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Manchester & District Cat Club
Will Members of the Manchester & District Cat Club please note that the AGM of the Club will be held at 1pm on Sunday, 26 February 2006 at Clifton Cricket Club.

Mrs Stewart resigned as Hon Treasurer in May 2005 and Mrs Emmett has covered the position since then and Mrs Potts is due to retire as Cup & Trophy Secretary. Mrs Leigh, Mrs Paula Clarke and Mrs Tomlinson are all due to retire from the Committee but have indicated their willingness to stand again.

Nominations, duly signed by the nominee and proposed and seconded, for the positions of Hon Treasurer, Cup & Trophy Secretary and the Committee positions must be received by Miss Bohanna at 65 Radclyffe Street, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 0HY by 23 January 2006.

Subscriptions become due on 1 January 2006 (£4 single, £6 joint and £2 juniors) please send these to the Membership Secretary, Mrs A. Spotswood, 15 Burnham Ave, Stockport SK5 6US.

Members whose cats have attained Championship, Premiership or Grand status or other awards during the year should submit a claim for an award to Mrs G. Potts, The Old School House, 44 Queens Park Road, Heywood OL10 4LQ, by no later than 21 January 2006.

Members wishing to enter for either the Valpetina or Lucy Sutton Points Trophies must also submit claims to Mrs Potts at the above address no later than 21 January 2006. Please note that the awards will be presented at the AGM, and if Members are unable attend to collect them, the Member must contact a Committee Member to arrange collection from a mutually agreeable show as due to the high costs of postage it will not be possible to post these out.

Finally, the Chairman and Committee would like to wish all Members a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
S. Bohanna (Miss), Hon Secretary


Rex Cat Club
Our AGM will be held on 9 April 2006 in the Thomas Alleyne Studio, Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Herts at 2pm.

Due to the sad loss of our President, Mrs Beryl Lyon, nominations are required for this position, together with nominations for two GCCF Delegates. The nominations must be proposed and seconded by fully paid-up Members with the written consent of the nominee, who must also be a fully paid up-Member, and received, together with any items for the agenda, by the Hon Secretary, Mrs Ann Wrighton, Merriefield Cottage, The Moor, Banham, Norwich NR16 2BX, before 14 February 2006.

In accordance with our rules, Mr Trevor Green is due to stand down, but is willing to continue to serve. Because of the change to rule 6b regarding rotation of the Committee, both Mrs Marian Drake and Mr John Hansson are standing down early, but are willing to continue to serve. A further position is also vacant, due to the resignation of Mrs Gill Cornish.

Nominations for the Committee should reach me before 14 February 2006 at the above address. They must be signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder, who must all be fully paid-up Members, and the nominee should include a short profile of themselves. Any items for the raffle will be gratefully received.

Members are respectfully reminded that annual subscriptions (£8 joint, £5 single and £2 junior) became due on 1 January, and should be sent to the Hon Treasurer, Mrs Susan Luxford-Watts, Darby House, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middx TW16 5PJ.

The £5 fee for inclusion on the breeders list becomes due on the date of our AGM and should also be sent to the Hon Treasurer.
Ann Wrighton, Hon Secretary


West of Scotland Cat Club
I would like to advise Members that subscriptions became due on 1 January (£7 Joint, £5 Single, £1 Juniors). Would our Members who pay be standing order please advise their bank of the change of due date to 1 January.

Please send your subscriptions to me at 18R Sandbank Terrace, Glasgow G20 0PW. Tel. 0141 946 6504.
Elizabeth Stewart (Ms), Membership Secretary & Treasurer


Essex Cat Club

The AGM of the Essex Cat Club will be held a little earlier than usual. It will be on Saturday, 25 February at Hutton Poplars Lodge, Rayleigh Road, Shenfield, Essex. The meeting will begin at 2.30pm.

Any cat which has been made up to Champion, Grand Champion, Imperial, etc., during the past year is entitled to a Special Club Rosette. Please contact Chairman Mo who will arrange this for you. Her telephone number is 01277 211657.
Barry Newcombe, Hon Secretary


Norwegian Forest Cat Club
The Somali Cat Club

I have just found out that there are mistakes on the Schedules for the Norwegian Forest Cat Club Show in February and the Somali Cat Club Show in March.

I happily copied the directions to the show hall from another club’s schedule, and they had put the wrong exits for the M42 and the M5!!

From the M42, the exit is Junction 3. From the M5, the exit should be Junction 9.
If you would like the full directions printed accurately, please email me at ANN@beaumaris.fsnet. co.uk and I will send you the pdf file.
Anne Gregory


Shropshire Cat Club

Would exhibitors please note that at our forthcoming show to be held on 4 February 2006, there are the following Judge Changes.

Classes 236 and 237 Maine Coon were wrongly booked and will now be judged by Mrs S. Hamilton, as will Class 525 Brown Marble Bengal, previously Mrs Tomkinson and Classes 864 and 865 Siamese & Oriental Imp Gr Pr, as Mr Hansson is not able to do them.
Janet Tonkinson, Show Manager


Trans Pennine Oriental & Siamese Cat Club

There will be a Committee 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


Scotia Cat Fanciers

The AGM of the Scotia Cat Fanciers will take place on Sunday, 19 February 2006 at the BBC Club, 1 Botanic Crescent, Glasgow at 2pm, to which all fully paid-up Members are invited.

The Vice-Chairperson, Tommy McIlree; the Hon Treasurer, Pamela Read; Committee Members, Margaret Bowes and Doreen Dembski are due to stand down by rotation, but are willing to re-stand for Committee.

Items for inclusion in the AGM agenda, proposed and seconded by paid-up Club Members, should be sent to Patricia Forsyth, Hon Secretary, 2 Crawford Drive, Old Drumchapel, Glasgow G15 6SN, no later than 5 February 2006.

Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 1 November 2005 - adult £4, joint £6, senior citizens/juniors £1.50 - and should be sent to Miss Pamela Read, Membership Secretary, 80 Garthland Drive, Glasgow G31 2RB.
Patricia Forsyth (Mrs), Hon Secretary


The Bedford & District Cat Club

The next show is on 29 April 2006, and schedules will be available from the end of January. Please send an A5 SAE to our Show Manager, Mrs Diane Birtwistle, The Orchard, Bedford Road, Pertenhall, Beds MK44 2AL.

Alternatively, download the schedule and show entry form from our website - www.bedfordand districtcatclub.com. This will be available from the beginning of February. Schedules will be sent to Club Members who entered the show last year.

If you would like to join the Club, please visit the website for details.
Show Management Team


Sphynx Cat Club

Our Club AGM will take place on Sunday, 5 March 2006 at 9 Bedford Crescent, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 6JU, starting at 2pm.

Mrs Rushbrook, Mr Reid and Mr Simmonds will be standing down. Both Mrs Rushbrook and Mr Simmonds are willing to continue. Mr Reid will not be standing again as he is emigrating to Australia. The Committee wish to thank him for all his hard work over the past ten years and wish him all the best for the future.

Nominations for Committee must be proposed and seconded by fully paid-up Members. Items for the Agenda, along with nominations, must reach the Secretary by 5 February 2006.
Jan Plumb, Hon Secretary


Kernow Cat Club

The Kernow Cat Club Show will be held in the Torbay Leisure Centre, Paignton on Saturday, 1 April.

Schedules were sent out on 9 January to all last years exhibitors. If you would like a schedule and did not exhibit last year, please send an A5 sized SAE to Mr Dominic Bray, Brixton Post Office, Old Corner Store, Elliotts Hill, Brixton, Plymouth, Devon PL8 2AH.

Subscriptions are now due. Please send them to the Membership Sec., Mrs A. Stephens, 3 Erme Bridge Cottages, Ermington, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9NN.
Jennie Musgrove, Hon Secretary


Suffolk & Norfolk Cat Club

Schedules for the 42nd Championship Show of the Suffolk & Norfolk Cat Club, to be held on Saturday, 20 May 2006, will be available at the end of February from the Show Manager.

Schedules will be sent to last year’s exhibitors and Club Members. Anyone else wanting a schedule, please send a large (no smaller than A5) SAE envelope to Mrs Linda Walpole, Show Manager, 69 Oval Road, Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk NR5 0DQ.
We look forward to seeing you in May.
Rob Phillips, Joint Assistant Show Manager


Southern British Shorthair
Cat Club

Would exhibitors please note that Show Manager, Mrs Sue Denny has moved.
Her new address is Cornerway, Northfields, Downend, Chieveley RG20 8TS.

Any show entries sent to her old address in Shinfield will be re-directed. However, if you have any concerns about your show entry, please call Sue on 0779 3055009.
Jane Spall, Chairman



The Southern & South Western Birman Cat Club

We would like to draw to the attention of our Members a change in the Annual Points Trophy Claim system. With immediate effect, claims for a UK Grand Certificate should be 25 points and 10 points for an Imperial Certificate. Completed Points Claims Forms for 2005 show entries should be submitted to Mrs Pam Collins, Crossway House, Somerset Bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6LL, no later than 31 January 2006.

Members are also reminded that membership subscriptions fall due on 1 January 2006 - £5 single and £7 joint membership. Cheques should be made payable to S&SWBCC and sent to Mrs Jackie Pell, “Chakira”, 62 Moredon Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN25 3DG.

The 2006 AGM will take place on Sunday, 9 April 2006 at Hook Village Hall, Hook, Wootton Basset, Wiltshire, starting at 2pm. Nominations for Committee positions are invited from any fully paid-up Club Member and should be received no later than Friday, 3 March 2006.

Proposals should be signed by the nominee, a proposer and a seconder, all of whom should be fully paid-up Club Members, and should be accompanied by a brief statement about the nominee.

All applications should be sent to Mrs Trina Balharrie, 5 Shirley Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 4PH.
Trina Balharrie, Hon Secretary


Persian Smoke & Tipped BAC

At its last meeting, the BAC asked me to remind Probationer Judges to use the latest version of the Notification of Tutorial Form, as approved by Council in February 2005.

The Committee also wish to remind Full Judges completing Notification of Tutorial Forms how helpful it is to the BAC’s assessments when full use is made of the form’s provision for indicating the topics covered during the tutorial, and any other appropriate comments about how the Probationer Judge performed are provided.

The next meeting is planned for 19 February 2006. The latest date for receipt of items for the agenda and associated paperwork will be 15 January 2006, to allow circulation and the minimum four weeks for consideration. As ever, my address for correspondence is ‘Suzerain’, 15 Southerwicks, Corsham, Wilts SN13 9NH. Tel/Fax 01249 713554 OR email mike-and-gill @suzerain.org.uk
Mike Clark, Hon Secretary

Singapura BAC

The Singapura BAC will shortly be looking for a replacement BAC Secretary.
We are a one club BAC and hold meetings twice a year. If you would be interested in the position and have a knowledge of the GCCF Judging and Stewarding schemes, please apply in writing to me at 11 Walnut Grove, Lidlington, Beds MK43 0SP.

Alternatively, if you would like more information, please email ra@raecats.freeserve.co.uk or call me on 01525 405397.
Rosemarie Rae, Hon Secretary