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Meeting of COUNCIL to be held on
Wednesday, 22 February 2006 at the Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London at 1pm
Members of the Fancy wishing to make comments or raise queries on Agenda items should contact Club Secretaries, NOT Delegates. This is because the Secretaries are in a better position to refer items to the Club’s Committee, calling a Committee Meeting if necessary.

 

AGENDA
1. MINUTES OF COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL and Minutes of Committees for information
2. TREASURER’S REPORT
3. AMENDMENTS TO GCCF RULES

(a) Section 1, Rule 10a
“When a cat or kitten is advertised or sold as a pedigree cat or kitten the vendor (DELETE breeder) shall, at the time of sale, provide the purchaser with a properly completed pedigree signed by the breeder, carrying 3 generations at least, showing all the breed numbers and registration numbers, also the breeder’s name and address. If the vendor is not the breeder, the pedigree must additionally be signed by the vendor. If the cat/kitten is not registered, a copy of the mating certificate (Rule 3d) shall be supplied by the vendor to the new owner”.
(b) Section 1, Rule 22
ADD at end: “The application must be accompanied by 21 copies of the current or amended registration policy”.
(c) Section 1, Rule 23
ADD at end: “The application must be accompanied by 21 copies of the current or amended registration policy”.
(d) Section 1, Rule 24f
ADD new rule: “The application must be accompanied by 21 copies of the current or amended registration policy”.
(e) Section 1, Rule 25
AMEND: “Breed groups within which the non-self breeds are defined primarily by colour: the Breed Advisory Committee may propose to the Executive Committee that any additional colours of an existing pattern which are produced in that breed group, bred according to the Registration Policy and which the Breed Advisory Committee wishes to have recognised, may be added to the Standard of Points but ONLY if they are to be included within an existing class. The application must be accompanied by 21 copies of the current or amended registration policy. If additional colours are not to be included in an existing class, they must be treated as new breeds but may progress together as Any Other Colour of a pattern of that breed”.
(f) Section 1, Rule 26
AMEND: “Breed groups whose colour distribution, in addition to type, is the distinguishing feature (e.g. Birman, Burmese, Siamese): the Breed Advisory Committee may propose to the Executive Committee that any additional colours which are produced in that breed group, bred according to the Registration Policy and which the Breed Advisory Committee wishes to have recognised, may be added to the Standard of Points but ONLY if they are to be included within an existing class. The application must be accompanied by 21 copies of the current or amended registration policy. If additional colours are not to be included in an existing class, they must be treated as new breeds but may progress together as Any Other Colour of a breed”.
(g) Section 2, Rule 6
“Show Managements must obtain the written consent to officiate of all judges and must acknowledge them in writing before announcing their names in the schedule. If, for any reason, a judge is unable to fulfil his engagement in Imperial Grand, Grand, Open or Assessment classes, the fact is to be announced, together with consequential changes in the judging list, on a board prominently placed at the entrance to the show hall.
Note 1. No change.
Note 2. In the event of a change of judge of an Imperial Grand, Grand, Open or Assessment class occurring after the closing date of the show, and provided that the exhibitor informs the show manager, prior to judging, that a certificate has previously been awarded by the replacement judge, the show manager shall appoint one other judge who shall judge the cat and, if the cat is considered worthy, countersign the certificate, which shall then count towards title status. If the judge appointed to consider a cat for countersignature does not consider the cat to be worthy of the award, no further judge may be requested to consider that cat for countersignature of the same certificate.
Note 3. No change.
Note 4. No change.
Note 5. No change.
(h) Section 2, Rule 9a
The Show Management of a Sanction or a Championship show shall engage the services of at least one veterinary surgeon with previous experience of veterinary duties at cat shows. At shows with more than 60 cats there must be two or more veterinary surgeons, commensurate with the number of entries. (DELETE The veterinary surgeons shall be provided with) Suitable facilities shall be provided for the purpose of examining each exhibit prior to its admission to the show hall. At all shows held under GCCF licence at least one veterinary surgeon shall remain in the show hall until 1pm and preferably until 4pm. The show manager must obtain full details of a local veterinary practice available to treat emergencies which cannot be dealt with at the show.
(i) Section 2, Rule 10
Decisions of (DELETE veterinary surgeons) the duty veterinary surgeon must be accepted without question.
(j) Section 2, Rule 27
“Show Managers, Assistant Show Managers (DELETE Section Managers) and members of their households may not exhibit in competition at their own shows. Section Managers and members of their households may enter their own shows but may not enter the section which they themselves are managing. A Section Manager is defined as someone who is a breed(s) section manager”.
Section 4, Rule 3d
I agree to abide by any decision regarding rejection made by the (DELETE examining) duty veterinary surgeon.
(k) Section 4, Rule 4a
Queens who are pregnant, lactating or who have kittened within the past 12 weeks may not compete and must not be exhibited at any show or exhibition and (DELETE veterinary surgeons in attendance are) the duty veterinary surgeon is instructed to reject any queen in these conditions.
(l) Section 4, Rule 4b
Monorchid and cryptorchid adult males are not acceptable exhibits and (DELETE veterinary surgeons in attendance are) the duty veterinary surgeon is instructed to reject them.
(m) Section 4, Rule 4d
Any cat or kitten rejected by (DELETE a) the duty veterinary surgeon or disqualified by a judge on grounds of condition should be reported to the GCCF Office by the Show Manager when the veterinary rejection slips are returned.
(n) Section 4, Rule 7a
Exhibits must be presented on arrival at the show (DELETE to a veterinary surgeon or veterinarian) for examination before entering the penning area and must be so presented during the times stated in the show schedule. Late arrivals may be refused entry.
Evasion or attempted evasion of this rule will lead to disciplinary action by the GCCF. All decisions of the duty vet (DELETE or veterinarian) are final and no appeal will be entertained.
(o) Section 4, Rule 7b
Any exhibits rejected before or during a show by (DELETE a veterinary surgeon or veterinarian) the duty veterinary surgeon must be removed from the show hall and all fees will be forfeited.
(p) Section 4, Rule 7c
If a cat is removed to isolation following rejection by (DELETE a) the duty veterinary surgeon after judging has commenced, information regarding the section under which the cat is rejected should be available to the adjacent exhibitors through the Show Manager and the duty vet should explain the potential risks involved to the adjacent exhibitors.
4. APPLICATIONS FOR BREED RECOGNITION - with effect from 22 February 2006.
Oriental Bicolour - Preliminary recognition of the Oriental Bicolour Shorthair (48) and the Oriental Bicolour Longhair (49).
5. AMENDMENTS TO REGISTRATION POLICIES - with effect from 22 February 2006.
(a) Singapura BAC - Amended registration policy for Singapura cats.
(b) Russian BAC - Amended registration policy for Russian cats.
(c) Joint Rex BAC - Amended registration policy for LaPerm cats.
(d) Tonkinese BAC - Amended registration policy for Tonkinese cats.
6. AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD OF POINTS - with effect from 1 June 2006.
(a) Siamese JAC - Amended SOPs for all colours of Tabby Point Siamese.
(b) Siamese JAC - Amended SOP for Lilac Tortie Point Siamese.
(c) Joint Rex BAC - Amendment to Scale of Points for Devon Rex cats:-
Head 25 (+5 added to the head)
Ears 10
Eyes 5
Body, Legs & Neck 20
Tail 5
Coat 35 (-5 removed from the coat)
100
(d) Joint Rex BAC - Amendments to coat description for LaPerm.
7. BAC MATTERS
(a) BAC Constitution 8.j)
DELETE 8.j) Where a BAC or joint BAC has two, three or four participating constituent Clubs, no Club may be represented solely by Judges (including Probationer Judges) on any list.
(b) BAC Constitution 8.1)
“No representative shall attend a BAC meting at which his/her own application or that of a member of his/her household is to be considered. No Probationer Judge, (delete: or) Steward within the... BAC Scheme, or Trainee Steward completing their training with the... BAC shall be present at a BAC meeting during the discussion of Stewards or Probationer Judges within this Scheme or of Full Judges of the Breed List.
Trainee Stewards (delete: Candidates) may, if they so wish, apply to a different BAC to complete their final stewarding requirements. If it is their intention to progress to the Judge Appointment Scheme they may (delete: prior to submitting) then submit their application to the BAC of their own breed and should not be penalised or asked to do additional assessments as a result. Copies of documents should be passed to the nominated BAC for information”.
(c) Judge Appointment Scheme Rules of Procedure 17i)
AMEND: “After a minimum of a further year, during which time a minimum of five certificates (Form 5) from five different Judges shall have been submitted to the BAC, the Trainee Steward may apply to the BAC for consideration as a GCCF Steward (Form 6).
Trainee Stewards may, if they so wish, apply to a different BAC to complete their final stewarding requirements. If it is their intention to progress to the Judge Appointment Scheme they may then submit their application to the BAC of their own breed and should not be penalised or asked to do additional assessments as a result. Copies of documents should be passed to the nominated BAC for information”.
8. JUDGES FOR APPROVAL
9. SHOW MATTERS

(a) Supreme Show - report
10. ANY OTHER BUSINESS