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The Seal Point Siamese Cat Club

A date for your diary - The Seal Point Siamese Cat Club is to hold a Breeders Forum following the AGM, and we invite both Members and non members to join an afternoon of talks and discussion on the theme of ‘Breeding For The Future!’.

The Breeders Forum is to be held at 1st Leighton Buzzard Scout Centre, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds., on Sunday, 3 September 2006. Continuing the successful format of the 2004 forum, the afternoon will commence with lunch at 12 noon followed by a variety of topics for debate, including “Fading Kittens - Fact of Fallacy” led by Danielle Gunn-Moore BSC BVM&S, PhD, MACVSc, MRCVS, RCVS, a specialist in Feline Medicine, Senior Lecturer in Feline Medicine and Head of the Feline Clinic at R(D)SVS Hospital for Small Animals, discussing neo-natal mortality and its prevention, including an overview of the “new” threats to healthy breeding... S. Canis and T. Fetus, plus a look at the changing view of “extremes”, with John Hansson; an observation of genetics and colour, guided by Harry & Rosie Meekings, and a return to the unfinished and energetic debate on stud work - orchestrated by Di Brown and Jackie Reed.

Once again, the programme offers areas of interest for both novice breeders and the more experienced, and some topics are relevant regardless of breed. A number of cats have consented to attend for exhibition!

The Club are pleased to offer this event free of charge and open to both Members and non-members. Those involved with breeds other than Siamese will be warmly welcomed and may find much of interest! However, due to the popularity of previous Forums, booking is essential as space is limited.

To book your place, contact Mrs Jenny Jones, “Amyday”, Newhouse Lane, Storrington, West Sussex. Any enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Barbara Kilroy-Summers, Tel. 01342 712055.
Jenny Jones (Mrs)

West of England & South Wales Cat Society
Would exhibitors please note the following Judge Change for our Show on 26 August.
Oriental Bi-Colour Neuters Assessment will now be judged by Mrs J. Gamble and NOT Miss C. White.

Sheila Hector, Show Manager

The Colourpoint, Rex-coated & AOV Club

At the Meeting held on Sunday, 9 May 2006 at Carterton Town Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton OX18 3JL, the following were elected to the Committee:

President - Mrs J. Crockart; Vice-President - Mrs B. Shingleton; Chairman/Cup & Show Support Secretary - Mrs P. Knight; Vice-Chairman - Mr P. Madden; Treasurer/Membership Secretary - Mr M. Smith; Secretary - Mrs G. H. Thompson; Minutes Secretary - Mrs A. Madden. Committee - Mrs I. Parker, Mr J. Knight, Mrs S. Smith, Mrs M. Perchard, Mr Barry Newcombe and Mr Mick Coomer. Mrs P. Knight was elected the Club’s Delegate.

The next AGM will be on Sunday, 13 May 2007.

Please note in your diaries that our Championship Show is on 14 October at Collingwood Centre, Pheasey, Great Barr.

G. H. Thompson (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Kentish Cat Society

The Society held its AGM on Sunday, 2 April 2006 at Otford Village Memorial Hall with a good attendance of Members.

Mrs C. Stephens was re-elected as President with Mrs J. Green, Mrs B. Lauder, Mrs R. Pocock and Mrs F. Pragnell as Vice-Presidents, also re-elected. Our Hon Treasurer remains Mrs G. Leedham. Committee Members returned this year are Miss Y. Hendra, Mrs C. Kempe, Mr R. Kempe and Mr C. Patey. Our GCCF Delegates are Mrs G. Leedham and Mr C. Patey. The AGM was followed by presentation of trophies by Mrs Joyce Green. Members then adjourned to a delectable tea provided by the Committee. The raffle was then drawn and many Members seemed to take a lot more home than they brought with them! The beneficiary of the raffle is the KCS Welfare Fund.
Substitute GCCF Delegates were elected at a subsequent Committee Meeting and are Mrs C. Kempe and Mrs H. Patey.

On Saturday, 6 May, we held our Annual Fork Supper, again in Otford Village Memorial Hall. This was a very sociable affair, with many and various hot dishes, with vegetarian options, followed by delicious desserts, cheese and biscuits and coffee. All this for only £6 per head! A certain amount of liquid accompanied the main meal (at a price of course)! All present seemed to enjoy themselves and there was again a bumper raffle in aid of the welfare fund. There were also contributions of tins and packets of cat food for less fortunate cats, collected by one of the KCS supported charities.

Our next social event is our Garden Party on 9 July at 3pm in Otford, and promises to be another very good afternoon with a delicious tea, bring and buy, a raffle and the opportunity to talk cats. All this for £4 per head. If you would like to attend (ou don‘t need to be a Member to come) please contact the Secretary (01959 522869) or the Treasurer (01892 653976). There are pictures of last year’s garden party and other events on our website at www. kentishcatsociety.co.uk. As you will see, we managed to cope with atrocious weather (several people thought it would be cancelled but we’re made of sterner stuff). Details of the event are on our website.

Barbara Darby, Hon Secretary

Burmese Cat Club


Burmese Cat Chat - This popular event is being held on Sunday, 13 August 2006, hosted by Maureen Smith at Bremhill House, Bremhill, near Calne, Wilts SN11 9HN.

Doors will open at 12 noon with lunch being served at 12.30pm. Short talks on animal psychology and the colour spectrum in Burmese, old and new, are included in the afternoon, together with the opportunity to judge some cats with some experienced judges. The afternoon will be rounded off with tea and a question and answer session.

If you would like to bring one or more of your special Burmese cats along we will be delighted, so please contact Anna Virtue (free ticket for those bringing a cat) at annahoberdy@aol.com, Tel. 01823 490659. Please send your cheques for £10 per person to Guy Wilkin at 11 Sandown Grove, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 4RW, made payable to the Burmese Cat Club, and enclose an SAE for your ticket and directions.

Helen Marriott-Power

The Northern Counties Cat Club

Will exhibitors please note the following Judge Change for the Northern Counties Cat Club Championship Show on Saturday, 9 September 2006.

Class numbers 339 and 340 AV Foreign Imperial Grand Premier Male and Female will now be judged by Mrs E. Biggie.

Mavis Donnelly (Mrs) Joint Show Manager

The Colourpoint Society of Great Britain


Subscriptions became due for renewal on 1 January 2006. Thank you to those who have already paid. For those who have not, please forward payment to Julie Colin, Hon Secretary & Membership Secretary, 98 Dargets Road, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent ME5 8BP.
J. Colin, Hon Secretary

The Cambridgeshire Cat Club

Winners in the Cambridgeshire Cat Club Cat of the Year 2006 Competition are as follows:
Household Pets: Winner - Susanna, FM, owned by Linda Hutchinson. Runner-up - Charlie, MN, owned by Josie Oliver.

Longhair: Winner - Gr Pr Cashel Headboy, MN, owned by Mrs Eileen Peachey. Runner-up - Gr Pr Sibieica Golden Lola, MN, owned by Mrs Pamela Ambrose.

Semi Longhair: Winner - UK Gr Ch & Gr Pr Emerisle Diamante, FN, owned by Mr & Mrs Ashworth. Runner-up - Delteema, owned by Mrs Sally Crane.
British: Winner - Ch & Gr Pr Coppedhall Paintbrush, owned by Ms S. J. Hilliam. Runner-up - Gr Ch Bustopher Jones, owned by Mr & Mrs J. A. Shepherd.

Foreign: Winner - Gr Ch Grizabella Ohbladi Ohblada, owned by Mr & Mrs Boucher.
Oriental: Winner - Ch & Pr Stoxhill Rymthamnblues, MN, owned by Mr & Mrs J. Marston. Runner-up - Solarus Starperformer, owned by Mrs Jane Haggar.

The Overall Winner - UK Gr Ch & Gr Pr Emerisle Diamante.

Iona Pettit, Secretary

Longhaired Cream & Blue-Cream Cat Association
Subscriptions became due for renewal on 1 January 2006. Thank you to those who have already paid. For those who have not yet done so, please forward payment to Julie Colin, Hon Secretary & Membership Secretary, 98 Dargets Road, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent ME5 8BP.

Julie Colin, Hon Secretary

Wiltshire & District Cat Club


The Final Results in the Wiltshire & District Cat Club Competition 2005-2006 are as follows:
PERSIAN

Winner - Mrs S. Haynes, Ch Sapphire Viola, Red Persian Longhair - 40 pts. Mrs S. Haynes, Ch Bondor Cherished Love - 30 pts.

SEMI LONGHAIR

Joint Winner - Mrs S. Lloyd, Tansdale Mock Orange, Turkish Van Cream - 24 pts. Joint Winner - Mrs J. Harrison, Penberis Aphrodite, Birman Seal Tortie - 24 pts. Mrs J. Carter, Gr Ch & Gr Pr Applause Mylila - 16 pts.

BRITISH

Winner - Miss L. Tricker, Ch & Gr Pr Lovejoy Leporello, British Red Tabby - 68 pts. Mr & Mrs Crook, Gr Ch Pridykats Shakakhan - 40 pts.

FOREIGN

Winner & Overall Winner - Mrs S. Woodley, Ch Bellabonny Johnny Begood, Asian Brown Ticked Tabby - 86 pts. Mrs A. Coak, Admilsh Zabari - 62 pts. Mrs G. Tibbots, Kennbury Sea Daisie - 62 pts. Mrs G. Tibbots, Gr Pr Kennbury monopolist - 46 pts.

ORIENTAL

Winner - Mrs L. A. Vigers - Sandtum Sugarnspice, Oriental Cinnamon - 84 pts. Mrs A. Thorne, Tolemac Supasmoke - 26 pts. Mrs A. Thorne, Ch Tolemac Touchoftortie - 20 pts.

BURMESE

Winner - Mrs S. Woodley - Ch & Pr Honpuss Wally Too, Burmese Chocolate - 58 pts. Mrs S. Woodley, Ch Honpuss Mashona - 48 pts. Mrs C. Lovell, Trumark Kennbury Bedivere - 24 pts.

SIAMESE & BALINESE

Winner - Mrs M. Wallace, Gr Pr Rozanden Simba Mfalme, Siamese Red - 80 pts. Mrs L. Viggers, Sandtum Blue Angel - 78 pts. Mrs E. Rae, Malikasiam Lotus Blossom - 20 pts.

ASSESSMENT

Winner - Mrs S. Lloyd, Tansdale Indigo Moon, Turkish Vankedesi White - 18 pts.

HOUSEHOLD PET

Winner - Mrs C. Taylor, Paddles, Cream - 82 pts. Mrs C. Taylor, Devon - 48 pts. Mrs C. Taylor, Albie, 26 pts.

Well done everyone, rosettes and shields for winners will be presented at the Wiltshire and District Cat Show tomorrow, 1 July.

Jenny Harrison

The Exotic Cat Club

The Exotic Cat Club would like to remind its Members that subscriptions are due on 1 July - Single £5, Joint £7.

Please send your subscriptions to the Treasurer, Vic Simmons, 91 Pinnacle Hill North, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 6AE.

Vic Simmons, Treasurer

Kensington Kitten & Neuter Cat Club

Would Cup and Trophy holders please note that I have taken over from Ken Taylor as Cup Secretary.

Please would those holding cups or trophies ensure they are returned to me at 37 The Gardens, Tongham, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1DZ by 15 July 2006. If sending by post, please ensure they are sent “signed for” to avoid them going astray.

If you wish to make alternative arrangements to return them to the Club, please contact me by phone (01252 341682) or email (cummins@ boltblue.com) to let me know how they are being returned.

Sue Cummins, Hon Cup Secretary

Manchester & District Cat Club
Our next Social Evening will be on Monday, 3 July at 8pm. We will be having a Lancashire Night. Traditional Lancashire buffet supper for only £1, and our usual raffle.

All welcome, please come along. At our usual venue, Clifton Cricket Club. For directions ring Peter on 0161 793 7503. Other enquiries, ring Maureen on 0161 211 9809.

Maureen O’Dowd, Social Convenor

Caramel & Apricot Federation
This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday, 16 July at 2pm. The venue is Heronsbridge, Gressenhall, Dereham, Norfolk (by kind permission of Mr M. & Mrs D. Clarke). It will be followed by the Annual Barbecue, where we will be presenting the club trophies. We hope to have the usual stalls for cat bedding and plants and we will be holding a raffle in aid of club funds.

Would Members please note that we are offering, for a limited period only, the chance to upgrade your membership to Life for a reduced fee. Details will be published with the AGM papers.

Di Brown, Hon Secretary

Joint Rex BAC
Would Candidates and Representatives please note that the next meeting of the Joint Rex Breed Advisory Committee will be held on 12 August 2006 at Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BB, commencing at 11am.

All matters relating to the above BAC should be made in writing, marked for my attention at 37 Alfred Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent CT7 9NJ, before 12 July 2006.

Hilary Dean