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News Archive 2002


CARNIG DOT CO UK wins Best In Show

October 27th 2002 - Nigel Hunt and Carrie Brown's bitch Ch. CARNIG DOT CO UK was awarded the honour
of Best in Show in a unanimous decision by judges Nancie Booth and Larry Lunn.  Mr. & Mrs. McIntyre's Dog
EASTAFF ELITE was Reserve Best in Show, Best Dog and Best Opposite Sex.  For a full rundown of all the
placings please see the show results page.  Despite the poor weather conditions the show was well-supported
with very few absentees.

Date Fixed for Christmas Party

August 18th 2002 - The date for the Downlands Christmas Party has been announced - Sunday 1st December.
We have challenged our friends in the Southern Counties SBTS to a match, and they have accepted.  Those of
you who have been before will know that the Christmas Party is great fun, and that there are doggie party games,
a raffle, a quiz, and plenty of fun.  Look out for a review of last year's Christmas Party in the new Newsletter - we
aim to make the 2002 party bigger and even better!  

Newsletter To Be Posted Next Week

August 17th 2002 - Newsletter Number 27 has been sent to the printers, and should be ready to send out mid-week.  

Advice Required:

August 7th 2002 - We received the following e-mail a few days ago........

"We have a 14 year old bitch and took in an 8 week old dog yesterday because the owners did not want
it. As you can imagine our bitch is not happy with the new member and has gone for it several times.  Is
there any advice you could give to help her start to accept the dog as we would like to keep it, but the old
one has to take precedence.  Thank You, Stuart Moore."

If anyone has any practical advice, please send it to us, and we'll pass it on to Stuart.

2002 Annual General Meeting

March 24th 2002 - The Downlands 2002 AGM took place at Petersfield Community Centre.  The Chairman,
Secretary and Treasurer delivered their annual reports, and the committee for the forthcoming year were elected.
The judging list was approved by the membership and the judges were selected for 2004 shows.  The membership 
also voted that membership fees be increased by 1.00 to 4.00 for a single membership and 6.00 for a joint
membership.  This is a small increase bearing in mind that the membership fee has been held constant for the last five
years and is still excellent value for money.

A member's match was held after the AGM, judged by Jamie Mace, and won by Ann Gatenby's bitch Kerrisdale Fruits of Love.

At the first meeting of the new committee the following officers were re-elected - Chairman - Ben Kemp, Vice-Chairman Andy Land, Secretary - Ann Gatenby, Treasurer - Vickie Kemp.  David Crookdake was welcomed as a new committee member.  Gill Thomas and Patrick Gatenby were co-opted onto the committee.  A full report on the proceedings will
appear in the next Newsletter.

2002 AGM Notices Posted

February 17th 2002 - The 2002 Annual General Meeting notices have been posted, and should now have been received
by club members.  Again, those members with outstanding renewals have been sent final reminders.  Included is 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 strongly urge every member of the club to attend if at all possible - it is your club, so please
come along say your piece.


Agenda of the 2002 AGM of the Downlands Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club

 to be held on Sunday 24th 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 2001 A.G.M.

5. Matters arising

6. Chairman's report

7. Secretary's report

8. Treasurer's report

9. Judges list 2002-3

10. Appointment of judges for 2004 shows (as per rule 14 revision)

11. Election of President

12. Election of Committee

The committee members due to stand down in accordance with rule 3 para 2 are: 

Ann Gatenby, Vickie Kemp, Andy Land, Elaine Bruton.

The following were co-opted for one year, so are also due to stand down:

Jean Sullivan, Danny Sullivan, Derrick Biard

Owing to the resignation of Paul Caetano from there is a total of 8 vacancies to be filled for 2002/2003

13. Membership fees for 2003

14. Adoption of auditor

15. Any Other Buisness (at president's discretion)

Ann Gatenby (Secretary)

Members Match

Please note that the A.G.M. will be followed by a member's match.  Refreshments will be available


ARAIDH BEST THE DEVIL Y'KNOW wins second consecutive DSBTC show 

January 20th 2002 - Mr. J. McFadyen's dog ARAIDH BEST THE DEVIL Y'KNOW  made it two Downlands shows
on the trot as he was awarded with the Best in Show award at the Downlands January 2002 Open Show, judged
by Yvonne Drummond and Mark James.  The two judges had been unable to agree on their choice of B.I.S, and
called upon referee Harry Coble to make the final decision.  Reserve Best in Show, Best Bitch and Best Opposite
Sex were won by Paul and Jos Caetano's TORNADOSTORM HOT POT.  The Best Puppy was Kirsty Summerfield's DIAMOND TIGER LILY.  For full results, please go to our Show Results page.

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