The balance sheet for the show in 1972 was discussed and the overall surplus of £344 considered to be a good result. Hall expenses totalled £701, prize money was £646 and the rest of the expenses £450 which included the K.C. Licence at just £5 and judges fees less than £30. What a difference 40 years makes!
Towards the end of the meeting Mr Gregory tendered his resignation as Secretary and Mrs Ann Wynyard was appointed as acting Secretary. It was agreed there would be another meeting in April.
At the April meeting it was evident Mrs Wynyard was not in receipt of all the papers from the previous Secretary and The K.C. would be requested to approach him and request he hands everything over as soon as possible. This was creating some degree of difficulty. Despite this all the necessary jobs had been done to progress the July Championship show. Best in Show judge would be Mr Westlake. The chairman wished to take full advantage of TV publicity which he could arrange and wanted to have one of the Not Previously classified breeds there on the Friday prior to the show. Mr Edmonds at The K.C. had confirmed that the following breeds were registered with the K.C. but they could not spare the staff to research owners names and provide them…Canaan Dogs, Iceland Dogs, Japanese Akita, Leonberger and Mexican Hairless.
Decisions were made with regard to a 1974 show and a December date had been approved already. Bingley Hall was provisionally booked. Following a ballot Mrs de Casembroot was to be approached to judge BIS. A 12 month gap was proposed for the breed judges that were to be suggested by Reps. There is though, a healthy bank balance.
It had come to light when Mrs Wynyard had been in contact with Mr Edmond that the Association should have held an AGM already and K.C. permission had now been sought to hold this in July prior to the show. It was agreed this would be on 10th July.
This first AGM formally elected Mrs Wynyard as the Secretary and Breed Clubs were able to send one Representative in addition to the Breed Rep., on the Council. A practice that continues today. The chairman reported that the entry for the forthcoming show was down compared with the first show that had been run which was unfortunate as it may lead to a deficit.
By the time the next meeting was held in November the Associations funds had dropped to only £684 in the bank due to a £381 loss on the show. VAT had come into being and various other charges that had not been evident at the first show. More staff had been paid for as senior committee members had not been involved in heavy work. The meeting was asked to ratify the cost of Mrs Wynyard plus the show equipment being transported to the show and for her hotel on the night before the show. Agreed.
The minutes of this meeting ran to over 4 pages, much of which was discussion with regard to judges.
The chairman had stated the Breed Reps should consult the Member Breed Clubs for judge suggestions.