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The MHESSC 2017 Winter Business Meeting was held
on February 25th at the Ranchero Supper Club, Webster, MN.
Minutes of the meeting are posted below.
Recent Field Trial Championships Earned by Club Members:
New FC !!!
Harvest Moon's Quick Draw Emmett "Emmett"
O: Monte Meyer, H: Bill Boeckman
New FC !!!
Absolute's In A Blink Of An Eye "Skute"
O: Jayne Reinhart & Tracie Wilson, H: Dan Murray
New FC !!!
Paragon's Raigan Macoidh MH "Raigan"
O: Jim Meehl,
H: Bill Boeckman
New AFC !!!
Blue River's Fast Track "River"
O/H: Ken Hanson

New AFC !!!
Sunrise Simon "Simon"
O/H Terry Sworsky

New FC !!!
Whisky Rivers BB "Bullet"
O/H: Todd Stelzer
New FC !!!
Blue River I'm Dan's Boy "Odie"
O: Ken Hanson, H: Ken Hanson & Ken Willis
New AFC !!!
Harvest Moon's Sizzlin' Bacon "Bacon"
O: Dean & Lori Koehler, H: Dean Koehler
New FC !!!
Blue Tower's Heart of Tess "Tess"
O: Nate & Tammy Garner, H: Nate Garner
New AFC !!!
Blue Tower's Heart of Tess "Tess"
O: Nate & Tammy Garner, H: Nate Garner
New AFC !!!
Whisky River's Itchy Trigger Finger "Trigger"
O/H: Todd Stelzer
New FC !!!
Milan Lynch's Buccleuchs MH "Millie"
O: Rick Paquin, H: Rick Paquin & Bill Boeckman
New AFC !!!
Harvest Moon's Cinnamon Girl "Judy"
O: Kevin Dresow &
Randy Bartsch, H: Randy Bartsch
NFC and New FC !!!
Harvest Moon's Cinnamon Girl "Judy"
O: Kevin Dresow &
Randy Bartsch, H: Paul McGagh
New AFC !!!
Harvest Moon's Sweet Surprise "Ellie"
O: Randy & Mary Manore, H: Randy Manore
New AFC !!! 
Sunrise Max "Max"
O/H: Terry Sworsky
New AFC !!!
Milan Lynch's Buccleuchs MH "Millie"
O/H: Rick Paquin
New AFC !!!
Whisky Rivers BB "Bullet"
O/H: Todd Stelzer
New AFC !!!
FC Bridgewaters Minnesota T "Sota"
O: Tracie Wilson & Jayne ReinhartH: Tracie Wilson
New FC !!!
Greenville Coffey "Coffey"
O: Rick Cichon, H: Bill Boeckman
New AFC !!!
Harvest Moon's Lon Mayu Run "Matty"
O/H: Kevin Dresow
New AFC !!!
Harvest Moon's Cookie "Cookie"
O/H: Kevin Dresow
New FC !!!
Bridgewaters Minnesota T "Sota"
O: Jayne Reinhart & Tracie Wilson, H: Morgan Haglin
New AFC !!!
Suthron Glen's Sparky "Sparky" O/H: Kevin Rutherford
New AFC!!!
Bridgewater's Sandpiper of BRS "Piper"
O: Randy & Mary Manore, H: Randy Manore
New FC!!!
Fallenwings Cool Hand Cole "Cole"
O: Jason Ladd, H: Bill Boeckman
(To see all recent clubmember placements go to the Field Trials page.)
Minnesota Hunting Spaniel Association Fun Trials are held in June, July and August each year.  

For more information, including MHESSC club member placements, see the Fun Trials page or the MHSA Newsletters at:

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Minnesota Heartland English Springer Spaniel Club

Winter Business Meeting 
February 25, 2017,

Ranchero, Webster, MN


Members Attending:

Bill & Betty Boeckman, Dennis DuErr, Joe Eischen, Dave Huth, Dean Koehler, Randy & Mary Manore, Dick & Joannie Nichols, Jesse Olmanson, Rick Paquin, Terry Sworsky, Tony Sworsky, Mark Victor, Rich Ree, Pat Gilligan

The meeting was called to order by president Dean Koehler.

Secretary’s Report
The minutes from the Summer 2016 meeting were previously distributed by Dean Koehler and posted at There were no additions or corrections to the Secretary’s Report.

Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer Karen Larson was not present at the meeting, but she printed the financial records, and they were distributed at the meeting. We made a healthy profit on the Fall field trial, so the club’s current account balance stands at approximately $3,663. Current memberships stand at 10 individual and 5 family members, although dues have not yet been received from many long-term members. The secretary will contact those with unpaid dues to try to bring membership dues up to date.


2016 Fall Field Trial Report, Dennis DuErr, Chair
The trial ran well, and the club made a profit of $3063.12.  Well done, Dennis.

National Amateur Championship Delegate’s Report
We did not have a club member in attendance at the NAC, so Connie Kieckhefer served as our proxy delegate. Next year’s NAC will be held starting November 29th near Newton, Utah.  The qualification is 1 point, and the judges will be John Hall and Tom Menzel.

National Open Championship Delegate’s Report (Bill Boeckman)
Next year’s NOC will be held near Austin, MN with Bill Boeckman chairing and Dean Koehler serving as President. The qualification will be 3 points, and the entry fee will be $235.


MHESSC Spring 2017 Field Trial Report (Rick Paquin, Chair):
Dates:  April 1-2
Grounds: Owatonna area
All-Age Judges: Mike Wallace & David Anderson
Puppy Judges: Mark Victor & Dave Huth
Secretary: Tammy Garner                              Head Marshal: Lori Koehler
Bird Planter: Mark Hoekstra                           Gun Captain: Pat Gilligan
Entry fees: $125 all-age, $45 puppy

MHESSC Fall 2017 Field Trial Report (Randy Manore, chair):
Dates:  October 7-8
Grounds: Alexandria area
All-Age Judges: John Smith so far

Other Club FT Reports:

MESSC Spring 2017 FT update (John Smith, chair)
Dates:  April 8-9 (traditional date)
Grounds: Owatonna area
All-Age Judges: Jeff Miller & Roland Snyder
Puppy Judges: Mark Victor & Mark Rysavy
Head Marshal: Lori Koehler

2nd MESSC Spring 2017 FT update
Chair: Kenny Hanson
Dates:  May 6-7
Grounds: Owatonna area
All-Age Judges: Tim Edwards & Ken Willis

NMESSC Spring 2017 FT Update
Dates:  April 22-23
Grounds: Hunt’s Point
All-Age Judges: Gary Riddle & Rick Paquin

2017 National Open Championship Update (Bill Boeckman, NOC FT Chair & Dean Koehler, 2017 NOC President)
Dates: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to conclusion
Grounds: Austin, MN area
Headquarters Hotel: Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center
Birds: Blaha
Judges: Skip Smith & Chad Betts
FT Committee Members: Randy Manore, Gary Wilson, Gary Breitbarth, Dan Murray, Marie Langhans, Russ Smith, Kermit Gillund

-        Need volunteer involvement of MHESSC, MESSC, St. Croix, and N MN club members to put on the best possible NOC. 

Nominating Committee Report - nomination of 2017 Officers & 2018 FT Chairs
(Dean Koehler, Rick Paquin, and Dave Huth)
President – Dean Koehler
Vice President – Rick Paquin
Secretary – Dean Koehler
Treasurer – Karen Larson
Spring 2018 FT Chair – Bill Boeckman
Fall 2018 FT Chair – Rick Paquin

Election of 2017 Officers & 2018 FT Chairs
It was moved and seconded that the proposed slate of officers and FT Chairs be approved.  The motion passed.  

Other New Business
ESSFTA Field VP, Mark Haglin gave an update on Board of Governor actions.  He reported that the extensive list of judging and apprenticeship changes that were proposed last year will not be enacted.  This means that the judging rules have reverted to the three-judging-assignments-per-year limit, with no interclub or mileage restrictions.  Also, apprenticeships will continue to consist of two apprentice assignments with no interclub or distance restrictions.

He also spoke about the English Springer Foundation’s work to fund a tick-borne disease initiative that eventually translated into significant donations from other dog foundations as well. Mark also talked about restrictions on ATV/UTV use in spaniel field trials, and how we need to balance the needs of access for physically disabled individuals with the desire to limit cover destruction due to vehicular use.

New Memberships
There were no new member applications. 

It was moved and seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted,
Dean Koehler, MHESSC Secretary

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Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

MHESSC FALL 2016 FIELD TRIAL -   October 1-2, 2016
FT Chair -  Dennis DuErr
FT Secretary -  Dick Nichols
All Age Judges -  Ted Lagala & Kevin Dresow
Puppy Judges -  
Head FT Marshal -  Lori Koehler
Gun Captains - Pat Gilligan
Bird Planter -  Mark Hoekstra
Birds -  Blaha
Grounds - Owatonna area
F.T. Committee:  
Entry fees: 
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Past MHESSC Field Trials       

See results of the most recent MHESSC trial on the  Field Trials page

(For complete plecement information on this and other field trials, see )


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