No meeting in August


Hello everyone

This is a reminder that CMRC is holding the June meeting this Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the club house.  We hope to see you there.

This weekend is the 2019 annual Hunt Test for CMRC.  Gordie Schlichting is in charge of the event. All help and support is greatly appreciated.

Linda Twiss


Hello everyone

CMRC has several things on the calendar for the next couple of weeks.

April 27th and 28th is a double Informal weekend.  Mark your calendars and run both days.  Winter is finally over and it is time for the dogs to have fun as well as the handlers.

May 4th is the Spring Clean Up Day.  We have an extra dumpster designated for the clean up and we need help filling it up.  The club house needs to be cleaned up for the upcoming trials and hunt tests.  The truck body is going away along with old culverts, metal and trash.

The refrigerator in the club house has died a death due to water running through the club house. Bummer.  Does anyone have a WORKING refrigerator that they are willing to donate to the club?  It will be greatly appreciated!

May 8th is the annual shot clinic that Doc Dennis Nelson does for the club.  This starts at 3 pm and is followed by the club meeting at 7 pm.  Doc Nelson is very generous to the club and donates the proceeds over and above his expenses back to the club.  Your dogs will be able to receive all their vaccinations, rabies shots & certificate as well as the heart worm meds for the year.  All canines are welcome to attend the clinic and the vaccinations are at a discount as compared to the usual expense of your regular veterinarian.

The May meeting will follow the shot clinic at 7 pm.



The Informal Trial scheduled for Sunday, March 17, 2019 has been cancelled due to the heavy snow cover and limited access/parking space.

A Double Header Informal Trial has been scheduled for the last weekend of April, 4/27 & 28, 2019. Hope to see you then! (Assuming the grounds are not under water. …


CONGRATULATIONS to Bob Zylla and Steve Yozamp on the induction of NFC-AFC Seaside’s Pelican Pete into the Retriever Hall of Fame on February 9, 2019!


The annual club banquet is February 2, 2019 at the St Cloud VFW.    Have you made your reservations with Sharon Sweep?  The VFW needs a head count on Monday, January 28th so please contact Sharon to include you and a guest on the reservation list.


I know it is cold, but do not let that stop you from enjoying an evening with your fellow club members.


Call Sharon   763-286-9452.


January 20 Informal Trial has been cancelled due to extreme cold.


CMRC Annual Banquet

The CMRC annual banquet is scheduled for February 2, 2019 at the VFW in Sauk Rapids, MN.  The social hour begins at 5:00 pm and the dinner is at 6:00 pm.  More details will be coming.  This banquet is a major fund raising event for the club and the success depends upon the donations for the club general raffle, specialized raffles and the silent auctions.


Every member is encouraged to approach vendors for donations and/or bring donations themselves.  Sharon Sweep is spearheading  the event so members are asked to make contact with Sharon to coordinate donations.  Sharon: 763-286-9452  or


NOTICE: The CMRC grounds will be closed for training 10/4/2018 – 10/6/2018 to accommodate the LRC Event

The Labrador Retriever Club 2018 Minnesota Fall Field Trial (New Location)
Friday, October 05, 2018 – Sunday, October 07, 2018
Held in Sauk Rapids , MN
Entries Close: Monday, September 24, 2018 11:59:59 PM CT
Event Type: AKC Retriever Field Trial
Event Number: 2018077320

Stake Fee Entries Judges Start
Open All-Age $95.00 55 Louie Churack / Bob Swenson 10/5/2018 8:00 am
Amateur All-Age $95.00 43 Brad Bellmore / Rick Anderson 10/6/2018 8:00 am
Derby $85.00 15 Bob Zylla / Steve Bray 10/6/2018 8:00 am


A friendly reminder that your club needs some volunteers for the Field Trial this weekend of August 3rd thru the 5th.  Are you able to help out all 3 days or a half day?  Many of you have already called to offer their time – Thank you.

Please call Duane Smith 612-366-6346 or Linda Twiss  612-964-7543


Hello everyone.

 There will not be a meeting for CMRC on Monday August 6, 2018 due to the Fall Field trial being run on August 3 – 5, 2018.

 The club is looking for volunteers to help run the event.  We need stakes chairs, marshals, bird throwers, live gunners, some one to help clean the club house prior to the event and people to take birds from line.

 If you are able to help a half day or up to all full 3 days, please call Duane Smith at 612-366-6346 or Linda Twiss 612-964-7543.

 Thank you for your help.

 Linda Twiss

May 2018 Obituaries

We are saddened by the news, this week, of two CMRC families notifying us of  losses. We offer our sincere condolence to family members and friends.

May 13, 2018

Brian Mills – Husband of Julie Doubek-Mills Information may be found via:

May 14, 2018

Steve Miller – Information may be found via:


Preparations are underway for the Spring Field Trial May 25 – 27.

Please contact Duane Smith and volunteer to assist with the event!


The Annual CMRC shot clinic will be held in the parking lot of CMRC on May 9, 2018 starting at 3 pm.  The shot clinic will be followed by the monthly club meeting at 7 pm.


The April Informal has been cancelled.

Between the snow and water running over the fields and dike road,

the grounds have taken a big hit. 

Rather than risk rutting up the grounds, we have decided to cancel the April event. 

The next Informal will be held on December 16, 2018.


Thank you all for making the banquet a GREAT success! !!!

Central Minnesota Retriever Club

33rd Annual Club Party

February 3, 2018

Location:   East Side VFW Post 4847

104 Franklin Ave NE

St. Cloud, MN  56304


(Located off  HWY 10 at St. Germain, behind Hwy 10 Off Sale Liquor)


Cost of meal is $12 per person

Cocktail Hour: 5:00 pm

Dinner served at 6:00 pm

Join us for Fellowship, Raffles Silent auctions and 2017 Informal Trial High Point Dog Awards!

Send your reservations to Sharon Sweep, 1032 Bromo Ave, St. Cloud, MN 55303
Cellular: 763-286-9452
Name: ___________________________________________
Number Attending _________________________________
It is possible to pay at the door, but the exact number of meals must be reserved.
Contact Sharon with the number of people attending.
**** Downloadable pdf Reservation Form here ****
CMRC_2018 Annual Banquet Reservation Form

Sunday, January 21, 2018 is the Informal for CMRC.  Sign up begins at 8:15 and the event starts at 9:00 am.  The judges have been lined up and now we need handlers to step forward and throw birds for each other.  Talk to Dan Stavrum as you sign up for direction as to where help is needed.
Sharon Sweep is Chairing the club banquet at the VFW on February 3rd, 2018.  A sign up sheet is available to indicate which vendors you are willing to approach for donations for the raffles.
Big changes are happening.  Monthly club meetings for January, February and March 2018 will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am followed by dog training.  Mark your calendars and reference the calendar on this web site for event information.
Members & Guests offer a HUGE THANK YOU to “Dogs-Up Ramps” (Duane Smith II), “CMRC” and the “Burt Fosse Culinary Team” for a fantastic Hog Roast following Fall Field Trial activity Saturday, 8-5-2017.