CFA Newsletter
July 15 | 2020
CFA News
President's Message
The CFA elections have concluded. Our new CFA Board of Directors met on Sunday June 21 using the Zoom platform. We were happy to see that so many of our loyal cat fanciers signed on to watch the CFA board at work. If you were not able to watch the meeting live, the recorded link has been posted on the CFA website .

Thank you to our outgoing regional directors Mary Auth, Kathy Black, Michael Schleissner and Kayoko Koizumi-san.  Also a very big thank you to Mark Hannon who has served the CFA Board for 22 years, including the past 6 years as CFA President. 

We welcome our new regional directors: Pam DelaBar, Cathy Dunham, Steve McCullough, and Yukiko Hayata-san. We welcome Cyndy Byrd who was appointed to fill my vacated seat as a director at large. We now have a new CFA attorney, Shelly Perkins. Lastly, I thank the clubs that supported my campaign to be your next president.

After the appointments for vacancies were ratified, the CFA board ratified the committee appointments. 

CFA stills faces many challenges which COVID-19 has inflicted upon our operations. While we wait for advancements in treatments and the possible vaccinations to be developed, we are forced to limit, and in most instances, close down our show production of licensed CFA shows. Unfortunately, we are witnessing an uptick in confirmed virus infections, primarily across our Southwest states, from Texas to California. As many states were starting to reopen businesses, some have now slowed their process from moving through the various stages of re-opening. Please obey your local, state, and federal rules. These rules are to ward off more infections. The NIH, CDC, and other agencies are working diligently to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

We are all getting questions about when will CFA shows be allowed to proceed. That will depend on many factors, including limitations on assembly. 
  • When will local authorities allow events to occur? 
  • Will our base support the club by entering and participating in cat shows? 
  • Are the exhibitors willing to comply with social distancing requirements and wearing masks? 
We will monitor future developments on control, treatment and eradication of the virus. Until such time as we can safely re-open our shows, please shelter in place if you are in the high-risk category and wear a mask when you leave your home.

Some of our clubs have worked hard to develop virtual cat shows. These efforts are helping clubs with fund raising events and appear to be very successful

The new judging program committee chairs have been meeting frequently via the Zoom platform. The new committee is looking at enhancing the program to focus on education. I have attended the meetings and they are developing some very good ideas.

We all look forward to advancing CFA into the Next Generation.

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

National Award trophies and rosettes for the 2020 National Awards winners (top, breed, agility and Cattery of Distinction) will start being mailed from the Central Office by the end of July. An awards booklet will be included in all shipments. There were a few delays with the delivery of the trophies to the Central Office. Multiple items (top and breed trophies and rosettes and duplicates) to the same recipient are planned to be shipped in the same box. We anticipate using UPS for the shipment of trophies within the U.S. We are still determining the best method to ship items to our customers outside the U.S. We will keep you posted via CFA News regarding when we start shipping items.
The National Award slide show of this year’s winners is available on the CFA YouTube channel. The top winners are here and the breed winners are here.

Breed Council - The deadline for membership applications is Monday, August 3, only a couple weeks left to sign up. Don’t delay. Please submit your membership renewal or new application as soon as possible.
CFA Committee Appointments
CFA President Darrell Newkirk has named his standing committee appointments.
A complete list of those appointment is available here.
Fanciers on the COVID-19 Frontlines
Geri Fellerman
Joe McIntyre
Residing in Reading, Pennsylvania, Joe is a long-time breeder of Exotics, specializing in silvers and goldens. An RN involved in hospice care, Joe has been kept very busy during the current pandemic. Employed by an agency that provides home health care and hospice aid, Joe is currently working from home communicating with the many health care workers employed by the agency. He spends many long hours reviewing documentation submitted by the workers for accuracy prior to sending reports to doctors for signature.
During a normal time, Joe would also be spending about two days a week in the office but has been unable to do so of late. Thus far, seven members of his nursing staff have been infected with the virus, although, fortunately, there have been no fatalities. Another part of Joe’s responsibility is doing follow-ups on patients being released after hospitalization. On the upside, patients are, indeed, recovering and cases do not appear to be increasing in his area.
CFA Judging Program
Melanie Morgan
former CFA Judging Program Chair

JUDGING PROGRAM UPDATES from the CFA Board meeting June 18-21, 2020
Judging Program
Service Awards

5 Years
Nicholas Pun

10 Years
Etsuko Hamayasu
Doreann Nasin

20 Years
Vicki Abelson
Ellyn Honey
Jeff Janzen
Jan Rogers
25 Years
Karen Lawrence
Laura McIntyre
Becky Orlando
Gary Powell
Robert Zenda

30 Years
Pam Delabar
Brian Pearson
35 Years
Kenny Currle
Donna Fuller
Elizabeth Watson

40 Years
Larry Adkison
Nancy Dodds
Yayoi Satoh

45 Years
Diana Doernberg
Caroyn Owen
Retirements/Resignations:

On Thursday June 18th, the Board accepted with regret the retirement of CFA Allbreed Judge Gary Powell effective June1, 2020. We will miss Gary and wish him well.

On Sunday June 21st, The Board accepted with regret the retirement of CFA Allbreed Judge Becky Orlando effective June 21, 2020. We will miss Becky and wish her well.

On Sunday June 21st, The Board accepted with regret the retirement of CFA Allbreed Judge Jan Stevens effective June 19, 2020. We will miss Jan and wish her well.

Leave Of Absence:

Board approved a medical leave of absence for Ayumi Ueda until April 30, 2021. We wish her a speedy recovery

Kudos:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my last act as Judging Program Chair was to announce that on Sunday June 21st, the CFA Board elevated Gary Powell to Judge Emeritus. Congratulations to Gary for this well-deserved honor!

And for those of you who had not heard, Saturday June 20th, Nancy Dodds was awarded the Spotlight Award from the Judges’ Association. Congratulations and well-deserved!
CFA Judging Program Committee

During this time of pandemic shut down, your Judging Program committee is busy rolling out training to our new China associate judges, organizing and presenting continuing education webinars, implementing a new three-tiered guest judging program, and planning the BAOS which will take place on October 15, 16th and 17th, 2020.

Applicants, Trainees and Advancing Judges:
Ellyn Honey, Chair
Home: 702-998-7393
Cell: 702-461-7755

File Administrators
Nancy Dodds - fenwaynd@earthlink.net
Marilee Griswold - marileemed@yahoo.com

Approved Judges and Guest Judging
Vicki Nye, Chair
831-663-4533
    Diana Rothermel - Judge Ombudsman confection1@mindspring.com
    Wendy Heidt - Guest Judging Program, committee member wheidt@comcast.net

China Judges' Associate Program
Judging Program Education (Judges Test, Judges Breed Workshop)
Anne Mathis, Chair
517-223-9282, cell 517-719-2587

Judging Program Education (BAOS)
Barb Jaeger, Chair
602-840-9001

Judges Mentor Program and Judges' Education Oversight
Loretta Baugh, Chair
248-270-1810
The Care and Feeding of CFA Judges
CFA Judges' Association
Wendy Heidt

Show-producing clubs are making the tough decisions these days. Many clubs have contracts for judges several years out as well as contracts with event facilities and cage services. Local, state, and national governments have rules in place dictating event size as well as procedures for having events. There are rules about social distancing, face coverings, temperature monitoring, and symptom assessment. Some businesses are requiring signed waivers. It can be daunting to think about how to follow all the rules especially when the current situation changes as community health status fluctuates.

Keep in mind CFA has rules about notifying judges in the event of a show cancelation. Judges can not assume a show they are contracted for is canceled. Please keep in touch with your judges either way. If you plan to have a show let your judges know so they can also decide if they feel safe traveling to a show and can judge with a mask or face shield (if it is required). Some airlines are having fare sales as well, so if they can still come it is a good time to get airfares.

Show Rule 16.05 states, In the event a show is canceled after licensing or after contracts have been signed for judges, the show management must immediately notify all judges under contract, the Regional Director and the Central Office. In the case of a show canceled in the International Division, the club must also immediately notify the appropriate International Division Chair.

Communication is the key to prevent misunderstandings and assumptions. If your club has a show in the next 6 months then reach out to your contracted judges. Let them know the status of the event. We all know the situation is fluid and changes regularly but keeping in contact will help ease the uncertainty in these uncertain times.
CFA Breeds and Standards
Jacqui Bennett
CFA Breeds and Standards Committee Chair

Jacqui Bennett has formed a committee consisting of Teresa Keiger, Anne Mathis, Krista Schmitt, Michael Shelton, and Donna Isenberg and the committee has already had two meetings. We believe that by having a diverse team with differing breed expertise, experiences, and skill sets, we can more successfully serve as liaisons to the breed council secretaries and help with breed standards submissions

Breed council secretaries have already begun to submit their proposed ballots. The committee has prepared a submissions guideline document to assist them with these submissions.
YEARBOOK ADVERTISING!
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
New CFA Clubs
Carol Krzanowski
CFA New Clubs Chair

The following clubs have applied for CFA membership and will be considered at the August 11, 2020 CFA Board teleconference. Anyone wishing to submit comments regarding the applicants should do so in writing and send the comments to Committee Chair Carol Krzanowski no later than July 29, 2020.
As stated in the CFA Constitution - Article III - Membership, Section 3 - Election to Membership: "If negative information is submitted regarding the applicant, the information will be provided to the applicant with enough time for the applicant to prepare a written rebuttal prior to board consideration.”

International Toybob Cat Club
President: Margo Hill
Secretary: Deborah Lopez
Location: Jackson Heights, New York, USA

Show Me Cat Fanciers
President: Janet Moyer
Secretary: Lisa Thostenson
Location: Mound, Minnesota, USA
CFA Club Bylaw Guidance Committee
Bethany Colilla, Chair

Hello, I just want to take this time to briefly introduce the CFA Club Bylaw Guidance Committee. It's a mouthful yes, but we are here to help answer any questions you may have about your clubs bylaws. Our team is small so far and consists of myself ( believerscattery@gmail.com) and Brad Newcomb ( newbrad756@gmail.com) . We are happy to help figure out your inquiries and come up with solutions. The best way to reach us is to email us both with your questions so we can work together to help you.

If bylaws is your area of expertise and you're interested in being part of our team please reach out to me.
CFA Marketing Committee
Desiree Bobby, Director of Marketing
CFA Meowy Hour - A Weekly Webinar for Cat Aficionados 
Are you and your cat(s) free on Wednesday evenings?

CFA’s new “Meowy Hour” is filled with felines, facts, and fun! Settle in every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. EST as our host, Arden Moore, meets with special guests such as movers and shakers in the pet industry, experts in veterinary medicine, feline welfare advocates and even celebrity cats. Webinar attendees and viewers on Facebook Live (on CFA's FB page and available to everyone) have opportunities to engage in discussion about a variety of feline topics. CFA judges present a special breed of the week and there are also opportunities for everyone to test their cat trivia knowledge and win prizes.

We’ll be serving up different topics at each “Meowy Hour” so check the CFA event calendar on www.cfa.org to sign up. All webinars through the month of July are made possible by our sponsors, NEON Litter and Live Pee Free.
Cat Talk
Teresa Keiger - Editor
The August issue of Cat Talk is well underway! We take a quick look at how some regions created alternatives to their in-person regional awards banquets. We have a special report on how the animals at the St. Louis Zoo reacted to being away from the usual crowds while the zoo was shut down due to the pandemic. Other articles include making emergency preparations for your cat, what cat fanciers can due to help homeless cats, and a few cats write to us from places and situation that they're not used to due to the pandemic.

Do you have or have had THAT special cat? The one that will reside in your heart forever. Laurie Coughlin has been compiling a series of our readers' "first" cats. She is now expanding that series as "A Love Letter to My Cat." What to share your memories of YOUR heart-cat? Send them to Laurie. We can't wait to read them in upcoming issues!
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 Statistics
Dick Kallmeyer - Statistical Analysis
 
Statistical analysis of registrations by geographic area and by breed from January through June as show below.
CFA Program News
Youth Feline Education Program
Rich Nolte, Chair

CFA YFEP has a Zoom meeting scheduled for Tuesday July 28th at 7PM. We will be discussing plans and goals for the upcoming season, and how to stay active in the cat fancy during the COVID pandemic. We encourage all youth, their parents, regional YFEP coordinators, and any of those interested in YFEP to join us.

If your region is currently underserved in YFEP and you’re willing to help us get rolling please contact me at rnolte2@hotmail.com. We are hoping to create a strong international presence in the coming year too. We look forward to seeing you all on the 28th.

“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow”.
- Nelson Mandela

Ambassador Cats
Karen Lane, Ambassador Cats Chair
report submitted by Mariane Toth


All of our Ambassador Cats and Pet Me Cats hope you and your Cat Family are healthy and safe. We all miss being at shows and spending time with our cat friends. All of us are a bit restless because virtual shows simply do not require our attendance.

"What does it take to be a Pet Me cat?" you ask
Owners must be passionate about their cats and CFA. We must have the desire to reach out and inform the public about our our breed of cat and how important proper care, both at home and visiting your vet, is for all cats and their well-being. Whether our cats are pedigreed or household pets, they all require the same love and attention.

Kittens/Cats can be CFA registered or household pet cats, however all Pet Me cats need to have an out-going personality and like to be handled and showered with attention.
Pet Me Cats should not be entered into the show without the permission of the show manager.

Pet Me owners must commit to shows within their local area. There is no required number of shows that a Pet Me Cat has to appear. Being a Pet Me Cat is really fun for both the owner and their cat, They part of CFA’s commitment to the education of the general population. And our knowledge can help new cat owners be more responsible cat parents. Contact Marianne Toth for more information about being a Pet Me Cat

The Ambassador Cat Program has been working hard on the 2021 calendar as well as an updated website. Be sure to contact CFA if you desire to have our new 2021 calendar available are your club’s show. They are also available if you plan to attend a Pet Fair or other cat related gatherings.
Legislation – What’s Hot . . . . . . .
 Kelly S. Crouch, CFA Legislative Information Liaison
Sharon Coleman, CFA Legislative Legal Analyst

Texas Sunset Commission Finds the Licensed Breeder Program Fails to Meaningfully Protect the Public

The Texas Sunset Commission recommends eliminating the Licensed Breeder Program for failing to meaningfully protect the public in its June 2020 Sunset Staff Report . The sunset review process is a legislative oversight tool used to periodically evaluate an agency to determine its current relevancy, effectiveness, and efficiency. If an agency remains relevant, the Commission reviews its programs. The Sunset Commission can recommend that the Legislature abolish, continue or combine the functionality of agencies, suggest statutory changes, and it can issue management directives to agencies to address operational concerns. ( Sunset in Texas pp.1-9.) The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), responsible for overseeing occupational license programs, was one of the agencies evaluated during this review cycle. It is responsible for administering the Licensed Breeder Program.

Article continues here
Recent CFA Legislative Group Blog Posts:
What’s Hot………… Chicago, IL Retail Pet Store Ordinance’s Troubled History with “Rescues” would Force Licensing of All Cat Breeders
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
Julie Legred - Executive Director, Winn Feline Foundation
A list of Winn's June's Honor Donors is available
Planned Giving
by George Eigenhauser

An important goal in estate planning is to have your estate assets managed and distributed according you your intent upon your death or incapacity. To accomplish this you may have a Last Will and Testament (Will) or a Revocable Living Trust (which may also called an Inter Vivos Trust, a Family Trust, or a Grantor Trust) or both. However the way in which legal title to you assets is held, or designations you make under certain contracts, may affect how your estate plan is actually carried out.
In general Trusts operate on assets for which legal title is held by the Trust. The transfer of assets to a Trust is referred to as “funding” the Trust. However, you may have assets that were left out of the Trust during your lifetime. To guard against this event, your Will may contain a “pour over” provision which places assets outside the Trust into the Trust upon your death. The assets may then be administered according to the terms of your Trust.
You may own assets that go directly to your heirs “by operation of law” on your death and bypass your Will or Trust. Joint tenancy property (sometimes called joint tenancy with right of survivorship) will pass to the surviving joint tenants upon your death regardless of your Will or Trust. Real estate and bank accounts are often held in joint tenancy. Assets which let you name a beneficiary such as pensions, retirement plans, IRA’s, annuities, life insurance, payable-on-death or in-trust-for bank accounts, transferable-on-death securities accounts, and certain other assets may also bypass your Will or Trust. You should keep in mind that changes to your Will or Trust do not usually affect distribution of these assets. Title to your assets and payment designations should be consistent with your intentions and considered in your estate planning. Make sure you advise your attorney about all of your assets, how title is held, and how beneficiaries are designated, when preparing your estate plan.
Winn Feline Foundation Monthly Webinars

Winn’s Education Committee has committed to monthly webinars thru March 2021. Watch for more details as they come available on our website, social media and email notifications.

  • Unique DNA Pages in the Cat’s Book - A Powerful Tool for Understanding, Appreciation, & Health Assessment – Dr. Hasan Alhaddad
July 15th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EDT

  • Decoding Your Cat: Feline Elimination Problems – Dr. Herron August
Date and time to be determined

  • Pain Management (September) – Speaker, date and time to be determined
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
June 27, Region 1 held a regional meeting via Zoom. Special thanks to Kathy Calhoun for organizing and hosting the meeting for us.
We awarded our people awards for 2020. Congratulations! All are very deserving!
  • Clerk of the Year - Stacie Egeler
  • “New” Exhibitor of the Year - Sheila Osborne
  • Spirit of the NAR - A new award this year Meg Lambert
  • Spotlight Award, - this year it was a “dual” award. 
Jim and Teresa Land
and
Carolyn Jimenez and Kristin Nowall.
Region 2
Terri Zittel - Regional Secretary 
We are sorry to report that the annual picnic in Rainier Oregon has been cancelled this year. It was going to be an abbreviated event at the best. No potluck, no raffle, and no famous Bingo game! The coronavirus has worsened in both Washington and Oregon and it felt like the best decision was to cancel.

Pam is arranging for the regional awards to be distributed to the winners. She will meet with various volunteers to help with the distribution.

Please everyone, be careful and stay safe. We will hope for the best 
Region 3
Paula Noble Regional Secretary
Greetings to all from Region 3. I hope this finds everyone safe and secure. I’ve been reading lots of posts about people finding time to do other projects around the house now that we are on a hiatus from the show halls.
I’m sure the entire Region would like to join me in thanking Kathy Black and her team for all their hard work in the past four years. For those exhibitors new to this Region within the past few years, let me introduce our new Regional Director, Steve McCullough. Steve has been busy getting his team together and I’m sure he will be getting this on our Regional web site soon. Steve can be found at Region 3 shows helping out wherever it’s needed. Please don’t hesitate to bring any questions or concerns to him.
Most of us have all missed sharing with all of our cat fancy friends during our respective Regional Shows. Kathy Black had decided not to wait for the booklet in announcing the awarding of three of our “Special” awards this year:

Exhibitor of the Year: Sherri Humphreys (right)
New Exhibitor of the Year: Juliann Brooks (below)
Clerk of the Year: Paula Noble
Region 4
John Colilla - Regional Director

No report for this month
Region 5
Howard Webster - Regional Director
I hope all is well with everyone. Please, if any cat fanciers have come down with this virus notify someone of your circumstance. We need to be in touch with each other if there is a need for assistance.

Well, as we creep into another month of no cat shows and growing Covid-19 virus numbers, we are just waiting and wondering when shows will be back again and when this nightmare is going to be over. The 1918 Spanish Flu was much more severe than this virus, and it took almost 2 years to end; this could be our future outlook, at this point. We need to hold on through this crisis and help each other get by.

Our awards are finished, and the award booklet is almost done. They will soon be sent out. Art Graafmans has done a wonderful job handling the awards, Carolyn Osier has been handling the photos, and Debi Gomez is setting up the website to handle the sponsorships.

Debi Gomez has done some great fundraising for the region The Southwest Region's Swag, with the Region's logo, an acrylic charm, and a Region 5 logo sticker that can go on anything. You can check it out at the SWR website .  There will be more to come in the future!

Mask, Cats, and Cat Shows – Potential Problem

Both fellow Tonkinese breeder, Bonnie Brooks and myself, experienced a problem we thought worth sharing. We each had an easy-going socialized Tonk freak out when they saw us in a mask. Not all – just some cats. In my case, the cat was a double regional winner – both kitten and championship.

Mine is a well socialized cat who has flown and traveled widely in our RV and been to many different shows. In my cat’s case, I was totally shocked. And this was not being a bit scared and trying to hide from me in a mask. Her eyes went wild, and she started thrashing around to get away. It was stark fear, like when a cat shrieks in a show hall and is clearly panicked at an evolutionary level.

We both discussed it and felt we should start wearing a mask occasionally around potential show kittens so they were used to it. My cat is one I would never have predicted would have such a problem. So we both felt exposing them to masks when young could head off an unpleasant show problem, since it seems hard to predict.

Linda Martino
Region 6
Candilee Jackson - Regional Secretary
The MWR is proud to announce its new planning team for the new era:
           Regional Director  .................... Cathy Dunham
           Regional Secretary  ..................Candilee Jackson
           Treasurer .................................. John Spender
           Diversity/Inclusion Chair  .........Troy Weier
           Social Media/Marketing...  .......Sueann Spender, Jennie Batten
           Regional Events Planning ........Brian Pearson
           IO Groups moderator ..............Lucy Drury
           OTRA Coordinator ....................Jim Charles
           Awards Sponsorship ................Lucy Drury
           Awards Media ...........................Paul Patton
           Show Scheduling ..................... Larry Adkison
           Fundraising Chair....................TBA

Plans for the presentation of the 2019-2020 show season awards is still in the formulation stages. The region’s special awards will be presented to:
Spotlight Awards
Jon and Joann Brubacher
Rothman Awards
Matt Abner and
Joanna Contreras
Going Above and Beyond Cathy Dunham



Clerk of the Year
Matt Abner
The MWR is proud to announce its top cats for the 2019-2020 show season:

Best Cat In Championship:  GC, BWR, NW Atzelhof Playing Blues of Truebrit
           Ow: Colin and Joanne Cornwall, Yingluck Wongrattanapong, Issariya Rattanaweerawong
           Br:  Brigitte and Michael Schleissner

Best Cat in Premiership: GP, NW Nianguaview Red Rocket
           Ow/Br: Joanne Moehlman and Luanna Loggan

Best Kitten:  GC, NW Yarn Ball Hooked On A Feeling
Ow/Br: Joanna Contreras and Matt Abner

Best Household Pet: GHD, HNW Bailey
Ow: Mary Clemens    
Region 7
Kenny Currle, Regional Director
The region's virtual show fundraiser was a resounding success with 540 entries from everywhere! Kudos and appreciation for the many long hours of work spent by show manager Rich Nolte and entry clerk Andrea Cobb along with show committee members Jacqui Bennett and Jo Ann MIksa-Blackwell to make this a successful fundraiser. Judges Rachel Anger, Jacqui Bennett, Carol Fogarty, Marilee Griswold, Vicki Nye, and Nick Pun had their work cut out for them!
Hope Gonano judged the Best of the Best, and had this to say about her experience:
"I was touched to be able to do this for the CFA, as we have all had our show life taken during this time. A passion we work so hard to enjoy. Our daily care for this passion starts with love. Love for these sophisticated living creatures, to meet every need they have. Moment by moment we can touch our cats and that is the greatest blessing of this passion. In our show life we get the additional benefit of showing off our work, it feels good to post our success. Our love is rewarded from many angles, a positive energy we thrive on. I hope everyone involved has been touched by this effort.”

The top five cats are shown below, and you can view the ENTIRE show here.
Best
Persian - Cynthia Lewis
Cinema’s Liberace of Calcat
Second
Egyptian Mau - Laurie Coughlan
Mautrix Shoot the Breeze
Third
Siamese - Virginia Wheeldon
Santorini
Fourth
Scottish Fold LH -Chieko Otaka
Foldy IM2SEXY4MYEARS
Fifth
Selkirk Rex - Bethany Colilla
GC BWR RW Highlandkatz Avenger of Believers
Region 8
Yukiko Hayata, Regional Director
No report received
Region 9
Pam DelaBar, Regional Director
Region 9 Europe is slowly opening borders for several countries and we have already conducted one Virtual show, another is taking entries now, and yet another virtual show planned for September. This is a good way for our cat fanciers to keep in touch until we can meet face to face. Several clubs are checking with their local governments for show halls and we are hoping to start CFA show activity soon.

Edelweiss Cat Club had a trial virtual cat show July 4th and 5th as part of a multi-organization event called "Summer Cat Show." Read about the event and its logistics here.

German Catwalk will be hosting a virtual show in August. See their notice below


Stay safe and stay healthy!
International Division

No report received


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Teresa Keiger
CFA Newsletter Editor