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North West Cat Club
Exhibitors, please note the following Judge Change for our Show on 30 September: Mrs L. Ashmore will now judge Classes 335 and 336.

The double pens are almost fully booked, only two or three left. If you need a double pen book one NOW.
Lesley Muffitt, Show Manager


Manchester & District Cat Club

Would anyone who donated cups or trophies to our Club please get in touch with Laura on 0161 366 5187 if you would like them back.
Maureen O’Dowd


Yorkshire County Cat Club

The Club reminds Members that, in addition to the UK Grand, we now give a medal for cats gaining the Imperial title.

To claim same, please send details of and show dates and judges of certificates gained plus an SAE to Miss F. Elizabeth Evans, 93 Eskdale Rise, Allerton, Bradford, West Yorks BD15 7UG.
F. Elizabeth Evans (Mrs)


The Seal Point Siamese Cat Club

The Seal Point Siamese Cat Club AGM will be held on Sunday, 3 September 2006 at the 1st Leighton Buzzard Scout Group Memorial Hall, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 8SE. This meeting will commence at 11am and lunch will be provided at 12 noon.

This will be followed by a Forum, and our Chairman will commence same at 1pm and introduce our speakers - Danielle Gunn-Moore, Harr and Rosie Meekings, John Hansson, Di Brown and Jackie Reed. There will be a short break for tea and biscuits during the afternoon, and we shall be closing at 5.30pm.

We are looking forward to seeing many of our Members and friends on the day, and if you have not already booked a space, please contact Mrs Jenny Jones on 01903 744301. If, however, you have any queries, these should be addressed to Mrs Barbara Kilroy-Summers, who is organising this Forum, on 01342 712055.
Mavis Donnelly, Hon Secretary


Trans Pennine Oriental & Siamese Cat Club

There will be an Open Meeting for Club Members on Sunday, 3 September 2006 at The Nursery Tavern, Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport, commencing at 2pm.

This is a CHANGE OF DATE from the original meeting date scheduled for Sunday, 10 September 2006.
Nancy Webster, Hon Secretary


Lilac Point Siamese Cat Society

We have been able to extend the published closing date, due to the goodwill of our catalogue printers.

If you wish to enter our forthcoming show at The White Hill Centre, Chesham, Bucks on Saturday, 16 September 2006, you now have until this Saturday, 26 August to send in your entries. Should anyone entering be lucky enough to gain a title by 5pm on that day, they can ring their entry details/change of status through to me on 01473 830894 by 8pm to allow entry into the correct classes.

Schedules were sent to last year’s exhibitors, but if you have not already got a schedule and require one, ring me on the same number and I can post one out immediately.
Niki Hill, Joint Show Manager


Exotic Cat Club

The Club’s AGM will be held on Sunday, 22 October 2006 at 1pm in the Newton Village Hall, Newton, Rugby, Warks CV23 0DY. Details of the venue are posted on the Club’s website at www.exotic-cat-club.org

There are two vacancies this year on the Committee and nominations are invited and should reach the Club Secretary (email: mike@finchfield. org.uk) by the end of August. The Club looks forward to welcoming as many Members as possible coming to the AGM.
Mike Barrett, Secretary


Humberside Cat Club

We are on the move. Our show will be at Lincoln Showground in April 2007 and schedules will be sent out to 2005 exhibitors.

The Club is advertising in the Supreme Show Catalogue with a full 15 box page. Members are invited to place their adverts, at a cost of £10 per box. We will also have a Club Table there.
Enquiries to Heather Collings, 01482 862306 or Pat Dale, 01482 654976.
Heather Collings, Hon Secretary


Eastern Longhair & Semi Longhair Cat Club

The Eastern Longhair & Semi Longhair Cat Club invite you to a Cream Tea and Chat on Sunday, 24 September between 2pm and 5pm at the home of Angela Bonner, Southview, Maple Lane, Wimbish, near Saffron Walden.

This will be followed by our AGM and a showing of a DVD of a recent cat show in Germany. Those wishing to attend, please contact Philippa Miller, 4 Tithe Avenue, Beck Row, Bury St Edmunds IP28 8BZ.
Iona Pettit, Secretary


The Birman Cat Club

This year’s Garden Party took place in wonderful weather in the garden of the Morningside Cattery in Sheffield. Hosts of the party were residents Dennis Hayward and Ron Mlynek.
The Morningside gardens were at their best, with the flower beds in full bloom, echoing the bright dresses and shirts of the many visitors, while colourful balloons and bunting added to the festive atmosphere.

When we arrived at 12.30pm, the garden was already full of people. Some were relaxing in chairs on the patio and others were busy around the stalls buying and selling.

There were all the usual stalls and games with the addition of several new and different ones. As well as the two rounds of bingo and ten minutes with the fruit machines, visitors took part in balloon bursting and a wonderful card game that had people queuing up.

A new favourite was a version of ‘Deal or No Deal’, with the finalists winning either major prizes or boobies. Major prizes included a vacuum cleaner, designer nightwear and beauty products, six bottles of spirits and £70 worth of car products, boobies included a stale bread bun and a squashed tomato.

Mid-afternoon a local cabaret artiste gave an interesting performance.
Dennis kept everyone busy with a full programme of entertainment, whilst Ron, in a suitable chefs outfit, organised the food and kitchen refreshments.


The auction towards the end of the afternoon was, as usual, full of fun, as visitors competed for the various goodies on offer.

The Garden Party raised £3,013 in total.

The main raffle prize was won by Stephen Round, who has two Birman cats, one of whom was a rescue. The second prize, winning ticket number 07132, was unclaimed. If you have this ticket, please contact a Member of the Birman Committee.

The garden was still full of people when we finally dragged ourselves away at about 6pm. Everyone seemed to have had a wonderful time, in a very worthwhile cause.

The Club sends sincere thanks to Dennis and Ron and their band of tireless helpers, and to all Members and friends who attended and made this such a happy occasion.

The Club’s next social event will be the Post Show Dinner on 4 November. Tickets now available. Details from Anne or Peter on 01993 843163 or panjandrum@ntlworld.com
Show schedules are now available from Roger Goodall at 62 Clifton Close, Swadlincote DE11 9SQ.
Anne Madden, Publicity Officer


Cambria Cat Club

The gremlins have visited us again, and this time its in the Foreign Section.
The Bengal Spotted Adult and Neuter Classes are, of course, Championship status, and will now be judged by Mrs J. Gamble. The Kitten Class judge stays the same.

Entries closing date is Tuesday, 5 September.
Margaret Horrobin, Show Manager


BAC NEWS

Persian Tipped BAC
The next meeting of this BAC is arranged for Sunday, 17 September 2006 at the Bell Public House, Belbroughton.

Any matters regarding this BAC or items for the agenda should be address to me, Frances van Heumen, 10 Chatburn Avenue, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2AU, Tel. 01200 429277 or email itshenk@btinternet.com by Monday, 28 August 2006.
Frances van Heumen


Joint Rex BAC

Due to the current security situation at UK airports, we were unable to get a quorum for the meeting that was to be held on 12 August 2006. This has now been re-scheduled for 23 September 2006.

Please accept my apologies to all concerned for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Hilary Dean


Colourpoint BAC

Would Candidates and Club Delegates please note that the next meeting of the Colourpoint BAC will be held on Sunday, 3 December 2006.

All items for the Agenda and any correspondence for the BAC’s consideration should be made in writing, marked for my attention, and sent to 33 East Rise, Sutton Coldfield B75 7TH, no later than 3 November 2006.

Show Managers please note that Schedules for the BAC’s attention should also be sent to me as required in GCCF Rules Section 2 Rule 4i. “The schedule... A copy must be sent to the secretaries of all relevant Breed Advisory Committees”. Failure to do so is reportable to GCCF under Fixed Penalty Rules (www.gccfcats.org/fixedp.html).

Items received after the deadline will be carried forward to the next meeting in 2007.
Carol Hague, Hon Secretary