As it cannot yet be certain what government advice may be by the time the Society usually conducts its AGM in October, a provisional plan has been made to hold an open air meeting where it would be possible to adhere to social distancing guidelines, should these measures still be in place and providing that such events were to be permitted.
For the time being, the plan would be for the event to take place on just one day rather than also having the customary Friday evening meal beforehand, although this could of course be considered again nearer the time depending on what types of gatherings may be acceptable.
The offer of hosting members for this event has kindly been given by Richard and Fiona Nourse of the Rockley herd, with interim details as follows:
Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020
Time: AGM to begin at 11.30am, lunch and herd visit to follow
Location: Tankards Hill, Stretton on Fosse, Morton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9QY
A final decision will be made in time for the AGM announcement to all members, which should be included as normal with the September newsletter posting (end of August).
Much like the AGM, the annual BWCS Herd Competition is also having to be considered and a plan of action made, should the judging not be able to safely be conducted this year. Entries are still being accepted and the judge for 2020 – Mr Mick Wright, Castleton Herd – wants to assure members that if it were indeed possible for him to visit herds and safely conduct the judging in time for results to be announced at the AGM in October, that he would gladly do so. This will of course be decided over the next couple of months and any members who have entered the competition this time will be contacted in due course. Should the competition not be able to go ahead, members will have the choice of a refund of their entry fee, or for it to be carried over to next year’s competition.
If you have any questions about either of the above events, please contact the Breed Secretary.