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Message from our new President Sonja Upton-Lovett

Dear Members and Friends

Having taken advice from the Kennel Club re our 2020 AGM, it looks highly unlikely that our meeting will take place this year due to Covid-19 and social distancing regulations. To enable the Club to move forward the KC have advised that as there were no votes needed for committee personnel changes, these can be ratified with our members at a meeting immediately prior to our 2021 AGM next year.

We thank our retiring President Kay Reid for her many years of service to the BGSC and wish her a happy and healthy retirement.  Please read Kay’s retirement speech here:

http://britishgordonsetterclub.co.uk/sample-page/message-from-kay-reid

And we offer a warm welcome to the new members and returning members to the Committee.

Committee for 2020/2021 is

President: Sonja Upton- Lovett
Vice President: Tilly Thomas
Honorary Secretary: Annette Mappin
Treasurer: Peter Sandiford

Jean Collins-Pitman, Rachel Horler, Karen Marsh, James Newton, Bob Roberts, and Keith Whiting.

Introducing Sonja

I have been owned by Gordon Setters since 1976 and at present have 4, including two 8 month old puppies, yes I am a little mad !!

I have been a member of the BGSC since 1978 and I was elected to the Committee for the first time in 1998, taking on many responsibilities including treasurer for 8 yrs.

I am extremely honoured to become President of the Club and promise to do my best for the members and our wonderful breed. My main interests in Gordon Setters are first and foremost loving them as wonderful companions, they give so much love back it makes it easy, followed by showing, training them (purely to be fun, sociable well behaved dogs) and I also judge them at Championship level.

I look forward to many laughs working alongside this hardworking committee and hope members support and enjoy our shows, events and publications, all of which take a huge amount of work and effort to put together, but we have fun doing it for you and your dogs. I would like to thank all the long suffering family members of committee and friends that give us a hand at events, your help is very much appreciated, long may it continue. 😘

Once we are safe and free, I look forward to meeting you and your dogs at BGSC events, but for now keep safe, well and enjoy your Gordon cuddles, there’s nothing better !!!

Sonja Upton-Lovett
Hon President


Please note

Please note while we all are under house arrest the committee will only be undertaking very urgent issues so we can focus on our families during this unusual situation.

We would like to wish our members a safe journey through this.

Take care and stay safe everyone.

Your BGSC Committee.

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