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SKC’s future on the table

The Scottish Kennel Club Executive Council meets today (Friday) in Musselburgh, Edinburgh to discuss its ongoing problems.

But the agenda looks set to drive a further deep division into the already divided members of the council.

Members of the council will be asked to confirm their full confidence in the Convener and Vice Convener. If they vote against the motion seeking that ‘full confidence’ they will be asked to pledge support for the Convener and Vice Convener or reconsider their position as an Executive Council member.

Staff matters will also be the focus of discussion and it is thought that an interim appointment to the post of Secretary General will be among recommendations from the appointments panel.

Council members will also be asked to look at the content of the requisition for another SGM with the single proposal ‘that the Convener and Vice Convener be asked to resign from the Executive Council because of their mismanagement of the Club’s affairs’.

As the requisition was handed to the Convener on January 9th., the day of the last SGM, the next meeting should be held by Friday February 6th at the latest. The constitution requires that members are advised 14 days in advance.

Last week The Kennel Club sought assurances from the SKC that everything was in place to run the forthcoming representative May show. Part of the statement said, ‘The Kennel Club has asked for detailed organisation charts and plans on how the SKC will be dealing with the following issues over the next few months. 1. The day to day management of the authority delegated by the KC to the SKC. 2. The secretarial administration for the forthcoming May SKC Championship Show 3. The management of the physical aspects of the show.

‘We have delegated certain powers to the SKC and wish to ensure the successful performance of this delegated authority, and to ensure reliable protection of the Kennel Club Challenge Certificates allocated to the SKC for its Representative Show.’

The SKC Executive Council meets again on February 11th., six days before the next Kennel club General Meeting.