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Vi Elsworth retires after 40 years as Secretary of Chow Club

Vice President Mrs Sandra Stafford, retiring Secretary Mrs Vi Elsworth (centre)
and Chairman Mrs Sheila Jakeman

THE CHOW Chow Club held a special party during the lunch interval of their recent open show to make a presentation to Mrs Vi Elsworth marking her retirement from the position of Club Secretary after 40 years sterling service.

Vi joined the Club committee in the 1950s and after a spell as Cup Steward became Secretary in 1965, since when she has, in the words of Chairman Sheila Jakeman, been a source of inspiration and advice to all in the breed.

Vi was presented with a wildlife study by Stuart Mallard and, to prove the truth of the saying that ‘they deserve a medal’, a replica club medal modelled on those awar-ded in the early days and suita-bly engraved!

At the AGM following the show the mem-bership had no hesitation in electing Vi to the position of President which had lain vacant since the death in 2004 of Mr Gordon Watkins.