Hello CCHRC Members,
It’s been a while since we put out a newsletter. With everybody having a busy hot summer, then rolling into hunting season - along with the fall hunt tests starting, which included the Master National in Roseburg, Oregon, some Club activities and duties got put on the back burner. We hope to get back to monthly training days, taking care of Club business and, of course, having fun with our dogs.
First, however, we would like to congratulate our members who qualified and made the trek north to the Master National. Whether you received a plate or not, you should be very proud of your accomplishment. It shows a true commitment to your dog(s) and the sport.
The first item of business we need to think about is electing Club officers for the 2019 year. We normally collect nominations during month of November then send out ballots in December. Please forward all nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will close November 25th. All board positions, along with members-at -large positions are open. You may nominate yourself or someone else, but please discuss your intent with that person first and confirm s/he is interested in the position. Voting will be done electronically by email, and you should receive your ballot the first week of December.
Second item of business is the 2019 Hunt Test. The planning process needs to begin, and we have yet had anyone volunteer to be the Hunt Test Chairperson. Once we have a chairperson, we can fill the other positions and begin. Remember this position can be shared by Co- Chairpersons. Jason O Smith, who has chaired the last two years, will be available for assistance to help you get started and through the process. After last year’s very successful test, it would be a disappointment to many handlers and dogs for us to not hold a test in 2019.
We will be trying to get a couple Club activities on the schedule very soon. Unfortunately, whenever we look at the calendar and discuss dates, there seem to be other things happening involving Board members. With that being said, please remember you do not have to be an officer of the Club to host a training day. Any group of members can set up training days and use our equipment. If you’re interested in hosting and setting up a training day, please contact one of the current officers so we can get it on the calendar.
Hopefully we see you soon in the field!
Central Coast Hunting Retriever Club