The Rainier Hunting Retriever Club (RHRC) is located in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Club members enjoy training and competing with their dogs. Many retriever breeds and skill levels are represented but one thing we hold in common is the love of a well-trained working dog.

RHRC hosts Two AKC Sanctioned Hunting Retriever Tests annually. One is held in May and the other in August. They are judged by AKC Licensed Judges. In June, the club sponsors the Mark Wickham Memorial 10 Series Singles where dogs are given single marks on land and water. Winners receive a trophy and ribbons. The Club also sponsors training sessions and some social events during the year.

This year (2020), RHRC has cancelled the 10 Series due to concerns regarding COVID-19.

The Annual Awards Banquet held in early February is the culmination of the hard work all members and their dogs have put in during the testing season. In addition to recognizing the accomplishments of dogs and their handlers, the club offers a fabulous banquet and auction/raffle.

2020 RHRC Board Members

Four officers and Five Members at Large are elected for one year terms. 2020 Members at Large are: Elizabeth Evans, Doug Gallucci, Eric Marek, Cat Martini-Rashid and Betsy Reali
Jim Olson

Jim Olson

President

Jim has been hunting since he was a child and began training his own dogs in 2009. He enjoys both upland and waterfowl hunting. He has been a member of RHRC since 2012.

Liz Gibson

Liz Gibson

Vice President

Liz has had retrievers since the 1980's . In 2003 Liz found a hunt test training group. Since then she has worked with her chocolate labs, judged at all hunt tests levels and is an integral part of RHRC

Susan Bell

Susan Bell

Secretary

Susan got her first Golden Retriever in 1987 and participated in field trials and early hunt tests. She served as President of the Oregon Hunting Retriever Club for 3 years then moved to the Puget Sound where she has held many positions with RHRC.

Sue Meyring

Sue Meyring

Treasurer

Sue has owned hunting labs since the early 90's. She got hooked on the hunt test sport after watching a training group. A long-time member of RHRC, Sue got her first Hunt Test dog in 2011 and hasn't looked back.