Once the idea was set I went about seeing if
it was a good proposal by asking a few people that show and judge in that
section. The idea was well received among those I spoke to so onto the next
stage, creating a committee.
Obviously the first person I had spoken to
was Lesley Szwed, without whose tireless work the section would not be what
it is today. She thought it was a brilliant idea and between the two of us
we put together a committee of ten people. The Club Rules and Aims &
Objectives were drawn up and agreed at the inaugural meeting on the 17th
From the very first moment the intention was
to seek, firstly, Provisional Membership of the GCCF and eventually Full
Membership and in doing so become the first Household Pet club. The GCCF
application form was filled in, the 21 copies of the Rule Book printed and
we were on our way. After a little tweaking of the rules, as requested by
GCCF, we were finally granted Provisional Membership at the 2012 June
Having gained the first part of the progression
of the club we then needed to move forward towards the second part, that of gaining
Full Membership of the GCCF. Having been a Provisional
Membership Club for over three years, had over 50 members and sent in three years
accounts, the last showing that we had over 50 members, we were able to apply for Full Membership in
Our Full Membership application was sent off
on 12th April 2016 and was granted at the June 2016 Council meeting. Now we are a Full Member we can apply for a Show Licence and, as
long as permission from GCCF is granted, hold a show purely for Household
concerned with the welfare of all cats, whether they be Non-Pedigree or
affiliation to the GCCF.
To promote the
exhibition of Household Pet cats, whether they be Non-Pedigree or Pedigree.
To stage and
manage an annual show, in accordance with GCCF Rules, for both Non-Pedigree
and Pedigree Household Pet cats.
To promote the
judging of Household Pets.
encouragement and advice to our Members to the best of our ability.
Particularly novice exhibitors of Household Pets.
To put the
interests of all cats before those of personal gain.
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