The Foundation is pleased to report they have sent $9,600 to the American Kennel Club Canine Relief Fund to support the assistance to dog owners and their families after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Master National Retriever Club (MNRC) and its member clubs, in response to a challenge by an anonymous donor, raised $4.800 which was matched by the challenger resulting in the $9,600 gift to the Canine Relief Fund. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to support the relief fund because of the overwhelming need for canine medications, homes, food and other necessities needed by the dogs.
The Master National Retriever Club conducts an annual retriever hunting test for the nation’s top retrievers licensed by the American Kennel Club and is comprised of 170 member retriever clubs all over the United States. For detailed information on the AKC Canine Relief Fund, contact Tom Sharp, President & CEO, email@example.com | 919-816-3839.
The Foundation is also pleased to report Jack Morris, Owner and Operator of Stellar Retrievers, LLC, (www.stellarretrivers.com) outside Giddings, Texas has been elected to the Foundation board. Mr. Morris fills the vacancy that occurred when John Blackbird passed away last September. Mr. Morris is a very well respected, professional, retriever trainer and a strong supporter of the Master National Retriever Club and the Master National Retriever Club Foundation. Mr. Morris joins Jimmy Hughes (Alabama), Gloria Mundell (Colorado), Kevin Bunnell (Oregon) and Bill Teague (Texas) on the board.
The Foundation is a 501, (c) (3) non-profit organization under the IRS Code and separate from the MNRC. The foundation, all volunteers, manages annual ‘Handler of the Year’ Awards, supports projects of the MNRC and provides related support. For further information, contact Bill T. Teague, 73 CR 630, Nacogdoches, Texas 75964, firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-252-3918.