Society Cups and Trophies

We would be grateful if the recipients of Society  cups and trophies awarded at the 2019 AGM could make arrangements to return them to the Hon. Secretary Jenny Bird by the end of June 2021. Alternatively, if recipients are planning to attend the AGM this July they can bring the cups and trophies with them, however please let Jenny know this is what you intend to do (see contacts page for email address). The cups and trophies won in 2019 will be awarded at the AGM on 11th July 2021.

 

Donation to Hounds for Heroes from 2021 Calendar Sales

 

 

A donation of £934.50, raised through sales of the Society calendar, was made to the charity Hounds for Heroes. The Society has recently received a thank you letter from Allen Parton on behalf of the charity. You can read more about how the donation will be used here. Thank you to all who purchased a calendar and those involved in its production and sale.

 

Hounds For Heroes Founder, Allen Patron, his wife and 3 of their dogs visited RAF Odiham to talk to RAF Odiham personnel about Hounds For Heroes.Allen also went to visit 18 Squadron and get photographs on the ramp of a Chinook and on the pan in front of a Chinook, with the dogs that he brought with him.Image Credit: SAC Pippa FowlesFor further information please contact: SAC Pippa Fowles, Ground Photographic Section, RAF Odiham, Odiham, RG29 1QTTel: 01256 367289 / 01256 367946MoD Consent Form (2012DIN05-006 Annex A) held by SAC Philippa Fowles, RAF Odiham, Odiham

FCRS General Committee News

Some members may be aware that Phil Goodman has resigned as Chairman of our General Committee and that Jane Jones has taken over as Acting Chairman until an AGM can be held. Victoria Goldberg, who would have stood down as Honorary Show Secretary at the cancelled 2020 AGM has also decided to step down. Louise Jones, who was standing for the position of Show Secretary, and who has been working closely with Victoria over the past nine months has taken over the role. Louise has been co opted onto the General Committee.

The General Committee acknowledge that there have been issues over the past few months which have been exacerbated by the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. These now need to be discussed and resolved as soon as it is practically possible to do so, and the membership be informed of the outcomes.

The committee will be holding a meeting (by Zoom) in mid November. This will be the first meeting since February and there will be much to catch up on. The committee is united in its commitment to do whatever is necessary to best serve the interests of the Society and its members.

The Society's web sites will be reviewed by a small working party of Committee members over the next few weeks to explore and evaluate how they can best be developed to meet the needs of the Society and improve general communications with members. The results of this review will be published. In the interim period the websites will be administered by Liz Branscombe and David Savory. Jan Egginton is now the Administrator of the Society's Facebook page along with Liz Branscombe who will manage health topics. 

The Flatcoated Retriever Society Championship Show 5th April 2020

The schedule and entry forms are now available for the above either on the Show Forms page of this web site or direct from Fosse Data

Breed Health Coordinator Award 2019

Many congratulations to the Society's Health Coordinator,Liz Branscombe, she has won the KC Breed Health Coordinator Award for 2019 at the International Canine Health Awards, supported by The Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation administrated by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. Liz is proud to have won the award which recognises both the hard work that went into setting up our breed health initiatives in the past and those that continue to support ongoing breed health projects within all of our four breed organisations.

BHC Award

Dorothy Montgomery

The Society are very sad to learn of the death of Dorothy Montgomery ,Kilbucho, died 15.3.2019. Thought to be in her mid eighties. A very private lady and the funeral will be family only. Our thoughts are with the family and friends.

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