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Here you will find various announcements and items of a newsworthy nature regarding this site, the FIFe, as well as, items or matters of general interest.


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Judges retirement

The Honorary FIFe Judge Mrs. Aase Nissen (DK) informed us that she decided to retire. Mrs. Nissen was appointed a judge for Longhair in 1972. We thank her for her dedicated service to FIFe during 45 years, not only as a judge but also as a long term member of the Judges & LO Commission, and wish her all the best for the future.

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Compulsory Student Judges Seminar on 01.12.2017

The next Compulsory Student Judges Seminar will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, on Friday 1st December 2017. The Board wishes to express its gratitude to the Czech FIFe Member ČSCH-SCHK for organising this seminar. The programme, the venue and further details of the seminar can be found in the section Events > Seminars > Student Judges.

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Judges resignation

The Board of FIFe was informed that the International All Breed Judge Mrs. Berta Němcová (CZ) has tendered her resignation. We thank her for her more than 25 years of service to FIFe and wish her all the best for the future.

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Obituary - Mr. Jarmo Räihä

The Finnish FIFe Member, Suomen Kissaliitto, informed us that Mr. Jarmo Räihä suddenly died on Saturday, the 24th of June at the untimely age of 64 years.
Jarmo joined as a member of FIFe in Finland in 1979 and bred and exhibited Abyssinians and Somalis under his cattery name “Uhurun”. He passed the category III judges´ exam in 1988 and was appointed an international category III judge. Jarmo was an active student judge in categories I and IV.
Our thoughts are with Jarmo’ s wife and family and friends and his FIFe Member, Suomen Kissaliitto.
By order of the Board,
Eric Reijers – General Secretary

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New Honorary FIFe Judge: Mrs. Dorte Kaae

The Board of FIFe announces that it has decided, with reference to article 5.2 of the FIFe General Rules, to appoint Mrs. Dorte Kaae (DK) as an Honorary FIFe Judge.
Mrs. Kaae was elected as a member of the FIFe Show Commission in 1995 and in 2001 she was elected chairman of this Commission until her resignation in 2007. Mrs. Kaae was elected in the FIFe Board as Vice-Secretary in 2005 and she remained in this function until she resigned, in May of this year. Mrs. Kaae will continue her activities as a FIFe All Breed Judge and she will also continue her work as the FIFe Show Calendar administrator.
The Board is very happy to bestow this title on Mrs. Kaae and feels she truly deserves this honour in light of all the work she has done and still does for FIFe.
By order of the Board,
Eric Reijers – General Secretary

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World Show 2017

The World Show 2017 will be organised in Rijswijk (near The Hague), The Netherlands, on the 28th and 29th October. More information can be found in the section Events > Special shows.

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New judges (last update: 05.08.2017)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Minna Krogh (DK) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Ølstykke (DK) on the 5th August 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Zdenka Heiter (AT) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Bandung (ID) on the 5th August 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mr. Joeri Vanrusselt (BE) passed the exam in breed group D at the show in Tampere (FI) on the 20th May 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mr. Adrian Alexandru Dragota (RO) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Bad Nauheim (DE) on the 13th May 2017 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Suvi Svenk (FI) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Hartola (FI) on the 6th May 2017 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Fanny Tavernise (CH) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Schiedam (NL) on the 11th September 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Małgorzata Pruś (PL) passed the judges exam in category I at the show in Jakarta (ID) on the 14th November 2015 and is now a probational judge in that category.
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