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 Secretary Ian, 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 Frank Ballantine who drew a good entry. He made Norma and Gordon Inglis CRAIGOWL KEEP IN TOUCH J.W. Best in Show. Reserve B.I.S. was awarded to Susan Smith’s CRIMBLEDALE JEMIMA AT BEAUDALE, Best opposite sex to the Best in show’s littermate CRAIGOWL OUT OF REACH J.W. with Best Puppy being awarded to Paulian and Ian Sidgwick’s SALEGREEN PEONY FOR PAULIAN. Alison Walker won Best Veteran with KOROLEVSKY IOSIF Sh. C,M, with Best Vintage going to Maxine Fox Shone with COBALTINO CANDYMAN. There were 19 Cavaliers entered in the Special Award classes for Ron Stewart to assess.

On 5th April the Society held its AGM followed by the Fun Match organised by committee member Alison Walker, and I would like to thank those members who supported this event. We sat down to an excellent Sunday lunch, prepared by Christine McFarlane and her merry band of helpers. At the AGM we also had heart testing , by a cardiologist, which was offered free to members.

At the beginning of August saw this Society host our Championship show at Stafford. Maryann Hogan judged the dogs and Elaine Waddington the bitches. Best in Show was Michael Hegarty’s CHANTISMERE CONQUISTADOR, Best Opposite Sex to Michelle Chapman & Tanya Ireland’s CH. ELLEMICH I’M A CELEBRITY J.W. with Best Puppy in show being awarded to Rix and Berry’s RICKSBERRY POLDARK.
Karen Cumberledge judged the Special Awards classes at this show.

Our second Open Show of the year was held at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, near Selby. The judge being Lynn Hill who made Ted Rogerson’s RABYMAR PAPER LACE Best in show, handled by granddaughter Maggie with Reserve Best in Show going to Anne Baylis with CASTLEWICH TOUCH OF CLASS and Maxine & Andy Shone’s PAMEDNA ETERNITY Best Puppy in Show. Best Veteran was Colin and Brenda Turnbull with Peakdowns Penny Lane.

Lorraine Gillhespy.
Chairman April 2018