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Newsletter Vol.110: May 2019


From the President's Desk: A Message from TICA President Vickie Fisher

VickieFisherWelcome TICA friends to our May newsletter.

A few reminders this month. The TICA Spring 2019 Board Meeting will take place May 17-19, 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Harlingen, TX. The agenda can be found here. Please send any concerns, questions or input to newsletter@tica.org.

Also, if you haven’t already, remember to renew your 2019-2020 TICA Membership by June 30.

As we continue to grow and expand into new areas, I thank you for your continued support and help in creating the fun and friendships that make TICA unique! 

 


In This Issue

REMINDER: A New Season is Here, Renew Your TICA Membership Today!Judges Announced for TICA 40th Annual Awards & Allbreed and Household Pet Cat ShowTICA 40th Annual Awards & Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show UpdateTICA and America’s Family Pet Expo Celebrate Another Successful Event and Announces 2020 Event DatesMEMBERS AT WORK: LondonCats Cat Extravanganza Winn May 2019 UpdateTICA Regional Updates


REMINDER: A New Season is Here, Renew Your TICA Membership Today!

The deadline to renew your 2019-2020 TICA Membership is June 30, 2019. Those who miss the June 30 deadline will be ineligible to vote in the October election. 

Renew now through one of these easy methods:
TDS Online - Log into your account here and click the "membership" menu to renew or Download the form here

TICA Membership is truly the beginning of a journey for many people. In addition to the many tangible benefits, you will discover a new family and friendships with fellow cat lovers. Don't miss out on all the fun. Renew your membership today!


TICA AnnualJudges Announced for TICA 40th Annual Awards & Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show

The TICA Mid Pacific Region and Jazzy Cats Cat Club announced a spectacular line up of judges for this year’s TICA 40th Annual Awards & Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show.

Judges for this year’s event include; Yvonne Patrick, Edith Mary Smith, Aline Noel-Garel, Fate Mays, Carlos Lopez, Laurie Schiff, Hisae Tasaki, Karen Stinson, Theresa Kempton, James Armel, Asa Broing, Jamie Christian, Brenda Russo and Debbie Prince. Click here for entry information.

In addition, judges for the Ragdoll and Bengal Congress are as follows:

The Ragdoll Congress, hosted by Ragdoll Party International Congress (RPIC) will be held Friday, August 30. The Congress will be judged by Edith Mary Smith, Karen Stinson, and Debbie Prince. 

The Bengal Congress, hosted by “On Safari” will be held on Friday, August 30. The Congress will be judged by LindaJean Grillo, Adriana Kajon, and Steven Corneille. 

Click here for entry information to both the Ragdoll and Bengal Congress.


TICA 40th Annual Awards & Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show Update

Jazzy actsJazzy Cats, the Mid Pacific Region, and Dr. Elsey’s are gearing up for a TICA 40th Annual Awards & Allbreed and Household Pet Cat Show like no other! Following are the latest announcements and opportunities available to this years event: 

Breed Booths Available: Breed booths can be purchased for $200 by an individual or group. Booths include a 10’x10’ space at the Rio in Las Vegas. To purchase booths via Paypal or additional information, please contact Gloria Mahan at jazzycats2000@sbcglobal.net.

Sponsorship Opportunities: To help support the TICA Mid Pacific Region and Jazzycats keep event expenses at bay, the following sponsorship packages are available:

  • Associate Sponsorship ($250) are available for groups such as a breed group or club.
  • Individual Sponsorship ($25)
  • Judge Sponsorships (any denomination) in support of a specific judge.
  • General Donations (any denomination)

All sponsorships and donations will be acknowledged on the Jazzycats Annual website jazzycats2019.com, on a banner displayed in the show hall/judge’s ring, and in the show catalog.

To purchase a sponsorship package or for additional information please contact Gloria Mahan at jazzycats2000@sbcglobal.net.

Scooters Available: To help visitors and exhibitors maneuver the long distance between the show hall and hotel rooms, Jazzycats will be offering electric scooter rentals. Prices range from $40/day to $130 for five-seven days. Those interested in reserving a scooter can contact Gloria Mahan at jazzycats2000@sbcglobal.net.

Please visit jazzycats2019.com for more information on the annual, news on new events planned, hotel information, and everything you need to know to celebrate this wonderful season with your TICA Family!


APETICA and America’s Family Pet Expo Celebrate Another Successful Event and Announces 2020 Event Dates

iamMoshow copyFor the sixth consecutive year, TICA participated last month in the America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, CA. The event was a huge success and with TICA’s involvement has built up over the years to become one of the most anticipated events for cat lovers on the West Coast. As a result, TICA has already agreed to host the feline portion of the 2020 event that will be held April 24-26, 2020.

The audience this year covered all ages and all aspects of life and the feline portion of the expo covered all of them. Highlights to this year’s cat portion included appearances by Instagram sensation, cat rapper iAmMoshow who rapped twice daily about the virtues of our beloved cats. Meet & Greet opportunities were also held daily, delighting avid fans, some encounters even brought tears to either the fan or to iAmMoshow.

Another popular attraction was the massive Maine Coon “Ben Cartwright” who left visitors in awe.

One of the most successful events incorporated a series of 'fun rings’ held throughout the show that asked exhibitors to compete for imaginative titles based on a series of criteria, including the cat with the longest tail, sexiest eyes, coolest coat and happiest cat. Show visitors in the audience served as judges. This served as being popular by all.

KatKnappers Cat Club also held various educational opportunities, including breed booths that educated the public on each breed and included “pet me” cats. Special discussions that taught visitors about the various types of feline coats, textures, and patterns, and in-depth breed presentations by Mid Atlantic Regional Director Anthony Hutcherson were held throughout the three-day event that allowed visitors a much-anticipated opportunity to pet each breed discussed. Litter Matches of kittens starting at 12 weeks were also held to assist future breeders with learning breed standards.

A Parade of Champions and then Best in Show wrapped up the 17-ring championship show and special weekend of events.


MEMBERS AT WORK: LondonCats Cat Extravanganza

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What a successful weekend for LondonCats! Great teamwork with Steven Meserve and the band of merry men and women that supported the production of this #CatExtravaganza at Tobacco Dock in Central London! Watch interviews from the show by clicking photos above.

Held earlier this month, LondonCats International Show and Expo was a two-day cat show that took place in Tobacco, London, UK. Judges from around the world assessed seven rings daily as well as Best in Show. The event, dubbed “Cat Extravaganza” also included celebrity cats, feline Instagram sensations, cat agility in addition to Best in Show.


Winn May 2019 Update

The 41st Annual Winn Symposium will be held on June 26, 2019 in Verona, NY. Winn has two great presentations scheduled with a reception to follow. Come join them in learning, networking and fun! Click here for more information and to register.

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Winn Feline Foundation Grant Review Committee met in Chandler, AZ on March 15, 2019. They worked hard and were very pleased to make recommendations to the WFF Board of Directors for approval of more than $307,000 in grant awards supporting 16 grants in this cycle. The WFF Board of Directors voted in favor of the recommendations. This is the largest amount ever awarded and the largest number of grants supported to date, so everyone is very happy and proud of the work Winn is doing with the support of its donors, sponsors and volunteers. Be on the lookout for the press release giving more details soon.

Upcoming Winn Education Track. Winn Feline Foundation is very happy to announce our education track that will be held on June 21 and 22 in partnership with TICA. Winn thanks Anthony Hutcherson and Dr. Vicki Thayer for their hard work on pulling these great speakers and sessions together. It will be something not to miss.

Winn Feline Foundation Symposium: “PURRsuing FIP and WINNing"  
Join Winn for an interactive presentation and panel discussion concerning topics and updates on FIP. This event will be held November 16 and 17 at UC Davis. Be on the lookout for more details.


Regional UpdateTICA Regional Updates

Click here to read updates on the following TICA Regions:


TICA Europe North Regional Update:

CEU Fest Coming Soon! The TICA EN Region is excited to announce there will be a CEU Fest, May 24-25 in Frankfurt, Germany. The event will include a judging school, a judge's conference, a genetics seminar, 2-3 breed seminars and possibly a clerking school. More details on specific seminars will be announced soon. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/215582969347299/


TICA Great Lakes Regional Update:

Treasury Balance: As of April 30 the TICA GL Region has a total of $2443.86 (with another $81.33 pending transfer from PP).

TICA Great Lakes Regional Fundraiser Update: As of April 30, the GL Regional Fundraiser that earns the winner a free entry into ALL Great Lakes shows next season and a Sturdi carrier has raised more than $900! The TICA GL Region would like to extend a big thank you to all who donated. Winner will be announced May 7, 2019.

In Memoriam: It is with great sadness that the TICA GL Region reports the loss of Dr. Jane Swanson  (Swanskovkats Norwegian Forest Cats) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Planned Parenthood or the Humane Society of Greater Rochester.

Mark your calendar for the following shows/events:

  • Prairie State Cat Club, June 8-9 in Franklin Park, IL
  • Buckeye Ohio Rollers Cat Club, July 20-21 in Medina, OH
  • Glass CiTICAts, August 16-18 in Dayton, OH (REGIONAL)
  • Cats Rule Cat Club, September 14-15 in Racine, WI 

Sponsorship Opportunities: 

  • TICA GL Regional Award Sponsorships. A preliminary lists of cats to sponsor for the GL Regional Awards will be available in Racine, WI or you can contact her now to sponsor your favorite cats. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can contact Chris Unangst.at chris.unangst@gmail.com.
  • Show the GL Region Support with TICA 2019 Annual GL Judge Sponsorships. Great Lakes judges Edith-Mary Smith and Jamie Christian have been named TICA 2019 Annual judges. The GL Region is seeking to raise $700/ring. Those interested in helping sponsor them can send donations to ticaglpaypal@gmail.com

Get Ready for the 2022 TICA Annual – GREAT LAKES! Proposals and bids due by the 2019 Annual in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 31 - September 1, 2019.
 
2019 Election – Great Lakes Regional Director: Those considering running for GL Regional Director must have been a TICA member and be in good standing for at least 2-years prior to the election. Members are eligible to vote who are at least 18 years of age, a TICA member in good standing, a member for at least 6-months prior to the election. NEW RULES: There is a 30-day voting period and candidates must declare from June 1-July 31, 2019.


TICA Mid Pacific Region Regional Update:

Mark your calendar for the following shows/events:

  • 40th Annual TICA Awards and Allbreed Cat Show, hosted by Jazzy Cats Cat Club, August 30-Sept. 1 in Las Vegas Nevada.
  • Mid Pacific Regional, hosted by Sophisticats Cat Club July 13-14 all in one at the Ramada Hotel and Casino in Reno Nevada. Click here for additional information on the banquet and show.
  • Cats and Sin City Allbreed Cat Show, October 26-27 in Henderson Nevada. A12-ring show with a fun Halloween theme. Click here to enter the show.

Congratulations! The Mid Pacific Region would like to send a joyful congratulations to all of their Regional Winners, thank them for supporting and representing the Region in such beautiful style. Keep an eye on the MP Facebook group and Yahoo list for details on how to sponsor your favorite cat, kitten, alter or HHP/HHPK.


TICA Northeast Region Regional Update:

Membership Report: The TICA NE Region keeps on growing! As of March 2019, the Northeast Region is home to 850 members. 

Thank You & Congratulations:  As the 2018-2019 show season draws to a close, the NE Region thanks Nauticats, Canuck Cat Club and Catsachusetts for hosting 3 fabulous shows in April. Hats off to all judges, clerks, exhibitors, show management, sponsors and spectators for making this such a fun and fabulous year for the NE Region. Congratulations to all; a toast to the end of one season and the start of the next!

Mark your calendar for the following shows/events:

  • Clawsome Cats, June 15-16 in Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Cats Ahoy Cat Club: REGIONAL SHOW AND BANQUET, July 13-14 in Windsor, CT
  • Canuck Cat Club, Sept 14-15 in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nauticats, Sept 21-22 in Augusta, Maine

NE May Member Spotlight: Christian Cherau
Christian Cherau is a proud TICA Northeast Member, having grown up around cats, feline enthusiasts and TICA. He started showing at 9-years old after urging his mother to show their doll face Persian at the Providence, RI pet expo in 2004. Since then, he has shown numerous Household Pets, Himalayans, Persians, and Japanese Bobtails. Christian and his mother Sue helped found the Junior Exhibitor Program as it exists today, and Christian was proud to complete the program. He has goals of becoming a TICA Judge once his life allows him to. Christian has been involved with show productions for 10-plus years. Starting off with Cats on the Beach Cape Cod shows, he now works with several clubs across the region as show manager, entry clerk, master clerk, and/or gopher. Christian is also proud to have been involved in several major successful TICA events, including Meet the Breeds in New York City and show managing the 2014 TICA Annual in Worcester. He endeavors to keep the fancy growing by reaching out to potential new exhibitors at vibrant TICA shows and encouraging existing exhibitors to help keep the cat fancy growing and healthy for future generations. He would love to revive the days of massive centre city shows in the Northeast hubs of Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and New York City to bring TICA felines to an even bigger audience. Outside the cat world, Christian works in Trading Operations for a mutual fund in Downtown Boston and enjoys time either taking advantage of the opportunities living in Boston provides or soaking up sunshine on the bay and beaches of Rhode Island. The TICA NE Region thanks Christian for being such an invaluable resource and passionate feline advocate.


TICA Northwest Regional Update:

Mark your calendar for the following shows/events:

  • Commencement Cat Club, June 8-9 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, Blue Pavillion, in Chehalis , Washington.
  • Garden City Cat Club, June 22-23 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney , British Columbia, Canada. For more information go to http://ghuber-ivil.tripod.com/gardencitycatclub/flyer.html
    The Maine Event, TICA NW Regional, August 2-4 in Spokane WA. For more information go to http://aug.maineevent.org 

TICA South American Region Regional Update:

TICA SA Regional Awards Banquet Update. This year the TICA SA Region will hold only one Regional Awards Banquet. The event, hosted by TICADICCTION CAT CLUB, will be held on August 10 in Medellin, Colombia along with their 3-day show. The event coincides with the traditional Fiesta de las Flores in Medellin. The Fiesta is a beautiful event that attracts many people to see the city colored with flowers. The TICA SA Region is excited to include their fun, felines and friendship along with this special party.


TICA South Central Region Regional Update:

Mark your calendar for the following shows/events:

  • Kansas City Cat Club, May 18-19 in Kansas City, KS
  • Yellow Rose Cat Club, June 15-16- in Amarillo, TX
  • Austin Cat Fanciers, June 29 in Temple, TX
  • SC Regional hosted by Red River Rascals, August 3-4 in Stillwater, OK
  • Fort Worth Feline Fanciers, August 24 in Mesquite, TX
  • TICA Annual sponsored by Jazzycats, August 31-September 1 in Las Vegas, NV

Regional Awards: Be on the look out for information about the SC Regional Awards and sponsorships. Information will be out very soon. 

TICA membership dues and club charter renewals are due now.

TICA Spring Board meeting is May 16-18, 2019: The agenda for the Spring Board meeting can be found here. Please send any concerns, questions or input to Vicki Jo Harrison at vjhtx@aol.com.


TICA Southwest Region Regional Update:

TICA Spring Board meeting is May 16-18, 2019.  The agenda for the Spring Board meeting can be found here. Please send your concerns, questions and input to Canie Brooks at canie.brooks@gmail.com 



Upcoming Events:

  • CEU Fiesta! May 25-26 in Albuquerque, NM.  All are welcome. Contact Vickie Fisher at coonquest@gmail.com or Canie Brooks at canie.brooks@gmail.com for more information.
  • Socal Exotica Cat Club, June 22-23 at the Masonic Lodge in Arcadia, CA
  • SW Regional show and Banquet, hosted by America's Finest Felines and Surf-N-Turf, July 26, 27 & 28 at the Masonic Lodge in Arcadia, CA. Banquet to be held at the Monrovian in Monrovia, CA 

TICA SW Regional Website: The Southwest Region's website is located at: www.ticasw.com. If you would like to be listed in the “Members” section, please send your information to Canie Brooks at canie.brooks@gmail.com.

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