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Havana & Oriental Lilac Cat Club
Our AGM will be held on 15 April, commencing at 2pm at Spite Winter Cottage, Main Street, Thoroton, Nottingham NG13 9DS.

Owing to family commitments, Mrs Karen Roberts will stand down leaving a vacancy on the Committee. Will any Members who would like to stand for the Committee please write to me at The Dragons Nest, 40 Alton Street, Crewe CW2 7QF, with signature of the nominee, proposer and seconder (who should also be Members) to arrive no later than 8 April, 2007.

A gentle reminder that subscriptions fell due on 1 January - Joint £9.50, Single £7, Junior £2 (a one-off joining fee of £1 for Adults and 50p for Juniors is payable for new members).
Penny Jackson, Hon Secretary

The Trans-Pennine Oriental & Siamese Cat Club
On Thursday, 24 May at 8pm, there will be a talk by Mr Steve Rigby, the Secretary of the British Titanic Society, followed by a ‘hotpot supper’. The cost is £10. The venue is The Nursery Tavern, Green Lane, Heaton Norris, Stockport.

Tickets may be obtained from Mrs P. Rowe, 4 Alexandra Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 2QE. Tel. 0161-432 3586 or e-mail rodney.rowe@ ntlworld.com
Members, guests and visitors are welcome.
Nancy Webster, Hon Secretary

Eastern Counties Cat Society

Would exhibitors please note that there has been no change in the date or the venue for our show in 2007.

The venue is Lynnsport Leisure Centre, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, and the date is 4 August, 2007.
Hopefully this will put a stop to the rumour that we are going to Doncaster with a different date.
Audrey Newsome, Show Manager

Gwynedd Cat Club

The AGM of the Gwynedd Cat Club will be held on 15 April, 2007, at 2pm, at The Highfield Hall, Northop Hall, Flintshire.
Any nominations or items for the Agenda should be addressed to the Secretary and sent to 6 Second Avenue, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5LS, to arrive as soon as possible.
M. E. Rose (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Suffolk & Norfolk Cat Club

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Schedules for our show on 19 May, 2007 will not be available until 8 March at the earliest.

A schedule can be found at www.rumbaburmese. org.uk for those with internet access. Schedules will be posted to Members and last year’s exhibitors.
Helen Marriott-Power, Show Manager

Coventry & Leicester Cat Club

The AGM for the Coventry & Leicester Cat Club will be held on Sunday, 29 April at 3pm, at the Chace Hotel, London Road, Coventry.

Please send apologies to the Chairman by telephoning 02476 307224 or via email lesleyszwed@fsmail.net
Lesley Szwed, Chairman

The United Chinchilla Association

I would like to remind Members that subscription renewals for 2007 are now somewhat overdue, and I would be grateful if those who have not yet paid would send their dues to me as soon as possible. Subscriptions remain the same at £5 single, £8 joint with £1 membership fee for newcomers.

It is particularly important that I receive these subscriptions since the 2007 edition of Chin-to-Chin is now being prepared and unless your name appears on the list that the editors work from when mailing them, you will not receive a copy. This will be a shame since the magazine will contain a great deal of useful information as well as lots of photographs in gorgeous colour. I look forward to hearing from you!
Eileen Peachey, Membership Secretary

Northern Counties Cat Club

The Club will be holding its AGM on Wednesday, 18 April, 2007, at The Community Centre, Ravensworth Road, Birtley, starting at 7.30pm. Items for the Agenda should be sent to the Hon Secretary at 7 Valeside, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 9LA, no later than 28 March.
Subscriptions for 2007, which became due on 1 January (Single £4, Joint £6, Senior Citizen/Junior £1.50) should be sent to the Hon Treasurer, Mrs M. Donnelly, 56 Tudor Avenue, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE29 0RX.

Your Officers and Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Members and friends a very successful 2007 show season, and we look forward to seeing many of you at the above Annual General Meeting.
Anne Al-Jumaili (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Nor’East of Scotland Cat Club

The 36th All Breeds Championship Show of the Nor’East of Scotland CC (held under GCCF rules) will be held at the Caird Hall, City Square, Dundee DD1 3BB on Saturday, 12 May, 2007.

Schedules will be sent to all Members and last year’s exhibitors. Alternatively, please send a C5 size SAE (35p stamp) to Mr Alan Watt, 7 Woodbank Croft, Westfield, West Lothian EH48 3AT. Tel. 01501 732310. Closing date for entries is 9 April, 2007. The schedule and entry form are also on our website - www.noreastcatclub.co.uk
J. Esslemont (Miss), Show Manager

The Tonkinese Cat Club

I would like to inform Members that our AGM will take place this coming Sunday, 25 March, at St Andrews United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking (near railway station), starting at 2pm.

Refreshments will be available after the AGM, during cat chat time, also a fun competition that would allow you to take home a rich fruit cake. We do hope you will try and come along to enjoy the afternoon with us.

Coral Macey, our Membership Secretary, has asked me, in a nice way, to remind Members that subscriptions for 2007 are now due - Single £6, Joint £8 - please send them to 1 Pilgrim Spring, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6QE.
Vince Macey, Hon Secretary

Colourpoint Cat Club

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Colourpoint Cat Club AGM has been rescheduled from Sunday, 1 April, 2007, and will now be held on Sunday, 15 April, 2007. The venue remains as before, the Canal Tavern, South, Parade, Thorne, Doncaster, commencing at 2pm.
Paperwork will be sent out to all Members prior to the meeting.
Yvette Barber, Hon Secretary


Russian BAC
Please note that the next meeting will be held on 30 May, 2007. Any items for the Agenda need to reach me at least one month prior to this date.

Anyone requiring application forms, etc., can contact me by email on starirussiansmb@aol. com or by mail at Stari House, Leeds Road, Langley Heath, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3JG. Tel. 01622 861176.
Marlene Buckeridge, Secretary


Long Haired and Semi Long Haired Cat Club
This year’s AGM will be held on Sunday, 22 April, 2007 at Otford Village Hall, Otford, Kent TN14 5PQ, at 2.30pm, with refreshments to follow. There will also be a raffle and presentation of trophies after the meeting.

We are pleased to tell you that the well known photographer, Marc Henrie, will be giving a talk on his experiences as a feline photographer, and will give advice to us all about how to take good photographs of our cats. All are welcome, and you don’t have to be a Member of the Club to come along.

AGM papers and directions to the venue will be sent to all Members in due course. Some Committee Members are due for election this year. Anyone else wishing to stand for the Committee should make a signed application in writing with a proposer, who should be a fully paid-up Member of the LH & SLH CC. Nominations should be sent to the Hon Secretary at The Flat, Hailsham Grange, Vicarage Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1BL, as soon as possible.
May I also remind Members that annual subscriptions became due on 1 January, 2007, and are as follows - Single £5, Joint £6, and should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Robin Kempe, at the above address.
Carolyn Kempe (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Shropshire Cat Club

The AGM of the above Club is to be held at The Ashfields Community Lounge, Ashfields, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire TF2 6DT on Sunday, 22 April, 2007, at 1pm. All Members are requests to attend to deal with the Club’s business.

There are four Committee positions vacant. The Officers retiring by rotation are Mrs S. Moreland, Mrs G. Browning, Mrs M. Parkinson, Ms D. North, all of whom are willing to be re-elected, with the exception of Mrs S. Moreland. Anyone wishing to stand for election to the Committee should write to the Secretary confirming their willingness to be nominated, and this letter must be signed by a proposer and seconder, who must be a fully paid-up Member of the Club. Nominations must be received by 1 April, 2007. Any other items for inclusion in the Agenda must also be received by the Secretary by the same date.
G. Browning (Mrs), Secretary

Preston & Blackpool Cat Club

Our AGM will be held on Sunday, 20 May, 2007, at the Kirkham Community Centre, Mill Street, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire PR4 2AN.

Any items for the agenda or nominations for Officers, Delegates or Committee should be sent to me at 35 Sovereign Fold Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 5HX. Tel. 01942 891 505, to arrive by 16 April, 2007.

The AGM will be followed by refreshments and the presentation of cups and trophies won at this year’s show. We hope as many Members as possible will attend as we value your participation.
Also, subscriptions are now due - Single £4, Joint £6, Juniors £2 - and should be sent to Mrs M. Dean, Membership Secretary, 20 Ashdown Drive, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire PR6 7SQ.
Irene Clarke, Hon Secretary

Black Red & Tortie CC, Bi-colour CC and Smoke CS

The AGM’s for the above clubs will take place after the Joint Show on 21 April, 2007. Venue, the Armoury, Greek Street, Stockport.

Due to unforseen circumstances, the TA will not allow any unnamed persons on the premises, therefore if you are attending any one of the AGMs and have not entered the Joint Show, you will not be granted admission unless you have informed the Show Manager in good time. Similarly, the general public will not be allowed into the show. If you are intending visiting the show or accompanying an exhibitor, please let the Show Manager know in good time.

Please email or telephone your details to me on Tel. 0161-624 9275, or email joanbessjet@ aol.com
Joan Smith (Mrs), Show Manager

Red Point & Tortie Point Siamese Cat Club

The AGM will be held at the home of our Secretary, Julia May, 5 Woodgrange Gardens, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 1ES, on Sunday, 24 June, 2007, starting at 2pm.

Please be sure to bring a garden chair, a prize for the raffle and a contribution to the food and drink for the afternoon! Please call (020 8366 4406) or email Julia at jaymay@palantir.co.uk if you are coming!

Could I please ask that any Members currently holding any of the Club’s cups/trophies, please return them to me in a clean condition, prior to the AGM. You are also reminded that the Club presents Title rosettes to Members exhibits, of the Club’s breed, and that these should be claimed in writing to the undermentioned. The last date to claim for this current show season, to enable them to be printed in good time for presentation at the AGM is 22 April.

My telephone number is 01245 474339, my email is johpas.siamese@blueyonder.co.uk
Jackie Reed, Cup & Show Support Secretary

Tortoiseshell & White & Bicolour Cat Club

The AGM of the above Club will be held on 21 April, 2007 at The Armoury, Greek Street, Stockport, after the cat show, at 4pm.

Any nominations or items for the Agenda should be addressed to the Secretary and sent to 6 Second Avenue, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5LS, to arrive as soon as possible.
M. E. Rose (Mrs), Hon Secretary

Manchester & District Cat Club

The AGM of the Manchester & District Cat Club will be held at 2pm on Sunday, 13 May, 2007, at the GH Carnall Leisure Centre, Urmston (our show venue in recent years).

This year, Mrs Emmett has resigned as Hon Treasurer. Mrs Stafford is due to retire as Chairman, but is willing to stand for re-election. Mr Clarke and Mrs Irene Clarke have resigned from the Committee and Mrs Tomlinson, Mrs Paula Clarke and Mrs Spotswood are due to retire from the Committee, but have indicated their willingness to be re-elected. Any nominations for the positions of Chairman and Hon Treasurer, and the Committee positions, all of which must be proposed, seconded and also signed by the Member concerned, must be sent to Miss S. Bohanna at 65 Radclyffe Street, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 0HY, by no later than 25 April, 2007.

Members who have cats that have achieved Grand Champion/Grand Premier, Champion/ Premier or any other such titles in the year 2006 are eligible for special awards, and anyone wishing to register for these should submit claims to Mrs L. Roberts at 30 Sherringham Drive, Godley, Hyde SK14 3SH, by no later than 15 April, 2007. In addition, Members wishing to take part in the annual Valpetina Trophy and Lucy Sutton Household Pet Trophy competitions should ensure that all claims for these are submitted to Mrs Roberts by 15 April, 2007. Mrs Roberts can be contacted for details of these on 0161-366 5187. Please note that the awards will be presented at the AGM, and anyone unable to attend will need to contact a Committee Member to arrange to collect these at a suitable show as we are unable to post them out due to the high cost of doing this.

Annual subscriptions became due on 1 January, 2007 - Joint £6.00, Single £4.00 - and these should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Mrs A. Spotswood, at 15 Burnham Crescent, Reddish, Stockport SK5 6US.
S. Bohanna, Hon Secretary