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    Hi Jamboree Attendees!

    I just wanted to let you all know that there will be a waiver to sign that will be available in hardcopy when you arrive. You will also receive one at in your email address, that's tied to your RTF account.

    I'm very pleased 1) that Nancy and Bart Pals have agreed to allow the attendees to use their property for this training day.

    2) I also want to thank Stan Bullock very much for taking the initiative to not only suggest the concept, but also take the ball and run with it, organizing this fun training day.

    I'm glad that the RTF resource has been a mechanism through which some folks can meet, do a little training, and have some fun. Please note, this is NOT a sanctioned event of any kind with any registry. This is NOT a seminar, or a workshop. This is NOT a competition. It is a fun training day and we are there to have fun training the dog at the line at that moment. We are not there to compare one dog against any others, nor to "test" any dog.

    It is fun training...period, with a social spin. Meet a new friend or two, have a laugh or two, and SAFELY enjoy a training day together.

    Special thanks to David Carrington and AVERY. We have been given the opportunity to distribute to a few folks, the newest version of the Avery hexabumper. They have the new Avery Sporting dog logo, and the plasticizer chemistry has been adjusted to make them more flexible and perhaps even more cold temperature forgiving in times of cold induced brittleness. (a fact of polymer chemistry) I think a recent gripe on the product review board may have assisted in triggering this.

    We have a few other Avery items also to pass out to participants in the event.

    Our legal advisor has suggested that we make it clear now, in advance, that a waiver signature will be a condition of participation. This way, if anyone has issue, they know now rather than after taking it upon themselves to drive.

    It's all good. It's all fun.

    Chris
    "Determining and applying the criteria for when and when not to use correction is the essence of the art of dog training. I make a distinction between a mistake and a lack of effort." - Mike Lardy - Volume I "After Collar Conditioning"

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    Date: 4/6/13

    FO SHO:
    Chris A
    Nancy P (grounds)
    Justin S
    Byron Musick (birds, donated Byrons club))
    Matt Gasaway
    Johnds
    RobinZClark
    Mom of Tess
    Labs R US (Crunchy Asian Salad)
    STRAIGHT-GUT (Black bean salsa & chips)
    Goosehuntermp (dutch oven "death by chocolate")
    Scully (Pasta salad)
    Starkeeper Kennels (equipment galore, sloppy joes, Easter candy)
    Luvalab (Apples, Oranges, fruit)
    blinddogmaddie
    Sick Lids (beans!)
    Caryalsobrook (liquid refreshments)
    Huntinman (no dog)
    T-Pines (Mr & Mrs) - (Lentil Salad)
    Goldngirl
    Illinois Bob (no dogs--official camera dude)
    Chuck Ward (Ice/water/soda)
    Latisha
    BENDER (NEWBIE)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________________________

    OK, we are gonna need some help.
    I don't want Nancy trying to handle all of this alone.
    I am trying to get food and training equipment lined up.
    I believe the eqp. thing is done.
    Someone else is working on birds.

    We may all have to run a bird station..............if you don't know how, IT'S TIME TO LEARN!
    Again, I want the utmost courtesy for the property we get to use!!!!!

    1 more thing, to solve a possible issue.

    If it RAINS, and conditions are extremely muddy, then we may have to cancel the pond useage!
    I'm sorry, but in April it can get pretty bad and we don't want to ruin the ara around the pond.
    What you may not realize though, is the sun follows me around!!!!

    But, if that happens, then we run all land, it will still be warmer thane here, and still get to run our dogs.
    We have ducks for those who want them.
    We will have simultaneuos water and land set ups.
    The set ups will be 3 marks and 2 blinds.
    There will be line managers at both set ups.
    For those who want it, there will be an 870 & poppers & a bucket.
    For those who want it, there will be duck calls and blanks fired at the launcher.
    (My plan is Chris and I at one line, Janie H and Dwayne D, Starkeeper Kennels, at the other line.)
    Nancy will be free to make sure everything runs properly and watch over the grounds.
    You can run them how ever you wish to suit your experience / confidence level.
    No one will be rushed, so relax and take your time.
    There will be plenty of equipment, to set these up properly.
    Experience "judges" will do the set ups.
    If you run one session in the morning, you will switch after lunch.
    Lunch wil be bring your own or go to the restaraunt Nancy has mentioned.
    There will be some professional trainers at the event that can help you out, again, at what ever level you are at.
    If you want to learn drills and or run some Janie Hoctel (who runs a Ladies Handlers seminar) will be there and glad to help you learn them.
    Bring a notebook and paper and pen/pencil.

    It looks like roughly 30 dogs will be there.

    __________________________________________________ ____________________________

    Hotel Information;
    Days Inn and Suites Casey
    933 N Route 49, Casey, IL 62420 US
    Phone: 1-217-932-2212Fax: 1-217-932-2232
    __________________________________________________ ______________________________



    As far as the tail gate afterwards, we need some more folks to commit to food and or water & soda (and what ever else you might like)!
    If there is any alcoholic beverages, they are NOT to be consumed until after training!!
    Don't make me pull this car over!!!!

    Food:

    I am bringing a pot full of road kill!
    (4 dozen Wisconsin brats, saurkraut, buns and cookies)
    Goosehuntermp (dutch oven "death by chocolate")
    Huntinman (venison sausage)

    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    Let me know what dish to pass you can bring.
    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    Any questions or suggestions?
    OK, I have thought long and hard on this.
    I also discussed it with a few people.

    I have learned in my life to live for the moment.
    I have also observed many people get caught up in/on the "Ribbon."
    I thought about making RTF ribbons for the event.

    Here are my thoughts.

    NO ribbon, come, relax, enjoy, meet new friends, LAUGH, be "in the moment" and leave in a good way!
    Bring you inner child (OK, for me it's not so "inner") and your puppy and play on Pal's lawn!!!

    To me, this will be a "remembered event."

    "That's all the people need to know!"

    __________________________________________________ _____________________________________________

    The only missing peice is the directions and location of the grounds.
    Last edited by road kill; 03-31-2013 at 11:46 AM.
    Stan b & Elvis

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    Were ready to have some fun and train. Looking forward to next weekend.
    HRCH UH C & L 's Madison Grace MH....500 Points (blinddogmaddie)

    HR UH Smokin' Hot Mac-Kenzie.....WINNER of the 2013 Milwaukee Sports Show Fastest Retriever Contest (40 dogs entered)

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    Very bad news for me. I got boned outta the weekend by some older guys at work. Definitely my loss. And now I have to eat a hotel room for two nights. Next time I'll put it down on the calendar. Haven't worked a weekend in 3 years and bam, go figure. Hope you all have fun. Was looking forward to it. Anyone looking for a room friday and saturday
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    Why can't you cancel hotel? I would call them ASAP. Stinks about work sorry.

    The weather is looking good, fingers crossed. I was down at farm today and the water is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pals View Post
    Why can't you cancel hotel? I would call them ASAP. Stinks about work sorry.

    The weather is looking good, fingers crossed. I was down at farm today and the water is amazing.
    No cancellation is what I was told. Gonna try to get ahold of the manager monday. I was told I could transfer names though so if someone hasn't booked yet let me know. Looking forward to pics and stories. Live and learn, make it happen next time. Hope all have a good time
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    Dam: Ten bears little bit "BUTTON"

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Date: 4/6/13

    FO SHO:
    Chris A
    Nancy P (grounds)
    Justin S
    Byron Musick (birds, donated Byrons club))
    Matt Gasaway
    Johnds
    RobinZClark
    Mom of Tess
    Labs R US (Crunchy Asian Salad)
    STRAIGHT-GUT (Black bean salsa & chips)
    BlackMolassas
    mjh
    Goosehuntermp (dutch oven "death by chocolate")
    Scully (Pasta salad)
    Starkeeper Kennels (equipment galore, sloppy joes)
    Luvalab (Apples, Oranges, fruit)
    blinddogmaddie
    Sick Lids crock pot of baked beans.
    Ray Kirkpatrick
    Caryalsobrook
    Huntinman (no dog)
    T-Pines (Mr & Mrs) - (Lentil Salad)
    Goldngirl
    Illinois Bob (no dogs--official camera dude)
    Chuck Ward (Ice/water/soda)
    Latisha
    BENDER (NEWBIE)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________________________

    OK, we are gonna need some help.
    I don't want Nancy trying to handle all of this alone.
    I am trying to get food and training equipment lined up.
    I believe the eqp. thing is done.
    Someone else is working on birds.

    We may all have to run a bird station..............if you don't know how, IT'S TIME TO LEARN!
    Again, I want the utmost courtesy for the property we get to use!!!!!

    1 more thing, to solve a possible issue.

    If it RAINS, and conditions are extremely muddy, then we may have to cancel the pond useage!
    I'm sorry, but in April it can get pretty bad and we don't want to ruin the ara around the pond.
    What you may not realize though, is the sun follows me around!!!!

    But, if that happens, then we run all land, it will still be warmer thane here, and still get to run our dogs.
    We have ducks for those who want them.
    We will have simultaneuos water and land set ups.
    The set ups will be 3 marks and 2 blinds.
    There will be line managers at both set ups.
    For those who want it, there will be an 870 & poppers & a bucket.
    For those who want it, there will be duck calls and blanks fired at the launcher.
    (My plan is Chris and I at one line, Janie H and Dwayne D, Starkeeper Kennels, at the other line.)
    Nancy will be free to make sure everything runs properly and watch over the grounds.
    You can run them how ever you wish to suit your experience / confidence level.
    No one will be rushed, so relax and take your time.
    There will be plenty of equipment, to set these up properly.
    Experience "judges" will do the set ups.
    If you run one session in the morning, you will switch after lunch.
    Lunch wil be bring your own or go to the restaraunt Nancy has mentioned.
    There will be some professional trainers at the event that can help you out, again, at what ever level you are at.
    If you want to learn drills and or run some Janie Hoctel (who runs a Ladies Handlers seminar) will be there and glad to help you learn them.
    Bring a notebook and paper and pen/pencil.

    It looks like roughly 30 dogs will be there.

    __________________________________________________ ____________________________

    Hotel Information;
    Days Inn and Suites Casey
    933 N Route 49, Casey, IL 62420 US
    Phone: 1-217-932-2212Fax: 1-217-932-2232
    __________________________________________________ ______________________________



    As far as the tail gate afterwards, we need some more folks to commit to food and or water & soda (and what ever else you might like)!
    If there is any alcoholic beverages, they are NOT to be consumed until after training!!
    Don't make me pull this car over!!!!

    Food:

    I am bringing a pot full of road kill!
    (4 dozen Wisconsin brats, saurkraut, buns and cookies)
    Goosehuntermp (dutch oven "death by chocolate")
    Huntinman (venison sausage)

    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    Let me know what dish to pass you can bring.
    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    Any questions or suggestions?
    OK, I have thought long and hard on this.
    I also discussed it with a few people.

    I have learned in my life to live for the moment.
    I have also observed many people get caught up in/on the "Ribbon."
    I thought about making RTF ribbons for the event.

    Here are my thoughts.

    NO ribbon, come, relax, enjoy, meet new friends, LAUGH, be "in the moment" and leave in a good way!
    Bring you inner child (OK, for me it's not so "inner") and your puppy and play on Pal's lawn!!!

    To me, this will be a "remembered event."

    "That's all the people need to know!"

    __________________________________________________ _____________________________________________

    The only missing peice is the directions and location of the grounds.
    put me in for some baked beans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pals View Post
    The weather is looking good, fingers crossed. I was down at farm today and the water is amazing.
    Nancy, make sure and let me know if there's anything that I can help you with next week.

    Scott

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    Can't cook but can bring some refreshments, after training if that is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Date: 4/6/13

    FO SHO:
    Chris A
    Nancy P (grounds)
    Justin S
    Byron Musick (birds, donated Byrons club))
    Matt Gasaway
    Johnds
    RobinZClark
    Mom of Tess
    Labs R US (Crunchy Asian Salad)
    STRAIGHT-GUT (Black bean salsa & chips)
    Goosehuntermp (dutch oven "death by chocolate")
    Scully (Pasta salad)
    Starkeeper Kennels (equipment galore, sloppy joes)
    blinddogmaddie
    Sick Lids (beans!)
    Caryalsobrook (liquid refreshments)
    Huntinman (no dog)
    T-Pines (Mr & Mrs) - (Lentil Salad)
    Goldngirl
    Illinois Bob (no dogs--official camera dude)
    Chuck Ward (Ice/water/soda)
    Latisha
    BENDER (NEWBIE)
    __________________________________________________ ____________________________________

    OK, we are gonna need some help.
    I don't want Nancy trying to handle all of this alone.
    I am trying to get food and training equipment lined up.
    I believe the eqp. thing is done.
    Someone else is working on birds.

    We may all have to run a bird station..............if you don't know how, IT'S TIME TO LEARN!
    Again, I want the utmost courtesy for the property we get to use!!!!!

    1 more thing, to solve a possible issue.

    If it RAINS, and conditions are extremely muddy, then we may have to cancel the pond useage!
    I'm sorry, but in April it can get pretty bad and we don't want to ruin the ara around the pond.
    What you may not realize though, is the sun follows me around!!!!

    But, if that happens, then we run all land, it will still be warmer thane here, and still get to run our dogs.
    We have ducks for those who want them.
    We will have simultaneuos water and land set ups.
    The set ups will be 3 marks and 2 blinds.
    There will be line managers at both set ups.
    For those who want it, there will be an 870 & poppers & a bucket.
    For those who want it, there will be duck calls and blanks fired at the launcher.
    (My plan is Chris and I at one line, Janie H and Dwayne D, Starkeeper Kennels, at the other line.)
    Nancy will be free to make sure everything runs properly and watch over the grounds.
    You can run them how ever you wish to suit your experience / confidence level.
    No one will be rushed, so relax and take your time.
    There will be plenty of equipment, to set these up properly.
    Experience "judges" will do the set ups.
    If you run one session in the morning, you will switch after lunch.
    Lunch wil be bring your own or go to the restaraunt Nancy has mentioned.
    There will be some professional trainers at the event that can help you out, again, at what ever level you are at.
    If you want to learn drills and or run some Janie Hoctel (who runs a Ladies Handlers seminar) will be there and glad to help you learn them.
    Bring a notebook and paper and pen/pencil.

    It looks like roughly 30 dogs will be there.

    __________________________________________________ ____________________________

    Hotel Information;
    Days Inn and Suites Casey
    933 N Route 49, Casey, IL 62420 US
    Phone: 1-217-932-2212Fax: 1-217-932-2232
    __________________________________________________ ______________________________



    As far as the tail gate afterwards, we need some more folks to commit to food and or water & soda (and what ever else you might like)!
    If there is any alcoholic beverages, they are NOT to be consumed until after training!!
    Don't make me pull this car over!!!!

    Food:

    I am bringing a pot full of road kill!
    (4 dozen Wisconsin brats, saurkraut, buns and cookies)
    Goosehuntermp (dutch oven "death by chocolate")
    Huntinman (venison sausage)

    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    Let me know what dish to pass you can bring.
    __________________________________________________ _____________________

    Any questions or suggestions?
    OK, I have thought long and hard on this.
    I also discussed it with a few people.

    I have learned in my life to live for the moment.
    I have also observed many people get caught up in/on the "Ribbon."
    I thought about making RTF ribbons for the event.

    Here are my thoughts.

    NO ribbon, come, relax, enjoy, meet new friends, LAUGH, be "in the moment" and leave in a good way!
    Bring you inner child (OK, for me it's not so "inner") and your puppy and play on Pal's lawn!!!

    To me, this will be a "remembered event."

    "That's all the people need to know!"

    __________________________________________________ _____________________________________________

    The only missing peice is the directions and location of the grounds.
    Nancy asked rthat I remind you all to bring chairs, snacks, water etc for when we are in the field.
    Also, as far as I know there are no toilets, prepare accordingly!!!!!


    Nancy will be forthcoming with directions this week!

    Again, I remind everyone to respect the property and equipment being made available for our enjoyment!
    Not suggesting anyone wouldn't.

    It looks as though a few have dropped out, there is a little room for a couple of dogs yet.

    Again, Newbies and Probies, bring a notebook and pen/pencils!

    Last edited by road kill; 03-30-2013 at 09:26 AM.
    Stan b & Elvis

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