The Kennel Club have requested that we provide the following statement to the membership for clarification of the recent events. We are pleased that the membership confirmed all of the changes that had already occurred at the November 2021 AGM. Your committee looks forward to continuing to serve you and working together with a spirit of moving forward in a positive way.
Andrea Gates, Hon. Club Secretary
Statement by the Kennel Club on Bull Terrier Club ballot result
As a result of the recent ballot, the following have been elected to serve until the 2023 AGM:
President: Linda McGregor
Honorary Secretary: Andrea Gates
Honorary Treasurer: Anna Blair
Honorary Show Manager: Steve Walker
Honorary Editor: Rita Sinclair
Committee member: Mark Phillips
The Kennel Club commissioned the ballot for honorary officer positions and one committee position. This was as a result of the situation arising from the 2021 AGM, whereby the rules of the club did not allow for any other logical solution.
The ballot was facilitated by Mi-Voice and we have every confidence in the processes used.
It is the task of the committee to work cohesively in the interests of the club and the breed. Its priority now is to organise the delayed 2022 AGM. The agenda will need to include proposed changes to the constitution of the club so as to allow members to select honorary officers going forward.
The club needs to move forward from this point and accordingly we will not enter into further debate over the ballot or events leading up to it. We do not expect to adjudicate or engage at the level required in recent months. The Bull Terrier Club now has to rebuild and restore stability and confidence.
The Bull Terrier Club remains under scrutiny and a report will be made to the meeting of the Kennel Club Board on 13 September 2022.
Kennel Club Secretary