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April 17, 2020

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TICA Virtual Show Updates

The designated website, www.virtualcatshows.com, is now up and running. This site will serve as the central point for all virtual show information and will be updated on a daily basis. 

Planning for the International Show will begin next week and five more Regions announced details for shows this week.

In This Issue 

TICA Virtual Show Updates | TICA’s Kat Knappers Cat Club Spreads TICA’s Message to Local Kids | Tired of Traveling Outside of Norway to Attend Events, Agneta Canpolat Creates Fire and Ice Cat Club | TICA Essential Worker Spotlight | WINN Feline Foundation Offers April 30 Webinar | Enter TICA’s “Glamour Guy/Gal” Photo Contest to Win Cat Grooming Care Package from PetKing Brands | How To Draw A Basic Cat Sitting | April 10 Contest Winners “What on Earth Are They Up to All Day”

Entries are officially open for the following TICA Regions:

April 25-26, 2020

South Central Region TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: 6 April 

Entries Close: 19 April
Enter Here: https://bit.ly/2RdPfeX
Fees: $10/entry fee (regular rings) | $5/entry fee (fun rings) | $5 Vendor | $15 Sponsor
Paypal Link: Missioncitycc@Aol.Com
FAQS, Info & Fees: https://bit.ly/2JLRS3j

Mid-Pacific Region TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020

Entries Open: 8 April
Entries Close: 23 April 

Enter Here: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/kb0W4nmASa76Mv
Entry Clerk: Shauntay Burris Shauntayburris@Hotmail.com

May 2-3, 2020

SouthEast Region TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: 10 April 

Entries Close: 30 April 

Enter Here: Https://Bit.Ly/3axm0vg
Fees: $10/Entry Fee (Regular) | $5/Entry Fee (Juniors & Fun Rings)

Paypal Link: Seregiontres@Gmail.Com
Checks: Tica South East

Mail To: Guy Allis, 121 Thames Lane, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Entry Clerk: Teresa Carroll-Childers Teresa6cc@Aol.Com

Show Organizer: Sally Patch Owhlfold@Msn.Com

SouthWest Region TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: 11 April
Entries Close: 29 April

Enter Here: shorturl.at/wEFPS

Payment Info: $5/entry fee
Paypal address: paypal@ticasw.com

May 9-10, 2020

Great Lakes TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: April 6-May 7 
Judging: May 9 
Results Announced: May 11
Fees: $5/entry (and every 5 entries get you one FREE)
Junior Exhibitors - FREE (see details on entry form)
Click here for additional information and to enter.
Entry Clerk & JE Judge: Chris Unangst, chris.unangst@gmail.com
Show Manager: Liz Brown, drlizhansen@gmail.com

Mid Atlantic Region TICA Virtual Show 2020
Show Date: May 9-10
Entry Close: May 7 @ 9 PM EST
Judging on May 9-10
Enter Here: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/cbZIkaGcfSlbh
Fees: $10/entry fee for TICA Traditional Ring
$5/entry fun ring or $1/entry fun ring with Traditional Ring Entry

Asia East & West Region TICA Virtual Show 2020
Entries Open: 11 April

Entries Close: 3 May

Enter Here: https://jinshuju.net/f/8jOs3q

Entry Clerk: Karen Kuo 1247058401@Qq.Com

May 16-17, 2020

Northeast Region – Stay tuned, information to come.
Northwest Region - Stay tuned, information to come

May 23-24, 2020

Europe North, South, West TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: 10 April
Entries Close: 20 May

Enter Here: https://bit.ly/3aTZw7H
Fees: €10/cat | €25/3 cats (regular rings) | €2.50/cat | €6/3 cats (fun rings)

Paypal Link: Penningmeester@catsandtulips.nl
Bank: NL44INGB0008242579 Cats and Tulips

Entry Clerk: Sarah Louise Walker Bouclesselkirkrex@gmail.com
Show Organizer: Desiree Alderliesten Alderliestendesiree@gmail.com

Please note, virtual cat shows are not official TICA shows. Each event is a FUNdraising activity for the region which is for fun only, no TICA titles or points will be awarded. Virtual Ribbons will be awarded.


Kat Knappers story

TICA’s Kat Knappers Cat Club Spreads TICA’s Message to Local Kids 

Working with the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside, CA, TICA’s Kat Knappers Cat Club donated more than four hundred 2018 Siamese coloring books and crayons to the center to provide take-home learning opportunities for critter-loving kids.

Aside from giving homeless pets food and shelter, providing fun and entertaining educational packages to kids while they are asked to stay at home is paramount.

TICA thanks Kat Knappers Cat Club for extending TICA’s generosity to help kids stay occupied and informed during this unprecedented time. Your compassion shows no limits.

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Tired of Traveling Outside of Norway to Attend Events, Agneta Canpolat Creates Fire and Ice Cat Club

After showing cats at TICA events for nearly 10 years, Agneta Canpolat was tired of have to fly to attend shows. Other than those hosted by the TICA Denmark club Vikingcats, Norway had not hosted a show in the past eight years.
After attending a show in January, Agneta decide it was time to do something about it and bring a TICA club and show to Sweden. Norway had already had shows in the past, but until now, even while there are a couple clubs in Sweden, they haven’t been successful in arranging events.

With the help of TICA Europe North Regional Director Liesbeth van Mullem and friends Katharina Krenn, Nicki Fenwick-Raven, and Nicky Goulter the Fire and Ice Cat Club was formed, with the intent to host a show in Sweden.
Agneta found a venue in the picturesque town of Uppsala, close to both the Stockholm and Arlanda airports. She invited Monica Darny, Åsa Broing and Nicki Fenwick-Raven as judges. Finticat helped by loaning judge cages and tables. Their secretary also helped Agneta plan the show. Lorraine Shelton offered to come from the USA to serve as Master Clerk and run a clerking school and a genetic seminar.

The first TICA Fire and Ice Cat Club is planned for July 11-12 at the Uppsala Boulehall in Uppsala Sweden. The event will serve as the first TICA show in Sweden.

Excited by hosting TICA cat shows in Sweden, Agneta has already started planning three shows for the 2021-2022 season, set for show halls in Alingsås and Borlänge.

Jonna Inman TICA Thank You

TICA Essential Worker Spotlight:

TICA Thanks South Central Regional Member Jonna Inman for Keeping Us Safe and Enjoying Cat Shows

At the center of the coronavirus pandemic, there are those who go into work each day to keep us safe. Essential workers, such as health-care professionals, firefighters, police officers, janitorial workers, grocery store employees, and delivery persons, continue working tirelessly to serve others.

TICA wants to recognize all the hard working individuals out there that are putting their health at risk for us every single day! Each week we will highlight a member from a different TICA Region who is working to keep us safe. This week TICA extends a big Thank You and shines the spotlight on TICA South Central member Jonna Inman.

Jonna has been a Family Nurse Practitioner at North Medical Clinic and North County Hospital in Kansas for the past nine years and has been a Nurse Practitioner for 23 years.

Jonna  breeds Havanna Browns and Singapura cats and is an active member in the TICA Kansaskatz Cat Club, Kansas City Cat Club, Yellow Rose Cat Cub, and High Country Cat Club. She also serves as a TICA South Central Deputy Regional Director representing the state of Kansas. 

Jonna, along with Jackie Rose, were the masterminds behind creating and implementing TICA’s virtual shows when stay-at-home orders were called for most of the world. They devised the plan as a means to bring members and fanciers together while also raising much-needed funds for Regions at the same time. Jonna has worked with all the regional representatives to organize every show. She is also the representative for the South Central Region, and is one of the show planners for the South Central virtual show on April 25-26.

Join us in thanking Jonna! 


Winn Webinar

WINN Feline Foundation Offers April 30 Webinar PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: What we know today

Did you know the once fatal FIP virus is now treatable? It’s no longer a death sentence for our cats.  

Join TICA, CFA, and the Winn Feline Foundation on April 30 from 1-2 pm EDT to get answers to your questions about Feline Infectious Peritonitis. Brought to you by our friends at Dr. Elsey’s Cat Products, the webinar PURRsuing FIP and WINNing: What we know today, will discuss what the latest research has uncovered in curing, treatment, and prevention.

Please submit questions to fip@winnfelinefoundation.org and visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3151992379801323533 to reserve your spot at the webinar.

TICA Feb 17 Contest

Enter TICA’s “Glamour Guy/Gal” Photo Contest to Win Cat Grooming Care Package from PetKing Brands, $75 U.S. value

Two Finalists to Receive TICA Tote Bags

This week’s TICA Good News contest is looking for your cat’s best glam shot.

TICA members can enter by emailing a high resolution – 300 dpi preferred –photo along with a catchy caption, your name, your cats name, breed, TICA Region, and club name to newsletter@tica.org. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

One grand prize winner and two finalists will be chosen at random and featured with other top entries in the April 24 issue of TICA’s GOOD NEWSletter and on TICA social media pages. The grand prize winner will receive a Cat Grooming Care Package from PetKing Brands, complete with ZYMOX shampoo, leave-on conditioner, ear cleaner and brushless toothpaste gel, a $75 U.S. value. Two finalists will also be chosen and each receive a TICA tote bag.

CONTEST RULES: 1. Animals and humans in the photos and the photos themselves must be owned/taken by you. If the animals aren’t yours, you must have written and signed permission from the owners. You cannot enter the contest for someone else. 2. Send only previously non-published photos and photos that have not won previous photo contests. (Photos must not have appeared before in a print publication.) 3. All entries must include a caption, your name, email address, phone number, and the pets’ name and breed (if known). 4. Finalist photos will be judged based on production values (in focus, good lighting, high enough resolution — 300 dpi preferred), adherence to the themes and appeal. 5. You must be 18 or older to enter. Employees and relatives of The International Cat Association (TICA) are not eligible to enter. 6. Winners will be announced the following week in TICA’s GOOD NEWSletter. Winners will also be posted on our social media. TICA will have the rights to use all entry photos and winners’/pets’ names, city/state/country plus any text provided in all print media, websites or social media owned in perpetuity by TICA. 7. The photo contest is open to all TICA members. 8. Void where prohibited by law. 9. You must be a member of TICA.

How To Draw A Basic Cat Sitting

If you love cats then you’ll love this YouTube video that will teach you how to draw a basic cat sitting. Don’t think you have the talent? Well, if you can draw basic shapes like circles, then you can draw a cat! Thanks to Art a la Carte, this video will show you how to draw a sitting cat using gesture drawing. This activity is great for kids and beginning artists. They show you step-by step, so you won’t miss out. Happy Drawing!

April 10 Contest

April 10 Contest Winners “What on Earth Are They Up to All Day”

We're excited to announce the winners of TICA’s April 10 “What on Earth Are They Up to All Day” photo contest. Click here to see the adorable winning photos.

The Grand prize winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate from Chris the Cat good toward any Go Cat Feather Toys and two finalists will each receive a Doc & Phoebe No Bowl Feeding System, $20 value.

Stay well and safe. TICA urges you to please stay home for your safety as well as others!

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