Langford Vets Discount
Langfords Vets offer all our club members a discount off their normal fee for diagnostic swab testing for blood groups and coat colours.
If you are not aware of the discount code please contact Marcia on firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details.
The London Pet Show
The GCCF is once again involved in the London Pet Show and clubs are invited to
participate by having some very friendly cats there for the public to meet.
The club would like to be represented with a stand and cats. More information
from the Secretary. Places will be
allocated on a first come first served basis.
Dr Ray Wigley has resigned as Editor of the Club's magazine, and we are pleased to announce that former Editor Janet Osborn, who stepped down three years ago, has agreed to resume her old role for the next few issues.
Janet will be circulating all e-mail members in the New Year about the Summer 2012 issue, with advertising rates and other news, but in the meantime her contact details are as follows.
28 South Road
Tel. 0151 625 6641
The Birman Cat Club Raffles 2012
Can I say a big thank you to every one who sent in their stubs for the annual raffle.
The winning tickets, were draw at the Birman Cat Show on November 3rd, by the Deputy Mayor of Rugby.
The first prize went to Julie Johnson, of Sheffield and the second prize to Laura Roberts, from Hyde Cheshire.
A special thank you to those who sent in extra money, Peter and I filled in extra stubs for you all. The raffle raised over £600.
The Special Picture Raffle
A beautiful picture of Grand Premier Kalyani Sweet Kiri, a seal point birman, was given to the Birman Cat Club by the executors of Mrs Dawn Holden following her death.
Mrs Holden was devoted to her cat and wished the picture go to a home where it would be loved and appreciated, and any proceeds to go to the Birman Club. To carry out her wishes I took the picture to the Birman Show. It caused quite a buzz of interest as older exhibitors remembered both the cat and her owner. I discovered from a judge that the cat had been bred by her mother and that she had looked after her when she had been a small kitten. As many of the exhibitors would have liked the picture, a quality canvas framed print, I sold raffle tickets and the picture went home with a very happy Sandra Davis, ofJosanbo Birmans. This raffle raised £84.
EXCITING NEWS FOR PET OWNERS
Following on from the success of the Club's proposal to GCCF Council to extend the Olympian Certificates to Household Pets, it has been agreed by the Birman CC Committee to acknowledge the Pet Birmans and Non Birman Pet cats owned by our members, by creating a Show News section in the Birman Magazine and also on this website for news of achievements in the Pet classes at shows.
There will also be trophies on offer for members' pet cats in the same way as the pedigree cats.
Members are still able to claim for a personalised rosette when their Birman achieves a new title.
At the 2011 AGM it was agreed that members should pay £5 towards the cost of each rosette claimed.
When sending in your claim, please make it clear which title you are claiming for, give the full name and title of your cat as you want it to appear on the rosette tail, enclose a cheque for £5 payable to the Birman Cat Club, and 6 first class stamps if you want your rosette to be posted.
Good luck everyone!
183 Longlands Road
020 8309 1586