The Society held its AGM and Dinner at the Stourport Manor Hotel, Stourport, on Saturday 11 November 2017. This was a new venue for the dinner and the first time that the AGM had been held out of Wales for a number of years and we welcomed a number of members who had previously been unable to attend.

The President, Mr Alan Symonds, opened the meeting by making reference to the passing of Rosina Powell, Tony Morris, James Corfield and Owen Jones and members held a minutes silence in their memory.

The Hon Treasurer Kate Esler presented the accounts which showed a healthy surplus, while the Chairman, Linda Barnard, gave a full report of the activity of the Society over the past 12 months, which included attendance at three NSA events and the Society sales which had been very successful.

Linda also made mention of the highly successful open day held at The Woodhouse and thanked all those who had been involved in the organisation of the open day and those that had donated draw prizes and items for the auction. The President thanked the Chairman for all the work she had done for the Society.

Mr Alan Brimble was elected President for the forthcoming year with Mr Robert Price elected as President Elect and the following members were elected to serve on the Council – J Owens, R Price, R Howell, Mrs H Macleod, J Rowe and A Brimble. The President thanked Heather Jones for all the work she had done on behalf of the Society during her time on Council and welcomed Helen Macleod to the Council.

Linda Barnard was re-elected as Honorary Chairman and Kate Esler was re-elected as Honorary Treasurer. Maureen Newman was elected as Honorary Secretary.

In any other business Hannah Owens advised members of the National Young Stars competition held at the Three Counties Showground in August and suggested that as the Society had a number of enthusiastic young members it may like to be involved. More information would be announced in due course.

After the AGM a very successful dinner was held, with guest speaker Alan Lyons giving a very entertaining speech. Thanks were expressed to Sammy and Georgie Brown who as usual did a sterling job selling raffle tickets and to all those who had donated prizes for the raffle.

Following the Dinner the results of the various competitions were announced and the President presented prize winners with their trophies: –

THE CWMWHITTON CUP – Flock gaining most points gained at 10 appointed Major Shows:
1. 1 T R Evans
2. 2 K Esler & E Simmons
3. 3 J&POwens
The John Brick Ram of the Year Trophy
1T R Evans’ aged ram
2 T R Evans shearling ram
3 R Price’s shearling ram

The Wenham & Elliott Silver Salver Champion Female at Ludlow Sale – John Croose

The Downwood Perpetual Cup Champion Male at Ludlow Sale – S Jones

The Haresgreen Challenge Cup Overall Champion at Ludlow – S Jones

The GW Roberts Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Best Average Price for a Pen of 3 or more Yearling Rams, to have been bred by the Vendor – A John 3 rams sold to average £861.00

The David Jones Shield – Best Wooled Sheep at Ludlow Sale – RA, AM & LA Howell The Glyn Owens Cup for the Young Handler of the Year
1. 1 T Evans 55
2. 2 Sammy Brown 28
3. 3 Georgie Brown 25
The Wrotham Trophy – Points gained in AOB Classes
1 R Hewitt 365
2 Y Brown 296
3 Knowles & Brown 142