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Bedford & District Cat Club
The AGM will be held on Sunday, 24 June, 2007, at 2pm, at The Orchard, Bedford Road (Park Lane), Pertenhall MK44 2AL. Food will be provided.

All Members are welcome, but please let me know if you are coming.
Subscriptions were payable on 1 January. if you have not paid, please send to the Treasurer, Les Moore, 251 High Street South, Dunstable, Beds LU6 3HY.
Di Birtwistle, Secretary

Caledonian LH Cat Club

The AGM was held on 22 April in the Lomond Centre, Glenrothes.
The elected Officers are: Chairman - Mr D. Barclay; Vice-Chairman - Mr J. Whitson; Secretary - Mrs R. Thomson; Treasurer - Miss E. Hillis. Committee - N. Balfour-Christie, P. MacGregor, J. Barclay, R. Lenette, M. Laird, J. Grubb and I. Walker.

Subscriptions are to be raised, but not until 2008, so for this year the cost is still - Single £3.50, Joint £5 and Junior £1. The £1 joining fee no longer applies. Subscriptions are due for renewal on 1st June, and should be sent to me at 2 Oakbank Place, Perth PH1 1HQ.
Ruth L. Thomson (Mrs), Secretary/ Membership Secretary

Shorthair Cat Club of Scotland

The Best in Section winners at our show on 17 March, 2007 were:
British - Mrs A. Wandby’s Gr Ch Mewsos Rory Macgregor (15c); Foreign - Miss F. Sykes’ Imp Gr Pr Shoelina Rostropovich (16a); Burmese - Mr & Mrs C. Rowley’s UK & Imp Gr Ch Papagena Tom Tucker (27d); Oriental - Mr C. Dryden’s Pippastro Talladega Nights (62 18a); Siamese/Balinese - Mr S. Buchan’s Keelokan Kaikai (32 5); Household Pet - Miss N. Sattar’s Candy, SH Tortie & White.
Sarah Davidson, Joint Show Manager

Siamese Cat Society of Scotland

The AGM of the Society was held on Sunday, 22 April in the Glenfarg Hotel, Glenfarg, Perthshire. In the morning, Dr Bruce Bennett held a Seminar covering the evolution of the Siamese cat, which held his audience spellbound and led to a lively discussion. There followed a very enjoyable buffet lunch, followed by the meeting.

There was a very good turnout, including the Society President, Mrs Grace Denny, who had flown up from Norfolk to be present. The Chair was taken by the Acting Chairman, who had his position ratified during the meeting, as had Mrs Maureen Robb, who had been co-opted to the Committee during the year. The three Committee Members who had been selected to retire by rotation, Mrs Pat Shand, Alex Gibson and George Shand, were re-elected unopposed. The fill the fourth vacancy, Carol Picton was elected from the meeting. A new Constitution was adopted, subject to one or two amendments.

A raffle was held which raised in excess of £70. Copies of the Schedule for the Show, which will be held on Saturday, 30 June in the Lomond Centre, Glenrothes, were on hand.
Ian H. Morrison, Chairman

Tabby Colourpoint Cat Club

At the recent AGM, the following were confirmed: President - Monika Forster; Vice-President - Betty Shingleton; Chairman - Des Prestidge; Secretary - Ray Jones; Treasurer - Jean Jones; Membership Secretary - Carolyn Davies; Magazine Editor - Monika Forster; Committee Members - Bob & Doreen Rouse, Steve & Annie Hill, Val Prestidge, John & Jane Emery.

If you have not yet paid your subscription, please would you send this to Carolyn Davies, The Flat, 2 Station Road, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berks RG17 9UP. New members welcome.
Ray Jones, Hon Secretary

Exotic Shorthair Cat Society

Preparation of the ESCS Summer Newsletter is well under way, but it’s still not too late to send me your adverts, articles and news, etc.

Please send anything you may think may be of interest to me at the usual address - Far Hilltop Farm, Blagill, Alston, Cumbria CA9 3NB. Email: Erriseask@aol.com. Tel. 01434 382898. Adverts are charged at £5 per quarter page. Cheques should be made payable to Exotic Shorthair Cat Society. Final date for copy is 1 May, 2007.
Jerry Munroe, Newsletter Editor

Somerset Cat Club

Would exhibitors attending our forthcoming show on 2 June, 2007, please note the following changes to Mrs Ashman’s classes.

Classes 14, 15 and 16, now Mrs L. Martin. Classes 3, 4, 21, 22 and 23, now Ms J. Clare.
Elaine Robinson, Joint Show Manager



Tortie, Tortie & White and Bi-colour BAC
The BAC is holding a Seminar on Sunday, 1 July 2007 at Whytall Village Hall, Whytall, near Birmingham, starting at 1.30pm. Vetting-in for those bringing cats is at 12 noon with time from 12.30pm for those Probationer Judges who wish to do an assessment before the Seminar proper begins. Light refreshments will be served during the afternoon.

The theme for the Seminar will be ‘Intermingled and Patched Coats’, focussing on the Blue-Cream and the Tortoiseshell Persians.

There will also be an introduction to the new colours of Bi-colour/Tortie and White for which the BAC will be seeking recognition following the Seminar. Breeders of the new colours, Blue and Odd-Eyed Bi & Tri-colours, Silver Tabby & White, Smoke & White and Cameo & White will also have an opportunity to comment on the Registration Policies and Standard of Points for these colours before they are finished.

Tickets for the Seminar, price £6, can be obtained from me at 43 Crayford Way, Dartford DA1 4JY. There will be no charge for anyone bringing a cat. However, those bringing cats are reminded that they must obey the 13 day rule as for shows and will be required to complete and sign the usual show declaration on the day.
Keith Scruton, BAC Secretary

Foreign BAC

A Seminar featuring cats in the Foreign Section is to be held on 13 May, 2007 at 1st Leighton Buzzard Scout Centre, Grovebury Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4SW.

The breeds being represented are Bengal, Egyptian Mau, Korat, Russian Blue, Snowshoe, Sphynx and Thai.

I am sure the afternoon will prove both interesting and informative, not only to full judges and candidates on the schemes, but also to breeders and exhibitors alike.

The afternoon starts with lunch at approximately 12 noon. The Seminar will commence at 1pm, finishing no later than 4pm.

If you are interested in attending, tickets, which include lunch, will be £8.50. If you require a receipt or directions to the venue, please enclose an SAE. Could you also advise if you are vegetarian. It would also be helpful to know which breed(s) you are interested in so I can make an even mix within each group.

Please apply to Hilary Dean, 37 Alfred Road, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent CT7 9NJ. Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Miss H. Rayner.
Hilary Dean

Persian Smoked Tipped BAC

Please note that I have recently taken over the role of Secretary of this BAC. Correspondence and applications for the judging and stewarding scheme for the BAC should be sent to me at 5 Cedar Court, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QJ. Tel. 01223 410634. Email e.merchant@btinternet.com
Ed Merchant