MN Advanced Judges Seminar Grant awarded to Central Minnesota Retriever Club

Congratulations to the Central Minnesota Retriever Club of Sauk Rapids, MN on receiving a Master National Advanced Judges Seminar Grant for Region 2.

An Advanced Judges Seminar will be held on April 18 & 19, 2015 in St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids, MN. **NOTE: this seminar will be held next year not this April.

The classroom portion of the seminar will be held at the Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, in St. Cloud and the field work at the grounds of the Central Minnesota Retriever Club which is 8 miles away, and only a 10 minute drive from the Best Western Hotel in St. Cloud.

Participant fees:
Registration fee will be $85. We may adjust the registration fee pending the awarding of this grant. Our goal is not to make money, but cover our expenses and provide a service to our judges as well as educate new judges.

Lodging/food arrangements:
A special room rate has been negotiated with the Best Western for all participants. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. The meals on Saturday will be catered by the hotel, the Sunday meals will be prepared by CMRC club members at the clubhouse on the grounds. Pending the awarding of this grant, we may add an evening meal on Saturday, yet to be determined.

For Additional Information, Contact:
Gordon J. Schlichting
320-685-8997 or 320-248-8532 or email:  hohumsretrievers@aol.com

Information on how your retriever club can receive a Master National Advanced Judges Seminar Grant go to the Master National Retriever Club web site.

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Western Montana Retriever Club receives MN Advanced Judges Seminar Grant

Congratulations to the Western Montana Retriever Club of Missoula, MT on receiving a Master National Advanced Judges Seminar Grant for Region 3.

An Advanced Judges Seminar will be held on September 27 & 28, 2014 in Missoula. The classroom portion of the seminar will be held at the Guesthouse International Inn & Suites, 3803 South Brooks Street in Missoula.  The conference center is located 1.6 miles from the WMRC training grounds.

The Western Montana Retriever Club training grounds where the field work will be held is located at 4955 Lower Miller Creek Road in Missoula.

Participant fees and instructions:  The $40 fee would cover participation in the seminar, morning coffee, and a sack lunch and drink.  The seminar would be open to judges, handlers, and others interested in hunt tests.  In addition, we would propose to provide a member of the Professional Retriever Trainers Association to assist with coaching handlers on the line, if approved by AKC.

Lodging: Guesthouse International Inn & Suites,  3803 South Brooks Street, Missoula, MT.  Pets are allowed.

Additional lodging: Super 8 Motel, 3901 South Brooks Street, Missoula.  Pets are allowed in selected rooms.

For Additional Information, Contact:
Ed Nesselroad
10050 Steppin High Lane
Missoula, MT 59804        406-543-7645  or email:  pentoad@aol.com

Information on how your retriever club can receive a Master National Advanced Judges Seminar Grant go to the Master National Retriever Club web site.

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Umpqua Valley receives MN Advanced Judges Seminar Grant

Congratulations to the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club of Oregon on receiving a Master National Advanced Judges Seminar Grant for Region 4.

An Advanced Judges Seminar will be held on April 18, 2014 in Roseburg, Oregon.

The American Kennel Club presenter will be Jerry Mann.  For more information and details of the event please contact Region 4 Vice President, Kevin Bunnell, 143 Val Vista Lane, Roseburg, OReegon, 97471. Email Kevin@ kpbunl@douglasfast.net or call (541) 679-2802.

Information on how your retriever club can receive a Master National Advanced Judges Seminar Grant go to the Master National Retriever Club web site.

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Hotel Lodging & RV Parks for 2014 Master National

The Marin Retriever Club has just posted a list of hotels in the area for the 2014 Master National.Clear Creek

ACCOMMODATIONS: The hotels listed are in no particular order. The approximate distance from the grounds are listed for each hotel. Note on most special rates if you tell them you are coming into Corning to participate in the Master National!

SUPER 8 – 2165 Solano Street, Corning (about 1 mile from grounds) (530) 824-2468 Pet Friendly Rate is $79 (2 queen beds) + $10 per night pet fee. Dogs on trucks n/c. When calling say you’re coming for the MN for rate.

BEST WESTERN – 910 Hwy 99 West, Corning (about 1 mile from grounds) (530)824-5200 Pet friendly Rate is $89.99 (weekends $99); Say your coming for the Master National and their normal pet fee of $10 per day will be waived. Per Yolanda (Mgr). Small field right next door for airing.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS – 3350 Sunrise Way, Corning (about 1 mile from grounds) (530)824-6400 Pet Friendly for this event. Rate is $99/2 queens or $94.99 1 King. Full hot breakfast 6-9:30 am. Mention the MN and the pet fee will be waived.

DAYS INN – 3475 South Hwy 99 West, Corning (about 1 mile from grounds) (530)824-2000 Pet Friendly. One time pet fee. Rate is $69.99+ tax 1 bed or $79.99 + tax for 2 beds.

RV PARKS
RV Park at Rolling Hills Casino $28. per night (However, a Good Sam Club card gets you 10% off!) Small airing field next door. (530) 528-3586 Directly next door to grounds.

Heritage RV Park, 975 Hwy 99 Corning $28.60 per night/$25.75 with Good Sam or AAA. Weekly rate is $143. (Price is for 2 persons, each additional person is $2.0o per night/ $10 per week) (530)824-6130 One mile from grounds.

For More Information see the Marin Retriever Club website.

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Amendment Proposal: Sooner and Tulsa Retriever Clubs

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December 26, 2013

Dear Master National Retriever Club Board:

This proposal from the Sooner Retriever Club and the Tulsa Retriever is presented to bring consistency to the Master National Retriever Club’s composition by maintaining the “Amateur” roots of the organization.

Article II, Section’s 1 and 4 in the MNRC Constitution define the delegate and the proxy while Article VII Section 8 and Article VIII Section 6 relate to the amateur status requirement which supports our recommendation for the additional language detailed further below.

MNRC Constitution: ARTICLE VII SECTION 8. Reads in part: “Only persons who meet the definition of “Amateur” as defined by the American Kennel Club regulations pertaining to retrievers then in force shall be eligible for election as an officer or director:…”

MNRC Constitution: ARTICLE VIII SECTION 6. Reads in part: “Judges for the Master National Hunting Retriever Test shall be amateurs, thoroughly experienced in handling and training of retrievers and in the requirements of retriever work…”.

It is in these By-Laws that support both the philosophy and reality of the Master National Retriever Club that being of Amateur status is paramount. Therefore for consistency whereby MNRC judges, MNRC officers and directors and the direction of the Master National Retriever Club is elected and/or voted upon should be by persons of the same amateur status.

Now therefore in consideration of the above, we provide below the “As-Is” and “Should read” recommendations in Article II to be presented to MNRC club members for a mid-year vote that could be implemented and go into effect August 1, 2014.

As-Is:

SECTION 1.     Any club which holds an American Kennel Club member or licensed hunting test during the year prior may be invited to join by a majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors of this Club and, if so invited, the Secretary shall forthwith extend such invitation to such club. Upon acceptance by such club and payment of the initiation fee, it shall forthwith become a member of this Club, and may thereupon designate in writing one of its members to become a delegate, and, as such delegate, to represent it as a member of this Club.

Should Read:

SECTION 1.     Any club which holds an American Kennel Club member or licensed hunting test during the year prior may be invited to join by a majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors of this Club and, if so invited, the Secretary shall forthwith extend such invitation to such club. Upon acceptance by such club and payment of the initiation fee, it shall forthwith become a member of this Club, and may thereupon designate in writing one of its members to become a delegate, and, as such delegate, to represent it as a member of this Club.

(a)        Only persons who meet the definition of “Amateur” as defined by the American Kennel Club regulations pertaining to retrievers then in force shall be eligible to be a named as a member club’s delegate.

As-Is:

SECTION 4.     Each member club in good standing shall be entitled to one vote by its delegate or by written proxy at all meetings of this Club. No person shall represent more than two (2) clubs as a delegate or proxy. Any proxy must be so designated by a member club, and must have written proxy credentials satisfactory to the credentials committee as appointed by the President.

Should Read:

SECTION 4.     Each member club in good standing shall be entitled to one vote by its delegate or by written proxy at all meetings of this Club. No person shall represent more than two (2) clubs as a delegate or proxy. Any proxy must be so designated by a member club, and must have written proxy credentials satisfactory to the credentials committee as appointed by the President.

(a)        Only persons who meet the definition of “Amateur” as defined by the American Kennel Club regulations pertaining to retrievers then in force shall be eligible to represent a member club as their proxy at the annual meeting.

We feel this addition would strengthen the Amateur spirit and bring a sense of consistency to the MN. Respectfully submitted by

William M Blochowiak  President and Delegate, Sooner Retriever Club and Delegate, Tulsa Retriever Club.

Cc: Bill Dodd, President  Tulsa Retriever Club

Letter Sent To All Master National Clubs from the MNRC

The Master National Retriever Club
Elaine Goodner, Secretary 2817 Duell Ave Medford, OR 97501541-227-3154 Cell elainegoodner1251@gmail.com

Dear Master National Member Club Delegate

The Board of Directors of the Master National Retriever Club has received this proposed amendment to the club Constitution and By-Laws from two member clubs in good standing. Under Article XI, Section 3 of the By-Laws, amendments may be decided by mail vote. An affirmation vote of two-thirds (2/3) is necessary for the adoption of the amendment.

Enclosed in this mailing you will find a ballot and a Position Statement from the Sooner Retriever Club and Tulsa Retriever Club explaining the reasons they are recommending this change. This information is sent to both the Delegate and the Contact for each member club but only one ballot may be returned. In order for your club vote to count, ballots must be returned by April  16, 2014.

Ballots can be returned by mail using the enclosed SASE, or by email to elainegoodner1251@gmail.com

If you return your vote by email please be sure to note in the email the delegate and club casting the vote.

We encourage you to take time to review and discuss this proposed amendment with your club members and Board of Directors prior to voting. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:

Bill Blochowiak Sooner RC President labske@aol.com

Bill Dodd Tulsa RC President vkdwvd@cox.net

All results with votes by each club will be posted to the Master National website by May 1, 2014

NOTE: If you are no longer the delegate for this club, please ask your club contact to submit change of delegate information using  the form available on the Master National website (under ‘About Us’, MNRC  Forms).

Link to MNRC Form

Elaine Goodner, Secretary
CC: Club Contact

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Important Notice from Cooper River and Neuse Retriever Clubs

H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area in South Carolina is receiving phone calls for campsite reservations for 2015.

All of the campsites have been blocked for the Master Nationals that year. However, at this time, they are not able to make individual reservations any more than 13 months prior to arrival. Cooper Black is attempting to override the reservation system in order to allow for earlier reservations.  If they are able to accomplish this, they will let us know and we will pass it along.

We appreciate your patience and will update you immediately if anything changes.

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2015 Master National site selection

The Master National Retriever ClubThe Master National Retriever Club Board of Directors proudly announces the selection of the site of the 2015 Master National.

The 2015 event will be held at the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area in South Carolina.  The Board has accepted the proposal by the Cooper River Retriever Club of South Carolina and the Neuse Retriever Club to host the event October 15-25, 2015.

For those of you who are not familiar with the H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area, it is a state park located near the town of Cheraw, in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.   The park was created on land originally part of Sand Hills State Forest in memory of Dr. H. Cooper Black, Jr of Columbia after his death in 1993.

“I am delighted that Cooper River Retriever Club and Neuse Retriever Club will play host to our 2015 Master National and I’m thrilled to have such magnificent grounds for our retrievers to showcase their talents,” said 2015 MNRC  incoming President Sam Ferguson.  “I am certain our handlers and their retrievers will enjoy the experience at Cooper Black.  The MNRC is looking forward to working with the folks at Cooper River and Neuse Retriever Clubs.”

More information about the host clubs and event property and can be seen at the Cooper River Retriever Club of South Carolina and the Neuse Retriever Club and H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial   web sites.

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AKC Advanced Judges Seminar Grants Available To Clubs

The Master National Retriever ClubMNRC Program will partner with member clubs to support advanced judges education seminar in each region on an annual basis

The Master National Retriever Club (MNRC) is pleased to announce the Master National Retriever Club AKC Advanced Judges/Handler Seminar Grant Program beginning December 1, 2013.

Through this program, the MNRC will provide grant funds to support member clubs that host an AKC Advanced Judges/Handler Seminar.

Member clubs and quality judges are the backbone of the MNRC.  This program will help ensure that quality judges education is provided in each region each year to help member clubs foster, develop, and improve the AKC Hunt Test judges pool.

Details of the program may be found  on the Master National website. Click Here for more information and details of the program.

If you have any questions regarding how your club may participate in this program and host a seminar, please contact your Region Vice President or Director for assistance in completing an application.

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2013 New To The Master National Hall Of Fame

Here is a list of the new Hall of Fame qualifiers from the 2013 Master National.  For a complete list with updates including the previous Hall of Fame qualifiers
CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to all of these wonderful retrievers!  Hope to see you at the 2014 Master National event in Corning.

AKC DOG   NAME OWNER’S   NAME
BARKLEY’S   MUDDY BOMBSHELL MH MNH Ben   Petroelje
BIG   BLACK DUDE II MH MNH Mark   Massey
BLACK   POWDER’S BLAZING RED FLAME MH MNH Carolyn   Elam
BIG HORN CHASIN’ HOLWAY’S GOLD   MH MNH Kathy   & Keith Winch
CASTILE   CREEKS MAJORCAN HOTSPOT AT LPK MH MNH Mike   & Sandy Berube
CHOCTAW’S   YUKON COPPER PENNY MH MNH Mary   and John Graf
CUDA   BLUE MEGA MILLIONS MH MNH Rick   Randleman
DAVIS’   SWEET JOSIE BROWN MH MNH Tracy   Davis
DIAMOND   BROOK BH CHILI MH MNH David   Knapp
DOC’S   CIARA MIST OF WASHITA MH MNH Dr.   Cade Coppenbarger
DOGLEG’S   BOONDOGGLE MH MNH Gloria   & Fred Nusbickel
DW’S NO   LIMIT MH MNH Tom   & Tricia McKenzie
EMBERAIN   IVY GOTTA GO HUNTING MH MNH Jerry   & Judy Drum
ESPRIT’S   LANDSHARK MH MNH Nathan   Smith
FAIRWINDS   HONKY TONK MAN MH MNH Alan   Sandifer & Kevin Koches
FERGUSON’S   RETIRED VETERAN MH MNH Sam   & Jeannie Ferguson
FIREMARK’S   HOLY TERRA MH MNH Pat   DeNardo
HERM’S   BLM MH MNH Tom   Conner & Kathryn Quarles
KINGSEED’S   LITTLE MISS DANGEROUS MH MNH Tim   Doane
LPK   DELAWARE RIVER AUTUMN SQUAW MH MNH Jeffrey   Wilson
MADELINE’S   STAR CATCHER MH MNH Chris   Bodine
MEADOWMERE’S   LEX MH MNH NANCY   & DAVID CORKUM
MEDICINE   MANSCOOKING THE BOOKS MH MNH Beckey   Malphus DVM
MOSBY’S   BIG JAKE MH MNH Jimmy   Hughes
MOTOWN   MAGIC MAN MH MNH John   Higgins
POP’S   LUCKY 13 MH MNH Melissa   Robinson Shanks
RANEY’S   RIA DE LATTE MH MNH Carrie   & Steve Raney
RAZOR   SHARP’S RIPTIDE MH MNH Leigh   Ware
RENLOZ   GENTLE CHEY MH MNH Thomas   Zoellner
RUGER   WITH A CAUSE MH MNH Billy   Hablinski
SPEEDIE   2ND ADDITION MH MNH Josh   Moorman
TARBABY’S   BOBO MH MNH Jerry   Bozeman
TENNESSEE’S   BELLE OF THE BALL MH MNH Chad   Reed
TTF   APACHE’S LIL TRITON MAGNEA MH MNH Chris   & Kate Pennington
VET’S   DIGGIN JORY MH MNH Dennis   Greer
VINWOOD’S   EBONSTAR MOON MH MNH Ed   & Jane Sullivan
WATERFOWL’S   GUNNIN FOR GLORY MH MNH Troy   Bland
WINDY   CITY’S SNAKE EYES MH MNH Lesley-Rae   Karnes
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2013 Master National Women’s Challenge Trophy

Melissa Robinson Shanks presents Women's Challenge Trophies

Melissa Robinson Shanks presents Women’s Challenge Trophies

Congratulations to the newest recipients of the Master National Women’s Challenge Trophy.

Lesley Rae-Karnes with Windy City Snake Eyes MNH, qualified in 2010, 2011, 2013.

Melissa Robinson Shanks with Pop’s Lucky 13 MNH, qualified in 2011, 2012, 2013.

Judy Drum with Emberain Ivy Gotta Go Hunting MNH, qualified in 2010, 2012, 2013.

Tracy Davis with Davis’ Sweet Josie Brown MNH, qualified in 2011, 2012, 2013.

Becky Malphus, DVM, with Medicine Manscooking The Books MNH, qualified in 2011, 2012, 2013.

Carolyn Elam with Black Powder’s Blazing Red Flame MNH, qualified in 2011, 2012, 2013.

Katie Quarles with Herm’s BLM MNH, qualified in 2010, 2011, 2013.

Pat DeNardo with Firemark’s Holy Terra MNH, qualified in 2009, 2010, 2013.

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