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Caledonian Long Haired Cat Club

Exhibitors, please note the following changes to our Show arrangements on 28 October 2006.
Show Manager is Mrs Isabel Walker, 53 Meadowhouse Road, Edinburgh EH12 7HW and the Show Venue is The Lomond Centre, Woodside Way, Glenrothes, Fife.
Alex Hepburn, Secretary

Long Haired & Semi Long Haired Cat Club

This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday, 26 March 2006 at Otford Village Hall, Otford, Kent at 2.30pm, with refreshments to follow.

There will also be a raffle and presentation of trophies after the meeting.
We are grateful to Peta and Peter Spooner of Persian Rescue who will be giving us a talk on the work that they do for Persian cats. This will follow immediately after the AGM, and everyone is welcome, including non-members of the Club. They will also be bringing their table selling a variety of cat goodies.

AGM papers and directions to the venue will be sent to all Members in due course. Some Committee Members are due for election this year. Anyone else wishing to stand for the Committee should make a signed application in writing with a proposer and seconder who should both be fully paid-up Members of the LH & SLH CC.

Nominations should be sent to the Hon Secretary, Mrs Carolyn Kempe, The Flat, Hailsham Grange, Vicarage Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1BL as soon as possible.

May I also remind Members that annual subscriptions became due on 1 January 2006 and are as follows: Single £5, Joint £6, and should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Robin Kempe, The Flat, Hailsham Grange, Vicarage Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1BL.
Carolyn Kempe (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Havana & Oriental Lilac Cat Club

The Club’s AGM is to be held at the home of our Show Manager, Di North, 78 West Way, Highfields, Stafford ST17 9XZ on Sunday, 2 April 2006 at 2pm.

Retiring on rotation from the Committee are Mrs Karen Roberts, Miss Sue Lloyd, Mrs Olive Mellors, Mrs Babs Bailey, Mrs Nicky Wareing and Mr Peter Bailey. All are eligible and willing to stand again. There are currently no vacancies but should anyone wish to stand for nomination, please contact me on 01905 640709 for further details.

The Club’s Show will be held on Saturday, 6 May 2006 at The Greig Centre, Gunnings Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, and Schedules will be sent to all Members. Schedules are available by request from the Show Manager, Di North, at her above quoted address. Any items for the raffle/tombola would be gratefully received at either the AGM, or on the day of the show, or by handing to any Member of the Committee.

Subscriptions for 2006 are now due (Joint £9.50 and Single £7) and should be sent to our Hon Treasurer, Miss Sue Lloyd at Broom Croft, Mill Lane, Stoney Middleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S32 4TS.

Our Kitten Registrar, Nicky Wareing, is regularly getting enquiries for kittens, so if you have any kittens for sale, please contact her on 0114 284 6343.
Karen Roberts, Hon Secretary

Burmese Cat Society

TROPHIES - Would all Members please note that the Burmese Cat Society no longer intends awarding trophies, with the exception of Best in Show, including Household Pets and Prefix Brace class winners, at their Annual Show.

The collection of trophies by exhibitors has dwindled to a small minority, and it is felt that to present these each year, for them to be left with the Trophy Secretary, is a waste of her valuable time and effort preparing them.

Any Member who has donated a trophy and would like to reclaim it, should contact the Trophy Secretary, Sue Barrett at Sue@burmesecat.co.uk or telephone 01777 710380. Any trophies outstanding should be returned to Sue at the above address by the end of September 2006.
All trophies not reclaimed by the end of September will be disposed of to raise funds.
Penny Akehurst, Hon Secretary

Bedford & District Cat Club

Exhibitors please note that Class No. 459 will now be judged by Miss M. Chapman and NOT Mrs M. Kalal as listed in the Schedule.

Show schedules are available from Mrs D. Birtwistle, The Orchard, Bedford Road, Pertenhall, Beds MK44 2AL. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with either a 46p first class or 35p second class stamp. Schedule and entry form also available on our website - www.bedfordand districtcatclub.com
Linda Ward, Hon Secretary

Midland Counties Cat Club

Would all traders please note that a new Hall Manager has been appointed for our 2006 show.
Anyone interested in having a stand should contact Cath Keitley, 3 Keswick Grove, Stafford ST17 9QX or telephone 01785 608185.
Cath Keitley, Hall Manager

Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland

It has come to my notice that not all of my mail has been getting delivered. I would, therefore, appreciate it if anyone who sent their entry for the Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland Show on 18 March to me (Sarah Davidson, 31 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy) and has not received an acknowledgement of its receipt would contact me on 01592 593118 after 7pm.
Sarah Davidson, Joint Show Manager

Trans-Pennine Oriental & Siamese Cat Club

Norma Palma - Tel. 01623 574015, requests that Club Members whose cats gained titles during the 2005 show season, send details to her ASAP if they would like a Club Commemorative Medal. These will be presented at the AGM at 2pm on Sunday, 9 April, 2006.

Members who intend going to the meeting and who would also like to have lunch at ‘The Nursery Tavern’, prior to the meeting, are asked to ring Pam Rowe, Tel. 0161 432 3586, so that seats can be booked.
Nancy Webster, Acting Hon Secretary

Exotic Shorthair Cat Society

Our AGM is to be held on Sunday, 2 April 2006 at the Werrington Community Association Hall, The Village Centre, Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough, Cambs. The meeting will begin at 2.30pm. Will Members hoping to attend please let me know by 30 March so I can let the caterers know some ida of numbers to cater for. My telephone number is (01945) 780027 or email Pennydown@aol.com
We have three retiring Committee Members, all are eligible and all are willing to stand again. Anyone else wishing to stand for Committee should notify me by 10 March, in writing, with a proposer and seconder. Both must be paid-up Members of the Society. Any items for the AGM agenda should also be sent to me by 10 March. We shall be having a raffle in aid of Society funds. Any items would be much appreciated.

Members are also reminded that subscriptions became due on 1 January 2006. Those of you who did not enter our show, please send fees without delay to our Membership Secretary, Mrs Julie Bevis, 1346 Lincoln Road, Werrington, Peterborough, Cambs PE4 6LP. Rates are Single £5.50, Joint £7.50.

We have a few remaining calendars for 2006 at half price, if anyone is interested.
We are hoping to take the Club Stall out to some more shows this year, so if anyone has any books, videos, etc., which we can sell, please let us have it or bring it along to the AGM.
The summer newsletter is being produced in June. If anyone would like to advertise in the newsletter, please send your contributions (£5 for a quarter page, to our new Editor, Mr Jerry Munroe, Far Hilltop Farm, Blagill, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3NB NOW! Or bring it along to the AGM. Deadline for copy is 1 May.

If any Member has any Exotic kittens for sale, please let Jerry Munroe (Tel. 01434 382898) know now, so he can put them on the Kitten Register, as we are getting a lot of enquiries at present.
Barbara McEwen (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Semi Long Hair Cat Association

The AGM will be held on Sunday, 7 May 2006 at the Oliver Bird Memorial Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull. Agenda and minutes will be sent out mid-March. Any items that a Member wishes to add to the agenda must reach the Hon Secretary by 1 March 2006. As last year, the AGM will be followed by a presentation of the Association’s Annual Points Competition Trophies and then light refreshments will be served.

We have two vacancies on the Committee as two Members have served their three year term. These are Heather Horton and Di Taylor. There are two other places to fill in the three year cycle. These are Gordon Stables and Fiona Hermon who both filled Committee places in 2005, of which there was only one year remaining. All four are willing to stand again for election. Please submit nominations for these four posts, proposed and seconded by Association Members, to the Secretary by 1 April 2006.

Trophies for the Annual Club Points Competition should be returned to our Points Trophy Manager, Amanda Symonds, 12 Coton Road, Churchover, Warks CV23 0EL, or returned before the AGM. May we also remind you that the Show Trophies need to be returned to our Show Trophy Manager, Anne Waite, 39 Fernbank Drive, Leeds LS13 1BZ, before the show on Saturday, 15 April 2006. Trophies may be handed to any Member of our Committee at shows.

Membership renewals should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Gordon Stables, 31 Scotch Firs, Fownhope, Hereford HR1 4NP. The subscription renewal notice is in the SLHCA magazine, and for new members, an application form may be obtained through the website - www.semilonghaircats.co.uk Please note that the subscriptions remain at £7 for single, £10 joint and £1 junior (under 16).

The Breeders’ List runs annually from 1 January, and the fee remains at £5 for the year, which may be included with membership subscriptions and sent to Charles Eveniss, or direct to the Breeders’ List Co-ordinator, Fiona Hermon, 43 Staplehall Road, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes MK1 1BQ until the AGM. Any amendments to this list should be detailed on the form provided in the magazine. New members wishing to be included on the Breeders’ List need to have a prefix or have been a member for one year. Fiona also updates the Kitten List and can be reached on her E-mail: fiona.hermon@btinternet. com
Elaine Harvey, Hon Secretary

The Birman Cat Club

The AGM of the Birman Cat Club will take place on 23 April 2006.
May I remind all Members who won a trophy at last year’s AGM that they are due to be returned at the AGM, if not before. This enables us to award the trophies to this year’s recipients and so make sure they are not disappointed.

We shall be visiting the Surrey & Sussex, the Cambridgeshire and the Essex shows, so anyone who wishes may return trophies to us at these shows.

May I also remind everyone that Caroline will produce her comprehensive list of all the cats that have been shown, and their placings in the list. She has compiled this list for the last three years and these are available in receipt of a large stampled addressed envelope, or from us at the shows we will attend AFTER the AGM.

Any queries concerning the return of your trophies can be directed to me, Theresa Groves on 01638 552374. I shall do my best to assist you.
Theresa Groves, Joint AGM Trophy Secretary

Wyvern Cat Club

The AGM will take place on Sunday, 19 March at St Anne’s Church Hall, Cornmeadow Lane, Claines, Worcester. The AGM will begin at 2pm, and a light lunch will be served at 1pm to allow time for socialising. Copies of the Agenda will be available at the meeting.

During the afternoon there will be a raffle on behalf of the rescue work, so any gifts donated will be gratefully received. Following the business part of the meeting, tea or coffee will be served prior to the presentation of awards and trophies.

If you have not already done so, would you please return your attendance slip to Margaret Gear, Hon Secretary.
Dot Stables, Publicity Secretary

Scotia Cat Fanciers

Exhibitors and Members please note a change of venue for the 2nd Championship Show of the Scotia Cat Fanciers on 22 April 2006.

The show will now be held at the Riverside Church Halls, High Street, Dumbarton.
For schedules, send an A5 SAE (35p) to Miss Pamela Read, 80 Garthland Drive, Glasgow G31 2RB.
Patricia Forsyth, Hon Secretary

Nor’East of Scotland Cat Club

Members and exhibitors please note the Judge Changes to our Show Schedule.
Mrs Imlach will judge the Oriental/Siamese/ Balinese Imperial Adult Classes (numbers 407 and 408).

Mrs Harper will judge the Siamese and Balinese Grand Premier Neuter Classes (numbers 494 and 495).
Gillian and Bruce Bennet, Show Managers

Bucks, Oxon & Berks Cat Society
Members please note that the 2006 AGM of the BOB Cat Society will be held on Sunday, 19 March 2006 at Rectory Cottages, Bletchley, commencing at 2pm.

Agenda items and nominations for the Committee should be received by the Hon Secretary at 18 Lodge Close, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 3TE by Friday, 24 February 2006. All nominations to be signed by the nominee and proposer. Only fully paid-up Members may make, stand and/or propose nominations for Committee. Copies of the Delegate’s and Annual Accounts Reports will be available at the meeting, but if unable to attend, but would like copies, please write to the Secretary enclosing a stamped SAE.

Please support the Bucks, Oxon & Berks Cat Society and try to attend this important annual meeting, and remember, it is your Society, and Members wishing to serve on the Committee will be most warmly welcomed.

The Hon Secretary can also be contacted by telephone (6.30pm-9.15pm) on 01869 247533 (sorry, presently no email).
Lucinda Abbs, Hon Secretary

Wiltshire & District Cat Club

The AGM will take place on Sunday, 23 April 2006 at Moredon Community Centre, Swindon, commencing at 2pm.

The the AGm refreshments will be available and a raffle held - donations will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome to attend.

There are vacancies on the Committee and nominations for these should be signed by the nominee, proposed, seconded and sent to the Hon Secretary at Long Cottage, Silver Street, Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9QU, to arrive not later than 25 March 2006. Items for the AGM agenda should be sent in by the same date.

A reminder: Subscriptions became due on 1 January (£4 single, £6 joint, curremt members who pay the reduced concession rate of £2 can renew at that rate). Please send to the Membership Secretary, Mrs J. Pell, Chakira, 62 Moredon Road, Swindon SN25 3DG. Please check the Club’s website at www.wiltshirecatclub.org for further news.
Gill Watson, Hon Secretary


The National Cat Club
CRYSTAL CLEAR COMPETITION - I am delighted that Crystal Clear have agreed to offer their classes to Breed Club Shows. Would any Show Manager of a Breed Club who would like to include this class in their show please contact me on 01344 424418 or e-mail carol@caroona. co.uk

This will give exhibitors entering your show the opportunity to compete at the National Show for Overall Winner of the Crystal Clear Competition.

The competition is open to both Pedigree and Non-Pedigree exhibits. At your Club Show, winners of classes will receive rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing, the 1st placing also receives a £5 product voucher, the Overall Winner of each class will receive a £10 cheque and £10 product voucher and will be eligible to enter the final at the National, where 1st prize is £150, 2nd prize £75 and third prize £50 in both sections.
Carol Pike


Tonkinese BAC
Since Probationer Judges are not permitted to request judging engagements from Show Managers, the Tonkinese BAC would like you to be aware that the following are Probationer Judges of Tonkinese; we would be grateful if you could engage them to judge Tonkinese kittens at your shows:
Mrs Sylvia Rose, Mrs Judith Steels, Mr Jon Trotter and Mr Steve Morris.
Linda Vousden (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Asian BAC/Burmese BAC

The Asian BAC and Burmese BAC will be holding a Joint Seminar on Sunday, 14 May at the Village Hall, Victoria Road, Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire SL2 3NL.

Vetting-in will start at 11am and the Seminar will run between approximately 11.30am and 4pm. Tickets cost £10, which includes lunch. Delegates should register with Steve Crow, Woodlands House, 63 Thorpe Road, Kirby Cross, Essex CO13 0LZ. Tel. 01255 672099, Kaguracats@hotmail.com
The programme for the day will include presentations giving a brief history of each breed, introduction to the new Standard of Points, identification of good type, recognising and correctly identifying colours and patterns, and the effect of the Burmese colour restriction gene, the inhibitor gene and dilute modifier. Delegates will have the opportunity to view, handle and judge cats, and to practice writing critiques.

We hope to have cats of both breeds in a diverse range of colours and patterns and would be very grateful if those willing and able to bring a cat (or cats) would please contact Steve Crow as soon as possible.
Jane L. Francis-Wilson, Asian BAC Secretary

Siamese Cat JAC

The next meeting of the SCJAC will take place in London on Saturday, 22 April 2006. Items for the agenda should be with me no later than Friday, 10 March.
My address is La Fuie, 49390 Parcay-les-Pins, France.
Lin Cobley, Hon Secretary

Burmese BAC

Would candidates and representatives please note that the next meeting of the Burmese BAC will be held on Sunday, 30 April 2006.

All items for the Agenda and any correspondence for the Committee’s consideration should be made in writing for my attention and sent to 48 Farm Hill Road, Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9RD, no later than Thursday, 30 March, 2006.
Ruth Town (Mrs), Secretary



Somali Cat Club
The 25th Annual General Meeting of The Somali Cat Club will take place on 28 May 2006 at Wythall Village Hall, Alcester Road, Birmingham, commencing at 2pm.

Each Member may bring a guest, but only fully paid-up Members will be eligible to speak and vote at the meeting. A buffet lunch will be provided by the Committee at 1pm, this also includes tea or coffee at the end of the meeting. We look forward to seeing as many as possible of you at the meeting.

Apologies for absence and items for the Agenda of the AGM should be sent to me in writing at Brizlincoat Farm, Middle Lane, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6LD, Tel. 01564 823213 by 1 April.
Retiring on rotation from the Committee of the Somali Cat Club are Brian Gregory, Di Taylor (Hon Secretary), Alison Lyall (Vice-Chairman), Barbara Pointing (Journal Editor). All are eligible and willing to stand again. Nominations for Committee Members should be received by me no later than 1 April. Should more nominations be received than the number of vacancies, a postal ballot will be held. The names of elected Committee Members will be announced at the AGM.

Nominations are not required for the position of Delegate to the GCCF. Under the Rules and Constitution of the Somali Cat Club, Delegates will be proposed by, and from the Committee of the Somali Cat Club and then elected at the AGM. The Delegate proposed is Alison Lyall.
Dianne Taylor, Hon Secretary