Newsletter: December 2017


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

On behalf of the officers and committee of the Palmerston North Cat Club I would like to wish all our members a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  Safe travels on the roads if you are travelling and we look forward to catching up with you and your news in 2018.

Christmas / End-of-Year Get-together

On Sunday 3rd December 2017 a large number of our members attended the club’s 2017 end-of-year get-together.  It was a super chance to catch up with members old and new – especially in a social setting where there isn’t the hustle and bustle of a show going on.

I hope you will all consider coming along to the after-AGM event in February.

Thank you to Sandra Broomfield for the photos.


Annual General Meeting

The club AGM will be held on 18th February 2018 at 4pm at the Leisure Centre in Ferguson Street.

Our current President, Denise Grace, has indicated that she will not be standing again so we are in need of a volunteer for this position.  As well as that the numbers on the committee drift downward during the year so that by the time we are handing out jobs for the show we are left with a few people to do a lot of work.  Unless the club is able to field a large, committed committee to share the workload, some of the stalwarts are not prepared to continue running the show year after year.  Please give this some thought as you decide whether or not to attend the AGM.  (Even if not attending the AGM you can still put your name forward to serve on the committee by contacting the Secretary, Emma Kimberley.)

After the AGM please join us for a meal and social time afterwards at Moxies, on the corner of George and Main Streets.

Annual General Meeting: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Time: 4pm
Location: Leisure Centre, Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

RSVP / Apologies: Emma Kimberley,

Reminder: Membership

Subs for your club membership are due on 1st January 2018.  After 1st February 2018 those who have not paid their subs will be removed from the list of financial members.

Full Membership
Single $15.00 / Double $25.00 / Triple $35.00

Associate Membership
Single $15.00 / Double $25.00 / Junior $5.00

Family Membership
Mixed membership (full for adults, associate for juniors) $25

Please make cheques payable to ‘Palmerston North Cat Club Inc’.

The club account number for online payment is 02-0630-0172405-000.  It is important to include a reference when making your payment (your surname at the very least) and to follow it up with an email to the club secretary.

If asked by the NZCF Secretary we will confirm whether or not you are a member of Palmerston North Cat Club so that she can check that people renewing or applying for prefixes are financial members of an affiliated club.  It is important that our club members are aware that this is part of renewing their membership with the Palmerston North Cat Club Inc.

Rosette Sponsorship

We offer a variety of rosette sponsorship packages – something to suit everybody.  Please contact the club secretary if you are interested in sponsoring rosettes for the 2018 show.

Package 1 - Quality Presentations Top 10
  • Includes 10 rosettes (Best in Show, Runner Up, 3rd - 10th Placing)
  • The tail of the rosette can be printed with your cattery or business name.
  • Package 1 = $85.00 (incl GST)

Package 2 - Quality Presentations Top 10 (Plain Tails)
  • Includes 10 rosettes (Best in Show, Runner Up, 3rd - 10th Placing)
  • Package 2 = $72.00 (incl GST)

Package 3 - Quality Presentations Breeders Award of Merit
  • Includes 3 large rosettes
  • The tail of the rosette can be printed with your cattery or business name.
  • Package 3 = $38.00 (incl GST)

Package 4 - Yvonne Pender Top 10
  • Includes 10 rosettes (Best in Show, Runner Up, 3rd, 4th - 10th Placing)
  • The centre of the rosette can be printed with your cattery or business name.
  • Package 4 = $55.00 (incl GST)

Package 5 - Yvonne Pender Breeders Award of Merit
  • Includes 3 medium rosettes
  • The centre of the rosette can be printed with your cattery or business name.
  • Package 5 = $25.00 (incl GST)

Contact: Emma Kimberley,

Committee Meeting - 8th November 2017

2018 Show
  • Travel for our ‘long haul’ judge is being arranged.
  • Wayne Morris has agreed to be assistant Show Manager.
  • Updated membership forms will be sent out to all members.
  • Refund of the NZCF show package fee has been given as a credit against us using it at the upcoming show.
  • The committee has a number of remits in mind for the upcoming NZCF AGM.  If members are interested in the details they should contact the Club President, Denise Grace.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Location: To be advised

History Notes – 1971
Last Month
In response to the partial show report from the Nov/April 1970/71 Newsletter of the NZGCCF which appeared as the History Notes last month, Rob White responded with some information about ‘Mr Warren’.  If you recall, Mr Warren was mentioned as having a redpoint Siamese whose challenge was withheld with the rather pithy comment: “This was a very heavy cat and showed no type at all.

Rob advises that this was Ted Warren, a breeder of Siamese from Auckland who had some of the first redpoint Siamese that were established from the Chungford lines, the first of that colour in NZ.

This Month
An article about showing from the Rand Cat Quarterly in South Africa, published in the NZGCCF Newsletter from July/August 1970.


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