The Beagle Club has been saddened to hear that Neil Hannon, a Vice President of the club has sadly passed away. Neil and his wife Mary kept Beagles for many years and while they did show their hounds it was the working Beagle that most interested Neil.
He was the Field Master of The Beagle Club Working Section in a long and successful tenure during what I would describe as its heyday. The meetings were always very well attended and very well organised and run. They were fun meetings and there was always a sumptuous tea afterwards while everyone thawed out. Neil’s hounds were always very successful at the Working Section meets as well and his Valedown Minstrel Boy aka ‘Bill’ won no less than 14 working certificates, still a record to this day. Bill always used to lead the field, often with his great chum Gerry Meek’s Perrystar Voyager both speaking loudly to the trail they were following. A wonderful spectacle.
Many will also remember him as one of the bowler hatted stewards of the parade of working packs at Houndshow along with myself and Andrew Smalley. Neil was a real gentleman and was always quick to welcome newcomers and encourage them and their hounds. The Beagle world has lost an enthusiastic and genuine hound man and we send our best wishes and condolences to his wife Mary and his family and friends. Happy hunting Neil
The Beagle Club
Annual General Meeting
will be held on
Saturday 25th March 2023
Steventon Village Hall, Steventon, Oxon, OX13 6RR
The Meeting will commence approximately 30 minutes after completion of judging at the Open Show but not before 2pm.
The following Officers and Committee members have completed a three-year term and are due to retire by rotation but do not require proposers and seconders
Mrs Jill Peak & Mrs Debbie Randles
Both Mrs Peak and Mrs Randles have agreed their willingness to stand again
The post of Chairman will become vacant at the AGM following the completion of a three-year term. Mr Milner, current Chairman, has indicated his willingness to stand.
There are also four three-year term Committee vacancies.
Any fully paid-up members (who have paid their subscription due on 1st January 2023) may be nominated for any vacant positions. All nominations must be made in writing and must include the nominee’s written consent to being nominated. All proposers and seconders must also be fully paid-up members.
Any nominations for the Committee or for the post of Chairman must be received by the Secretary no later than 25th February 2022.
Any resolutions or other items for discussion members wish to have included on the AGM Agenda are also to be submitted to the Secretary by no later than 25th February 2023.
AGM packs are available upon request by Members via the Secretary after 12th February 2023
Judges Lists 2023 are now updated, and available via our Downloads page - any changes required please email the Secretary with details
Mrs Nikki Peterson is Club Secretary.
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