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MEETING OF COUNCIL
To be held on WEDNESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY, 2007
at the FRIENDS HOUSE, 173 EUSTON ROAD, LONDON at 1pm

AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. MINUTES OF MEETING 25 October 2006

3. MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF MEETING 25 October 2006

4. MINUTES OF MEETINGS


Note: The information contained in these Minutes may be superseded by the Minutes of subsequent meetings.
Executive Committee 6 September 2006 - 8 November 2006
Finance Minutes 12 April 2006
Disciplinary Committee 19 July 2006

5. FINANCE
Treasurer’s report

6. AMENDMENTS TO GCCF RULES


Provisional Recognition of New Colours and Patterns of existing Breeds
34h.
A list of Miscellaneous or Club class results for a selection of cats of the relevant colour and/or pattern, including the show, class title, judge, place and number in class, {DELETE: together with a selection of Miscellaneous class critiques,} as evidence of success in competition. {DELETE: Preference should be given to critiques from judges of the relevant breed group.}

Championship Status for New Colours and Patterns of Existing Breeds
36h. A list of Miscellaneous or Club class results for a selection of cats of the relevant colour and/or pattern, including the show, class title, judge, place and number in class, {DELETE: together with a selection of Miscellaneous class critiques,} as evidence of success in competition.

Provisional Recognition of cats of New Breed or Hair type
48j.
A list of Miscellaneous or Club class results for a selection of cats of the breed, including the show, class title, judge, place and number in class, {DELETE: together with a selection of Miscellaneous class critiques,} as evidence of success in competition.

Championship Status for cats of New Breed or Hair Type
50h.
A list of Miscellaneous or Club class results for a selection of cats of the breed, including the show, class title, judge, place and number in class, {DELETE: together with a selection of Miscellaneous class critiques,} as evidence of success in competition.
34h, 36h, 48j, 50h to do away with critiques. Exhibitors to supply results.

Section 4, Rule 26.

Exhibitors are reminded that the decisions of the judges are final. Any attempt to influence such decisions, or to identify a cat or ownership of a cat to a judge at a show, will render the offender liable to disciplinary action.


7. AMENDMENTS TO BAC RULES

The Executive Committee approved the following with immediate effect.
Balinese BAC amendment to Section 19(d) of the GCCF Judge Appointment Scheme.
The BAC shall state the breeds to be covered by these 12 stewarding certificates and shall state whether or not the engagements must be for Open classes, but must not require a greater number of certificates before considering a first application for appointment. The certificates required by the Balinese BAC are as follows: 8 certificates from Full Judges of Balinese judging classes in which Balinese are present: preferably, half of these certificates should contain an Open Class with Balinese present.The other 4 certificates to be either from Full Judges of Balinese judging classes in which Balinese are present, or from Full Judges of Oriental Longhairs judging classes in which Oriental Longhairs are present.


8. APPLICATION FOR AFFILIATION
The Oriental Shaded Smoke & Tabby Society
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9. STANDARDS OF POINTS
Executive Committee recommends the following with effect from 1 June 2007.
a) The Maine Coon BAC amendments to the Standard of Points (enclosed).
b) Oriental Self and Oriental Non-Self BAC’s proposed amendments to the Standard of Points for all Oriental Shorthairs other than the Foreign White (enclosed).
c) Exotic Shorthair BAC revised Standard of Points for Smoke & White Exotics (enclosed).
d) LaPerm amended Standard of Points (enclosed).
e) Siamese Cat JAC amendment to the Standard of Points as follows:
Ears - Rather large and pricked, wide at the base, set so as to follow the lines of the wedge. Adult exhibits should be penalised equally for ears which are set too high or two low, distorting the balanced triangular effect.


10. REGISTRATION POLICIES
Executive Committee recommends the following with immediate effect.
a) LaPerm Registration Policy (enclosed).
b) Persian Tabbies amended Registration Policy (enclosed).
c) Bengal Revised Registration Policy (enclosed).
d) Egyptian Mau amended Registration Policy (enclosed).
e) Selkirk Rex amended Registration Policy (enclosed).
f) Cornish Rex amended Registration Policy (enclosed).
g) Devon Rex amended Registration Policy (enclosed).


11. SHOW MATTERS
Proposal received from Yorkshire County Cat Club
“The Yorkshire County Cat Club propose that the decision not to allow Show Licences for 2008 onwards for the City of Swansea Agricultural show and the Airedale Agricultural Society show (held at Bingley) is reversed, so that the show management teams can address the concerns which brought about this decision by incorporating any additional measures to ensure the continued safety of cats, exhibitors and visitors.”


12. JUDGES
a) Judges for approval:
British Shorthair BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs S. Luxford-Watts
Probationer Judge 1 year Extension Mrs S. Newman
Burmese BAC
Full Judge Mr S. Farrell
Probationer Judge Mrs S. Lorton-Hobbs
Colourpoint BAC
Full Judge Mrs S. Tokens
Probationer Judge Mrs C. Bamford
Joint Rex BAC
La Perm
Full Judge Mr G. Godfrey
Maine Coon BAC
Full Judge Mr J. Hansson
Probationer Judge 1 yr extension Mrs J. Watson
Norwegian Forest Cat BAC
Full Judge Mrs S. Rainbow-Ockwell
Ocicat BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs N. Johnson
Deferred 1 year Promotion
to Full Judge Mrs V. Brooks
Oriental Joint BAC
Oriental Self
Full Judge Dr B. Bennett Mrs J. Jones
Probationer Judge Mr S. Morris
Oriental Non-Self
Probationer Judge Mr S. Morris
Oriental Longhair
Probationer Judge Mr S. Morris
Oriental Bicolour
Full Judge Miss J Tonkinson
Persian Tabby BAC
Full Judge Mrs L. Clark
Probationer Judge Mrs K. Board-Allam Ms S. Crichton
Ragdoll BAC
Full Judge Mrs D. Butters Dr P. Holmes
Probationer Judge Mrs C. De Martino
Russian BAC
Probationer Judge Ms J. Clare
Siamese Cat JAC
Full Judge Mrs E. Corps
Probationer Judge Mr J. Harrison
Snowshoe Cat Society
Full Judge Mrs M. Smith
Somali BAC
Full Judge Mr K. Scruton
Probationer Judge Mrs S. Tokens Mr J. Hansson
Probationer Judge 1 year extension Mrs C. Davies
Tonkinese BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs R. Alger-Street
Turkish BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs J. Allen Mrs J. Tackley
Tortie, Tortie & White and Bi-colour BAC
Full Judge Mrs K. Board-Allam
Probationer Judge Mrs J. Green Mrs A. Gregory
b) Judge withdrawals, etc
Mrs V. Brooks has decided not to seek an extension, so from Feb 2007 will no longer be a Probationer Judge of Oriental Self’s or Oriental Non-Self’s
Mr George Gow has resigned as a Probationer Judge for the Siamese JAC
Mrs Jenny Watson to be removed from the list of Probationer Judges of Ragdolls

14. ANY OTHER BUSINESS