CFA Region 3
Region 3 News:
REGIONAL AWARDS SHOW AND BANQUET
The Regional Awards Show and Awards Banquet was held in
2006 Awards Program . Belinda Ernest, Sue Thompson, Lonnie Hoover
Master of Ceremonies ..John Chapman
Awards Announcers John Chapman and Barbara Hoffmann
Walk of Stars, Parade of Grands . .Dennis Allen
On the Road Again ... . .. Sue Riley/Mark Henrichs
Awards.... . Jan Rogers
Ribbons & Rosettes .. ...Donna Hinton
Decorations ..Sheila Haskins, Betsy Gaither, Chris Willingham
Banquet Seating ...Belinda Ernest, Betsy Gaither
Art Work . .Terry Bratfish and Wild Endeavors
Banquet Tickets . . Betsy Gaither, Belinda Ernest
Congratulations to the top cats in the GSR
Best Cat in Championship
GC, RW PAJEAN'S GYPSY LOVE
Pamela J. Bassett
Best Cat in Premiership
GP, NW QUANTA SOME DAYS ARE DIAMONDS
CATCH THE WIND OF QUANTA
Valere & Steven Hull
Congratulations to Betty Haden who was selected as
The Spotlight Award /
Exhibitor of the Year in the
The Gulf Shore Region Exhibitor / Cat Fancier of the Year was chosen from a field of 5 worthy exhibitors who were nominated by various admirers in the Gulf Shore Region. Previous winners Warren Joubert and Karen Crooke headed up the committee to choose the winner. They were assisted by Becky Carazzone and Belinda Ernst. They are pleased to tell the story of this year's choice!
The 2006 Gulf Shore Region Exhibitor / Cat Fancier of the Year registered her first litter in July of 1983. Over the next few years in the 1980s, she and her husband became friends with and acquired cats from some of the most prestigious Persian catteries. Several of these breeders became dear friends and mentors....Brannaway; Gatnel; and when she moved into Exotic Shorthairs in the mid 90s, SouthPaw, WoodSpirit, Dancecats and Lankhara.
Her first home-bred Grand Champion was born in 1986, combining the Gatnel and Brannaway Persian lines.
In 1989 she bred one litter of Scottish Folds..and added KitJim to the list of renowned cattery names with which she has been associated.
In 2002, Our 2006 Gulf Shore Region Exhibitor / Cat Fancier of the Year gave up the joys of grooming longhairs...and switched to a curly-coated shorthaired breed...the Devon Rex! Another exciting event happened...she ran for and was elected to serve the Gulf Shore Region as Regional Director in 2002-2003! She joined our own region's Pam DelaBar (the new CFA Prez at the time) on the Board of Directors of CFA. She also began working with Anna Sadler and Dee Hinkle on the newly formed "CFA Pure Bred Rescue Committee".
In 2003, our Fancier of the
Year bred her first Grand Champion Devon Rex, co-bred and co-owned with Sheila
Parvin of Technicolor Devons. This combination of
In 2005, she reached the milestone of having bred and shown 10 grand champions and grand premiers...in three different breeds...Persians, Exotic Shorthairs, and Devon Rex. Currently, she is a Director at Large of the Devon Rex Breed Club and has co-bred and co-owned the 2002-03 Fourth Best of Breed Devon Rex Kitten and the 2003-04 3rd Best of Breed Devon Rex Kitten (with Sheila Parvin).
By now, I know you all recognize BETTY HADEN as the Gulf Shore Region Exhibitor / Cat Fancier of the Year for 2006! But we're not through singing her praises...for breeding and exhibiting cats are only a small part of her admirable service to the Gulf Shore Region. In addition to ably directing the business of the Gulf Shore Region as it's Regional Director, she also served as Board Liaison for the Pure Bred Rescue Committee. Betty is also an excellent Master Clerk and offers her services to many of the shows. She's a true fount of knowledge about show procedures and never fails to answer a request for advice or help. She truly exemplifies "going the extra mile" for her friends and acquaintances in the cat fancy!
Betty joined Anna Sadler and
Dee Hinkle, along with the Ft. Worth Cat Club, in the purebred rescue effort in
Essentially, when something needs to be done, or someone needs help, you can always count on Betty. In spite of her personal challenges, Betty is always available for her cat fancy family.
We think that purrfectly exemplifies the qualifications of the 2006 Gulf Shore Region Exhibitor / Cat Fancier of the Year, Betty Haden.
With great admiration,
Karen Crooke and the Committee
PS. If you didnt notice, there is a page in the Awards Book to write in the Winners name. It is the page following the Top Cats in Championship.
Fussell won the
GSR fundraiser that was just completed.
She will receive a $1,000 gift card to
Congratulations to Betsy Gaither who was appointed as Treasurer of the Winn Foundation and confirmed at the Annual.
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CHALLENGE
Congratulations to the following Gulf Shore Winners:
Championship: GC, RW MARLEEVOS DOUBLE TAKE Owner: Allennia & Jean Voerster
Kitten: GC, RW TROPIKOONS
Premiership: GP, RW MAROON COONS SHANTILY LACE OF Y1KAT Owner: Judy Lindemann
Agility: GP, RW GULFCATS JISOKU Owner: Paul & Toni Huff
The overall national winner of the CCC contest was our very own Gulf Shore Regions
GC, RW TROPIKOONS
After all these past years
of being Historian for the Gulf Shore Region, I have decided to finally step
down and let Betty Haden take over this labor of love for me. She will continue
to maintain all records, pictures, etc in the same loving manner as I have.
Richard and I have decided in our golden years to slow down and smell the
flowers and want to continue showing but on a limited basis due to our health
We have both enjoyed the many years we have had in the cat fancy and have many friends here which we do and will miss but it is the time for the young ones to step forward and make us all proud and with the continued help of those of more experience that will be done, then when we do go to shows we can proudly say why look there, I knew him/her when they were young now look at them.
Please show Betty the same courtesy and cooperation that you have shown me these past years and I am sure you will all see that she gets all your pictures, year books, etc so she can exhibit some new material at the next show when region calls for the Historical Data. I want to thank everyone who has kindly donated papers, books, etc and we can be proud of the fact that we have a complete set of yearbooks. I think we are the only region to have a complete set.
See you all at the shows....sometime you may just turn around and there we will be.
On behalf of the Gulf Shore Region, I would like to thank Terry for all her hard work and devotion to the region. The pictures and scrapbooks that she has put together are wonderful. Please let her know how much you appreciate her work.
GSR Secretary - Trudie Allen
GSR Treasurer - Betsy Gaither
GSR Finance Committee - Chair Betsy Gaither, Bill Coombes, Chris Willingham, Jimmie Hawley
GSR Legislative News Karen Crooke, Lynette Clooney
GSR Webmaster George Snell
Regional Shows Committee -
GSR Clerking Committee - Marsha Ammons, Chair
2007 Annual Chair -
GSR Historical Committee - Betty Haden, Chair
GSR Pure Breed Rescue - Betty Haden, Chair
GSR Junior Showmanship Committee - Chair-Cheryl Peck, Grace Guidry, Brenda Moore
If you are interested in any of the above committees, contact the Chair to see how you can help.
ANNUAL 2007 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
The following have agreed to Chair the respective committees.
Entertainment and Hospitality nights Paul & Toni Huff
Delegate Services Marsha Ammons
Banquet Decorations Betsy Gaither & Betty White
Publicity Karen Crooke
Special Projects Lonnie & Gloria Hoover
Delegate Bags Karen Godwin
Once again, if you want to help, check with the committee chair and volunteer your services. This is a preliminary list and will expand as the Annual approaches. And it will approach much sooner than you think. Clubs, start thinking about what you are going to donate to the Delegate Bags. You can contact Karen Godwin for ideas and suggestions of where to look for goodies.
The June Board Meeting & Annual Report
Wednesday morning Pam read the list of members of the Credentials Committee and they were accepted. Eve Russell is the Chair of this committee. The CC is the one that checks all the delegates applications to make sure all the information is present and correct. This allows the delegates to be seated and vote. They also open the election ballots on Friday morning (starting at 7 am), tally the votes and then present the results to the Delegation during the Annual Meeting. This year was the election of the Officers and Regional Directors. My wife Paula is on the CC but did not participate in the election ballot count as I was running for office.
Budget Report: Kathy Calhoun. This is an over view of where we are as of April 30,2006.
Assets are same as last year.
Ordinary Income-Registrations and related services. Registrations are down about 6% from last year and 1.7% under budget. This follows the downward trend of the last several years. Please register your litters!
Yearbook and Almanac. The Yearbook and Almanac combined was a loss of about $60,000. Which was about the same as last year.
CFA Sponsored Events.
Both the International and
Operating Expenses. Central Office ended on budget.
Overall CFA experienced a net loss last year of approx. $45,000 after deducting the one time expenses.
Club Applications: Jo Ann Cummings. Region 7, The Monticello Cat Club - failed. The club is located in an area already saturated with clubs and there are no show dates available.
International Clubs that were accepted:
Cat Fanciers of
Philippine Cat Lovers
Clubs that failed to be accepted:
International Report: Darrell Newkirk. The ID has elected their new representatives to serve their areas of the International Division. Wilson Ng was elected by the Asia/Latin America area of the ID and Dennis Lysterburg was elected by the European Area of the ID. The remainder of the report was about shows in the ID. If you would like more information, let me know and I'll provide it.
Central Office: Allene Tartaglia. These are mostly house keeping items, ratification of items passed at previous Board Meetings, and out of regions show requests, all passed. We are starting updating, upgrading and budgeting for replacement of the computer system in CO. This project was passed by the board and it will happen over a period of years as data is migrated from the old system to the new one. The accounting software has already been ordered. Allene Tartaglia has been appointed as acting Executive Director and things are operating smoothly in CO. Allene announced that our insurance carrier, Chubb, did not increase our premiums this year.
Winn Foundation: George Eigenhauser. Winn awarded 11 research grants for a total of $131,364. Winn now has a newsroom on GoodNewsForPets.com. This is a lengthy report. If you would like more information let me know and Ill provide it to you. You can also see the Winn Newsletter and more information on their web site at www.winnfelinehealth.org. Oh, did I mention that Betsy Gaither is their first treasurer outside someone from Central Office? Congratulations Betsy.
Animal Welfare: Linda Berg. Linda Berg has
attended the HSUS convention in
Purebred Rescue: Linda Berg. Approximately 500 cats rescued with over $5,000 in donations to off set the cost of Veterinary and rescue expenses. They established a fundraising partnership with Amazon.com CashForCritters and Pampered Chef. Also developed a emergency contacts magnet for fundraising.
Legislative: Joan Miller. This is a really involved situation with PAWS and AKC's support of it. However, CFA will not back down in its opposition of the PAWS legislation. Please look at this legislation on the CFA website at www.cfa.org/exhibitors/alerts.html. Also checkout Fanc-e-Mews for recent articles www.cfa.org/ezine/index.html.
Judging Program: Rachel Anger.
The following Judges were advanced:
Accept as Trainee:
Kathy Calhoun (LH 1st Specialty) Dennis Ganoe (LH 2nd Specialty)
Teresa Keiger (SH 1st Specialty) Sharon Powell (SH 2nd Specialty)
John Webster (SH 2nd Specialty)
Advance to Apprentice Specialty:
B. Iris Tanner (SH 2nd Specialty)
Advance to Approval Pending Specialty:
Marsha Ammons (SH 1st Specialty) Marjorie Collier (LH 2nd Specialty)
Ed Davis (LH 2nd Specialty) Megumi Yamashita (LH 1st Specialty)
Advance to Approved Specialty:
Vicki Baylus (SH 1st Specialty) Dennis Ganoe (SH 1st Specialty)
Barbara Jaeger (LH 1st Specialty) Jeff Janzen (LH 2nd Specialty)
Kazuko Kurokawa (SH 1st Specialty Edward Maeda (LH 2nd Specialty)
Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell (SH 2nd Specialty) Sharon Powell (LH 1st Specialty)
John Webster (LH 1st Specialty) Beverly Wood (SH 2nd Specialty)
Advance to Approval Pending Allbreed:
Jeff Janzen Edward Maeda Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell Beverly Wood
Advance to Approved Allbreed:
Kathy Black Hisako Komota Jan Rogers Ayumi Ueda
Protest committee: George Eigenhauser. The new process is now in effect. The protest committee will hear the protest and then present the findings to the Board during closed session the next day with a recommendation. This will then be reviewed by the full Board and voted on. This will give the protest process a better flow of information and allow more time for the protest to be heard. This will also allow the full Board to actually have more information but spend less meeting time on the protest. This new process is a benefit to all involved. It was recommended by George That individuals and catteries under suspension from CFA (other than temporary Animal Welfare suspensions pending investigation) be listed in an area of the web site accessible to the public, along with such disclaimer as may be necessary. Temporary suspensions when done as punishment (i.e. other than temporary Animal Welfare suspensions pending investigation) should be listed until CFA services are restored. This action item passed and you will now be able to get updated information on the CFA website. It will take a while to get this set up, but it will be done.
CFA-IAMS CAT CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW: Pam Huggins. The new Committee Chairperson, Pam Huggins, and Show Manager, Dawn Shiley were named following the February 2006 Board Meeting and would like to thank the Board for their continued support of this show. The committees goal is to re-engineer all areas to produce a well-run, well-attended show/media event without significant budget loss to CFA. The budget for this years show reflects a $14,000 profit IF we get the sponsorship indicated.
Publications: Donna Brawner. Donna submitted proposals for the Yearbook and the Almanac. The board approved to go forward with this project. Donna will have solid proposals for the October meeting with an implementation date of 2008 for the Yearbook. The Almanac proposal was tabled until the October meeting pending more information.
Breeds and Standards: Annette Wilson. The February, 2006 Board Meeting was the first time any breeds advanced to championship since the formation of Breed Committees. Are breed committees automatically converted to Breed Councils? Does the Breed Committee chair automatically become Breed Council Secretary for the remainder of the term (until the next scheduled BC election)? Breed Committee chairs are elected in the same manner as Breed Council Secretaries. Recommend the BOD approve this policy. It was approved. The committee is also working on a standardized color description chart.
Business Development: Kitty Angell. A proposal was introduced to license the CFA logo to interested companies for a $100 per year fee. Passed. These will be taken on a case by case basis. The main report was given as a power point presentation to the delegation on Friday. Mostly showed off our new toys that should be in PetsMart and Petco sometime in September.
Centennial Committee: Liz Watson. The Centennial Celebration was very successful & voting is now going on for the Cat Idol. Congratulations to all participants. A huge thanks to Kay Janosik & her committee; Alene Shafnisky, Teresa Keiger, Karen Lawrence, & Marcie Baturin, for organizing & running the challenge. A special thanks to Marcie who, also, did the regional awards for the winners. Barbara Sacco of Purr-fections has donated the 100 year jewelry to the Best of the Best winner. The challenge was so well received that inquiries have been made about running it again this year. It would run on the same format but start in September. Kay will be writing an article featuring the challenge for the Almanac. We were asked to vote on running the challenge again for the 2006-07 show season & funding the regional awards. This was approved. Look for more information soon.
IT / WEB Committee: Dick Kallmeyer. The existing HP system has reached the end of its service life. A proposal was submitted to the budget committee for the migration/transition to a new system within the next 18 months. It had been planned to launch the new Online Litter Registration (OLR) in time for this annual meeting, but there is still some work and testing to be done. The CFA web site had 6.6 million page loads, up 42% over a year ago. After spending $18,000 for the development of the Online Confirmation system, fewer than 10% (557 cats since September 27, 2005) of confirmations are being processed online. Approximately 75% are coming in via show packets. NEW ON THE SITE: - Annual information- Press release on bird flu- Top 10 breeds- New issue of Fanc-e-Mews- List of 2005-2006 National and Divisional winners- Numerous translations of CFA forms.
Mentor Program / Ambassador Program; Pat Jacobberger.
Pat announced that she would be stepping down as Chair of the Mentor Program. A new appointment will be made at the Sunday Board Meeting.
Feline Agility: Kim Everett-Hirsch. The program is expanding and new Certified Ringmasters and Assistant Ringmasters are being trained. They are working on standardizing courses, equipment and scoring.
Doreann Nasin Region 1
Jay Collins Region 2
Becky Carrazone .Region 3
Wayne Mull Region 4
Barbara Reimer Region 5
Mary Newmarch ..Region 6
Dave Peet ..Region 7
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Henny Wintershoven .. Region 9 (International)
Thursday we met with the Breed Council Secretaries in open session. The exchange of information between the BCS and Judges and the Board was discussed. The information should be collected by the BCS by mailing list, regular mail and on ballots. There was discussion about standardizing the color description across all breeds. There are several breeds that describe the same color in different ways.
Meeting with the International Division. Points per country were discussed.
In the afternoon we had a Meet the Board. This was an open forum to discuss anything with any board member. It was sparsely attended and turned into a meeting of mostly board members. Adjourned about 5 PM.
The Friday meeting
was held with the new format. Instead of all the committee reports being
read to the delegation, most of them were printed in the delegate books.
Only key reports were presented to the group.
I am proud to be part of the Business Development Committee chaired by Kitty Angell. Our report on the developing marketing projects was well received and will put money to the bottom line of CFA.
The following are a
"done deal"; 4Kids Entertainment is the exclusive worldwide
merchandising agent for CFA.
Under this agreement, 4Kids will market cat treats, toys, games, food, beds, grooming products, health aids, scratching posts, carriers, men's and women's apparel to promote CFA. These items will show up at FAO Schwartz, Wal-Mart, Target and similar stores starting this year.
CFA entered into an
agreement with CatBank to provide DNA services for cats. It will offer
such services as Individual DNA Identification and DNA Parentage
Identification. AKC Companion Animal Recovery and CFA have
established a partnership with a discounted price and CFA will get $1.00 for
each cat registered.
The new Health Care Plan is in effect. Check it out at http://www.cfaphp.com/BHIA/ . You should be getting info in mailings from CFA.
This is the second year for the Corporate Sponsor Appreciation Plaque and they were presented to those who were present. We have six levels of sponsorship with the entry level at $5,000 is
EVO Cat and Kitten
Cats Rule Sapphire
Bowtie Publications Sapphire
Petmate Pet Products Sapphire
Pet Ecology Brand Sapphire
S&M NuTec, LLC-Greenies Diamond
Dr. Elseys Precious Cats Ruby
Royal Canin Ruby
The Iams Company Ruby
The Credentials Committee came in to announce the winners of the election. They are as follows:
President - Pam DelaBar 391 votes, 41 abstain
Vice President - Kitty Angell 387 votes, 45 abstain
Secretary - Rachel Anger 417 votes, 15 abstain
Treasurer - Kathyrn M. Calhoun 397 votes, 35 abstain
Region 1 - Debbie Kusy 40 votes, 15 abstain
Region 2 - Dick Kallmeyer 46 votes, 1 abstain
Region 3 - James E. Watson 37 votes, 2 abstain
Region 4 - Loretta Baugh 36 votes, 13 abstain
Region 5 - Regina Shaffer 28 votes, 9 abstain
Region 6 - Kay
Janisik 45 votes, (elected)
Paul Patton 31 votes
Region 7 - Peg Johnson 44 votes (elected)
Wayne Trevathan 29 votes
Region 8 - Yayoi Satoh 34 votes (elected)
Toruko Arai 9 votes
Lunch was on our own.
After lunch I made the
presentation for the 2007 Annual in
Most of you have already seen the results of the amendments but here they are just to make the report complete.
#1 - Region 8 clubs approve new clubs to Region - Fail
#2 - Change election terms from 2 to 3 years - Fail
#3 - Achievement Winner title - Fail
#4 - One Day show on Sat. / One day show on Sunday - Fail
#5 - Shows with 8, 9, or 10 rings - Fail
#6 - Licensed Clerk/Master Clerk Compensation - passed with 2/3
#7 - Master Clerk Compensation - Fail
#8 - Change minimum entry from 225 to 250 - Fail
#9 - Requiring show secretary to provide count to CFA within 24 hrs. - Fail
#10 - After show close, entry clerk cannot refuse to disclose count - Fail
#11 - Entry clerk must send count to CFA for publication within 48 hrs. - Fail
#12 - Chief ring clerk must tell others when their cats are up - withdrawn
#13 - MC provide list of clerk's exhibit numbers to all the clerks - Fail
#14 - Points awarded for finals given after show hours when cats leave - Fail
#15 - Judges will play with kittens - Fail
#16 - Kittens get 40 rings in either season by choice - Fail
#17 - Regional residence/custodial ownership - Fail
#18 - Change kitten/cat shown in region from once to twice - Fail
#19 - Change in regional assignment - Fail
#20 - Outstanding Cattery Title - Fail
Show rule resolutions from the floor:
#21. Create a new show rule regarding selection process for the judges
for the CFA International show. Clubs would use a two ballot process.
One ballot would select 5 judges from the clubs' region and the other
would select 5 judges from the remaining regions. A complex process
would then entail for the final selections to make sure that judges
from all regions would be represented. The ballots would need to be
finalized by a paid auditing firm. Failed.
#22. Article 25 section 4h addition - CFA should notify in writing to
all club secretaries each quarter of any and all disciplines and
suspensions. - Motion withdrawn due to the announcement from CFA that
permanent suspensions and disciplinary procedures will be published
by CFA in the public portion of their website so that it will be accessible to all.
#23. Carolina Sophisticats wanted to amend show rules that specifically
mention HHPs (7 places in the show rules mention this). They want
HHPs exempted from the non-declawing consideration. Failed.
Sunday morning while everyone else is packing, eating a
leisurely breakfast and heading home, the Board of Directors is starting still
another meeting at 9:00am. The new directors are introduced. Kay Jonisik
(region 6) and Yayoi Satoh (region 8). Kathy Calhoun presents the proposed
budget for 2006-2007 and there is discussion regarding why some numbers are up
and some are down. Some of the committees are not funded just because we
don't have the funds at this time. The proposed budget is just that,
proposed. It's a working document that allows us to see where the money
is allocated and if we want to move some of it around. The bottom line
was a net loss for next year. This budget does not reflect any income from the
new programs that were
introduced and should be greatly changed when those get under way.
Pam DelaBar announced the committee appointments for the year 2006-2007 and
asked that they be ratified as a group. They were and they are as follows:
Animal Welfare/Purebred Rescue Linda Berg, Chair
Audit Committee Stan Barnaby Chair
Awards and Honors Rachel Anger, Chair
Breeds and Standards Annette Wilson, Chair (assisted by Peg Johnson)
Business Development Team Kitty Angell,
Roeann Fulkerson, Y. Satoh (Asian interests)
CFA Centennial Committee Liz Watson, Chair
CFA Cat Agility Carol Osborne, Chair
CFA Cat Agility Course Design Wayne Mull, Chair
CFA Community Outreach Committee Joan Miller, Chair
CFA Foundation David Mare, Chair
CFA IAMS Cat Championship Show Pam Huggins, Chair. Dawn Shiley, Show Manager.
CFA International Show Debbie Kusy, Chair. Joann Cordes-Brown, Show Manager
Club Criteria/Analysis Jo Ann Cummings, Chair
Club Membership Jo Ann Cummings, Chair
Credentials Eve Russell, Chair
Code of Ethics Peg Johnson, Chair
Disaster Relief Fund Pam DelaBar, Chair
Executive Committee CFA Officers, Peg Johnson
Finance/Budget Kathy Calhoun, Chair
International Division Darrell Newkirk, Chair
Judging Program Committee Rachel Anger, Chair
Junior Showmanship Emily Turner, Chair (Kitty Angell, Liaison)
Legislation Joan Miller, Chair
Legislative Group Joan Miller, Chair
Market Research and Statistics Peg Johnson, Chair
Mentorship Mary Seitsma, Chair
Ombudsman Pam Higgins, Chair
Personnel CFA Officers
Protest Committee George Eigenhauser, Chair
Publications Donna Brawner, Chair
Show Rules Loretta Baugh, Chair
Show Schedule Coordination Gina Lehman, Chair
Technology Dick Kallmeyer, Chair
Ratified by Board Vote
CLUB ACTIVITY REPORTS
Clubs need to get in their Activity Reports. Please do this, as it is very important to several committees. The information is used to provide information to various organizations and committees. You can do this on line at http://www.cfa.org/exhibitors/club-activity-report.html.
Thank you for taking the time to read all of this and I hope that if you have questions or comments that you will not hesitate to ask me.
Thank you for your support.
CFA Management Team, Chair