President's Report

I must first apologise for the few days delay in my Council Meeting Report but it has been an extremely busy time as, almost immediately, I had to attend an ISPC meeting with our Vice President Lionel Gregory in Hamburg, Germany.  Details of this visit are in a separate report in the Spring Magazine.

All correspondence was discussed and answers are now being sent out by post.  A major item for discussion was the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into effect at the end of May. This has many far reaching rules which impact on the society so, although this is legally required, Council felt they needed more time for research and information as it has to apply to our Society.  Various steps were put in place to deal with this by Council Members .

Judges Seminars are under discussion and we will have more information after the next council meeting.  Probationary Judges Assessment day is booked with the kind permission of Belinda and Gordon Jacques for September 2nd at Sylvandene, Hare Lane, Blindley Heath, Surrey RH7 6JB.  Gatwick Airport is about 15 minutes distant. Anyone interested in becoming an SPSBS panel judge must apply by July 1st of this year.  I look forward to meeting you all on the day .

Please remember also, anyone wishing to stand for Council your nomination must reach the office by May 1st.

Well, the weather in Sussex has improved lately and definitely has a feel of spring.  I hope anyone foaling at the moment is finding things easier with less rain, I know I am as we live on marshland that can flood in parts .

The showing scene is now getting busier and I have seen some very good results from the early shows, let's hope the warmer weather stays now .

Jill Jones