July 2018
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Our banner cat for July is CFA's Fourth Best Kitten Regions 1-9, GC, NW Chelsea Rose Bobs Your Uncle, a blue British Shorthair male.

(photo by Chanan)


August 1
Deadline for joining or rejoining Breed Councils and Breed Committees for the 2018-2019 fiscal year

CFA International Show opens for entries.

August 22
All CFA Yearbook ads should be in to Shelly Brokawski by this date. See submission information elsewhere in this Newsletter.

August 28
CFA International Show early bird deadline

September 25
CFA International Show closing date.


Hot fun in the summertime! (and those of you who attended the CFA Annual in Atlanta last month got a little taste of summer in the South!) But now that we're past the Annual and most of the regional banquets, it's time to get back into the show halls in earnest.

What excited me while I was pulling this newsletter together was the number of shows listed - including some NEW shows! Now, let's make sure that all of these shows stick around for us all by supporting them.



ots of compliments for our recent Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. Our thanks to Allene Tartaglia who coordinated the Central Office's efforts and to Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell who coordinated the Southern Region's efforts.  Congratulations to those who won seats on our Board of Directors and thanks to the departing board members for their hard work. Melanie Morgan was appointed to fill a vacant Director At Large seat on the Board. It is a one-year appointment until next year's elections.

Allene Tartaglia was appointed Interim Executive Director to fill the position previously held by Terri Barry. Allene lives in Florida but spent several days this past week at the Central Office in Ohio. Allene plans to move there for several months starting in early August. As many of you know, Allene was CFA's Executive Director when the office was in New Jersey so she brings lots of experience to this temporary appointment. We appreciate her willingness to help us. Allene will continue to serve as the Special Events Coordinator (Annual, CFA International Cat Show, etc.).

In other Central Office news, Sean Dobbins was selected to fill a new IT position. Sean has been on staff since last fall tackling a number of tasks. Congratulations on the promotion, Sean. We will soon be filling another new position, registration supervisor. This is a task currently performed by our Deputy Director, Verna Dobbins, but we want to take some tasks off Verna's very full plate. The Personnel Committee is discussing a couple other possible new positions as well. As our business grows, we need to add staff to make sure our customers receive quick, quality service.

As you may have noticed, our computer system was down for two days this past week as we migrated from one IT support company to another. The system is back up and you likely will notice very little difference. It is the staff who will experience the immediate difference. It is anticipated that in the next year we will be making some improvements to our computer system which will be more obvious to our customers. Congratulations to IT Committee Chair Tim Schreck, James Simbro, and other staff members for making this so painless.

The deadline for joining the Breed Councils is August 1st. If eligible, I encourage you to join or renew so you have some say in any proposed changes to your breed's standard. If you have questions, please refer them to Kay Chamberlain  at the Central Office or the appropriate breed council secretary

We are expanding the number of pages in the upcoming CFA Yearbook. We are going from 320 pages which has been standard for the recent past to, hopefully, 500 pages as the Yearbook was for decades. This is a significant marketing tool for CFA and we need your ads to help. The deadline for submitting ads is August 22nd. The price of the ad includes layout services from our graphic artist, Shelly Borawski  ; however, you can submit camera-ready copy if you want it designed elsewhere. Questions can be referred to Shelly.

Be sure to save the date for this year's CFA International Cat Show presented by Royal Canin. It will be held in Cleveland, Ohio the weekend of October 13-14. The flyer and lots of other information is available on the show's Blog. Please plan to attend. This is always CFA's largest show and you won't want to miss the excitement.

Lots of clubs are working hard to produce shows for you this summer. Be sure to include them in your summer plans.

It is hard to believe the Annual in Atlanta is over, but what a great turn out! It was great to see everyone. The magical transformation that occurs for the Saturday night Awards Banquet is always a pleasure to witness. Kudos to all!

A special thank you to the Southern Region for their hospitality, hard work and for all the time and dedication given to making sure our Annual was a success.

A reminder to please contact the Central Office - Allene Tartaglia   - if you are the owner of a cat which received a breed win this year and did not pick up your trophy and/or rosette in Atlanta. It is here in the office waiting for you. Prepayment to ship your trophy is required. The shipping cost within the United States is $15, outside the U.S. is $35.

Please remember Breed Council memberships must be received by 11:59 EDT on August 1, 2018 and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Kay Chamberlain.

Up next is the CFA International Show presented by Royal Canin being held in Cleveland, Ohio at the I-X Center on October 13 & 14, 2018. Back this year is the International Show Blog. If you haven't already subscribed to the blog, sign up here.   A big thanks to Mary Kolencik for the informative and entertaining posts.

Have a great rest of your July and we look forward to bringing you more updates in August.

Meet the CFA Central Office Staff!
Linda Kavalousky

interview by Geri Fellerman 

Linda has been with CFA since August 30, 2012. She began and remains with show data entry and works closely with Shirley Dent. Besides show data entry, Linda is now involved with working with the judging program. Needless to say, the busiest day of the week is usually Tuesday when Central Office is bombarded with show packages - although packages still stream in on other days. Not a problem as Linda really loves being busy and loves the work she does.

A big plus to the job would be the friendly staff members Linda works with each day. Downside? A commute of at least 40 minutes - oh, and could we mention our computer system, always a challenge. High hopes for an updated system soon which will solve many problems.

At home, Linda and her husband are "parents" to two furbabies - one rescue cat and a Yellow Lab. Between Linda and her hubby, there are three children, six grandchildren and 2 greatgrands! Wow. Her spare time involves family gatherings, enjoying live bands and other live entertainment and line dancing. She has managed to visit a number of local cat shows, including several with Donna Jean Thompson who was able to explain what was going on.

Breed Council Deadline Approaching
Carla Bizzell
Breeds & Standards Chair

Just a reminder: August 1 is the deadline for joining or rejoining Breed Councils and Breed Committees for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. In addition, that date is also the deadline for declaring for Breed Council Secretary or Breed Committee Chair for the June 2019-May 2021 term. Please contact Kay Chamberlain at kchamberlain@cfa.org if you require assistance in these matters.


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 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 22, 2018.


The 2019 Yearbook will feature cats that have become a Grand, Grand of Distinction and Distinguished Merit during the show season of May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. 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.The deadline is August 22, 2018. 


Picture your 2017-2018 Regional Winner for $32.00 in the special Regional Winner section of the 2019 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 here

Any questions please contact Shelly Borawski - sborawski@cfa.org - 732-492-7216

Show Rules
Monte Phillips
CFA Show Rules Chair

At this year's annual meeting, very few resolutions were adopted as new show rules. In fact only two resolutions were passed by the delegates, but both were passed by greater than 2/3 and both were set to take effect immediately. However, at the following Sunday's board meeting, the count resolution was made retroactive to May 1, 2018. In addition, the board passed two other rule proposals and made them retroactive to May first as well. Here are the results of those four rules changes:
Show Rule 6.16, the Temporary Registration Number (TRN) rule, was revised to again allow cats/kittens to obtain a TRN using just the CFA registration numbers of the sire and dam. That means if a cat/kitten has both CFA registered parents, its owner can obtain a TRN by just providing the sire and dam's registration numbers. This has one profound implication for Bengals. Specifically, now a Bengal can obtain a TRN via the registration numbers of the sire and dam. Before, they could never obtain a TRN because of the 4-generation pedigree requirement versus the 5-generation need to be ALC free to qualify as a domestic feline. They still can't obtain a TRN via pedigree, but they can obtain one via registered parents.
While I'm talking about TRNs, let me clarify a couple of points of confusion among some people. First, ANY breed (other than Bengals as just noted) can obtain a TRN. That includes miscellaneous, provisional, and veterans competitors, although the likelihood of an unregistered 7-year old plus cat is slim. Second, TRNs are always valid for 60 days from the first day of the show for which the TRN is issued, but they may be valid for a longer period. The board, back in November, provided an exception to this rule as long as Central Office had a backlog in completing registrations. If the backlog exists, a TRN is valid for 120 days, but as soon as it is cleared, the period goes back to 60 days. This show rule change was made immediately effective, and per the CFA Attorney, that means it is in effect right now.
Show Rule 6.22 was modified by the board and made retroactive to May 1, 2018, to add a new divisional area for the Philippines, coded as PH. Similarly, the Philippines is no longer covered by the code MY on entry forms. The current online entry form accommodates this change.
Article XXXVI, Awards, International Division Awards was revised to create the new divisional area for the Philippines and remove the Philippines from the Malaysia/Vietnam/Brunei divisional award area. This change was also made retroactive to May 1, 2018.
Finally, Article XXXVI, Show Points, Official Show Count, Item 2 was revised concerning kittens in the official count. This change was also made retroactive to May 1, 2018, and will necessitate rescoring every show held so far this show season for kittens. Specifically, it doesn't matter whether the kitten has a registration number, permanent or temporary, or not, to be included in the official count. EVERY kitten considered present is part of the count effective with the beginning of the show season, May 1, 2018.
That's it for rule changes from the annual. One rule that is under consideration for the upcoming October Board meeting concern open benching. This is the way it is done in China, and the Board wants to extend that to all shows. That would mean essentially a show would bench like getting a seat on Southwest airlines without the lining up process. First one in the building picks where they want to be and later arrivals have to "fit in". Some things that rule would need to address are adjacent grooming spaces, handicapped end of row or paid end of row benching, and benching near rings for clerks, and reserving spots for your friends. Please let me know your thoughts on this concept, or I'll be preparing the rule the way I think it should go rather than the way you want it. If we're lucky, we'll be on the same page, but without your input you're taking the risk that we won't be.

Cat Talk
Teresa Keiger

The Cat Talk staff is hard at work finalizing the August issue of Cat Talk! This issue always requires extra effort from our staff because it's the "Year in Review" issue, where we look back at some of the award-winning cats from the previous season. It also includes a brief look at the recent Annual. (The CFA Yearbook will include more in-depth coverage of these topics). 

Many thanks to those of you who took advantage of the special ad offer for both Cat Talk and the CFA Yearbook! Those ads will also be in this upcoming issue. 

Remember that we want to include articles that YOU are interested in, so if you have a suggestion for a future article or series of articles, please do not hesitate to contact me.  OR if you have an article that you'd like to write or submit - we're always interested in that as well so please contact me about that.

Remember that you can subscribe to either the print or the online version of Cat Talk. It's available online through the Kindle Newsstand or through Magzter. Complete ordering information is here

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by Lorraine Shelton

A list of our donors contributing $100 or more in June is available here

40th Annual Winn Symposium
Couldn't make it to the symposium at the CFA Annual this year? Listen to the audio from the symposium online and review each speaker's notes on our website at:

Attendees learned how the use of certain high-quality probiotics could reduce the ability of tritrichomonas foetus (TF) parasites to adhere to the lining of their cats' intestines. Keep in mind that a study showed that approximately 30% of cats present at a large cat show were infected with this diarrhea causing organism. An in vitro model of the intestinal lining has been developed to evaluate the effect of various treatments in preventing or clearing infections. Some protease inhibitors that target specific TF proteins look promising, especially when combined with the use of live probiotics. The microscopic picture of good bacteria actually adhering to the flagella of TF organisms, preventing them from adhering to the intestinal cells, was an impressive graphic that we will all remember from Dr. Katherine Tolbert's lecture.
Did you know that all domestic cats have genetic material from an ancient feline leukemia infection of one of their ancestors in their DNA? Dr. Melissa Beall explained that this may help cats become naturally immune to viral infection as adults. The recommendation was made to perform FeLV testing on cats intended for a breeding program twice, several months apart, using both the ELISA antigen method and the PCR genetic test each time. Unless we are using both technologies to screen our cats, we may have latent infections lurking in our catteries.
Following the thought-provoking seminars, the 50th Anniversary celebration, sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories, began. Lots of food, adult beverages, and interesting conversation filled the room. The room sparkled with green and gold balloons and centerpieces as we celebrated five decades of every cat, every day benefiting through Winn sponsored research and education.
Independence from FIP Fundraiser
On July 4th, America celebrated the birth of a new nation. Many brave patriots fought for this freedom and independence. The Bria Fund asks you to join us as FIP Patriots to fight for independence... from FIP.

You may donate to the Bria Fund directly here
 or through our fundraiser on Facebook, using the donor link. Our fundraising goal for July is $5000 and donations from both sources will be combined towards this goal. Donations to the Bria Fund are only used for FIP Research: no administrative fees are taken and researchers may not use donated dollars for university overhead. Together, we can and will end FIP!
Loving Legacy tip for May by George Eigenhauser
Blended families, where one or both spouses have children from another partner, may present special challenges when making your estate plan.  People may wish to provide for their spouse for life and give the children inheritances after the surviving spouse dies.  But outright bequests to the spouse allow the survivor to make different plans than the deceased spouse intended.  An Irrevocable Trust, with income to the surviving spouse for life and the remainder to the children, may create a conflict of interest if the surviving spouse is Trustee.  For example, the Trustee may invest Trust property in a way that maximizes current income at the expense of capital preservation for remainder beneficiaries.  Or a power to invade the principal of the Trust in special circumstances may become a source of conflict.  Insurance policies often leave money to the spouse, then the children.  However, in practice, once the spouse receives the proceeds he or she is free to use the money in any manner.  Beneficiary designations on retirement accounts or insurance policies may trump provisions in your Will or Trust.  Since stepchildren are not generally considered legal heirs, they may not inherit unless specifically named.  Estate planning for blended families requires good communication between the spouses and with their attorney so that assets go to the intended beneficiaries. 

For any questions, please contact info@winnfelinefoundation.org .

Dallas, TX Removes Exemptions to Mandatory Sterilization for Impounded Cats and Dogs
Dallas City Council amended the city's animal control ordinance repealing the exemption for pedigreed cats and purebred dogs from their mandatory sterilization upon the first redemption from impound. Dallas also added other worrisome provisions to the amended ordinance. For fanciers, the exemption to the first strike rule allowed owners, lessors and handlers to preserve the breeding value of their animals in the uncommon event that their pets are impounded. However careful fanciers are, animals living in or around the city, temporarily staying in the city or traveling through the city sometimes get loose. There are numerous ways this could happen through no fault of the owner. Cats escape through holes in the walls of hotel rooms or race out the door, a burglar could allow animals to escape, or a carrier may break open in a traffic accident and the pet may be on the lam for weeks or even months. In addition to removing the first strike exemption, Dallas has removed the ability of the owner to avoid sterilization by acquiring an intact permit for the animal at the time of redemption.
Although a medical exemption remains in the amended ordinance, the exemption is impractically restrictive. The owner is required to provide "a letter from a licensed veterinarian on office stationery dated prior to impoundment (emphasis added) certifying reasons the animal cannot be sterilized as confirmed by a health examination within 90 days prior to impoundment." As a reliable crystal ball has yet to be invented, owners that might need to avail themselves of this exemption will have to plan for if the unthinkable happens.
Another red flag is the addition of a prohibition against visitation. Under this policy, the ability to properly identify an impounded animal may be compromised as is the ability to identify conditions that may qualify the animal for a medical exemption by a veterinarian of the owner's choice. Holding periods for "owned pets" were also reduced from 10 to five days.
Fanciers with litters have an additional concern. New in this amended ordinance is the no right of redemption policy for kitten or puppy litters, or mothers nursing litters impounded in the city's animal shelter. Imagine your devastation if your national winner queen and her unweaned kittens escaped your burning house only to be impounded when found a couple of weeks later by someone who did not know the cats were yours. However, if the same mother and kittens were in your car that was carjacked when you stopped for gas on your way home from the veterinarian, they would be in protective custody if recovered with the vehicle rather than impounded and subject to this new impound provision.
While Dallas is not the first to mandate spay or neuter on redemption of animals from impound, many other impound sterilization ordinances are far less punitive than what the Dallas ordinance has become. Authors of more balanced ordinances recognize not only the ownership interests in an animal but that the animal's reproductive capacity is also a property interest subject to the due process protections of our judicial system. Local governments can implement impound policies that help achieve their animal control goals without trampling the rights of its residents, neighbors or visitors. Had fanciers and pet owners been aware of the proposed ordinance early in the legislative process, they would have had a better chance removing the egregious provisions or stopping the proposed amendment altogether. Unfortunately, having been enacted, the Dallas ordinance now stands as a precedent for other local governments to copy, including jurisdictions without the resources to analyze the provisions appropriately.

Please report legislation happening in your area to the Legislative Group -  legislation@cfa.org  
Visit the  CFALegislativeNews Facebook page to see the current legislative news.

by Karen Lane
CFA Ambassador Cats Program Chair

Did you know that the cat, pedigreed, domestic or wild is the most colorful mammal on our planet?

"The Colorful World of Pedigreed Cats," the newly launched coloring book for CFA, is now available for all CFA clubs as well as our Ambassador Cat members.

This new book has an entirely new concept and is designed for the mature coloring artist. This new book is both fun and educational. Each of our CFA breeds is pictured in full color and then the artist has the opportunity to color the cat with their own individual touch.

This new book gives the owner a coloring chart so the artist can better understand the individuality of our cats and their colors. 

This new coloring book, just like our first book, "Caring for Your Kitty," will be available on the CFA website catalog soon, or order by contacting Verna Dobbins at Central Office.


by Carmen Johnson-Lawrence, Chair

Growth in our program has been the focus these first couple of months! Since the start of the new season we've added four new members in the North Atlantic Region, four in the Great Lakes Region, and one in the Southern Region! We are anxious to watch all our participants continue to grow and develop into our future exhibitors, breeders and leaders in CFA!

If you were unable to attend the CFA Annual in Atlanta last month, you missed out on meeting our overall winners for the 2017-2018 season. This month we will show case those members.

Our 3rd Best Overall Winner for the 2017-18 season is Edward Goatseay from the Great Lakes Region. He is a member of Genesee Cat Fanciers and Buffalo Cat Fanciers, and assists with Monroe Shorthair and National Siamese. When he's not busy clerking or showing one of his Exotics, he's running around with a camera and taking opportunities to learn from Larry Johnson and Richard Katris. He also creates awareness for CFA and YFEP by giving presentations in the community.

Our 2nd Best Overall Winner is Payton Gomez from the Southwest Region. Payton made CFA history. She had not one, but TWO national winners in the household pet class, in the first year of the class being recognized at the national level. She has made numerous toys for exhibitors, judging rings and spectators that are given out almost every weekend as well as rescues in her area. Payton also has a talent for cage decoration!

The 1st Overall Winner is Emily Conaway from the Midwest Region. Emily's activities are too numerous to mention. She started her own catnip toy business and registered her own cattery. Not only did she show her own cats, but also helped friends with showing theirs too. She had one of only two Persians ranked in the final agility standings. She assisted new exhibitors, rescued a two week old kitten, assisted with show production - securing and supervising stewards, publicity and also shadowed show managers, researched the Persian breed and various health issues, made cattery visits and assisted in other's catteries and also started preparing for the new role she takes on this season. As Emily "graduates" from the program this year, she moves into a new role of Regional Coordinator for the Midwest Region. I know she has great things to bring our program and the fancy in her new role.

If you know a youth that is interested in the Youth Feline Education Program, you may contact Carmen at carmenlawrence.yfep@gmail.com  or reach out directly to your Regional Coordinator! Our committee is growing too!
North Atlantic Region - Lynda Smith & Sandra Polcaro
Northwest Region - Sande Kay
Gulf Shore Region - Anne Paul
Great Lakes Region - Lorna Friemoth or Bethany Colilla
Southwest Region - Kelsey Friemoth
Midwest Region - Emily Conaway & Cathy Dunham
Southern Region - Chandler Bussey & Karen Thomas

Visit our website at yfep.cfa.org  and be sure to check out our Facebook page  

by Karen Lawrence

The Board of Directors of the CFA Foundation held their annual meeting in Atlanta on June 27, 2018.  With regret, we accepted the resignations of David Mare, President, and Ben Spater, Treasurer.  We thank each of them for their contributions to the Foundation over the years.

Our new Board of Directors has expanded to include members from various parts of the world, and other associations, which will allow us to share information about the CFA Foundation and the Feline Historical Museum and encourage co-operation world-wide.  Please welcome:
Donald J. Williams (USA) - President
Carol Krzanowski (USA) - Vice-President
Liz Watson (USA) - Secretary
Kathy Calhoun (USA) - Treasurer
Desiree Bobby (USA) - Director
Pam DelaBar (Finland) - Director
Karen Lawrence (Canada) - Director
Lorraine Shelton (USA) - Director
John Smithson (New Zealand) - Director
Roeann Fulkerson - Consultant
This is a board that, cumulatively, has decades and decades of history in the cat fancy, and all have a profound interest in the history of the cat and the cat fancy. Our major goals this year will be media relations to increase the visibility of the CFA Foundation, and to seek some major sponsorship as well as fundraising events.

We extend our sincere thanks to the CFA Board of Directors who unanimously approved a donation to the CFA Foundation at their June 28th board meeting.  We thank them for their faith in us, in our work collecting the cat fancy history, and their trust in our new Board of Directors. 
We will have a booth presence at two upcoming shows in the Great Lakes Region - Triple Crown Cat Fanciers in Lexington, KY on July 14-15, and the CFA International Show in Cleveland, OH on October 13-14.  Stop by and visit our booth, and see our photo displays.
We have exciting news regarding the CFA International Show - John Smithson, from New Zealand, will be in attendance and we are currently working out arrangements for him to make a couple of historical presentations each day.  Some of you will know John from Facebook and, as a feline historian, he has an abundance of interesting information to share!
The History Project, a collaboration between the CFA Foundation and John's Harrison Weir Collection, has begun adding stories about individual artifacts in each of the collections.  We also expect to include Chinese translations of some of our cat stories in the near future.  Check out our "Updates" page - http://www.cat-o-pedia.org/updates.html - to see what's new.
We have also started a new Facebook page for The History Project, where we will post photos and information about updates to our web site.  Browse our page and LIKE us at https://www.facebook.com/TheHistoryProject to keep up-to-date.

We are saddened to learn of the death of Willis Ruther, who many of you may know as the creator of Pedigrees2020, the pedigree program used by many of us for our cattery records.  This pedigree program was a labor of love for Will, and has been of immense value to linechasers within the cat fancy. To our surprise, Will left the assets of his software company, including the Pedigrees2020 program, to the CFA Foundation.  You will need to bear with us while we work out details of this bequeathal and how best to manage it.
We encourage you to visit the Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio if you are in the area. We invite questions about including the CFA Foundation in your estate planning. And, don't forget, you can always have a permanent memorial card for a deceased pet in our Rainbow Bridge Memory Book
Our museum is located at 260 East Main Street, Alliance, Ohio and is open Tuesday thru Friday, 9am-4pm, and 9am until noon on Saturday.
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Region 1
by John Adelhoch,  Previous Regional Director 

Well another year in our fancy has passed, and we can all celebrate as a Region our National winners:
Gary Veach, Gay Van Weelden, Omar Gonzalez
GC, BWR, NW Brontti Royal Titanium, blue point Persian male
Br/Ow: Keven Brown & Marcelo Motti,

GC, NW Briar-Mar Ready Aim Fire! red tabby Manx shorthair male,
Br/Ow: Gary Veach, Omar Gonzalez & Gay Van Weelden

GP,NW Penelane Legolas Woodland Prince, red point Colorpoint Shorthair, neuter
Br: Michele Lukie, Ow: Charlotte Kooistra

GC, NW Classiccool Don Giovanni, brown tabby & white Maine Coon, male
Br/Ow: Donna and Tony Wiedemier

GC, BWR, NW Caricature's Anastasia, sable Burmese female
Br. Sharyn & Sig Hauck & Megan Towsend
Ow: Sharyn & Sig Hauck

GC, GPD, NW Anubis Taz Mania, red Abyssinian neuter
Br/Ow: Meg Lambert

GP, NW B'ssa Bingo, champagne mink Tonkinese, neuter
Br/Ow: Jane Barletta

GC, GP, NW Mesterkatter Truggy of Workingcat, brown tabby & white Norwegian Forest Cat
Br: K. Barie & Keith Kimberlin
Ow: Wendy & Jeff Carson, K. Barie

GH, HNW, AG Milo "Oh No" Wild , red tabby Household Pet neuter
Ow: Brenda Wilde
Tony Nardone, Annette Wilson

Congratulations to all of you!!

Our up and coming shows
As always our Region will host one of CFA's largest and most prestigious shows.
Garden State CC, July 21-22, 2018, " Puttin on the Glitz", Edison, N.J.

This will be my last newsletter for I will be leaving my positon as NAR Director. I would like to leave with a quote from one of my favorite poets and novelist, Rudyard Kipling.
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
IF you can trust yourself when all else doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting you too!
Yours is the Earth and everything that is in it.
And-which is more- You'll be a Man my Son!


Region 2
Terri Zittel, Regional Secretary  
Regional Director Pam Moser and Betty Carruthers. Betty's cat Mitzy was 4th Best HHP this year in CFA

Region 2's regional show and banquet held on June 23 rd has come and gone. It was a fun affair with new exhibitors taking part in the activities. Deena Stevens did the "On the Road Again" segment and it was outstanding! Kate Lucas and Ariel Bartelmes, one returnee and her daughter helped with the decorations and the online publicity. It was a great success and the gate took in over a $1,000.00. Personally, I loved the pots that Kate had come up with to hold the rosette plaques. They were perfect for the "Color Purple" theme. As usual Tammy Roark and Kathy Durdick supervised the banquet set up.

While many of us are "bummed" at the loss of shows this spring and summer, Emerald Cat Club has stepped up to offer us a fantastic show the first weekend in January. This has been a traditional show date for the Responsible Cat Club. The club has had to give up the date due to problems with their show hall.

We have also lost the summer show in Seaside, OR. That is when Wendy Heidt and the Emerald Cat Club decided to pursue a January show at this location. One of the problems with the summer show has been the difficulty getting hotel rooms during the busy summer.

Well guess what? The club has had a fantastic hotel offer from the Ebb-Tide Hotel. The show will be held on January 5 & 6, 2019 and the group dates are January 4 - 6, 2019. There is NO CAT FEE and special goodies for the cat! The rooms range from $79 a night to $99. Breakfast in the morning and home baked cookies every evening. (Have I died and gone to heaven?) The hotel can be contacted directly at 503-738-8371 or toll free 800-468-6232 and ask for the Group Name "The Emerald Cat Club"

Emerald Cat Club is still having their annual show in St. Helens, Oregon on October 20-21, 2019. While I am mentioning this show, the Seattle Cat Club is holding their annual show on September 22 nd in Longview, WA. And, the Utah Cat Fanciers are back again for a 2 day show in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 10 & 11, 2019. They took last year off due to the International Show that was held in Portland, OR. All of these shows and details can be found at www.CFANorthwest.org.

Region 3
by Kathy Black, Regional Director
Traci Whittenberg

The Regional and the Annual award banquets are complete, and we are into the hot days of summer. Stars & Stripes Cat Club and Magnolia State Cat Club kicked off the season with their 10 ring show in Conroe, TX. It was a new facility for the club and very spacious. The show was well attended with exhibitors from 4 Regions. The rain and the heat did not stop the spectators with over $3000 in gate between the two days. Facebook advertising is paying off very well for our shows. Congratulations to the new grands:

Larry Johnson, Charlona Ingram,
and Becky Galloway
Leah Dow and Rachel Anger

The next upcoming show is in Alexandria, LA August 25-26. Cenla Cat Fanciers is holding the show in a new venue. Be sure to mark September 15-16 for a new show to the Region calendar. Happy Alternative Cat Club and Gulf Coast Feline Foundation will host an 8 ring show at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center in Deer Park, TX.

Region 4
by John Colilla, Regional Director
Our region is very active in social media with a Facebook page as well being a member of Pinterest. 
Please stop by and check out what is going on in our region at: https://www.facebook.com/cfagreatlakes and https://www.pinterest.com/carmencitamarie/great-lakes-region-cfa/
Great Lakes Region would like to thank everyone for purchasing the tickets for the $1000 ( $500 cash and $500 gift card) raffle. The winner was Beth Feininger.
2022 Annual Fund Raising for Louisville
Great Lakes Region Fund raiser Calendar will be available at all GLR show. Please contact Nannette Schindler at njschindler@hotmail.com for mail order.
Show Report
On July 7 the Sternwheel Cat Fanciers held a one day show back on their original date. There weren't a lot of entries but the judges said the quality was wonderful. The support from the reion as well as the surrounding regions was grately appreciated. Donations were made to the club as well as the raffle and non-club members helped this small club set up and tear down the show hall.
Be sure to mark your calendar with our upcoming shows:
More information can be found online at http://www.cfagreatlakes.org
  • July 28-29 - Motor City Jazz Club , Taylor MI, 6AB 4SP
  • Aug 04 - Butler Cat Fanciers , Pittsburgh PA, 5AB 1SP
  • Aug 19 - Monroe Shorthair Club, Brockport NY, 5AB 1SP
  • Aug 25-26 - Sacred Cat of Burma Fanciers, Medina OH, 7AB 3SP

Region 5
by Howard Webster, Regional Director 

It's been a busy 2 weeks since the Annual.
I am putting a team together to help us all work together to make the SWR work for everyone. This is a team effort, not a one person job.

We have several shows coming up.
  • August 25th  - Opposites Attracts 
  • September 8th  - Hemet Feline Fanciers
  • October 6-7th  -  Santa Monica Cat Club 
  • Superstition Cat Club  - 20-21st of October
    and finally we have the 
  • Abyssinian Breeders International Show  -  October 27th. 
Please come to the Southwest Region and show your cats!

Region 6
by Mary Auth, Regional Director

Go West Young Man
The Midwest Region is gearing up for four shows in late July and early August - starting in the east and heading west. Join us in Lawrenceburg Indiana on July 21 for a four-ring show - the furthest most southeastern corner of the Midwest Region. The first weekend in August has two 6-ring shows on one weekend just west of St. Louis - we welcome back the Birman Fanciers for their show on August 4 on the heels of the TGIF show on August 3. The following weekend we shift further west to Lenexa, Kansas.
We are still looking for people to join us for the Clerking School on the Friday before the TGIF and Birman show - make it a three-day weekend.
Check out the Midwest Region web site for details on shows and clerking school at  www.cfamidwest.org.
For those who were not able to attend the annual meeting, here are photos of our Midwestern winners it the top ranks. Thanks to Richard Katris for the lovely photos.

Dr. Roger and Nancy Brown,
3rd Best Kitten

Renee & Tom Farley, 21st Best Cat in Premiership (co-owner Doug Schmidt was off doing his pottery thing and could not join them)
Jim and Susan Charles,
10th Best Cat in Premiership

Allene Keating, 5th Best Cat

Linda Fisher and Pam Fleener,
20th Best Cat in Premiership

Region 7
by Kenny Currle, Regional Director

I am honored to be speaking to newsletter readers as the newly-elected regional director of CFA's Southern Region. I would like to recognize all of the hard work that former director Jean Dugger did over the course of her four-year tenure, and appreciate her help in transitioning me in. I know that with the combined efforts of ALL of the fanciers in the Southern Region, we will continue to grow and promote CFA throughout our region.
I am especially thankful for all of the work that Jean and the CFA Annual planning committee (chaired by Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell) did to help make last month's Annual the resounding success that it was. The attendees enjoyed our Southern hospitality and really seemed to have a great time. Many thanks too to ALL of you who helped with our fundraising efforts for this event.
We had contributors from literally all over the world, and your donations helped us make this Annual the fun and memorable event that it was!

The region honored some truly special people at our regional awards banquet on June 9-10 in Roanoke, VA 
Marilee Griswold & Sandi Lewis receiving Best Cat from Kenny Currle and Jean Duggar
Exhibitor of the Year - Sandi Lewis
Outstanding New Exhibitor - Krista Thomas
Clerk of the Year - Karen Thomas
Above and Beyond Award - Charlotte Shelburne
Southern Shining Stars Awards - Cheryl Coleman, Teresa Keiger
The Crystal Crown Award - Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell
Regional Outstanding Service Awards - Vivian Baylor, Karen Boyce, Leslie Carr, Laurie Coughlan, Connie Wardlaw, and Donna Wilbanks.
And throughout the evening, additional folks in the region (including Mary Kolencik and Shirley Peet) were thanked for their contributions to the region.

(left: Vivian Baylor, Jo Ann Miksa-Blackwell, Mark Hannon, and Tim & Erin Wilson)

Now that we've unpacked our delegate bag goodies (weren't those great?) and put the fancy clothes away for another year, it's time to start thinking about going to cat shows again. 

Summertime is a slower time for cat shows, but you wouldn't know it in the Southern Region! We have some great ones coming up that exhibitors should begin thinking about entering now.
  • July 21-22 (that's next weekend!) - Platinum Coast Cat Fanciers in Ft. Myers, FL.
  • July 28-29 in Richmond, VA brings us the GEMS show in conjunction with The Bengal Alliance the next day.
  • August 11-12 in Timonium, MD is Hidden Peak's show
  • August 18-19 in Griffin GA (southern part of Atlanta) is the Rebel Rouser's show.

Enter any or all of these shows at http://www.catshows.us/

Region 8
 Kayoko Koizumi, Regional Director
Owners of Best Cat/Kittens/Premier/Veteran/HHP

The club meeting and the Regional award Banquet of CFA JAPAN REGION were held on July 7, 2018 at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Tokyo.
There were active discussions on various subjects took place at the club meeting.
A lot of people attended the award banquet, after the club meeting, in unique costumes, with full grins on their faces.

(awards booklet and trophy)

Congratulations to everybody who won awards! We hope all of you will participate in, as many as possible, CFA cat shows with your marvelous cats this season, too.
All the staff of CFA Japan Region elaborately prepared for the award banquet, this time.
We will strive to do even better next year, anticipating everybody's smile with delight.
Spotlight Award - Ayano Hirasawa
Clerk Of The Year - Yukiko Yoshida

Judges Association Spotlight Award - Yaeko Takano
Region 9
by Michael Schleissner, Regional Director  

As your newly elected regional director I want to thank all the clubs who voted for me. Yes, it was a very close election and finally one vote made the difference. This is the moment I want to thank Pam DelaBar for her great job as our former regional director for the last 4 years. I also don't want to forget to say thank you to all her committees and committee members for working for Region 9 Europe.

This is also the moment to spotlight our upcoming regional awards show in Rotterdam in The Netherlands on August 11&12,2018 including the regional awards banquet. Hope to see you all there.

And last but not leastI want to bring to your attention that again a large group of European cat friends attended the 2018 annual meeting in Atlanta Georgia USA. As you can see on the picture we all had a great time
International Division
by Dick Kallemyer

Congratulations to all the International Division NW and DW winners as well as breed and color winners, and Grand of Distinction, DMs, Grands and Catteries of Distinction! The CFA International Division Awards Banquet 2018 will be held at the Grand Ballroom at Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Thailand on
Aug 19, 2018. The host will be the Cat Fanciers' Club of Thailand. For more information, see the
Facebook Event page: CFA International Division Awards Banquet 2018 or send an email to Patti or Phoebe at idbanquet2018@gmail.

Congratulations to the new ID elected representatives: Gavin Wong (China) and Eva Librianti (International). Thanks to the previous representatives Frankie Chan (China) and Danny Tai (International).

Wain Harding and Richard Kallmeyer will be the ID China and Asia East co-Chair of the ID committee and Kenny Currle will be the chair of the Middle East, Africa and Central/South America. Carla Bizzell will be the ID committee CFA Board interface.

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Teresa Keiger
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