Annual General Meeting 2020/2021
Meet our new President Tilly Thomas
Hello everyone. After our virtual AGM Sunday 11th April 2021, I was duly elected President of the British Gordon Setter Club. I regard this as a huge honour and will try my upmost to guide the club and committee in my term of office to continue our quest to preserve, promote and educate. Thus, for those who don’t know me a quick life story!
I was brought up with the family dog and always had a strong love of dogs. My eldest Sister gave me an Observers book of Dogs when I was about 8 years old and it became my bible. I studied this book and decided my perfect dog would be a Gordon Setter – having never seen one!
At 20 years of age, newly married and the proud owner of 2 crossbreed dogs, my husband agreed to me having another dog – a Gordon Setter. I was lucky enough to live close to Mrs M M C Rowe of the famous Cairlie affix and met her wonderful clan of Gordons and we became firm friends and she was my mentor. I got my very own first Gordon at 21 years of age and have never been without at least one since.
Over the years my life has been enhanced by my involvement with dogs and Gordons in particular. I breed occasionally, mainly to keep my own line going. I have competed and instructed in Obedience, Agility, Working Trials , Breed Shows and Field Trials. This has given me a very broad and wealth of experience as well as lifelong friends (and partner!)
I now still show, train for agility but am happiest working my Gordons up on the moor – grouse counting! I have often phoned my Partner from the topmost part of a moor with a glorious almost 360degree panoramic view and told him “I’m on top of the world!”
I hope you will all find us (that’s me and the committee) very approachable and feel able to chat to us about anything Gordon related. Gordons are such loving companionable dogs – just enjoy them!
Mrs Tilly Thomas
Chartan Gordon Setters
89th AGM – Presidents Address
Presidents Address, my main address was printed in The Gordoner but I would like to add a warm welcome to the new committee members Mike Beese, Jo Hoad and Sharon Horn.
I would also like to congratulate Tilly for becoming President , Karen Marsh for Vice President and thank Peter and Annette for standing again as Treasurer & Secretary. I congratulate the committee for keeping the profile of the club positive, fun and educational for its members and friends through very difficult times, it is good to know whichever direction we come from when making decisions, our members and friends have always been the priority, long may it continue. I offer a huge thank you to Kathryne Wrigley for all her work that goes towards the health of our breed.
Thank you Sonja for your work serving as President – The BGSC Committee
BGSC Puppy List