A List Of Officers And Committee Members
Further Down The Page
A Brief Insight into the Birth
of the Northern Portuguese Podengo Association
For some time, several Podengo enthusiasts had enquired about potential events which may be planned for Podengo
and their owners in the North of England. Up until recently, to hold such an event would not have been considered viable both
from a geographical and an economic perspective. However, the numbers of Podengo in Scotland and the Northern Counties are
steadily rising, making such a prospect wholly feasible.
With this in mind, several like-minded
members of the Podengo community, started to discuss the true possibility of forming a small group that would serve those
Podengo and owners who live in the Northern parts of the country, the primary aim of which would be to provide help, advice
and social networking opportunities. An informal
gathering took place early in 2009, and the Northern Portuguese Podengo Association was born.
Following that initial meeting, the framework of the Association was agreed, and all key Officer
and Committee positions were filled. The Association then found itself in a position to launch the Northern Portuguese
Podengo Association (Proposed) [NPPA], in its own right, and towards the end of 2011, it was recognised by the Kennel
The membership, whilst modest, in numbers, at first,
is rising steadily, has, now reached well over 100 members. Interested Podengo owners and enthusiasts of the breed
wishing to join the Association should contact the Membership Secretary, Eileen Segui, either direct or by following the links
on the Membership Page of this website.
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The Officers & Committee
of our Association
Luis Pinto Teixeira Mr. Andrew H. Brace
Mrs. Carla Molinari (Do Vale Negro), Mr. Miguel Sabino (Viamonte)
Mr. Vasco Matias (Vale do Cutileiro)
Chairman: Vice Chairman:
Mr. Keith Pearson
Mr. Rob Dunning (Nashnall)
Secretary & Treasurer:
Mrs. Eileen Segui (Arranbourne)
(Tel: 01206 230336)
Mrs. Diana Curtis (Stormwitch) (Breed Education Co-ordinator)
Mr. John Bellenie (Belfus)
Mrs. Trish Bellenie (Belfus)
Mrs. Sue Dunning (Anjuskar)
Ms. Jessica Gruninger (Darkle)
Mr. Keith Pearson (Nashnall)
Mrs. Susan Pearson (Nashnall)
Mrs. Eileen Segui (Arranbourne)
Ms. Jenny Wedge (Rioccajen)
Gillian Cowan (Co-opted)
Mrs. Anna Sampson (Morialta) (Co-opted).
The sad news has come that we have all been dreading. Our dear President
and friend Meriel Hathaway passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 31st March 2015. Our thoughts must be with
her husband Fred, her close friend, Andrew Brace and all whose lives she touched. A lady of great strength, dignity and grace.
Rest well Meriel, it was a privilege to have known you.
Taken in happier days - the Xmas Party at Newark
Meriel was always very supportive of the NPPA & took a very active role as President. Her absence was
felt very strongly at our AGM, an event which Meriel attended each year. We were very lucky to be able to have her within
A great lady in every way, who was very stoic in her approach to ill health. She will leave a huge gap and
will be very sadly missed by everyone who knew her.