At the Annual General meeting of the Bognor Regis & District Dog Training Club, held on the 16th March, Chairman Pauline Burtenshaw   opened the meeting and reported that the club had enjoyed another very successful year with classes very well attended after a slow start.

All of the existing Officers  were re-elected and the Club also welcomed two new Committee members, Debra Saunders and Kim Brown. Derek Page was thanked for his term on the Committee, as a retiring member.

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  1500 mainly from last year's Annual Show which was presented to  the  Sussex Animal Rescue charity at the Christmas party.  It was suggested from the floor that the Annual Trainers dinner could be more generously supported, as all of the Trainers are volunteer and do not claim any fees or expences.

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 17th 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 Ring Sponsors.  This year will see a new addition to the Show, with the introduction of a fun Agility and Flyball ring, this will be a non-competitive attraction, to allow Dogs and handlers the chance to try out these two sports, dogs must be over 12 months old to compete in the Agility. As usual all proceeds from the Show will go to a local charity, which this year will be the Lowlands Search Dogs (Sussex) who are based at Aldingbourne.

There was only one item of AOB, it was suggested that the club could hold competitve Obedience matches with other clubs. It was pointed out that it could be restrictive as the club can only hold matches agains other clubs that are registered with the Kennel Club.

The meeting closed at 8-38 pm