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The Korat & Thai Cat Association

Annual General Meeting

is to be held on Sunday April 30th 2017 at 2pm

at our

*****NEW  VENUE*****

St Thomas Meeting House, Clergy House,
Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Beds. LU5 5SJ

Tea and coffee will be served from 1.30pm

Followed by a buffet and raffle after the meeting

Paperwork will be distributed to members via the Spring newsletter.  Any items for the agenda should be sent to the secretary. Click here for a copy of the amended agenda.

Members are reminded that only fully paid up members shall be eligible to vote. Subscriptions were due on 1st January 2017

Julie Cherkas - Hon Secretary
jusarka@yahoo.co.uk

 

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Joint Seminar

The Korat Breed Advisory Committee would like to invite you to a joint Korat, Abyssinian and Russian Seminar.

The Seminar is geared to all levels of interest, whether you are an owner, breeder or judge new to these breeds and wanting to learn more, or alternatively at a more experienced level and wishing to update your knowledge.

The day will include:

**Presentations by experienced judges of all three breeds with cats and kittens present in various colours**
**The Thai Lilac Point**
**Question and answer time**
**Plus demonstrations of what the judges look for when judging the different breeds together in title and side classes**


Join us on
Sunday 4th December 2016
at
Ettington Community Centre
Rogers Lane, Ettington,
Warwickshire. CV37 7SX


Tickets cost £12 (Price includes refreshments and lunch) and can be purchased from
Steve Parkin - 34 Firth Park Crescent, Sheffield, S5 6HE.
Please make your cheques payable to the Abyssinian BAC.


Seminar commences at 11am and finishes at 4pm
Coffee and Tea available from
10am

If you require further information about the Seminar, please contact Kate Kaye on 01213 086795.

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K&TCA Show 1st October 2016

NEW VENUE and a new Show Manager.

Our Show will take place

AT

Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane, Ettington. CV37 7SX

Plenty of free parking.

Entries close 11th September 2016.

Full details on our show page

 

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Thai Lilac Point

At long last, the Lilac Point has achieved Championship status following the Council Meeting held on the 15th June 2016.
They will join the Thai Lilac and Thai Blue Point in their breed classes.

Well done. We all look forward to seeing this gorgeous new colour competing at shows in the future!

 

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***Commitee Changes***

Following the AGM on Sunday 24th April 2016, there are several changes to the Officers and Committee.
Click here for the link to the revised positions

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The Korat & Thai Cat Association

Annual General Meeting

is to be held on Sunday April 24th 2016 at 2pm

at our

*****NEW  VENUE*****

St Thomas Meeting House, Clergy House,
Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Beds. LU5 5SJ

Tea and coffee will be served from 1.30pm

Followed by a buffet and raffle after the meeting

Paperwork will be distributed to members via the Spring newsletter.  Any items for the agenda should be sent to the secretary. Click here for a copy of the amended agenda.

Members are reminded that only fully paid up members shall be eligible to vote. Subscriptions were due on 1st January 2016

Julie Cherkas - Hon Secretary
jusarka@yahoo.co.uk

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Sadly, we reflect on the loss of two members who supported the club for many years; Jane Hard, our Vice-President who was involved with the club since its inception; and one of our breeders, Willie Wilkinson.

If you would like to add a tribute for Jane or Willie, please email Julie or Dee. We will be really please to add them to the website.

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K&TCA 10th Championship Show

ON
SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 2016

YES, IT’S ON A SUNDAY!!  

AT

ALDERSLEY LEISURE COMPLEX
ALDERSLEY ROAD
WOLVERHAMPTON WV6 9NW
 (PLENTY OF FREE PARKING)
 
Once again, we have THREE shows all at the same venue.  As usual, we are combined with the small breed shows; Asian Group Cat Society, Progressive Ragdoll Breed Cat Club, Abyssinian Cat Association, Singapura Cat Club, Snowshoe Cat Society, Cornish Rex Cat Society and the LaPerm Cat Club.


The Shorthaired Cat Society and Midland Counties Cat Club are also holding shows at the same venue on the same day. It should be a really good day out!

The venue is open to the public from 12:30

We have a good entry this year, including a Thai Lilac Point on exhibition, and a club table with some personalised K&TCA items for sale. So do come along and see us and our wonderful cats.

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The Korat & Thai Cat Association

Annual General Meeting

is to be held on Sunday April 26th 2015 at 2pm

at our

*****NEW  VENUE*****

St Thomas Meeting House, Clergy House,
Houghton Regis, Dunstable, Beds. LU5 5SJ

Refreshments will be served from 1.30pm

Followed by a buffet and raffle after the meeting

Paperwork will be distributed to members via the Spring newsletter.  Any items for the agenda should be sent to the secretary.

Members are reminded that only fully paid up members shall be eligible to vote. Subscriptions were due on 1st January 2015

Julie Cherkas - Hon Secretary
jusarka@yahoo.co.uk

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our AGM will be held on Sunday 27 April 2014 at the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ.  The meeting will commence at 2pm. 
There will be a RAFFLE and BUFFET after the meeting. Refreshments will be served from 1.30pm. Any contributions for raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Items for the Agenda should be sent to the Club Secretary, Ms Julie Cherkas, 216 Northam Road, Southampton,  SO14 0QE or email jusarka@hotmail.co.uk, by 28 March.

We hope to see you there

Would members please note that subscriptions became due on 1st January 2014 as follows: 
Single £9,        Joint/Family £11,       Overseas £12.
Subs may be reduced by £2 (with no overseas supplement) if an electronic newsletter is taken.

Subscriptions should be sent to the treasurer (Cheques payable to Korat Cat Association):
Mr B Lacey, Cottage Cattery, 25-27 Stapleford Road, Whissendine, LE15 7HF
Payment can also be made by PayPal using treasurerkca@btinternet.com

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K&TCA 8th Championship Show

ON
SUNDAY 6 APRIL 2014

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE AND IT’S ON A SUNDAY!!  

ALDERSLEY LEISURE COMPLEX
ALDERSLEY ROAD
WOLVERHAMPTON WV6 9NW
 (PLENTY OF FREE PARKING)
 
This year’s show will be a FIRST with THREE shows all at the same venue.  As usual, we are combined with the small breed shows; Asian Group Cat Society, TheSingapura Cat Club, Snowshoe Cat Society, Cornish Rex Cat Society and the Laperm Cat Club. 
The Shorthaired Cat Society and Midland Counties Cat Club are also holding shows at the same venue on the same day.

Come along and see our beautiful cats in competition.

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THE THAIS HAVE CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS

In the GCCF council meeting held on 26 June 2013 the Thais achieved championship status. Congratulations and thanks to all those exhibitors who showed their Thai Blue Point and Thai Lilac cats at both Preliminary and Intermediate levels to achieve this. The first classes will appear in show Schedules soon and Certificate Classes will be available in shows from early November 2013. Watch this space for news of the first cats to achieve their Titles!

K&TCA - 2013 AGM

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 2 June 2013 at the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ. The meeting will start at 2pm but refreshments will be available from 1.30 pm onwards. Please come along to support your club and have your say in its day to day running. Visitors welcome. For a copy of the Agenda, please click here.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our members - we hope to see you all at the Show

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KORATS AT THE LONDON PET SHOW - 12 & 13 MAY 2012 - EARLS COURT TWO

Once again, we have the opportunity to promote our wonderful Korat & Thai breed to the public at this prestigious venue. And this year, we aim to have cats giving cuddles and a table with lots of information on BOTH Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2012. Opening hours are from 9.30 to 5.00. Please come along to support us on either Saturday or Sunday. More details on the London Pet Show website

IMPORTANT ~ CHANGE OF DATE FOR AGM ~ Now 20 May 2012 (see below)

K&TCA - 2012 AGM - the Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 20 May 2012 (not 6 May) at the Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ. The meeting will start at 2pm but refreshments will be available from 1pm onwards. Please come along to support your club and have your say in its day to day running. Visitors welcome. For a copy of the Agenda, please click here.

Members - Don't forget that your 2012 subscriptions were due on 1st January. This year, you can save £2 by applying for an emailed Newsletter! See the Membership page for details.

CHANGE OF NAME Following the AGM, where it was agreed that the club should now encompass the Thai cats, as well as Korats, the Korat Cat Association applied to the GCCF for a change of name to the Korat & Thai Cat Association and K&TBAC. This change was agreed by Executive Committee on 26 July 2011. Literature, etc will gradually be changed to reflect the new name.

KCA - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - the AGM will take place on 15 May 2011 at The Oliver Bird Hall, Church Hill Road, Solihull, B91 3RQ. The meeting will start at 2pm but refreshments will be available from 1pm onwards. Please come along to support your club and have your say in its day to day running. Visitors welcome. For a copy of the Agenda, please contact the webmaster.

KORATS at LONDON PET SHOW - OLYMPIA - 7th & 8th MAY 2011

KCA will have a table and "Korats giving cuddles" at this venue on Sunday 8th May 2011. Opening hours from 9.30 to 5.00. Please come along to support us. More details on the London Pet Show website

KCA Championship Show - SATURDAY 8 JANUARY 2011 - Do come along and say hello to the committee and see our beautiful cats in competition. We have 21 Korats & Thais entered this year. Hope to see you there! show page

Members - Don't forget that your 2011 subscriptions are due on 1st January! See the Membership page for details.

Report on the GCCF Council Meeting held on 27 October 2010 - click here

A Tribute to Chris Saltmarshe

a dedicated Korat breeder, who sadly passed away on 17 September 2010 click here


GCCF BREEDING POLICY - The quote below is the second half of  an editorial section entitled BREEDING CATS in the FAB Cat Care (Issue 1 2010) magazine. (The first  refers to the recent studies on dogs and general breeding concern, "Obsession with the purity of the breed and drives towards extreme conformation crop up again and again in animal breeding", by way of introduction.)


"As we said before cats are in a better state than dogs, but we cannot be complacent. Let's put the feline house in order as soon as possible. Indeed things are happening.

We applaud the Governing Council of the cat Fancy (GCCF) for their new publication, GCCF Breeding Policy - guidelines for healthy breeding'. They have been brave enough to stand against the registration of certain breeds, such as the Scottish Fold and Munchkin, and refuse to consider hybrid breeds, such as the Savannah and others, which are springing up all over the world.

We have to remember that  the GCCF is funded by breeders registering their cats and kittens, and limiting what they will accept will limit their income, so having principles can come with costs. Those registration bodies with the health of cats at heart and strong enough to say when things have gone too far and make practical and large enough changes to put things right, should be given credit for their ethical standpoint and owners encouraged to buy kittens from breeders who follow their breeding policy and put health first."

As yet there's no direct reference to the breeding policy on the FAB website, but it does carry the tag, "You will also find excellent information on all areas of cat breeding on the website of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) - the feline equivalent of the Kennel Club." The Breeding Policy can be found on the GCCF website.

 

GCCF News - Incorporation - A majority vote for incorporation atthe council meeting on 14 April 2010. Read more here http://www.gccfcats.org/council0410.htm

 

Congratulations to Jen Lacey, our club secretary, who has recently been appointed to both the GCCF Genetics and Executive Committees.

 

 

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