It is with great sadness that I post the passing of another member of the Saluki
Community, Isabel Davey. I will try and post a full obituary in next week’s Breed Notes. We send out condolence to her husband Robin.
John Owen, Hon. Secretary of the Northern Saluki Club has sent the following: “The entry details for the Northern Saluki Championship Show to be held on Sunday the 3rd April 2022 are now available on the Higham Press website. Entries may be made online at www.highampress.co.uk. The printed schedules will be sent out, when received, as requested.
Those people who looked on Wednesday may have noticed that the contact details given on the online entry page were those of Christine Harrison. This was an error which has been corrected. Please only use the contact details that are showing now. Christine Harrison is no longer connected with the Northern Saluki Club.
Confirming the details about the Club AGM. This will be held at 1.30pm on Sunday the 20th March 2022. It will be a face-to-face meeting at Shirland Village Hall, nr Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 6BB. It will have been preceded by a committee meeting.
The posts for the Club are as follows: Patron: Mrs J White Elected at the 2021 AGM for a three year term. President: Mrs D Garratt Elected at the 2021 AGM for a three year term. Vice-President: Mr J Owen Elected at the 2021 AGM for a three year term.
Chairman: Mr D Hartley Elected at the 2020 AGM for a three year term. Vice-Chairman: Mr C Lewis Elected at the 2020 AGM for a three year term.
Hon Secretary: Mr J Owen Elected at the 2021 AGM for a three year term. It is the intention of Mr J Owen to retire from the post of Hon. Secretary at the 2022 AGM.
Hon Treasurer: Mrs J Brassington Due for re-election at the 2022 AGM (3yr rotation of officers)
Committee members: Mr J Davies (BHC), Mr J Walton-Haddon (BEC) Both elected at the 2021 AGM for a three year term.
There are also 10 vacancies for committee members; written nominations with proposer and seconder, and including an agreement to stand from the nominee, need to be received by the secretary 30 days prior to the meeting.
Committee members need to have been fully paid up members of the club for three years. Officers of the committee need to have previously served on the committee for a continuous period of two years. The Chairman can take nominations from those present at the meeting if there are vacancies remaining.
We are also looking for someone who would like to become the Northern Saluki Club Trophy Steward. They can be a member of the committee if they wish, but this is not essential. If you wish to attend the AGM, we will be very pleased to see you, but you will need to be a fully paid-up member before the 20th March 2022.”
It is very worrisome that the NSC needs 10 committee members. Hopefully NSC members will offer their services or there may not be a way for the club to survive. Along with this dismal message, Kingston Canine Society and Horsham & District Canine Society have now ceased existing. Both of these societies ran large efficient Open Shows. Coincidentally both held their shows latterly at Ardingly. Kingston have stated that Ardingly was a problem, this and lack of committee members may have delt them the fatal blow.
Good news is Hound Assoc Open Show has Saluki Classes. The show will be held on Sunday, 27th March at the The Sports Connexion, Ryton on Dunsmore. Judging Salukis is Mark Ord with 4 classes. Entries can be made on Higham Press or contact Phil Reid on telephone 07711953334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading & District Premier Open show will be held on Wednesday 1st June 2022 at The Society Building, Newbury Showground. There are 4 classes of Salukis. Judge is Maya Monk- Schenk. Group judge Clare Boggia. Postal entries close Monday 9th May 2022, online entries Monday 16th May at Fossedata.
Anna Freegard, Chairman of upcoming SGHC Centennial has sent the following:
“We are working hard on the Centenary Celebrations for June 2023. I wanted to take the opportunity to update you all; the reason we have been unable to publish further information is because Southern Counties Championship show, which is the “hosting venue” for our events, is currently still undergoing discussions with the Kennel Club about dates. Once this is agreed and published, we can move forward with telling you all some details about the plans. We apologise, but as you can understand, this is totally outside of our control.
On a separate note, we know that the Saluki Community has some outstanding artists within it. If any of you have work or pieces that you would like to display in an exhibition format in our Club marquee during the weekend, we would be delighted for you to do so. Members and visitors would, I am sure, be so pleased to be allowed to view your tributes to Salukis. “
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