New Chairman for National Working
AT THE conclusion of his last three-year term as a member of the elected committee, Mr Warwick Winston did not choose to stand for re-election, writes Ann Arch. With his 78th birthday on the horizon, he decided it was time to let someone else take the helm.
Elected to committee in 1970, under the Chairmanship of Larry Elsden, Warwick was soon to prove his great ability in show management, taking on the position of show manager for the first championship show in 1972. He became Chairman in 1979. A presentation was made to Warwick a the end of the recent January Open show in order that as many as possible could witness this tangible thank you for 30 years service. At the AGMs conclusion (2001) Warwick was given two framed photos of committee and with his Vice-Chairman Ann Podmore, as mementoes.
At the resumed Committee meeting, following the AGM, Ann Podmore was unanimously elected by her fellow Committee members as Chairman, with Andy Smallwood combining the duties of Show Manager with Vice Chairman.
Two new members were welcomed on to the Committee to replace Warwick Winston, and Graham Hicks who had been Chief Steward for a number of years. A presentation was made to Graham prior to the AGM. Jim ODonnell (Briards and Pyrenean Sheepdogs) and, Mick Taylor (Bearded Collies) can look forward to some hard work in the future!