The following is a summary of just some of the other actions taken over the winter months by Council Members.
AC`s Chairman Linda Swain has ensured that the Regional meetings for Area Commissioners & other officials are in full swing with the BDS Chairman also attending each one to ensure that up to date information is imparted correctly.
Unfortunately, too much snow caused the meeting in Kent to be cancelled in early March & this does now need to be rescheduled. A good number of officials attended the Regional meeting on 10th March in Hampshire with some excellent and encouraging ideas coming forward.
Other meetings are scheduled for Norfolk, Devon, Herefordshire & Cumbria.
Much goes on behind the scenes out of the summer show season and the BDS Office is kept particularly busy dealing with membership applications, renewals and enquiries.
Council member Gary Docking excels with training days, demonstrations and talks, all of which have kept him busy recently.
Vice Chairman Brian Ball has assisted Emily Ham as Commissioner for Junior Members with her preparations and ideas for the Brian Sims Scholarship this year. Barry Luck, the Judges Committee’s Chairman, another important position with the Society, is getting ready for the forthcoming season.
Other members of BDS Council always do their best to gain sponsorship for the Annual show as well as Driving Addington throughout the year, encourage new members as well as taking part and organising events in their local area. Sponsorship is essential for national as well as events near you – please don`t wait to be asked.
The next BDS Council meeting is on Wednesday 25th April 2018.