For many the new year has started…..and for those who will bring in the new year soon….HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your cats from everyone at TICA’s executive office, our Board Members, members, exhibitors, breeders…and their cats!
TICA recently announced the result of elections for President, Vice President and Breed Committees. This was the first year that qualified members of TICA used an online voting system. More than 60 percent of the votes were submitted online for the first time in the history of TICA.
Vickie Fisher was reelected as President, and Bobbie Tullo was reelected as Vice President of the organization. There were no seats being filled for Board of Directors this year.
Breed committee chairs and members were elected for the next few years. To see a full list of breed committee results, visit the TICA site.
The Breed chair and other committee members work with the breed based on the breed standard, and focus on improving the breed that their committee oversees.
Congratulations to everyone who was voted in for the next two years!
The American Kennel Club (AKC) reported a record number of pet lovers who attended this year’s AKC Meet the Breeds in New York City. Over 40,000 people came to the third annual event co-hosted with TICA at the Jacob Javits Center on November 19-20, 2011.
“TICA was proud to be a part of AKC Meet the Breeds and give kids the opportunity to walk through the Bengal breed booth decorated as the jungle, and pet the loveable Toyger cat that looks like a wild Tiger, while their parents learned about responsible pet ownership and the importance of learning the characteristics of each breed before you add it to your family,” said TICA President Vickie Fisher.
“The AKC was pleased to join forces with TICA to once again offer the public this opportunity to meet and play with dogs and cats, including some of the rarest breeds most people may have only read about or have seen on television,”
If you’d like to see photos of Meet the Breeds, visit www.meetthebreeds.com