Above: LCA chairman John Martin (left) has resigned and club president Stan Bolton (right) will stand in until a new chairman is elected at an AGM to be arranged soon


A NEW CHAIRMAN is to be elected for the Lizard Canary Association (LCA) after John Martin resigned from the post following more than 10 years’ service.

An election was due to take place at an AGM at the LCA’s “Classic” show next month, but due to unforeseen circumstances unrelated to recent events, the show on November 4 has been cancelled.

Members will be notified by the club when a rearranged date and venue has been confirmed for the AGM. For now, club president Stan Bolton will step in as temporary chairman. Mr Bolton said: “Unfortunately, John Martin has resigned as chairman of the LCA. This has been brought about in that he did not receive 100 per cent support in a recent ballot he presented to the LCA council members.”

Mr Bolton, who has been involved with Lizard canaries for some 52 years, has always believed the LCA to be democratic. He added: “I am left feeling saddened that John has felt it necessary to take this action. I have known him since the early 1970s and have always known him as a great guy and a good chairman.

“On behalf of the membership, I would like to say thank you, John, for the 10 or so years you have served as chairman.”

As well as serving on the LCA committee for more than a decade, Mr Martin is a keen advocate for the traditional Lizard canary and has written into this paper about important issues affecting the Lizard fancy.

Club secretary David Allen added: “The LCA would like to take this opportunity to thank John for all his hard work and excellent stewardship of the LCA during his time as chairman.”

C&AB understands that Mr Martin may comment publicly when appropriate.

LCA contacts: David Allen (01865 452 476) or Stan Bolton (01945 584 557).


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