Well after the hustle and bustle of Crufts, the Greyhound Club held their Open show at Steventon on 16th March 2019. The AGM was held prior to the show and good to see so many attend. Claire Rishworth chaired the meeting. Lynda Race gave a short but positive health report. Due to the universities leading the research getting feedback isn’t always that quick, however Lynda gave an undertaking to ensure this is all shared in newsletters as when full results available. One of the research projects was being presented at a European veterinary conference shortly. Sadly Claire Rishworth had decided to stand down from her role as Chair person, as well as Rita Bond standing down from her treasurer’s role. Presentations were made by the Vice presidents, Ian Bond and Veronica White to them for their sterling work and years of service. A presentation was also made to Helen Rishworth who was also standing down, for her magnificent work on the newsletter. Certainly Helen bought the club into the modern era with a splendid colour magazine, so now the hunt is on to find someone with the necessary IT skills to take this on. A visual report was given of the forthcoming Greyhound World Congress (UK) 2021 where updates were shared and several questions asked. Places were being booked far in excess of expectation for this stage of the planning and several people booked up on the day. Members were invited to share their ideas and skills with the organising committee to ensure that this will be an inclusive, fun and informative congress – lots to live up to following on from the one in Norway last year! Full details can be found on the Greyhounds World Congress (UK) 2021 facebook page and web page. The ballot for the judge for the Open show next year was won by Julie McKenzie. There being no other nominations the new Treasurer is Andrea Spurr and myself as Chairman. Welcome to the new committee members Liz Millward and Maggie Holder. So onto the show…the judge for this was Dr Christopher Shields, (Pax Mundi) from Canada. Dr Shields has had greyhound since the mid 1990s, gaining his first one from Dagmar Kenis, Can Ch Solstrand Juno, he has had several dogs over the years including several from the Sobers kennel. His Best In Show was Roisin Howlett, Ina Koulermou and my, Ina’s Fashion Dedicated to Boughton, Imp winning from the yearling class, sadly there were no puppy or junior males entered. It was therefore lovely to see Helen Rishworth showing her mother Claire’s new puppy in bitches, Out of the Blue de Ad Honores (TAF) Imp to win best puppy in show, what a delightful young puppy, India as she is called, was taking everything in at her first show! She was bred by Francine Belgherbi from France. Best bitch and reserve best in Show was Ina Koulermou and my Ina’s fashion Design by Boughton Imp, so a lovely day for the litter mates. Bob Newsham handled Elaine’s Ch. Windspiel Northern Sherpa and Europa Decuma Via Windspiel (Imp), to reserve best dog and bitch respectively so a lovely day for them too. The entry was 46 which was very pleasing considering the marked decrease in entries recently. It was lovely to see Pam Ayling at the show , and Pam was thrilled to win best veteran with her Telltales Celia (imp) . As usual the best racing/coursing classes were well filled with Mr and Mrs Browns Slippery Louise of Adachi winning best overall. As usual Veronica White and her merry team of helpers (Rita Bond and Lynda Race) were busy in the kitchen and the committee wish to thank everyone who donated food and raffle prizes.