Board Liaison For Annual Events
The annual events committee is responsible for the organization of the annual awards show and convention as well as the annual board meeting.
|Board Liaison||Director, Hosting Region|
The purpose of the genetics committee is to advise the board of directors in any matter relating to breeds, breeding, colors, deformities or any other matter in the field of genetics.
Household Pet Committee
The primary goal of the household pet committee is to facilitate and advance TICA's outreach to - and ensure the inclusion of - household pets and their owners as equals with pedigreed cats and their owners, both in the show rings, and in levels of respect within the cat fancy. Additionally, our goal is to educate TICA members and the general public that owning a household pet can be as rewarding as owning a pedigreed cat.
|Board Liaison||Francine Hicks|
|Laura & Ron Heineck|
International Development Committee
The goal of the international development committee is to promote TICA membership, to encourage judging applicants, to assist regional directors in the development of new areas and to report to the board of directors any problems or issues pertaining to areas not yet organized as TICA regions.
Junior Exhibitor Committee
The TICA junior exhibitor committee was formed to develop, test and refine a TICA junior exhibitor program that will attract, engage and educate youthful exhibitors under the age of 18 by exposing TICA junior exhibitors to both competition and a continuing educational process as they work their way through six levels of achievement.Goals of the TICA JE program:
- Educate and mentor JR exhibitors.
- Inspire and honor JR exhibitor's with trophies and awards.
- Grow the number of TICA junior members.
- Create a JR exhibitor community of practice through online discussion groups.
- Make alliances with other animal husbandry-based youth programs.
- Support feline health and care. secure the future of TICA and the cat fancy.
|GL Regional Liaison||Heather Pedersen|
|MA Regional Liaison||Susan Adler|
|MP Regional Liaison||Debbie Prince|
|NW Regional Liaison||Alex Marinets|
|NE Regional Liaison||Sue Cherau|
|SC Regional Liaison||Lanna Edmonds|
|SE Regional Co-Liaisons||Bonnie Charvet|
|SW Regional Liaison||Joyce Pierce|
|EW Regional Liaison||Darren Dono|
The legal committee advises TICA regarding legal matters and conducts the initial review of complaints and disciplinary matters.
Marketing and Business Development
Let TICA market your business and products. TICA is devoted to building your business right along with growing our own. That makes for a win-win partnership together. Contact our Director of Marketing to find out the specific unique opportunities available to your company/business. We can tailor your advertising/sponsorship package to meet your needs. After all, TICA is worldwide and is the pulse of the 93.2 million owned cats in the U.S. and that says there are sure a great many cat loves to reach.
|Director of Marketing & Business Development||Roeann Fulkerson
The publications committee is responsible for the publication of the membership magazine TICA trend and the TICA yearbook.
|Board Liaison||Cheryl Hogan|
The mission of the rules committee is to review all proposed amendments to the by-laws, show rules, registration rules and standards of the association, to note other rules affected by the proposed change and to ensure that the proper terms are used to convey the meaning intended and to ensure uniformity of terminology throughout the by-laws, show rules and standards of the association.
|Board Liaison||Liz Hansen|
Feline Welfare Committee
The main purpose of the feline welfare committee (FWC) is to deal with issues and complaints dealing with feline welfare. The FWC has other projects that the members are working on. We are working on a new breeder packet that will be available through the EO for new breeders. We will be starting a series of articles about the different aspects of feline welfare. these articles will possibly be published in the TICA trend or on the TICA website. All the FWC members are promoting the voluntary responsible breeder program/cattery of excellence program. The FWC committee is also working with TICA's rescue committee on several educational items.
|Board Liaison||Susan Adler|