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April 10, 2020

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TICA Special Electronic Board Meeting Set for April 25

On April 25th, 2020 there will be a special electronic TICA Board Meeting. The meeting will address, among other topics, acceptance of the new trait of Charcoal in Bengals and changes to the Ragdoll standard.  These changes would be effective for the new show year.  Click here to view the agenda. Please contact your Regional Director with any questions or comments you would like them to address in the meeting.

In This Issue

TICA Special Electronic Board Meeting Set for April 25Changes to TICA Virtual Cat Show Rules Now Allow Entry to ALL Shows Despite RegionTICA Virtual Show Updates | TICA CatsandTulip Club Host Virtual Party in Place of Annual Judges DinnerTICA MA Region Selling Cat-Themed Face Masks to Raise Funds for the RegionEnter TICA’s “What on Earth Are They Up to All Day” ContestHow to Create an Easy DIY Mask From a T-shirtThe TICA TREND is a great way for members to honor their cat’s titlesCast Your Vote in Dr. Elsey’s and PetFusion Cat Café Makeover Contest April 3 Contest Winners “Finding Friends Through TICA”

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Changes to TICA Virtual Cat Show Rules Now Allow Entry to ALL Shows Despite Region

The TICA Virtual Cat Show Committee has amended its rules to allow members to enter as many Regional Shows as desired, regardless of geographic region. All cats are welcome, including non-TICA registered felines.

TICA’s virtual show season will run through April and May, with an international show to be held the weekend of June 13-14, 2020. For information on the shows and how to enter visit the TICA Virtual Cat Shows 2020 Facebook page.

Please note, virtual cat shows are not official TICA shows. Each event is a FUNdraising activity for the region which is for fun only, no TICA titles or points will be awarded. Virtual Ribbons will be awarded.

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TICA Virtual Show Updates: South America Region Kicks Off Shows Virtual Show Dates Announced Three Regions Open for Entries

Proving nothing can stop TICA members from continuing to share their fabulous felines, fun and friendships, a small group of SC members have spent the last couple of weeks working with TICA members world wide to organize a "TICA Virtual Show Season". What started as an idea to have a regional virtual show by SC member Jonna Inman grew into a TICA wide project.

Representatives from every region were invited to help develop and organize a show in their respective regions. That idea was expanded to a show season with regions or groups of regions hosting shows. The season will run through April and May with the International show being held the weekend of June 13-14.

TICA South America Region Kicks Off Shows:

The show season started April 4-5 with the South America Region’s virtual show, held by TICAdelPlata Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The idea was Carlos Lopez’s, judge and member of the club, who experienced something similar in Australia. 

The show had 148 entries — 53 cats, 37 kittens, 39 alters, 16 HHP and 3 HHPK —from the TICA SA Region.

Connie Webb, Luiz Paulo Faccioli, Carlos Lopez, Toni Jones, Jamie Christian, Steven Corneille, Virginia Araujo, Aline Broda, Ana Ferreyra, Johary Gomez, Dora Castillo, Lourdes Duhalde all served as judges. Finals were announced on Facebook. Sunday evening the judges had a meeting via Zoom to announce the Best of each class and to elect the Best Overall. The virtual session was recorded and posted on FB. All the videos are posted on the club’s FB page. Click here to view.

Following is the TICA Virtual Show Calendar:

April 25-26:
South Central Region
Mid Pacific Region

May 2-3:
Southwest Region
Southeast Region

May 9-10:
Great Lakes Region
Mid Atlantic Region
Asia West, Asia East and International regions
combination show.

May 16-17:
Northeast Region
Northwest Region

May 23-24:
Combined European Regions
Europe West, Europe South, Europe North

International Show:
tentative date, subject to change - June 13-14

Entries are officially open for the following TICA Regions:

Great Lakes TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: April 6-May 7 
Judging: May 9 
Results Announced: May 11
Fees: $5/entry (and every 5 entries get you one FREE)
Junior Exhibitors - FREE (see details on entry form)
Click here for additional information and to enter.
Entry Clerk & JE Judge: Chris Unangst, chris.unangst@gmail.com
Show Manager: Liz Brown, drlizhansen@gmail.com

South Central Region TICA Virtual Cat Show 2020
Entries Open: 6 April 
Entries Close: 19 April
Enter Here: https://bit.ly/2RdPfeX
Fees: $10/entry fee (regular rings) | $5/entry fee (fun rings) | $5 Vendor | $15 Sponsor
Paypal Link: Missioncitycc@Aol.Com
FAQS, Info & Fees: https://bit.ly/2JLRS3j

TICA Mid Atlantic Region TICA Virtual Show 2020
Show Date: May 9-10
Entry Close: May 7 @ 9 PM EST
Judging on May 9-10
Enter Here: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/cbZIkaGcfSlbh
Fees: $10/entry fee for TICA Traditional Ring
$5/entry fun ring or $1/entry fun ring with Traditional Ring Entry

Please note, virtual cat shows are not official TICA shows. Each event is a FUNdraising activity for the region which is for fun only, no TICA titles or points will be awarded. Virtual Ribbons will be awarded.

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TICA CatsandTulip Club Host Virtual Party in Place of Annual Judges Dinner

The TICA CatsandTulip Club was scheduled to host their April show that included there Judges’ dinner and party last weekend. The coronavirus forced them to cancel the event, but organizers quick out-of-the-box thinking did not stop their celebration.

Instead of the dinner and party the club had intended, they held a virtual "Dutch Cats and Tulips party" on YouTube. Organized by CatsandTulips members Henk Fennis and Nigel Fennis, the party featured an online
music quiz with prizes such as a complimentary one-day entry to the CatsandTulips show in November for the winner and cat toys sponsored by the Dutch online pet shop Kingdom for Cats and Dogs for second and third place winners.

After the quiz, members were treated to live streaming music of party favorites and a sing-a-long to brighten up members Saturday evening.

The event was broadcasted on YouTube with a chat function so members could participate. Members throughout Europe all attend, including those from the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, UK and France.

A video montage, including footage of memories members shared from past TICA Europe North Regional shows and music from Vera Lynn was shown at the end of the party. The video brought many to tears as members saw all the familiar faces of friends and shared memories.

Click here to watch the video montage played during the event of past TICA European shows.

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TICA MA Region Selling Cat-Themed Face Masks to Raise Funds for the Region

To help raise funds for MA Region club show cancellations, TICA Mid Atlantic Regional Director Brenda Russo and TICA MA Regional Member Jessica Petras will be making fabric face masks available for purchase. All funds (aside from shipping and handling) will be donated back to the MA Region. In addition to adding funds to cancelled shows, money will also be used toward the Region’s 2020 Annual Judge sponsorship of Connie Webb, regional banquet awards, rosettes, among others. 
Masks range in a variety of cat, dog, sports and misc. prints and can be purchased for $8.99 child, $10.99 adult online at https://www.tabbywalkdesign.com.
Brenda and Jessica are also making masks for local hospitals. Please contact Jessica at jpquiltsandmorellc@gmail.com if you would like to donate funds to this cause.

April 10 Contest

Enter TICA’s “What on Earth Are They Up to All Day” Contest to Win a $50 Gift Certificate From ChrisTheCat.com

Two Finalists to Receive Doc & Phoebe No Bowl Feeding Systems

If you own pets, you’ve always wondered what your cats do all day while you are at work or elsewhere. This week’s TICA Good News contest is looking for your best photo that answers the burning question you have been wondering all these years, What on earth are they up to all day?

TICA members can enter by emailing a high resolution – 300 dpi preferred –photo along with a catchy caption, your name, your cats name, breed, TICA Region, and club name to newsletter@tica.org. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, April14, 2020.

One grand prize winner and two finalists will be chosen at random and featured with other top entries in the April 17 issue of TICA’s GOOD NEWSletter and on TICA social media pages. The grand prize winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate from ChrisTheCat.com good toward any Go Cat Feather Toys, including Cat Lures, Tiger Grass Premium Catnip. Two finalists will each receive a Doc & Phoebe No Bowl Feeding System, a $20 value each.

CONTEST RULES: 1. Animals and humans in the photos and the photos themselves must be owned/taken by you. If the animals aren’t yours, you must have written and signed permission from the owners. You cannot enter the contest for someone else. 2. Send only previously non-published photos and photos that have not won previous photo contests. (Photos must not have appeared before in a print publication.) 3. All entries must include a caption, your name, email address, phone number, and the pets’ name and breed (if known). 4. Finalist photos will be judged based on production values (in focus, good lighting, high enough resolution — 300 dpi preferred), adherence to the themes and appeal. 5. You must be 18 or older to enter. Employees and relatives of The International Cat Association (TICA) are not eligible to enter. 6. Winners will be announced the following week in TICA’s GOOD NEWSletter. Winners will also be posted on our social media. TICA will have the rights to use all entry photos and winners’/pets’ names, city/state/country plus any text provided in all print media, websites or social media owned in perpetuity by TICA. 7. The photo contest is open to all TICA members. 8. Void where prohibited by law. 9. You must be a member of TICA.


Creative Corner: How to Create an Easy DIY Mask From a T-shirt

Last week, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began advising everyone to wear face masks in public.

Surgical masks aren’t ideal for hospital use with COVID-19 because they allow tiny droplets to seep in through parts of the mask, but they’re helpful for those of us venturing out in public to buy groceries or run errands.

To help even the most craft-impaired, we offer this no-sew mask tutorial that requires only a T-shirt and scissors. A study of homemade face masks by SmartAirFilters.com found that cotton T-shirts and cotton pillowcases are the best at-home materials for making DIY face masks, based on their ability to capture particles yet remain breathable, and that they perform comparably to surgical-grade masks.

When making your mask, please keep in mind that the edges of the mask should fit snuggly against the skin. Happy Crafting!

April 28 Deadline to Honor Your Cats in the TICA TREND


The TICA TREND is a great way for members to honor their cat’s titles.

The deadline to submit your cat photos for the June/July 2020 issue of the TREND is Tuesday, April 28, 2020. To be included, please send $20 payment for each cat to paypal@tica.org with “Trendsetters June/July in the comments section. In a separate email please include a 300 DPI or higher resolution image of your cat along with the cat’s full name and title, breed, color, owner name, photographer, and copy of your payment to shutterbug1948@gmail.com.


Cast Your Vote in Dr. Elsey’s and PetFusion Cat Café Makeover Contest

Dr. Elsey’s recently announced the launch of the Power of Purrsuasion $10,000 Cat Café Makeover in partnership with PetFusion to help support three cat cafés around the United States.

Through online voting, one lucky cat café will receive a $10,000 donation, compliments of PetFusion, for facility renovations to upgrade their space in pursuit of increased adoption rates. 

Cafes in the running are Seattle-based Neko, Nashville’s Mewsic Kitty Café, and the Denver Cat Company. Participants may vote for their favorite café once per day. Voting ends on June 30, 2020. Click here to learn more about each café and to cast your vote.


April 3 Contest Winners “Finding Friends Through TICA”

We're excited to announce the winners of TICA’s April 3 “Finding Friends Through TICA” contest. Click here to see the adorable winning photos.

The Grand prize winner will receive a Purrmaid Siamese Betta Plushie, $40 value and two finalists will each receive a Purrmaid Baby Plushie.


Stay well and safe. TICA urges you to please stay home for your safety as well as others!

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