Current matters to bring to your attention include:-
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – THE DACHSHUND CLUB OF NSW INC – 8/8/2018
At the Club’s Annual General Meeting on 8/8/2018, the Committee was re-elected
unopposed. The acting Chairman, Don Smith, welcomed Alexis Bromage and Heather Coles
to the Committee. We are grateful that both Dale Berrier and Marlene Marinkovic continue
their close involvement with the Club. Treasurer Pat Thomas reported that thanks to the
generosity of the Dachshund community, the 12th National Specialty Show was self-funded
and our current and reserve funds continue to increase.
DONATIONS – 12TH NATIONAL DACHSHUND SPECIALTY SHOW
The Club is very grateful to those donors of items for the very successful Silent Auction who
were not acknowledged in the show catalogue. They include Kathy Anderson (framed
drawings and Dachshund themed apparel), Gillian Tompkins (vests), Sue Rose
(commemorative bottles of port) and Gwen Greedy (handbooks).
CRITIQUE – 12TH NATIONAL DACHSHUND SPECIALTY SHOW
The Critique of the 12th national Specialty Show will be uploaded on the Club’s website
shortly. Please let Bill Hardie know by phoning or by leaving a message on 02 9477 2421 if
you require a printed and bound copy. You will be notified of the cost of printing and
postage when these have been determined.
THE 2018 SPRING FAIR
Opening the Dogs NSW Spring Fair at the Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs on
1/9/2018, the Hon Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa and NSW Government Minister for
Mental Health, Women and Aging, commented that dog showing was one of the great
activities for community interaction and involvement, particularly for the elderly – or words to
that effect. Her speech was very well received by those present (which did include a wide
cross-section of ages!).
The Spring Fair commenced with specialty championship shows on Thursday afternoon,
including our own, and the knowledge and experience of the panel of international judges
was well tested over the weekend, particularly at the Friday show which was conducted
under the “attributions of the CACIB of the FCI” in ten FCI Groups instead of the seven
normally used in Australia. Unlike many other breeds, the Breed Standard for Dachshunds
in Australia has significant differences with the FCI Breed Standard and this was apparent in
the results. How in the world is this confusion going to benefit the breed in Australia?
FUTURE PLANS FOR DOG SHOWGROUNDS IN SYDNEY
The Dogs NSW Board is working closely with the Hon Tanya Davies MP who is assisting
with a submission to the NSW Government regarding the tenure of the Bill Spilstead
Complex for Canine Affairs site at Orchard Hills whose lease will expire in 2038. It proposes
that in due course, the site would be developed as a world–class Dog Management and
Exhibition Centre including an indoor Canine Exhibition Centre, a Veterinary and Healthcare
Centre, a Canine Museum and Library, an Education and Training Centre, an Emergency
Refuge and Training Centre and a permanent location for the Royal New South Wales
Canine Council Health & Welfare Charity Limited. An off-leash dog park and picnic area for
use by all responsible dog owners would also be included in this proposed State Dog Park.
Future plans for the Castle Hill Showground are also afoot with the Hills Shire Council
currently seeking expressions of interest in the conduct of community consultation and
preparation of a master plan for the upgrade of Castle Hill Showground. Mayor Byrne wants
the Showground, which currently accommodates a dog arena, trotting track and a variety of
buildings and grassed areas, to become “a recreational hub that can support a variety of
cultural, sporting and leisure precincts well into the future”. Watch this space.
FORTHCOMING 2018 POINTSCORE COMPETITION SHOWS
DATE SHOW JUDGE
1st October Hound Club of NSW Inc Ms S White (Canada)
14th October Dachshund Club of NSW Inc Ms A Pukkila (Finland)
Douglas McKay – Editor 18/9/2018
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