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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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New Honorary FIFe Judge: Mr. Carl Kristian Gulsett (NO)

The Board of FIFe announces that it decided, with reference to article 5.2 of the FIFe General Rules and at the request of our Norwegian Member NRR, to appoint Mr. Carl Kristian Gulsett (NO) as an Honorary FIFe Judge. Mr. Gulsett, better known as "Buster" among his many cat friends has been an important person in developing the cat fancy in Norway and the Norwegian FIFe Member NRR. He bred Persians and Burmese with the breeder name Hymes and he was the first person to import Sacred Birmans to Norway. He was 30 years old in 1972, when he became a FIFe judge in what was called "Longhair" at the time and was the second Norwegian FIFe Judge. A few years later he took his second exam and became a category III judge. Buster has always been a calm and dependable mentor to stewards and student judges through the years, and has been an examining judge many times during his 45 years as a FIFe Judge. The Board offers Buster their heartfelt congratulations!

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General Assembly 2016 - elections

At the General Assembly 2016 in Lisbon (PT) the following officials were elected for a period of three years:
Board: Mrs. Annette Sjödin (SE) - President, Mr. Eric Reijers (CZ) - General Secretary
Breeding & Registration Commission: Mr. Ole Amstrup (DK), Mrs. Sarah Johnson (GB), Mrs. Cecilia Wennergren (SE)
Disciplinary Commission: Mr. Hans Lindberg (SE), Mrs. Eva Minde (NO), Mrs. Anne Paloluoma (FI), Mr. Herbert Steinhauser (AT), Mrs. Paula van de Wijngaart (NL)
Judges & Standards Commission: Mr. Gerardo Fraga y Guzmán (ES), Mr. Stéphane Henry (FR), Mr. Steven L. Jones (NO), Mrs. Donatella Mastrangelo (IT), Mrs. Katia Pocci (IT), Mrs. Marie Westerlund (SE)
Show Commission: Mr. João Noronha Carvalho da Silva (PT), Mr. Nicolas Revenant (FR), Mrs. Waltraut Sattler (DE), Mr. Charles Spijker (NL), Mrs. Gøran Vinje (NO).

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Minutes of Board meetings

The minutes of the most recent Board meetings can be found in the section Events > Board meetings.

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Permanent expulsion of an International FIFe Judge

Upon recommendation of the FIFe Disciplinary Commission, the FIFe Board decided to permanently expel the International all breed judge Mr. Fabrice Calmès (FR) for judging at non-FIFe shows without obtaining permission in accordance with the FIFe Rules for Judges and Student Judges after his temporary expulsion for the same reason.
By order of the Board,
Annette Sjödin - President
Eric Reijers - General Secretary

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Judges resignations

We have been informed that Mrs. Lotte Borch (DK), International Judge for category III since 1985 and for category IV since 1990, has tendered her resignation.
Mrs. Patrizia de Ferrari (IT), International Judge for category I since 1985, has been removed from the dormant judges list.
We thank both ladies for their more than 30 years of service to FIFe and wish them all the best for the future.

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General Assembly 2016 - agenda & proposals

The agenda of the General Assembly 2016, including all proposals, is available for downloading in all FIFe languages in the section Events > General Assembly. In this section you can also find the programme of the General Assembly week from Monday 23rd May until Saturday 28th May 2016.

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World Show 2016

The World Show 2016 will be organised in Vienna, Austria, on the 29th and 30th October. More information can be found in the section Events > Special shows.

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New judges (last update: 21.05.2016)

Congratulations!

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  • Mrs. Anna Wilczek (PL) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Sandviken (SE) on the 21st May 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category II and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Marzena Włodarska (PL) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Skierniewice (PL) on the 8th May 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV.
  • Mrs. Pia Nyman (FI) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Oslo (NO) on the 7th May 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category III.
  • Mrs. Caroline Stoa (NO) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Lillestrøm (NO) on the 23rd April 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category II.
  • Mr. Martin Urban (CZ) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Koscian (PL) on the 16th April 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mr. Leslie van Grebst (DK) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Grindsted (DK) on the 19th March 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV.
  • Mr. Juan José Martinez Vizcaino (ES) passed the required stage at the show in Jyväskylä (FI) on the 13th March 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV.
  • Mrs. Margarita Grigorieva (RU) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Krasnodar (RU) on the 12th March 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • Mrs. Olga Tarnovskaya (RU) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Moscow (RU) on the 5th March 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Annika Billing (SE) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Virum (DK) on the 5th March 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category III.
  • Mrs. Annette Sjödin (SE) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Kristianstad (SE) on the 27th February 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV and a FIFe All Breed Judge.
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Yulia Skabovska (UA) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Kyiv (UA) on the 31st October 2015 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Irina Aljas (EE) passed the judges exam in category I at the show in Tallinn (EE) on the 21st February 2015 and is now a probational judge in that category.
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