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 Sheila who took over the role of Secretary from Ian Sidgwick, last April,our 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 first event of the year was our Open show held at the end of January at Thorpe Willoughby, nr York. The judge, on this occasion, was Carl Sparrow who drew a good entry. He made Bryan and Marilyn Claydon’s ELLEMICH INFUSION Best in Show. Reserve B.I.S. & Best Opposite Sex was awarded to Brian Rix and Kevan Berry’ with RICKSBURY POLDARK J.W. Best Puppy being awarded to Lynn Crane’s CRANVARL WASHINGTON. Maureen Scott won Best Veteran with LORPHIL LALIBERTIE with Best Vintage going to Alison Walker’s KOROLEVESKY IOSIF Sh. C.M. . There were 26 Cavaliers judged in the Special Award classes by Gillian Blair.

On 5th April the Society held its AGM followed by the Fun Match organised by committee members, and I would like to thank those members who supported this event.

At the beginning of August saw this Society host a Championship show at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford. Janice Spark judged the dogs and Jill Sheard the bitches. Best in Show was Ray and Elaine Waddington’s SPINDLEPOINT PRESIDENT J.W. Bryan and Marilyn Claydon winning Best Opposite Sex with BRYMARDEN HONEYBUN. Best Puppy in show went to to Rix and Berry’s RICKSBERRY ROYAL SOVEREIGN. The ever youthful CH. Harana Alfie Boe was Best Veteran Dog and Best Veteran in Show.
Christine Bell judged the Special Awards classes at this show and drew an entry of 20.

Our second Open Show of the year was held at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, near Selby. The judge being Anne Bayliss who made Philip Lovel’s PASCAVALE HUDSON AT LOVETRAC Best in show, with Reserve Best in Show going to Louise Callaghn & Lee Todd’s CALLYSPRIDE LITTLE MINX and Rix & Berry’s RICKSBURY ROYAL HERITAGE Best Puppy in Show. Best Veteran was awarded to Sue Mangham’s GARLOUCHI JUST MAGIC OF CHARNAVALE J.W. and Best Vintage in Show to OAKTREEPARK ROYAL ELLIE.
The Society was awarded an excellent certificate from the Kennel Club Field Officer on the day.
During November Alison Walker, our Health representative organised, with help from Charlotte McNamarra from the Kennel Club, a very successful Doppler Heart Day. A second day was arranged for January 2019 at our open show where 17 dogs were tested.
I continue to co-ordinate Rescue and Welfare and I am pleased to be able to tell you that very few Cavaliers have needed rehoming this last year.

Lorraine Gillhespy.
Chairman April 2019