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Obituary - Mrs. Aase Nissen, Honorary FIFe Judge

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that the Honorary FIFe Judge Mrs. Aase Nissen (DK) died on Thursday the 23rd of November 2017. It is less than 4 months ago that Aase informed us that she wished to retire as an active judge and we are sad she was not given more time to enjoy this retirement.
Aase joined the Danish FIFe Member Felis Danica in 1964. She bred Siamese (1964-1972), Persians & Exotics (1968-1990) and from 1990 onwards only Exotics and mainly Sacred Birmans under the cattery name “Shengo”.
She was appointed a longhair judge (former categories I & II) in 1972. During the years 1972-1979, when Aase lived in Belgium, she was a member of the Cat Club de Belgique. Aase served Felis Danica and FIFe during many decades in various positions. She was the chairman of the Felis Danica club DARAK for more than 25 years, the Secretary of Felis Danica for two periods and finally president of Felis Danica from 1982 until 2003. She was a member of the FIFe Judges & LO Commission from 1988 until 2004 and was appointed an Honorary FIFe Judge in that same year, 2004.
Most importantly, Aase was a passionate exhibitor; we all remember seeing her with her Birmans at shows in Denmark and abroad.
We will all remember Aase as a true lady, a friendly lady who loved the cats she judged; she will be sorely missed by all of us.
Our thoughts are with her family, friends and her FIFe Member, Felis Danica.
By order of the Board,
Eric Reijers – General Secretary

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Felis Russica

Due to the fact that multiple organisations were using the same name, the Russian FIFe Member decided to adopt a new name: Felis Russica.
The Board of FIFe wishes to emphasize that Felis Russica is the only representative of FIFe in the Russian Federation. Please refer to the official FIFe Members List for the contact details and officials. On the Felis Russica website you can find a list of its affiliated clubs.

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New Honorary FIFe Judge: Mrs. Stephe Bruin

With reference to article 5.2 of the FIFe General Rules, the Board of FIFe announces that at the request of the Dutch FIFe Member Felikat, it has decided to appoint Mrs. Stephe Bruin (NL) as an Honorary FIFe Judge.
Mrs. Bruin joined Felikat in 1969. During the seventies she bred Siamese and Orientals under the suffix "van Maupertuus". She imported the first tortiepoint Siamese from England to the European continent in 1971 and bred the first Dutch/FIFe male Champion Siamese chocolatepoint. Stephe has been active many years in Felikat in positions such as registrar and chairman of the breed clubs for the oriental breeds and for the longhairs. She is also a well known author and translator of many books about animals, varying from penguins to horses and from dogs to cats of course.
Stephe became a FIFe All Breed Judge after passing her examinations in the former categories IV (in 1981), I (in 1983), III (in 1988) and II (in 1994). She was a member of the FIFe Judges & LO Commission from 1983 – 1992, acting as its chairman during the years 1987 – 1992. The Board is very happy to bestow this title on Mrs. Bruin and feels she truly deserves this honour in light of all her contributions to the cat fancy in general and to FIFe in particular.

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Judges activities in 2017

We kindly request our judges to send in the Judges Yearly Activities form for the year 2017 at the latest on the 30th November 2017. Please use the 2017 version of the form which is available for downloading in the section Rules & Forms (scroll to the bottom of the page in that section). For your and our convenience, the form can be filled in electronically and subsequently be saved and send by e-mail to the FIFe General Secretary.

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Full recognition of BLH, SRL/SRS and THA per 30.09.2017

The British Longhair, Selkirk Rex Longhair/Shorthair and Thai are fully recognised breeds per 30th of September 2017:
● BLH in category 3
● SRL/SRS in category 3 (instead of category 2) and
● THA in category 4.
As of the 30th of September these breeds can be entered in all official show classes and obtain all certificates towards titles. They can also be nominated for Best in Show, obtain a Best in Show title and qualify and participate at the World Show.
The modified versions of the breed standards as valid per 30.09.2017 are available for downloading here.
Please note the date of full recognition is set to 30th of September instead of 1st of October 2017. This makes it possible to apply the same recognition status, category, standards and rules to these breeds at shows organised during the weekend of Saturday 30th of September and Sunday the 1st of October.
This date of full recognition does not apply to student judges/exam matters; for these matters, the 1st of January 2018 is valid.

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General Assembly 2017 - decision minutes

The decision minutes (carried, not carried and withdrawn proposals) of the General Assembly 2017 in Bratislava (SK) are available for downloading in the section Events > General Assembly.

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New judges (last update: 16.12.2017)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Helena Schmid Camenisch (CH) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Rothenburg (CH) on the 16th December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mrs. Petra Šnajdrová (CZ) passed the exam in breed group D at the show in Schiedam (NL) on the 16th December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mr. Mirosław Skotarczyk (PL) passed the judges exam in breed group A at the show in Trieste (IT) on the 9th December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Annika Berner (SE) passed the exam in breed group A at the show in Göteborg (SE) on the 9th December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Nathalie Smits-Peelen (NL) passed the exam in breed group D at the show in Uitgeest (NL) on the 9th December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Marzena Włodarska (PL) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Olomouc (CZ) on the 2nd December 2017 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Isabelle Maillard Chiavuzzo (CH) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Karslruhe (DE) on the 2nd December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mrs. Olga Poluektova (RU) passed the exam in breed group D at the show in Moscow (RU) on the 2nd December 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 4.
  • Mrs. Katja Patrikainen (FI) passed the judges exam in category 3 at the show in Turku (FI) on the 25th November 2017 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Manuela Centamore (IT) passed the judges exam in category 4 at the show in Lysa nad Labem (CZ) on the 25th November 2017 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Fanny Tavernise (CH) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Gannat (FR) on the 25th November 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for breed group D.
  • Mrs. Diana Di Natale (IT) passed the exam in breed group A at the show in Riva del Garda (IT) on the 18th November 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1.
  • Mrs. Sabine Mösch (CH) passed the exam in breed group A at the show in Lausen (CH) on the 4th November 2017 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category 1 and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Martyna Dziemidowicz (PL) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Rybnik (PL) on the 22nd October 2017 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 2.
  • Mr. Marco Scaglia (IT) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Milano (IT) on the 22nd October 2017 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mrs. Suvi Svensk (FI) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Hartola (FI) on the 15th October 2017 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category 3.
  • Mrs. Carla Rotini (IT) passed the judges exam in category 2 at the show in Tienen (BE) on the 19th August 2017 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • 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. 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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