Fairly impromptu, but some members are going to be having a fun run picnic trail on Sunday, August 1st starting around 10am. We’ll have a set up consisting of marks for all types and levels of dogs from Junior hunt testers all the way to Qualifying level Field Trialers.
The group putting it on will have flyers available for purchase ($10 ea) if you’d like to get your dog onto live birds as well. All you need to bring is your dog, a chair, and what ever you’d like to burn on the grill for lunch/dinner depending how long you plan to stay.
If you have any questions, please call Troy Feeken (701) 866-8327.
Along with the new website, NDRC will be posting the Presidents message each month. Bob Louiseau became the NDRC President at the beginning of 2010. You can view the complete July 2010 newsletter HERE.
I hope everyone’s having a good summer. With the July Hunt Test, we’re midway through the soft water training season. NDRC member turnout was great and several new members participated in the events.
CONGRATULATIONS to all! If you succeeded, you should be satisfied with you and your dog’s skills, and if not, you can focus on needed skills to develop further. Remember, as one of our wise members always says, “If your dog was perfect, you’d miss all the fun training.”
Cathryn Barker, our Hunt Test Secretary, and Roger Moltzan, a Stake Chair, both completed apprenticeships and now can judge. We thank them for taking the training and being involved.
Judging at a Hunt Test, however, means that you cannot be a Hunt Test Secretary at the same time. You can’t be a good judge and a stake chair at the same time. We (NDRC) need some of our newer members to step forward and consider taking over some of the duties as Hunt Test Chairman or as a Stake Chair. I know Cathryn and Roger would be more than happy to get you started.
If you have be on our grounds lately, you will note that we have some tractor problems. Our ground maintenance crew is doing an outstanding job keeping our equipment going, but they have run into a series of equipment problems which are well beyond the normal maintenance requirements. They were able to get a local farmer to cut the North grounds in time for the Hunt Test, and we may need to do that again before the Fall Field Trial at the end of August.
If you worked at the Hunt Test, you probably saw the new shelving and improvements in the equipment shed. Again, some very dedicated members including Brad and Tyler Bellmore, Dave Lybeck and Lee Holzer were out donating their time and skills to make things a little nicer and a little easier for the rest of us. Thanks guys!
Keep your whistle handy and I hope to see you out training!
If anyone would like to come and spectate the sport of AKC Hunt Tests, the NDRC is hosting a Master, Senior and Junior test throughout this weekend.
Master and Junior starts Saturday morning at 8 and 9am with Master continuing if need be into Sunday.
Senior starts Sunday morning.
Stop by the club house to check in and find out where the tests are being held. Bring a lawn chair, sunscreen and bug spray. Food and drinks can be purchased in the club house as well.
Looking forward to seeing you there!