2020 AGM RESCHEDULED for 10 AM 17th January 2021

Beagle Club of South Australia Inc

Notice of Annual General Meeting


To commence at 12 pm on Sunday 22nd November 2020

at The Gums, Tranmere

Order of Business

  • Acceptance of Minutes for the previous Annual General Meeting held on 24/11/19:
  • Business arising from previous Annual General Meeting:
  • Correspondence In/Out:
  • President’s Report:
  • Treasurer’s Report:
  • Auditor’s Financial Statement:
  • Nomination and Election of Office Bearers:
        • Nominations and election of Pro-tem Chairperson,
        • Nominations and election of President,
        • Nominations and election of Vice President (up to 2),
        • Nominations and election of Secretary,
        • Nominations and election of Treasurer,
        • Nominations and election of General Committee (up to 12),
        • Nominations and election of Auditor,
  • Honorarium:
        • Secretary,
        • Treasurer.
  • To accept/reject Membership Fees proposed by Committee for 2020-21:
        • Family Membership
        • Double Membership
        • Single Membership
        • Junior/Pensioner Membership
        • Associate Membership
        • Breeders
  • To accept/reject any proposed changes to the Constitution (refer Changing the Constitution Guideline)
  • To accept/reject any Life Membership proposal (refer Life Membership nominating Guideline)


And no business other than that set out in this Notice of Meeting shall be dealt with at this Annual General Meeting.


Gordon Radcliffe

Secretary, BCSA Inc.




Recent information received has advised 1 person was scammed of a significant amount of money and another had their bank intervene foiling a scam regarding the purchase of a beagle pup in SA.

Advise from the ACCC has indicated elevated activity from people scamming those looking for a pup during these difficult times. Scamwatch has seen a recent spike in puppy scams and in April reports were almost five times higher than the average, with losses on track to exceed the 2019 total of $360,000. So far this year Scamwatch has received over 2,000 reports about COVID-19 scams and reported losses are more than $700,000 (as at 18 May 2020).

Scammers set up fake websites or ads on online classifieds and social media pretending to sell sought-after dog breeds and will take advantage of the fact that you can’t travel to meet the puppy in person.

“The safest option is to only buy or adopt a pet you can meet in person and if you cannot do that during the current lockdown restrictions, consider putting the search on hold”.

For the full report go to www.accc.gov.au/media-release/dont-get-scammed-looking-for-a-lockdown-puppy

Investigation has also revealed the old scam of mating a beagle with either a harrier or foxhound and passing the pups off as pure bred beagles has once again come back to life. People don’t generally complain as they love their dog.