I hope everyone enjoyed the busy Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
The Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club web site has now been updated beautifully by Michelle Ulyatt. There is a full list of officers and committee members though there still are a couple of post need filling, one is trophy person and the other is newsletter editor. Anyone interested in assisting the Club in any capacity, which would be very much appreciated, please contact Michelle on e:mail firstname.lastname@example.org. With the centennial celebrations plans in full swing, the Club needs all the assistance we can give it to make 2023 a very memorable year. On our new web site is a listing of the activities planned for next year.
The following information has been sent to me from Ann Shimmin:
“At the 2022 AGM Anna Freegard was elected (unopposed) as Editor of The Saluki magazine for the following three years. However, after the resignation of the majority of the committee - directly after the AGM - Anna became concerned that editorship of the magazine on top of her other responsibilities as Chairman of committee and SGHC Archivist – would overwhelm her. At this stage Kathy and I were approached individually to edit one edition of The Saluki each - in order to take “The Saluki” through the Centennial year.
During the 6 week interval that SGHC did not have a committee – along with Helen Williams we had been approached to form a plan for a series of events for The Centennial programme. It was whilst working on this that Kathy and I came to the conclusion that Joint Editorship of both 2022 and 2023 magazines would work best for us and SGHC. We put this to the committee - and they were happy to confirm our appointments.
It has to be stated that the editorship is not something that either of us would have considered in normal circumstances. However, it is our hope that removing the responsibility of producing “The Saluki” from the newly elected committee members will allow them the time to concentrate on the huge task of taking the Centennial Celebrations forward during 2023. We wish them every success with what is a very special year in any Club’s history.
Having agreed to take on the editorship of The Saluki we are both very enthusiastic that 2022 edition should provide as much information as possible and generate an ongoing interest in the events which will be held to celebrate 2023. It will, of course, also include a selection of the usual items on all subject’s saluki. The 2023 edition is to be a very special celebration of a Century of salukis in UK - with as wide a variety of subjects/events/people throughout the last 100 years featured.
We are of course already looking for adverts for 2022. Details of all costs will be published very shortly when there has been time to discuss them with our Treasurer - Don Everton. Anyone who feels that they have something to contribute to the 2022 magazine is more than welcome to contact either of us. Kathy Webb – email: email@example.com or Ann Shimmin – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be using FB pages for SGHC Members/The New Saluki or Gazelle Hound Club Centenary Information and Merchandise and The UK Saluki Friends
for future announcements - plus SGHC Website. Information will also be circulated through Our Dogs Saluki Breed notes. Please keep an eye out for updates everyone.”
In last week’s notes there were a couple of errors that I must make right. Stewards for the SGHC Open Show were Anna Freegard and Jeannette Glaister. The second error was also at the Open Show. Best Veteran In Show was not as posted but it was Jean & Mike Strong’s Lubab Al Kadam Arieb Furat (IMP MDL).
Last Friday Three Counties Championship Show was held in beautiful sunshine in the Malvern Hills. Judging Salukis was Keith Thornton (Karnak Afghans). Unfortunately, they numeric entry was disappointing which I put down to a very busy week, with a Bank Holiday previous and the show being held on a week day making it difficult for people taking off from work.
DCC, BOB and Hound Group 3 went to Cathy Harding & Naomi Cowley’s Classicus Odysseus at Ashahni making him a champion. He was born on 31st July 2019 and his breeder is Mrs Mary Sanders Parker. His sire is Classicus Azim for Bodercot and his dam, Ch Noushzad Claudia-Classicus (IMP DEU). RDCC went to his father, Rosalie Brady’s Ch Classicus Azim for Bodercot.
BCC for her third CC went to Claire Knowles’s Micattura All I Breathe of Mahziba. She was born on 27 February 2017 and her breeder is Viccy-ann McNab. Her sire is Ch Jorjenjo Mirzam of Fenlark and her dam, Galifa Sivendra Al Djiibaajah.RBCC went to Denise Garratt & Sharon Oakey & John Owen’ s Glenoak Lunah from Caryna.
Congratulations to Clair Chryssolor on becoming a qualified AKC judge. The only other Saluki person that I have known of to actually qualify in both countries under both systems is Valerie Stringer, and that must have been in the 1970s. Clair has sent me a list the requirements, proving it has been no mean feat.
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