ETRC Annual Membership Meeting & Picnic

On August 17, 2018, The Retriever Retreat will host the East Tennessee Retriever Club's 2019 Summer General Business Meeting, Seminar and Picnic beginning at 8:00 a.m. CENTRAL TIME!

This is a members-only event, but you are welcome to come and apply for or renew your membership.  There will be DOORPRIZES: A private handling lesson from Sherie Catledge & a free night’s lodging at the Retriever Retreat (one person) ($150 - $175 total value); 2 club Tee shirts, 1 Camo hat.


8:00—12:00 Handler’s Seminar with pro trainer Jody Ware — dogs of all levels welcome. Contact Karen Edwards ( to register your dog (free). We will need dog’s name, handler’s name, dog’s age and general training level.

12:00—1:00 Picnic This will be held in the covered kitchen/dining area under the trees at the retreat portion of the property. the Retriever Retreat will provide meats (hot dogs, burgers, grilled pork tenderloin, grilled Kielbasa sausage), and the club will provide paper plates, plastic cutlery, napkins, and drink glasses. Please bring a dish to share — we will need salads, desserts, tomatoes for slicing, lettuce, vegetable dishes, etc. Call or email Lois to coordinate what you bring — (865) 803-1187 or

1:00—2:00 Business Meeting. This is an important meeting, and we need to have a quorum so that we can finalize membership of the people who have joined this year. Also, we will be discussing many important things, like changing the date of the spring hunt test, staying with the earlier dates for the fall test, purchasing a new trailer, and more. We need your input! RSVP to Karen or Lois — email addresses above. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! MEMBERS ONLY. If you haven’t joined yet for 2019, you can join at the event.

LODGING FOR PEOPLE AND DOGS IS AVAILABLE if you want to come the evening before and spend the night. Contact The Retriever Retreat for more information and reservations.