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News Archive 2001

NEWSLETTER no. 26 in the Post

December 15th 2001 - Newsletter no. 26 was put in the post last Thursday and should be with the membership early next week.

ARAIDH BEST THE DEVIL Y'KNOW wins Autumn Best in Show 

October 28th 2001 - Mr. J. McFadyen's dog ARAIDH BEST THE DEVIL Y'KNOW  was honoured with the Best in Show award at the Downlands October 2001 Open Show by judge Norma Vann (Vanoric).  Reserve Best in Show, Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex were won by Carrie Brown and Nigel Hunt's  CARNIG DOT CO UK.  The Best Puppy was Danny and Jean Sullivan's MIMCOL ACE OF ROMANCE For full results, please see our Show Results page.

2001 Downlands Christmas Party

October 28th 2001 - The Downlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club is pleased to invite all its members and friends to its annual Christmas Party.  It will take place at Rake Village Hall, Rake, Hants on 9th December.  The doors will open at 11am.  There will be a match  judged by Mr. Peter Hopgood (Antrobian) starting at 1:30 pm (entries taken from midday), followed by doggie party games and a doggie fancy dress.  For the human attendees there will be a special grand raffle, plus a quiz with a Christmas 'goodie' as a prize.  The admission fee of £1.00 for adults (children are admitted free) will cover refreshments (hot drink, mince pies etc) and all profits will be donated to the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue.  Please do attend - it's always great fun - and support both the club and the Rescue.  Further details from Ann Gatenby on 01730 828402.

RAMBLESTAFF JACKNIFE is Best in Summer Show 

June 24th 2001 - Nancy Booth and Paul Grimwood's RAMBLESTAFF JACKNIFE was awarded Best in Show at the Downlands June 2001 Open Show by judge Brett Lay.  Reserve Best in Show, Best Bitch and Best Opposite Sex were won by George and Susan Paterson's BERAKA LEYLA.  Best Puppy was Paul and Jos Caetano and Alan Muir's TORNADOSTORM THE LEGACY.    For full results and pictures, please see our Show Results page.

Downlands fulfils Grand DNA Pledge

May 17th 2001 - The Downlands has fulfilled its pledge, made by the 1999 - 2000 committee, of donating £1000 to the Animal Health Trust Hereditary Cataract DNA Testing fund.  The money was raised in a variety of ways, including a sponsored slim by current Chairman Ben Kemp raising £366 to date, an exemption show run by Secretary Ann Gatenby which raised £158.35 but suffered due to the Foot and Mouth crisis, and by charging a nominal fee for the Christmas Party and donating the proceeds which raised £191, the generous donations of club members throughout the year which raised £214, and £70.65 donated by the club to make up the £1000.  The cheque has been received by Ivor Keyes, who asked that all members of the club be thanked for their support.

2001 Annual General Meeting

March 25th 2001 - The Downlands 2001 AGM took place at Petersfield Community Centre.  There was a slightly disappointing turnout, due in part to the Foot and Mouth Crisis and to it being scheduled on Mother's day.  The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer delivered their annual reports and the committee for the forthcoming year were elected.  Pat Pritchard was elected for a further two-year term as President.  The change to rule 14 was approved by the membership and will go forward to The Kennel Club.  The membership fees were frozen for the fifth year running. 

A member's match was held after the AGM, judged by Andy Land, and won by Derrick Biard's bitch Kerrisdale Queen of The May.

At the first meeting of the new committee the following officers were re-elected - Chairman - Ben Kemp, Secretary - Ann Gatenby, Treasurer - Vickie Kemp.  Andy Land was elected as Vice-Chairman.  Alan Foreman, Danny Sullivan and Jean Sullivan were welcomed as new committee members.  A full report on the proceedings will appear in the next Newsletter.

Crufts Rescheduled

March 8th 2001 - Crufts has been rescheduled for Friday 25th May 2001 at the NEC, Birmingham.

AGM Notices Posted

March 1st 2001 - This year's Annual General Meeting notices have been posted to all current members of the club.  Those members who joined last year and have yet to renew have been sent final reminders.  The literature includes a notice containing the details, and copies of last year's AGM minutes, this year's agenda, and Judge's list voting forms for each member.  We urge every member of the club to attend if possible - it's your club, so please come along and have your say.

This year's AGM Agenda:

Agenda of the 2001 AGM of the Downlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club

 to be held on Sunday 25th March at Petersfield Community Centre, Petersfield, Hants, at 12.00pm

1.    Opening of meeting

2.    Appointment of tellers

3.    Apologies for absence

4.    Minutes of the 2000 AGM

5.    Matters Arising

6.    Chairman's Report

7.    Secretary's Report

8.    Treasurer's report

9.    Judges List

10.    Election of President.

11.    Election of Committee.

The committee members due to stand down according to rule 3 (paragraph 2) are as follows: Pat Pritchard,
Ben Kemp, Chris Bruton, Paul Caetano, Jamie Mace, Alan Muir, Steve Dickenson.  The following were co-opted for one year, so are also due to stand down:
Joss Caetano, Mavis Holland, Guida Templeton and Derrick Biard. There are a total of 12 vacancies to be filled for 2001/2002.

12.    Proposed change to Rule 14, Proposed by Linda McCulloch, seconded by Elaine Bruton:

Rule 14: Judges to be amended to read as follows:
The judges for the club’s three annual shows shall be  appointed at the AGM. Each judge is appointed two years in advance. The committee shall nominate from approved lists submitted by members six candidates for each of the club’s shows. They shall use ballot papers to determine the final eighteen candidates.

13.    Membership Fees for 2002.

14.    Adoption of Auditor.

15.    Any Other Business. (at President's discretion).

Ann Gatenby (Secretary)

Crufts Postponed

March 1st 2001 - Crufts has been postponed due to the current Foot and Mouth problem affecting livestock.  At this time, there is no indication of a date for its rescheduling.  Watch this space for details as we hear them.

KNOCKON IN TOUCH is Best in Spring Show 

February 11th 2001 - Judge Tony Moore selected Mrs. J. Owen's dog, KNOCKON IN TOUCH as Best in Show at the Downlands February 2001 Open Show.  Best Bitch, Best Opposite Sex and Best Puppy  was Mrs. Lesley McFadyen's ARAIDH DEVIL MAY CARE.  For full results and pictures, please  see our Show Results page.


January 20th 2001 - All club members from 2000 who have yet to renew their memberships are reminded that the "31 days of grace" will expire at the end of January.  To avoid needing to re-apply please ensure that your renewal forms reach the membership secretary by this time.

In accordance with rule 12 of the club, members are also reminded that any items for inclusion on the agenda for the 2001 Annual General Meeting are required to be with the Club Secretary by 31st January 2001.

New Services Added to website

January 7th 2001 - We're pleased to announce that we've added a couple of new services to the  Downlands website - Beginners Start Here/FAQ and a members Puppy section.  Please click on the links on the left to go to each page.


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