Dear KCH Members
I thought it was about time, that I contacted everyone, and told you what was happening at the Kennel Club of Harare and what your membership and training money is carefully spent on. Nearly forgot to mention the money brought in from Sunday teas and the catering at the shows which also goes into the kitty. Our grateful thanks to the people who not only serve the teas, but donate the cakes etc. on a Sunday. While I am writing about this, we are always looking for people to help out with this Sunday duty. It always seems to be the same people helping, and next year we will have a real problem looking for someone to help with catering especially at the shows. If you are prepared to help out, please contact me.
You will have probably noticed that work has started on putting up a section of new roofing in the old benching hall. (thanks to Mr Peter Pozzo). The old roof had to be taken down as the wood holding up the roof was rotting, and there was a danger of the roof falling in. It is important to have a section undercover so that when it rains, we can continue our training! I remember one year when we had rain at our Dog Christmas party and we actually had to hold it in the benching hall.
Several trees had to be taken out during the year, due to branches falling off, etc. but you will see we have planted new trees in the parking area.
We have started work on the big french door near the toilets, where the glass had been broken for probably over a year – the old glass has been taken out, new panes will be put in and it will be repainted.
The front of the bar building is next on our list… sometimes I wonder how the glass stays in as most of the putty has gone… also the window sills have broken off… This work will start very soon.
We try and keep our grounds looking nice, which all costs money… and our grateful thanks to Sue and Gill who put a lot of work into it – the gardens are looking great!
The other thing we had to do was to put in a water tank… and at last we always have water in the toilets and kitchen… we have had the geyser repaired and what a joy, to have hot water on tap.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.
Sunday 1st December: Come and join us for our Christmas lunch at Alo, Alo Restaurant. It was great fun last year. ……Please see the menu attached. The cost will be $22 which will cover the tip as well. I will be taking bookings together with payment as from Sunday 20 October. The last day to pay for this will be on Sunday 24 November 2013.
Sunday 15th December: There will be no training on this day…. This is the Dogs Christmas Party! Yes, they can bring their handler! For those of you who haven’t been before, there will be a fancy dress..(anything goes) plus games for dogs and handlers – more about this later.
If anyone has any ideas for raising funds to help maintain the Club, please contact us, as we still have wages, elec, etc to pay every month and there are always repairs to be made monthly. Any assistance in any way will always be appreciated!
Please note that there will be the usual training this Sunday 20 October – looking forward to seeing you all there!