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    We were coming up to visit family and were planning on going to the KCHT. It was cancelled a month before the test date. This is the second time this has happened and it's starting to get old. First, if you're going to plan a test and post it, people make plans and it screws their schedule up after taking vacation to do it. Second, it prevents ANY OTHER club within 300 miles from hosting an event. Third, if you can't handle the responsibility of hosting a test, then either elect people within the club who CAN put together an event or don't host events. This is twice this has happened, why bother scheduling any more trips up there if it's just going to get cancelled again?
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    sent a pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Txcutter2 View Post
    We were coming up to visit family and were planning on going to the KCHT. It was cancelled a month before the test date. This is the second time this has happened and it's starting to get old. First, if you're going to plan a test and post it, people make plans and it screws their schedule up after taking vacation to do it. Second, it prevents ANY OTHER club within 300 miles from hosting an event. Third, if you can't handle the responsibility of hosting a test, then either elect people within the club who CAN put together an event or don't host events. This is twice this has happened, why bother scheduling any more trips up there if it's just going to get cancelled again?
    Send this to the President of KCRC (Kansas City Retriever Club, their web site is http://www.kcrc.net/)

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    I'm sure if you had all of the facts you would understand why the club had to cancel both of these events. But then again, maybe you wouldn't! We are not the only club that has ever had to cancel events. Some cancel due to extremely low entry levels, some cancel due to weather, some cancel due to no water, some cancel due to too much water and flooded out, and other cancel due to no help. There are a lot of reasons why clubs have to cancel events and some aren't know until the last minute. I was disappointed that my young dog couldn't run Derbys due to all of the canceled Derbys last year, but I understood why they were canceled. I am a board member and if you would like to discuss your "rant", I'd be happy to discuss over a PM or a phone call. I'm not going to discuss why the board had to cancel over a public forum. As Gordy stated, you can contact any board member by way of our web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne Wilbanks View Post
    I'm sure if you had all of the facts you would understand why the club had to cancel both of these events. But then again, maybe you wouldn't! We are not the only club that has ever had to cancel events. Some cancel due to extremely low entry levels, some cancel due to weather, some cancel due to no water, some cancel due to too much water and flooded out, and other cancel due to no help. There are a lot of reasons why clubs have to cancel events and some aren't know until the last minute. I was disappointed that my young dog couldn't run Derbys due to all of the canceled Derbys last year, but I understood why they were canceled. I am a board member and if you would like to discuss your "rant", I'd be happy to discuss over a PM or a phone call. I'm not going to discuss why the board had to cancel over a public forum. As Gordy stated, you can contact any board member by way of our web site.
    True. No club likes or wants to cancel an event, and won't unless there is good reason.

    TXCutter, did you perhaps write the club and inquire if it was a problem with manpower, and that you would be happy to help out if that was the case? Just askin'.

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    Many clubs operate on a shoestring--few active/working members, loss of grounds, lack of water in a drought year, can't find any help to hire, lots of reasons an event can be cancelled. KCRC is a good club with good people, and I am sure there are valid reasons for the cancellation.

    Possibly you could look at running somewhere else and spend your vacation there, even though you may not be able to see family. It's still a vacation!
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    Really? you guna throw a rant on a public sight about a club cancelling without even knowing the fact's. I'm sure there is a good reason for them to cancel ,every event I've ran with this club they have been nothing but gracious and welcoming with good grounds and hard working people that seem to enjoy putting the tests/trial's on. But maybe since it inconvenienced YOU so much they will go ahead and put the event on for YOU.

    I am also disappointed that they cancelled this event but will be looking forward to the next event they put on! Thanks to all the members that have worked hard in the past event's!
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    My understanding was they cancelled it due to lack of help, not flooding, not drought, not lack of funding, not lack of birds. Don't tell me you can't find boy scouts, girl scouts, ROTC, NHS members, 4-H, FFA kids, church groups, etc. in an area that populated. These orginazations need community service hours and are seen at hunt tests all over the place. This is an issue of someone not willing to get off their ass and find people to work an event which isn't a legitimate reason to cancel a test. Tests all over Texas were cancelled due to lack of water last year. That's a legitimate reason. And yes, I can comment about a public hunt test on a public forum. I'm sure there are some really great members of the club and they ought to be pissed off and disappointed that this was allowed to happen. Someone dropped the ball.
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    We had a test a while back and had a group of FHA students lined up. Teacher was supposed to bring them, They were no shows, exept for just a few and then they had to leave early. I was Chairman and had to marshal, find bird boys set up test blablabla. Feild rep kinda suggested that I wasnt supposed to be doing all that, I was supposed to be checking on all the test. We had no other choice. Yes things do happen

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