The 2019 Awards Banquet was held at the Blue Heron in Carnation, WA
The Rainier Hunting Retriever Club holds an annual Banquet in February. All RHRC members are invited to the event where they elect club officers for the coming year.
The highlight of the evening is the Awards Ceremony. Rainier Club members work very hard all year long – training and testing their canine companions. The Awards Ceremony provides public acknowledgement of their accomplishments.
Two special Awards are given by the club President: “Member of the Year” and “President’s Award”. These Awards recognize members who have gone “over and above” the usual volunteer service during the past year.
This year Sue Meyring received the 2021 President’s Award and Bill Woll was honored as 2021 Member of the Year. Ten dogs received Plaques for their achievements and 54 dogs received Award Bars. In addition, President Betsy Reali presented four HERO awards to individuals who support the club “behind the scenes”. HEROs included Randy Clark, Scott Corely, Jan Etchison and Liz Skyllingstad. Addison Pelan was recognized as an AKC Junior Handler.
Canine Awards include recognizing dogs who have earned AKC titles as well as those who have “qualified for” and/or “qualified at” various National Events such as the Master National and Master Amateur.
Rita – Master National Hunter | Photo Credit: Coach & Me Photography