official GCCF news
Meeting of the Disciplinary Committee
was held on Wednesday, 25th October will not be an electorial meeting and will commence at 1pm, not 12 noon as stated. The new fully amended agenda will be publisherd in the next issue of Our Cats, on October 20th 2006.
at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
Mr Hansson withdrew from the Disciplinary Committee for the hearing of the case against Mrs Cornish because of his involvement in the case.
The Investigation Committee preferred a formal complaint against Mrs G. Cornish of Myowal, Kingsfernsden Lane, Petersfield, Hants GU32 2AU. Prefix: MYOWAL.
That the Defendant is in breach of Article 12(1)(a), 12(1)(b) and/or 12(1)(d) of the GCCF Constitution in that:
Between 18 October 2003 and May 2006 the Defendant officiated as a judge at a number of GCCF shows. However, in failing to send reports to ‘Our Cats’ in the stipulated time period, the Defendant is in breach of Section 1, Rule 1. Show reports have not been received for the following 31 shows:
Kentish Cat Club - 18 October 2003
Supreme - 29 November 2003
National Cat Club - 13 December 2003
Bristol & District Cat Club - 21 February 2004
Surrey & Sussex Cat Club - 20 March 2004
Cambridgeshire Cat Club - 27 March 2004
Kernow Cat Club - 3 April 2004
Kensington Kitten & Neuter Cat Club - 31 July 2004
West of England Cat Club - 28 August 2004
Wyvern Cat Club - 11 September 2004
South Western Counties Cat Club - 25 September 2004
Cambria Cat Club - 9 October 2004
Kentish Cat Club - 16 October 2004
Southern Counties Cat Club - 29 January 2005
Croydon Cat Club - 12 February 2005
Bristol & District Cat Club - 19 February 2005
Surrey & Sussex Cat Club - 19 March 2005
Jersey Cat Club - 16 April 2005
Bedford & District Cat Club - 23 April 2005
Midland Counties Cat Club - 22 April 2005
Three Counties Cat Club - 20 August 2005
West of England Cat Club - 27 August 2005
South Western Counties Cat Club - 24 September 2005
Russian Blue Cat Association - 1 October 2005
Cambria Cat Club - 8 October 2005
West Country Cat Club - 29 October 2005
Rex Cat Club - 5 November 2005
Supreme - 19 November 2005
National Cat Club - 10 December 2005
Southern Counties Cat Club - 28 January 2006
Bristol & District Cat Club - 18 February 2006
By these actions the Defendant acted in a way that was discreditable and prejudicial to the welfare of cats or the interest of cat owners or the breeding or exhibiting of cats, within the meaning of the said articles.
Mrs Cornish did not attend the hearing, nor was she represented.
Mrs Cornish denied the complaint.
The Disciplinary Committee found the complaint against Mrs Cornish unanimously proven and ordered that in accordance with Article 12(4)(b)(vi) of the GCCF Constitution she be disqualified from judging from 1 November 2006 for a period of two years and after that be restricted to judging at 12 shows over the following 12 months.
The Disciplinary Committee further ordered that Mrs Cornish be fined an amount of £250, such fine to be paid on or before 1 December 2006 unless all reports for the year from 1 January 2006 have been submitted to the GCCF Office and Our Cats prior to that date, in accordance with Articles 12(4)(c)(ii).
The Disciplinary Committee also directed that Mrs Cornish pay the sum of £250 by way of costs in accordance with Articles 12(11)(a) and 12(11)(b).
Fixed Penalties Suspensions For A Breach Of GCCF Rules
Suspension Date Prefix Name & Address Case No.
26/07/06 N/A Miss S. E. Stevens FPIC/83/06
Brandon House Kennels & Cattery
32 Snape Green, Scarisbrick
SOUTHPORT PR8 5LN
Breach of Section 1, Rules 3f and 10a, suspended, sine die until such time as they provide a copy of the mating certificate and the properly completed pedigree to, and they are accepted by, the GCCF Office and the Fixed Penalty Fine has been paid.
10/08/06 N/A Mrs T. Gill FPIC/88/06
Fairview, Morston Farm
Breach of Section 1, Rules 3f and 10a, suspended sine die until such time as they provide a copy of the mating certificate and the properly completed pedigree to, and they are accepted by the GCCF Office and the Fixed Penalty Fine has been paid.
Electoral Meeting of Council
to be held on Wednesday, 25th October 2006
at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ at 12 noon.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. MINUTES OF MEETING 21st June 2006 (enclosed)
3. MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF MEETING 21st June 2006
4. MINUTES OF MEETINGS
Note: The information contained in these Minutes may be superseded by the Minutes of subsequent meetings.
Executive Committee 3rd May 2006 (enclosed)
26th July 2006 (enclosed)
Disciplinary Committee 14th December (enclosed)
a) Treasurer’s report
b) O'Hare Wood's 6 month report to June 2006 (enclosed)
6. AMENDMENTS TO GCCF RULES
a) Section 2, Rule 17e., Section 3, Rule 8d
The Open class judge must not withhold Best of Breed if any certificate has been awarded by him/her to a cat if the breed on the day.
The Open class judge must not withhold Best of Breed if, on that day, he/she has awarded any certificate to a cat considered for that Best of Breed.
b) Section 2, Rule 17c., Section 3, Rule 8c
Cats to be considered for Best of Breed shall be the winners of the Open classes for that breed and cats of that breed that were entered in the Imperial Grand Champion/ Grand Champion/Imperial Grand Premier/Grand Premier classes and not in the open class.
Cats to be considered for Best of Breed shall be the winners of the Open classes for that breed and cats of that breed that are entered in the Imperial Grand Champion/ Grand Champion/Imperial Grand Premier/Grand Premier classes and not in the open class, with the exception of cats withdrawn, by their exhibitor(s), from such consideration.
c) Add Section 2, Rule 3g
The temperature within the show hall should not exceed 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). At Summer shows the show management should consider planning wider aisles and discuss with the venue manager and safety officers the possibility of netting or screening doors to permit safe additional ventilation. Exhibitors should be permitted to use cold packs under their cats' blankets and/or safe battery-operated fans on their pens. Exhibitors and visitors should be requested not to crowd the pens and, in severe heat, may be requested to leave the hall for a period to allow the temperature to drop.
d) Section1, Rule 7b
Names must differ by at least 'one letter/two letters' from the name of any other cat registered with the GCCF. The following will not be accepted as a name or part of a name:
Numbers in figures (roman or Arabic).
Recognised feline titles (Champion, Premier, Supreme, International, Imperial, etc.) Cedillas, accents, etc.
Repetition of words previously registered by the same person or under the same prefix except recognised appropriate breed colour/pattern/coat description words in English, the definite and indefinite articles (the, a, an) or recognised human titles (Mr, Mister, Mrs, Miss, King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Lord, Lady, Sir, Dame).
NB: Applicants should ensure that they do not submit a business or trade name which might lead to legal action by the registered owner of that name.
Applicants should ensure, to the best of their knowledge, that they do not submit a word which has been registered as a prefix with another cat registering organisation by another person. The applicant shall be held responsible for any action arising fro the registration of a name.
8. AMENDMENTS TO THE GCCF CONSTITUTION
Executive Committee does not recommend the following:
11(1) (a) Proposed amendment
Colourpoint Rex coated and AOV Cat Club propose
"that delegates elected to the GCCF Executive Committee are only allowed to remain on the Executive for a maximum of three consecutive years, and then must stand down for at least oneyear before becoming eligible for election again."
10. BREED PROMOTIONS
The Executive Committee proposes the following with effect from 1st June 2007.
a) Siamese JAC - application for promotion to Championship status for Caramel Pointed Siamese.
b) Oriental Self BAC - application for promotion to Championship status for Oriental Fawn (37r).
c) Egyptian Mau / BAC - application for promotion to Championship status for Egyptian Mau.
d) Selkirk Rex / Joint Rex BAC - application for promotion to Provisional status.
e) British Shorthair Group Committee - application for promotion to Provisional status for the Cinnamon and Fawn Self and Colourpointed British Shorthairs
f) Bengal BAC - application for promotion to Provisional status for the Snow Marbled Bengals.
11. STANDARDS OF POINTS
Executive Committee recommends the following with effect from 1 June 2007.
a) Siamese JAC - amendment to SOP for Chocolate Pointed Siamese (24b)
"The ears should not be darker than the other points" to be replaced by "The ears should not be darker than the mask".
b) Siamese JAC - amendment to SOP for Caramel Point (24n), Caramel Tabby Point (32/8), Caramel Tortie Tabby Point (32t8) and Caramel Tortie Point (32b8).
Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads brownish purple (in blue based) or pinkish grey (in lilac/fawn based) (enclosed).
c) Bengal BAC - revised SOP for the Brown (Black) Spotted Bengal (Championship) (76 30), Brown (Black) Marbled Bengal (Provisional) (76 20), AOC-Eyed snow Spotted Bengal (Provisional) (76a 30), AOC-Eyed Snow Marbled Bengal (Proposed Provisional) (76a 20), Blue-Eyed Snow spotted Bengal (Provisional) (76b 30), Blue-Eyed Snow Marbled Bengal (Proposed Provisional) (76b 20) (enclosed).
13. REGISTRATION POLICIES
Executive Committee recommends the following with immediate effect:
a) Ocicat Registration Policy (enclosed).
b) Tabby Bi and Tri Colour Persian Registration Policy. (Applies to All the '….& White' Persians) (enclosed).
15. SHOW MATTERS
a) Supreme Show report
b) 2007/2008 Show Dates - the list of licenses granted is enclosed for information only.
c) The Shropshire Cat Club propose the splitting of the Imperial Grand between Oriental and Siamese for all Champion Shows
a) Judges for approval:
Probationer Judge Mr G. Godfrey
Asian Group BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs L. Fryer Mrs P. Hutchison
Mrs J. Francis Wilson Mrs S. Woodley
Probationer Judge Mrs A. Dawson Mrs D. Butters
Full Judge Mrs S. Hewson
British & Manx BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs B. Prowse
Egyptian Mau BAC
Probationer Judge Ms P. Read
Full Judge Mrs C. Gainsbury Mr K. Scruton
Probationer Judge Mrs J. Clare Mrs L. Dutton
Probationer Judge 1 Yr Extn Mrs C. Davies Mrs A. Dawson
Full Judge Mr J. Hansson
Probationer Judge Ms J. Clare Mrs C. Kay
Maine Coon BAC
Full Judge Mrs H. Marriott-Power Mrs J. Worth
Probationer Judge Mr M. Pearman
Probationer Judge Reinstated Mrs W. McQuilkin
and granted a period of 1 yr
Full Judge Mr S. Crow
Probationer Judge Mr J. Hansson Mr P. Cornish
Persian Smoke Tipped BAC
Full Judge Mr K. Scruton Mrs L. Clark
Mr J. Hansson
Probationer Judge Mrs J. Wilkinson Mrs S. Danks
Persian Tabby BAC
Full Judge Mrs A. Gregory
Probationer Judge Mr N. Carter
Full Judge Mrs P. Perkins
Probationer Judge Mr J. Hansson Mrs E. Culf
Full Judge Mr J. Hansson
Full Judge Mrs D. Stone
Probationer Judge Mrs N. Johnson
Probationer Judge Mrs S. Luxford-Watts
Probationer Judge 1 yr Extn Mrs P. Knight
b) Judge withdrawals, etc
Self Longhair BAC have requested that the name of Mrs M Riley be removed from their list of judges as they have had no response from Mrs Riley to their requests for confirmation that she wishes to continue as a Probationer judge on their list.
The Birman BAC have received the resignation of Mrs V Lee from the Judging Scheme. The BAC have reluctantly accepted Mrs Lee's resignation.
Mrs W McQuilkin has returned to the Full list of Birman Judges.
17. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
IMPORTANT GCCF NOTICE In the October 6th 2006 issue of Our Cats, on page 14, an Agenda for the next GCCF Committe Meeting was published. Please note that the meeting on Wednesday 25th October will not be an electorial meeting and will commence at 1pm, not 12 noon as stated. The new fully amended agenda will be publisherd in the next issue of Our Cats, on October 20th 2006.