July 9 ACT and Fun Day at Heath Bar Ranch

From Sandra Zajkowski.

On July 9th we held:
• ACT 1 and 2 show
• Barbecue – Kudos to Liz Smith for coordinating
• Learned about the history of TRACS Tracking program and watched a video demonstrating dogs tracking – thanks Sue Larson and Cathy Beam for sharing your enthusiasm for this event
• Fun Runs

I had a number of people who came up after the ACT classes and again in the afternoon before they left and complemented the club on how this day was run and appreciated the chance to earn ACT certificates – I also enjoyed reading a number of happy facebook posts and photos showing the awesome ribbons won.

Carrie DeYoung from AKC spent most of the morning watching people run and interviewing various entrants for an article – she took a number of photos so keep an eye out for when the article comes out. She interviewed a number of youth that were showing in the ACT classes and shared her experiences with the various 4H agility programs throughout the USA. El Dorado County 4H helped throughout the day as they have done at various TRACS shows.

Carrie stated she believes this was the first ACT show in California and about the 20th nationwide

Terry LeClair not only donated the field and equipment he was also the ACT Evaluator.

Colton Meyer manned the gate for both ACT and Fun Runs – thank you

In the afternoon people had their choice of so many full courses that they could choose from or like me, winged it to work on specific items.

For those into numbers, this day had
• 61 Act runs
• 86 Fun runs

Resulting in:
Gross Income $1,170
expenses (AKC fees) $ 305

net profit $ 855

This day replaced the AKC show previously held at State Fair by TRACS and Sacramento Dog Training Club, where the profit was donated each year. In 2015 it was reported in the December minutes that the combined profit was $1,436.70 which would mean that $718.35 would be applicable to TRACS. It is nice to realize that this day maintained our contribution reputation.

Looking forward to holding our “Second Annual” day next year.