge the Master National by region. The number of “8 point judges” is taken directly from the AKC website. The count of “Has run the Master National” is a compilation of data from Master National databases and asking new 8 point judges directly. Judges who have qualified a dog within the last 7 years is derived from callbacks for the last 7 Master National Events. From this group we subtract professional handlers and MN Board members to obtain those judges who would be Eligible under the Atlanta Proposed Amendment broken by region.


Lastly, the MNRC Board of Directors has been working on different strategies to handle our rapid growth. These strategies are enclosed (in the packet) along with a survey to record your club’s opinions.

Click Here: FINAL Introduction of Strategies

We, the MNRC Board of Directors, strongly encourage your club members to review the enclosed documents, discuss the information presented and express informed opinions to help us direct the MNRC in a positive direction.

See you in Corning and best of luck.
Elaine Goodner
MNRC secretary


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Master National welcomes three new clubs

Master National 2014The Master National Retriever Club would like to welcome three new clubs to the organization.  All tests presented by these clubs will count toward the 2015 Master National Qualifying year. New to the list of clubs this year are:

Long Island Golden Retriever Club

Eastern Carolina Hunting Retriever Club

Mid Atlantic Hunting Retriever Club of Virginia


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Video Tribute: Cancer Survivor Dogs & Dogs We Have Lost

Once again Cera Reusser will be composing a “Chase Away K-9 Cancer” video tribute to the zoomerdogs we have lost to cancer. This year Cera is pleased to also feature dogs who have survived a cancer diagnosis.

Please send your high resolution photos along with your dog’s registered name, call name and titles, your name and address to Cera Reusser. If you desire, you may include a short description of your relationship with your dog.

Click here to view last year’s video in order to have an idea of what the video will be like

Cera’s email address is: chaseawayk9cancer@gmail.com

Deadline: Material should be sent to Cera no later than September 25th for inclusion in the 2014 video.

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2014 Master National judge change

To all MNRC stakeholders

Bill Blochowiak

William (Bill) Blochowiak of Meeker, OK Region 3

There has been a change in one of the Judges for the 2014 Master National. William (Bill) Blochowiak of Meeker, OK is replacing Lynn Morrison.  Allyn Foster and Bill Blochowiak will be the judges representing Region 3 in Corning CA. Bill judged the Master National in 2010 in Corning and it will be great to have him back! For more information about this year’s team of judge see the
Meet The Judges page on our website.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Region 3 representatives Keith Winch and Larry Kimble or MN President Janet Wood.

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2014 Master National Premium & Entry Form

MN_RibbonsThe Master National Retriever Club is pleased to announce that its Entry System for the 2014 Master National event in Corning, California is now live!

We would like to thank Hunt Test Secretary Frank & Lynn Barton for their dedication and excellent work on the Premium and Entry System.  Congratulations Frank & Lynn, they both look great!

The link to our Entry System is here:  Enter the 2014 Master National
** Entries close 6 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014

The link to the Premium is here:  View Premium

Links to the Premium and the Entry System can also be found on the Master National Retriever Club homepage.  Good Luck and we look forward to seeing you in California soon!

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Marin Retriever Club BBQ & Raffle Tickets

Marin Retriever Club will be hosting a pulled pork BBQ dinner Saturday night, October 11th, starting at 5 pm. That’s right – opening day evening!

So stay all day watching the first series, then let us worry about your dinner! Come join us for a fun evening with friends, GREAT giveaway items we’ve got planned, and a few other surprises! Due to the large number of participants, we are only able to cook for a limited number of folks ~ so if you want to come, please buy your tickets NOW online and then pick them up as you come in – that way you’ll be guaranteed a seat!

Tickets are available online at the Marin Retriever Club website.  As well as tickets for the Marin Club raffle.  Don’t miss out!

BBQ Tickets Online

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2014 Master National Schedule of Events

2014 Master National Schedule of Events:
This is a tentative schedule. Watch for postings at the Event headquarters or on the
Master National website and Social Media on  Facebook and Twitter.

Rolling Hills Casino, Corning, California – Master National Tent
• 5:30pm – Opening ceremonies
• 6:00pm – Social Reception
• 6:30pm – Selection of Starting Dog Number
• 6:45pm – Handler’s Banquet
• 7:45pm – Live Auction

Master National Tent at Casino and surrounding area
• 8:00-9:30am – Bitch Check
• 8:00-10:00am – Handler’s Registration
• 9:00-1:00 – MNRC Store Sales Begin
• 10:00am – Chief Marshal meets with Committee Chairs
• 10:30-12:00 – Committee Sign ups for each Flight
• 12:00-1:00 – Delegate and Proxy Check In
• 1:00-2:00 MANDATORY Handler’s Meeting
(Judges Instructions to Handlers)

• 2:00-2:30 – RHTAC Report, AKC Report
• 2:30-4:00 – 2014 MNRC Annual Meeting
• TBA-6:00 – MNRC Store Sales Continue

• 8:00am Master National Hunt Test Begins – Test Dogs at 7:50am
• 6:00pm Host Marin Retriever Club BBQ Dinner – Clubhouse Tent

• 6:30pm Worker’s Appreciation Dinner – MN Tent at Casino

• 6:30pm Frankie’s Party – Clubhouse Tent

• TBA – Awards Presentation, Closing Ceremonies – MN Tent at Casino

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2014 MN Training Birds & Hunting Regulations

Corning propertyNews from the 2014 Host Club: Marin Retriever Club


All training birds MUST be pre-ordered to ensure an adequate number of birds are raised for the event and for pre-national training. Please email Brad Henman directly to place your order.  He wants emails from participants directly. Email Brad at Brad@clearcreeksportsclub.com to pre-order your birds. Be sure and include your name, contact info and approximate number of birds. During pre-national training week, birds will be available for pickup each morning between hours to be determined by Brad closer in time to the event, probably 6:30-8:00 am. (Not all day long!) NO outside live birds are allowed to be brought onto the property.


All participants who will be shooting at the event will be required to have either a valid California Hunting License OR a Tribal License. Tribal Licenses can be purchased from Brad for $15. per day or $30 per week. Contact Brad at his office to purchase a Tribal License. A Tribal license is for shooting at Clear Creek only.

Any persons, trainer, handler, gunner that shoots flyers for training on ANY property in the area must have a California hunting license, and duck stamps.  Please go to the Fish & Wildlife link at the bottom of this page for complete information on licenses. STEEL shot is the only type shot allowable in many areas of California and we’d recommend you use steel over lead, to avoid any problems with a passing Fish and Wildlife Officer!

NOTE: If you are a gunner shooting at the test, the Master National will pay for the necessary Tribal Hunting License. This does not cover any shooting on other training properties.

Check for more information from the Marin Retriever Club

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