These are not the official minutes but a short précis for the information of members who were unable to attend
Mrs Kilby welcomed members and asked those present to stand for a moments silence in remembrance of Mrs Morrisey, Mrs Sandford and Mr Robinson.
She announced that Mrs Jean Wormald’s Birman had gained her Gold Olympian title the previous day. This was greeted by a round of applause and congratulations
Mrs Knight gave a short Secretary’s report.
Mr Warrender gave a comprehensive report on financial matters. By exercising caution and careful spending, the club is managing to maintain a reasonable bank balance, although this isn’t easy with costs climbing.
The present examiner was re appointed.
There will be no increase in the annual subscription.
Mrs Kilby was confirmed as Chairman, Mrs Madden as Vice-Chairman, Mr Warrender as Treasurer and Mr Porter as Secretary.
Committee members are now Heather Collings, Simone Ensor, Liz Johnson (co-opted), Patsy Knight, Peter Madden, Wendy McQuilkin, Marcia Owen, Audrey Saye and Pat Williams.
Mrs Kilby told the members that we still had 3 vacancies and at the close of meeting Linda Russell and Wayne Baxter agreed to be co-opted.
Members who had left the committee will be sent thank you gifts.
The rule change proposed last year was agreed.
The GCCF Delegates are Mrs Kilby, Mr Warrender, Mr Porter , reserves are Lady Saye and Mrs Williams.
The AGM Cup Secretary will continue to be Mrs McQuilkin assisted by Ms Morton.
Show Support Secretary to be Mrs Semos.
We still need a Show Cup Secretary. This is usually best carried out by at least 2 persons.
Membership will be handled by Mr Porter and Mrs Ensor.
BAC representatives are now Mrs Kilby, Mrs McQuilkin, Mr Warrender, with Mrs Ensor and Mr Porter as reserves. Mrs Knight is BAC Treasurer.
The merchandising is going well with a number of new items on display,
Mrs Culf then discussed the 2012 and 2013 shows. 2013 will be a special anniversary and she appealed for support from all members. The new venue is thought to be an improvement. Mrs Madden outlined plans for the Celebration Dinner.
Adverts for the Show and Dinner will soon be on line and in the magazine.
Mrs McQuilkin outlined the improvements made with the annual cups and trophies and was thanked by the committee. The trophies were then awarded. .
After tea the new GCCF numbering system was explained to the members who agreed to support it. The GCCF had agreed the change in the standard of points.
The draw for the 2014 calendar took place. Winners will be contacted by Janet Osborn.
Members agreed a prospective seminar but were unable to commit to it this Autumn.
Mrs Walker reminded members of the work the Rescue had done over the year and discussed planned fundraising.
A rare heart problem was discussed. The committee have been in contact with specialists and an article will be included in the next magazine.
Trophy winners presentation