Sunday, September 14, 2008

East Regional Conference

The Regional Conference for all branches within the East and East Central areas will be at the Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Park, Hampton on 4th October.

Any interested members, supporters or volunteers from the Cambridge branch are welcome to attend. Please email as soon as possible if you would like to come, so that we can let RHQ know the numbers for catering. Lunch will be provided and will be either vegetarian or vegan.

There is a very interesting program this year, including a talk by Mark Evans (Head of Companion Animals Department), whom you may have seen recently on TV in connection with the program about the problems of inbreeding of pedigree dogs.

  • 10.30 coffee
  • 11.00 Welcome by Chairman Bob Baylis, Regional Council Representative
  • 11.10 Regional overview - Suzie Graham, Regional Manager
  • 11.20 Awards
  • 12.05 Presentation by East Winch Wildlife Centre
  • 12.30 Open Forum
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Update on the Society - Nigel Yeo, Director Animal Welfare Services
  • 14.15 Urban Search and Rescue Dog Teams - Chris Pritchard (fire rescue service)
  • 15.00 Positives of the Animal Welfare Act - Inspectorate
  • 16.00 Chairman's closing summary

We hope for a good attendance as this is the one opportunity most branch volunteers get each year to meet up with their "opposite numbers" in neighbouring branches. Also, we have an ulterior motive: there is a prize of 60 free microchips for the branch with the largest number of attendees.

Map showing the location of the Deafblind UK Conference centre. The centre is in the region between the Serpentine and Fletton Parkway (click view larger map to zoom in to locate it). We will be meeting in the Bradbury Suite

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  1. Oops! Sorry, it's the 4th October. I've corrected the main post.