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London Cat Club
Please note that the AGM of the London Cat Club will take place at 7.30pm on 10 April 2006 at the Conway Hall, Holborn, London.

Items for the Agenda, and nominations for the Committee should be forwarded to me at 2 Barn Cottages, Farm Avenue, London SW16 2UT within seven days of the issue of this notice.
Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 31 January and these should be forwarded to the Membership Secretary, Pamela Davey, 47 Lincoln Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8QN. Subscriptions are £5 single, £7 joint and £1 junior.

In accordance with Club Rules, four Members of the Committee - Mr Vic Williams, Miss Pamela Davey, Mr Tommy Goss and Miss Samantha Wilson - have all completed their term as Committee Members, but are willing to stand again. Michele Kiely has, unfortunately, had to resign, due to relocation. The Committee would like to wish her well and thanks her for her long standing contribution to the Club. This, therefore, leaves a vacancy on the Committee.

Will Members please note that all nominations must be duly signed by the nominee, the proposer and the seconder, who should all be fully paid-up Members of the Club.
Peter Williams, Acting Secretary


Colourpoint Cat Club
The Colourpoint Cat Club AGM will take place on Sunday, 2 April at the Punch Bowl Hotel, Thorne, Doncaster at 2pm.

Paperwork for the AGM will be sent to all Members prior to the meeting, all Members are welcome. There is a hot lunch available prior to the meeting at 12.30pm for approx £6, please let me know if you will be requiring lunch so I can assure it is booked for you.

We do have vacancies on the Committee if you are interested please contact me at Foxes Reach, 40 Chapel Lane, North Scarle, Lincolnshire LN6 9WX or via email - iybarber@lineone.net
All Members with points trophies, please ensure that they are returned in time for the AGM, as they will be needed for the 2006 winners. Remember to forward your points forms to Paula Sharp, Awards Secretary.

At last years AGM the blind auction raised £107.50 towards Club funds, thank you to all those who donated wrapped parcels and to all those who won them. We will again conclude the day with a blind auction.
Y. Barber (Mrs), Hon Secretary


North of Britain LH & SLH Cat Club

The AGM of the North of Britain LH & SLH Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 9 April 2006 at The Punch Bowl Inn, Nr Thorne, Doncaster, commencing at 2pm.
Would Members please note that Annual Subscriptions became due on 1 January 2006 - £4 single membership and £7 for joint membership. Please forward dues to the Membership Secretary, Miss B. Watson, ‘Englefield’, 30 Station Street, Haswell, Durham DH6 2DF.
June Wanless, Hon Secretary


Midland Counties Cat Club

The AGM of the above Club will take place at Castle Farm Community Centre, Hadley, Telford on Sunday, 2 April at 2pm prompt. Members are requested to attend to deal with the Club’s business.

There are five Committee places vacant; the Secretary is willing to stand for re-election. The Treasurer does not wish to continue as she has other commitments. Any nominations must be proposed and seconded by fully paid-up Members and sent to the Secretary at 14 Wheatley Crescent, Hadley, Telford TF1 6PZ, ASAP. The Secretary must receive any other items for inclusion on the agenda ASAP.

Members are reminded that subscriptions for 2006 are now due.
Inez Tyrrell, Secretary


Suffolk & Norfolk Cat Club

Would exhibitors please note the following Judge Changes to the Schedule for our show on 20 May 2006.

Class 185 AOC Maine Coon Neuter will now be judged by Mrs G. Denny.
Classes 492/493 AC Oriental/Siamese/Balinese Imperial Grand Premier Male/Female will now be judged by Mrs S. Hamilton.

Mrs Kilby will not be able to judge for us, so her Open Classes will be judged as follows:
AV Imperial Foreign Neuter Male/Female, judge Mrs G. Denny.
Asian Tabby Adult, Kitten and Neuter judge Mrs Stevenson.
Ocicat Adult, Neuter judge Mrs Harper.

Siamese Cream Point, Caramel Point & Tabby Point Kittens, judge Mrs Denny.
Linda Walpole, Show Manager


Gwynedd Cat Club

The AGM of the Gwynedd Cat Club will take place on Sunday, 2 April at The Mountain Park Hotel, Northop Road, Flint Mountain at 2pm.

Membership for 2006 is now due. Subscriptions are: Single £4, Joint £6 and Juniors £1. Please send to Miss K. Atkinson, 64 Somerset Road, Droylsden, Manchester M43 6PZ.

Anyone interested in joining the Club or have items for the agenda, please send them as soon as possible to me at 5 Second Avenue, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5LS.
Marie Rose, Hon Secretary


Herts & Middlesex Cat Club

The AGM of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 23 April at the Friends’ Meeting House, Euston Road, London at 2.30pm.
The Officers and Committee look forward to seeing as many Members as possible - remember, it’s your Club!

A reminder that subscriptions became due for renewal on 1 January and cost £5 individual, £6.75 joint or £1.50 junior. Please send to our Membership Secretary, Mrs B. Marks, Flat 1, Prospect Road, New Barnet, Herts EN5 5AL.
Betty Newbury, Hon Secretary


North West Cat Club

The AGM of the North West Cat Club will be held on Tuesday, 11 April 2006 at 8pm at Ighten Mount Bowling Club, Burnley, Lancs.

Subscriptions became due on 1 January 2006 - Adults £3.50, Joint £5, Junior £1.50, Joining/Rejoining Fee £1. Please send subscription renewals to the Treasurer, Mrs D. Gorton, 16 Wellfield Drive, Park Lane, Burnley, Lancs BB12 0HS.
Jennifer Maddrell, Hon Secretary


British Shorthair Cat Club

The British Shorthair Cat Club AGM will be held on Sunday, 2 April 2006, at the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull, West Midlands, at 12 noon.

Agendas will be sent to all fully paid-up Members. Mrs V. Rhodes, Hon Secretary and Mr A. Welsh, Hon Treasurer, have both completed their term of office and are retiring. Four Committee Members are standing down, of which two are prepared to stand for another term. Nominations for both Officer positions and Committee positions should be sent to the Hon Secretary at Meadow View, 38 Station Road, Lundwood, Barnsley S71 5LD, to arrive as soon as possible.

A letter of acceptance from the nominee should be sent with the nomination, which must be proposed and seconded. Nominee, Proposer & Seconder must be fully paid-up Members of the Club.
V. Rhodes (Mrs), Secretary


Rex Cat Club

Would all Show Support Secretaries please note that I am now the Show manager for the Rex Cat Club Show on 4 November 2006 at Stantonbury Campus Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes.
I intend to repeat last year’s Club Support unless I hear to the contrary, so please contact me should you wish to make a change. Any stallholders who wish to make an early booking are also asked to contact me in good time at Rookwood, High Oakham Road, Mansfield, Notts NG18 5AJ. Tel. 01623 661917 or email janetstarr24@ntlworld.com
Janet Starr, Show Manager


Preston & Blackpool Cat Club

Our AGM will be held at 2pm on Sunday, 14 May 2006 at the Kirkham Community Centre. Any items for the Agenda or nominations for Officers, Delegates or Committee should be sent to me, to arrive by 16 April - Brenda Wolstenholme, 12 Ribblesdale Close, Kirkham, Lancs PR4 2HT. Tel. 01772 672833.

The AGM will be followed by refreshments and the presentation of cups and trophies won at this year’s show. We hope as many Members as possible will attend as we value your participation.
Also, subscriptions are now due - Single £4, Joint £6, Junior £2, and should be sent to Mrs P. Coward, 4 Cathrow Way, Stannah, Thornton FY5 5NG.
Brenda Wolstenholme


The Northern Counties Cat Club
This Club will hold its AGM on Wednesday, 12 April 2006 at 7.30pm at the Newcastle Unitarian Church, Ellison Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Subscriptions were due on 1 January 2006 and should now be sent to myself as Acting Hon Treasurer at 56 Tudor Avenue, North Shields, Tyne & Wear NE29 0RX. Subscription rates are: Joint £6, Single £4, Senior Citizens and Juniors £1.50.
Your Officers and Committee would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our Members and friends a very successful 2006 show season, and we look forward to seeing many of you present at the above annual general meeting.
Mavis Donnelly, Hon Secretary


Manchester & District Cat Club
Our next Social Evening will be on Monday, 3 April at 8pm. We will be having a bingo evening. 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


Kensington Kitten and Neuter Cat Club

The Kensington Kitten & Neuter Cat Club’s AGM will be held on 23 April in the Bertram Russell Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn. The meeting will start at 2.30pm and tea will be served after the business of the day.
There are vacancies on our Committee. Any interested person(s) should send their details to me, together with a proposer and seconder, to reach me by 30 March. My address is 160 Hermitage Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 8XH. There will be a raffle during tea to assist Club funds.
Helen Hewitt, Acting Hon Secretary


Kernow Cat Club

The Kernow Cat Club will hold its AGM on Sunday, 23 April in Mount Charles Social Club, St Austell at 3pm.

Any Members wishing to be nominated for the Committee should send details to the Secretary at Parkengear Farm, Probus, Truro, Cornwall TR2 4HH or email jenniemusgrove@aol.com by 15 April.
Jennie Musgrove, Secretary


East Sussex Cat Club

The East Sussex Cat Club AGM will be held on 2 April 2006 at the White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent BR8 7BT. The event is from 2-4pm.

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided, and there will be a raffle. Phone 01322 66218.
Stuart Forrest, Hon Secretary


Shropshire Cat Club
The AGM of the above Club is to be held at The Ashfields Community Lounge, Ashfields, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire TF2 6DT on Sunday, 9 April 2006 at 12.30pm. All Members are requested to attend to deal with the Club’s business.

There are four Committee positions vacant. The Officers retiring by rotation are Mrs S. Gibbons, Mrs I. Lewis, Mr M. Lewis, Mrs M. Eadon-Mills, also our Patron, Mrs J. Crockart; President, Mrs S. Bullock and Vice President’s, Mrs S. Gibbons and Mrs J. Huyton, all of whom are willing to be re-elected. Anyone wishing to stand for election to the Committee should write to the Secretary at 101 Talke Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent ST7 2PP, confirming their willingness to be nominated, and this letter must be signed by a proposer and seconder, who must be fully paid-up Members of the Club. Nominations must be received ASAP. Any other items for inclusion in the agenda must also be received by the Secretary ASAP.
G. Browning (Mrs), Secretary

Tortoiseshell & White and Bicolour Cat Club

The AGM of the above Club will take place on 15 April 2006 at Annesley Social Club, Derby Road, Annesley, Nottingham, at 5pm, after the cat show.
Membership for 2006 is now due. Subscriptions are: Single £5, Joint £7. Please send remittance to Mrs J. Smith, 95 Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancs OL9 0EL.
Anyone interested in joining the Club, or have items for the agenda, please send them as soon as soon as possible to me at 6 Second Avenue, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5LS.
Marie Rose, Hon Secretary

Persian Smoke & Tipped BAC
At its February meeting the BAC elected the following Officers for 2006/2007:
Chairman: Mrs F Van Heumen, 10 Chatburn Avenue, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2AU. Hon Secretary: Mr M. J. Clark (see contact details below); Hon Treasurer: Mrs R. Fisher, 12 The Stocks, Seend Cleeve, Melksham, Wilts, SN12 6PH; Vice-Chairman & BAC Spokesperson in Council: Mrs D. Birtwistle, The Orchard, Bedford Road, Pertenhall, Beds, MK44 2AL.

The next meeting is planned for 17 September 2006. The latest date for receipt of items for the agenda and associated paperwork will be 11 August 2006 to allow circulation and the minimum four weeks for consideration. As ever, my address for correspondence is: M. J. Clark, ‘Suzerain’, 15 Southerwicks, Corsham, Wilts. SN13 9NH, Telephone/Fax: 01249 713554 or
e-mail: mike-and-gill@suzerain. org.uk
Mike Clark, Hon Secretary

The Abyssinian BAC
The Abyssinian BAC extends an invitation to their 2006 Seminar. Theme: “A Celebration of the Abyssinian”. Venue: The Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull. Date: Sunday, 2 July 2006. Cost: £8, which includes lunch. £4 for people bringing cats. (Please indicate your request if you are vegetarian or have a food allergy).

Open to all Judges, stewards, breeders, pet owners and anyone interested in having a closer look at this unique breed and maybe owning one in the future.

The day will include a history of the breed with a display of old and rare photographs. You will have the opportunity to work through the Standard of Points with our seminar judges and view at close hand over 20 examples of the breed in various colours (if anyone has a chocolate or lilac to bring, we’d love to hear from you).

Vetting-in is at 11.45am and lunch is expected to be served at 12.30pm. The Seminar itself is due to run between approx 1.30 and 4pm. To book your ticket, please send an SAE to the organiser, Lynda Ashmore, 7 Ledstone Road, Sheffield S8 0NS. Tel. 0114 258 6866. Items for our raffle would be most welcome.
Lynda Ashmore

Tortie, Tortie & White and Bi-colour BAC

The BAC held its Electoral Meeting on Sunday, 26 February and the following Officers were elected for the forthcoming year: Chairman, Mr Chris Perrin; Vice-Chairman, Mrs Joan Smith; Secretary, Mr Keith Scruton; Treasurer, Mrs Janet Ashman.

The BAC will be holding a Seminar in 2007, the theme of which will be Coat Pattern in Patched, Intermingled, Bi- and Tri-colours. Further details will be announced after the next BAC meeting which will be held on 1 October 2006.

Items for the agenda or requests for application forms should be made to me at 43 Crayford Way, Dartford, Kent DA1 4JY, email: tortiebac.secretary@ntlworld.com
Keith Scruton, Hon Secretary

Joint Rex BAC

There will be a Seminar for Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, LaPerm and Selkirk Rex to be held at The Millennium Memorial Hall, Astrop Road, Kings Sutton, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3PG on 7 May 2006, commencing with lunch at 12 noon. There will also be Sphynx on exhibition which will not only enable judges to learn more about the breed but also see the subtle differences between Sphynx and Cornish and Devon Rex.

The afternoon will be most interesting and informative and the BAC looks forward to seeing Full Judges, Candidates on the scheme and all those interested in the above breeds. Tickets, which include lunch are £7.50 and are available from myself, Hilary Dean, Joint Rex Seminar, 37 Alfred Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent CT7 9NJ. Please enclose an SAE for confirmation of booking.
Hilary Dean