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Summary Council 7-12-15

Summary of the Council meeting held at 10.00 am on Monday 7 December 2015 at Bronaeron, Felinfach, Lampeter, SA48 8AG

The morning of the Council meeting commenced with representatives from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society meeting with Trustees regarding the current pavilion at the showground, in addition to a positive presentation of a joint venture for the future in the interest of both parties. A very productive and formative debate was achieved by all.

A minute's silence was held for recently departed members, and the minutes of the previous meeting were ratified.

An update was received from the Sales Committee and Brightwells the key points for consideration were the re-introduction of a Gelding Show on the Friday of the Cob Sales; a possible block selling of animals by Section; a one day sale membership for the Spring Sale 2016 and finally an Operating Accounts Statement from Brightwells for all our Members information.  Committee Chairs updated Council on the 16 November meetings, with Members Services reporting the awards for Young Achiever, Educational Bursary and the Young People's Group Scholarship Award.  Judging and Showing reported on a very successful Judges Conference noting the positive feedback received from those in attendance.

Other Society meetings were reported on by the WPCS representatives from the attendees of the BHS Horse and Pony Breeds meeting and National Stallion Association meeting.

Council voted on and confirmed the successful applicants and nominations for the annual Miss Brodrick Memorial Trophy, nominations for Honorary Life Member and The Kentchurch Trophy for Welfare.

All recipients will be informed by letter, with presentations to be made at the AGM.

The President, Mr Dai Harris, updated Council on his preparations to date for the 2016 AGM Dinner on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at The Vale Resort, Hensol, with further details to be confirmed at the next meeting.

Discussion ensued regarding the forthcoming Council elections as a result of a Trustee's formal enquiry regarding application for re-election.  Further discussion followed by the Chair regarding Trustee's necessity to sign a Declaration of Confidentiality as there appears to be some inconsistencies within the current Council.

Nine pieces of correspondence were addressed and 107 new members accepted.

Council agreed that the office would close at 12.30 pm on Friday 18 December 2015 for the staff Christmas lunch.

The next standing committee meetings will take place on Monday 18 January and Tuesday 19 January 2016.

Should you have any queries please contact the office by email or by post to

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society, Bronaeron, Felinfach, Lampeter SA48 8AG.

10th Dec 2015