W A BEAGLE CLUB (INC)

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2008

 

WEDNESDAY 30TH JULY 2008

 


Annual General Meeting of the Club was held at the Canine Centre, Southern River commencing at 8.10pm with the following members present:

 

Marion Watson,  Lorraine Della, Les Della,  Angie Sparks, Heather Jones, Garry Jones, Clive Bailey, Daphne Bailey, Maree Birkenshaw, Brian Birkenshaw, and Erika Wallington.

 

Apologies were received and noted from:-  , Jonnene Yeates, D Collins, Tim  Sparks, Brett Wallington,

T Sparks, Dennis Smith, Nikki Farley, Colleen Hudson and Neil Hudson

 

Minutes of the 2007 AGM were read and moved for acceptance by Loraine Della,  sec. by Erika Walington.

 

Matters Arising from Minutes                               NIL

 

Presidents Report,  The President, Mrs Heather Jones gave a Verbal Report, and touched on the passing of one of our Stalwarts, Joe Watson.    It was noted that our Championship Show in October had an entry of 22 Beagles, whilst our Open Show in May had an entry of 28 beagles.   Both shows were proudly sponsored by Bush’s Pet Foods and they had been very generous..  Thanks were also expressed to Denis Smith for his continuing work on the Web Page, putting in photographs of events   and details of upcoming events.    There has been little Fund Raising this year.   However Thanks must go to Erika Wallington who has kept the Flag flying in times of stress for the Watson Clan.   Erika has attended the functions and along with Lorraine Della has organised some upcoming outings for Club members.   We have a Walk at Lake Monger on Sat 16th August and a Walk and Picnic organised for Whiteman Park on Sunday 9th November.  

 

Presidents Report accepted with acclaim.

 

Treasurers Report was circulated showing that we had a Balance of $1142.53 in our Cheque account with BankWest and the Home Building Society Investment account  Balance was $5476.53   However the Club would have to withdraw from the Home Building Investment account as Funds were needed for Air fares for our upcoming Championship Show in October, as there had been little or no Fund raising this year.   It was noted that we had some very generous Sponsors in our Patrons with Donations of $100.00 coming from some, this was greatly appreciated.   The WA Beagle Club is also running a Building and Amenities Show on 31st August.

There  were also good stocks of items for sale,  car stickers, badges and pens

Treasurers Report moved for acceptance by Angie Sparks, seconded by Erika Wallington.

 

Election of Office Bearers and Committee for ensuing year.

 

The returning officer , Garry Jones then took the chair and called for 2 scrutineers,  Angie Sparks & Erica Wallington came forward and nominations were opened.   The following were duly elected:

President:                                 Heather Jones

Vice President:                         Vacancy

Secretary:                                 Maree Birkenshaw

Treasurer:                                 Marion Watson

Committee for 2 year term       B Birkenshaw

                                                 C Hudson

                                                 N Hudson

There are 2 vacancies for committee members and also a vacancy for Vice President.   Incoming committee can address this at future meeting

Again there were members willing, but they were not Financial Members of Canine as per Canine Regulations.

 

Auditor for the ensuing year to again be Gerard Horgan  of GH Wine Agency  if he was willing.

 

The President then resumed the Chair and a vote of Thanks for our returning officer, Garry Jones and the two scrutineers was met with applause.

 

Nominations were then called for Patron/s

Erika Wallington nominated: Mrs Bruni Miller, Mrs Jonnene Yeates and Ms Dee Collins, these were seconded by Loraine Della                                                                                                                             Carried

 

Secretary to write to them , hoping that they would accept the nomination.

 

Honorariums:

These to remain the same as previous year, Secretary $50.00 Treasurer $50.00 Auditor $50.00 

Moved for payment by E Wallington and seconded by A Sparks

 

Annual Fees:

After discussion it was agreed that these remain the same for this year, although concern was expressed regarding cost of Newsletter, Postage and Public Liability Insurance,  Canine Affiliation and Bank fees.

 

It was moved by D Bailey that Membership Fees increase by $5.00 to $25.00 per year, effective from May 2009,  this was seconded by L Della                                                                                    CARRIED

 

GENERAL BUSINESS:

 

Congratulations were offered to Champion Shows Top Dog and Top Bitch for 2007.

Trophies had already been engraved and these were presented this evening

 

CHAMPION TOP DOG FOR 2007:          AUST CH SLIGRACHAN CELTIC CHIEF

CHAMPION TOP BITCH FOR 2007:     AUST CH MAYSTER BURNT AMBER

 

OPEN SHOW TOP DOG FOR 2007 Tied                CH HILLDAMAR KAPTAIN KIRK

CH MAYSTER BURNT ASH

OPEN SHOW TOP BITCH FOR 2007    SLIGRACHAN CELTIC QUILT (her  second year)

 

Congratulations to all of these worthy winners.

The Engraved Perpetual Trophies from our May Open Show 2008 were also presented:

PUPPY OF THE DAY            went to                    SLIGRACHAN STALWART

 

Further Business:    There was some talk from the floor of a Memorial Show or Perpetual Trophy in honour of Joe Watson, however Mrs Watson asked that this be left at this time, as it was still too distressing for her.

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.45pm and members were invited to partake of refreshments.   Tea and coffee was provided along with some “goodies” that members had brought along

 

 

 

PRESIDENT……………………………………….