So I recently joined a club and the week leading up to the club's first training day of the year the website's forum(which they use to list upcoming events and news,) was down all week! Well I searched for both my club and the other locale club on Facebook. Neither one has a fb page!? Why not? It does not surprise me that at 29 I am one of the younger members at the training day. I know that field trials training and hunting seem to be an older crowd (at least from what I have seen in my club so far, I just joined and I am hooked as newbie that will be a lifer!) but to expand club memberships and the sport and knowledge of the rightt ways to train, hunt and breed retrievers! It needs to be passed on to the younger generation. Facebook makes it so easy to post training and event dates, share dog photos, show newly earned titles, training and hunting tactics, litter announcements, and to just easily social with other club members. I know a lot of older folks don't want anything to do with fb and I understand but a lot of younger people don't want anything to do with anything outside it seems! So I am new to the sport that is retrievers and I love it! I could not of, and never though I would, think watching my dog chanc down a wounded bird could be so darn cool!! And made me very proud! So with that alone I thought a good way to get that excitement in the off season would be hunt test or field trials. So I bought a puppy and we are bright eyed moving forward into the sport. FYI the training day was awesome and to watch those seasoned dogs and trainers was unbelievable. I also met the co host of working man's retriever! She was so nice and helpful. Before I knew it I was blowing duck calls and tossing pigeons while firing blanks, in amazement of the dogs, the people and just my new favorite hobby in general! So I just think there is a place for a younger crowd to bridge the gap and keep the sport moving in the right direction and that might mean connecting with them by connecting to Facebook or Twitter. Your club may have fb but this is just my experience in eastern Washington! I love it and I love my new pup!