History of the SE Branch History
In April 1986 an invitation was sent out to all Weimaraner Club members living in the South East to attend a meeting with a view to set up an ancillary branch to specifically serve those members.
- April 1987 a further meeting was held in Maidstone chaired by Mr Kevin Grewcock, area representative. Rules were adopted from the main club.
- July 1987 was the first branch meeting held in Maidstone. It was chaired by Nicky Fussell and attended by the original committee: K. Brooking, S. Carter, I. Brooks, L. Brown, C. Hill, T. Julier, B. Von Dwingelo Luten, J. Lawrence, S. Pike and P. LeMon. In this year approximately 150 members had joined the branch.
A variety of events were run including a Christmas Dinner Dance, Clay Pigeon shoot, Fun Day, Seminars, Matches and Training Days.
The branch has continued to run successful events for the last 23 years and will continue to do so for the benefit of their branch members.at reduced rates. After all, we could not do it without them!
Weimaraner Club members are invited to join the SEB once they are fully paid up Club members. The opportunity for members to meet like minded people is endless, in particular it opens up a network to provide help and support on a local basis, whether it is training , behaviour problems or just socialization.
The South East Branch also runs a number of local events throughout the year at which members are offered a reduced rate.
Calendar of events
Once a year the South East Branch runs a local Funday The emphasis is on fun for owners & members with their dogs. This particularly good for encouraging pet owners who would like to meet other Weimaraner owners . Giving owners & dogs plenty of 'have a go' opportunities including Agility, Basic Gundoog training , Scurries and a kids corner. Alongside a Companion Dog Show this Funday event is an opportunity to support Weimaraner Club Rescue
Annual Gundog Training Days are held for members The day is split into appropriate groups,for example Puppies, Beginners Novice & Advanced
As the days are normally held on land belonging to farmers or like minded people, this affords the opportunity to hunt the dogs on ground where game is available and also the use of ponds & in some cases canals & rivers for water retrieving.
The day is aimed for you & your dog to learn and enjoy your gundog.
The WCGB South East Branch is run by members for members- so why not come and join the branch to enjoy what is available.