A very little $$ where my
Very big mouth is.
Cross posted on the NAHRA community forum and THE Retriever Training Forum
By Ken Bora.
I am very happy to see, after such a long decline, retriever clubs holding NAHRA Field Tests again. It has gotten me thinking, “What can I do to help?” I am limited, as a great many of us are, to just a few weekends off to attend Field Tests. I am also limited by range and financial responsibility. For the Field Tests I am able to attend. I have thought of a humble way I feel I can help and want to post it up publicly here so club members planning their calendar for 2009 may consider it.
I pledge that for the year 2009 any retriever club coming back to the NAHRA
Field Test Program and any club holding a NAHRA Field Test for the first time.
I will give to you the following.
1st. One decorative glass jar of maple syrup for each judge you use. To be added to your judges gift basket. It does not matter if you have only 4 judges doing doubled up stakes and working both Saturday and Sunday. Or 16 judges or any combination that may happen. One jar for each judge. And if you are not planning a basket I have seen this stand-alone as a gift at field trials.
2nd. One decorative glass jar of maple syrup for each landowner who’s grounds you use for your Field Test. Sometimes Tests are run on WMA’s or public lands. Our club used the Dead Creak WMA as you all know. We give a jar each to the two main guys who help us out so much.
3rd. Because it is the third item, 3 of the same jars of syrup to place on your raffle table at your Saturday Evening Ribbon ceremony and Dinner.
So, one for each judge, one for each landowner and three to raffle off, and I will ship it to any location holding a Field Test. United States and Canada. It does not matter if you only missed hosting a Field Test in 08 or have not held a test in years. If you host a NAHRA Field Test in 2009 I will give this to you.
I cannot attend every test and I cannot chair tests from affair but I can do this little bit.
Now NAHRA Forum and RTF Community, I need you. I need you to make retriever clubs aware of my humble offer. I need you to have them contact me tell me the numbers and dates of tests.
I know from reading the forums that there may be a new retriever club in Florida hosting hunting tests. I hope they consider NAHRA as well. And just recently read about a new club in Utah. Also hoping they take a look at NAHRA. I hope to very soon be able to read that a club in my very region is approved with a date and ready to go. Pulling for you Jim!!
Thank you all for you time reading this and your word of mouth to help me do this humble task.