Dog Activity Event

Shirley Oxford has sent the following information regarding a dog activity themed event she is organising:

Dog Day *

Sunday 29th August at Cocking Village Hall (between Chichester and Midhurst). Activities will include, Training, Showing, Agility and Basic Emergency First Aid.

Cost of the day will be £15 if taking part, £5 for observers and £2 for children wishing to take part, with tea and coffee on arrival and at the close of the day (bring your own lunch).

Please contact Shirley Oxford for further information and to express interest in attending on 02392 264703 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

*The FCRS advertise independent events for your information but are not responsible for them and therefore makes no warranties or representations, express or implied to the suitability of them.

AGM 2021

 

 

The 2021 AGM has now been re scheduled and will be held on 14th August at 11am at the same venue, Grounds Farm, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield B76 9PQ. We appreciate that Members may already have commitments on this date, unfortunately this is unavoidable given that so many events have had to be re arranged because of the pandemic in such a short timeframe.

 

Would anyone wishing to book a lunch please let the Hon Secretary Jenny Bird, (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know by 7th August. The cost of the lunch is £9.50.

 

Please note that Trophies for 2019 will be presented; could anyone who won a Trophy in 2019 and who isn’t coming to the AGM please contact Jenny to arrange collection.

Thank you.

Reminder: Photographs for the Society Calendar 2022

If you have some special photos you would like considered for the 2022 Calendar please email them separately to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before August 31st 2021.

Each image needs to be a minimum of 2.0Mb, but the bigger the better, in colour and in focus please.

We need your name and e-mail address, the dog’s or the dogs’ name(s) and where the photo was taken, in addition confirmation that the photographer gives consent to publish the images if they were not taken by yourself. 

We cannot guarantee to use all the photographs submitted, but the new format allows for more photos to be used.

Thank you

Postponement of Society AGM 11th July 2021

05/07/2021

The Society’s AGM, which was due to be held under the Government’s current rules on Covid- 19 Secure guidance at Grounds Farm, Wishaw on 11th July 2021, has today been postponed by the venue’s owner. This is due to a spike in Delta variant cases in the venue’s area. The owners who have been in regular contact with their Local Authority have cancelled the meeting on the Council’s advice. A new date for the AGM will be posted shortly.

 

Just a reminder to everyone that the last date for the receipt of postal votes remains at 10th July 2021.

 

Notice for Society Members attending the AGM 11th July 2021

FCRS members who will be attending the AGM on 11th July can you please let the Hon Secretary Jenny Bird know by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7th July 2021, including whether you wish to book lunch, to enable a risk assessment to be put in place in line with current Covid 19 regulations.

The AGM will be run according to Covid safe guidelines, and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that national and local restrictions including advice given about non essential travel in and out of locally affected regions is adhered to. If anyone, or any person in the household has tested positive or experienced Covid-19 symptoms within the past fourteen days they must not attend the AGM, and it is recommended that a lateral flow test is taken before attending.

Strict Covid measures will be in place at the AGM, face masks must be worn at all times unless seated, and it will be table service for all food, teas and coffees etc. Social distancing will be observed at all times.

General Committee Update May 2021

Update following the General Committee Meeting on May 27th 2021

A discussion took place about the current high prices being charged for Flatcoat puppies by some breeders. The General Committee recommend that the maximum price to be charged for a puppy should not exceed £1500 and this advice is reflected in the current guidance document on the Society website.

Following the result of the proposition in the 2020 AGM papers to make the Society Health Sub-Committee Chairman an Officer’s position it was decided that there should be a new title to sit in line with that of other Officers and that the title will be Hon. Health Secretary.

The Judges and Show Sub Committee have revised the manner of selection of judges for the Society Championship Shows, and this has been approved by the General Committee. Judges eligible for selection will be those who have not judged the Ch Show in the previous five years and who are not contracted to judge up to the year preceding the relevant Ch Show. There is no longer a requirement to be a member of the Society. A short list of twenty judges from the resulting list will be selected using a random number generator and members will be asked to vote for two names. The ballot sheet will be sent out with the AGM papers.

The Society Open Show had an excellent entry of 121 dogs totalling 146 entries. 

 

The 2021 AGM will take place on 11th July at the usual venue Grounds Farm, Wishaw B76 9PQ.

Current nominations are:

Chairman Mrs Jane Jones

Vice Chairman Mrs Jan Egginton and Mrs Sheila Neary 

Treasurer Mrs Heather Harley

Field Trial Secretary Mrs Helen Ford

Committee members, Miss Sarah Egginton, Mrs Shirley Oxford (both completed their term of office and willing to stand again)

New committee member nominations, Mr Steve Ashby, Mrs Jenny Campbell, and Miss Kelly Holland            

A disclaimer has been posted on to the website for events that are advertised on the web site but are not Society events (a Society event is defined as one where finances go through the Society bank account and participants are therefore covered by Society insurance) non-Society events will be identified by an asterisk. 

Two companies have been invited to provide a quotation for the new web site design. The web site working group will be meeting the two companies for further discussion shortly; after which a decision will be made and work on the new website will begin.

Update to Nominations for 2021 AGM

The Acting Chairman, Jane Jones, has been informed today by Mr Richard McHowat that he has withdrawn his nomination for the position of Honorary Treasurer at the 2021 AGM. The AGM papers have however already been prepared and are in the process of being circulated so we are unable to remove this nomination from the papers. It will no longer be necessary for Members to vote on the position of Treasurer.

5th June 2021

Area Representative Vacancy for Shropshire

 

After many years in the role of area representative for Shropshire, Sylvia West will now be stepping down. The Society wishes to thank Sylvia sincerely for her commitment over the years to the breed in undertaking this role.

If you feel that you have the knowledge to give information and advice concerning Flatcoated Retrievers and would like to be considered for this role, please contact:  

Jenny Bird. Hon. Sec Tel :01162 793203 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information regarding the role can be read here, alternatively please contact Shirley Oxford to discuss the role further: Tel 02392 264703 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shirley Oxford   Area Representative Co-ordinator.

The Flatcoated Retriever Society Calendar 2022

 

It’s time again to be sending your photographs for the 2022 Calendar.

If you have some special photos you would like considered for the 2022 Calendar please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Each image needs to be a minimum of 2.0Mb, but the bigger the better, in colour and in focus please.

We need your name and e-mail address, the dog’s or the dogs’ name(s) and where the photo was taken, in addition confirmation that the photographer gives consent to publish the images if they were not taken by yourself. 

We cannot guarantee to use all the photographs submitted, but the new format allows for more photos to be used.

When you have all the information together, please e-mail each photo separately to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.  Roz

Update from short Zoom meeting 29th April 2021

 

Helen Ford was co opted as the new Field Trial Secretary, and both she and new committee member (2020 AGM) Lauren Broome were welcomed on to the General  Committee.

 

There were forty three returned ballot papers for the 2020 AGM and these were counted. There was a massive majority who voted to adopt the 2019 accounts and the two propositions. The business of the 2020 AGM is now concluded.

 

Helen Ford put forward the names of the people she wished to invite on to the Field Trial Committee, and after a full discussion, they were all ratified by the General Committee. Their details will be published on the web site shortly.

 



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