Notice of AGM
The 2013 SBSHCC Annual General Meeting will be held in New Haw on 23rd June 2013 at 12:20. The agenda for the AGM is available in Word or PDF format, and contains directions to the New Haw Community Centre venue.
Any items/proposals for inclusion on the AGM Agenda, need to be proposed and seconded by fully paid up Club members; as per our club rules any such agenda items have to reach Hon. Sec., Stephen McConnell no later than 4 weeks before the AGM, i.e., 23rd May 2013; please could members make every effort to communicate any such items to hthe Hon. Sec., as early as they can. It is desirable for the proposer and/or seconder of such agenda items to be present at the AGM to present any proposal to the membership.
We have a number of committee vacancies and also committee members who have reached the end of their terms of office by the AGM and who have indicated their willingness to stand for re-election. Nominations for any of the vacancies are invited from fully paid-up Club members. The nominations must be signed by the nominee, proposer and seconder (email confirmations will be acceptable) who must also be fully paid up Club members. Nominees should also provide a brief profile of themselves.
The Committee look forward to welcoming members to the AGM, afternoon tea and refreshments will be available.
BAC Project: Agouti Gene upon the Red and Cream Cat
The BSH BAC are working with the Genetics Team at Langford, to undertake a study of the Impact of the Agouti Gene upon the Red and Cream Cat. The link to this webpage is http://britishshorthairbac.wordpress.com/projects.
The Southern British Shorthair Cat Club are supporting this project with the BAC and the Genetics Team at Langford to further our knowledge of the British Shorthair Breed. If you would like to help make a donation please see the link to the donations/sponsors pages http://britishshorthairbac.wordpress.com/sponsors-2.
If you have any cats which fit any of the categories and are able to help with the project by submitting DNA swabs (Free of charge) then please fill in the form available on the website and email to Lizz Benson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support
SBSHCC Hon Sec
GCCF Easy Mind System (EMS) Proposal
Transferring to the EMS coding system is for discussion and voting at the GCCF Council Meeting in June 2013. The EMS codes were introduced by FIFe as an easy method of writing a visual description of a cat that could be used for all breeds, all colours and all patterns without too much complication. A Guide and a List of EMS codes are available in PDF format. Members with any views on the subject should email Honorary Secretary Stephen McConnell as he will be representing the club at this meeting.
The Tenth Championship Annual Show was held on March 2nd 2013 at the Addlestone Community Centre;
the Classified Results are available here.