CFANewsletter
December 15 | 2020
CFA News
President's Message
The holiday season is upon us!!! With the pandemic impacting so many facets of our lives, holiday celebrations are being held remotely. Due to social distancing and the advice not to travel, we have all had to make alternate plans to celebrate Thanksgiving. Christians around the world celebrate Christmas on December 25th. Hanukkah, the celebration of lights, is celebrated this year from December 10 to December 18. Also celebrated at this time of year is Kwanzaa. The name Kwanzaa comes from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. An African feast, called a Karamu, is held on December 31. Our friends in the United Kingdom, Canada, and other parts of the world celebrate Boxing Day, December 26. Our Japanese friends celebrate Ōmisoka, New Year’s Eve. It is considered the second-most important day in Japanese tradition as it is the final day of the old year and the eve of New Year’s Day, the most important day of the year. Whichever holidays you choose to celebrate, please be safe and obey your local laws for public and private gatherings.

CFA has restarted show production. Several shows have been produced in Japan and China. There have been shows in Europe. Also, we have had 3 shows here in the United States. Cotton States CC, Frontier Feline Fanciers and Cat Club of the Palm Beaches have held successful shows. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a prohibition on spectators at our shows. Congratulations and thanks you for the hard work the CFA club members accomplished to make these shows successful and compliant with state/local laws.

Good news on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The FDA panel gave tentative approval for the distribution of the vaccine. I hope you will join me in taking the vaccine, when it is offered. We need a large percentage of the population to receive the vaccination so that we can establish herd immunity.

The CFA Top Cat Challenge will be completed soon. Congratulations to Lorna Friemoth for her hard work getting this event through the planning to implementation stages. Kudos to all that sponsored the regional events and to those hard workers that have provided our cat fanciers an alternative to attending live shows during the pandemic.

Please stay safe and I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a very Happy New Year. I think most of us will be happy to say goodbye to 2020!!

Darrell Newkirk
CFA President
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Central Office Report
Allene Tartaglia
CFA Executive Director

A majority of the CFA staff in Alliance are working from home through at least December due to the high rate of COVID infections in Stark County, Ohio (the location of CFA’s Central Office). CFA is fortunate that we are able to provide the same level of service to our customers, even while working off site, with the exception of phone calls. We are limited to only one person answering phones during this time, therefore, if at all possible please email the person you are trying to reach or use the general email, support@cfa.org. Phones are still being answered but there could be a delay and you may need to leave a message. An email inquiry may be answered more quickly. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
 
A notice to all CFA member clubs regarding the status of their dues payment and membership list receipt for 2021 was sent on December 1. Dues and membership lists are being received on a daily basis. Thank you! The list of clubs in good standing for 2021 can be found here.
 
If you have any questions regarding your club dues or membership list, please contact Amber Goodright.
 
The CFA White Pages will be available in a PDF, digital format ONLY for the next edition coming out in February 2021 (no more printed version). White Pages still remains part of your Cat Talk/Epoints (formerly Online Almanac) subscription. More information regarding how to access digital White Pages will be provided when it is available (February 2021).
New CFA Clubs
Carol Krzanowski - CFA Club Membership Chair

The following club was accepted at the December 1, 2020 CFA Board meeting:

1. Shadowcats Feline Fanciers - International Division - China; Guangzhou, China

Amber, please note that the club dues and membership list for this new club should be applied to the year 2021, so that the club will be in good standing for the entire calendar year. I will send you the final application file as soon as possible.

Also, the Board approved two club name change requests, effective immediately:

1. Camelot Cat Kingdom changed to Navy Blue Cat Club - Japan Region
2. Magic City Cat Club changed to Southeastern Cat Fanciers - Southern Region
Winter Fire Safety Precautions
Pam DelaBar

The weather gets a bit cooler - cold actually - in the Northern Hemisphere and we all spend more time indoors, in our homes. This time of year, especially during the holidays, we increase the demands on our electrical systems with our seasonal decorations and holiday baking. Decorative candles and toasty fireplaces bring joy and warmth

These things that can be so comforting and inviting can turn into our worst nightmare.

Within the past month, two catteries in CFA Region 9 (Europe) have experienced horrible tragedies:

Yury Novitskiy and his wife Irina Barkovskaya of Sybarit Cattery, well known throughout CFA for excellent Exotics, were awakened by, literally, their house burning down around them. They lost everything: clothing, furniture, currency, credit cards, identification, home, and the cattery - all the cats and kittens perished in the fire. Irina is still hospitalized in a specialized burn unit with both internal and external injuries from the fire.

The same situation occurred with the family of Elena “Cattery Darlen Fleur”, well known Abyssinian breeder in Europe - they also were awakened by fire and lost almost everything, including all winter clothing (winters are not kind in Russia) - and all female Abyssinians and their kittens perished.

Elena’s fire was possibly caused by a failure in the electrical system somewhere in the house. Yury and Irina’s fire started somewhere between the first and second floors of the home within the chimney.

What can we do to hopefully prevent this in our own homes? 
  • Ensure the batteries in our fire alarms are fresh and the alarms are in working order
  • Lessen the load on our electrical systems (LED lights do not tax the systems as much as regular lights), 
  • Check the pilot lights on gas appliances to make sure they stay lit
  • Water our fresh Christmas trees with WARM water
  • Use electronic flickering candles instead of the ones with real flames
  • Get the local chimney sweep out to clean the chimney (and never burn paper or soft wood in the fireplace).  
Make a plan how you and your family can evacuate your home in case of a fire, and include your cats and other pets in the plan.

If you can help, donations can be made to Yury Novitskiy and Irina Barkovskaya through PayPal at CFA.Region9@web.de. Collections for Elena can be received at www.paypal.me/pools/c/8uNNtEe5e7.

CFA Judges' Association
Wendy Heidt

Ever wondered about the history of cat breeds originating from South-East Asia, how the tabby got it’s stripes, or how many points are allocated to the Persian head type? With back to school in full swing, it is a great time to “hit the books” with your feline education. There are a plethora of education materials available on the web from registry, veterinary, breeder and enthusiast websites.

Have you ever really investigated CFA's website? The Cat Fanciers Association website is a treasure trove of information on breeds and breed standards, including the breed presentations used to train judges. Section 11 in the Judging Program Rules applies to continued education requirements. All trainees and judges must accrue twelve (12) continuing education units (CEU’s) over a five (5) year period to continue to be licensed as a CFA Judge. Breed Presentations listed with each breed are one way to earn credit towards their education. The web site also includes information on genetics and cat care as well as links to the Companion Cat World and CFA’s Breed clubs. The website is so much more than just a place to register your cats.

One site for information on a large variety of topics is messybeast.com . Messybeast is a non-profit library of cat-related resources. It is not affiliated to any registry, breed society, veterinary association or welfare society. This is a great place for information on color genetics and breed histories.

Show Cats Online is an online magazine with many free and some members only related articles on everything from breed history, color genetics, to raising premature kittens, to grooming and showing. I learned how I can build an IKEA bed to give my “kids” a new place to sleep and play.

Several veterinary schools have wonderful websites with many feline health related topics. University of California Davis and Cornell University are two great sources. You can even sign up to take a virtual class on pet CPR and find out the latest information on Covid 19 and cats.

The Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health by supporting research and education. They sponsor webinars that anyone can attend about feline health topics as well as a library of podcasts from their previous Feline Education Events.

These are just a small sample of resources to grow your knowledge on cats. Enjoy finding new things to learn to enhance your appreciation of the feline.

“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” – Daniel J. Boorstin
Household Pet Committee
Jenny Wickle - Chair

New Club For HHP Exhibitors

The Half Moon Club is seeking new charter members in order to include more HHP exhibitors and exhibitors who are interested in promoting HHPs in CFA. Applying for membership couldn’t be easier; just download and fill out the form here . A direct link to PayPal for dues payment is part of the form. Yearly dues are as follows: $15 for a Single Membership, 18 or older (you get 1 vote); $25 for a Family Membership, two to four members from one household (2 votes—must be at least 18 to vote); $10 for a Junior Membership, under 18 (no voting privileges); or $10 for an Associate Membership, over 18 (no voting privileges). If you need assistance and/or want to send dues by other means, please email Vice President, Julie Benzer .
The club will also be hosting a Virtual Cat Competition (VCC) as a fundraiser. Our theme is “Virtually Together in 2021.” Information will be posted soon under the competitions tabs on CFA's VCC page. Entries will be accepted from December 26-January 9. Judging will be January 11-14. Finals are planned for January 16 and 17; and Spectator’s Choice voting will take place from January 10-16. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit the WINN Foundation for Feline Health.

Can’t wait to get involved? Join us on Facebook by searching for the CFA - Unofficial Household Pet and Companion Cat World Discussion Group. Please share with your friends who show (or who are considering showing) household pets!
CFA Millennial Outreach Committee
Lorna Friemoth - Chair

The CFA International Top Cat Challenge finale sponsored by ZYMOX has closed with over 1000 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered for your support! The proceeds from this event will benefit the WINN Feline Foundation for cat health research. Over 230 prizes will be awarded.
We have 45 judges from all over the world on our panel from CFA, CCA, FiFe, GCCF, TICA, and NZCF, as well as several Millennial exhibitor judges in our fun rings. Please visit https://vcc.cfa.org/topcat2020/ to shop our vendors, vote for your favorite cat in the Spectators’ Choice competition, and watch the finals! We are also live on Facebook.
Cat Talk
Teresa Keiger - Editor
The December issue of Cat Talk will be arriving in mailboxes and online shortly. It's our holiday issue and we take a look at what our cats REALLY want for Christmas, as well as what they did to get put in time out. Many thanks to our readers for their contributions!

I'd like to give the Cat Talk staff a big round of applause for our collaborative effort of imagining what our New Year's Eve staff celebration would be like...and how we made certain that 2020 really left the building!
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.
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CFA Program News
CFA Breeder Assistance and Breed Rescue Program
CFA Breeder Assistance and Breed Rescue Program has been busy helping breeders in need, particularly over these difficult months during the COVID-19 pandemic and severe weather events. We have helped breeders with food and supplies and have assisted with a number of rescues – some quite large. These efforts can be very expensive, considering each cat must visit a vet for an exam, vaccinations, many times spay/neuter and other issues such as dental or ringworm treatments before they can be fostered or adopted out.

We are grateful for the generous donations by a number of our CFA friends and some very generous donations by several clubs. These donations assist us to continue to assist CFA cats and their people in need.

CFA Breeder Assistance-Rescue Programs maintain the confidentiality of those who receive help and we are proud to be able to provide that help. We are only able to provide assistance because of the donations of our cat fancy friends and we continue to request your help.  Any contribution supports our work and is tax deductible.
You can find more information here.

You can donate on this page,  or send a check to our treasurer, Cyndy Byrd, at 1392 Robert Court, Brea, CA 92821. Choose CFA Breeder Assistance-Breed Rescue as your charity on Amazon Smiles to send us a donation every time you buy on Amazon and can give us PawPoints by signing up to support CFA Breed Rescue when you shop at Fresh Step.
Meowy Hour is CFA's public outreach program for ALL cat lovers! Each week, host Arden Moore interviews feline experts from all aspects of feline health and caregiving. Coordinator Kathy Black and a breed expert introduce one of CFA's pedigreed breeds to the public every week. Meowy Hour rounds out the program with a feline-themed drink with which it salutes to ALL cats.

PLUS - win prizes every week through the generosity of our sponsors and guests!
Want to join the fun? Watch live every Wednesday night at 6pm EST on CFA's Facebook page. And check out the Facebook page before each show for the week's guest, featured breed, and drink.
Can't view it live? No problem! The video is still available on both the Facebook page AND on CFA's YouTube page.
Meowy Hour invites you to share its weekly announcement on your clubs' pages - and get ALL cat lovers in on the fun!
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Karen Lawrence

It is with disappointment that we have made the decision to temporarily close the Feline Historical Museum for six months effective December 11, 2020. Stark County, where Alliance is located, has been elevated to a PURPLE status, and we feel that we need to close the museum for the safety of both our visitors and staff.

We will re-evaluate during the next few months, depending upon how plans to reduce the COVID-19 virus work out in the United States. We do plan to re-open in the summer of 2021 when it is totally safe to do so.

Our museum manager, Karen Lawrence, will be returning to her home in Canada, and will take care of museum management duties from home for the next six months. We’ll still be in touch through updates to our social media sites and various web sites. If you need to reach Karen, please note a new Canadian cell phone number – 289-929-7554. She can also be reached by email at info@FelineHistoricalFoundation.org.
We thank everyone for their continued support of the museum, and hope we can be in your travel plans come summer of 2021.

Wear your mask … stay safe and healthy during the upcoming holiday season!
Legislation – What’s Hot . . . . . . .
 Kelly S. Crouch, CFA Legislative Information Liaison
Sharon Coleman, CFA Legislative Legal Analyst

Texas Agency Reviews Rules for the Licensed Breeder Program

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is undergoing a state-mandated review of its rules for the Licensed Breeder Program. This is a routine four-year undertaking required of state agencies that is different than the sunset review process discussed in the July 2020 issue of What’s Hot . The sunset review process evaluates agency and program effectiveness every 12 years. It was this process that lead to the Commission's recommendation of abolishing the Licensed Breeder Program. That review process is still underway. For those interested, public comments on the Commission’s recommendations are located here .

Unlike the Sunset Commission review of program efficacy, TDLR reviews the program's rules to determine whether to readopt, revise, or repeal the rules. The agency assesses whether the rules are obsolete, reflect current legal and policy considerations, and aligns with departmental procedures. TDLR cannot change the law underlying the regulations in this process. The Licensed Breeders Administrative Rules are in Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 91, available online here . Comments can be submitted here . The deadline for comments is December 21, 2020.
Recent CFA Legislative Group Blog Posts:
The San Antonio, Texas Animal Ordinance Becomes More Restrictive Once Again
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
submitted by Virginia Rud
A list of our honored donors for the month of November is available here
CLINCAL TRIAL STILL SEEKING PARTICIPANTS!
Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis, or FCGS, is a severe and painful disease that affects the mouth. Recent Winn-funded studies have led to a potential treatment called DentaHeal. A study is currently being conducted by Dr. Boaz Arzi at the University of California-Davis and VetCell Therapeutics USA, the manufacturer of DentaHeal. If your cat has been diagnosed with FCGS, and you would be interested in participating in the study, or if you would like to learn more about this study and treatment, visit vetcelltherapeuticsusa.com/fcgs_trial for more information!

JANUARY WEBINAR
Want to know more about Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis (FCGS), and the exciting new treatments being explored? Join us for Winn’s Monthly Webinar Series on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 1:00 PM Eastern and listen to Dr. Boaz Arzi discuss this important research! Find out more and reserve your seat now .
Winn would like to thank CFA for their continued support of our monthly webinar series!


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
Sharon Roy - Regional Director
I hope everyone in Region 1 and CFA has a blessed and happy holiday season.

As the year winds down, let’s try to reflect on all the good and positive that may have happened as it is certainly a year that we could dwell on the negative.

Let’s all look forward to the New Year with renewed hope and a healthy New Year for all.


Region 2
Terri Zittel - Regional Secretary 
We have again lost another beloved member of our cat fancy. Barbara Callison passed away due to the Covid-19 virus. As Kim Everett Hirsch stated it so well “Barbara was one of the most determined people that I have ever known. One only has to look no further than the Idaho Cat Fanciers, the club, and show she put her heart and soul into for so many years. Her love for cats and people in the cat fancy was so uplifting.” As a friend and co-worker I can only say that she will be sorely missed my all of us in Region 2.

We wish all of you a safe and warm holiday with the hope that 2021 will be a much better year.
Stay safe and hug your kitties.
Region 3
Paula Noble - Regional Secretary
OMG! Not sure what I’m going to write about this month. We’ve had some winter weather, but from all reports, nothing like the previous three months of disastrous weather. I’m sure we are all forever grateful for the respite as we look forward to this holiday season.

For those that have already ordered the "Out of This World Cookbook," I hope you are enjoying all the delightful recipes. You will already know why many folks are ordering extras for stocking stuffers for family and friends. I personally love the spiral binding as I can open to a recipe and the book stays right where I need it to stay!! Send your requests to cfagsr@hotmail.com  If you are paying by PayPal you can send your request and payment to the same address. We continue to have all the rest of our 2021 Annual Fundraising merchandise available as well.

As some parts of the country are beginning to open up to having shows, please stay safe if you travel. Region 3 is currently looking forward to the Houston Cat Club’s show January 9-10, 2021 at the Hilton Houston North not far from the airport. Looking forward to seeing many friends we haven’t seen in a very long time.

Wishing all a safe and healthy holiday season!!
Region 4
John Colilla - Regional Director

No report this month
Region 5
Howard Webster - Regional Director
No report received
Region 6
Candilee Jackson - Regional Secretary
The MWR was excited to host its very first show for the 2020-2021 season: on Small Business Saturday, Frontier Felines, following CFA's Covid-19 protocols, hosted a well-attended show in Gardner, Kansas. Many well wishes and thanks are extended to the club for going beyond to make sure exhibitors, judges, clerks, and show personnel were safe during the show.

Please note that all MWR shows planned for December have been canceled due to state and county pandemic procedures.
Region 7
Kenny Currle - Regional Director
Cat Club of the Palm Beaches Show
submitted by Karen Lane


Cat Club of the Palm Beaches held their first in-person show since the Covid-19 pandemic on December 5- 6. The entry limit for our show was 150 cats to allow “socially distanced” benching. The show was closed to spectators. Everyone’s temperature was taken before entering the show hall and everyone wore their masks. 
We have a great number of people to thank for the success of this show. The Florida governor has opened our state to almost normal; of course masks and distancing are required. The city of Sanford was kind and gracious and allowed us to be in their civic center. We filled our entry and our exhibitors followed all of the rules that were required for the safety of each other. It was strange with no spectators but it also allowed all of us to enjoy being together, with our cats, and renewing our friendships with each other. It seemed like ages since we all were together last. 

Our wonderful judges were Don Williams, Bob Goltzer, Carol Fogarty, Russell Webb, Kenny Currle, Hope Gonano. We also secured the permission of CFA to invite two judges from TICA, Clint and Rene Knapp, Having judges from TICA was a wonderful opportunity for us to see new judges and have them handle our cats. All of our judges managed to do their job with masks on and most of the cats did not seem to notice that they looked like “bank robbers.” As it’s been months since we had show, many cats had not been out and handled. Some were almost a year old. Our judges took the extra time when needed to make the cats feel comfortable. 

Cotton States was gracious enough to share their experience after having their show three weeks before us. They also shared thermometers, masks, and wristbands with us, and lots of ideas. Vicki Nye donated masks for our show and gave us guidance. We were going to be in “uncharted waters” with all of the new requirements needed to have a fun and safe weekend. 
One highlight stands out. Some people who had been to our show in past years stopped by the show hall while they were in downtown Sanford. Of course they wanted to come in and see the cats, but unfortunately we were closed to the public. They were so nice about their disappointment, we suggested that they come around to the large windows in the show hall and we would be happy to let them see some of the cats. The really was an emotional experience seeing people who really wanted and enjoyed seeing our cats and stand outside and pet our cats through the glass windows.

Our first Covid-19 show was a success and we are hoping to have another show in February, if possible. Our club members rose to the occasion and did the temperature taking, wrist banding, filling out waivers, and greeted everyone just like it was Christmas. What a wonderful way to start the holiday season.
Region 8
Yukiko Hayata - Regional Director
We had two shows this month: Comodo Cat Fanciers show on November 28 at Nagoya, and Nishinihon Cat Club show on December 6 at Osaka.

Comodo Cat Fanciers had first show in Nagoya. Show hall was in the Nagoya School of Business, near by JR Station. Students of the school attended as a practice of pet class. Ambassador Masanari Kojima did guide them ring to ring as he explained about the breed standards and judging
They had 83 entries and this was pretty good under the hard situation of Covid-19. Their first show had big success.
Nishinihon Cat Club had their traditional Christmas show at Osaka as usual. The club prepared all things for protect us from the risk of Covid-19.  Entry was 63.

At the both of show halls, exhibitors did their best to protect themselves with face shields and masks.
We will have two more shows in Tokyo: on December 13 and the last weekend of December.
We wish we will have no infected person later.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
Region 9
Pam DelaBar - Regional Director
The Winter Cat Show, sponsored by Purina Proplan, Russia, was a virtual competition conducted on 5-6 December. What made the event unique was it was a collaborative effort with the sponsor and five cat associations: CFA, FIFe, WCF, AFC (Russian), and ICU (Russian), and that Zoom technology was used in evaluating the entries.
The sponsor supplied a specific technology expert to each ring and worked to coordinate the overall competition with the five organizations. A translator was available to assist judges in having the exhibitors handle their cat to show the different attributes. Judges were also able to communicate their evaluation of the cat to the exhibitor. No awards or titles were given in each judging, but each judge did present a top ten final (ranking) for kittens, championship, and premiership. On Sunday, each association nominated its top kitten, cat, and premiership cat to compete with the other association’s top in each category. One judge from each association was picked for the top competition judging panel. The nominees were presented “live” by Zoom for evaluation by the judges. A lovely Bengal kitten won overall Best Kitten, a red and white Persian neuter (nominated by CFA) was overall Best Neuter/Spay, and a very flashy copper-eyed white Persian male (a CFA nomination) was honored as Best Cat.

Edelweiss Cat Club worked with the “live” technology and developed a very smooth running system. Three minutes was allotted to each entry and both judges and exhibitors had a time to expect the judging for any specific exhibit. The exhibit numbers for finals were sent to the “master clerk” so that the exhibitors were available for the finals presentations. The CFA judges - Sharon Roy, Irina Kharchenko, Teo Vargas-Huesa, and Pam DelaBar - all agreed this was a very well run competition, highly professional, and was a much more interesting experience than ranking photographs. Well done, Edelweiss Cat Club.

The last Region 9 CFA show for 2020 was held in Ylöjärvi, Finland. This show, hosted by Sophisto Cat Club, was the third 2-ring show conducted in the October-November timeframe and joined with the Sherwood Manx club and Cat Fanciers of Finland for this “trifecta” - all shows met and exceeded COVID19 requirements set by both national and regional authorities (we do joke that Finns invented social distancing). Several cats were able to complete their requirements for the champion or premier titles, and we had some new grands as well.

Our last Region 9 Zoom meeting for 2020 was held 8 December to discuss topics from the CFA board meeting 1 December and also to project what we need to continue to expand CFA in Europe. We signed off with a toast (with a favorite beverage or two) for good health and prosperity in the New Year. We pass on our best wishes for all of CFA to stay safe and stay healthy and hope to see everyone at a show in 2021.
International Division
China - Mainland
submitted by ID-China Chair Russell Webb
China is moving forward and now we have many approved NGO cat shows. The clubs in China are working very hard on promoting the CFA shows in the different districts in China.
Our Team One judges are doing a fantastic job in judging the cats at the shows. I have been sent quite a few videos from the different shows and there handling is fine and they do present the cats in a professional manner. Congratulations to them all.

Last but not least our WeChat program is moving along nicely. I think once this is completed it will make the entry clerk job much easier.
ID - Asia
submitted by Suki Lee

The Dear Meow club conducted a CFA show on November 14 in Hong Kong. Following the government gathering instructions and restrictions, and Hong Kong government laws and regulations of social distancing, the club set an entry limit of 50.
All the owners wore a mask in the show hall. All those who attended filled out the CFA Covid-19 declaration form and emailed it to the entry clerk along with the entry form. At the show hall, the check in counter had the visitors declaration form regarding their whereabouts in the past 14 days and the temperature of those entering was checked.
The club provided masks and hand sanitizer for the exhibitors. We also had an air dehumidifier in the show hall.
Kit Fung (above) and Suki Lee (right) were doing the SSP rings.


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Teresa Keiger
CFA Newsletter Editor