On March 6, 1956 a small group of ladies active in field trials in No. California filed their Articles and By Laws with the state of California to become a recognized nonprofit corporation known as the Sagehens Retriever Club. As years past by, more and more ladies from all over the nation joined the club making it a "national" retriever organization solely of women.
The original founding ladies are now gone, but what they started 57 years ago as an all women's retriever club thrives to this day. Today the Hens hold two field trials and one hunt test a year. Today 1/3 of the members live all over the country. They support this long-lived all female organization and are proud to be a Hen.
Happy Birthday, fellow Hens! I could not let the entire month of March go by without saluting you for keeping alive the many traditions started by the little group of founding Hens who met 57 years ago to create Sagehens. They are looking down upon you and smiling.
Helen Graves, Treasurer
Sagehens Retriever Club