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Kernow Cat Club
The AGM was held on Sunday, 23 April in the Mount Charles Social Club, St Austell.
Officers and Committee have no changes, apart from the appointment of a new President - Mrs Maureen Whatty. Chairman - Mrs Anne Stevens; Vice-Chairman - Mrs Jane Truscott; Hon Secretary - Mrs Jennie Musgrove; Hon Treasurer - Mrs Maureen Whatty; Welfare Officer & Kitten Register - Mrs Kim Griggs. Committee - Mrs C. Greet, Mrs C. Sargent, Miss K. Sargent, Miss G. Hall, Mrs J. Hall, Mrs W. Vanstone, Mr D. Bray. Delegate - Miss K. Sargent.
Jennie Musgrove, Hon Secretary

Lincolnshire Cat Club

Would exhibitors at our forthcoming show on 8 July please note the following Judge Changes -
Mrs Dixon is unable to judge for us, and all her Classes will now be judged by Miss M. Garrol.
Class 285 (Russian Blue Adult) will be judged by Mrs M. Kalal.
Class 360 (Singapura Neuter) will be judged by Mrs V. Kilby.
Naomi Johnson, Show Manager

Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland

The AGM of the Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland will be held on Sunday, 6 June 2006 at the Lomond Centre, Glenrothes, Fife.

An invitation to attend is extended to all Honorary, Life and Ordinary Members who have paid 2006 subscriptions, which became due on 1 January 2006.

Tea and coffee will be served at the end of the meeting and there will be a raffle in aid of Club funds.

Any item for inclusion in the agenda plus nominations for Committee Members should be forwarded to Ann Smith, The Bungalow, Langlees Farm, By Newmills, Dunfermline KY12 8HA at lease seven days (postmark) prior to the AGM. All nomination papers must show the full name, address and signature of proposer and seconder and nominee, all of whom must be fully paid-up Members of the Club.

Your Officers and Committee would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our Members and friends a very successful 2006 show season.
Ann Smith, Hon Secretary

Progressive Ragdoll Breed Cat Club

Would exhibitors of Non Pedigree cats please note that there was an omission from the Schedule for the Show to be held on 29 July 2006, in respect of the Northern Non Pedigree Stakes 2005-2006 (shown in error as 2004-2005) Classes sponsored by Royal Canin. After Class 116, please insert Class 116a Any Colour Longhair or Semi-Longhair Cat or Kitten.

An amended page of the Schedule is available for download from the Club’s website at www.prbcc.co.uk
Brian Ashworth, Joint Show Manager

The Birman Cat Club

The extremely well attended and most enjoyable AGM of The Birman Cat Club was held on Sunday 23rd April. Mrs Val Kilby was confirmed as Chairman for a further three years and a new Vice Chairman, Mr Malcolm Brace, was warmly welcomed back on to the Committee.

Malcolm has vast experience and knowledge of the Cat Fancy in general, as well as being a very popular breed judge and will be a most valuable asset to the Club. We will continue to benefit from retiring Vice Chairman Anne Madden’s expertise, as she restood to serve on the Committee, together with Patsy Knight, Jane Sparkes, Bob Semos and Geoffrey Tarr. Our delegates to Council are Anne and Peter Madden, joined by Val Kilby, whilst the representatives on the Birman BAC are Kathryn Robson, Patsy Knight and Val Kilby.

The meeting progressed smoothly, and the AGM Trophy presentation had been expertly organised by Theresa and Caroline Groves, with awards being presented by Anne Madden, one of the Club’s patrons. Additionally, Liz Whitby was presented with special awards from the Club and Committee after her own bred boy, Sucette Icecold Inalex, became the very first Birman with an Imperial title – though there are several more Birmans with three or four certificates, so we are sure it won’t be long before he has some illustrious company!

During the afternoon, the raffle and bric-a-brac tables earned over £200 for the Rescue, which also benefited by an additional donation of £200 and the Officers and Committee would like to thank all members for their continued support.

The next issue of the fabulous Club Magazine will be sent to all paid-up members during the summer. Please remember, should you not have paid your subscription for 2006, you will not receive a copy of the magazine, so do please contact Mrs Angela Clements, Membership Secretary (01582 833239) if this applies to you.

Dennis Hayward and Ron Mlynek will be holding a spectacular garden party at Morningside Cattery, Chapeltown, Sheffield – the date for your diary is Sunday, 30 July 2006, and it is an event not to be missed! You don’t have to be owned by a Birman to come along and have a wonderful afternoon in the company of cat friends, all are welcome.

Tickets for the raffle to be drawn at the Garden Party are now available – first prize is a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner AND a Colour Television AND a Microwave, the second prize is £300 CASH – but remember, “You’ve got to be in it to win it”. If you would like to purchase any raffle tickets, or if you would like to come along to the party, do give Ron or Dennis a call - 0114 246 0202. They will be delighted to hear from you!

Our Championship show will be held on Saturday, 4 November, at the Meadowside Leisure Centre, Burton-on-Trent, schedules will be available later in the summer from the Show Manager, Mr Roger Goodall (Tel: 01283 219813).

The ever popular After-Show Dinner will have a “black and white” theme this year, so if you would like tickets or accommodation details, please contact Anne or Peter Madden on 01993 843163 for further information. Please do not delay, as tickets and accommodation are filling up quicker than ever.
Elaine Culf, Hon Secretary

Tonkinese Cat Club

The AGM of the Tonkinese Cat Club was held on 23 April 2006 at Woking United Reformed Church, Woking.

Attendance was 14 Members, with four apologies. Committee Members due for re-election were returned unopposed, with Jean Adams accepting the position of Treasurer from Karen Plummer, to whom we than for her services. Also a very warm welcome to our two new Committee Members, Lyn Hignett and Marion Lorenzo. I hope they will find Committee business interesting.

Our Committee is now as follows: Chairman - Dr Tommy Bishop; Joint Vice-Chairman - Diana Bishop and Sylvia Clark; Hon Secretary - Vince Macey; Hon Treasurer - Jean Adams; Membership Secretary and Kitten Register - Coral Macey; GCCF Delegate and Welfare Officer - Sylvia Clark; Assistant Show Manager and Website Co-ordinator - Karen Plummer; Committee Members - Bill Clarke, Chris Tamlin, Lyn Hignett, Marion Lorenzo and Doreen Burke.

The meeting continued in a friendly way with a discussion on our forthcoming Sanction Show on 27 May 2006 at Bracknell Leisure Centre. Due to our show, it was decided that no raffle took place, and prizes held over for our show, where we hope to see as many Members as possible.
The meeting concluded with Coral giving out awards for AGM cup winners, and a big thank you to her for supplying the refreshments, enjoyed by all during cat chat time.
Vince Macey, Hon Secretary

British Shorthair Cat Club

Would intending exhibitors please note that the venue for this year’s show on Saturday, 2 September will be The Ken Marriott Leisure Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby, and NOT The TA Centre, The Armoury, Greek Street, Stockport.
M. Le Monnier (Mrs), Show Manager

Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club

Intending exhibitors at our Championship Show on 22 July 2006, please note the following changes to our list of Judges -

Class 28 will be judged by Mr R. Worth; Class 161 will be judged by Mrs P. Perkins; Class 302 will be judged by Mrs J. Potter and Classes 379 & 391 will be judged by Mr J. Trotter.
Isabel U. Walker, Show Manager

Yorkshire County Cat Club

The Yorkshire County Cat Club held its AGM on 9 April 2006. Members attending enjoyed a lavish afternoon tea. Trophies were presented to winning Members and a raffle was held with proceeds being donated to the Club’s Cats in Need fund.

Mr Peter Sutcliffe was re-elected as Chairman and Miss Elizabeth Evans was re-elected as Assistant Secretary. The Club now has a new Acting Treasurer, Mr Stephen Bunce, and a new Acting Secretary/Membership Secretary, Mrs Elaine Culf. Mrs Lynda Ashmore and Mrs Pat Curtis were re-elected to the Committee and Miss Jacky Edwards has joined the Committee.

The Chairman presented both the outgoing Secretary, Mrs Joy Davenport, and the outgoing Acting Treasurer, Mr Don Barnes, with gifts and sincerely thanked them both for their outstanding contributions to the Club over a number of years.

We are looking forward to another successful year, with the major highlight being the show, once again to be held at The Dome in Doncaster on Saturday, 28 October. Further information and schedules will be available from the Joint Show Managers, Mrs Ashmore (0114 258 6866) and Mr Twigge (0114 255 1450), later in the year.

I can be contacted on 01757 288825, email address is ejay.fizzwizz@virgin.net or you can write to me at Breighton Cats Lodge, Breighton, Nr Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 6DH.
Elaine Culf, Acting Hon Secretary

Abyssinian Cat Association

As the Club’s AGM, held on 23 April 2006 was inquorate, the AGM will reconvene at 3pm on Sunday, 11 June 2006 at 317 Leake Road, Gotham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG11 0LE.
Please contact me if you need directions to the meeting on 01355 903109 or email me on Caroline@abyssiniancats.co.uk
Caroline Thomson, Hon Secretary

Northern Counties Cat Club

Mrs Jan Phillips has kindly offered to hold a Social Evening at her home on the evening of Thursday, 8 June, from 7pm.

In addition to the usual sale of goods for Cat Welfare and Raffle, there will be a jewellery display and a cake stall and refreshments will be provided.

Jan’s address is High Barn Cottage, Newbiggin Hill, Hexhamshire, Northumberland NE46 1TA. Telephone 01434 600606 for further details. All welcome.
Anne Al-Jumaili (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Merseyside Cat Club

Would exhibitors at our show on Saturday, 3 June please note the following Judge Changes.
Mrs Stevenson will now judge classes 425, 426, 453, 485 and 486.

Would you also note that because of his recent illness neither Mr or Mrs Wolstenholme are able to judge at the show, although we’re pleased to have had reports that Frank is recovering well.
The resulting judge changes are:

Mrs Kaye will judge classes 278, 279, 285, 288, 289, 333, 334, 338, 339, 348, 349, 350 and 351.
Mrs Luxford-Watts will judge classes 437, 464 and 497.
Mrs Hamilton will judge classes 306, 307, 308, 311, 316, 317, 318, 319, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325 and 331.

Mr Hansson will judge classes 280, 283, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 303, 290 and 291.
Mrs Walkden will judge classes 340, 343, 345, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357 and 363.
Any exhibitor who may need a counter-signature should come to the Show Manager’s table before 10am on show day.
Jennifer Pinches, Asst. Show Manager


Foreign Seminar
A Seminar for breeds in the Foreign Section is to be held at the Kings Sutton Memorial Hall, Astrop Road, Kings Sutton, Banbury, Oxon on 4 June 2006. The Seminar, which starts with lunch at 12 noon, will feature the following breeds: Egyptian Mau, Korat, Ocicat, Russian Blue, Singapura and Snowshoes.

Full Judges, Candidates on the schemes, breeders and owners alike will find the afternoon both interesting and informative. Tickets for the event are £9, and are available from me at 37 Alfred Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent CT7 9NJ. Please make your cheques/postal orders payable to the Ocicat Breed Advisory Committee. Please enclose an SAE if you wish to have confirmation of receipt.

I would be grateful when applying for tickets if names of all attendees could be included and which breeds are of interest.
Hilary Dean (Mrs)

Siamese Cat JAC

The Electoral Meeting of the SCJAC took place in London on 22 April 2006, when the following Officers were elected/appointed:

Chairman - Mrs Lilian Hughes; Vice-Chairman - Mrs Norma Farnsworth; Treasurer - Mrs Jean Murchison; Representative to Council - Mrs Jean Murchison; Hon Secretary - Miss Lin Cobley; Hon Assistant Secretary - Miss Irene Roos.

The 2006 Seminar date was confirmed as Sunday, 20 August, and will be held at Leighton Buzzard. Booking forms have been posted to everyone in the scheme, all other interested parties should contact the organiser, Rose Meekings, either by telephone on 01359 259652, or by sending a SAE to her at Wrenshall Farmhouse, Walsham-le-Willows, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 3AS, or to me. The theme this year is “Colour” and the cost is £10, or free to those bringing a cat (GCCF rules apply).

The next SCJAC meeting will take place on Saturday, 2 December 2006. The closing date for agenda items will be 21 October.

My address is La Fuie, 49390 Parcay-les-Pins, France.
Lin Cobley, Hon Secretary