No Summer Six Week Training Course

For your information

Please note that there will be no six-week summer training course this year due to lack of trainers available to take the courses.

Please note the spring training course will go ahead as usual.

Chief Steward Training Day – Interested?

WGDS would like to hold a chief steward training day and are inviting interested parties to register.

If you would like to know more about becoming a chief steward and what is involved in doing this very important role, then please get in touch.

If there is enough interested WGDS will arrange a training day (or half day).

Please contact Steve Smith his details can be found by clicking here,  or call 01905 840664

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Committee Changes – April 2015

At the AGM committee members, Alex Sanger, Spaniel Field Trial Secretary has decided to step down from the committee and Toni Smith, Treasurer has relinquished the post as Treasurer after a good number of years. The Chairman and the committee would like to express their sincere thanks to Alex and Toni for all they have done for the Society during their time in their respective roles and for helping at Society events, training sessions etc.

Toni was re-elected back as a committee member. Brian Yates was elected onto the committee and has taken over the role as Treasurer.

Steve Smith has taken on the role as Spaniel Field Trial Secretary

The amendments to the Constitution,- Joining fee for new members and lapsed members who wish to re-join was agreed by all present at the AGM.

The deletion of the paragraph referring to vaccination certificate which is replaced with paragraph referring to dogs health and welfare – was agreed by a majority vote at the AGM. The Kennel Club will be notified of the changes.

Volunteers and Helpers Required

To successfully run Working Tests and Field Trials your Society needs assistance from our willing members.

If you are interested in helping please contact the relevant secretary listed below.

Our Working tests for this year are;

Spaniels – Saturday 14th March 2015 and Sunday 26th April 2105

Retrievers – Sunday 15th March 2015 & Saturday 20th June 2015

HPRs – Sunday 21st June 2015.

No dates yet for the Field Trials but secretary’s will take names.

Working Tests

 Spaniels = Marjie Jones  on 01905 455204  e-mail

Retrievers = June Ellin on 01789 772514 e-mail

HPRs = Ray Davies on 01531 890967 email

Field Trials

Spaniels = Steve Smith on 01905 480664

Retrievers = Richard Price on 07712677364

HPRs = Ray Davies on 01531 890967 email


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Membership Numbers

Dear Member

Your committee has decided to allocate every member of the Society their own membership number which will remain the same for the duration of your membership.

The committee feels that this will be beneficial in the running of the Society.

The number will be used to identify each member & must be used for any correspondence i.e. renewal of membership, when making an entry for training or field trial entries & working tests etc.

Failure to use the “number” at this time will result in the member being deemed a non member & will be treated as such regarding entry fees & the draw for trials.

Please confirm that you have received & recorded your number when it arrives. Any member who has already renewed or joined for  this year will be sent a number shortly.

Membership fees are due on the 1st March each year – a member who has not renewed by the 1st June will be deemed a non member.

Yours sincerely

Sue Parkes

Membership Secretary

A copy of this email can be downloaded below.

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