The club was on the move again in August 1981 to the Irish Club, Manor Street, Gillingham. It was not a very suitable venue because it was 2 small halls on different levels, upstairs and downstairs, so the club felt split. We had stayed as long as we could at the Aurora, in the end with lots of building work being carried out as the Aurora became the King Charles Hotel.

The summer of 1982 saw the club supply some dogs to do a sponsored stay for the local Wisdom Hospice. The club made the money up to £400, which was presented to them, with all the dogs involved. The following year this amount was £460 and the club presented a shield to the dog which raised the most. In 1984, £610 was raised.

December 1982 enabled the club to move to a more suitable venue allowing the club’s classes to be together again at 41st Medway Scout Hall, Mafeking Road, Walderslade. Club nights were now Wednesdays.