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Show Surrey & Sussex Cat Association
Schedules are now available for the Surrey & Sussex Cat Association show on 18 March, 2006. Please apply to Show Managers, Joyce & Vic Simmons, 91 Pinnacle Hill North, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 6AE (please enclose a B5 SAE). Schedules also available from our website - www.surreyandsussexcats.co.uk
Please note the following amendments: Class 7 - Judge Mr Scruton; Class 115 - Judge Mrs Perkins; Class 519 for Persian Cameo Adults; Class 711 - Judge Wg Cdr. Codd.
Joyce & Vic Simmons, Show Managers

 


Kentish Cat Society

The AGM of the Kentish Cat Society will be held on Sunday, 2 April 2006 at 3pm in the Club Room of the Otford Village Memorial Hall, High Street, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, commencing at 3pm.
The retiring Members of the Committee are Mrs G. D. Leedham (Hon Treasurer), Miss Y. Hendra, Mrs C. Kempe (co-opted 2005), Mr R. Kempe (co-opted 2005) and Mr C. F. W. Patey. The retiring Delegates to the GCCF are Mrs G. D. Leedham and Mr C. F. W. Patey. All are eligible and willing to stand for re-election and should be nominated in the usual way.
There is one vacancy on the Committee and nominations for this should be signed by the nominee, proposed and seconded and sent to the Hon Secretary at 65 Sidney Gardens, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 5PX, to arrive no later than 1 February. All should be fully paid-up Members of the Society.
Subscriptions for 2006 became due on 1 January and should be sent to the Hon Treasurer, Mrs G. D. Leedham, Three Firs, Ghyll Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1SU. Rates are £4 single and £6 joint.
Dates for your diary - 6th May: Hot Fork Supper; 9th July: Garden Party. Full details of events will be sent out with the AGM papers with maps showing location and venues.
Barbara Darby, Hon Secretary

 


Kernow Cat Club

Exhibitors, please note the following Judge Changes for the Kernow Cat Club show at Torbay Leisure Centre, Paignton, Devon.
Mrs M. Kalal will now judge Foreign Open Classes 284, 285, 344 and 345.
Mrs J. Tonkinson will now judge Oriental Open Classes 421 and 458.
Mrs J. Gamble will now judge Foreign Open Classes 302 and 361 and the following Miscellaneous Classes 753 and 754.
Mrs D. Harper will now judge Foreign Open Classes 299, 357 and 358 and Oriental Open Classes 422, 461 and 463.
Mrs P. Hutchison will now judge Burmese Open Classes 379, 388, 404 and Oriental Open Classes 428, 430, 431 and 433 and the following Miscellaneous Classes 694, 697, 701, 702, 728, 729, 730, 735, 749, 750, 751, 796, 810, 853, 855, 874 and 876.
Miss C. Lewis will now judge the following Miscellaneous Classes 718, 722, 817, 822 and 823.
Mrs J. Francis-Wilson will now judge the following Oriental Open Class 423 and the following Miscellaneous Classes 736 and 737.
Mrs D. Brown will now judge the following Oriental Open Class 425.
Mrs F. Matthias will now judge Open Class 281.
A. Stephens (Mrs), Show Manager

 


Caledonian Long Haired Cat Club

Exhibitors please note that the 12th Championship Show of the Caledonian will take place on 28 October 2006 at the Philp Hall, Links Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1SE.
Joint Show Managers, Jean and Alex Hepburn, Chattan, 26 Main Street, Cardenden, Fife KY5 0NA. Tel. 01592 721942, e-mail Bowhilla8@aol.com
A. Hepburn, Secretary

 


Bucks, Oxon & Berks Cat Society

The Bucks, Oxon & Berks Cat Society would like to Notify its Members, exhibitors and judges that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to change the venue of our 25th Championship Show, which will be held on Saturday, 16 September 2006 at Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berks RG1 8EQ.
We hope to see you all there. Any queries, please get in touch with the Show Manager, Mrs Barbara Prowse on Tel. 01706 342453 or email barbara prowse@hotmail.com
Barbara Prowse, Show Manager

 


Midshires Siamese Cat Association

The Committee wishes Members a Happy and Successful 2006.
The AGM will be held at the Angel Hotel in Leamington Spa on 9 April. Nominations for the Committee and items for the Agenda should be sent to the Hon Secretary, 76 Dark Lane, Romsley, Halesowen, W. Midlands B62 0PJ, by 30 January.
Annual subscriptions (£4 single, £7 joint membership), are now due and should be sent to Mrs S. Roberts, 41 Pennine Way, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1EW.
Gillian Mason, Hon Secretary


Bristol & District Cat Club

The AGM will take place on Sunday, 9 April 2006 at Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Downend, Bristol, commencing at 2.30pm.
The following Members of the Committee are due for re-election at the AGM - Chairman: Sheila Hector, Newsletter Editor; Mary Donlin, Membership Secretary; Ann Bresnan, Jackie Morris and Ian Jarvis, who was co-opted onto the Committee for one year. Unfortunately, due to family commitments, Kathy Scarisbrick has resigned from the Committee. Kym Jarvis has been co-opted onto the Committee until the AGM. Mary, Ann, Jackie and Ian are prepared to stand again. Sheila will not be standing again.
Nominations for the Committee should be received by 31 January 2006, they must be signed by the nominee, the proposer and seconder. New nominees are reminded that, according to rule, they must provide a curriculum vitae, which will be circulated with the AGM papers.
Anyone wishing to be nominated has to have been a Member of the Bristol & District Cat Club for a minimum of 12 months.
Sue Rogoll, Secretary

 


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

 


The Oriental Shaded, Smoke & Tabby Society

The AGM of the Society will be held on Sunday, 5 March 2006 at the Wellington Civic Centre, Telford, Shropshire. The meeting will commence at 11.15am with coffee and tea available from 11am. Wellington Civic Centre is easily accessible from the M54 and all parts of the motorway network.
Items for the agenda and nominations to the Committee must be received by 5 February 2006. In accordance with the rules, four Committee Members will stand this year, the sitting Committee Members, Rita Chown, Jayne Lumley, Mary Parkinson and Linda Boddy (co-opted) have all confirmed they are willing to stand for re-election.
May I remind Members that subscriptions for 2006 are now due and should be forwarded to the Hon Treasurer, Barbara Fellows, The Gables, Rodington Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4RE.
John S. Harrison, Hon Secretary

 


The Black & White Cat Club

We will be holding our AGM on Sunday, 5 February at the Masonic Hall, Swindon at 2.30pm.
There is a vacancy on the Committee and for the position of Show Support. Please send your nominations to the Secretary by 25 January together with a proposer and seconder, all of whom must be Club Members.
Subscriptions are now due and are £4 single, £6 joint.
Schedules are being sent out to Members and last years exhibitors. If you require one, then please send a SAE to the Secretary and Assistant Show Manager.
And we look forward to seeing you at our Special Breed Show. Look out for the new photo competition as well as the popular mystery auction, great raffle and the yummy homemade bread, cakes and preserves stall, as well as the plant stall. Plus lots of BIS goodies and wonderful rosettes and trophies to win, including those for the new Imperial Classes! Remember, we can only have Black OR White Persian and Exotic. And Black OR White British, making our Imperials very exclusive! Plus we will have plenty of prizes for our Household Pets and Assessments as they are as special too!!
L. Allison (Miss), Secretary & Asst Show Manager

 


The Singapura Cat Club

The AGM of the Singapura Cat Club will be held on Saturday, 1 April at the Ken Marriott Leisure Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby CV22 5ZJ. The meeting will begin at 10.30am. Again, this is at our show, so make a date to show and attend the AGM and have a say in how your Club is run!
There are vacancies on the Committee. Nominations for the Committee should be received by 24 February 2006, they must be signed by the nominee, the proposer and the seconder, all of whom should be fully paid-up Members of the Club.
Any items for the AGM Agenda should be received, in writing, by the Hon Secretary before 24 February 2006. Items for the Agenda must be proposed and seconded by fully paid-up Members of the Club.
Our 1st Championship Show will also be held on Saturday, 1 April 2006, at the same venue. We are again sharing a show with the Abyssinian CA, Korat CA and Rex CA, and our Show Manager is Linda Ashmore. Schedules will be sent to all of last year’s exhibitors, others wishing to receive a schedule should send a SAE to: Mrs Linda Ashmore, 7 Ledstone Road, Sheffield S8 0NS.
May I also remind Members that subscriptions became due on 1 January 2006 and rates are £7 single and £10 joint. Subscriptions should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Ms Judith Mercer, 62 Bryan Road, Blackpool FY3 9BE.
Rosemarie Rae, Hon Secretary

 


Teesside Cat Club

The AGM of the Teesside Cat Club is to be held at 2.30pm on Sunday, 2 April 2006 at Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Spennymoor, County Durham. Refreshments will be provided and all fully paid-up Members are invited to attend.
Any items to be included in the agenda should be sent to the Hon Secretary, Mrs Paula Robinson, 7 Poplar Crescent, Romanby, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8BD, no later than 3 March 2006.
We would like to point out that we have vacancies on our Committee and if anyone is interested in joining us, please contact our Chairman, Mrs Judy Watson, 37 The Crescent, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1EU. Tel. 01609 777136 or email mandjwatson@tiscali.co.uk
Paula Robinson, Hon Secretary

 


The United Chinchilla Association

We will be running a raffle at our show on 11 February, and would welcome any contributions the membership might care to contribute in the way of unwanted Christmas presents, etc, etc. There must be something you just hated!!
I would also like to remind you that subscriptions for 2006 are now due, and have been increased to £8 joint and £5 single, with £1 joining fee remaining the same.
With good wishes to you all for 2006.
Eileen Peachey, Membership Secretary

 


Semi Long Hair Cat Association

Would exhibitors please note the following Judge Changes for our forthcoming show on 15 April 2006.
Class 2 Imperial Class - AC SLH Grand Champion Female will now be judged by Mrs J. Worth.
Class 4 AC Birman Champion Female will now be judged by Mrs J. Gillson.
Shirley Talboys, Show Manager

 


Oriental Cat Association

Schedules for the OCA Show on 17 June 2006 will ONLY be sent to exhibitors who entered the 2005 show. However, Members who request schedules before the end of February will be sent one with their AGM papers. Please contact Irene Rothwell on 0207 564 8436 or email irene.rothwell@ntlworld.com
Otherwise schedules will be available from mid-March on receipt of an SAE to Jane North, 3 Ownstead Gardens, Sanderstead, South Croydon CR2 0HH, or can be downloaded from our website - www.oca-cats.org.uk
A Member whose cat gains a title or qualifies by gaining 3 IC’s can claim a special Club Rosette with the cats name and title on the tail. Send your details and an A4 SAE to Senga Gaffey, 43 Coltswood, Dunnymans Road, Banstead, Surrey SM7 2BZ.
The Oriental Cat Association Barbecue - 7 May 2006: Book this date in your diaries and come to the official opening of the OCA cat welfare houses at the home of Lisa Underhill Price, The Martlets, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, E. Sussex. More details in the AGM post out.
Please remember that subscriptions became due on 1 January, and should be sent to Julie Stevens, 98 Wellingborough Road, Finedon, Northants NN9 5LQ.
Irene Rothwell, Hon Secretary

The Northern Birman Cat Club
Our 3rd Sanction Show is to be held at a New Venue on Saturday, 8 April 2006 - Carnforth High School, Kellet Road, Carnforth, Lancs LA5 9LS.
Classes and entry form available on the NBCC website - www.northernbirmancatclub.co.uk - and from Vanessa Keeping, 73 Levens Drive, Heysham, Lancs LA3 1JW. The closing date is 14 March, 2006.
Vanessa Keeping

 


The Old-style Siamese Cat Club

The AGM of the Old-style Siamese Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 2 April 2006 at Grafham Village Hall, Grafham, Huntingdon, Cambs, from 12 noon to 5pm.
Nominations for the Committee and items for the Agenda should be received by the Hon Secretary at The Blackthorns, 1 Grafham Road, Ellington, Huntingdon, Cambs PE28 0AN by 30 January 2006. The nominee, the proposer and seconder must sign the nominations. Nominations must have been a Member of the Old-style Siamese Cat Club for 12 months. Only fully paid-up Members may attend the AGM.
Marilyn Dawson, Hon Secretary

 


The Ocicat & Bengal Cat Club

The Ocicat & Bengal Cat Club are holding their AGM on 19 March at 2.30pm. The venue will be the Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell.
As usual we will be holding a raffle in aid of our Welfare Fund, so contributions will be gratefully received. The afternoon will end with tea provided by the Committee. Any items for the Agenda should reach the Secretary no later than 28 January 2006.
Helen J. Hewitt, Hon Secretary
West of England & South Wales Cat Society
The Club will be holding its AGM on 2 April 2006 at Downend Folk House (Lincombe Barn).
This year, Ross Mort-Williams, Honor Single, Ann Baker and Paul Rogoll have completed their terms of office and all are willing to stand again. However, any fully paid-up Members who would like to stand for the Committee should send their nomination and the names of their proposer and seconder to me please at Lees Farm House, 45b Lees Hill, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire BS15 4TN.
A gentle reminder that subscriptions are now due - £3.50 single and £6 joint, and should also be sent to the above address.
Sheila Hector

 


Somerset Cat Club

A Very Happy New Year to all our Members!
A reminder that subscriptions became due on 1 January, and should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Sandie McLeod, 92 Victoria Avenue, Chard, Somerset TA20 1HF. Rates are £4.50 Single, £6.50 Joint, £3 Senior Citizen, £5 Joint Senior Citizen £1 (Junior (under 16).
The AGM will be held on 19 March 2006 at the Broadway Village Hall. As this is a new venue, directions will be in with the Agenda.
Elaine Robinson, Acting Hon Secretary

 


Manchester & District Cat Club

Our next Social Evening will be on Monday, 6 February at our usual venue, Clifton Cricket Club, at 8pm. Christine Stalker will be giving us a talk. We will be holding our usual raffle and our buffet supper, for only £1. All welcome.
For directions, ring Peter on 0161 793 7503. Other information, ring Maureen on 0161 211 9809.
Maureen O’Dowd, Social Convenor

 


East Sussex Cat Club

Here is the latest updated scores in our Cat Club Competition:
PEDIGREE Pts
GR CH RIASCATZ LOOK AT ME 143
UK GR PR AVALANCHE FOREVER ELLIE 100
GR PR MAINMAN BURMASTAR 80
JOMESE JACK THE LAD 78
JOMESE THE JOKER 50
CH COONTASTIC LUIGI 49
IMP GR CH RIASCATZ SHESTHEONE 47
TUSINDI INFINITESSE 42
GR CH JAKATTA ARAMINTA 40
GR PR FORTIS HARVEST MOON 37
BRIGHTHELM MUNGOJERRIE 32
DOTCOM SAMPSON 32
JOMESE JEANIE BLUE EYES 25
PR MAINMAN RAJAH 24
UK GR CH & INT GR CH JAKATTA DESDEMONA 23
COONTASTIC THIERRY 22
GR CH GR PR CHUASIRI SALAM 18
GR PR MYMYSTIC NIMROD 16
TONKAHOLICS ANTARES 16
MACOYS NEW YEARS EVE 16
MACOYS JAPANESE ZELKOVA 16
GR CH AROMANA BOOTYLISCIOUS 15
MOULIN DE CRECY VALENTINO 13
FERRERSFORD FIGARO 13
CH MACOYS NODEBATE 8
MACOYS VALENTINE GIRL 5
MACOYS MANDARIN ORANGE 3
NON PEDIGREE
SNOWBELLE 28
TOFFEE 20
All results up to 12/01/2006
Graham Scullard

 

Wiltshire & District Cat Club
CAT CLUB COMPETITION 2005/2006
Results to end November ’05


PERSIAN Pts
Mrs S. Haynes’ - CH BONDOK CHERISHED LOVE 24
Mrs S. Haynes’ - SAPPHIRE VIOLA 12
SEMI LONGHAIR
Mrs J. Harrison’s - PENBERIS APHRODITE 24
Mrs S. Lloyd’s - TANSDALE MOCK ORANGE 16
BRITISH
Miss L. Tricker’s - CH & GR PR LOVEJOY LEPORELLO 36
Mr K. & Mrs Y. Crook’s - GR CH PRIDYKATS SHAKAKHAN 34
FOREIGN
Mrs S. Woodley’s - CH BELLABONNY JOHNNY BEGOOD 56
Mrs A. Cook’s - ADMILSH ZABARI 42
Mrs G. Tibbott’s - KENNBURY SEA DAISIE 38
Mrs G. Tibbott’s - GR PR KENNBURY MONOPOLIST 34
ORIENTAL
Mrs L. Viggers’ - SUGARNSPICE SANDTUM 54
Ms S. Thorn’s - TOLEMAC TOUCHOFTORTIE 20
BURMESE
Mrs S. Woodley’s - CH HONPUSS MASHONA 44
Mrs S. Woodley’s - CH & PR HONPUSS WALLY TOO 42
Mrs C. Lovell’s - TRUMARK KENNBURY BEDIVERE 16
SIAMESE & BALINESE
Mrs M. Wallace’s - GR PR ROZANDEN SIMBA MFALME 64
Mrs L. Viggers’ - SANDTUM BLUE ANGEL 40
ASSESSMENT
No Entries
HOUSEHOLD PETS

Mrs C. Taylor’s - PADDLES 44
Mrs C. Taylor’s - DEVON 40
Mrs C. Taylor’s - ALBIE 26

So, two lots of points included in this - June-August and July-November. The results for December-February to be received by the end of the second week in March. Happy New Year to you all.
Jenny Harrison

 


BAC NEWS

Exotic BAC
Would all interested parties please note that the Exotic BAC’s next meeting will be held on 19 March 2006 (this is a change of date).
Naomi Johnson, Secretary

The Exotic BAC Breed Seminar is to be held on Sunday, 30 April 2006 at the Mappleborough Green Village Hall, Studley, Warks B49 6AD.

Vetting-in will start at 11.30am with the main Seminar starting at 12 noon.

Details of the Seminar are posted on the two Exotic Breed Club websites at www.exotic-cat-club.org and www.exoticshorthaircatsociety.co. uk

The programme will be issued during January but topics will include: the Exotic Coat, Tabby Patterns, New Standards of Points, Judging Exotics, Report Writing, the Working of the BAC etc. Those who will be willing to bring a cat, please contact Jane Allen (zendique1@aol. com or 01702 546107). Delegates, please register with Mike Barrett (mike@finchfield.org. uk, 01788 869049 or 2 The Hollies, Newton Rugby, Warks CV23 0DD), price £10.00 including lunch, for those that are being a cat. Seminar participation is free. Please make cheques payable to “Exotic Shorthair BAC”.

This is an important Seminar for all those interested in Exotics including Full Judges, Probationer Judges, Stewards, Breeders, Exhibitors and other cat lovers with an opportunity to meet friends and exchange ideas and experiences. Look forward to seeing you all.
Mike Barrett, Vice-Chair, Exotic BAC


Self Persian BAC

The next meeting of the above BAC will be on Sunday, 26 March 2006 at Moto Services Travelodge, Green Lane, Staffordshire B77 5PS (Junction 10, M42 motorway/A5, Tamworth, Staffordshire), Tel. 01827 260120, at 10.30am.

Any matters relating to the above BAC or items for the agenda should be made in writing and sent to me before 1 February 2006 and sent to 25 Colthill Road, Milltimber, Aberdeen AB13 0EF, Scotland.
Sharara Crichton, Hon Secretary


Foreign BAC

I would like to advise Full Judges and Candidates on the Schemes that there will be a Seminar on Sunday, 4 June at The Kings Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall, Kings Sutton, Banbury, Oxfordshire for the following breeds:

Egyptian Mau, Ocicat, Russian Blue, Singapura and Snowshoe.
Full details of the event will be in a future edition of Our Cats. Would interested parties please note that the Rex Seminar to be held on 7 May 2006 has changed its venue from Leighton Buzzard to Kings Sutton.
Hilary Dean


Colourpoint BAC

At the BAC’s Electoral Meeting held on 15 January 2006, the following Officers were elected: Chairman - Mr Julian Hague; Vice-Chairman - Mrs Ann Dyte; Hon Secretary - Mrs Carol Hague; Hon Treasurer - Mrs P. Knight.

Can all Probationer Judges and Show Managers please note that correspondence for the BAC should now be sent to me at 33 East Rise, Sutton Coldfield B75 7TH. Tel. 0121 378 4205. Email carol.hague@btinternet.com

The next meeting of the BAC is planned for 23 April 2006. The latest date for receipt of items for the agenda and associated paperwork will be 26 March 2006, to allow delegates a minimum of four weeks consideration after circulation.
Carol Hague, Hon Secretary


CLUB NOTICEBOARD

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 Claim 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 became 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