With more than half a century of service between them, Chairman Dr Arthur Sneedon and Secretary Gus MacDonald have retired as officers of the Association. Both are founder members with Arthur having served as chairman since the Clubs inception way back in 1974. Gus has carried out the Secretarys role for 26 years with 70 shows to his credit including the recent championship show this year held at Springwood Park in Kelso. Gus role was crucial in organising this major event at very short notice and by all accounts, very successfully.
Having intimated their intentions at the Annual General Meeting earlier this year, both Arthur and Gus stepped down at a recent committee meeting. The Committee have co-opted Mrs Anne Macdonald as Chairperson and Drew Littlejohn as Secretary (pictured), both of whom intend to stand for their respective positions at the next Annual General Meeting.
Anne herself, also a founder member of the Hound Association has served on the committee for many years, initially as a committee member and then Treasurer for eighteen years. Much has been written recently about Anne following her success with her young dog Jason and the committee welcome her in her new role as Chairperson.
Drew has had a lifetime in dogs having been brought up within a very well known Sheltie Kennel. However, he has made his name in Norwegian Elkhounds and Finnish Spitz having bred champions in both breeds. Over the years he has served on various committees and breed clubs and can be seen stewarding most weekends! He looks forward to his new challenge. Although already well known, he looks forward to meeting members and friends at the Limited Show in Alva on Sunday 6th July.