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ELECTORAL MEETING OF COUNCIL
To be held on Wednesday, 20th June 2007
At the Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London at 12 Noon

AGENDA

1. WELCOME TO DELEGATES

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

4. FROM EXECUTIVE
Ratify the Executive decision that Miss J May shall be the Honorary GCCF Administration Advisor.

5. CLUB MATTERS
Club Return Report

6. PROPOSAL FROM NOR’EAST OF SCOTLAND CAT CLUB
In view of the situation that has arisen since Miss J May has decided not to stand as Chairman at the Electoral Meeting, leaving an elected Chairman at a disadvantage due to not having the benefit of a period as Vice Chairman, the Nor’ East of Scotland Cat Club would like to propose:

“That the Article 8(2) of the Constitution be suspended to allow the present Chairman’s name to be put forward on the Electoral Sheet to stand for a further year, allowing the Vice Chairman to gain experience before standing for Chairman at the next Electoral Meeting.”

7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS & COMMITTEES
Nomination forms and role descriptions are enclosed.

Chairman
Vice Chairman
Vice President - The Executive propose Mrs C Dugdale
Trustees - Election of Mrs D Goadby and Mr G Butler as Trustees of Council
Disciplinary Committee (9 members)
Executive Committee (15 members)
Finance Committee (5 members)
Investigation Committee (5 members)
Appeals Committee (7 members)

8. MINUTES OF MEETING 21 February 2007 (enclosed)

9. MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES OF MEETING
21st February 2007
Section 4, Rule 26

This was returned to the Executive Committee as the wording was not accepted by Council, after a full discussion the wording now being put forward to Council is:

“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 before that judges engagement has been completed, may render the offender liable to disciplinary action.”

10. MINUTES OF MEETINGS
Note: The information contained in these Minutes may be superseded by the Minutes of subsequent meetings.
Finance Committee - 25th October 2006 (enclosed)
21st February 2007 (enclosed)
Executive Committee - 10th January 2007 (enclosed)
21st March 2007 (enclosed)
Disciplinary Committee - 13th December 2006 (enclosed) for
report only
Supreme Committee- 18th February 2006 (enclosed) for
report only

11. FINANCE
a) Presentation of the Audited Accounts for 2006 (enclosed)

b) The Finance Committee recommends acceptance of the 2006 Accounts

c) Treasurer’s Report (enclosed)

12. APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS
It is proposed that O’Hara Wood be re-appointed.

13. CAT WELFARE TRUST
Report by Mr K. Scruton, Chairman CWT

14. AMENDMENTS TO GCCF RULES
Executive Committee recommends the following:
Words to be removed {in bold and in curly brackets}’ Words added are bold and underlined

SECTION TWO

17c 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 and cats of Provisional status breeds not competing for Intermediate Certificates(s), with the exception of cats withdrawn, by their exhibitor(s), from such consideration.

SECTION THREE

8a 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 and cats of Provisional status breeds not competing for Intermediate Certificate(s), with the exception of cats withdrawn, by their exhibitor(s), from such consideration.

15. AMENDMENTS TO THE GCCF CONSTITUTION
a) Article 8(1) Trustees
The Council shall elect not less than two or more than four Trustees and they shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed from office by a resolution of the Council.

The property of the Council (other than cash which shall be under the control of the Treasurer) shall be vested in them. They shall deal with the property of the Council as directed by resolution of the Council (of which an entry in the Minute Book shall be conclusive evidence) and they shall be entitled to a general indemnity in so far as the Council’s assets extend.

A minimum of any two Trustee signatories may sign on behalf of all.

b) Article 8(2)
The Honorary Officers of the Council shall be a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer and such other Honorary Officers including a President and up to three Vice Presidents as the Council may from time to time decide.

The President and Vice Presidents shall hold office until death or resignation unless removed from office by a resolution of the Council. The Chairman and vice Chairman shall be elected from amongst ………………….audited immediately.

c) Proposal from the Colourpoint Rex Coated & AOV Cat Club reworded as requested from Council 25th October 2006.

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 one year before becoming eligible for election again.

In order for the proposition to be implemented smoothly we propose that in year one the five longest standing members of the executive should stand down. In year two once again the five longest standing members stand down and the same in year three.

From that point on it would become self regulating. This would also mean continuity as there would always be the opportunity for experienced delegates to be on the Executive.”

16. APPLICATION FOR AFFILIATION
The Executive Committee recommends that affiliation be granted with immediate effect to the Guild of GCCF Judges and Stewards (enclosed).

17. BREED RECOGNITION
The Executive Committee proposes the following with immediate effect:
Asian Group BAC application for recognition of Cinnamon and Fawn Asians (enclosed).

18. STANDARDS OF POINTS
The Executive Committee recommends the following with effect from 1st June 2008:

a) Persian Smoke & Tipped BAC proposed additions to the Standards of Points for the Pewter and Cameo (enclosed).

b) Tonkinese BAC proposed amendments to the Tonkinese Standards of Points (enclosed).

c) Asian BAC amendments to the Asian Group Standards of Points (enclosed).

19. REGISTRATION POLICIES
The Executive Committee recommends the following with immediate effect:

a) Asian Group BAC proposed amendments to the Registration Policy (enclosed).

b) Persian Tabby BAC proposed changes to the Registration Policy for the Persian LH Tabbies (enclosed).

20. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
Amendments and additions to Fixed Penalties (enclosed).

21. SHOW MATTERS
Supreme Show

22. JUDGES
a) Judges for approval:
Abyssinian BAC
Full Judge Mr S. Parkin
Probationer Judge Mrs M. Buckeridge
Asian Group BAC
Probationer Judge Mr S. Farrell Mrs C. Macaulay
Miss P. Read Mrs D. Stone
Birman BAC
Full Judge Mrs J. Tackley
Burmese BAC
Full Judge Mrs L. Ashmore
Probationer Judge Mrs N. Johnson
Colourpoint BAC
Full Judge Mrs P. Rogers Mr M. Pearman Egyptian Mau BAC
Probationer Judge Mr J. Trotter
Exotic Shorthair BAC
Probationer Judge Mr N. Carter Mr J. Hansson Mrs C. Wren
Probationer Judge 1 year
Extension from
October 2007 Mrs C. Davies
Joint Rex BAC
Cornish Rex

Full Judge Mrs C .Kaye
Probationer Judge Mr P. Williams
LaPerm
Full Judge Mrs D. Stone
Korat BAC
Full Judge Korats
& Thais Mrs S. Heavens
Norwegian Forest Cat BAC
Probationer Judge 1 year
Extension from
October 2007 Mrs Jennie Watson
Persian Tabby BAC
Full Judge Mr E. Merchant Mr M. Pearman
Persian Smoke & Tipped BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs P. Rogers
Self Longhair BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs C. Gainsbury
Somali BAC
Full Judge Mr N. Carter Ms P. Knight
Mrs C. Pike Mrs B. Prowse
Probationer Judge Mrs P. Perkins
Tonkinese BAC
Full Judge Mrs Sylvia Rose Mr Jon Trotter
Probationer Judge Mrs D. Stone
Turkish BAC
Probationer Judge Mrs C. Davies
b) Judge withdrawals, etc

Mrs B. Harrison has retired as Judge Emeritus due to serious ill health.
Singapura BAC advise of Mr J Furber’s request to be withdrawn from the list of Singapura Judges with immediate effect.

Mr K. Scruton has advised that he will be withdrawing as a Probationer Judge of British Shorthair with effect from 1 January 2008 when he will have fulfilled all the engagements on that list that he has contracted to do.

23. ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Item for discussion from Korat Breed Advisory Committee
“The need to identify uniquely by micro chip or tattoo, registered cats used for breeding.”
Delegates are asked, if they intend to raise any points with regards to items on the agenda that requires information supplied from the GCCF office and/or computer, they should contact the office prior to the meeting in order that their questions may be answered to their satisfaction on the day.

PLEASE NOTE:
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
Food may not be consumed in the meeting hall.
Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the building or grounds.