BRIEF HISTORY OF TREASURE STATE RETRIEVER CLUB
The Treasure State Retriever Club was established in 1947 as the Helena Retriever Club and in 1972 the club was reorganized into our current name.
The 108 acres Bob Sparks training grounds are located in Elk Park on the east side of the Continental Divide. It has a large lake in the center of the property, and several other training ponds.
We were blessed to have Alex and Beryl Zbitnoff who were instrumental in acquiring our grounds along with numerous founding members including Bob Sparks. Beryl had obtained a lifetime membership, and could be seen marshaling several events every year until her passing in 2017.
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
Honorary life memberships are granted to those members who go above and beyond to benefit the Treasure State Retriever Club by holding office, board position, chairperson of numerous events etc. for over 10 years. We would like to recognize the following honorary life members:
Beryl Zbitnoff (deceased)
Paul and AJ McGinnis