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South West England

South West England

Branch information and events

We wish all our members and friends a happy and prosperous 2018 and look forward to seeing many of you at the various events we have planned for the year so far:


17-18 March     West of England Game Fair, Royal Bath and West Showground, Somerset
25 March     Members’ Day and AGM, Best Western Tiverton Hotel, 9.30am
      NB. We will not be attending the Royal Bath and West Show this year.

Branch contacts

Chairman Paul Messenger  
Secretary Carmen Hocking  


2018 News

South West branch Members Day and AGM 2018

Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Blundells Road, Tiverton, Sunday 25th March 9.30am

If anyone wishes to be appointed as an Officer of the Branch (President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer) they must inform me in writing at least 21 days before the AGM and be a paid up member of the Branch. If anyone wants to join the Committee as a normal member, they need only make representation to the Committee on the day of the AGM, but it would be helpful to know in advance so that we can ensure they are included in the vote. So far we have one new committee member, Hamish Dawe, to be voted in place.

Our Chairman Paul Messenger has made the decision to stand down and I have decided to relinquish my role as Secretary, decisions not taken lightly. We both wish to remain on the Committee, Paul will continue, if re-elected as our Training Officer and I will continue as our Treasurer if re-elected.

This year, following the success of the last two years, our Chairman has arranged a Members’ Day around the AGM. Starting with coffee at 9.30am, we have excellent speakers followed by the AGM and lunch before we have the opportunity to visit nearby Hillersdon House, Cullompton where we shall be able to view a fine herd of red deer in a stunning park. Tea and cake will be served in the historic manor house.

To ensure this event is a success details of the day plus the necessary booking form will be sent out to each South West Branch Member in due course, please come along to what promises to be a great event and give your support to Paul and the Committee.

With warmest wishes to all our members for a Happy and Peaceful 2018.

Carmen Hocking