Egyptian Mau Breed Council

 

Agenda

Egyptian Mau Breed Council Meeting

June 25, 2010 6PM

Minutes

In attendance:

Jill Archibald

Carol Babel

Karen Bishop

Constance Carroll

Laurie Coughlan

Mark Humpage

Jim Folts

Sharon Folts

Dee Keenan

Melanie Morgan*

Bob Weller

 

bulletCongrats to this year’s winners – two DM’s, one National Winner, six  Regional Winners, twenty eight grands. Six first’s for new breeders in either bred or owned
bulletJudge’s Workshop recap
bulletLast Presentation 1998            
bulletOver all feedback positive
bulletDid not reiterate standard – addressed identified areas of concern
bulletHead structure
bulletPattern
bulletCoat
bulletContrast
bulletMost questions involved questions regarding pattern.  Surprisingly, profile was not a major sticking point
bulletMany thanks to the breeders who brought cats -Three silvers, two bronze and one smoke were available for discussion and viewing after the presentation.            Bronzes elicited much interest and it was a pleasure to have two exceptional examples to exhibit
bulletWill attempt to post the presentation on either the GEMS/or Bcwebsite

 

bulletBreed Council Secretary meeting with CFA Board
bulletIncluding a brief history of each breed in the breed standard. 
bulletHow do you feel about the CFA Board of Directors passing rules regarding showing and/or registering cats in the classes of another breed without breed council input
bulletUsing DNA info as basis for adjusting breed prefix numbers. 
bulletdiscussed fact that we are not yet a DNA registry, although current testing availability continues to expand and improve. Currently we can test for Cinnamon, Chocolate, Dilute, Agouti, Pointed

 

bulletSide discussion urging breeders to contribute samples via cheek swabs to Marilyn Raymond NCI for help on her search for Inhibitor gene.  She is specifically looking for bronze and cats that are confirmed double inhibited, although is interested in all silvers/smokes
bulletCombining the breed pamphlets into one, showing all of our accepted breeds
bulletCombining breed Pamphlets - discussed fact that we would prefer to have some sort of individual breed profile versus one main pamphlet that covers all the breeds
bulletMeet the Breeds discussion on this year’s event

 

bulletMeet The Breeds
bulletSusan volunteered already to coordinate along with Sharlene and Renee
bulletTravel will not be reimbursed this year at all
bulletBob and Carol volunteered
bulletHave a bronze from NYC who may be able to attend
bulletWould like all three colors if possible
bulletHope to streamline the design for this year
bulletMore details will be forthcoming from BC meeting with Board
bulletRescue
bulletMore non-Maus being advertised as Maus for for sale and rescue than ever before
bulletNeed regional coordinators to volunteer for first line of contact
bulletMember issues

 

bulletEMRO
bulletDiscussed various colors that they present as Egyptian Maus
bulletImport policy
bulletCarol wanted to ascertain whether we had clarified the vetting policy portion of the Import policy. 
bulletWe discussed fact that Constance Carroll, not only clarified that, but indeed all verbage in 2008.  Breed Council voted and approved those clarifications and they were subsequently approved by the Board
bulletDiscussed fact that although current approved policy is much clearer, some interested applicants have expressed confusion over our definition of Native Egyptian Mau
bulletAction Item – Constance Carroll, the creator of the term Native Egyptian Mau, will take a look at the current policy and attempt to clarify further. We discussed foundation Mau as a possible option
bulletPublicity
bulletThere is a link on NHFF site for a video on what is a cat show… good for breeders/clubs
bulletAlso, Monkeysee.com features two Egyptian Maus on the how to series on agility.
bulletType drift – color breeding causing a schism in type for various colors
bulletConcern that we are moving towards two divisions in type
bulletThis is not an option…
bulletDiscussed responsibility of breeders in regards to breeding to standard not to color
bulletThere is one standard and three showable colors all of which are equally important and all of which should meet the standard…

Meeting adjourned

 

Many thanks to GEMS for sponsoring the 2010 Judge’s workshop and thanks to both the International Egyptian Mau Society and the Egyptian Mau Breeders and Fanciers Club for their generous help as well.  It was great to have all three clubs contribute to this very special function for our breed.

 

Note – Rather than posting on the websites, it looks like we will be investigating selling copies of the presentation on either CD or hard copy with proceeds going back to GEMS who carried a heavy load of the presentation costs. Those costs were almost $1500.00.  Cost of printing hard Copy is $30 and we ran out of them at the workshop.  CD’s will be $10.00

 

 

* Breed Council Secretary

 

bulletMeet the Breeds discussion on this year’s event
bulletMeet The Breeds

            Travel will not be reimbursed this year at all

bulletBob and Carol volunteered
bulletHave a bronze from NYC who may be able to attend
bulletWould like all three colors if possible
bulletHope to streamline the design for this year
bulletMore details will be forthcoming from BC meeting with Board
bulletRescue
bulletMore non-Maus being advertised as Maus for for sale and rescue than ever before
bulletNeed regional coordinators to volunteer for first line of contact
bulletMember issues
bulletEMRO
bulletDiscussed various colors that they present as Egyptian Maus
bulletImport policy
bulletCarol wanted to ascertain whether we had clarified the vetting policy portion of the Import policy. 
bulletWe discussed fact that Constance Carroll, not only clarified that, but indeed all verbage in 2008.  Breed Council voted and approved those clarifications and they were subsequently approved by the Board
bulletDiscussed fact that although current approved policy is much clearer, some interested applicants have expressed confusion over our definition of Native Egyptian Mau
bulletAction Item – Constance Carroll, the creator of the term Native Egyptian Mau, will take a look at the current policy and attempt to clarify further. We discussed foundation Mau as a possible option
bulletPublicity
bulletThere is a link on NHFF site for a video on what is a cat show… good for breeders/clubs
bulletAlso, Monkeysee.com features two Egyptian Maus on the how to series on agility.
bulletType drift – color breeding causing a schism in type for various colors
bulletConcern that we are moving towards two divisions in type
bulletThis is not an option…
bulletDiscussed responsibility of breeders in regards to breeding to standard not to color
bulletThere is one standard and three showable colors all of which are equally important and all of which should meet the standard…

Meeting adjourned

 

Many thanks to GEMS for sponsoring the 2010 Judge’s workshop and thanks to both the International Egyptian Mau Society and the Egyptian Mau Breeders and Fanciers Club for their generous help as well.  It was great to have all three clubs contribute to this very special function for our breed.

 

Note – Rather than posting on the websites, it looks like we will be investigating selling copies of the presentation on either CD or hard copy with proceeds going back to GEMS who carried a heavy load of the presentation costs. Those costs were almost $1500.00.  Cost of printing hard Copy is $30 and we ran out of them at the workshop.  CD’s will be $10.00

 

 

* Breed Council Secretary

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