In the dying days of 2019, a virus mutated and transmitted to humans in the Huahan market in Wuhan, China. It spread with pandemic speed. Two months into the new year of 2020 it had already established footholds in many countries across the planet. It was not long before it hit our shores and led to shut down with serious economic consequences. Industries closed and large numbers of people were confined to their homes. Others lost their jobs. The dog world was caught up in this maelstrom. KUSA’s office at 68 Bree Street was closed and office personnel operated from their homes. Management and staff put in a major effort to “work from home’” as seamlessly as possible limiting the impact on workflow. It is gratifying to report that KUSA’s staff have done a sterling job and that this has been achieved without sacrificing the quality of service to KUSA members.
Meetings of FEDCO and EXCO where held on teleconferences. This medium proved successful and resulted in significant savings in travel and accommodation. Dog shows were cancelled and have only recently started to emerge from a state of enforced inactivity.
At the Federal Council meeting held on 4 & 5 December 2020, the following persons were elected:
Election of Chairman of the Federal Council and Election of President – Article 188.8.131.52
Nomination received for Chairman of the Federal Council:
Mrs JM Hubbard
Clr Hubbard was elected for four years from 01.01.2021 until 31.12.2024.
Nomination received for President:
Mrs DE Powell
Clr Powell was elected as President for four years from 01.01.2021 until 31.12.2024.