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Autumn Newsletter to Members  October 2019

Hello Everyone, thought it was time for a ‘catch up’ and to let you know what has been happening with the Club during the summer months.  Almost at the end we have addressed the Privacy Policy situation which, unfortunately applied to all small clubs although we are assured, by the overseeing organization, that it was never intended thus. Been a bit of a nightmare, folks.

Anyway to begin on a more cheerful note, ‘there’s bin a lot goin’ on’.

Results of Trials: 

Summer Trial, 28th July, held at Howgrove Farm by kind permission of Dick Withers, with Rich and Tracey Stock, hosting. Jamie Garland was the Judge.  32 dogs ran.

Maltese X:  1st. Floyd Farthing, Sal;  2nd Jane Stubberfield, Dan;  3rd Keeli Wood, Brin;  4th Anne  Cooper, Pip.

Driving:  1st. Floyd Farthing, Jack 83; 2nd. Merrill Fox, Alf 76;  3rd.  Terry Parsons, Tod 73 OLF;  4thChristine Pugh, Moss 73; 5th Mike Dowden, Turk 70; 6th Ian Wheeler, Bob 68.

Open Trial, 1st September, held at Warren Farm, Charterhouse by kind permission of John and Bill Small. Judge was Dick Roper, 56 Dogs ran.

Driving only. 1stJed Watson, Ben 93; 2n Jed Watson, Zac 92; 3rdJed Watson, Bob 87;

4thSlawek Danek, Kay 85; 5thAngie Blackmore, Del 82;6thShirley Greenaway, Sanduck Flip 83.

This was our biggest field of competitors yet. As we have established, this year’s winner will be invited to Judge next year.

Autumn Trial. 13th October, rescheduled from 10 th August to John and Bill Small’s venue using a different field to the Open. 30 dogs ran.

Maltese X, 1st Ron Fouracres.

Driving:  1st Angie Blackmore, Del, 80; 2nd Jenny Attwel Spot 74; 3rd Mike Dowden Turk 70T;

4th Dave Cooper, Lee  68;  5th Andy Melrose Sue 61;  6th Terry Parsons  Tod 57.

 

Club Awards to members.  2018 – 2019

Highest Pointed Member                                     Terry Parsons and Lil

Most Improved Dog and Handler                      Mike Bacon and Sue

Autumn Trial Winner                                            Angie Blackmore and Del

Open Trial Winner                                                      Jed Watson and Ben

Jed will be invited to Judge next years Trial.

New Ruling for Maltese Cross Class.  It was agreed at a recent Committee Meeting that the Winner of the Maltese cross class must have at least half of the available points for the Class and the 2nd place at least half of those of the winner.

 

Outstanding Rosettes We hold a number of Rosettes for people who did not pick them up on the day of the relevant Trial. They can be picked up at our next Trial, 7th December.

These are:  From the Spring Trial Lee Bowden 1st and 4th; Jamie Garland, 2nd and 5th

And from the Summer Trial, Anne Cooper 4th.

Training Day  Sunday 20th October.  This was held at Jane Stubberfield’s Cirencester Venue. Bob Watson was once again our Trainer and nine members benefitted from his individual guidance.  Sallyann Fisher kept us all fed with scrummy filled bread rolls and with Tea, coffee and cake provided by club members we were well fed. We plan to host another Training Day in late January/early February in Somerset.

Christmas Lunch at the Brent House Carvery on Saturday 14th December @12.30pm  Cost is £17 per head.  Please contact caroline on 07703 197823 or email somersetsheepdogs@gmail.com

Charity Trail Should have mentioned long before now that the Club sent £100 to the Macmillan Cancer Charity following our Spring Trial in April.

 

Nearly Finally   In reference to our Security blip of 7th October where all members were unintentionally contacted with everyone else’s email address.  So it has all been investigated as follows:

As you know, all Associations and Clubs, as well as Big Business, are now bound by the GDPR ruling about safe use of the personal Data entrusted them. We have been in touch with the independent body that oversees the working of this rule (the IOC – Information Commissioner’s Office which is the independent regulatory office in charge of upholding information rights in the interest of the public)  and they have been most helpful.  As a result we have extended the Privacy Policy that was already on our Website – www.somersetsheepdogs.co.uk  and have created a link to what you can expect of us as an organization, in respect of your privacy. This is a work in progress.

In addition we will be creating a separate email address for the Club that will still arrive on Caroline’s desk but will be part of a new profile on her computer with a different passcode that only refers to SSTTC business.  All SSTTC information with be stored backed stick separately in a USB stick or on ICloud.  We intend to use our website more frequently and these Newsletters will eventually appear on the site in addition to you receiving your own copy. Intending new members can then see how we operate.

So that we can keep our website up-to-date and interesting to new people, we invite you to send recent pics of members at Trials or Training Days to add to our Gallery.  Can you help?

Initially send them to caroline at somersetsheepdogs@gmail.com

And finally   Next Trial is Saturday 7th December at Rich and Tracey Stock’s venue Bellevue Farm, Nempnett Thrubwell.  BS40 7XD.  Ring caroline if you cannot find it.