CFANewsletter
August 17 | 2020
CFA News
President's Message
Hi everyone,
On August 11, the CFA Board members met on a webinar that was open to all that wanted to see their board at work. It turned out to be a marathon board meeting. After discussing all things in open session, the board met in closed session to discuss additional matters. We adjourned the meeting sometime after 1:30am.

We made some changes to the VCC, the Virtual Cat Competitions, which is the name that the board settled on. Ellyn Honey is making the necessary modifications for publish those guidelines on the CFA website. Vicki Nye presented to the board a modification of approved guest judges list from the previously ratified three-tier levels to a two-tier program. Fifteen guest judges were advanced to approved guest judge status. The alternate application process approved by the prior administration was tabled, due to some the necessary components of the application not being completed. We granted an application an exception to writing a judging book prior due to the shows that have been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The board ratified the appointment of the HHP advisory committee: Jenny Wickle as chair, with Sue Robbins serving as the Eastern US committee member and Julie Benzer serving as the Western US member of the committee. George Eigenhauser agreed to be the board liaison.
A prior notice had been sent the CFA Board regarding the appointment of a special committee named the CFA Modernization Steering Committee. This committee is being chaired by Leann Rupy, and I will serve as the board liaison.

Pam Delabar has agreed to take over the function as the CFA board meeting note taker. Her notes have been shared with the membership, breeders, exhibitors, and others interested in the affairs of CFA on the CFA News Announcements.

Lorna Friemoth gave a great report on her new chair appointment for the Millennial Outreach Committee and educated the board members about the Millennial population group. Lorna also is working with Rachel Anger on a CFA Virtual International Top Cat Challenge. The link appears on the CFA – the Next Generation FB Page.

CFA is advancing by necessity into the Zoom world!! The JPC Education Committee is happy to announce the FIRST ONLINE CFA Breed Awareness and Orientation School on Thursday through Saturday, October 15, 16, and 17, 2020. If you are entertaining the idea of being a CFA judge, this is a requirement for application. Of course, it is open to those that want to earn continuing education credit for the CFA judging program renewal process, as well as anyone interested in learning about our CFA breeds.

There has not been much movement on CFA show production as we are still seeing increasing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 infections. New treatments are in development, as well as three companies that have vaccines in phase three testing.
We are seeing a few shows licensed, and those shows will be different from what we are all used to, as they will be required to comply with the COVID 19 rules for crowd gatherings.
Please stay safe, wear a mask when you go out and stay healthy.

Darrell Newkirk
CFA President
Join us on FB at: CFA – The Next Generation
Central Office Report
Allene Tartaglia
CFA Executive Director

National Top and Breed Awards
Trophies and rosettes (top wins and breed wins) have been shipped to addresses within the United States and Canada. If you are expecting a trophy and/or rosette and haven’t received it yet, please contact Amber Goodright, agoodright@cfa.org. We are still determining the best method to ship trophies to our customers residing outside the U.S. and will have a solution very shortly. More info will be posted on CFA News. Thank you to everyone for your patience with this process.
We’ve received several recent inquiries about ordering duplicate trophies. We are unable to order duplicates after the initial orders are placed. The trophies are custom made for CFA and the manufacturer isn’t able to make only one or two at a time.

Breed Council Membership
Breed council membership applications with complete information received by the deadline of August 3 have all been processed. Membership packages are being mailed to recently added members. Applications received after the deadline or applications still incomplete will be returned unprocessed.
CFA Judging Program
Guest Judging Program
Vicki Nye - Chair

I am pleased to announce CFA’s 2-Tiered Guest Judging Program. Our guest judges worldwide have filled a crucial judging role when clubs were not always able to contract a CFA judge. Since 2011, 766 judging rings were filled my our guest judges. This program advances our 14 most frequent guest judges to the “Approved Guest Judge” status.  Congratulations!
CFA Guest Judging Procedures are available here.
Judging Application and Trainee Program
Ellyn Honey - Chair
The name "Virtual Show" has been changed to "Virtual Cat Competition."
Judges from CFA may judge any competition put on by anyone without getting JPC Approval.

The Alternative Application process has been removed from the Judging Rules and tabled until February 2021 when the JPC will have mechanisms to complete all the requirements will be presented to the Board of Directors. In the meantime, this alternative application process will made be available to apply to the Judging Program until February 2021.
New Judge Applicant
Kathleen Hoos - Applications Administrator

Applicants for Consideration at the October 2020 Board Meeting:
• Allene Keating
Shorthair First Specialty
Baldwin City, Kansas  USA

Information concerning the moral character, temperament and ethics, and the spectrum of experience concerning the breeding and showing (and agenting) of cats would be helpful to the CFA Executive Board in the evaluation of applicants to the Judging Program. The manner in which an applicant's cats are housed and cared for is also pertinent. See Judging Program Rules, Section V under 7. Recommendations: a,b,c,d,e,f, as well as the Judges' Code of Ethics for more information on what the Board of Directors will require in an excellent candidate.

Recommendations or concerns are encouraged so that the Judging Program Committee and ultimately the CFA Board of Directors may make an informed decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of any individual making an application to the CFA Judging Program. All letters require a signature. Anonymous letters will not be accepted. Negative letters must be documented and substantiated. All negative letters will be shared with the applicant to offer the opportunity for rebuttal. All letters and responses, if any, will accompany the application.

Please send letters by email or snail mail to the Applications Administrator (see below) by the deadline indicated:

Letters due by September 21,2020

Letters of recommendation, or copies thereof, must not be sent to the applicant, nor may the applicant ask for any preview of recommendations. Multiple recommendations stemming from one source will be treated as a single recommendation. Please send letters to:
Kathleen Hoos
1753 Blakewood Dr
Chambersburg, Pa 17201
Phone: 717-263-5915
Judging Program Application Timeline
A complete timeline and dates for applying to the CFA Judging Program for the upcoming two years is available here.
New CFA Clubs
Carol Krzanowski - CFA Club Membership Chair

The following clubs were accepted at the August 11, 2020 CFA Board meeting:

1. International Toybob Cat Club - North Atlantic Region; Jackson Heights, NY, USA
2. Show Me Cat Fanciers - Midwest Region; Mound, Minnesota, USA

In addition, the Board approved a name change request from Keystone Kat Klub, Southern Region, changing their name to Keystone Kats, effective immediately.
COVID-19 and CFA Shows
As we have moved through the summer, some countries and some states have begun relaxing restrictions on public gatherings. Some clubs outside of the US have begun holding shows, and clubs within the US are beginning to plan for shows which they hope to hold.

Last spring, the Rachel Anger and the COVID-19 task force wrote a suggested best practices for holding a show and keeping the club and show participants safe, and the CFA Board accepted it. That document is available here for clubs' reference. Additionally, Melanie Morgan and the CFA Judging Program wrote guidelines for alternate judging formats when clubs may consider adopting if they wish. That article is available here for reference as well.
CFA Breeds and Standards
Jacqui Bennett
CFA Breeds and Standards Committee Chair

The committee has spent the summer working on materials to help fanciers navigate their way through breed council processes. Earlier Jacqui Bennett had created a guide and flowchart to help breed council secretaries write a ballot proposal. With the deadline for applying for breed council membership looming, she and co-chair Teresa Keiger created a flow chart for applying for membership .

Upcoming committee projects include:
 • New Breed Submission Guidance Document and Glossary (Lead Jacqui Bennett – Anne Mathis) – the Breeds and Standards Committee intends to create a guidance document for new breed standard development to provide a clear concise process for writing a new standard as well as a glossary of common CFA terms and descriptions to drive consistency between standards and avoid lack of clarity or excessive artistic license which may lead to vagaries or subjective interpretations.
Fast Track Program for Established Breeds (Lead Michael Shelton – Donna Isenberg)- the Breeds and Standards Committee intends to review and propose a program originally submitted by Sharon Roy and Wayne Trevathan some time ago for the fast tracking of acceptance of new breeds in CFA which have an established history in other WCC associations as long as the already developed standard is utilized (formatted and standardized to CFA norms)
Spelling and Grammar (Lead Teresa Keiger - Krista Schmitt) – The CFA Board ruled that the Breeds and Standards' proposal for permission to make housekeeping grammatical, punctuational, and spelling corrections to breed standards. Instead, the committee was advised to address their concerns with the breed councils, and bring it forward as a constitutional amendment.
YEARBOOK ADVERTISING! FOUR DAYS REMAINING!
A Yearbook is Forever!

Other media comes and goes, but Yearbooks are held by Cat Fanciers forever. Advertising in the CFA Yearbook provides a unique opportunity to be seen by many. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity, advertise today!

A complete advertising package, including our rates, can be found on the CFA website at the following here.

If you don't know how to design your ad, let us do it for you! All we need is the text, photos and payment. We will be happy to take it from there and design an attractive, attention-getting ad for you. You can email everything to Sborawski@cfa.org or mail it to
Cat Fanciers Association, Inc.,
260 East Main Street, Alliance OH 44601
ATTN: Yearbook AD
Deadline for all ads is August 21, 2020.
GRANDSTAND, GRAND OF DISTINCTION AND DISTINGUISHED MERIT PHOTOS!

The 2021 Yearbook will feature cats that have become a Grand, Grand of Distinction and Distinguished Merit during the show season of May 1, 2019 through March 16 , 2020. If you haven’t yet sent in your photo and payment to be included in this fine publication, please do so now. You can email everything to Sborawski@cfa.org or mail it to
Cat Fanciers Association, Inc.,
260 East Main Street, Alliance OH 44601
ATTN: Publications
Deadline is August 21, 2020

REGIONAL WINNER SECTION

Picture your 2019-2020 Regional Winner for $32.00 in the special Regional Winner section of the 2021 Yearbook. This special section will feature the cat’s picture, and list the award, cat’s name, description, breeder and owner. Don’t miss this opportunity. Email a high resolution digital to Sborawski@cfa.org and make your payment at this link.
Deadline is August 21, 2020

Any questions please contact Shelly Borawski - sborawski@cfa.org - 732-492-7216
CFA Marketing Committee
Desiree Bobby, Director of Marketing
Free Workshop Webinars - Provided by The National Kitten Coalition
The National Kitten Coalition (NKC) is presenting a series of caregiving workshops specifically for breeders, rescues, friends, fans and followers of CFA. This month, Speaker Susan Spaulding, Director of Neonatal Programs for The National Kitten Coalition, will be presenting:

Fight the Fungus: How to Prevent, Recognize and Treat Ringworm Workshop Webinar
Monday, August 24th at 6:00PM-7:30PM EDT
Ringworm can be a frustrating fungus affecting your kittens. In this webinar you will learn how to minimize risks by preventing infections in the first place, and learn how to recognize the signs of ringworm as well as how to safely and effectively treat it.


Can’t make it? Still register because all registrants will have access to watch the recorded webinar at a later date.
Cat Talk
Teresa Keiger - Editor
The August issue of Cat Talk is in mailboxes, on the Kindle Newsstand, and on Magzter! This issue celebrates our winners from the 2019-2020 season. The top cats are featured on the issue's wrap-around cover (below)
We had eight people take advantage of the special combo pricing which gave them advertising in both Cat Talk and the upcoming CFA Yearbook.

Other articles include a special look at the big cats in the St. Louis Zoo while the zoo was on lockdown, what fanciers can do to help the plight of homeless cats, planning for any sort of disaster, and what you don't know about Russian Blues.. We have part one of a series on effectively managing a CFA show. Plus - lots of cats have been affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, and they wrote to us about their plights.

Congratulations to staff writer and copy editor Iris Zinck on her first Cat Writers' Association Muse Medallion award! Her article "Can Kitty's Teeth Be Saved?" (which appeared in the Feb. 2019 issue of Cat Talk) was judged best in the Written Article: Veterinary Medicine and Research - long form" category. Teresa Keiger won the Muse Medallion in the Photographic Art category for Cat Talk's October 2019 cover.
My Special Cat
All of us have had "that" special cat - a heart cat that we had a deep connection with. It may have been a cat that you exhibited and formed a lasting bond with. Or convinced you that he/she should stay - and you are thankful it did. Or maybe a non-pedigeed cat who knew that you needed him/her and consoled you like no other cat ever did.

Laurie Coughlan is taking her series to the next level with "My Special Cat" and she would love to include your story. Think of this as a love letter to that special cat in your life. Please send her your story and a photo if you wish.
ADVERTISE IN
Did you know you can advertise your cattery and its accomplishments in Cat Talk?

Did you know readers from all over the world can subscribe to Cat Talk online via Magzter and the Kindle Newsstand ?

Did you know vendors and small cat-related businesses can take advantage of special advertising pricing?

Check out our pricing, or contact Teresa Keiger for more details.
CFA Millennial Outreach Committee
Lorna Friemoth - Chair
 
What is a Millennial? 

Millennials are adults (not kids) born between 1981-1996, which means we're currently between 24 and 39 years of age. There are over 72.6 million Millennials living in the United States alone as of 2019. By 2025, Millennials will compromise three-quarters of the Global Workforce.

What are Millennials like?

We’re Idealistic. We see the world through rose-colored glasses. We’re also referred to the Optimistic Generation: according to a Gallup poll, 80% of us view our lives in a positive light and think our standard of life is improving. This unbridled idealism is mystifying to other generations, especially given the fact that we shoulder huge student debt loads and must rely on family more for financial support. That said, we live in a world where fortunes can be made overnight.
In the blink of an eye, Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a good idea, we believe we can change our futures (and those of others) for the better.

What can we do to engage Millennials?

Millennials own and founded social media. Being able to express ourselves and engage with one another through social media has led us to believe that we can change the lives and minds of others through online discourse. Social medias are by far the dominant way millennials learn about things online. Search engines are ranked near the top but fall below Facebook and Twitter for content discovery. Accordingly, the advice is to build relationships and trust with Millennials first on social media. Most Millennials use at least two internet devices every day. A minority use three or even four — 37 percent in the US. The survey also found that “19 out of 20” Millennials (globally) own smartphones and check them an average of 43 times per day (in US it’s 45). It is this millennial's opinion that CFA is woefully behind on using social media and technology in general to its fullest potential.

How do we begin to bridge the gap between CFA's current demographic and Millennials?

An easy and inexpensive way to do this in a time of social distancing is to host virtual cat shows via social media platforms that can engage people in our association as a way to stay connected while we are not able to safely gather in person. If marketed correctly, we can educate people about our product, the pedigreed cat, and hopefully engage Millennials by allowing them to enter their cats in these fundraisers.

At the August board meeting, the CFA Board approved a regional/international series of Virtual Cat Competitions which will be known as the CFA International Top Cat Challenge, wherein each region or scoring area will host an online fundraising event for their region or a specified charity. All regional qualifier shows will host 6 rings and the four traditional scoring classes, meaning kitten, championship, premiership, and household pets. Additional fun rings may be added at the discretion of the qualifier's show management. The photo conformation competitions at the regional qualifiers will require up to 3 photos of each cat - a full body shot, front-on or angled head shot, and a profile shot. Additionally, the owner may submit a short, pre-recorded video clip positioning the cat as if on a judging table with the camera angled in such a way that the handlers' face is not present in the video.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
CFA Statistics
Dick Kallmeyer - Statistical Analysis

In case your wondering how CFA is faring while we are anxiously awaiting the resumption of cat shows:
For the first 6 months of 2020, CFA registrations are down only 7% in spite of Covid-19 in all our major registration geographies. Our total registrations are about the same as 2018. One promising trend is that June 2020 registrations are up 8.8% over June 2019 registrations.
CFA continues to register cats all over the world. Over the past 6 months, CFA has registered cats in all US states and Puerto Rico, all Canadian provinces, and all China administrative divisions.
Since January 1, 2020, CFA has registered cats in 4,088 cities throughout the world, with 544 new cities.
CFA Program News
Companion Cat World
Kathy Black, Chair

The Companion Cat World program is seeing growth in several areas. We are advertising, our Facebook page adds new members each week, we have been featured several times during the Meowy Hour which is a Zoom meeting in addition to being on Facebook live, and viewed via YouTube.

We are happy to announce the long-awaited ability for those cats already registered through the Household Pet or CCW program to order a card or other products. Check out https://cfa.org/product-category/companion-cat-world/ to place your order. 
The registration and card items are also now available on Amazon. We are looking to expand our program to areas across the globe to advance CFA and our programs.

CCW is for all people who own or love cats. It is a bridge to close the gap between the general cat owner and CFA and our pedigree cats.
Legislation – What’s Hot . . . . . . .
 Kelly S. Crouch, CFA Legislative Information Liaison
Sharon Coleman, CFA Legislative Legal Analyst

Retail Pet Store Sales Bans, What's New and What's Old?

California may have been the first to enact a statewide retail pet store sales ban in 2017, but the legislatively created floodgates are a trickling and California needs fixing. So does Chicago as the recent June What's Hot reported. As of this writing, Chicago's proposed legislative fix is on hold. One of its problems included breeder licensing for local residents: a policy that seems counterproductive when these bans are supposed to stop animal abuse in the wholesale-to-retail supply chain. This issue has been the rationale for these laws going back to the 1992 founding of the single-issue advocacy national organization, the Massachusetts based Companion Animal Protection Society ("CAPS"). The CAPS mission statement is: "For the love of animals stand together against pet shops and puppy mills."

Many national and local animal protection organizations list this mission among their many issues. However, the persistent, laser focus of CAPS has given it an inside track and perspective to develop legislative opportunities. One of those occurred in the spring of 2013 in the City of San Diego. Then Joan Miller, now retired, CFA Legislative Group founder and Legislative Coordinator testified in opposition to a proposed ordinance before the City Council. Leading up to this effort and beyond, activists had been picketing and harassing personnel and customers of the small store, San Diego Puppy, including its owner David Salinas. The ordinance was enacted in the general form of the later California statute, no pet store sales "unless the dog, cat or rabbit was obtained from a city or county animal shelter or animal control agency, a humane society or a nonprofit rescue organization.'' (City Council Makes Tentative Vote To Ban Retail Pet Shops, KBPS, July 9, 2013, https://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jul/09/sd-pet-shops/ )

Recent CFA Legislative Group Blog Posts:
What’s Hot…………Texas Sunset Commission Finds the Licensed Breeder Program Fails to Meaningfully Protect the Public
Please report legislation happening in your area to the Legislative Group – legislation@cfa.org  Visit the CFALegislativeNews Facebook page and the CFA Legislative Group Blog to see the current legislative news.
Winn Feline Foundation
Planned Giving
by George Eigenhauser

Some people donate their time and efforts to help charitable organizations. In general you can not deduct the value of your time or services donated to a charity. Since the donated time is not taxable income there is no tax deduction. However, some of your out of pocket expenses incurred in donating your services to a qualified charitable organization may be deductible. For example, you may be able to deduct the cost of using your vehicle for charity. You may be able to claim the standard mileage rate or actual costs. In addition to either your actual costs or the standard mileage rate, you may also deduct your parking and tolls. For 2020 the standard mileage rate for operating your personal motor vehicle in service of a charity will be 14 cents per mile driven. The mileage must be incurred giving services to a qualified organization, unreimbursed, and directly connected to the services you gave to the qualified organization. The Winn Feline Foundation is a fully qualified public charity. Your donation(s) to Winn are deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Corporate Affliates
Our friends at Motel 6 would like CFA to continue to receive the 10% discount at participating locations by using the new updated reservation code of CPOAPHHT. There is a dedicated reservation site for CFA at www.motel6.com/en/cp/cfa.html or you may call 800-466-8356.
Discount Code # CPOAPHHT
Code: 1000026977
or call 877-999-3223 and ask for the discount code CFA CAT FANCIERS ASSOCIATION
Discount Code # 526223
Discount Code # #U285933
Link to Avis
Discount Code # Z926291
Regional News
Region 1
submitted by Iris Zinck
The big news for this month is that New England Meow Outfit, Inc (“NEMO”) will shortly be opening the region’s first virtual cat competition for entries. This show is the testing ground for the new CFA hosting platform for online virtual competitions. The event will feature four traditional pedigreed judging classes (kittens, championship, premiership, and household pets) as well as four “fun” classes where the top 10 entries will be determined by Spectator’s Choice online voting. The fun classes include “Best Buddies” (pictures of cats with their animal buddies, feline or otherwise), “Tiny Tots” (for kittens 2-3 months old), “Rainbow Bridge” (for pedigreed or HHP companions who have left us) and NEMO’s famous (or infamous) Cat-and-Owner Costume contest (entries for this are FREE!) Prizes for the highest scoring entry in each category will include Amazon gift cards, rosettes, and other prizes donated by our vendor sponsors. The show is expected to open for entries on or about August 18th and to close on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7). Finals are scheduled for the following weekend. For the most current information and a copy of the show flyer, visit the club’s Facebook page
Region 2
Terri Zittel - Regional Secretary 
Region 2 hopes all of you are safe and staying well. This is certainly an experience that we had never thought would happen to us. And, it is going on and on beyond our wildest expectations.

The December Lewis & Clark Longhair Specialty Cat show scheduled for December 5 & 6, 2020 is still on the calendar. We don’t know as yet whether or not it will take place. I have received many emails about the status of the show. We are crossing our fingers...

I asked a couple of our exhibitors who are working from home to send me pictures of their little cat helpers. Vicki Jensen, Piratehearts Silver & Golden Persians, and Ariel Bartelmes, Sereshka Russian Blues and Panei’s Barbarella, an Exotic. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did.
Region 3
Paula Noble - Regional Secretary
Two-thirds of the way through the summer and still trying our best to stay safe!

A team of five helpers got together on 8/2/2020 to put together all the Regional Awards. While there are many that will need to be shipped, each one of the group took back many for distribution. I know that some have received their awards, but if you haven’t received yours yet please be patient, they’re coming.
Above: Crystal Wood getting all of the breed rosettes in order and (inset) rosettes and bags filled the hotel room!

Right: bag showing the logo for the 2021 Annual.


Our 2021 Annual Committee has been hard at work with various fund-raising projects and have been having regular ZOOM meetings to try to stay connected with all the efforts.


The T-Shirts with the 2021 Feline Odyssey logo, pins and wrist bands are now being shipped and we have a couple of package deals. T-Shirts are available in Navy and Blackberry and all prices include shipping. If you are outside of the U.S., we will calculate your shipping when you order and let you know before you pay.
I’m sure the entire Region would like to join me in thanking Kathy Black and her team for all t
M-XL $25.00 – 2/$45.00
XXL-XXXL $27.00 – 2/$50.00
Enamel pins $25.00
Purple silicone wristbands $ 5.00
Shirt/pin/wristband pkg $45.00 (add $2.00 for 2X or 3X)

Pay-pal your request to cfagsr@hotmail.com. Be sure to include your size, color of shirt, and address you would like your order sent to.

Crystal Wood (email cwood@tattersallpub.com) is receiving and compiling recipes for the Global Cookbook. Unfortunately, she’s only received about 50 and unless we can get that number up to at least 200 we won’t have enough to do the cookbook. She needs these by 9/1/2020 in order to get these ready for gifting at Christmas. Please, please, please get your recipes in to Crystal. I know there are lots of good cooks out there!!
Region 4
John Colilla - Regional Director

No report for this month
Region 5
Howard Webster - Regional Director
No report for this month
Region 6
Candilee Jackson - Regional Secretary
The MWR is planning a two-part awards ceremony in August: distribution will take place in three to four locations around the region, based on results of the survey conducted in July. In September, the second part will be a virtual gathering on Zoom for the ceremony itself, with a regional meeting following.

In other news, the MWR is asking its membership to donate to the Breeder Assistance Program: because of the Covid-19 pandemic, fundraising has been limited, and their coffers need donations to offset recent large-scale rescues and helping those fanciers in need during the pandemic.

We are proud of our region's winners and look forward to presenting much-earned awards for last season.

Stay tuned for MWR plans and safe activities.
Region 7
Kenny Currle, Regional Director
Hot and humid summer here in the Southern Region, but missing members of our CFA family makes the summer days even longer.

Plans continue for the annual Cotton States CFA Cat Show, November 7 & 8, 2020, at the Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, GA. Current Georgia and the Infinite Energy Center COVID-19 procedures are providing the guidelines to ensure everyone's health and well-being. Guidelines for the show will be listed on the show flyer and it should be available soon.

Please be safe, stay sane, and hug your kitties.
Region 8
Yukiko Hayata, Regional Director
No report received
Region 9
Pam DelaBar, Regional Director
The German Catwalk Club hosted an outstanding virtual event and attracted photo entries from all over the globe. Categories consisted of Kittens, Adults, Premiers (Alters), Household Pets, Rainbow Bridge “Angels”, and a special competition for Black Cats. Six CFA Judges - 5 from the US and 1 from Europe, presented their top 10 cats in each category. The top 3 from each “ring” in each category advanced to Best of the Best, judged by CFA Allbreed Judge Mary Auth. GRC, NW Boberan Alanzo of Khardashia, a Red Persian Male, comfortably residing in Spain and loved by Antonio Crespo Moreno and Manuel Ordonez, was named Best of the Best. Doerte Haendel and her team worked very hard and pulled out all the proverbial stops to ensure this was a class act production. We look forward to several more of these CFA Virtual Cat Competitions, even after our “in the fur” shows have started again. 

Just because we all cannot currently get together at shows and other fun events, does not mean we are not connected in Region 9 Europe. We conducted our first Zoom Region 9 Europe meeting 12 August to go through the items from the 11 August CFA Executive Board Meeting, discuss the regional treasury and make our plans for the future. All countries with CFA clubs were represented at the meeting (except 1 - it still is vacation time in Europe. We will plan to have these Zoom meetings throughout the show year, especially after the board meetings. Until we can all be together to raise a glass of our favorite beverages, we remain: REGION 9 - One Love, One Hobby, One Region. 
International Division

No report received


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Teresa Keiger
CFA Newsletter Editor