Message from Regional Director-
With the close of another season, we are ready to take sponsors for theMembers,
With the close of another season, we are ready to begin our plans to celebrate the 2016-2017 Great Lakes Regional Winners.
The regional awards show and banquet are being hosted by the Cats Rule Cat Club this year in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on August 12-13.
The Top 25 Regional Winners, as well as all Best of Breed, will be presented with awards at the Regional Banquet on Saturday night. Owners of cats receiving a second or third of breed as well as best of color awards will have certificates available at the banquet for pick-up. Although awards will be presented at the banquet, I hope you will consider also attending the show and spending a weekend celebrating with us in Wisconsin!
Aloha Friends & Felines
August 12-13, 2017
Olympia Resort, Spa & Conference Center
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
August 12, 2017
Olympia Resort, Spa & Conference Center
6:30 PM Cocktails (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM Dinner (Awards to Follow)
If you are unable to attend the banquet, please let me know if someone will accept on your behalf. If no one can accept on your behalf:
• Awards will be shipped for the cost of postage and handling.
• Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding shipment. Awards will be shipped the week following the show.
Please send a photo of your Top 25 winning Cat, Kitten, Alter, HHP kitten, HHP, LH Cat or SH Cat, electronically to Chris Unangst at email@example.com before July 20th for inclusion in the Regional Powerpoint presentation. Contact Chris with any picture questions you may have.
PLEASE, SEND ONLY ONE PHOTO PER E-MAIL. Remember that if you do not send a photo, Chris can use a funny photo you may not want to see on the screen in its place.
You can also order your 2016-2017 yearbook through Chris or through the completion of this order form: http://www.tica.org/pdf/forms/yearbook/2017.pdf
If you send a photo to Chris, she will also include your winning cat’s photo in the TICA Yearbook. If your cat is also an International Winner, Chris will also use the pictures in the presentation at the TICA Annual, which will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Labor Day weekend.
If you have a favorite cat receiving a Regional Award that you would like to sponsor, please go to this website and complete the form. $25/regional award or $20/all three best of breeds
This sponsorship gets your personalized message on both the award plaque and listed in the program. DEADLINE for plaque sponsors is July 5. Sponsors can be still listed in the program through July 31.
REGIONAL SHOW FUNDRAISERS
Hosting a show is an expensive undertaking. Hosting a regional show and banquet is an even greater financial risk. Please consider helping the club (and possibly winning something for yourself) through one of their fabulous fundraisers:
• Win an ENTIRE banquet table (seating for 8)! You can treat your friends to a great night at the awards banquet or sell the tickets to make a profit.
• Win a new Coach purse filled with hundreds of dollars’ worth of gift cards and cash!
• Purchase a colorful t-shirt to show your Great Lakes pride (and support of the show)
Contact Liz Hansen, firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding the purchase of tickets for either raffle or a t-shirt.
IN MEMORY, OUTSTANDING SIRE, OUTSTANDING DAM or LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS
If you have lost a beloved cat this past season or have a cat that has earned the OD, OS or LA title, please contact me before July 1.
You can email me at email@example.com
Congrats to all of the winners and I look forward to celebrating in August with you!
Great Lakes Regional Director
Attention Great Lakes Members...
The EO is working hard to reduce the number of credits folks have (to keep the IRS happy).
If your name is on the list, you have a credit with TICA. If you would like to know the amount, please email Liz Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to use the credit:
1. If you have a TDS Online account, your credit is automatically deducted from Membership, Membership Renewal, Litter Registration and Kitten Registration services. If you do not have a TDS Online account, you may go to https://online.tica.org/login01.tds and follow the steps to set up a free account.
2. If you would like to apply your credit to other services, including pedigrees, etc., simply deduct your credit from the total service amount and remit the difference - note that you are applying your credit.
Please help us do some spring cleaning and spend your credit!
Regional Director- Great Lakes
The International Cat Association
Follow this link for the list of credits...
List of Names
2016 Great Lakes Region Special Awards Winners
Judge of the year: Dewane Barnes
Member if the year: Mike England
Clerk of the year: Dawn Faust
Show of the year: Cats Rule Cat Club, Sturtevant, WI, September 26-27, 2015
Piggy of the year: Nikki Crandall-Seibert
Humanitarian of the year: Kim/Dave Albers
Rescue of the year: With All My Love of Chrischat