Gold Cup & Black

National English Rabbit Club

~ The 24 Carat Club ~

National English Rabbit Club

Secretary

Mr Phil Shaw

(01325) 260409

english1 bis boys with rabbit and cup Roger Prior Gold Cup Winner 2008 Gold Cup Winner, best black, bis - stevie dixon

What seems to have been an eternity, it now looks very promising that we will hopefully be able to hold our first stock show for a couple of years. Plans are now well in advance to hold our Adult stock show at Coventry on the weekend of November 27th/28th 2021 with Richard Took judging bucks and Gary Lees does and Neil Bircumshaw U/5 support show. This will be a free entry show for exhibitors who are fully paid up members with full prize money paid out in all classes. hopefully this will encourage the members to exhibit extra rabbits and support the show.

Due to the cancellation of the Scottish rabbit club adult stock at Kelso in October the Gold Shield will be awarded at this show. The sale of the stars will again be held on the Sunday of the show with some top-class stock available for auction.

The clubs annual ballot this year will take place after the A.S.S. in order for us to hold an extraordinary A.G.M. were two rule changes are to be discussed. If passed by the meeting they will be placed on the ballot paper for the members to vote upon.

Penning erection will take place on the Friday afternoon in the show hall and any help in this department would be very well appreciated as more hands make light work. The canteen over the weekend will be in the capable hands of Janet. Janet. Janet. And Sharon. On the Saturday lunches will per packed in boxes at £5, which can be ordered when making your show entries full details in the last Spotlight.

There will be the usual raffle on both days of the show with all prizes being made as covid safe as possible. A reminder to all 2019 A.S.S. cup winners, please return your trophies to our cup steward Steve Shacklock on the day as they are your responsibility until you receive your cup card from Steve. If you are unable to attend, please arrange for someone to bring them for you. For any one stay for the weekend special rates have been made available for Friday and Saturday nights at the Holiday Inn Coventry tele 02476 581405, the two course evening meal on the Saturday night is included in the duel, has to be taken in the restaurant within your bubble as their will be no evening entertainment, covid restrictions not the club.

Spotlight teams for the A.S.S. will be taken from the show entries, but nominated before judging starts, judge selected on the day. The best headed exhibit will follow the same format as previse years and will be judged Sunday morning from exhibit nominated by the A.S.S. judges.

Roy Wearmouth is show secretary for the show patiently waiting for early entries [tele 01740 652039] keep him busy. John Kay is the show manager over the weekend. I will be taking your subs, spotlight, sweepstake entries and yearbook adverts etc for 2022 over the weekend. Yearbook editor Stewart will be looking for articles from a few of you also advert updates for the 2022 book. So that it can be distributed at the Bradford show in January. Nominations for the Ballot are required for all positions within the club, Committee, Club judges,

Allrounder judges, A.S.S Judges, Secretary/ Treasurer, B.R.C rep, Area investigation panels, and Auditors. Nominations for the Y.S.S. are not required, as the elected judges for the 100th young stock show will officiate at the rearranged show to be held 2022. elected judges S Germany bucks, Roy Wearmouth does, D Hemsley Adult support show. Sadly, life member Brian Marsh has passed away, Brian’s contribution to Blue English and in previous years to Greys was second to none. Condolences to Julie and his family. Finally, the stages is set for a National English Adult stock show, I look forward to seeing you all there for a great

weekend.

 

Phil Shaw, Secretary.

Secretaries Notes