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I too hate waste!
LINDA Ashmore’s suggestion about changing rosettes into cash is a good one.

I would prefer the former version which some Show Manager’s used to offer, of the alternative of cash instead of rosettes for Side Classes, but acknowledge that it must have been a bind for the team to do up the cash in all those little envelopes - but it did help a bit towards the petrol money! I do hate waste. I keep and treasure the fancier and grander rosettes (some make good Christmas decorations), but the vast accumulations of leftover Side Class rosettes upset me.

I have recently come across something called Orinoco, which is the Oxfordshire’s recycling centre in a community centre in Oxford: they, I hope, will dole them out to schools, or to whoever might find them useful. I used to give them to the Oxford and District Cat Club for their non-ped shows, but they now have enough for the moment.

So if we can’t get cash for “other” results, which ideally I would prefer, I would back Linda’s suggestions of the raffle version. It would mean a lot less work for top table, I appreciate.
Patsy Yardley

 

New home wanted
I HAVE a large number of CATS/OURCATS, all in binders, looking for a new home.
Twenty-years of feline show world history from the first issue.
I would hate to put them on the tip if someone wants them. No cost, but to be collected from Bedford.
If you would like them please telephone me on 01234 771317.
Morag Bradley


obituary

Sheena Mauchline
THE Officers and Committee of the Siamese Cat Club were saddened to learn of the passing of Sheena Mauchline, after a recently diagnosed terminal illness.

She will be remembered not only for the beautiful neuters she exhibited, but also for her dedicated expertise in raising funds for various clubs with her raffle ticket selling skills.
One of the Cat Fancy’s characters. She will be greatly missed.

Helena Haywood, Chairman, Siamese Cat Club