Fears for future of group
The Galloway Gundog Association has warned the group could fold unless new office bearers are found.
Both chairman CammyWatt and secretary Susan Edgar will step down next month.
Mrs Edgar has issued an appeal for volunteers to take up the reins.
More people are also needed to bolster the understrength committee.
She said in a statement:“CammyWatt is standing down as chairman after 10 years.
“I am standing down as general secretary due to many other commitments. We also need new committee members.
“If these positions aren’t filled at the AGM then there is a massive doubt that the club can continue.”
The crisis comes as the association marks its 22nd anniversary this year.
The GGA – known by its supporters as ‘the friendly club’– holds 12 competitive tests for all standards of gundogs between February and September.
Regular training days and nights are also staged throughout the summer.
Whiteside Farm at Beeswing will host the next test on March 3.
It will follow the crucial early morning AGM in the Galloway Arms, Crocketford.
All test dates and venues for 2019 are booked and confirmed, Mrs Edgar said.