Monday, August 10, 2009
It's Time to Celebrate!
Can you believe that our Annual Awards Banquet is just
a few short weeks away?
I can honestly say time has sped by, but I'm so excited
to see each and every one of you at our banquet when we
celebrate our International winners for 2008-2009! I'm
sure you've all glanced at the final standings for that
season, and have a pretty good idea who the winners are.
But, if you've never been to an Annual awards banquet
--or hey, if you've been to many award banquets-the
excitement is electrifying as we present the awards for
Best Cat, Best Kitten, Best Alter, Best Household Pet Kitten
and Best Household Pet.
What's even more exciting is that not only do I get
to preside over the Awards ceremony as TICA's newly
elected President but I have the honor of doing so at one
of our pivotal awards banquets as we celebrate TICA's
Okay, I won't forget where it's held this year:
in the beautiful and fun-filled city of Orlando, Florida.
Not only can you come to have your cat honored at the Awards
Banquet, and have your cats judged at our twelve-ring show
held that weekend, but you can take a little time to have
fun at Disney World, Epcot Center and Universal Studios.
I hope you can make it. Airlines are offering great rates
and since it's the end of the summer season, hotels
are lowering their rates too! Remember...September 5 and
Come. Have fun. Celebrate our winners. And help TICA usher
in a new, more-exciting year and show season!
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Join Royal Canin Crown Partners and Receive Free Gifts!
Royal Canin is offering a special offer for TICA members
if they join its Crown Partners program. If you join and
order any Feline Nutrition PRO formula by August 31, 2009
you'll receive a free food scale and the Practical Guide
to Cat Breeding. When you order use Promotion Code 123JOIN.
Royal Canin Crown Partners is a free program that provides
TICA members with important information on breeding, health
nutrition and more. Plus, only Crown Partners members get
FREE Babycat or Kitten kits to distribute with each new
litter. You must meet minimum requirements to join the program.
This offer is for new Royal Crown Partners members only.
Click here to become a Royal Canin Crown Partners member
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August 15th is the "Magic Date" for the 2008-2009
What's August 15th got to do with the Yearbook?
- If you want to preorder a copy, you need to get
your order submitted by August 15th.
- If you have a winner whose picture needs to be submitted
for the Yearbook, it needs to be received by August
- If you want to advertise in the Yearbook, your ad
and payment must be received by August 15th.
You can learn more by
clicking here about preorders, submissions and more.
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Show Your TICA Pride!
If you haven't had a chance to shop online at the
TICA Store, you'll have a chance to buy other TICA 30th
anniversary merchandise -shirts, jackets, computer bags
and more-at TICA's booth during the Annual Championship
Cat Show. We'll also have copies of previous editions
of the TICA Yearbook for sale. Make sure you visit the TICA
booth EARLY because when we run out of merchandise, you'll
need to order online and then wait to receive your shirt,
computer bag or other merchandise.
If you can't make the Annual, remember you can always
shop online 24/7.
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Many "TICA First Shows" Scheduled This Season
TICA has five new clubs that will be hosting their first
shows in the next few months! Let's take a look at who
is helping expand TICA's presence around the world and
promoting the cat fancy...
Cotee River Cat Club - Come down to Florida and the
sunshine...oh, and the cat show held August 22-23 in North
Port Richey. The twelve-ring show will be judged by Becknell(AB),
Higgins(AB), Savant(AB), Seliskar(AB), Manning(SP), Kempton(SP),
Yow(AB), Nolen(AB), Brown(AB), Ray(AB), Seliskar(AB), and
To learn more
Kool Kats Club - If you want to escape this summer's
sizzling heat, head up to Canada. Don't forget your
kitties because they want to escape the heat too and be
shown at the "Kool Kats" first show to be held
in Ontario, Canada on Sept 11-13. The three-day show held
at the Copps Coliseum will have 20 rings of judging. Judges
include: Bright(AB), E.Hammond(AB), B.Lee(AB), S.Lee(SP),
Lamoureux(AB), Lopeman(AB), Crockett(AB), Patrick(AB), Fisher(SP),
Jones(AB), B.Lee(AB), Barrett(AB), Bright(AB), S.Smith(SP),
M.Hammond(SP), Crockett(AB), Patrick(AB), Fisher(AB), Tullo(AB),
So enter...get "kool"...
Cats and Sin City - What's a better place for
a show cat to "show off" but in Las Vegas! While
it may be "Sin City" it'll only be a sin if
you don't enter Cats and Sin City's first show scheduled
for Sept 19-20. The twelve-ring show will be held under
the same roof as the show hotel at the Alexis Park Resort.
In addition to the twelve rings of judging, there will also
be Ragdoll Congresses. Judges include Tullo(AB), Barrett(AB),
H.Roberts(AB), J.Roberts(AB), Chisholm(AB), Parkinson(SP),
Grillo(AB), Parkinson(AB), Rhea(AB), Portelas(AB), Wiseman(AB),
Come to Vegas...
IberTICA Cat Club - Forget about the running of the
bulls in Madrid! It's time for "running of the
cats"! IberTICA Cat Club will host their first TICA
show in Madrid, Spain on October 3-4, 2009. The twelve-ring
show will be held at the Salones Ondarreta. In addition
to the 10 Allbreed rings and 2 Speciality rings, there will
be a Norwegian Forest Congress and a Ragdoll Congress. Invited
judges include: Hisako Yamada (AB - United States), Genevieve
Basquine (AB - France), Tomoko Tanaka (AB - Austria), Kurt
Vlach (AB - Austria), Mary-Lise de Landtsheer (AB - Belgium),
Karen Stinson (AB - United States). Entries open on August
3 and close on September 25.
For more information
Kudzu Cat Club - Discover some Southern hospitality
at Kudzu Cat Club's first show held in Hickory, North
Carolina on October 10-11. The ten-ring show will be held
at the Park Inn Hickory which is also the show hotel. Scheduled
judges include Higgins(AB), Barnes(AB), Ruttan(SP), Dickie(AB),
S.Smith(SP), Yow(AB), Webb(AB), Ruttan(AB), M.Hammond(AB),
Put Kudzu on your calendar and
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TICA Takes On YouTube
Can't make it to TICA shows out of region? Well now
you can watch some of the judging and finals from shows
around the world on YouTube! Here are a few of the videos
you want watch.
Malta Cat Club - IInd International TICA Cat Show
HHP competition at Pacific Northwest Outlaws TICA cat show
in Seattle 1/17-1/18/2009
Cape Cod TICA Cat Show
If you are hosting a TICA show, ask someone to bring a handheld
video camera and shoot some footage! Not only can you put
them up on YouTube to help promote TICA, your club, and
the cat fancy, but we will be featuring videos shot at shows
around the world on our home page of TICA's web site!
Once you've shot your video and loaded it on YouTube,
please send the link to your video to
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