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Clumber Spaniel Club Zoom Quiz

Sat. 20th February 7pm for 7.15pm start


Are you bored of lockdown Saturday evenings? Bored of an evening in watching TV – again?

Then join us for the first event of 2021 and the first CSC Zoom quiz. There will be 10 rounds on a variety of subjects with sneaky Clumber questions popping up in various rounds.

You can join us as an individual or rope in several members of your household to be your team members. 

This quiz will just be for fun, no prizes for the winner(s) and no lemons for the loser(s)

And in the very best quiz night tradition – don’t forget to bring your own nibbles, drinks and glasses!!

To book your space and request a zoom invitation email Lesley at secretary@clumberspanielclub.org.uk



SGM Summons Withdrawn

The Clumber Spaniel Club committee were informed today, 7th February 2021,  that the SGM summons of 25th November 2020 has been withdrawn.


Results of the ballot to hold a Special General Meeting On-line 

The committee have received the results of the recent ballot sent out seeking members views about holding a SGM on-line.

Yes, I support holding the SGM on-line                99

No, I do not support holding the SGM on-line                60

I have no preference                                                            18

Null & Void                                                                 4

This result will be discussed by the committee and considered alongside the latest advice from the Kennel Club.


Statement from the Committee of the Clumber Spaniel Club

At the very end of November the Secretary of the Club, Eunice King, presented the committee with a request to summons an SGM which had been signed by 25 members and we were told that all signatories wished to remain anonymous. A committee meeting was called to enable the whole committee to discuss how to organise such an important meeting in these very difficult times and it was agreed by the majority to contact the Kennel Club for guidance and then to send out to members all the information that had been made available to us which was the notice of the summons and proposed agenda along with the KC guidance about organising a virtual meeting and also a ballot paper asking members for their view. This was done after Christmas to avoid the postal rush at that time of the year with a deadline of 31st January for the return of the ballot papers.

In early January Mr Ian Layfield, the Breed Education Coordinator for the club, admitted in his published breed notes that he was the main instigator of the summons but none of the other signatories revealed themselves.

There was a division within the committee with a majority feeling that this whole process needed to be more open and that there should not be any anonymity involved so again it was agreed by the committee to contact the Kennel Club for advice. We have been told that there should be full disclosure of all signatories first to the committee and then to all club members but only after each one has been contacted and given the chance to withdraw if they do not wish to have their name published.

Since then five members of the committee including the Club Secretary decided to resign from their position on the committee and they have all made very clear their reasons for doing do so on social media.

Before Eunice King resigned she contacted Ian Layfield and requested that he inform each of the signatories that their identity must be released but if they were not in agreement with this then they did have the right to withdraw their signature. The committee is now waiting for a response from Ian Layfield before it is able to release any further information.

The 8 remaining members of the committee are looking forward to working together as a team with the best interest of the Club and its members at the heart of all their plans.



SGM Summons

All members should now have received a letter from Eunice King, the Clumber Spaniel Club Secretary, informing you that a request has been made to summon a Special General Meeting. At the time of receiving the request the country was under the tier system of Covid restrictions and so the committee sought the guidance of the Kennel Club who responded with the following:-

“Our general advice for clubs considering online members’ meetings is that the committee would need to canvass and consider the views of the membership for conducting an online AGM. If the committee can set up the appropriate facility, whereby all members who wish to participate can securely and exclusively view documentation and vote upon it, this maybe a reasonable alternative. The committee will need to ensure that all members receive notification of the meeting, (at least 14 days’ notice), and that any members without internet access are accommodated. No member should be disenfranchised from participating. The required quorum must be reached at the time of voting. However, if there is a strength of view from the membership that the meeting should not be conducted in this way, but delayed until restrictions are lifted, the committee must accede to this.”   

To seek the views of all member a ballot paper has also been sent out which needs to be completed and returned by 31st January 2021.

If you are a fully paid member of the CSC and have not received your SGM notification and ballot paper please contact the Secretary at secretary@clumberspanielclub.org.uk



Membership Subscription due 1st January 2021

A mailshot has been sent out to all members  with a form for renewal of membership, if you have not received your copy please contact the secretary to let her know – secretary@clumberspanielclub.org.uk

You can download a renewal form here Club Membership Renewal Form

Subscriptions were due on 1st January so please make your payment as soon as possible if not already done.

Payment can be made in the following ways:-

  1. Standing order
  2. Bank Transfer
  3.  Paypal (family & friends payment)
  4. Cheque

Please contact our Membership Coordinator for further information – membership@clumberspanielclub.org.uk





Joint Statement from The Clumber Spaniel Club and The Working Clumber Spaniel Society

The Clumber Spaniel Club and The Working Clumber Spaniel Society would like to clear up any confusion with regards to recent accusations of Clumber/Cocker crosses. We would like to make it clear that the Kennel Club has currently found no evidence of crossbreeding, no action has been taken against any breeders nor have any dogs been removed from the KC register. In addition to this both Embark (Breed Identification test) and Wisdom (Dog Breed DNA test) have stated that their tests are not suitable as breed purity tests and should not be used in this way.