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New secretary for Belfast

At the Annual General Meeting of Belfast Dog Show Society held on Monday 31st March 2009 in the Malone Lodge Hotel Mrs Alexa Brown was elected as the new secretary.

Alexa BrownMrs Brown has been a member of BDSS since 1981 and has served on the Management Committee since 1992. Within Belfast she has worked as Chief Steward/Awards Officer, Area Steward, Show Manager, Chairperson of Committee and Assistant Treasurer. Alexa has also been involved in the administration of Canine Societies in a variety of roles i.e., Secretary, Show Secretary, Chairperson, Treasurer for the past 28 years. Mrs Brown was a founder member of the NI Gundog Field and Show Society and has also represented breed clubs at Breed council level. Alexa has also endeavoured to support canine enthusiasts by delivering KC accredited training in Stewarding, Requirements of a Dog Show Judge, and Hands on Assessment.

Mrs Brown can be contacted on Tel 028 97 562716 or email :

Other officers and committee were elected as follows: Patron Mrs Rene Millington, President Mr Ian Wilson, Vice President Mr Tommy Leader, and Chairman of Committee Mr Hugh. McGucken Vice-Chairman of Committee: Mr Tommy Leader Hon. Treasurer: Mrs Angela McNally Assistant Secretary: Mrs Marian Gregg Assistant Treasurer: Mr David Lindsay McQuillan.

Committee : Mr Jonny Anderson, Mr Ronnie Brown, Mr Roy Gregg, Mrs Annie Cochrane, Mr William Cochrane Mr Maynard Collins, Mr Paul Hanna, Mr Alan Mathews, Mrs Patricia Page, Mrs Deirdre Robinson, Mr Robert Matthews, Heather Salmon - Wilson, Mrs Dorothy Park
OUR DOGS understands that the outgoing Secretary Mr Jackie Stubbs did not offer himself for re election either on the Committee or in the capacity of Secretary.

Any further news from Belfast will be brought to you in a forthcoming issue.