CLUB NEWS

The Colourpoint Society of Great Britain

The Society will be holding its AGM on Sunday, 7 April, 2002, at 2pm. To be held at Our Lady & St Peters Church, Copthorne Road, Leatherhead, Surrey.

There are vacancies on the Committee. Applicants must apply in writing to Hon Secretary, Diane Hunt, 14 Priory Close, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2SY, to be received by 24 March, 2002.

AGM papers will be going out to all Members shortly, which include a points awards form, to be filled in for each cat, kitten, neuter and returned to the Points Awards Secretary, Mrs Jan Greenway, 22 Grace Avenue, Allington, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0BU, to be received by 24 March, 2002. The points awards will be presented to our lucky winners by Mr David Redtfeldt at the AGM. (Subs can be paid on the day). This will be followed by a Blind Auction and wrapped donations with a guide price in the corner will be very welcome.

The Colourpoint BAC will also be discussed and put to the Members whether they wish the Society to rejoin the BAC. A vote will be taken at the AGM. Only paid-up Members may vote.

The date for the Society’s Garden Party has had to be moved to Sunday, 28 July, 2002. Tickets are available from Mr Colin Read, Langley House, 90 Levett Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7EH. There will once again be a balloon race. The balloons will be launched at the Garden Party. Tickets (£1) are available from any Committee Member. Just watch out for us at the shows. Prizes are a Samsung Microwave Oven, Large Cuddly Toy and a bottle of Champagne.

The Society’s Magazine has now been posted to all paid-up Members. If you have not received your copy, please contact our Membership Secretaries - Ann Dyte, 01933 312548 or Daryn Etherington, 01933 381644 - to make sure that we have received your subs and that we have your correct address on file.

Diane Hunt, Hon Secretary




Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland

Exhibitors please note, the following Judge Change for the Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland’s 4th Championship Show on 6 April, 2002 in Glenrothes.

Classes 234, 236 and 266 have been changed from Mr Edwards to Mrs Denny.

Sarah Davidson, Joint Show Manager




Colourpointed British Shorthair Cat Club

(incorporating Chocolate and Lilac Series)

Our AGM is to be held at the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull on 21 April, 2002, is fast approaching. As you know, trophies are awarded at this meeting to Members and their cats as recognition of their success at cat shows during the preceding year.

Forms are available from myself for you to complete with your show results and return promptly for calculation, prior to the AGM. My address is Stoneleigh House, 102 Kineton Green Road, Solihull, West Midlands B92 7EE. Tel/Fax 0121 707 6391.

Woefully few Members have completed forms to date. Needless to say, we want to see as many of you as possible at the AGM, but if you feel unable to attend, please do not let this deter you from completing a form. Arrangements can always be made to get your trophy to you. Members have generously donated trophies for this occasion and it deserves to be a success. So come along everyone let’s hear from you so that your fabulous cats can be given their due acclaim.

Janis L. Rodwell, Hon Cup & Show Support Secretary




Bucks Oxon & Berks CS

The Society’s AGM will be held on Sunday 7 April 2002 at the Meeting Room, Wendover Library, High Street, Wendover, Bucks at 2pm. Would you please contact me to advise if you will be attending, so we may then arrange our catering. My address is 43 Grymsdyke, Prestwood, Gt. Missenden, Bucks. HP16 0LP Tel: 01494 864973.

Should you wish to be considered for a Committee position, please send your intention to me, together with the signatures of a proposer and seconder to arrive by 17 March 2002.

Please note that subscriptions are now overdue and should be sent to the Hon. Treasurer, Mrs C Davies, at The Annexe, Kingsbrook House, Common Road, Headley, Thatcham, Berks. RG19 8AW, £5 single, £8 joint.

Marcia Owen, Hon Secretary




The National Cat Club

The AGM of the National Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 14 April, 2002, at The Victory Services Association, Seymour Street, London (nearest tube, Marble Arch). The meeting will commence at 2.30pm, and tea will be served.

There are five vacancies on the Committee. Three of the present Members are willing to stand again, these being: Mrs Celia Langford, Mr Ron Pike and Mr Alistair Balharrie. Our present Chairman, Mr Frank Grieve will be standing down as an Officer of the Club and will be seeking election to Committee.

Further nominations for Committee must be proposed and seconded in writing with the written consent of the nominee, all of whom must be fully paid-up Club Members. The Secretary should receive nominations by 1 April, 2002.

All paperwork for the AGM will be with Members before the meeting. The Officers and Committee look forward to welcoming Members on 14 April.

If you require any further information about the AGM please contact: The Secretary, Mrs Lesley Paterson, Tinlea House, 73 Second Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4ET. Tel. 01245 287205.

Lesley Paterson, Secretary




Colourpoint Cat Club


The Colourpoint Cat Club would like to wish all its Members a Happy New Year.
Please forward any subscriptions or renewals to Mike Harrop, Membership Secretary.
The Colourpoint Cat Club AGM will be held on Sunday, 13 April at Walton Hall School, Eccleshall, Stafford, at 2pm.

Last year’s AGM was preceded with a very successful hot lunch, so forget cooking Sunday lunch and join us, everyone is welcome. Lunch will be at 1pm, AGM starting at 2pm. Please book your lunch to assist the chef. Ring me 01522 778454.

Points Awards Trophies will be presented after the AGM. Anyone with trophies to return please do so in time for the meeting. Remember to forward your points awards forms before the end of March to the Awards Secretary, Paula Sharp. Claim forms can be found in your magazine.

We look forward to seeing you all.
Yvette Barber (Mrs), Hon Secretary




West Country Cat Club

May I remind Members that subscriptions became due on 1 January, and should be sent to our Membership Secretary, Mrs Wendy Brine at Mysyameez, 10 Russett Road, Street, Somerset BA16 0RN. Single £2.50, Joint £4, Senior Citizen/Junior £1.50.

Our AGM will be held on 14 April, 2002 at the Walton Village Hall (same venue as last year), commencing at 2.30pm. Raffle prizes would be very much appreciated and there will be tea and cakes after the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Elaine Robinson, Acting Hon Secretary




The Singapura Cat Club

The AGM of the Singapura Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 7 April, 2002, in the Lidlington Village Hall, Lidlington, Beds (5 minutes, Junction 13 of M1). The meeting will begin at 2.30pm which is 30 minutes earlier than previously advised.

Points Awards will be made at the AGM, so would all holders of cups and trophies from last year please return them to the meeting or arrange to get them to the Show Support & Cup Secretary, Mr Steve Lawrence, or any other Member of the Committee before the meeting.

A reminder that subscriptions became due on 1 January, 2002, so would all Members who have not yet sent their subscriptions please remember to do so, these should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Monica McLaren, Green Tyles, Nettlestead, Ipswich IP8 4QS.

Rosemarie Rae, Hon Secretary




Jersey Cat Club

We have to advise of the following Judge Changes for our show on 20 April, 2002.
Mrs Dugdale will, unfortunately, be unable to attend due to being ‘booked’ to have surgery during the week prior to our show. We trust that exhibitors will join us in wishing her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her soon on the show circuit.

Classes 5, 7, 9, 11, 28, 32, 36, 46, 48, 50, 69, 73, 77, 83, 85, 87, 89, 106, 110, 114, 118 and 119 have been transferred to Mr Leigh.

Classes 2, 16, 57, 61, 94, 98, 440, 462, 478, 700, 706 and 712 have been transferred to Mr Brace.

Classes 24 and 102 have been transferred to Miss Forster.

Classes 448, 449, 450, 451, 486, 487, 488, 489 have been transferred to Mr Gow.

Classes 437, 458, 475, 717, 724 and 731 have been transferred to Mrs Ashman.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our wonderful new venue.

All enquiries by telephone or fax to (01534) 741464 or we can be contacted by e-mail on jerseycatclub@yahoo.co.uk

Maureen Bougeard & John Wilson, Joint Show Managers




The Chocolate Pointed Siamese Cat Club

The AGM of the Club will be held on Sunday, 28 April, at 2.30pm, at Jordans Village Hall, Buckinghamshire.

All agenda items should be sent to me at ‘Heathlands’, Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0JZ, as soon as possible.

Subscriptions for 2002 became due on 1 January - £4 single, £7 joint, junior (under 18) and senior Citizens £3 (joint £6).

Please send to the Hon Treasurer, Mrs Mary Girdler, 19 Beaconsfield Road, Langley Vale, Epsom Downs, Surrey KT18 6HA.

Pennie Bennison, Hon Secretary




T.O.F.F.S. (The Original Foreign Five Shorthairs) Cat Club

T.O.F.F.S. Cat Club is holding its 3rd Pet Cat Show on 4 May, 2002, at the Millennium Hall, Ontario Way, Liphook, Hants. It is a beautiful new hall with natural daylight and is easily accessible for the disabled as it is all on ground level. It is situated opposite Sainsbury’s Supermarket and there is plenty of free parking.

As well as the Non Pedigrees in competition, the GCCF has given permission for Pedigree cats to be on Exhibition. There will be lots of stalls, our photo competition and the ever popular raffle. There will also be refreshments on sale which you can enjoy whilst watching the judging. So why not come along and let the judges see how beautiful your pet is and let the public enjoy looking at your lovely pedigrees.

Also a reminder that subscriptions became due on 1 January. Anyone who has not yet renewed, please send your subscription in as soon as possible. We really need your support to be able to progress. Rates are: Single £5, Joint £7.50 and Juniors £2.

For further details, a schedule (9x6 SAE please), subscriptions or for new member application forms please contact the Secretary at Ardram, Kings Lane, Sway, Lymington, Hants SO41 6BQ.

Marjory E. Draper (Mrs), Secretary




Preston & Blackpool Cat Club

Exhibitors please note the following Judge Changes for the Preston & Blackpool CC Show on 23 March, 2002.

The following Classes will now be judged by the following:
Mrs Hepburn - Classes 2, 24, 25, 52, 54, 67, 70, 71 and 72.
Mr Hepburn - Classes 5, 16, 18, 29, 30 and 80.
Mrs Perkins - Classes 22, 36, 37, 60, 65 and 115.
Mr Leigh - Classes 39, 106 and 114.
Mrs Dawson - Classes 57, 58, 59, 74, 75 and 76.
Mrs Crockart - Class 123.
Mr Butler - Class 134.
Mrs Potter - Classes 398, 399, 402 and 404.

E. Bury (Mrs), Show Manager




Black & White Cat Club

The Black & White Cat Club 4th Championship Show, celebrating the centenary of the Club is being jointly held in association with the Longhair Cream & Blue-Cream Cat Association on 20 April, 2002.

Come to the show and win generous cash and luxury prizes. £25 for Best in Show Adult, Kitten & Neuter. Champagne prizes for Longhair and Shorthair Grand winners. Beautiful special rosettes for BIS. Special rosettes for Exhibition pens. Special prize for Best Decorated Exhibition Pen. Lots of side events including a bottle stall and win the cuddly toy family. Special centenary balloons.

All this and a great day out for all the family.

Gail Redmond, Hon Secretary




Black, Red Self & Tortie, Tortie & White & Bi-colour & Smoke Cat Society

The AGM will be held at 2pm on Sunday, 7 April, 2002, at The Laurels, Spenbrook, Newchurch-in-Pendle, Lancs. All paid-up Members welcome.

Subscriptions are now due and should be sent to the Treasurer, Mrs J. Smith, 95 Broadway, Oldham OL9 0EL (£5 double, £3.50 single).

Schedules for our joint show are now available from Mrs H. Wilkes, 14 Talbot Close, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, Shropshire TF2 7AP. Please note: The Show is being held at Brodsworth Miners Welfare Hall, Welfare Road, Woodlands, Doncaster.

Lesley M. Muffitt



Wessex Cat Club

At the Wessex Cat Club show on 2 March, a small yellow bag containing several items was left on top of a pen at the close of the show. A brown fairisle woollen hat was also handed in. Please contact the Secretary if these belong to you.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their precious time to come and work at the show and helped to make it the success that it was.

Just a reminder to Members that subscriptions became due on 1 January (Single £4, Joint £6, Junior £2) and should be sent to the Secretary/Membership Secretary at Ardram, Kings Lane, Sway, Lymington, Hants SO41 6BQ.

Marjory E. Draper (Mrs), Hon Secretary




Balinese & Siamese Cat Club

Following the AGM of the Balinese & Siamese Cat Club, the Officers and Committee are as follows:

Chair - Mrs Dorothy Woodhouse; Vice-Chair - Mrs Sue Pinington; Secretary - Mrs Sylvia Smith; Treasurer - Mr Gary Ryder.
Miss Kathy Davis (Membership Secretary); Mrs Georgie Icke (Welfare); Mrs Tracie Groom (Show Support); Mrs Elaine Cornish, Mrs Joyce Davis and Mr Ron Icke.
Will all Show Managers please note the Balinese and Siamese Cat Club’s Show Support is Mrs Tracie Groom, 78 Spencers Croft, Harlow, Essex CM18 6JT.
Miss Kathy Davis is now Membership Secretary. All membership enquiries to be directed to Kathy on 01344 484045.

Sylvia Smith (Mrs), Secretary



Manchester & District Cat Club

Our next Social Evening is to be held at The Bulls Head, Bury Road, Bolton at 8pm on Monday, 8 April.

For directions contact Peter on 0161-793 7503.

We will be having a quiz night, kindly being done by Peter Leigh. I am sure this will be a great evening as always. Excellent buffet as usual at a small fee of £1. Anyone is welcome.
If you have any suggestions or know of a guest speaker for our monthly Monday evenings, please contact me on 01706 873454 and we will see what we can come up with. We are always looking for new ideas. We have a good fun low cost evening for everyone to enjoy.

They include a raffle with plenty of great prizes.
We look forward to seeing you.

Lorraine Thomas



Abyssinian Cat Society

The Committee of the Abyssinian Cat Society would like to inform all Members that at the GCCF Council Meeting held in February the Society was granted affiliation!

We would like to thank all our Club Members for their help and support in helping us to achieve this recognition.

The AGM will be held at the Oliver Bird Centre, Solihull on Sunday 28 April 2002, commencing at 2pm. Refreshments will be available and we will be holding a raffle where, of course, all donations will be gratefully received!

Nominations are invited for Committee, and must be with the Secretary by 5 April 2002.  Please send to: Lisa Talboys, 37 Saffron Close, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. SN4 7JB.

Subscriptions became due on 1 January 2002, if you have not yet paid, could you please send as soon as possible to: Kathy Hines, 6 Blythfield, Burton On Trent, Staffs. DE14 1TU.  Single £5.00, Joint £7.50, Junior £1.00.

We would also like to remind members that as always trophies will be presented at the AGM.  Please send your claim forms in as soon as possible (printed in the back of the magazine) to: Mrs Pat Desolla, 36 Rawdlay Fields, Rawdlay, Telford. TF3 2AE.

Lisa Talboys, Hon. Secretary