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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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General Assembly 2016 - decision minutes

The decision minutes (carried, not carried and withdrawn proposals) of the General Assembly 2016 in Lisbon (PT) are available for downloading in the section Events > General Assembly.

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Obituary - Mrs. Marianne Kuipers-Kossen

The Dutch Member Felikat informed the Board that the International FIFe Judge Mrs. Marianne Kuipers-Kossen died on Friday 22nd of July 2016 as a result of a quickly progressing and fatal disease.
Mrs. Kuipers-Kossen joined Felikat in 1965 and until her death she bred Siamese cats, together with her late husband, Mr. Harry Kuipers, under the cattery name van Diaspora. They also bred British Shorthair between 1970 and 1997. She was appointed a category IV judge in 1979 followed by category III in 1984.
The Board extends its sincere condolences to her family and friends and the Dutch Member Felikat.
On behalf of the Board of FIFe,
Mrs. Annette Sjödin – President
Mr. Eric Reijers – General Secretary

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Obituary - Mr. Heinz Günter (Peter) Scholer

It is our sad duty to inform you that Mr. Heinz Günter - better known as "Peter" - Scholer died on Wednesday 9th of June 2016 at home, in his flat in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1974, Peter was appointed a FIFe Judge in categories III & IV and in 1975 in categories I & II. In 1997 Peter was appointed an Honorary FIFe All Breed Judge and in 2000, he was appointed an Honorary Member of FIFe.

Peter was very involved in the development of FIFe and held many functions, like:
● FIFe Vice-Secretary from 1979-1984
● FIFe General Secretary from 1984-1985
● FIFe Treasurer from 1991-1997
● Member of the Judges & LO Commission from 1988-1995
● Editor of FIFe News from 1992-1994.

Peter bred Siamese cats from 1967-1970 and Burmese from 1970-1988 under his cattery name du Rossignol. He was also very engaged in the former Cat Club de Belgique, where he was a member between 1965 until 1992 and where he held the functions of Vice-President and Treasurer. Later he was a member in 1.DEKZV e.V. and since the last 8 years again in Belgium, a member of Felis Belgica.
 
We will all remember Peter for his work, commitment and pride in the Cat Fancy in general and for FIFe in particular.
 
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and his club Felis Belgica.
 
On behalf of the Board of FIFe,
Mrs. Annette Sjödin – President
Mr. Eric Reijers – General Secretary

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New Honorary FIFe Judge: Mr. Carl-Kristian Gulsett

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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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: 21.08.2016)

Congratulations!

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  • Mr. Martin Urban (CZ) passed the last of the required stages at the show in Ostrava (CZ) on the 21st August 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category III.
  • Mrs. Andrea Valeta Machado (BR) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in São Paulo (BR) on the 20th August 2016 and is now a probational non-European judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Laura Scholten (NL) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Lexden (GB) on the 13th August 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category II.
  • Mrs. Sirpa Lindelöf (SE) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Helsinki (FI) on the 23rd July 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV.
  • Mrs. Kateryna Ovanesian (UA) passed the judges exam in category III at the show in Odessa (UA) on the 9th July 2016, as well as the required stage on the 10th July 2016 and is as of that date appointed an International Judge for category III.
  • Mr. Kristof Van Roy (BE) passed the judges exam in category II at the show in Ely (GB) on the 9th July 2016 and is now a probational judge in that category.
  • Mrs. Dorota Szadurska (PL) passed the judges exam in category IV at the show in Leppävirta (FI) on the 18th June 2016, as well as the required stage on the 19th June 2016 and is as from that date appointed an International Judge for category IV.
  • 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. 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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