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Bedford & District Cat Club
Exhibitors, please note the following Judge Changes for our show on 28 April.

Class 98 - Chinchilla Neuter and Class 116 - Golden Neuter, will now be judged by Mrs R. Fisher, NOT Mrs C. de Martino. Miscellaneous Class 715 will be judged by Mrs S. Luxford-Watts.

Please Note, Bedford & District Cat Club Classes, No’s 781, 782 and 783 should all read ‘Oriental, Siamese or Balinese’.
Linda & Alan Ward, Joint Show Managers


Herts & Middlesex Cat Club

The AGM of the Herts & Middlesex Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 22 April at the Friends’ Meeting House, Euston Road, London, at 2.30pm. All Members are very welcome, especially as this is the Club’s Diamond Anniversary year, and we would like to be able to celebrate in style, so please try to come to the AGM. Refreshments will be available for all.

Plans are progressing well for the show on September 1 at Stopsley Leisure Centre, Luton. Schedules will be sent out in July to all last year’s exhibitors.

A gentle reminder that subscriptions were due for renewal on 1 January - £5 single, £6.75 joint, £1.50 juniors. Please send to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Betty Marks at Flat 1, 23 Prospect Road, High Barnet, Herts EN5 5AL.
Betty Newbury, Hon Secretary


The Tabby Colourpoint Cat Club

A reminder to all Members that our AGM takes place on this coming Sunday, 11 March at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Hope you can all make it. New Members welcome.

Subscriptions for this year are now due and should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Carolyn Davies, The Flat, 1 Station Road, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berks RG17 9UP.
Ray Jones, Hon Secretary


The Colourpoint, Rex-Coated and AOV Cat Club

Members please note that the AGM will be held on Sunday, 13 May, 2007, at Carterton Town Hall, Alvescot Road, Carterton OX18 3JL. The AGM will commence at 2pm.

A reminder that 2007 subscriptions are now due - £6 single initial membership, £5 single renewal; £11 joint initial membership, £8 joint renewal; £4 junior initial membership and £2 renewal. The website address is http://www.craov.co.uk

The next show will be held on Saturday, 20 October, 2007 at Collingwood Centre, Collingwood Drive, Pleasey Great Barr, West Midlands B42 7NS.

For more please contact the Joint Show Manager, Mrs Molly Perchard, 10 Mont es Croix, St Brelade, Jersey JR3 8L. Tel. 01534 743961. Email perchard@localdial.com OR Joint Show Manager, Mrs Patsy Knight, 79 Stoney Lane, Bloxwich, Walsall WS3 3RE. Tel. 01922 475677. Email patsy@pompombirmans.co.uk
G. H. Thompson (Mrs), Hon Secretary


East Sussex Cat Club

The latest scores in the East Sussex Cat Club Competitions are as follows:

GCCF Cat of the Year 2006/7 Pts
Pr Mainman Rajah 83
Ch Silverdance Amadeus 76
Ladygem in Mydreams 56
Gr Pr Mainman Burmastar 42
Gr Ch Riascatz Lookat Me 36
Kennbury Barnabus 36
Gr Pr Papagena Nadina 35
Ch Daki Zinzan 33
Gr Pr Papagena Harry Paddington 32
Diangelo Miss Sarah 32
Macoys New Years Eve 32
Otrika Sidore Opportunity 29
Macoys Jasmeen 26
Riascatz Little Miracle 24
Ch Highspot Tigerlily 24
Sicorn Red Robin 16
Danmoso Love Ontherocks 16
Gr Pr Fortis Harvestmoon 13
Rostacat Clarine 11
Macoys Princess Diana 9
Dotcom Sampson 8
Gr Pr Citoxe Phabulous 5
Macoys Japanese Zelkova 3
Non GCCF Cat of the Year 2006/7 Pts
Sicorn Red Robin 19
Cap Fortis Harvestmoon 14
Sicorn Clarina 5
Satinmist Kierra 5
Fortis Thundercloud 1

I am a bit disappointed with this competition, as it was Members who asked for it and, as you can see, not many are taking part.
Graham Scullard, Competition Organiser


Burmese Cat Club

This year we can’t have the marquee for the Burmese Cat Club Tea Party on 11 August, so we are planning for the 18th.

We realise it clashes with shows, but before we book the tent I need to know that some of you will bring your cats along, otherwise we can’t run.

Could you please give Anna a ring on 01278 792421 or Maureen on 01249 760235, as soon as possible to give us feedback.
Maureen Smith, Chairman


Kernow Cat Club

Exhibitors please note that, due to circumstances beyond our control, it has been necessary to make the following Judge Changes to the Foreign Neuter Section at our show on 7 April, 2007.
Mrs S. Luxford-Watts will now judge Classes 341 and 342 (Imperial Neuters Male & Female) and Mrs M. Kalal will now judge Classes 345 and 346 (Any Other Foreign Premier Neuter Male & Female).

We look forward to seeing you all at the show.
Dominic Bray, Joint Show Manager

Members are reminded that renewal of subs were due on 1 January.
Please send to the Membership Secretary at 3 Erme Bridge Cottages, Ermington, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9NN.
A. Stephens (Mrs), Membership Secretary

The AGM of the Kernow Cat Club (Cornwall) will be held on Sunday, 22 April at the premises of TS Hood, Boscarne Crescent, St Austell, at 3pm.

The following Officers are due to stand down - Mrs J. Musgrove, Hon Secretary; Mrs K. Griggs, Welfare. Also Committee Members, Mrs C. Sargent, Miss K. Sargent and Miss G. Hall. Any Club Member wishing to stand for Committee must send their name in writing, with the names of two nominees to the Hon Secretary at Parkengear Farm, Probus, Truro, Cornwall TR2 4HH by 9 April, 2007. Likewise, any other business must be received in advance.
Jennie Musgrove, Hon Secretary


West Country Cat Club

Subscriptions became due on 1 January, 2007, and should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Lisa Talboys, 37 Saffron Close, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 5JB. Rates are: Single £4, Joint £7, Senior/Junior £2.50.

Our AGM will be held on Sunday, 1 April, 2007 at The Walton Village Hall, Walton, Nr Street, Somerset (usual venue), and will commence at 2.30pm. There will be refreshments and a raffle after the meeting. Raffle prizes would be very much appreciated. See you there!
Elaine Robinson, Hon Secretary


The Siamese Cat Club

Would Members please note that our AGM will be held on Saturday, 7 April, 2007 at The White Hill Centre, White Hill, Chesham, Bucks, commencing at 2.30pm.

As in previous years, a finger buffet luncheon will be provided, free of charge, commencing at 1pm.

Your Chairman and Committee look forward to seeing as many Members as possible at both the lunch and meeting, albeit Easter Saturday. AGM papers will be posted the second week in March.
Finally, may I remind you that subscriptions were due on 1 January, 2007 - £5 Single, £7 Double, plus £1 for the Newsletter, if required. As per AGM papers, you may, if you wish, email me regarding the AGM on jm@fistra.fsnet.co.uk
Jean Murchison, Hon Secretary


North West Cat Club

The AGM of the North West Cat Club will take place at 8pm on Thursday, 19 April, 2007 at Ighton Mount Bowling Club, Burnley, Lancs.

There are vacancies on the Committee. Nominations for Committee and items for the Agenda to be received by the Hon Secretary at 113 Powis Road, Ashton, Preston, Lancs PR2 1AE, no later than 29 March. Please note, only fully paid-up Members are eligible to nominate or be nominated as a Committee Member.

The Committee has taken the decision that only Best in Show Cups will be given out. If anyone has a North West Trophy or has donated one and would like it returned, please contact Mrs Sue Gaskell, 3 Surrey Avenue, Burnley, Lancs BB12 6DB. Tel. 01282 423941.

Subscriptions became due on 1 January, 2007 - Single £3.50, Joint £5, Junior £1.50, Joining/Rejoining fee £1 - and should be sent to the Treasurer, Mrs D. Gorton, 16 Wellfield Drive, Burnley, Lancs BB12 0HS. May we take this opportunity to wish all our Members a very happy and successful 2007.
Jennifer Maddrell, Hon Secretary


The Birman Cat Club

The AGM will take place on Sunday, 29 April, 2007 at Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 1AB, commencing at 2.30pm.

The draw for the 2008 Calendar will take place at the AGM, together with the presentation of cups and trophies. Any items/proposals for inclusion on the AGM agenda, proposed and seconded by fully paid-up Club Members must reach me no later than Saturday, 31 March, 2007. It is desirable for the proposer and/or seconder of such agenda items to be present at the AGM to present any proposal to the membership.

In accordance with Club rules, the Secretary, Mrs Elaine Culf, and the Treasurer, Mr Jim Warrender, have completed their terms of office, and are willing to stand again. Additionally, Ms Marcia Owen, Mrs Morwenna Semos, Mrs Carol Tarr and Ms Heather Collings have completed their terms as Committee Members and are also willing to restand. We have a vacancy on the Committee, as Mr Dennis Hayward resigned his position during the year.

Nominations for any of the vacancies are invited from fully paid-up Club Members. The nominations must be signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder, who must also be fully paid-up Club Members. Nominees should also provide a brief profile of themselves. All nominations and profiles should be sent to me at Breighton Cats Lodge, Breighton, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 6DH, and must reach me no later than Saturday, 31 March.

Members are reminded that subscriptions became due on 1 January 2007 - Joint £12.50, Single £10, Junior £5. Payment (cheque/postal order payable to The Birman Cat Club) should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Angela Clements, Eilean Donan, 65 Brewhouse Lane, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8AN. Please remember that if subscriptions remain unpaid as of 31 March, 2007, your membership will lapse on that date.

The Officers and Committee look forward to welcoming Members to the AGM. Refreshments and afternoon tea will be available and we will be holding a raffle, and donations of prizes are always very welcome. Club merchandise will also be on sale.
Elaine Culf, Secretary


Asian Group BAC
Would candidates and representatives please note that the next meeting of the Asian Group BAC will be held on 22 April, 2007, at Farnham Royal Village Hall, Farnham Lane, Farnham Royal, Slough SL2 3AX, commencing at 11am.

Any items relating to the meeting should be made in writing marked for my attention and sent to Hilary Dean, 37 Alfred Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent CT7 9NJ, to be received before 23 March, 2007.
Hilary Dean

Foreign Seminar

Would candidates, full judges, breeders, exhibitors and all interested parties please note that a Seminar will be held for a selection of breeds in the Foreign Section on Sunday, 13 May, 2007.

The breeds taking part are Bengal, Egyptian Mau, Korat, Russian Blue, Snowshoe and Sphynx. The full details of what I am sure will prove an informative and interesting afternoon will be in a future edition of Our Cats.
Hilary Dean