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SWDC Ambassador Awards 2019


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Dear Members We are delighted to invite you to NOMINATE a dog or dog and handler team for any or all of the following categories. Your successful winners will get a new SWDC Annual Shield per category which you keep for 1 year and the dogs name will be added to our Hall of Fame – ALL nominees will get a certificate from the SWDC and our President Faye Allen will be asked to pick the winners, who will be awarded thier Trophies, at the SWDC AGM March 23rd 2019 to be held at the Wymeswold Memorial Village Hall.

HERES HOW TO NOMINATE YOUR DOG Send a photo and a few lines saying why you have nominated your favourite to win noting the CATEGORY by email to ; or by post to Ambassador, 18 Austin Close, Stone, Staffs ST150AB not later than TUESDAY MARCH 12TH 2019


Help us make this a massive celebration of our Breed. Start sending today. GOOD LUCK from your SWDC COMMITTEE

Notice of AGM 2019


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Notice of Annual General Meeting Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019 @ 11:30am Location: WYMESWOLD MEMORIAL HALL, CLAY STREET, WYMESWOLD, LE12 6TY All nominations for Chariperson, Honorary Treasurer & committee members together with items to be included in the Agenda must be notified in writing to: The Honorary Secretary, Northedge Hall Barns, Northedge, Chesterfield, S42 6AY No later than postmarked – Tuesday 12th February 2019 A nomination form is below:  Or PDF: All Nominations must be paid up members of at least one year’s standing. Nominations are required for the Chairperson, Honorary Treasurer and up to 4 Committee members. We should remind you that only paid up members may nominate and vote at the AGM and all subscriptions were due by 1st January 2019 The Committee hopes that the meeting will be well attended, as this is your opportunity to take part in decisions, which will affect the Club’s future.  AGM TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE AMBASSADOR AWARDS FOR 2018

Merry Christmas 2018


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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018 Newsplash

Dear Members As promised your Bumper Newsplash is all ready to be mailed out to you, packed full of News we hope you enjoy hearing all about the years activities with our curly companions. You will receive one copy per household to share.

In future, we are again planning to deliver a; Year Book; Style Newsplash, so remember to collect interesting facts and adventures to share this time next year.

Enclosed is your 2019 Membership and a Standing Order form, for you to complete and send to Sue with your payment or pay by bank transfer.

Your new membership falls due on 1st January 2019. Please fill in and send or email your 2019 Membership Form to Sue, however you decide to pay. You can save time by renewing your annual membership by arranging payment by DD or SO.

So it remains to saay on behalf of the Committee, have a Crackin’ Good Christmas and Fun Packed New Year, thank you for your support and see you in 2019 at one or more of our planned events.

All the best,

Anthony, Nigel, Nigel, Sue, Fiona, Ainsley, James, Joy, Julia, Nat and Pat

Christmas Bumper Newsplash!


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Breed Specific Seminar & Judges Day


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Breed Specific Seminar & Judges Day

25th NOVEMBER 2018

Location: Stretton Village Hall, Main Road, Stretton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6EW.

Time: 9.30 am

The morning seminar is open to all SWD enthusiasts, and will include illustrated informative talks on the history of the breed, coat presentation, confirmation & movement together with an in depth look at the breed standard. The aim is provide a friendly platform for discussion and plenty of time for Q & A. Attendees completing this part will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Refreshments will be provided.

The afternoon session, is for a maximum of 12 candidates and will include both Part 1 written and Part 2 practical tests for all aspiring judges. To be considered for the SWDC judges B List both the written and hands on assessment have to be passed. A certificate will be posted to all successful candidates.

The current judge’s criteria is available on the SWDC club website.

In line with the new JCF criteria we will be offering mentoring sessions as an alternative to the above afternoon session. This is only available to judges currently on the club’s B list or above.

Fees for this event are;

£30 for full day including lunch.

£15 for the morning or afternoon only.

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Further details are available from;

Fiona Donaldson