The Irish Setter Rescue Group Charitable Trust - 1125317
Will be having a Table Top Sale of Irish Setter Memorabilia to raise funds for our
Rescue on Saturday October 6th with the kind permission of the Irish Setter
Association (England ) at their Championship Show at Stoneleigh. CV8. 2LZ
We would be grateful for any items anyone would care to donate. Please visit the
Stand,we already have some very interesting items for sale, don’t forget to bring
lots of lolly so that we can continue to help the redheads who come into our care.
Congratulations to Angela Roberts
Jetsetter Cristalle To Polmennor (Imp Rus) – Chrissy. Gained her Junior Warrant at eight and a half months old
At the Joint Irish Setter Breed Clubs championship Show
Owned by Angela Roberts
- Bred by Irina Isaenko
Sire: Copper’s Gypsy Rose x Dam: Dubliner Jetsetter Coco Chanel
Congratulations to Maddy & Dave
Staratlantas Out A Time Staratlantas Out A Time (Marty)
Gained his Junior Warrant At City of Birmingham
Marty also won Best Junior at Birmingham and was shortlisted in the Junior Group
Owned by: Maddy Anthony & Dave Hopewell - Bred by: Maddy Anthony and Roger Stuart
Dam: Staratlantas Fire Queen JW x Sire: Sh Ch Thendara Commitment JW
Kate O'Callaghan's Funeral Arrangements
Kate's funeral will be held on Tuesday 11th September, 2.45pm at Amersham Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham HP7 0ND
Following the funeral, friends will be welcome at The Black Cat Pub, in Lycrome Road, Lye Green, Chesham, HP5 3LF.
The family have requested NO FLOWERS please - but donations to The Irish Red Setter Rescue Charitable Trust
Donations can be made as follows:
Undertakers after the service or by post to: Church View Funeral Services 161 Broad Street Chesham, HP5 3EF
or direct to the Trust Treasurer Mike Brady, Field House, Newton-On-The-Moor, Moepeth, Northumberland, NE65 9JY
Request from Sandy Waterton: Kate's son Mark has asked me to collate info/numbers of those planning to attend the funeral so he can book the appropriate Chapel. So please let me know via Facebook Messenger or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We feel immense sadness today (27th August) with the loss of a dear friend Kate O’Callaghan, whom we have known for over 30 years. Pamela & I got to know Kate extremely well, during the five years I was Hon. Secretary of the ISBC and she was Hon Treasurer at that time. A more dedicated & loyal person you will never meet. Kate loved our breed and said many times it’s not about winning but the taking part!
She had time for everyone offering advice and friendship and will be dearly missed, by all who knew her. We offer our deepest sympathy to her son Mark & his family.
Colin & Pamela Waddell
See a tribute to Kate by Brian Ross ISBC President below
A tribute from Brian Ross President
- Irish Setter Breeders Club
Catherine “Kate” O’Callaghan: 18/2/1934-27/8/2018
As many of her friends will know, Kate O’Callaghan has experienced a number of health problems recently, involving stays in 3 different hospitals, including surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, before returning to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury.
Sadly, her health took a downward spiral and she passed away on the morning of Monday 27 August, in the presence of son Mark, and members of her family… to whom we send our sincere condolences for the loss of our treasured friend.
Below are the words offered in our ISBC Yearbook 2007, when Kate retired from her role with the club – RIP Kate x
“This photo is offered as a tribute to our retiring Treasurer and Membership Secretary, Kate O’Callaghan; our Chairman, Brian Ross, charts Kate’s service to the ISBC committee in his report for 2007. However, suffice to say, Kate is held in great affection by our members - not to mention a modicum of trepidation at membership renewal time if we’re late with our subs!
We wish you a truly happy and healthy “retirement” Kate – although, somehow, I don’t think you quite understand the concept yet and we’ll still be seeing you lending a hand here and there.
With warmest wishes from all your friends and colleagues”
“This edition of our Year Book will, as usual, be circulated to members in the early months of 2008 and by then all will be aware that Kate O’Callaghan, our Honorary Treasurer and Membership Secretary, will be retiring from the Committee at the 2008 AGM. With 32 years unbroken service I am certain that, in terms of Committee membership, Kate is second only to Miss Sybil Lennox.
Kate first joined the Committee in 1976, at which time I had been on the Committee for two years and was therefore one of those delighted to welcome and work with her until work commitments made it necessary for me to resign in 1979. From the outset, Kate was ready to take on any task and very quickly became Cup and Diploma Secretary - a job she carried out until she succeeded Jennie Lee (known to everyone these days as Jennie Reed, our legal adviser) as Honorary Treasurer in 1981. At this time the role of Membership Secretary was a separate function until Kate volunteered to add it to her existing role in 1983. It is important to remember that at this time, with the rapidly growing popularity of the breed, our membership was also increasing very fast bringing with it a substantial increase in workload for Kate. Typically, not satisfied with this, Kate added to her multi-tasking by taking on and significantly developing the Club’s sales activities. It will come as no surprise that the Committee has decided to split the three roles after Kate’s departure in order to encourage others to volunteer for them!!
How does one summarise the vast contribution Kate has made to the ISBC over a complete generation? One can only admire and celebrate her dedication and commitment to our breed and Club. She joined the Committee when Chris Tonkyn was Chairman and has seen six chairmen before me come and go in the intervening years. By a happy coincidence, I was present when she joined the Committee and am delighted to be in the Chair at this time to have the honour of thanking her for her total dedication to serving the Club. I am sure members will enjoy memories evoked by the photo montage tribute assembled by Sandy Waterton appearing in this issue.
Of course, being Kate, she has not totally retired as she will be taking on the role of Treasurer of the ISBC Rescue Sub-Committee.”
Kate never forgot her friends… and, right up until she went into hospital I, and I’m sure many others, enjoyed a weekly chat on the phone with her – what a wonderful lady.
Brian Ross (President ISBC)