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HRC Region 3 Report (submitted March 14, 2011by Charlie Whitehurst)

Region 3 Public Relations Rep. Lori Lewis-Bush, crz4labs@yahoo.com, Chesterfield VA

As I write this the HRC hunt test season in Region 3 is winding down. Spring has finally “sprung” in our area and we can actually get some good training in on water and some time to hopefully go “wet a hook”. The last time I submitted the report there was ice on the ground and in the ponds around here. By the time folks read this the HRC spring Grand will also be a distant memory but I hope everyone that participated had a great time and hopefully even got a dog through and brought home the “big green ribbon”. It is with some sadness and anxiousness that I hand over the “torch” of Public Relations Rep to Lori Lewis-Bush, but I know the job will be in great hands. I lost my father to illness on February 5th, but I have comfort in knowing that he is “home” and in a much better place. There was additional sadness in Region 3 when Tracy “Purple” Hayes lost his father in March. I spoke to Tracy afterward and we were both amazed at how close and supportive our HRC “family” was during those difficult times. I am very proud to be part of such a great organization and plan to continue my support in our region and beyond.

Submitted by Charlie M. Whitehurst Jr, Lucama, NC

Albemarle Retriever Club, President David Hamel, Camden NC http://albemarleretrieverclub.org/

As the temps in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia weather play like a roller coaster ride, we are all beginning to look forward to some consistent weather and the time to get out playing with our pups again. The testing season is picking up speed and training is the constant exercise we enjoy. There were some late season goose hunts that were totally enjoyable.

On Saturday, Feb 19th, Stacy Mariner (outgoing president) and David Hamel (incoming president) attended the Ducks Unlimited banquet in Elizabeth City, NC representing the ARC. In addition to the great food and drink provided at the DU dinner, we got to talk with lots of people interested in exactly the same thing ducks. Lots of folks would have loved more training for their hunting companions and everyone had some great hunting stories to share. This event provided some excellent exposure for the club and what we are all about.

As I compose this report, our club is deep in the work of preparing for our spring test which will take place in mid-March in Moyock NC on the grounds formerly known as ‘Blackwater’. Since our club is fairly new, we would like to extend our thanks to the folks of Eastern Carolina HRC for all the continued support we get from them. They are made up of a great bunch of folks.

Backwoods HRC, President - Susan Dorsey, dorseys@carolina.rr.com, Mt. Holly NC, www.backwoodshrc.com.

Well we certainly have been busy! We had originally scheduled a training workshop in early February, but the weather did not at all cooperate. However we rescheduled the training workshop for February 12/13. The Workshop was held at the residence and grounds of Harry and Sheran Gooch

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