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Semi Long Hair Cat Association
A very successful AGM was held this year in the Oliver Bird Hall on 7th May 2006, with 32 Members attending. Heather Horton (Chair), welcomed Members and guests. She reported on the successful year of the club and on our recently held fourth Championship Show run by our Show Manager, Shirley Talboys with Di Taylor as Assistant Show Manager.

There are no changes to the Committee as all four Committee Members up for re-election, Heather Horton, Gordon Stables, Di Taylor and Fiona Hermon, were willing to stand again, so in the absence of other applicants, all four will continue to serve on the Committee. Other Committee Members are - Shirley Talboys (Vice Chair), Elaine Harvey (Hon Secretary), Charles Eveniss (Treasurer), Dawn Davies, Anne Waite, Mary-Rose Douglas, Mary Cockcroft, Mandy Symonds, Chris Campion and Dot Stables (Co-opt). For the 2007 show, Shirley Talboys and Di Taylor will be Joint Show Managers.

At the AGM, Charles reported that our finances remain sound. This year the main fundraising came from the calendar sales, which were a sell-out, thanks to Dawn Davies who produced a superb SLHCA Calendar again for 2006. Also the Garden Party held at the home of Dawn, which was a joint event shared with the UKRCC, a Ragdoll Rescue and Rehome group, raised a large contribution to club funds. Through Dot Stables, as Show Support Secretary, we offer support to the breed clubs by offering club classes, also at the Supreme and the National Cat Club. Fiona Hermon reported that there were 63 Members listed on the Breeder’s List at the end of 2005. Mary Cockcroft edited a greatly enhanced club magazine with pages of informative and entertaining articles and lots of colour pages included.

Two more events to be held by the SLHCA this year, were announced to Members: The Annual Garden Party at the home of Mandy Symonds at 12 Coton Road, Churchover, Warwickshire, will be held on Sunday, 20th August 2006. Tickets are £6, to include food and drink and there will be lots to do and stalls to visit. We hope to meet up with our Members and their friends, so do come along for a friendly and fun afternoon. New Members are particularly welcome. Details will appear in the newsletter or by contacting Mandy on 01788 832972 or Dawn on 01442 381509.

A Photographic Event has been organised by the SLHCA, in conjunction with Alan Robinson, to be held in the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull on Sunday, 24th September 2006. Members and friends of the Cat Fancy can bring along their cats to be photographed by Alan, by appointment. This means that vetting-in and the 13 day rule regarding shows does not apply. Cost is £37.50 per sitting (to include one or two cats together), six prints and one A4 enlargement. Please bring along your cat(s), kittens or HP’s for this special offer. Contact Heather Horton for details and bookings on 0121 422 6030.

Following a refreshment break, the Club Points Competition trophies were awarded. Meanwhile don’t forget to look at our website which Mary regularly updates, www.semilonghaircats.co.uk and on which this years show photos are displayed. Points Trophy awards and show winners will be reported in full in our autumn magazine.
Elaine Harvey, Hon Secretary


Havana & Oriental Lilac Cat Club

The Club’s AGM was held on Sunday, 2 April 2006 and the Committee Members due to stand down by rotation were re-elected. Babs and Peter Bailey were elected and welcomed onto the Committee.

Our Club Officers for the following year are: Janet Tonkinson - Chairman/Welfare & GCCF Delegate; Di North - Show Manager/OJBAC Delegate; Sue Lloyd - Treasurer/OJBAC Delegate; Rick Wareing - Vice-Chairman; Karen Roberts - Secretary; Joyce Tudor-Hughes - Club Recorder and News Editor; Nicky Wareing - Cup Secretary; Penny Jackson - Show Support Secretary/BAC Substitute Delegate/OJBAC Substitute Delegate. Other Committee Members are Olive Mellors, Ted Mellors, Peter Bailey and Babs Bailey.

Concerns were raised regarding the judging of Oriental cats being the same as for Siamese cats with regard to ear sets, type, etc., and so to the correct colour of the Havana coat. Letters noting our concerns will be sent to OJBAC for discussion.

Congratulations were expressed to our Members whose cats gained titles during the past show year - Ch Toghar Mojhita (F) (29), Mrs J. Hirst; Ch Moralyn Lymanopal (F) (29c), Mrs M. Chilton; Ch Druidsway Anankh Sunamun (F) (29c), Miss P. Jackson; Ch Tijanmeek Shogunchallenge (M) (29c), Mrs J. Tarbox and Ch Styperson Tiger Lily (F) (29c), Mrs R. Marston. Well done to all of you and your cats.

We are still receiving plenty of enquiries for kittens for sale so please contact Nicky Wareing on 0114 284 6343 when your kittens are born. Any overdue subs (currently £7/£9.50) should be sent to our Treasurer, Sue Lloyd. Please send any items for the Newsletters or Website to Joyce Tudor-Hughes.

Our 2006 Show was held at Alcester on 6 May and again proved successful and was hopefully enjoyable to all. Congratulations to all the cats exhibited in the show and many thanks to all involved in helping us to hold this show.
Karen Roberts, Hon Secretary


Tabby Colourpoint Cat Club

Would all Members please note that Membership Secretary, Carolyn Davies, has now moved to - The Flat, 2 Station Road, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 9UP. Tel. 01488 608493.
Anyone who has not paid their subscriptions for this year should send them to the above address. Rates are £4 Single, £6 Joint. New Members always welcome.

We will again be endorsing the Tabby Cat Club Show on 14 October at Alcester in Warwickshire. Special classes for your lovely Tabby Colourpoints. You are assured of a warm welcome at this small, friendly show, so please support us.
Ray Jones, Hon Secretary


The Colourpoint Society of Great Britain

At the AGM of The Colourpoint Society of Great Britain on 9 April 2006, it was decided to stop awarding cups and trophies at our annual show. This is for a number of reasons - problems with insurance, storage and management and a general lack of interest in winners wanting to take them home.

If anyone has donated a cup or trophy to the Society and would like to have it returned, please contact the Secretary, Mrs Julie Colin on 01634 686097 or e-mail talshiarpersians@blueyonder.co. uk or write to 98 Dargets Road, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent ME5 8BP.

Therefore, at our show on 4 November 2006, any unclaimed cups and trophies will be awarded to winners to keep.
Julie Colin, Hon Secretary

Long Haired & Semi Long Haired Cat Club

The AGM was held on Sunday, 26 March at Otford Village Hall, Otford, Kent. The Officers and Committee are as follows: Chairman - Mr Geoffrey Tarr, Vice-Chairman & Membership Secretary - Mr Robin Kempe; Hon Secretary - Mrs Carolyn Kempe; Treasurer - Mrs Nicky Goulter; Kitten Register & Welfare - Mrs Nicky Goulter; GCCF Delegate - Mr Geoffrey Tarr; Reserve GCCF Delegate - Mr Robin Kempe. Committee Members - Mrs Carol Tarr, Ms Lynsey Thomas, Mrs Rosemary Lowen, Mr & Mrs Semos.

The AGM was followed by a most interesting and informative presentation by Peter and Peta Spooner on the work that they do for Persian Rescue. Some of the circumstances from which Persian cats are rescued were alarming and distressing. Members were unanimously pleased that Mr & Mrs Spooner had given even further of their time to come to talk to the meeting, and were delighted that the Club’s welfare donations were given to such capable and sincere people.
The Spooners are well known at many southern cat shows for their table offering a variety of cat ‘goodies’ for sale, but their work extends widely throughout the country and is highly respected by everyone.

Please also note that the Club’s Annual Championship Show will be held on Saturday, 7 October at the Bracknell Sports & Leisure Centre, Bracknell, Berks. Show Managers will be Carol and Ron Pike.
Carolyn Kempe (Mrs), Hon Secretary


Longhaired Cream and Blue-Cream Cat Association

The Committee of the Longhaired Cream and Blue-Cream CA are pleased to announce the expansion of the Association through the addition of new colours.

With immediate effect, we will now be The Longhaired Cream and Blue-Cream Cat Association ‘incorporating Chocolate and Lilac’.

The GCCF have already approved these colours and the following additional classes will be available at our next show which will be held on 3 March 2007. Chocolate Self (50b), Chocolate Tortie (11b), Lilac Self (50c) and Lilac-Cream (11c).

The Committee hope that the addition of these new colours will help to secure the lengevity of the Association and support to our annual show through additional entries.
Julie Colin, Secretary


East Sussex Cat Club

The latest points totals for the Cat of the Year Competition are as follows:
Gr Ch Riascatz Look At Me 168
UK Gr Pr Avalanche Forever Ellie 132
Gr Pr Mainman Burmastar 109
Jomese Jack The Lad 78
Gr Pr Fortis Harvest Moon 56
Gr Pr Brighthelm Mungojerrie 54
Jomese The Joker 50
Ch Coontastic Luigi 49
Imp Gr Ch Riascatz Shestheone 47
Pr Mainman Rajah 44
Tusindi Infinitesse 42
Gr Ch Jakatta Araminta 40
Macoys New Year Eve 39
Dotcom Sampson 38
Ferrersford Figaro 26
Jomese Jeanie Blue Eyes 25
Coontastic Thierry 25
UK Gr Ch & Int Gr Ch Jakatta Desdemona 23
Gr Ch Gr Pr Chuasiri Salam 18
Ch Macoys Nodebate 17
Gr Pr Mymystic Nimrod 16
Tonkaholics Antares 16
Macoys Japanese Zelkova 16
Gr Ch Aromana Bootyliscious 15
Moulin De Crecy Valentino 13
Macoys Valentine Girl 11
Macoys Chocolate Yocam 10
Macoys Jasmeen 5
Macoys Mandarin Orange 3
Macoys Princesse Diana 3
Snowbelle 28
Toffee (retiring during year) 20
The 2006 Competition ends with shows dated 17 June 2006. The new Competition will start from shows dated 22 June 2006.

Next year’s competition will be two parallel competitions; one for all GCCF shows, the other will be for all other show organisations. Details are still being arranged.
Graham Scullard, Vice-Chairman & Competition Organiser

Lincolnshire Cat Club

Would exhibitors at the forthcoming Lincolnshire Cat Club show on 8 July please note the following Open Class Judge Changes (this is a further update to those already published).
Classes 125, 126, 134 - Mrs D. Butters; 187, 188, 200, 207, 213, 253, 258 - Mrs M. Le Monnier; 241, 268, 273 - Mrs S. Lorton-Hobbs; 285 - Mrs M. Kalal; 311 - Mrs L. Ashmore; 338, 371 - Mrs P. Wilding; 360 - Mrs V. Kilby; 469, 501 - Mr J. Hansson; 483 - Mrs J. Francis Wilson.
Naomi Johnson, Show Manager


Merseyside Cat Club
A reminder to all Members and winners at the Show that the Merseyside Cat Club AGM and Awards Presentation is to be held on Sunday, 16 July 2006 at The Steam Packet, Northern Perimeter Road, Sefton, Merseyside at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome.
Lily Keirby, Hon Secretary


Abyssinian BAC
The Abyssinian BAC Seminar will be held on Sunday, 2 July 2006 at the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull B91 3RQ. Cost (which includes lunch) £8 or £4 for people bringing cats. Vetting-in is 11.45am, lunch approx 12.30pm. Seminar starts 1.30pm. Please make cheques payable to the Abyssinian BAC.

The Seminar is open to everyone interested in learning more about judging, history, stewarding, health and all aspects of this wonderful breed (there will be over 30 examples on view).

Dr Andrea Harvey from the University of Bristol will be with us, and is willing to take Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency cheek swab tests. Will owners wishing to take advantage of this please let me know as soon as possible so I can make sure we have enough test kits available.

Aby owners are invited to bring along photographs of what they consider to be good examples of the breed (must fit on an A4 sheet). These will be displayed in the hall.

To book your place or for more information, contact Lynda Ashmore, 7 Ledstone Road, Sheffield S8 0NS. Tel. 0114 258 6866.
Lynda Ashmore

Persian Smoke Tipped BAC

Due to the breakdown of health of our Secretary, all Probationer Judge Reports should be sent to our Vice-Chairman, Mrs D. Birtwistle, The Orchard, Bedford Road, Pertenhall, Beds MK44 2AL, and all correspondence to our Chairman, Mrs F. M. Van Heuman, 10 Chatburn Avenue, Clitheroe, Lancs BB7 2AU.
Frances M. Van Heumen, Chairman