Dear Supporters,  


Border Terrier Welfare AGM goes virtual for 2020

In what has been an extremely challenging time for all of us, we have been unable to meet in person this year at our BTW events.  We are pleased to announce that we will however, be holding a virtual Annual General Meeting.

Announcing a virtual event

Our AGM will take place on zoom at 2.30pm on Sunday 8 November 2020.  Our main presentation after the AGM will be from John & Vanessa Jessop on Fostering Border Terriers.  Read on for more details of how you can attend, along with entering our fun BTW Scavenger Hunt photo competition.

Book your virtual place

You can book your free place to attend the virtual event on zoom and details of how to join will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting, along with the Agenda, Minutes and Reports documents.  Click on the image below to book on our Eventbrite page.


(please note timings are approximate)   

2.20pm a BTW Calendar preview

We'll be opening our zoom event at 2.20pm to give you a chance to settle in and familiarise yourself with the tech - it is new to many, whilst some will be practiced zoomers!

While that's happening, we'll show our preview slideshow, Border Bonanza, with some of the pictures submitted for the 2021 BTW Calendar . . . because we couldn't think of a better way of opening the event than looking at our favourite thing, Border Terriers!

2.30pm AGM commences

Chairman Tony Wrenn will open the AGM with a welcome to everyone.

We will review our Accounts to 30 June 2020 and Officer Reports, with a mid year update to date

Accounts and Trustee details can be viewed on the Charities Commission website here.  Reports will be made available to registered attendees before the meeting.

This will be followed by election of the Committee.

Re-election of existing Trustees (to be taken en bloc):

  • Tony Wrenn
  • Melanie Robson
  • Mark Harvey
  • Jenny Oakshott
  • Joyce Rhodes

Election of new Trustees (to be taken en bloc):

  • Roger Newson
  • Paula Byers
  • John Jessop
  • Vanessa Jessop

Election of Officers (to be taken en bloc):

  • Chairman - Tony Wrenn
  • Secretary - Melanie Robson
  • Acting Treasurer - Melanie Robson
  • Records Trustee - Mark Harvey
  • BTW Co-ordinator Trustee - Roger Newson
  • Digital Trustee - Paula Byers

3pm BTW Scavenger Hunt photo competition winners announced

The AGM will be followed by the announcement of the winners of our BTW Scavenger Hunt photo competition.  Find out more on our competition page and make sure you get your entries in to be in with a chance to win one of our prizes!

Visit our BTW Scavenger Hunt photo competition page

3.10pm Fostering Border Terriers with John & Vanessa Jessop

Our main presentation for the afternoon will be a short talk on their work fostering Border Terriers for BTW, sharing their experience of gaining the trust of Borders who have come from often difficult circumstances and introducing them into their family home. This will be followed by a chance to put your questions to John & Vanessa and the wider BTW panel to share their knowledge and insights on Border Terriers and the work of BTW.

3.30pm Event close

Whilst attendance at this virtual event is free, we are missing our usual opportunity to do some fundraising. If you are able to support us to help continue our work, or are able to make a donation for your entry in our Scavenger Hunt photo competition, we would be grateful if you could visit our JustGiving page to donate what you can.

We hope you'll join us for the afternoon, although we won't be able to get together in person, hopefully we can still enjoy an afternoon of Border Terrier fun!


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