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Obituary Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić

Yesterday, the 24th of October 2022, the FIFe Board was informed by its Croatian Member, SFDH, that its president, the International All Breed Judge Mrs. Vesna Rižnar-Rešetić had died, after a prolonged illness, at the age of 79 years. Mrs. Rižnar-Rešetić joined the cat fancy as a member in 1990 and bred Persians and Exotics under the cattery name Vesna Cat´s. She was actively involved in the board of the Croatian club since its inception and became the SFDH president in 2001, a function, which she held until she died.
Vesna was a member of the FIFe Judges & Standards Commission for 3 years, from 2010 until 2013. She passed her judges exam in category I in 1998, II in 2000, III in 2002 and IV in 2004.
The Board of FIFe extends its sincere condolences to Vesna’s husband, family and friends and to their Croatian FIFe Member SFDH.
By order of the Board,
Eric Reijers – FIFe General Secretary

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Minutes of Board meeting 13.08.2022

The minutes of the Board meeting held on 13th August 2022 can be found in the section Events > Board meetings.

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General Assembly 2022 - decision minutes

The decision minutes of the General Assembly 2022 in Plzeň (CZ) are available for downloading in English, German and French.

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Temporary suspension of a FIFe Judge

The FIFe Board decided to temporarily suspend Mr. Raymond Alessandro Saetre (NO) as a FIFe Judge for serious transgressions against article 1.2 of the Judges Rules, the “Code of Ethics”. The temporary suspension will commence on the 01.10.2022 and last until the 31.12.2023. The FIFe Board is very sad that it had to come to this, but is of the opinion that it is the only way to deal with transgressions against our rules.
By order of the Board,
Annette Sjödin – President
Eric Reijers – General Secretary

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Breeding statistics 2021

The statistics of the worldwide annual registrations per breed in FIFe for the year 2021 can be found here.

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Decisions of the 2022 General Assembly

With regard to the situation in Ukraine, the 2022 General Assembly decided on the following restrictions as of 27.05.2022:
• FIFe Members outside Russia may not import any cat bred in Russia in their pedigree books, regardless of, which organization issued its pedigree
• Exhibitors living in Russia may not enter their cats at any FIFe show outside Russia, regardless of, which organization these exhibitors hold their membership in
• It is prohibited to organize FIFe shows in Russia.
These restrictions are valid until 31.05.2023 and will be reviewed as and when necessary.

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COVID-19 exceptions 2022 (last update: 15.11.2021)

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board decided on continuation of the following exceptions with regard to the Show Rules, valid for the year 2022:
● Winner Shows may take place in any month in 2022
● For all Winner Shows, the World Show included, organised prior to 31.12.2022, no qualifications are needed for cats to participate
● All Members or their show organising clubs could hold international shows with only domestic judges officiating, no foreign judges needed until 31.12.2022
● For all European FIFe Member countries, the number of certificates needed to obtain the titles IC/IP, GIC/GIP resp. SC/SP is set to 5, 7 resp. 10. These certificates can be obtained in 1 country (for IC/IP) resp. 1 or 2 countries (for GIC/GIP and SC/SP). In each class, at least 1 certificate must be obtained at shows organised after 01.07.2020. This exception is valid until 31.12.2022 (→ Annex 2A and 3A)
● The number of Best in Show titles in classes 11 and/or 12 to qualify for the title Junior Winner is reduced from 5 to 3. This exception is valid until 31.12.2022 (→ Annex 5A).

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New judges (last update: 26.11.2022)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Liz Parry (CH) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Pontchâteau (FR) on the 26th November 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mrs. Nathalie Smits-Peelen (NL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Middelfart (DK) on the 19th November 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 2 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Brigita Guobe (LT) passed the required stage at the show in Beverwijk (NL) on the 13th November 2022 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mr. Juan José Martinez Vizcaino (ES) passed the judges exam in category 1 at the show in Ávila (ES) on the 8th October 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Wioletta Buss (PL) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Norrköping (SE) on the 8th October 2022 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Lucie Pánková (CZ) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) on the 24th September 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Hannah Jensen (SE) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Västra Frölunda (SE) on the 17th September 2022 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
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