Good Morning and Welcome Everyone.
I would like to begin this meeting by thanking you all for attending the AGM today with special thanks to our Secretary Ian, Treasurer, Lynn and all committee members who give, freely, of their time and expertise
Today’s meeting is where the Officers and committee members are here to share with you the Society’s business and events of the past 12 months.
The Society’s year began with an Open show being held at the end of January at Thorpe Willoughby, nr York. The judge, on this occasion, was Mrs. Liz Smith, from Scotland who drew a lovely entry. Liz made Maxine Fox-Shone’s tricolour dog PAMEDNA RENAISSANCE Best in Show. Reserve B.I.S. was awarded to Diane Whitfield ‘s ruby dog BEVELMOUNT RED BEAUJOLIA, with Best Puppy being awarded to Norma and Gordon Inglis’s blenheim bitch CRAIGOWL TOUCHE. Alison Walker won both Best Veteran and Best Vintage in match with both of her dogs – KOROLEVSKY IOSIF SH. C.M. and KRINGLEHOLM ENCORE SH. C.M.

On 5th April the Society held its AGM followed by the increasingly popular Super Match organised by committee members Alison Walker, Susan Smith and Lynn Crane. This is now a well established annual event. Last year we had an entry of 80 dogs. As it was Easter Sunday we gave Easter Cream eggs as prizes. This year 70 dogs had qualified and were invited to attend; although we did have a reduction in the number of dogs that qualified from the previous years the Society would like to thank those members who supported this event. We sat down to an excellent Sunday lunch, prepared by Christine McFarlane and her merry band of helpers.
The surprise judge for the day was Carol Siddle, (Penemma) who made Richard and Kelly Lee’s CALONLAN PERFECT KISS FOR KELRICK Best in Match and Reserve Best in Match – Louise Greenhalgh’s home bred bitch LACERVELI A PERFECT WORLD.
At the beginning of August saw this Society host our Championship show at Stafford. Sue Korn (Sandusk) judged the dogs and Diane Whitfield (Bevelmount) judged bitches.

Our second Open Show of the year was held at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, near Selby. The judge being Lesley Kilcoyne made Norma and Gordon Inglis CRAIGOWL KEEP IN TOUCH Best in show, with best Opposite Sex going to Elaine & Ray Waddington’s SPINDLEPOINT PRESIDENT and Maxine & Andy Shone’s TAMSYE THEO AVEC PAMEDNA Best Puppy in Show. Best Vintage was Maxine and Andys COBALTINO CANDYMAN.

Lorraine Gillhespy.
Chairman April 2017