17 Jul 2018 News > Annual Meeting Minutes

2018 AFTCA Annual Meeting

Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America, Inc.
St Louis, Missouri
June 22, 2018

President David Williams welcomed all trustees to the 101th annual Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America meeting of 2018. The meeting was called to order at 10:05 AM. The group was advised the meeting was being taped for the purpose of constructing the minutes.

2018-2019 National Amateur Championship Calendar

Dates and judges will be posted as information is received.

Pheasant Shooting Dog Championship, Circle, MT. August 18, 2018, Judges: Marty Middleton & Jason Staley
Chicken (All-Age) Championship, Mortlach, Sask, Canada. September 8, 2018,  Judges: Sean Kelly & Andy Daugherty
Prairie Chicken Shooting Dog Championship, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. September 21, 2018, Judges: Jeff Wagoner & Phil Ruff
Woodcock Championship, Arcadia, RI

09 Jul 2018 News > Announcements

AFTCA Memberships Vital for the Future of Amateur Competition

Individual AFTCA Membership Summarized ONCE in a while it’s a good thing to lift our heads from the passions of our sport and look around with a discerning eye. Who are we? Why are we? What will we become? These are questions that bear repeating each year and deserve sound answers. We are the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America. The AFTCA, a near century old organization originating with the…
23 Jun 2018 News > Purina Awards

2017-2018 Purina Awards

Congratulations to owner/handler Kieth Wright for his Top Amateur All-Age Award win with Touch’s Fire Dancer. May is pictured on the left in the lovely painting by Ross Young!

Congratulations to owners Joe & Tricia Rentz on their Top Amateur Shooting Dog Award win with Redland’s Jacked Up handled by Joe and scouted by Tricia. Jack is pictured on the right in the beautiful painting by Ross Young.

From The President’s Desk

As the field trial year draws to an end, I hope that it has been enjoyable on many levels and successful on a personal level.

As a commodity broker and speculator for 36 years, I have been able to justify my field trial expenses as the cost of sanity and an escape from the many pressures that have to be dealt with on a daily basis (if not hourly). You are welcome to use whatever excuse works for you.

 

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02 May 2018 News > Announcements

2018 AFTCA Annual Meeting & Purina Awards

The Annual Meeting will be held in St. Louis, MO on the weekend of June 22 – 23
Committee Meetings:  Friday, June 22, 8:00 – 10:00 am
Trustees Meeting:  Friday, June 22, directly following Committee meetings
Committee and Trustees Meetings will be held at the Drury Inn & Suites

27 Mar 2018 News > 20th Century Fund

20th Century Fund: Who Benefits?

The 20th Century Fund is a division of the AFTCA that, on a yearly basis, distributes funding to member clubs utilizing grounds and facilities throughout the United States.

This funding is generally in the amount of $18,000 – $20,000 total. In the past 12 years, over $228,000 has been awarded to enhance field trials and bird populations.