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1 SUMMARY OF MOTIONS CFA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING FEBRUARY 4/5, 2012 Index to Summary of Motions Secretary s note: This index is provided only as a courtesy to the readers and is not an official part of the CFA minutes. The numbers shown for each item in the index are keyed to similar numbers shown in the body of the minutes. Ambassador Program... (22) Animal Welfare/Breed Rescue Committee/Breeder Assist... (12) Annual Meeting (23) Audit Committee... (4) Awards Review... (18) Breeds and Standards... (21) Budget Committee... (3) Business Development Committee... (20) Central Office Operations... (10) Clerking Program... (24) Club Applications... (6) Club Marketing... (19) Community Outreach/Education... (11) Disciplinary Hearings and Results... (31) Finance Committee... (5) International Division Report... (7) Judging Program... (8) Kitten Scoring Amnesty Proposal... (30) Legislation... (14) Management... (26) Mentor Program... (27) National Show... (13) Protest Committee... (9) Publications... (17) Ratification of On-Line Motions... (1) Scientific Advisory Committee... (28) Show Rules... (16) Show Scheduling... (25) Treasurer s Report... (2) Winn Foundation... (15) Youth Feline Report... (29) Secretary s Note: The Officers and Board of Directors of the Cat Fanciers Association, Inc. met on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the CFA Foundation Museum, located within the CFA Central Office, 260 East Main Street, Alliance, Ohio President Jerold Hamza called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with the following members present: 1

2 Mr. Jerold Hamza (President) Ms. Joan Miller (Vice-President) Ms. Rachel Anger (Secretary) Mrs. Carla Bizzell (Treasurer) Ms. Sharon Roy (NAR Director) Ginger Meeker, Ph.D. (NWR Director) Ms. T. Ann Caell (GSR Director) Mrs. Loretta Baugh (GLR Director) Mr. Michael Shelton (SWR Director) Ms. Alene Shafnisky (MWR Director) Mr. Mark Hannon (SOR Director) Mrs. Kayoko Koizumi (Japan Regional Director) Roger Brown, DVM (Director-at-Large) George J. Eigenhauser, Esq. (Director-at-Large) Mr. Richard Kallmeyer (Director-at-Large) Mrs. Carol Krzanowski (Director-at-Large) Mr. Darrell Newkirk (Director-at-Large) Mr. David White (Director-at-Large) Mrs. Annette Wilson (Director-at-Large) Also Present: Edward L. Raymond, Jr., Esq., CFA Legal Counsel Donna Jean Thompson, Director of Operations Roeann Fulkerson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations Shino Wiley, Japanese Interpreter (1) ADDITIONS/CORRECTIONS; RATIFICATION OF ON-LINE MOTIONS. Mr. Newkirk moved, Mr. Eigenhauser seconded, to accept the October 1/2, 2011 minutes as published. Moved/ Seconded 1. Kallmeyer Krzanowski 2. Baugh Meeker 3. Hannon Roy RATIFICATION OF ON-LINE MOTIONS Motion Due to additional evidence having come to light that may alter the committee recommendation, that the board reconsider the resolution of Case , CFA vs. Hudnall. Permit the Onyx Club to use a fourth guest judge for their show the first weekend in December. That there be Top 15 Kitten awards in the Longhair Specialty rings at the upcoming CFA National Cat Show. Vote Anger and Roy voting no. White did not vote. Eigenhauser and White voting no. Brown did not vote. 2

3 Moved/ Seconded 4. Shafnisky Kallmeyer Motion Approve entry into the contract for the Columbus site for the 2012 show, name to be determined (known in 2011 as the National Show). Vote Koizumi and White did not vote. RATIFICATION OF TELECONFERENCE MOTIONS Moved/ Seconded Motion From November 1, 2011 Teleconference Vote 1. Baugh Eigenhauser 2. Baugh Anger 3. Baugh Anger 4. Baugh Anger 5. Baugh Anger 6. Baugh Anger 7. Baugh Anger 8. Baugh Eigenhauser 9. Eigenhauser Krzanowski 10. Caell Eigenhauser 11. Roy Anger Grant a one year medical leave of absence from the Judging Program to Bob Bryan. Advance Cathy Dinesen to Second Specialty Longhair Approval Pending status. Advance Lorraine Rivard to Second Specialty Longhair Approval Pending status. Advance Hope Gonano to Second Specialty Shorthair Approval Pending status. Advance Melanie Morgan to Second Specialty Longhair Approved/Approval Pending Allbreed status. Advance Kathy Calhoun to Approved Allbreed status. Advance Carol Fogarty to Approved Allbreed status. Adopt the following Judging Program Rules, effective with the next reprinting: [see transcript of meeting for complete language] That CFA hold onto the [loan proceed] funds and authorize the Investment Committee to come up with a safe liquid account. That a resolution to increase the delegate fee be prepared and presented at the next meeting which, if approved, would be a board-sponsored amendment at the next annual meeting. That the club application of Nutmeg Cat Fanciers (Region 1) be accepted. Hannon voting no; Caell abstained. 3

4 12. Roy Eigenhauser 13. Anger Eigenhauser 14. Eigenhauser Hannon 15. Baugh Anger 16. Baugh Anger 17. Baugh Anger 18. Baugh Meeker 19. Anger Kallmeyer 20. Anger Meeker 17. Baugh Anger 18. Baugh Anger 19. Baugh Anger 20. Baugh Hannon That the following clubs be held off for another two months (to the January meeting) to be pre-noticed: Tokyo Sky Tree Cat Club (Region 8); Cats N Cats (ID Asia China); Chengdu Cat Club (ID Asia China) That the name of Michicat Pet Club (Region 4) be changed to Motor City Jazz Club. That, for our telephonic meetings, our agenda be put on CFA News at least 24 hours before the meeting. From December 6, 2011 Teleconference Grant a medical leave of absence from the Judging Program to Pat Jacobberger until June 1, Advance Anne Mathis to Second Specialty Longhair Apprentice status. Advance Jim Dinesen to Second Specialty Shorthair Approval Pending status. Adopt a policy of using the European international champion title as a counterpart to CFA s grand champion for applicant qualification purposes. Eastcharm Cat Fanciers Club, December 17, 2011 show in Shanghai, China, requesting permission to change show license from a 4 allbreed/1 specialty ring show to a 4 allbreed ring show. Midwest TGIF Fanciers, November 3/4, 2012 show in St. Louis, Missouri, requesting permission to have a non-scored top 3 Best in Show selected from the 3 highest scoring cats in each of the kitten, championship and premiership classes, selected by a separate BOB judge on Sunday. From January 10, 2012 Teleconference Advance Russell Webb to Second Specialty Longhair Approval Pending status. Advance Li Ling (Chloe) Chung to First Specialty Shorthair Approval Pending status. Advance Jacqui Bennett to First Specialty Shorthair Approved status. Reaffirm the requirements adopted in October 2011 as they apply to all applicants, including those currently in the Judging Program. Hannon voting no. Shafnisky voting no. Hannon voting no. Hannon abstained. 4

5 21. Baugh Hannon 22. Baugh Meeker 23. Meeker Anger 24. Baugh Brown 25. Anger Hannon Grant special permission for a CFA judge to judge a CFA show on Saturday and a CCA show on Sunday (same weekend). That the Board sponsor a Constitutional amendment, as presented, to go to the delegates in June. That the 2012 World Cat Congress dues be paid, and that CFA continue supporting the organization. Approve Chatte Noir s request for a 10-ring show in Russia the first weekend of March, Approve the appointment of Tom Baugh as Show Manager for the 2012 National Show. Motion Failed. Hannon and Miller voting no. Meeker, Miller and Wilson voting no. Mr. Eigenhauser moved to ratify the online motions. Seconded by Mr. Kallmeyer, Motion Carried. (2) TREASURER S REPORT. Treasurer Bizzell presented no action items. (3) BUDGET COMMITTEE. Mrs. Bizzell presented no action items. (4) AUDIT COMMITTEE. Mrs. Bizzell presented no action items. (5) FINANCE COMMITTEE. Mrs. Bizzell presented no action items. (6) CLUB APPLICATIONS. The following club applications were presented for acceptance: TOKYO SKY TREE CAT CLUB (Region 8). Mr. Eigenhauser moved to accept. Seconded by Ms. Shafnisky, CATS N CATS (International Division-Europe). Mr. Eigenhauser moved to accept. Seconded by Mr. Brown, ITALY CAT FANCIER (International Division-Europe). Mr. Newkirk moved to accept. Seconded by Ms. Caell, AMAZING FRENCH CAT (International Division-Europe). Mrs. Meeker moved to accept. Seconded by Mr. Newkirk, CHENGDU CAT CLUB (International Division-Asia). Mrs. Meeker moved to accept. Seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, 5

6 PASSION FELINE FANCIERS (International Division-Asia). Mr. Eigenhauser moved to accept. Seconded by Mrs. Meeker, (7) INTERNATIONAL DIVISION. Chair Mr. Newkirk presented no action items. (8) JUDGING PROGRAM. Chair Mrs. Baugh presented the following proposed Judging Program Rule additions. SECTION XI, INTERNATIONAL DIVISION JP Rule Judging Invitations 2.b Existing Wording None. Addition to be added as a new paragraph. Proposed Wording NON-CFA JUDGE S KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH For a club to extend an invitation from a non CFA judge, that judge must have a working knowledge of the English language. They must be able to read the CFA Show Rules and Standards, plus have a basic proficiency of speaking the language to communicate with clerks and to conduct a final. RATIONALE: Many complaints have come forth, basically from Russia, where some judges have no communication with clerks from outside Russia (meaning Europe). The universal CFA language in Europe (soon to be Region 9) is English. These judges cannot have a grasp of CFA show Rules & Standards, if they cannot read the English language. Exhibitors are in the rings having conversations in Russian with the judges and then what was previously awarded is changed and re-hung. This looks extremely bad to fellow exhibitors, but can t be questioned as English is not spoken. There is a movement afoot from Europe to boycott future Russian shows, if this situation does not change. The JPC has discussed this, but it was not incorporated into the newly revised JP Rules, or Show Rules, as this would be an added new rule and needs Board approval. Withdrawn. Rule # ARTICLE XXVI JUDGES FEES AND EXPENSES; SHOW RULE: b.2 Judges Expenses Existing Wording 2. If traveling by air, Coach Class airfare, Judges, unless specifically told in writing not to do so by the contracting club at the time the original contract for the show is signed and returned to the judge by the club, shall attempt to purchase advance fare Coach Class tickets that are generally nonrefundable and that are usually substantially lower in cost than regular Coach Class tickets. Proposed Wording 2. If traveling by air, Coach Class airfare, Judges, unless specifically told in writing not to do so by the contracting club at the time the original contract for the show is signed and returned to the judge by the club, shall attempt to purchase advance fare Coach Class tickets that are generally nonrefundable and that are usually substantially lower in cost than regular Coach Class tickets. Judges must receive payment in advance of purchasing a ticket, especially domestic judges accepting 6

7 assignments beyond the North American continent. Failure to obtain advance payment does not release a CFA club from its responsibility to reimburse a contracted judge for travel expenses. RATIONALE: All CFA clubs are responsible for payment of travel expenses as per the CFA Show Rules. Location should not be a factor. Air fares have increased steadily. Judges should not be expected, nor feel obligated to purchase tickets using their own funds, and then wait for reimbursement until after purchase. Judges shouldn't feel pressured to do this nor feel concerned about being invited to judge. The pressure may not be overt, but it does exist. The majority of judges invest a considerable amount of time and effort to find the most inexpensive fares for clubs. Paying for tickets can put a strain on their budget and credit card. It is not unreasonable to expect a club to transfer funds before a judge makes a purchase. Communication is rapid and there are options to use to adhere to this policy. Mrs. Baugh moved to approve the revised wording to 26.02b.2. Seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Motion Failed. Rule # ARTICLE XXVI JUDGING FEES AND EXPENSES; SHOW RULE: 26.02e.2 Judges Expenses Existing Wording e. International Division shows: Judges contracted to judge shows in the International Division are required to receive negotiable payment for airline tickets prior to ticket being issued from the licensed contracted club in advance of the show. Judges failing to follow this procedure will do so at their own risk. CFA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for reimbursing judges for unpaid tickets. Proposed Wording e. International Division shows: Judges contracted to judge non-cfa shows in the International Division non-cfa shows are required to receive negotiable payment for airline tickets prior to ticket being issued from the licensed contracted club in advance of the show. Judges failing to follow this procedure will do so at their own risk. CFA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for reimbursing judges for unpaid tickets. RATIONALE: With the emergence of Europe as a new region, the former show rules requiring a judge to obtain advance payment for International shows needs to be addressed. All CFA clubs, regardless of location, are responsible for payment of travel expenses as per the CFA Show Rules. Judges under contract for non-cfa shows are required to obtain payment in advance of ticket purchase. Unlike CFA shows, the Association will not reimburse an individual who has not followed this procedure. This is a reinforcement of existing policy and pertains to all non-cfa shows, regardless of location. Unfortunately, there is a history of one or two CFA clubs using the existing wording as an excuse to renege on the responsibility to reimburse judges for tickets purchased in good faith. This modification removes that wording and restates that judges contracted for non-cfa shows, regardless of location, must obtain advance payment. Withdrawn. Mr. Newkirk moved that retired judges can judge CFA events without restrictions. Seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Hannon, Anger and Miller voting no. 7

8 Mr. Newkirk amended the above motion to read, Retired judges can judge non-scored rings at CFA events without restrictions. Seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Anger and Hannon voting no. Mrs. Baugh moved to relicense all judges, except as follows. Relicense: Dee Dee Cantley 3 yes (Miller, Shafnisky, Newkirk); 15 no After an executive session discussion, Mrs. Baugh moved for an advisory ruling regarding bringing forward a second specialty applicant who qualified under the old custodial requirements (but not the new). Seconded by Ms. Anger, Motion Failed. Bizzell, Brown, Miller, Newkirk, Baugh, Meeker, Kallmeyer and Anger voting yes. (9) PROTEST COMMITTEE. Chair Mr. Kallmeyer moved to accept the Committee s recommendation on the protests not in dispute. Motion Carried [vote sealed]. (10) CENTRAL OFFICE OPERATIONS. No action items were presented. (11) CFA COMMUNITY OUTREACH/EDUCATION. Chair Ms. Miller presented no action items. (12) ANIMAL WELFARE UMBRELLA BREED RESCUE; BREEDERS ASSISTANCE; FOOD PANTRY. No action items were presented. (13) NATIONAL SHOW. Mr. Eigenhauser moved that the National Show judging format be 4 allbreed and 6 specialty in all classes. Seconded by Ms. Anger, Motion Failed. Mr. Eigenhauser moved that the National Show judging format be 10 specialty rings in the kitten classes (with championship and premiership staying at 6 allbreed and 4 specialty rings). Seconded by Mr. Newkirk, Krzanowski and Brown voting no. (14) CFA LEGISLATION COMMITTEE. Chair Mr. Eigenhauser presented no action items. (15) WINN FOUNDATION. Liaison Mr. Eigenhauser presented no action items. (16) SHOW RULES. The following proposed Show Rule changes were presented: 8

9 Show Rule: Article VIII Current Version Note: requests to restore wins voided by the Central Office or to receive credit for awards/points earned at a show but not posted to the cat s record, due to the presence of an incorrect registration number or the lack of a CFA registration number in the catalog, can be considered only if a correctly completed registration application for the cat in question was received in the Central Office no later than 21 days prior to the opening day of the show in question. A correctly completed registration application is one which contains all the information necessary to register the cat, is accompanied by the proper fee, AND for which no registration impediment exists (i.e., genetic improbability, all kittens in litter already registered, etc.). Proposed Version Note: requests to restore wins voided by the Central Office or to receive credit for awards/points earned at a show but not posted to the cat s record, due to the presence of an incorrect registration number or the lack of a CFA registration number in the catalog, can will be considered only if a correctly completed registration application for the cat in question was received in the Central Office no later than 21 days prior to the opening day of the show in question. A correctly completed registration application is one which contains all the information necessary to register the cat, is accompanied by the proper fee, AND for which no registration impediment exists (i.e., genetic improbability, all kittens in litter already registered, etc.). Such requests must be made to Central Office within 30 days after completion of the show or 10 days after completion of the show season, whichever comes first, and must include the correct registration number of the cat, the name and date of the show involved, and be accompanied by a fee of $ for point reinstatement. RATIONALE As requested by the December board minutes, we are proposing the above change to allow exhibitors other than those with kittens, to have the points earned at a show credited to their cat when they fail to do a catalog correction at the show. It does require that such a request be made to central office in a timely manner (within 30 days of the show or within 10 days of the end of the show season, whichever comes first). Of note, the rule specifies the fee for such a change within the text of the rule. For the October board meeting, we propose to remove all fees from the rule text and include an extra page in the rule book with the listing of fees in effect as of the start of the show year. The CFA website would then need to be updated to have a fee schedule page as well. Upon motion by Mr. Newkirk, seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Shafnisky and Caell voting no. Show Rule: Article XXXVII Scoring Current Version SCORING At the completion of the show season, a cat/kitten will be credited with the points from its highest 100 individual rings. A kitten will be credited with the points from its highest 40 individual rings earned as a kitten, to be credited in the show year in which its last full weekend of kitten eligibility falls, Proposed Version SCORING At the completion of the show season, a cat/kitten will be credited with the points from its highest 100 individual rings. A kitten will be credited with the points from its highest 40 individual rings earned as a kitten, to be credited in the show year in which its last full weekend of kitten eligibility falls, 9

10 regardless of the show year in which it begins showing as a kitten. If a cat is exhibited in shows totaling 100 rings or less (40 rings for kittens) total credited points will be the sum of total points earned. All points credited must be earned while competing as a particular color. Cats/kittens that have earned points under more than one color description will only receive those points earned under the color description for which they were eligible and last shown (see show rule 2.08). In order to be eligible for a regional award, a cat/kitten must be shown at least once in the region of final assignment (see regional assignment section). Breed/Color specialty rings which provide a judging(s) beyond the number of judgings available to other entries will not be scored for National/Division/Regional points. Note: requests to restore wins voided by the Central Office or to receive credit for awards/points earned at a show but not posted to the cat s record, due to the presence of an incorrect registration number or the lack of a registration number in the catalog, can be considered only if a correctly completed registration application for the cat in question was received in the Central Office no later than 21 days prior to the opening day of the show in question. A correctly completed registration application is one which contains all the information necessary to register the cat, is accompanied by the proper fee, AND for which no registration impediment exists (i.e., genetic improbability, all kittens in litter already registered, etc.). regardless of the show year in which it begins showing as a kitten. If a cat is exhibited in shows totaling 100 rings or less (40 rings for kittens) total credited points will be the sum of total points earned. All points credited must be earned while competing as a particular color. Cats/kittens that have earned points under more than one color description will only receive those points earned under the color description for which they were eligible and last shown (see show rule 2.08). In order to be eligible for a regional award, a cat/kitten must be shown at least once in the region of final assignment (see regional assignment section). Breed/Color specialty rings which provide a judging(s) beyond the number of judgings available to other entries will not be scored for National/Division/Regional points. Note: requests to restore wins voided by the Central Office or to receive credit for awards/points earned at a show but not posted to the cat s record, due to the presence of an incorrect registration number or the lack of a registration number in the catalog, can be considered only if a correctly completed registration application for the cat in question was received in the Central Office no later than 21 days prior to the opening day of the show in question. A correctly completed registration application is one which contains all the information necessary to register the cat, is accompanied by the proper fee, AND for which no registration impediment exists (i.e., genetic improbability, all kittens in litter already registered, etc.). Such requests must be made to Central Office within 30 days after completion of the show or 10 days after completion of the show season, whichever comes first, and must include the correct registration number of the cat, the name and date of the show involved, and be accompanied by a fee of $ for point reinstatement. RATIONALE: As requested by the December board minutes, we are proposing the above change to allow exhibitors other than those with kittens, to have the points earned at a show credited to their cat when they fail to do a catalog correction at the show. It does require that such a request be made to central office in a timely manner (within 30 days of the show or within 10 days of the end of the show season, whichever comes first). Of note, the rule specifies the fee for such a change within the text of the rule. For the October board meeting, we propose to remove all fees from the rule text and include an extra page in 10

11 the rule book with the listing of fees in effect as of the start of the show year. The CFA website would then need to be updated to have a fee schedule page as well. Upon motion by Mr. Newkirk, seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Shafnisky, Baugh, Meeker and Caell voting no. Mr. Eigenhauser moved that the above rules will become effective May 1, Seconded by Mr. Kallmeyer, Motion Failed. Koizumi, White, Shafnisky, Shelton, Baugh, Meeker, Kallmeyer and Caell voting yes. Mr. Eigenhauser moved that the above rules will become effective May 1, 2011 (and retroactive to May 1, 2011), giving those people who want to take advantage of the rules 30 days to do so (from February 5, 2012). Seconded by Mr. Newkirk, White, Shafnisky, Shelton, Baugh, Meeker, Kallmeyer and Caell voting no. Show Rule: p Current Version Proposed Version p Placement of booths using electrical devices such as engraving machines, drills or saws, in either the benching area or the judging area is prohibited p Placement of booths using noise producing devices, electrical devices such as engraving machines, drills or saws, in either the benching area or the judging area the show hall is prohibited. RATIONALE: As requested by the October board minutes, we are expanding the limitation on noise producing devices to cover the entire show hall and not just the area of exhibition. This may limit clubs from having some groups as vendors, or conversely, require the vendor to take orders to supply the product to the exhibitor/spectator via some other means than to hand it to them at the show hall. Upon motion by Ms. Anger, seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Motion Failed. Article XXXVII Regional/Divisional Assignment Item 2 Passed by majority at annual Resolution 16 revised to address Board concerns at October 2011 meeting Existing Wording 2.a Region/area of residence is assigned based on the region number listed in the last show in which the cat/kitten earned points prior to or on the first full show weekend in January (see #5, 6 & 7). Proposed Wording 2.a Region/area of residence is assigned based on the region number listed in the last show in which the cat/kitten earned points was entered and present prior to or on the first full show weekend in January (see #5, 6 & 7). In those cases where the cat/kitten did not earn points, the owner shall notify central office of the date and show where the cat/kitten was entered and present within 10 days of the first full show weekend in January. 11

12 RATIONALE: This change is being proposed as modified based on the minutes of the October Board meeting. The two concerns identified at that meeting were that a cat/kitten could be entered in a nonchampionship class, such as veterans or exhibition only, and that such an entry would qualify that cat/kitten to its new region. The second concern was that there was no deadline for notifying central office. A cat could change regions in September, and they would not have any time limit on such a notification to central office. Of course, given that this is such a rare occurrence, the alternative could be to just not change the rule at all, and let the Board deal with each of these situations (that seem to come up for at least one exhibitor per year) on a case-by-case basis. As was noted at the annual, the only cats/kittens that this usually will apply to are those in minority breeds, where the lack of competition makes the earning of a point in the breed ring impossible without bringing ones own competition. Upon motion by Ms. Anger, seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Rule e Show Rules Committee per International Division Report to Board request for resolution Existing Wording e. International Division shows: Judges contracted to judge shows in the International Division are required to receive negotiable payment for airline tickets prior to ticket being issued from the licensed contracted club in advance of the show. Judges failing to follow this procedure will do so at their own risk. CFA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for reimbursing judges for unpaid tickets. Proposed Wording e. International Division shows: Judges who are contracted to judge shows in the International Divisionoutside of their country of residence are required to receive negotiable payment for airline transportation tickets prior to ticket being issued from the licensed contracted club in advance of the show. Judges failing to follow this procedure will do so at their own risk. CFA WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for reimbursing judges for unpaid tickets. This rule is not applicable for travel between the United States and Canada. RATIONALE: This show rule was originally written when we had no judges living in the International Division, and of course, after a US judge ended up being responsible for a very expensive ticket when a club cancelled the show. There are now five CFA allbreed judges living in Region 9 (Europe), and many more living in Japan. Unfortunately, the rule as currently written only applies to assignments in the International Division, so judges travelling to/from Europe after May 1, or to/from Japan today are not covered by this rule. The proposed revision was made to address the request of the Board at the October meeting to address travel in either direction from not only North America to Europe or Japan, but also from Japan to other countries in Asia. Reimbursement for unused tickets is already covered in show rule c and d if a club cancels the show. Also, the proposal clarifies that judges are not restricted by this rule, and thus the judge is free to purchase any kind of ticket (train, boat, automobile in addition to plane) if the judging contract was not marked to indicate that the judge could not do so. Tabled. (17) PUBLICATIONS. Chair Mr. Hannon presented no action items. 12

13 (18) AWARDS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Chair Mr. Shelton presented no action items. (19) CLUB MARKETING. Chair Ms. Caell presented no action items. (20) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE. No action items were presented. (21) BREEDS AND STANDARDS. The Cat Fanciers Association, Inc BREED COUNCIL POLL [NOTE: No action taken indicates that a breed standard proposal did not receive a 60% favorable vote from the voting members.] ABYSSINIAN 1. PROPOSED: That CFA retain the 8-generation requirement for registration of an Abyssinian cat or kitten from another registering association via certified pedigree and retain the prohibition on any AOV class in the Abyssinian. Information only no action taken. 2. The Ocicat Breed Council has proposed an extension to the Abyssinian outcross without an end date. Here is their proposal, followed by the question about whether to support an openended outcross extension. PROPOSED: Remove from the ALLOWABLE OUTCROSSES for litters born before 1/1/2015 Proposed: Ocicat allowable outcross breeds: Abyssinian for litters born before 1/1/2015. No action taken. 3. Would you support an extension to the outcross if it had an end date? Information only no action taken. Mr. Newkirk moved that from this point forward, any breed that chooses (via ballot) to opt out may be exempt from the one less generation rule to have a recorded cat, subject to board approval. Seconded by Ms. Miller, Mr. Newkirk moved for permission for any breed council to conduct a one-time off-cycle ballot to opt out from the one less generation rule to have a recorded cat, subject to board approval. Seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, 13

14 OCICAT 1. PROPOSED: Remove from the ALLOWABLE OUTCROSSES for litters born before 1/1/2015 Ocicat allowable outcross breeds: Abyssinian for litters born before 1/1/2015 Motion Failed. AMERICAN BOBTAIL 1. PROPOSED: Remove the following sentence from the Tail description and add a clarifying sentence. Tail is short, being half-length or less than that of the average cat. The tail is flexible and expressive and may be straight, slightly curved or slightly kinked or have bumps along the length of the tail. Tail set in line with the top line of the hip. Tail to be broad at base, strong and substantial to the touch, never fragile. Straighter tails should exhibit a fat pad at the end of the tail. Length Must be long enough to be clearly visible above the back when alert, not to extend past a stretched hind hock in length, with no one length preferred. Miller and Eigenhauser voting no. American Bobtail proposed Registration Rule Changes 2. PROPOSED: Extend our allowable outcrosses to ALLOWABLE OUTCROSSES: American Bobtail allowable outcross breeds: The single registration of domestic shorthair or longhair cats with a natural bobtail is acceptable upon written approval of the American Bobtail Breed Council Secretary, CFA Breeds and Standards Chairperson, and one CFA Allbreed judge. This shall apply to cats/kittens born between 1/1/02 and 1/1/2015 1/1/2020. No tailless cats to be used in the American Bobtail breeding program. Absolutely no recognized breeds or wild blood to be permitted in the American Bobtail breeding program. 3. PROPOSED: Accept 3 generation certified pedigree from other associations for registration. FOREIGN-CAT REQUIREMENTS (if different from above): Date: 1/1/12 Date: 1/1/12 Accept 3 generation foreign registry certified pedigree for registration i.e. TICA Accept 3 generation foreign registry certified pedigree for registration i.e. ACFA 14

15 Ms. Anger moved that this become effective immediately. Seconded by Mr. Newkirk, Motion Carried. AMERICAN SHORTHAIR 1. PROPOSED: Accept TICKED TABBY PATTERN for championship competition with the following description: TICKED TABBY PATTERN: the overall appearance is a cat without obvious markings on the body and with the distinct tabby striping on the head, neck, legs, and tail. The hair shafts on the body should be ticked with various shades of the marking color. The marking colors (stripes), ground colors and eye colors are the same as for the classic and mackerel. When viewed from above, the body does not have distinct spots, strips or blotches, except for darker dorsal shading. The lighter underside may show tabby markings. Face, legs, and tail must show distinct tabby striping. The cat must have at least one distinct necklace. The hocks are the same color as the tabby marking color. All Ticked Tabbies and Ticked Tabbies and White (including vans) would be shown in the same color class. No action taken. 2. PROPOSED: If #1 passes, change the description for TABBY AND WHITE to read as follows: TABBY AND WHITE (including vans)*: white with colored portions, the colored portions conform to the currently established tabby classes; ticked, mackerel and classic. As a preferred minimum, the cat should have white feet, legs, undersides, chest and muzzle. An inverted V blaze is desirable. No action taken. 3. POLL: Are you in favor of the outcross extension (Proposal 1) as proposed by the Devon Rex Breed Council? Devon Rex Breed Standard Change Proposal #1: Proposed: Devon Rex allowable outcross breeds: Devon Rex, American Shorthair or British Shorthair. Kittens born on or after May 1, 2013 may have only Devon Rex parents. [see discussion under Devon Rex outcross proposal] 4. POLL: Are you in favor of the outcross extension (Proposal 2) as proposed by the Devon Rex Breed Council? Devon Rex Breed Proposal Standard Change # 2 (this proposal is to be considered if # 1 does not pass): PROPOSED: To extend the Devon Rex allowable outcrosses for 15 years. Devon Rex allowable outcross breeds: Devon Rex, American Shorthair or British Shorthair. Kittens born on or after May 1, may have only Devon Rex parents. 15

16 [see discussion under Devon Rex outcross proposal] 1. PROPOSED change to HEAD: BIRMAN HEAD: skull strong, broad and rounded. There is a slight flat spot just in front of the ears each ear and a slight flat spot on the forehead in between the ears. 2. PROPOSED change to NOSE and PROFILE: NOSE: medium in length and width, in proportion to size of head. Roman shape in profile. Nostrils set low on the nose leather. PROFILE: the forehead slopes back and is slightly convex. The medium length nose starts just below the eyes and is Roman in shape (which is slightly convex). The chin is strong, with the lower jaw forming a perpendicular line with the upper lip. NOSE/PROFILE: the forehead slopes back and is slightly convex, with a slight flat spot on the forehead in between the ears. The nose is medium in length and width, in proportion to the size of the head. The nose starts just below the eyes and is Roman (slightly convex) in shape and profile. The Roman nose creates nostrils that are set low on the nose leather. 3. PROPOSED change to CHEEKS: CHEEKS: full with somewhat rounded muzzle. Muzzle to be neither short and blunted nor pointed and narrow. The fur is short in appearance about the face, but to the extreme outer area of the cheek the fur is longer. 4. PROPOSED change to CHIN: CHIN: strong and well developed, with the lower jaw forming a perpendicular line with the upper lip. 5. PROPOSED change to BODY: BODY: long elongated and stocky, with a good muscular feel. Females may be proportionately smaller than males. 6. PROPOSED change to COAT: COAT: medium long to long, silken long and silky in texture, with a heavy ruff around the neck. Slightly curly curled on stomach. The fur is of such a texture that it does not mat. No action taken. 16

17 7. PROPOSED change to COLOR EXCEPT GLOVES: COLOR EXCEPT GLOVES: Body: even, with subtle shading when allowed on all colors/patterns of more mature cats. Strong contrast between body color and points. 8. PROPOSED change to PENALIZE: PENALIZE: white that does not run across the front paws in an even line. Lack of white on all front toes. Persian or Siamese head type. Delicate bone structure. White shading on stomach and chest. Lack of laces on one or both back gloves. White beyond the metacarpal (dew) pad. (The metacarpal pad is the highest up little paw pad, located in the middle of the back of the front paw, above the third joint and just below the wrist bone.) 9. PROPOSED change to DISQUALIFY: DISQUALIFY: lack of white gloves on any paw. Kinked or abnormal tail. Crossed eyes. Incorrect number of toes. Areas of pure white in the points, if not connected to the gloves and part of or an extension of the gloves. Paw pads are part of the gloves. Areas of white connected to other areas of white by paw pads (of any color) are not cause for disqualification. Discrete areas of point color in the gloves, if not connected to point color of legs (exception, paw pads). White on back legs beyond the hock. Eye color other than blue. White tail tips or chin spots. 10. PROPOSED change to BLUE POINT: BLUE POINT: body bluish white to pale ivory, shading gradually to almost white on stomach and chest. Points, except gloves, deep slate blue. Nose leather: slate color slate blue. 11. PROPOSED change to CHOCOLATE POINT: CHOCOLATE POINT: body ivory with no shading. Points, except for gloves, milkchocolate color, warm in tone. Nose leather: cinnamon-pink. 12. PROPOSED change to Lynx Point Color Classes: Lynx Point Color Classes: There should be solid markings on the back of the hind legs above the gauntlets laces. A tail showing lighter and darker rings is preferred, but such markings may only occur on the underside and should not then be faulted. The tail may be ticked. The chin may be light colored but not white. A light colored bow tie should be evident just below the nose. 17

18 13. PROPOSED change to BLUE LYNX POINT: BLUE LYNX POINT: body slate bluish to pale ivory, shading gradually to almost white on stomach and chest. Pale body color is desirable, preferably free from body markings; however, body shading of light ghost striping toning with the points is acceptable. Points, except for gloves, slate blue markings on a light beige agouti background. Solid markings on back of hind legs should be solid slate blue. Tail color, with the exception of the rings, should be slate blue. Nose leather: pink to brick colored outlined in slate blue to tone with the points. A solid nose leather to tone with the point color is acceptable. Mr. Newkirk moved to reconsider. Seconded by Mr. Eigenhauser, Motion Failed. 14. PROPOSED change to SEAL-TORTIE POINT: SEAL-TORTIE POINT: body mottled pale fawn to creamy white, shading gradually to lighter color on stomach and chest. Points, except for gloves, black/seal brown mottled with red. Nose leather: in accordance with one or both point colors. No action taken. 15. PROPOSED change to BLUE-CREAM POINT: BLUE-CREAM POINT: body mottled slate bluish white to clear white, shading gradually to almost white on stomach and chest. Points, except for gloves, deep slate blue mottled with cream. Nose leather: in accordance with one or both point colors. Miller voting no. BRITISH SHORTHAIR 1. PROPOSED: Revise the Breed Rules for Registration to accept pointed, chocolate, and lilac and establish these as AOV Colors for registration. DO NOT ACCEPT (cat to be registered or cats in background): Pointed Chocolate Lilac Longhair Ticked tabby REGISTER AS AOV: No AOV colors/patterns Date: Effective May 1, 2012 Chocolate Lilac Chocolate Calico Smoke Lilac Calico Smoke 18

19 Chocolate Smoke Lilac Smoke Chocolate Tortoiseshell Smoke Lilac Cream Smoke Chocolate Tabby Chocolate Patched Tabby Lilac Tabby Lilac Patched Tabby Chocolate Tortoiseshell Lilac Cream Chocolate Calico Lilac Calico Chocolate Point Seal Point Lilac Point Blue Point Flame Point Cream Point Tortoiseshell Point Blue Cream Point Chocolate Tortoiseshell Point Lilac Cream Point Seal Lynx Point Blue Lynx Point Flame Lynx Point Cream Lynx Point Tortoiseshell Lynx Point Blue Cream Lynx Point Chocolate Lynx Point Lilac Lynx Point Chocolate Tortoiseshell Lynx Point Lilac Cream Lynx Point Any of these colors in combination with white. No action taken. [NOTE: 1 failed; therefore, 2 through 9 will not be considered] 2. PROPOSED: Remove the language from the DISQUALIFY section of the standard prohibiting hybrid colors from being shown. DISQUALIFY: incorrect eye color, green rims in adults. Tail defects. Long or fluffy coat. Incorrect number of toes. Locket or button. Improper color or pigment in nose leather and/or paw pads in part or total. Any evidence of illness or poor health. Any evidence of wryness of jaw, poor dentition (arrangement of teeth), or malocclusion. Evidence of hybridization 19

20 resulting in the colors chocolate, lavender, the himalayan pattern, or these combinations with white.* *The previously listed penalties and disqualifications apply to all British Shorthair cats. Additional penalties and disqualifications are listed under colors. No action taken. 3. PROPOSED: Establish the AOV color class and placement of the accepted colors within the standard. Central Office will define the registration color numbers within the already established numeric series. Add, after the currently Accepted British Shorthair Color Descriptions in the current Standards: AOV Colors: Chocolate Lilac Chocolate Calico Smoke Lilac Calico Smoke Chocolate Smoke Lilac Smoke Chocolate Tortoiseshell Smoke Lilac Cream Smoke Chocolate Tabby Chocolate Patched Tabby Lilac Tabby Lilac Patched Tabby Chocolate Tortoiseshell Chocolate Calico Lilac Calico Lilac Cream Chocolate Point Seal Point Lilac Point Blue Point Flame Point Cream Point Tortoiseshell Point Blue Cream Point Chocolate Tortoiseshell Point Lilac Cream Point Seal Lynx Point Blue Lynx Point Flame Lynx Point Cream Lynx Point Tortoiseshell Lynx Point Blue Cream Lynx Point 20

21 Chocolate Lynx Point Lilac Lynx Point Chocolate Tortoiseshell Lynx Point Lilac Cream Lynx Point Any of these colors in combination with white No action taken. 4. PROPOSED: Define AOV color descriptions for the solid and solid bi-color colors to be added. CHOCOLATE: Rich dark brown, level in color, sound to the roots. No tabby markings or white anywhere. Nose leather: To be same color as coat. Paw pads: Cinnamon-pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. LILAC: Rich, warm lavender with a pinkish tone, level in color, sound to the roots. No tabby markings or white anywhere. Nose leather and paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. OTHER BI-COLOR: Chocolate and white and lilac and white: As a preferred minimum, the cat should have some white on the feet, legs, undersides, chest and muzzle. Less white than this should be penalized proportionately. Symmetry of these markings, no matter the amount of color versus white, is desired. White blaze desirable. Eye color: Gold or copper. Penalize: Brindling or tabby markings. Nose leather and paw pads: To conform to the already established solid requirements; nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. OTHER VAN BI-COLOR: Chocolate and white and lilac and white. White cat with color confined to the extremities; head, tail and legs. One or two small colored patches on body allowable. Eye color: Gold or copper. Nose leather and paw pads: To conform to the already established solid requirements; nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. No action taken. 5. PROPOSED: Define AOV color descriptions for the smoke colors to be added. OTHER SMOKE: A genetically silver, non-agouti tabby variety of British Shorthair. The top coat may be of any recognized solid color, parti-color or bi-colors. The undercoat to be white or pale silver, showing maximum contrast. Nose leather and paw pads: To correspond with coat color. Eye color: Gold or copper. CHOCOLATE SMOKE: Undercoat white, deeply tipped with chocolate. Cat in repose appears chocolate. Face, legs and tail, chocolate with a narrow band of white at base of hair next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather: Brown. Paw pads: cinnamon-pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. CHOCOLATE TORTOISESHELL SMOKE: Undercoat white, deeply tipped with chocolate, red and shades of red. Cat in repose appears chocolate tortoiseshell. Face, legs and tail, chocolate tortoiseshell pattern with narrow band of white at base of hair next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather: Brown, brick red and/or pink. Paw pads: Brick red, cinnamon-pink and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. 21

22 LILAC SMOKE: Undercoat white, deeply tipped with lilac. Cat in repose appears lilac. Face, legs and tail, lilac with a narrow band of white at base of hair next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather: Lavender. Paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. LILAC CREAM SMOKE: Undercoat white, deeply tipped with lilac and cream. Cat in repose appears lilac cream. Face, legs and tail, lilac cream pattern with narrow band of white at base of hair next to skin which may be seen only when fur is parted. Nose leather: Lavender, lavender-pink and/or pink. Paw pads: Lavender-pink and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. CHOCOLATE CALICO SMOKE: White with unbrindled patches of chocolate and red with a white undercoat. Patches to be clear and defined. As a preferred minimum, the cat should have white on the feet, legs, undersides, chest and muzzle. White blaze desirable. Some evidence of tabby markings are allowed in the red patches. Nose leather and paw pads: To conform to the already established solid requirements; nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. Penalize: Brindling. LILAC CALICO SMOKE: White with unbrindled patches of lilac and cream with a white undercoat. Patches to be clear and defined. As a preferred minimum, the cat should have white on the feet, legs, undersides, chest and muzzle. White blaze desirable. Some evidence of tabby markings are allowed in the cream patches. Nose leather and paw pads: to conform to the already established solid requirements; nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. Penalize: Brindling. CHOCOLATE CALICO SMOKE VAN: White with unbrindled patches of chocolate and red with white undercoat, confined to the extremities; head, tail and legs. One or two small colored patches on body allowable. Eye color: gold or copper. Nose leather and paw pads: to conform to the already established solid requirements; nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. LILAC CALICO SMOKE VAN: White with unbrindled patches of lilac and cream with white undercoat, confined to the extremities; head, tail and legs. One or two small colored patches on body allowable. Eye color: Gold or copper. Nose leather and paw pads: to conform to the already established solid requirements; nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. No action taken. 6. PROPOSED: Define AOV color descriptions for the tabby and tabby and white colors to be added. CHOCOLATE TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted): Ground color milk chocolate. Markings a deep, dark brown affording sufficient contrast with ground color. Lips and chin the same shade as the rings around the eyes. Nose leather: brown and/or brick red. Paw pads: brick red to cinnamon-pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. CHOCOLATE PATCHED TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted): Milk chocolate ground color marked with darker chocolate tabby markings and patches or softly intermingled areas of red. Lips and chin the same shade as rings around the eyes. Nose leather: Brown, brick 22

23 red and/or cinnamon-pink. Paw pads: Brick red, cinnamon-pink and/or coral pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. LILAC TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted): Ground color pale, frosty lavender with a pinkish patina, marked with darker lavender tabby markings affording sufficient contrast with ground color. Nose leather: lavender-pink. Paw pads: lavender-pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. LILAC PATCHED TABBY (classic, mackerel, spotted): Ground color pale frosty lavender with pinkish patina, marked with darker lavender tabby markings and patches or softly intermingled areas of cream. Lips and chin the same shade as rings around the eyes. Nose leather: Lavender and/or pink. Paw pads: lavender pink and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. OTHER TABBY AND WHITE (classic, mackerel, spotted): Chocolate Tabby, Chocolate Patched Tabby, Lilac Tabby, or Lilac Patched Tabby. Where the tabby pattern is expressed the pattern should conform to the already established tabby pattern requirements, with allowances for the expression of white. As a preferred minimum, there should be some white on the feet, legs, undersides, chest and muzzle. Less white than this should be penalized proportionately. Symmetry of these markings, no matter the amount of color versus white, is desired. White blaze desirable. Nose leather and paw pads, eye color: to conform to the already established tabby requirements: nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. CHOCOLATE TABBY AND WHITE (classic, mackerel, spotted): Same as for chocolate tabby with the addition of white. Blaze desirable. Nose leather: Brick red and/or pink. Paw pads: Black, brick red and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. CHOCOLATE PATCHED TABBY AND WHITE (classic, mackerel, spotted): Same as for chocolate patched tabby with the addition of white. Blaze desirable. Nose leather: Brick red and/or pink. Paw pads: Black, brick red and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. LILAC TABBY AND WHITE (classic, mackerel, spotted): Same as for lilac tabby with the addition of white. Blaze desirable. Nose leather: Lavender and/or pink. Paw pads: lavender pink and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. LILAC PATCHED TABBY AND WHITE (classic, mackerel, spotted): Same as for lilac patched tabby with the addition of white. Blaze desirable. Nose leather: Lavender and/or pink. Paw pads: lavender pink and/or pink. Eye color: Gold or copper. OTHER VAN TABBY AND WHITE (classic, mackerel, spotted): Chocolate tabby and white van, lilac tabby and white van, chocolate patched tabby and white van or lilac patched tabby and white van. White cat with colored portions confined to the extremities; head tail and legs. The colored portions conform to the currently established classic, mackerel, spotted and patched tabby color definitions. One or two colored patches on body allowable. Nose leather and paw pads, eye color: to conform to the already established tabby requirements: nose leather and paw pads may also be pink. No action taken. 7. PROPOSED: Define AOV color descriptions for the parti-color colors to be added. 23