2022 ANNUAL MEETING
All members are welcome to join the chapter annual meeting on Tuesday Feb 15th at 7:00pm. There will be reports from each Director on the Board and a report from our delegate to the NAVHDA annual meeting. This is a Virtual Meeting. Meeting Details here.
VOLUNTEERING IN 2022
This chapter could not operate without the help of all of our member volunteers. Please give back by volunteering at our Events. You can find all the volunteer coordinator contact info for each event here: 2022 Test & Clinic Contacts . We especially need help at our first spring events, like the Mock NA test at Kelely Farms in Hugo on April 30th, and the Natural Ability Test at Four Brooks near Milaca on May 14-15.
To expand testing opportunities this year, we are now doing 18 days of testing over eight weekends. This will by far lead the NAVHDA system in testing opportunities. Our 2002 test dates opened for entries on Feb 1st. Some tests are full with wait lists, others near being full. If you plan on testing this year and have not secured a test slot, do not delay. 2022 Testing Dates and Information.
There are still openings for our 2 day 2022 NAVHDA AIMS & Rules Clinic on June 4th & 5th at Kelley Farms in Hugo. Led by SR Judge Blaine Carter from Maine. The AIMS clinic is an in-depth look at the NAVHDA test and scoring system. You will observe other dogs, but will not be working with your own dog. YOU WILL LEARN A LOT! These clinics always fill up and are limited to 20 people, so if interested, do not wait to register. This is also a required clinic for anyone interested in entering the NAVHDA apprentice judge program.
TRAINING COORDINATORS-With a chapter of our size, we can always use more help forming more training groups. You do not have to be an expert or seasoned handler or trainer, just someone who is willing to organize a group, birds and a group schedule.
FOUR BROOKS-We want to expand our training opportunities for members at Four Brooks WMA north of Milaca this year, but we will need people to step up and help coordinate. We will also be selling Grounds Passes for Four Brooks to chapter members through our ONLINE payment system this year, starting in March.
If you are willing to help in any capacity with small group training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any member that needs help with getting into a regular small training group this year is invited to fill out this survey. 2022 Training Survey
Applications are Open for the Joe Dolejsi Youth & New Handler Scholarship. Applications accepted through March 5th, 2022. Full details and application form here.
Interested in becoming a NAVHDA Judge? The Bill Jensen Apprentice Judge Scholarship was created to assist chapter members in that journey. More details here