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Merseyside Cat Club
To all our Members, we hope you had a very good Christmas and New year and are now into the swing of showing again.

We have to remind you that our subscriptions became due on 1 January. Please send them to our new Acting Treasurer, Mr Steve Lovelady at 13 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Merseyside L22 1RE. Tel. 01512 860066.

Our show this year is at the same venue on 3 June 2006. All trade enquiries to Mr Lovelady at the above address. Hopefully see you all in June.
Lily Keirby, Hon Secretary

 


The Birman Cat Club

The AGM will take place on Sunday, 23 April 2006 at The Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull, commencing at 2.15pm.

The draw for the 2007 Calendar will take place at the AGM, together with the presentation of cups and trophies. Any items/proposals for inclusion on the AGM agenda, proposed and seconded by fully paid-up Club Members, must reach me no later than Saturday, 25 March 2006. It is desirable for the proposer and/or seconder of such agenda items to be present at the AGM to present any proposal to the membership.

In accordance with Club rules, four Members of the Committee, Mrs Patsy Knight, Mrs Jane Sparkes, Mr Bob Semos and Mr Geoffrey Tarr, have all completed their terms as Committee Members, but all are willing to restand. Mrs Val Kilby (Chairman) has completed her first three year term, but is willing to stand for a second term. Mrs Anne Madden has now served her full term as Vice-Chairman, and is standing down, but is willing to stand as a Committee Member. Mr John Culf has resigned from the Committee with immediate effect.

Nominations for any of the vacancies are invited from fully paid-up Club Members. The nominations must be signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder, who must also be fully paid-up Club Members. Nominees should also provide a brief profile of themselves. All nominations and profiles should be sent to me at Breighton Cats Lodge, Breighton, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 6DH, and must reach me no later than Saturday, 25 March 2006.

Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 1 January 2006 - Joint £12.50, Single £10, Junior £5. Payment (cheque/postal order payable to The Birman Cat Club) should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Angela Clements, at Eilean Donan, 65 Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8AN. Please remember that if subscriptions remain unpaid by 31 March 2006, your membership will lapse on that date.

The Officers and Committee look forward to welcoming Members to the AGM. Refreshments will be available and we will be holding a raffle, donations of prizes are always very welcome. Club merchandise will also be on sale.
Elaine Culf, Secretary

 


The Southern Scotland & Borders Cat Club

The AGM of The Southern Scotland & Borders Cat Club will take place on Saturday, 29 April 2006 at the Court House Cafe, Selkirk, at 5pm.

Mr Alan Bell is standing down as Secretary/ Membership Secretary. Mrs Pat Little and Mrs Frances Bell are due to retire as Committee Members, both of whom have indicated their willingness to stand again.

Nominations for the posts of Secretary and Committee Members, duly signed by the nominee and proposed and seconded by paid-up Members, must be received by the Hon Secretary at 6 Pomathorn Bank, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 8LP by 21 March 2006, together with any items for the AGM agenda.

There will be a social event and a raffle (please bring a donation) after the AGM.

Club subscriptions became due on 1 January and should be forwarded to Sharon Casey, 3a Glenkinchie Houses, Pencaitland, East Lothian EH34 5ET (Single £4, Joint £6.50 and Junior £2.50).
Further details on the Club and the latest newsletter can be found on the Club’s website - www.ssbcatclub.co.uk
Alan Bell, Secretary

 


The Ocicat Club

The AGM will be held on Sunday, 5 March, 2006 at the Millennium Memorial Hall, Kings Sutton, Oxfordshire.

The meeting will commence at 1.30pm, but will be preceded by a home cooked hot lunch, to which all Members are cordially invited (12 to 12.30pm). Subject to demand and time available, there will be an informal talk and discussion after the meeting on Ocicat Colour genetics (not highbrow!).

After you receive your AGM papers, please let me know if you are able to come, and would like the discussion. You can contact me on Tel. 01420 82957 or email rjcaunter@hotmail.com
Rosemary Caunter, Hon Secretary

 


The Siamese Cat Society of Scotland

Just a reminder to Members that subscriptions for 2006 are now due (£5 single, £7.50 joint, £2 senior citizens, £1.50 juniors) and should be forwarded to the Membership Secretary, Elaine Sloan, 9 Byreside, Seafield, Nr Bathgate, West Lothian EH47 7BF.

Payment can also be accepted at our club table at the Scottish Cat Show tomorrow, 11 February.
Elaine J. Sloan, Membership Secretary

 


The Birman Cat Club

The Birman Cat Club is delighted to announce that Ron Mlynek and Dennis Hayward are again generously throwing open their lovely gardens to host another of their renouned Garden Parties. This will take place at Morningside Cattery, Chapeltown Road, Ecclesfield, Sheffield (4 minutes, Junction 35, M1) on Sunday, 30 July 2006.

A wide range of stalls, raffle, tombola and the famous auction are planned, as are several surprises! There will also be the Yes/No game - can you last one minute?

Ron & Dennis will be at several shows leading up to the Party, and will happily collect auction or tombola items or bric-a-brac for their table-top sale, which is held in the month prior to the main event. For more information, you can contact Dennis on 0114 246 0202, or any Committee Member.

More details will follow nearer the date, but please remember, it is NOT just Birman Cat Club Members who are welcome. Everyone is invited - cat lovers, owners of moggies or pedigrees, those in any way involved with cats, or people perhaps looking for a bric-a-brac bargain! Mouth watering foods and drinks will be in plentiful supply, ranging from Krug to Value Shepherd’s Pie! So whether it is an activity filled, or just relaxing afternoon you seek with plenty of cat chat with other cat lovers, do put Sunday, 30 July in your diary. Bring your friends and family and enjoy genuine Yorkshire hospitality at its finest.
Elaine Culf, Secretary

 


Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club

This is a reminder to all Members that the Club Subscription year is from 1 January to 31 December, so it is now time to renew your subscription.

New Members are welcomed. Cheques, made payable to Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club, should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs M. Pirie, 32 Pentland Gardens, Edinburgh EH10 6NW.

Current subscriptions rates are: Joining fee £1, Ordinary £5, Joint £7.50, Senior Citizen £3 and Juniors £1.
M. Pirie (Mrs), Membership Secretary

 


Eastern Counties Cat Society

The AGM of Eastern Counties Cat Society will be held at Eaton Park Community Centre, Eaton Park, Norwich, Norfolk on 12 March 2006.

Any items for the Agenda should be received within 7 days of the issue of this notice. Any nominations for Committee should be signed by two Members of the Society and received within the same time, and sent to Mrs K. Bennett, 69 Barrett Road, Lakenham, Norwich NR1 2HY. Tel. 01603 627471.

If you require directions, please contact Mrs A. Newsome on 01603 890204.
Refreshments will be available, and any donations towards the raffle will be gratefully accepted. Let’s hope that we have more Members attend than we have for the last two years.
Karen Bennett, Hon Secretary

 


The Tabby Cat Club

The AGM of the Club will be held on Sunday, 2 April at the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull, commencing at 3.30pm.

Once again we will be joining the Short-haired Cat Society and The British Shorthair Cat Club at the same venue. Full details will be sent to Members prior to the meeting.

Items for the Agenda, nominations for Officers and Committee Members should be forwarded to the Acting Secretary, Mrs Betty Conway, 42 Roseacre Drive, Heald Green, Cheadlw, Cheshire SK8 3UP, to arrive no later than Saturday, 25 February. All nominations should be duly signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder who should all be fully paid-up Members of the Club.

Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 1 January. These should be forwarded to our Membership Secretary, Mrs Pat Jarvis, 31 South Road, Stourbridge, W. Midlands DY8 3YA. Present subscription rates are £6 Single and £8 joint.
Betty M. Conway, Acting Secretary

 


Trans-Pennine Oriental & Siamese Cat Club

There will be an Open Meeting of the Trans-Pennine Oriental & Siamese Cat Club on Sunday, 12 February 2006 at 2pm at The Nursery Tavern, Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport.

Please send any items for inclusion in the agenda to me, in writing, within ten days of the publication of this notice.
Nancy Webster, Acting Hon Secretary

 


London Cat Club

It’s that time of year again - subscription renewals!
Your monies should have been in by 31 January 2006. However, it’s not too late. Send your renewals to me at 47 Lincoln Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8QN. Rates are: Single £5, Joint £7, Junior £1.
Pamela Davey, Membership Secretary

 


The Exotic Cat Club

With the exception of the BIS Trophies, the Committee of the Exotic Cat Club has decided to dispense with the awarding of cups and trophies.

Donors who would like the trophy they donated returned, contact Joyce Simmons (Cup Secretary) on Tel. 01322 557571 or email joyce@picapaws. freenetname.co.uk and arrangements will be made to return the trophy.

Any donor attending our show on 1 April 2006 may collect their trophy from the cup table.
Perpetual Medals bearing the Exotic logo on ribbons sporting the club’s colours will be awarded to Best of Groups.

We have come to this decision as, over the years, fewer and fewer exhibitors wish to take the trophies awarded to their cats, resulting in the trophies having a once a year airing, only to return to my cupboard where they languish unseen until the next show.

Joyce Simmons, Cup Secretary

 


Scottish Cat Club

Exhibitors travelling from the south to our show tomorrow, Saturday, 11 February in the Clydebank Play Drome should note that there are roadworks scheduled on the M74 around Junction 6, which may cause minor delays. Other than that, everything looks set for another successful and enjoyable show!
Elisabeth Stark, Hon Secretary


CLUB NOTICEBOARD

Snowshoe Cat Society
Pre-Affiliated To The GCCF

The Snowshoe Cat Society will be holding a Breeders Seminar on Saturday, 11 March 2006 at Ullenhall Village Hall, Henley Road, Ullenhall, Nr Henley In Arden, Warwickshire from 10am to 3.30pm.

Tickets price is £10, which includes a light lunch. Places will be limited, so please book early. Members, please see your last newsletter for a booking form or contact Hilary Quinn, 8 Dalmeny Road, Coventry CV4 8AX or on the telephone number printed above. Cheques to be made payable to the Snowshoe Cat Society.

The AGM of the Snowshoe Cat Society will be held on Saturday, 8 April 2006, at 2pm, the venue is Ullenhall Village Hall, Henley Road, Ullenhall, Nr Henley In Arden, Warwickshire B95 5NW.
Subscriptions are due on 6 April 2006. You must be a fully paid-up Member of the Society to be able to vote. See your latest Newsletter.

Contact the Hon Secretary, Hilary Quinn on 02476 460683 or email secretary@snowshoe catsociety.co.uk
Hilary Quinn, Hon Secretary


Chester & North Wales Cat Club

The AGM of the Club will be held on Tuesday, 21 March at the Dene Hotel, Hoole Road, Chester, commencing at 8.30pm.

Items for the Agenda, nominations for Officers and Committee should be forwarded to Mrs Betty Conway, 42 Roseacre Drive, Heald Green, Cheadlw, Cheshire SK8 3UP, by 20 February. Will Members please note that all nominations must be duly signed by the nominee, the proposer and seconder, who should all be fully paid-up Members of the Club.

Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 1 January, and these should be forwarded to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Pat Howard, 96 Grappenhall Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington WA4 2AX. Subscriptions are £4 Single, £6 Joint membership.
Betty Conway, Hon Secretary