We are pleased to issue an updated set of accounts
for the year to 31st December 2016. With our new Treasurer coming on board, we've taken the opportunity to review our accounting practices and policies and made the decision to move from a cash basis of accounting to an accruals basis, which allocates transactions to the financial period to which they relate rather than the financial period in which they occur. This has resulted in a further £495 of income being taken into 2016 for which transactions didn't occur until 2017 due to the timing of cash receipts. Following a query on the allocation of a Heart Testing donation and the establishment of a specific Pneumonia Fund, we have also taken the opportunity to reallocate a small number of transactions from the general Project Development Fund to the Heart Testing and Pneumonia Funds.
Change of Officiers
As part of the Irish Wolfhound Health Group's governance practices, the time comes around every so often that committee member and officer positions of the Group come up for re-election. As part of the process this year, Tim Finney has decided to step down as Chairman and hand the baton over to Rebecca Peek, and Jackie Watson has stepped down as Treasurer of the Group to be replaced by Steven Ritchie.
The IWHG would like to offer their sincere thanks to Tim, who has held the role of Chairman for six years. Tim, a founder member and former Secretary, has steered the Group through some challenging times and his input has been invaluable. We’re glad to say that Tim will continue to be part of the Group and is delighted to support his successor, Rebecca Peek. Rebecca, another founder member and former Treasurer and Secretary also has considerable experience within the Group.
Jackie has been Treasurer of the Group for nearly three years, having taken over the role following the sudden, sad loss of Jean Malley. This was a very challenging role to take on which Jackie ably managed and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jackie for all the time and hard work that she put into the role.
We are delighted to welcome Steven Ritchie to the Group, where he will take on the office of Treasurer. Steven, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is actively involved with wolfhounds and recently started campaigning his young dog. He lives in Aberdeenshire with his wife Denise and two children. Look out for more about Steven in our next newsletter!
Loose Change Tins
On Sunday 6th May 2017, Denise Pateman, Angela Parsons and Rebecca Peek met for a coffee, cake and counting afternoon. They opened eleven loose change tins and counted and bagged an amazing £658.82.
Thank you to all those who dropped donations into tins at shows and especially to the following contributors whose tins produced this terrific amount:
Pauline Ashby · Pat and Noel Box · Claire Gilbert · Nicola Keeling
Sue Neal · Angela Parsons · Louise Pinkney