Kay Dodson & Carole Jones at our AGM 2013
This was held on 14th April at the Oliver Bird Hall, Solihull. A very pleasant meeting preceded by a delicious lunch. Lots of friendly faces, a warm vote of thanks to Sue Womar and presentation of cups won over the show year 2012. If you didn't get there you missed a very enjoyable afternoon. A few pictures here.
If you wish to have a topic discussed at a Committee meeting the scheduled dates are shown below. Please contact our Secretary at least one week before the date.
14th April 2013., 15th September 2013, 23rd February 2014 and the 13th April 2014 with the AGM also booked for the 13th April 2014.
The next meeting of the Abyssinian Breed Advisory Committee will be notified here. Please contact our Secretary (as above) if you have any items for discussion.
Don't forget to enter your Abys' show results for 2013.
The forms will be in the Christmas 2013 edition of Papyrus.
If you've mislaid the forms you'll be able to print them and send them on to our Annual Cups Steward, Maria Cummins, at the address shown on the form.
This will be held on 15th June, 2013
at Tiddington Community Centre, Main Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 7AN
For all UK cat owners.
The University of Bristol and the Animal Health Trust are conducting a survey to find out important information on owners views of different treatment options for an important condition affecting cats.
There is a link for the survey below. You don't need any prior knowledge of the condition as it is all explained in the survey. It should take less than 10 minutes to completeImportant notice and survey for all cat owners.
Please note the new GCCF
price list from 01.01.2013
Show reports from judges. In the absence
of an official journal, judge reports can be accessed through the
GCCF website Judge Reports
Important information for
breeders re the GCCF draft proposed breeding policy.
Please follow this link
to the document on the GCCF website and give us any views
you may have on the document.
|A reminder to everyone to get their entries in as soon as possible for our Pearl Anniversary show. Don't forget, entries close on May 28th and we'd like to see as many of your Abys as possible - whether he/she be pet or show quality. Please check the schedule, talk to the Show Manager if you're wondering how to set about it - pet Abys are just as welcome as show cats and there will be someone at the show on show day to help you. Don't forget, first, second or third, you always take the best cat home! It's a fun day out with lots of Aby enthusiasts to talk to.
|The schedule and entry form for our Pearl Anniversary Championship show to be held on Saturday 15th June 2013 can be found by following the links. Do come along and show your beautiful Abys and Somalis or, if you'd like to see just what beautiful cats they are and talk to their owners about the cats' wonderful personalities, just come along and visit. Tiddington Community Centre, Main Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 7AN
Are you able to help? The University of Bristol at Langford is seeking help from breeders and owners by asking for tissue samples should your cat unfortunately die. The link to the request is here with full details of how to help Langford and, at the same time other cat owners, into this virus which can mutate into Feline Infectious Peritonitis.
The highlight of the year is our Show, held annually in
Stratford-upon-Avon. It is a celebration of the Abyssinian
Breed and our semi-longhaired cousins the Somali, and is an ideal
place to meet Aby enthusiasts and breeders from all over the
This was held on 16th June, 2012 in
the Parish Centre, Stratford upon Avon. The schedule can be found by following the link.
Open class results.
Supreme Show 2012
ABYSSINIAN BAC SEMINAR 2012
The Abyssinian BAC seminar was held at the Wyvern Cat Club show on 8th September 2012 at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester. WR3 8DX
Click here for details of the present Officers and
We run information tables at some other
GCCF championship shows, to provide a
meeting point for Club members and information for potential Aby owners, and perhaps even a
little profit for the Club's coffers.
Our Club magazine, Papyrus, is distributed twice a year to members, and is full of lively and
interesting stories about Abys as well as information and advice.
The Club also participates in the Abyssinian Breed Advisory
Committee, which is responsible for
setting the Standard of Points and recommending judges for appointment to the