Summer, 2005
James Watson, Gulf Shore Regional Director

CFA Region 3

 

Region 3 News:

 

REGIONAL AWARDS SHOW AND BANQUET

The Regional Awards Show and Awards Banquet was held in Denver, CO this year at the Holiday Inn – DIA.  It was a great success and I would like to thank Sue Riley, the Colorado Clubs and everyone else that made the event possible.

 

2005 Awards Program….…………………………………………………Sue Riley & Chris Willingham

Master of Ceremonies……………………………………………………..John Chapman

Awards Announcers……………………………………………………… Dennis Allen & John Cesko

Walk of Stars, Parade of Grands………………………………….……….Dennis Allen

On the Road Again………………………………...…………….……….. Sue Riley/Mark Henrichs

Video Presentations……………………………..………………….……...James Watson

Regional Awards Book……………………………………………………James Watson

Trophies..………………………………………………………….………Jan Rogers

Ribbons & Rosettes……………..………………………………………...Donna Hinton

Decorations………………………………………………………………..Tonya Heinzen,    Chris Willingham

Banquet Seating…………………………………………………………...Jeanne Anderson

Art Work………………………………………………………….……….Terry Bratfish and Wild Endeavors

Banquet Tickets……………………………………………….…………. Betsy Gaither, Donna Brawner

 

The 2006 Awards Show and Banquet in will be held at the Doubletree in Tulsa, OK.

 

 

Congratulations to the top cats in the GSR:

 

Best Cat in Championship

GC,BW,NW PAJEAN'S VOODOO

Pam & Jean Bassett

 

Best Cat in Premiership

GP,NW TEXAS BELLE BUTLER, JR.

Elizabeth Gaither-Donna Brawner

 

Best Kitten

GC,NW JOUVENCEBLEU VERSAILLES OF JANVIER
Susan Ferguson-Karen Godwin-Monte & Robin Phillips-Donald & Mary Ann Sweeters

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Warren Joubert who was selected as

The Spotlight Award / Exhibitor of the Year in the Gulf Shore Region.

 

DR. WARREN JOUBERT – CATCHARM CATTERY

Warren and his wife Kristine have bred and shown Persians, specializing in bi colors for 19 years and enjoy many grand champions and dm’s.

Warren is an integral member of many of the GSR clubs. He has contributed, not only in entries, but in financial support.  He has mentored many new exhibitors and some old ones as well!  He goes out of his way to help out on the day of the show if someone needs assistance, or the show hits a snag.  Warren is an outstanding veterinarian, in his own private practice, and willingly comes to the aid of breeders that seek his advice and counsel on their animals and breeding programs.  He is quick to answer any veterinary question, will go the extra effort to gather additional information and provides this at shows at no charge, but solely in the interest of assisting the breeders/exhibitors.  He will answer spectator veterinary questions and give advice to newbie’s.

Warren works with our rescue groups, providing vet care and boarding, oft times filling up his clinic with rescues instead of regular paying customers!   He is a strong supporter of breeder rights and understands their importance, and promotes this through his veterinary practice, as well as his community.

He always has a smiling face, and is a congenial exhibitor and consummate competitor and gentleman.  We are proud to have him in the Gulf Shore Region.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Betty Haden, Committee Chair

 

 

This year the Gulf Shore Region will be holding a fundraiser October 8th and 9th in Tulsa, OK.  I would like to try something new at this show.  With the help of the Judges and the show committee, we will take a “lunch break” from about Noon till 1:30 for the purpose of a Regional Meeting.  I have attempted meetings before the show on Sunday morning, after the show Saturday evening and neither has had much of a turn out.  Possibly “pre-noticing” the meeting and having it during the show will get better attendance.  Be sure your club is represented at this show.  It will be an open meeting with mostly questions and answers and is the weekend after the October 1st and 2nd Board Meeting in Chicago.  So you will be up to date on the latest activities at CFA.

 

 

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Congratulations to Donna Brawner who was appointed as Chair of the Publications Committee

during the Annual.  Pam DelaBar made the announcement at the Sunday morning board meeting.  This is a massive project at CFA and Donna will be using her teacher skills to improve the Yearbook and Almanac.

 

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Gulf Shore Officers and Committee Chairs

GSR Director - James Watson

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 - Gene Wright

GSR Regional Shows Committee - Chair James Watson

GSR Fund Raising Committee - Chair Grace Guidry

GSR Clerking Committee - Chair  Dick Cullen

GSR Grievance Committee - Chair Michael Barber ,  Terry Brown, Gene Wright

GSR 2007 Annual Chair - James Watson

GSR Historical Committee - Chair-Terry Brown,

GSR Pure Breed Rescue - Chair- Betty Haden.

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.

 

2007 Annual Chair                                         James Watson

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 CFA On Line Breeder Referral list is now on line.

$44.95 per year for 1-5 breeds with up to 4 pictures, $9.95 for additional breeds.

And it will include a text box for general info.  Breed Council Members will get a $10.00 discount.

To sign up for this new service, go to http://secure.cfa.org  and create a User Account.  (Online Almanac subscribers already have a User account).  Once logged in, click on Purchase Cat Breeder Listing Service.  You will be asked to supply the litter number of a CFA litter registered within the past 2 years.

 

 

 

 

CFA News:

 

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' are the ones that check 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 Directors at Large.

 

Budget Report: from Kathy Calhoun.  This is an over view of where we are as of April 30,2005.

    Assets are same as last year.

    Ordinary Income-Registrations and related services.  Registrations are down about 7.7% from last year and 1.7% under budget.  03-04 was $754,807.  Budget for 04-05 was $712,500 and we came in at $700,546.  This follows the downward trend of the last several years.  Please register your litters!

    Yearbook and Almanac.  The new yearbook had an increase of almost 30% in advertising.  However the overall publications department suffered a loss slightly more that budgeted.  That being a loss of $61,381.

    CFA Sponsored Events.  Both the International and Madison Square Garden were successful events.  The International made $30,000 and the MSG show lost less than projected.

    Operating Expenses.  Central Office ended below budget but operating expenses (utilities, equipment depreciation, etc) was over budget for a overall loss of $6,000.

    Overall CFA made $9,008 last year and there are lots of "fixes" in the works and many new projects are actually being implemented.  Next year promises to be a good one.

 

Club Applications:  There are 654 clubs registered with CFA. This is down from several years ago.  The following new clubs were voted on.  Region 4, Central Pennsylvania Cat Club - passed.  Region 7, Breeders Alliance & Sphynx Trust - passed.  Region 7, Siamese, If You Please - failed.  Some info on this one:  of the 22 members, 19 already belong to other clubs.  The club is located in an area already saturated with clubs and their are few show dates available.

 

International Report:  Darrell Newkirk gave the report.  Mostly had to do with Awards, Points, and addendums to show rules to clear up some question.  If you need more information, let me know and I'll provide it.

 

CFA/IAMS Cat Championship Show:  For those that don't know, that's the new name for the Madison Square Garden Show previously known as Cats New York and several other names.  Plans are proceeding and the show is budgeted to make a profit this year.  Many of the items that cost us last year have been addressed.

 

International Show:  The show in HOUSTON, TX made $23,000!!!!  That's going to be a tough act to follow.  A quote from the report  "The committee would like to once again thank all those that were involved in the CIS shows that were held in Houston for the last four years, including, but certainly not limited to, Jimmie Hawley, Barbara Foster, Gail Bercher, Chris Willingham, Steve McCullough, Jeff Jantzen, Kitty Angell, Carla Bizell, Kathy Black and the many other wonderful people from the Gulf Shore Region that pitched in so willingly to work on the show."  Change for the next show...placements will be announced during the ring judging.

 

Central Office:  These are mostly house keeping items, ratification of items passed at previous Board Meetings, out of regions show requests, and club name changes.  Some of the highlights:  Name change that failed:  Mid-Wisconsin Cat Club to "United Balinese, Javanese and Oriental Longhair Fanciers".  This was returned on Sunday's meeting and the change approved was "Rainbow Plumes".

There was a motion to change the requirement of 3 signatures on the delegate form by eliminating the club's President's signature.  This Failed.  The Board felt that it is important as a checks and balance system to require all 3 signatures; Club Secretary, President and Delegate.

On-Line Breeder Referral List...question about allowing breed rescue groups to list.  Failed.

Central Office wants to charge a $5.00 "look-up" fee if your registration information is incomplete or wrong and has to be changed.  This prevents having to mail back the registration as incomplete and delaying the process of registering the cat or litter.  Passed.

Other items were to allow for charges to do a 3-generation pedigree if it included cats prior to 1980 when computer records started.  As these have to be hand processed, a fee of $80.00 per hour will be charged with a minimum of $20.00.  After 1980 cats, the fee is only $20.00.  Passed.

 

Animal Welfare:  It has been a very busy year with hoarders being tops on the list.  Linda Berg has been attending meetings with Joan Miller such as the HSUS convention in Atlanta, GA.  She is also working on revising the Cattery Inspection forms.  With CFA's active involvement in Pure Breed Rescue and Animal Welfare, the convention attendees are now seeking CFA out at these types of conventions as a source of knowledge and information.  This is a big change from several years ago.  CFA is committed to attending these types of meetings and keeping a high profile.

 

Legislative:  This is a really involved situation with PAWS and AKC's support of it.  However, CFA will not back down in it's opposition of the PAWS legislation.  Please look at this legislation on the CFA web site for more information.

 

Judging Program:  Rachel Anger was appointed Chair (Non-Voting) of the Judging Program Committee. 

The following Judges were advanced:

 

Accept as Approval Pending AB from another Association:
Cherrie, George
Groenewegen, Arie

 
Advance to Approved 1st Specialty – Apprentice 2nd Specialty:
Collier, Marge              SH Approved 1st Specialty
Collier, Marge              LH Apprentice 2nd Specialty

 

Advance to Approval Pending, Specialty:
Abelson, Vicki             SH Approval Pending 2nd Specialty
Jaeger, Barbara            LH Approval Pending 1st Specialty
Jantzen, Jeff                  LH Approval Pending 2nd Specialty
Johnson, Susan             SH Approval Pending 1st Specialty
Kurokawa, Kazuko     SH Approval Pending 
Pinder, Ray                  LH Approval Pending 1st Specialty
Powell, Sharon             LH Approval Pending 1st Specialty
Webster, John             LH Approval Pending 1st Specialty
Wood, Beverly             SH Approval Pending 2nd Specialty


Advance to Approval Pending, AllBreed:
Komota, Hisako          Approval Pending AllBreed
Rogers, Jan                 Approval Pending AllBreed
Ueda, Ayumi               Approval Pending AllBreed


Advance to Approved Specialty:
Vonwonterghem, Peter             LH Approved 1st Specialty


Advance to Approved, AllBreed:
Hoover, Gloria             Approved AllBreed

 

Protest committee:  After September 1, 2005 a new process will go into 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 should benefit all involved.

 

There were no protests for the Board at this meeting.  The Board went into Closed Session and then adjourned about 6:00pm.

 

Tuesday morning started out with a Strategic Planning Meeting at 8:00am.  This was a closed session.

Barbara Miller, an outside consultant, facilitated this meeting.  We primarily worked in small groups and then changed tables to discuss what we learned at the previous table.  A very good business planning process that allows everyone to voice their ideas about where CFA has been, where we are and where we are going.  Several new plans were developed and projects started.  The key items addressed were how do we Attract and Retain new exhibitors/breeders, Educate the public about CFA and purebred cats, Internal vision and communication and the internal systems that makes CFA work.  Look for more to come from this meeting and the ideas it generated.

 

At 1:00 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.  It was determined that waiting until the Feb board meeting was not reasonable and more frequent communication is needed.  There was discussion about standardizing the color description across all breeds.  There are several breeds that describe the same color in different ways.  One hot topic was the Regional assignment of DMs.  Some have multiple owners, in which case the first name listed is where the assignment goes.  Some records are very out of date due to the fact that many DMs are not shown, so there is not a current address in the file.  The suggestion of using a claim form with current owner information might be used.  This will be considered.  There needs to be a Job Description and duties for the position of BCS.  This will also be discussed.

 

Meeting with the International Division.  Points per country were discussed.

 

Closed session to discuss items pending action.

 

Adjourned

 

The Friday meeting was a little different this year.  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 next 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.  They will provide lots of services, one of which will be online registration for CFA.
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 www.info@petpartnersinc.com  You should be getting info in mailings from CFA.
New Breed Identification Posters are being produced with the CFA logo. It will be 24 x 36 inches.  Also available will be the CD/
DVD for breed identification for Vet Schools and rescue groups.


This year started 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
Pearl; at $10,000, Sapphire; at $50,000, Diamond; at $100,000, Ruby. The highest level is Emerald at $250,000, but no one has made it to that level yet!  These are the companies honored and their level:
We honored our
Pearl sponsors as follows
1.     Meow Mix Company:
2.     PetCo Foundation:
3.     Masterfoods
USA Whiskas Brand:
We honored our Sapphire sponsors as follows
4.     Cats Rule:
5.     World's Best Cat Litter:
6.     Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat:
7.     Royal Canin:

8.     Hartz Mountain Corporation:
9.     Bowtie Publications (Cat Fancy, etc.);
10. Doskicil Manufacturing Company, Pet Mate Products:
We honored our Diamond sponsors as follows
11. Genetic Savings & Clone:
 And coming in at the Ruby level
12. Friskies Pet Food Company:
13. The Iams Company:

Lunch was on Iams.

Most of you have already seen the results of the amendments but here they are just to make the report complete.
1.    Withdrawn.  Concerned club members in
Japan were taking over clubs in the USA by 'buying them" not by starting a new club.
2.    Withdrawn.    Changing the annual club dues to $180.00 if amendment #20 passed. (it didn't)
3.    Passed by 2/3    Create an Audit Committee to work with the Treasurer and have and independent audit from an independent CPA firm (we already do this).
4.    Failed        Change to a 4 year term for Officers and Directors.
5.    Failed        Candidates must live in the region for 4 years before running for Director.
6.    Passed by 2/3    The Treasurer shall be the CFO and oversee financial management of the Association.
7.    Failed        Multiple winners ribbons if the cat meets the standard. Two open blue point Siamese males should both get winners ribbons if they are of sufficient merit.
8.    Withdrawn    Change to CH or PR after getting six winners ribbons or change to GC or GP after granding at any time during the show.
9.    Failed    Create an Achievement Winner Award for something between Granding and getting a Regional Win.
10. Passed 2/3    Add postage to the penalties for failure to pay or bad check collection.
11. Passed 2/3    To qualify to compete as CH or PR on the second day you must 'notify and file' a claim form with the master clerk.
12. Failed    same as above except for Grands and did not include the 'and file a claim form'.
13. Withdrawn    Housekeeping for 12.
14.  Passed    Basically a 2 day show sponsored by two clubs with two show licenses, one for each day.
15.  Withdrawn    Requesting approval by the Regional Director if the show date or location is moved more than 50 miles.
16.  Passed 2/3   Allow a 6 ring show on Sunday.
17.  Failed    Provide a 6 hour break during a two day show that starts late, runs till 11:59pm and picks up again at 12:01am to make it a "2 day show".  (This was to address an issue with a single club)
18.  Passed 2/3    Raise clerking fees.  $35 for 1 day with up to 4 rings, $40 per day for 225 back to back, and $45 for 1 day 6 ring shows.
19.  Failed    Increase for master clerk.
20.  Failed    Delete the entry surcharge.  Also connected to #2 to double the club fee.
21.  Failed    Kitten points earned across show seasons for awards.
22.  Failed    Kittens must have registration number to enter show.
23.  Withdrawn    Establish a lifetime microchip registry.  The Business Committee took care of this.
24.  Failed    Create Outstanding Cattery Title for catteries producing lots of DMs.
From the floor:
25.  Failed    Requiring Judges to attempt to play with kittens during judging.
26.  Passed    This was a revised version of #12 and included the phrase 'notify and file paper' with the master clerk.
27.  Passed    This address show rule #15.08h about the center divider in judging cages.  Clips are no longer allowed.  You must use a method that will not allow the cat to "break through" to the other side.  Suggested
using plastic cable ties  (tie wraps).
28.  Failed    Establish individual ring counts for scoring.
29.  Failed    Revisit #8 with different wording.

Adjourned about 5:00.  Changed clothes and off to the Dunking Tank.

On Friday night, some Board members and Judges raised money for the Sy Howard Legislative Fund by participating in the Dunking Tank.  I wore my GSR Walk of Stars t-shirt for my turn in the tank.  Over $1,000 was raised at this event.

 

Saturday was a day to go to the Atlantic City Board Walk for some shopping and looking around.  Other events were the Breed Council Meetings and Iams put on a Public Relations 101 program to help clubs advertise their shows and events.

The Awards Dinner started at 6:00.  The On The Road presentation was good but did not hold a candle to Sue and Mark's production for the GSR.  Dinner was OK, a little dry but that's hard to prevent when you have to serve almost 700 people at the same time.

 

This was my first year as Regional Director at an Annual and the highlight of the whole trip was getting to present the National Awards to the Gulf Shore Region Winners.  What a thrill, second only to being on the receiving end of getting the award. 

 

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.  Liz Watson (no relation) and George Eigenhauser, Jr. are the new Directors at Large replacing Gary Veach and Jody Garrison.
Kathy Calhoun presents the proposed budget for 2005-2006 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 income of only $2,516 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 2005-2006 and asked that they be ratified as a group. They were and they are as follows:

 

Advertising/Public Relations..…............……Allene Tartaglia, Chair

Animal Welfare/Purebred Rescue….……….    Linda Berg, Chair of Animal Welfare

                                                            Betty Haden, Chair of Purebred Rescue

Audit Committee........…………………...       Kathy Calhoun and Stan Barnaby, Co-Chairs

                                                            (assisted by Mark Janosik)

Awards and Honors...........................…....      Rachel Anger, Chair

Breeds and Standards............….........…....      Annette Wilson, Chair    (assisted by Peg Johnson)

Business Development Team...............……      Kitty Angell, Chair   Committee; James Watson, Donna Jean Thompson,

                                                            Kayoko Koizumi (Asian interests),

                                                            Roeann Fulkerson (business planning) 

Centennial Celebration Committee.....…....       Liz Watson, Chair (assisted by Eric Won)

CFA Cat Agility............................................ Kim Everett-Hirsch, Chair (assisted by Wayne Mull)

CFA Educational Products...........................    Jo Ann Cummings, Chair

CFA Foundation............................................  David Mare, Chair

CFA IAMS Cat Championship Show.........      Allen Scruggs, Chair (Pam DelaBar, Liaison; assisted by Gary  Veach)

CFA International Show...............................    Debbie Kusy, Chair

Clerking......................................................... Regina Shaffer, Chair

Club Criteria/Analysis..................................     Kathy Calhoun, Chair (assisted by Gary Veach)

Club Membership.........................................    Jo Ann Cummings, Chair

Credentials....................................................   Eve Russell, Chair

Disaster Relief Fund....................................      Pam DelaBar, Chair

Code of Ethics for Exhibitors/Judges..........       Peg Johnson, Chair

Executive Committee...................................     CFA Officers; Peg Johnson

Finance/Budget.............................................    Kathy Calhoun, Chair

International Division...................................      Darrell Newkirk, Chair

Judging Program Committee........................     Rachel Anger, Chair/Non-Voting Member

Junior Showmanship.....................................    Emily Turner, Chair (Kitty Angell, Liaison)

Legislation.....................................................   Joan Miller, Chair

Management/Marketing Team...................        James Watson, Chair  (assisted by Peg Johnson)

Market Research…………………………….Peg Johnson, Chair

Mentor..........................................................   Patricia Jacobberger, Chair (Liz Watson, Liaison)

Ombudsman..................................................   Sigfrid Hauck, Chair

Personnel....................................................... CFA Officers

Protest Committee........................................    George Eigenhauser, Chair

Publications................................................... Donna Brawner, Chair (Kathy Calhoun, Liaison; assisted by Carol Krzanowski)

Show Rules....................................................  Loretta Baugh, Chair

Show Schedule Coordination........................    Gina Lehman, Chair (Debbie Kusy, Liaison; all Regional Directors)

Scientific Advisory Committee.....................     Dr. Karl Bowman, Chair 

Technology.................................................... Dick Kallmeyer, Chair (assisted by Karen Lawrence)

Winn Foundation..........................................    Dr. Susan Little, Chair (George Eigenhauser, Liaison)

 

Of special interest to everyone is the new committee called Show Schedule Coordination.  This will be a group to assist the clubs select show dates based on all the information you could possible want.  During the up coming
months they will be gathering information on number of shows, distance from the last show, population density, exhibitor density, size of regions and where the closest McDonalds is located.  We will all have to wait for this
committee to get a feel for the national situation, but the results should be of benefit to all of us.

The next item of interest to the
GSR is our own Donna Brawner now chairs the Publications Committee.  (Lots of applause here)  Donna teaches publications and yearbook and has a tremendous amount of knowledge about such things.  Look for improvements soon.

New Business.  Consisted of items tabled from the Friday meeting pending clarification. No big things here.  We did decide to hold the February 2006 and future February Board Meeting in
Houston at the Houston Airport Marriott due to the convenience of flight schedules and a pet friendly facility.  Meeting adjourned about 11 and now we get busy on our missions for the October 2005 meeting that will be held in Chicago, IL at the O'Hare Marriott.

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.  

 

Look for a revised Show Planner on the GSR Website soon.  I’m working on it now.

 

Thank you for your support. 

Respectfully submitted,

James Watson

GSR Director

Chair CFA Management/Marketing Team

 

 

 

 

 

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