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AGM Vote results & Vacancies to Join the Committee

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Owing to the unprecedented times presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 AGM meeting was unfortunately cancelled. However with items on the Agenda that still needed to be voted on, under the agreement of the Kennel Club and having been passed by the club membership a postal vote was held.

There were three items that members were asked to consider and out of the 138 strong membership, 75 returned their votes representing a 54.53% return. This three items and their result were as follows:

  1. Approval of signed off and audited accounts. - 69 voted Yes, 0 voted No and 6 Abstained. This result means the motion was carried.

  2. Proposed annual increase of membership fee by £1.50 to all categories - 70 voted Yes, 5 voted no and 0 Abstained. This result means the motion was carried.

  3. Appointment of auditor for 2020 - 73 voted Yes, 1 Voted No and 1 Abstained. This result means the motion was carried.

The result of the vote enables the committee to complete the 2020 returns to be submitted on behalf of the club to the Kennel Club.

In addition to the vote the committee were delighted to welcome Jenny Abrahams into the role of Honorary Secretary and look forward to working with her over the forthcoming years.

There are still three vacancies that need to be filled within the committee which the membership are kindly asked to consider applying for. Two of these co-opted roles are to assist with general committee duties, which will also include assistance around membership coordination. The third position is specifically for the role of Breed Health Coordinator.

The Breed Health Coordinator (BHC) role entails being responsible for advocating the health and welfare of our beautiful breed and over time facilitate the communication and collection of data on the health of Spanish Water Dogs in the UK. The BHC also acts as a spokesperson on matters of health and will collaborate with the Kennel Club on any health concerns that may arise within the breed.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Pat Booth at along with a brief outline of any skills and attributes you feel you can bring to the role.

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