Helena Haywood has sent the following report: “Welfare AGM Report from Saluki Welfare Fund AGM1 4/08/2021
The AGM was held at Drayton Village Hall, OX14 4LF commencing at 1pm
The venue had been changed by the outgoing Officers and Committee due to the number of people who had expressed their intentions of attending, making the initial venue near Solihull too small for safe social distancing.
The outgoing Chairman was unable to attend the meeting, so the Chair was occupied by the outgoing Secretary, David Crane. The minutes were taken by one of the named Trustees, Chris Lewis.
There was a very full agenda with 13 Proposals tabled.
The order of proposals was amended, and subsequently as the first proposal made by Michael Williams was carried by a large majority, it rendered 9 of the subsequent proposals unnecessary.
The majority of the Officers and Committee, and the Northern Warden had tendered their resignations prior to the meeting, the Southern Warden having resigned some weeks before.
The Officers and Committee elected at the meeting are Chairperson, Helena Haywood; Vice Chairperson, David Hartley ; Treasurer, Kathy Webb ; Acting Secretary, Deb Steele; Committee member Annette Schaffer. Since the meeting, 2 further committee members have been co-opted, Rod Steele and Elaine Stanmore.
Interim Welfare Wardens can be contacted on either 07858 458827 or 01282 842617
A huge vote of thanks to all those attending, some of whom travelled significantly long distances to be there, your support is continually much appreciated.”
Michael and myself attended the Welfare AGM which was chaired by the outgoing secretary David Crane. Chairing a meeting is not always easy but David managed to conduct the proceeding efficiently as there were many items to go through. As is usual at AGMs we went through the business side of running the Trust. After dealing with this the AGM’s next part of the agenda was to deal with proposals. Michael had tabled a motion that an independent person be employed by the Trust to look at their procedures for the future running of the Trust. This was approved by the meeting which meant most of the other items did not need to be discussed and voted on. The meeting concluded with a thank you to the outgoing officers and Committee members with a special thank you to Christine Harrison for all the hard work she has done for Saluki Welfare. Christopher Lewis, one of the outgoing trustees presented a gift to the outgoing members as a token of their appreciation.
Entries for the Northern Saluki Club Championship Show and the Club’s Open Show are now available on Higham Press. The Championship show will be held on the 19th September in conjunction with Darlington Championship Show. Judging will be Mr John Walton Haddon. Schedules and paper entries to this show need to be made to the show manager Miss Christine Harrison, telephone number 07595 154541. The Northern’s’ Open Show will be held on Sunday 26th September at Shirland Village Hall, Shirland near Alfreton Darby. Judge is Mr Jimmi Johnston-White. Schedules and paper entries needs to be made to Mr John Owen. Telephone number 0115 9305473. Entries close 12 noon Friday 10th September. After judging there will be a Saluki Welfare event fun afternoon. This will start no earlier than 1.30pm. Also. there is hope to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Knightellington Affix.
John Walton Haddon has sent a note through saying that Darlington Championship Show have given us an adjacent ring for the NSC Championship Show and we can have it all day so there will be no waiting around for judging. John goes on to say “we can start judging whenever we want so the NSC can start whilst Dax are being judged. Hopefully dogs will be finished before Fran starts judging Salukis”
Paignton Championship Show was held on Sunday 8th August. Judging was Mrs Jill Peak. As what is often with the rural shows the entry is low plus, in this case, marred with absentees. It seems that many exhibitors are entering but for whatever reason are not able to attend. Some could be because they are being ‘pinged’.
DCC, BOB went to the Michelle and Tricia Ulyatt’s Fernlark L’Aunisien in Cornhaze ShCM for his first CC. He was born on the 12th May 2015 and his breeder is Mrs S Steer. His sire is Ch Fernlark Alsace JW and his dam Dawnchase Zayna of Fernlark. RCC and Best Veteran went to Debbie Copperthwaite’s Ch Noushzad Caliph Sh CM (IMP GER)
BCC for her first CC went to Diane Layton-Smith’s Velourias Pris Von Schmidt. She was born on the 28th August 2018 and her breeder is her owner. Her sire is Elviis Al Noushafarin Velourias and her dam Ch Velourias Viva Vivienne.
RBCC was withheld. Mrs Peak is a very experienced judge so we will have to wait to read her critique to find out why she took this decision.
Best Puppy was Jenny, Laura and Steve Macro’s Luachmhar Jihan
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Bournemouth Show is now entering it’s 11th year at their new site in Organford. Driving down the M27, seeing signs for Cadnam brings feeling of nostalgia as we miss our old site at Brockenhurst in the New Forest. The old site had character with ponies and cattle milling around the roads. Part of our travel plan was to arrive at the site well before the holiday traffic built up. For some reason I felt, at the Organford site, it was still just a field.
Carrying on with the trend of lower entries and higher absentees, our judge, Mrs Debbie Copperthwaite had an entry of 29 dogs but when the entry was counted of dogs on the ground there were only 18 dogs actually there. Debbie has been part of the Saluki scene for over 50 years, still competing with her dogs. People complain when they have all-rounders judging all the time then why did they not come out to support our longest serving breed specialist? For us attending it was a lovely day. The rain and mist held off for the judging. Another comment I would like to make, with benching no longer available it is important to be vigilant on one’s dog’s behaviour while lingering about. It has been well reported about the Borzoi attacking the Dachshund which cost the Dachshund his life.
DCC, BOB & Best Veteran was Ann & Steve Ham’s Bendegedig Bazinga. This was his 3rd and qualifying CC. `He was born on the 28th September 2013. His owners are his breeders. His sire is Classicus Castiel and dam, Baghdad Bamjoeh Diva. RDCC went to Sarah Sawer’s Canerikie Lucan At Bumkiss. BCC for her first CC went to Geraldine Anderson’s Canapus Violante (IMP NDL). She was born on 21st July 2014. Her breeder is Felix S Van der Drift. Her sire is Haefen Freespirit Flair at Canapus and her dam Canapus Awn Rosemary. RBCC was our own Ch Al Zubeyda Lena At Kasaque JW (IMP FRA). Best puppy was again our own Luachmhar Jadira Kasaque.
The KC has now reinstated its Find A Judge Service. To see which judges are already scheduled for Saluki CC appointments in the future go to the KC website home page and scroll down to ‘Find A Judge’. Tick Dog Showing, then enter the breed’s name. You can find out more about each judge by clicking on their name. There have been the usual teething problems with some judges concerned about missing information but the KC is rectifying errors and omissions quickly on receipt of a completed online request for any judge’s details to be updated.