Hello CCHRC Members,
Can you believe it's May already? Where has spring gone? Even though spring is almost done there sure are a lot of members who had a successful one. Whether it was starting a new hunting dog, getting that title or qualifying for a national event, Congrats. It sure was exciting watching everyone and their dogs do great.
We as a club were pretty successful also, by holding our first AKC hunt test and by doing such a good job, we have heard back from AKC, and we are now officially a licensed AKC club! We also heard nothing but good from the handlers, judges, and bystanders about our event and how much people are looking forward to attending next year. Every member should give themselves a pat on the back because all of you had a part in making it happen. In the process we were able to net around $1750 plus or minus a couple hundred to spend on updating, repairing and purchasing more training equipment. We also cleared another $1000 in our shotgun raffle. Hopefully next year we can plan on doing a double stake and draw more dogs. If you're interested in serving on the 2018 HT committee, please let Jason O. Smith know, because the planning will start soon.
Some upcoming events we have will be our May training day on May 20th. It will rotate back to goose lake because we plan on shooting flyers and that is the best place when we have flyers to get the best use out them. Also please RSVP on the club website, if it looks like it will be too warm that weekend in Lost Hills we will need to notify you of a location change.
Our other upcoming major event is our basic and advanced judging /handler seminar. Entries close May 5th for this event, and you can register on Entry Express. Even if you don't have a desire to judge this seminar covers a lot of great material to make you a better handler. We hope everybody can make it. Also, we will need test dogs to judge along with throwers and gunners. If you don't want to be a registered participant but would like to get in some training and help, please let us know.
June and July we don't have anything scheduled, due to weather, busy schedules and other commitments. It doesn't mean we can't have something. We could hold an early short training day and maybe have a club BBQ afterward. If doing this interest you, please let one of the club officers know and we will get something on the schedule.
Once again thank you for all your participation in making Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club so successful.
See you soon,
Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club