At the Annual General meeting of the Bognor Regis & District Dog Training Club, held on the 14th March, Chairman Pauline Burtenshaw   opened the meeting and reported that the club had enjoyed another very successful year although some classes had slightly lower attendance. It was reported that the Kennel Club have decreed that no Check Chain Leads, often known as choke chains will be allowed in any training (the club do not allow these anyway). The introduction of frequent cleaning on the protective matting used on club nights using Formula 4 has been very successful especially during the recent Kennel Cough season.

All of the existing Officers  were re-elected and the Club also welcomed three new Committee members, Paul White, David Bonthrone and David Farr. Retiring members, Georgina Wingham, Sue Weller and Alison Formaggio were thanked for their term on the Committee.  Kim Brown was welcomed as the new Show Secretary and Alison Formaggio was thanked for the excellent shows during her term as Show Secretary.

It was reported that the clubs finances were in  a healthy situation with a small profit being shown,  the report  drew special attention to the superb efforts of club members in raising  1700 from last year's Annual Show which was presented to  the  Search Dogs Sussex  charity at the Christmas party. 

The K.C. Good Citizens have continued to be succesfully run, thanks given to Helen for her organisation of the tests. Gold tests will be held in April and the next Bronze tests will be held at the Show in June.

The Club also announced details of this year's Annual Companion Dog Show which  they will be hosting on Sunday 30th June at   the  North Bersted Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane. The club are pleased to announce that THW Landscape Construction have kindly agreed to continue as the Shows main sponsor, and Brick Kiln Garden & Pet Centre will once again be Breed & Novelty Ring Sponsors along with Runcton Pet Food Warehouse who will be ring Sponsor for the Obedience.  The trial at last years show  for a fun Agility and Flyball ring was not very popular so will not be included this year but the possiblity of a try it out Rally Ring is being looked into. As usual all proceeds from the Show will go to a local charity, which this year will be the Ability Dog 4 Young People who are based on the Isle of Wight.

The meeting closed at 8-36 pm