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Resigning from the Husky Club Committee

Over the last 6 months, I’ve been toying with the idea of resigning from the SHCGB committee to free more time to spend on my eye tracking business. I’ve served, without break, as a committee member for about 8 years. In that time seen the SHCGB evolve into the great club it is today. Last week, I emailed the club secretary with the news of my intention.

My decision to take a break from committee matters came down to the realisation that I was working quite a few 7 day weeks, leaving little time to spend with the dogs, let alone husky club matters. Attending four committee meetings and an AGM each year is quite a commitment, especially when you factor in preparation and the jobs you walk away with.

I plan to continue with my role as webmaster for the husky club and co-organiser of the famous Aviemore Sled Dog Rally. The web site will be ten years old this year and will hopefully get the long awaited redesign, now I’ve got a bit more time on my hands.

We (myself and Helen) have accomplished a lot for the club over the years. Things that immediately spring to mind are:

  • Publishing the magazine for quite a few editions
  • Running one of the oldest husky bulletin boards
  • Setting up the virtual switchboard for the club
  • Acquiring and running the amazing race countdown clock
  • Overhauling the rally brochure format and publishing it for a reasonable stint
  • Publishing the SHCGB 25th anniversary book

On top of this list of things I’ve remembered, there’s a huge amount of stuff that we’ve just done because I was a committee member or Helen was married to a committee member. We’ve put a lot into the club over the years and got a lot back in return.

If you have the time or can make the time, then please do consider putting yourself forward for committee. It is good fun, you get to meet a huge number of people and gain an amazing insight into everything that goes on.

Website updated

old-siteStill a work in progress, but we’ve finally made the updated website live. The old site (shown in the image) was getting quite dated and the code was broken. We’ve moved over to a wordpress site using a modified Wootheme.

A new controllable webcam is under trial and we’ve finally gone ‘pro’ with the Flickr account.

We’re hoping to add more content to this site, covering the things we’ve been asked about over the years and stuff we just want to log as a journal.

D Class win at Bowlands Husky Race

We finished the rally season by winning the D class at Bowlands. we’ve had a really good year with the racing and did our bit to keep the drinks industry profits high. we had our best Aviemore yet – trying lots of new places to dine out in with a great bunch of people – oh and I smashed the 20 minute barrier and even got faster on the second day due to chasing my new trail buddy, Justin. our new puppy, Mookie, is very happy with his new pals at chez Redwood. he’s definitely a character and putting a lot of effort into doing the usual ‘chew everything’ that puppies do. we’ve got a few shows on the horizon, but I’m keen to enjoy a bit more of he garden this year and that fab warm weather we keep having.

Huskycam goes live from York, in Atlanta

I’m sat at my hotel room desk on the 61st floor over looking the Olympic Park in Atlanta watching our huskies through our new webcam. I’ve just made it live today to all through this site today. I’m sure I found a husky hair in my breakfast this morning…. so even after a 9 hour flight, I’ve still got our boys around me! I wouldn’t want to start any rumours of importing some famous lines from Georgia and New York, would I :-) As always – watch this space.