08-30-2011, 05:49 PM
Due to the devastating impact of IRENE, Black Creek Retriever Club will be canceling it's Hunt Test. Major routes to hunt test grounds are closed, roads in and around the test grounds are impassable. We regret having to make this call, but feel it is in the best interest of everyone involved. We will have info up on EE as soon as possible.
Cindy Von Sutphen
08-31-2011, 06:26 PM
Just to keep folks updated, the Board of Directors is meeting on Friday evening to discuss how we will be handling refunds. As I know more, I will update this thread as well as the Club's website, blackcreekretrieverclub.org. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
08-31-2011, 07:26 PM
Cindy.....hope everyone is ok. What a mess this is for so many. We were not entered but very sorry that you have to cancel your test...all the effort it takes to put on.
Your Derby, Qualifying earlier this year was wonderful...great club.
09-01-2011, 08:44 AM
If you go to youtube, do a search for Berne, NY. You'll get an idea of why we cancelled.
09-02-2011, 09:25 PM
To the Entrants of the Black Creek Retriever Club Hunt Test 2011,
The BCRC Board of Directors and Hunt Test Committee met on 9/2 to discuss the process of refunding entry fees for the Hunt Test scheduled for 9/3 and 9/4 2011 in Berne, NY which was cancelled due to storm damage caused by IRENE. It was decided that the Club shall refund entry fees minus a $5.00 administrative fee which will cover postage, envelopes and checks. The costs associated with Entry Express will not be refunded. Refund checks will be issued to the OWNER of the dog entered. The address the Club will use to mail refund checks to will be based on the information the owner has submitted to Entry Express. Owners will have 7 days to respond via email to the Club Secretary, Cindy Von Sutphen, firstname.lastname@example.org or US mail ( Cindy Von Sutphen, 19 Reed Lane Clifton Park, NY 12065) if an address change is in order. The Club will issue one refund check per entry.
EX: John Doe, Master Entry $75, Senior Entry $70, Junior Entry $65. John Doe will receive 1 check of $70 for Master, 1 check of $65 for Senior, 1 check of $60 for Junior. John Doe provided an address of 1 Main St., Anywhere USA to Entry Express. BCRC will mail the checks to that address unless notified otherwise.
Black Creek Retriever Club recognizes the unusual circumstances involved in this situation. Our Hunt Test is a primary source of annual revenue for the Club. We look forward to hosting this event each year and putting on a quality event. Given the fact that the Club needed to make a definitive call late in the game plan, and expenses had been incurred during preparation, we hope the Retriever Community of New England understands. We deeply regret having to cancel this event. The safety of everyone involved was our number one concern.
The Club recognizes that many throughout New England have been deeply impacted by the devastating effects of IRENE. Our thoughts, prayers and man-power needed are extended to all in the retriever community which we serve. We look forward to hosting a great test in 2012.
Please direct any comments, inquiries or questions to; Cindy Von Sutphen, BCRC SECRETARY, email@example.com.
Thank You All for Your Patience and Support,
Cindy Von Sutphen