The Siberian Cat Club

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08th June 2014 - Mad Catter's Tea Party - SCC Welfare Fundraiser

Following the huge success of last year's garden party, your club has decided this year's event will be a “Mad Catter's Tea Party”.

There will be lots of interesting stalls including local art and crafts, a bottle tombola, raffle, delicious home made cakes for sale, face painting, name the bear, and all things catty. We will be having an auction hosted by one of C4's 'Come Dine With Me' contestants and to end the day an 'In Memory Of' balloon release.

So why not spoil yourself and come an enjoy a cream tea or light lunch and refeshments from the kitchen; including a 'Come Dine With Me' curry on a jacket potato!

Let's have a FUNTASTIC time raising much need funds for our club and rescue and don't forget to take a treat home for your cat.

Admission: 50p on entry
Children Welcome.

Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 12.30-4pm
St peter's Church Hall
Vicarage Drive, Kinver, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY76HJ

Contact: Susie Harris
01384 850 064
fundraising@siberian-cat-club.co.uk

14th June 2013 - Teddy Bears Picnic - SCC Welfare Fundraiser

Mentobe Rimsky getting into the spirit of things!
Mentobe Rimsky getting into the spirit of things!

Following the huge success of last year's garden party, your club has decided this year's event will be a “Teddy Bears' Picnic”, so, why not come down to the “woods” (Mandy's back garden actually!) in August, for you will be sure to have a grrreat time!

Bring your bears, big or small, or even dress up as one! Whatever you decide the day will be humming and full of surprises. There will even be a prize for the best dressed bear so what are you waiting for?

There will be lots of interesting stalls including a bottle tombola, a plant stall, a cake stall, all things catty and hopefully (generosity prevailing) we will be having an auction too.

So come down and enjoy a plated picnic lunch or BBQ (weather permitting) which will be included in the ticket price. Let's have a FUNTASTIC time raising much needed funds for your club and rescue.

When: Saturday 3rd August 2013
Time: 12.30pm
Where: (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE): 25 SHERWOOD DRIVE, MERRY HILL, BRIERLEY HILL, WEST MIDLANDS, DY5 1UW

Ticket Price: Adults £5.00. Children 12 and under £2.50. Under 5's Free


7th April 2013 - New Rescue and Welfare Runs for Sibs in Need

We are happy to announce that today we made the collection of two pens that will be used as rescue pens in due course for any Siberian in need. Thank you to all the people who supported the garden party as this has made it possible for us to move forward in purchasing these pens. Thank you to Geoff and Rory for giving up there Sunday morning to make the collection for the club.


21st February 2013 - Siberian moves to Championship Status

The club is very excited to annouce that following today's GCCF council meeting the Siberian breed will progress to CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS as of the 21st June 2013!

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has exhibited and contributed to making this happen and especially to Wayne Baxter for all the hard word he has put in collecting the results and preparing the paperwork.

This has taken a long time to achieve but we are thrilled to have finally made it and look forward to seeing Champions and Premiers competing on the show benches soon...


6th July 2012 - Fundraiser Auction

As you will probably be aware we are holding a fundraising BBQ on 28th July to celebrate our 10th anniversary. As part of the day we're having an amazing auction - if you can't be there on the day but would like to own one of our fanstic prizes please email Mark and Susie Harris with your bid and we will enter it for you on the day - simple as that! Advance bids close at midnight on 25th July 2012.

Auction Items
ItemEstimated Value
Fine art pastel portrait of your cat by Louise Marie£150
Weekend stay for two at Rose Cottage Farm in Thirsk, North Yorkshire£150
Hand made fused glass artwork of a cat£70
Personalised business card design for your cattery (including 100 cards)£65
Photoshoot with Robert Fox at a GCCF Show£60
Large outdoor scratching post/cat tree£60
SCC T-Shirt, Umbrella and Mug: see our Merchandise page for more details£40
A selection of Pet Remedy products£35
A Russell Hardy kitten scratching post£25
If you would like to donate an item to the auction please email Mark Harris.


2nd June 2012 - CELEBRATING OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY!!!!!

10 years ago the Siberian Cat Club was founded to support the promotion and development of this most wonderful breed. Since then the club has grown bigger and better and now has many dedicated members providing a network for everyone who owns, breeds, judges or just has an interest in Siberian Cats.

To celebrate the last 10 years of the Club's development and to raise money for the SCC Welfare Fund we have decided to have a PARTY and, best of all, everyone is invited!

It promises to be a really fun day, with yummy food and drink, cat themed party games, and an amazing host of prizes to be won in our Auction; including a portrait of you pet by artist Louise Marie, a hand made fused glass art picture of a tiger, 100 bespoke business cards designed for your cattery, a cat photoshoot with Robert Fox, a selection of SCC branded merchandise, a Russel Hardy scratching post and much more!

There's also going to be photo competition in the run up to the event with the winners announced on the day...

Tickets are just £5.00 each and includes an item from the BBQ, salads and a drink.

Date: 28th July - starting at 12.30pm with the auction commencing at 3.30pm!
Venue: Brierley Hill, West Midlands.

Tickets can be bought from Mark, Susie or Wayne at the following Shows: Whiltshire 7/7/12 or Gwynedd 21/7/12. Alternatively you can pay by cheque; please contact Mark and Susie Harris via email or on 01384 850064 for the address to send it to. Tickets can also be bought on the day but for catering purposes please let Mark and Susie know you are coming!

We look forward to seeing you all there...!


23rd April 2012 - Annual General Meeting

To be held on, Sunday 17 June 2012 at 2.00pm

Venue to be confirmed (west midlands)

There are a number of committee positions available due to either rotation or members choosing not to stand for re election. The positions requiring nominations are;
Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and a number of committee officer positions.
Should you wish to stand for any of these positions please download and complete the SCC Committee Nomination Form and return it to the Club Secretary by 5th May 2012. All nominations for Committee shall be from club members who have been fully paid up for a minimum of one year.

Notification of Nominees will be issued with the agenda of the AGM.

Should you have any item you wish adding to the agenda of the AGM please notify the club Secretary by 5th May 2012.

Mandy Symonds Club Secretary


22nd April 2012 - The London Pet Show

Following the sucess of last year the Siberian Cat Club are delighted to able be have a stand at the The London Pet Show as part of the GCCF 'World of Cats' exhibit.

Held at the National Hall, Olympia, London, on the 12th and 13th of May 2012, the London Pet Show is a great day out for all the family. If you love animals there's no better place to be and if you are a 'cat person' you'll just love the 'World of Cats' exhibit which introduces you to a wide reange of pedigee breeds and household pets.

On the Siberian stand we have lots of information and photographs for visitors. A lot of the time our cats were out of the pens on harnesses so visitors can enjoy being able to meet the cats 'in the furr' and stroke them and get a feel for their personalities.

We look forward to seeing some of you there...


11th June 2011 - First Siberian competes at Intermediate Level

Mentobe Matilda at the Merseyside Show
Mentobe Matilda at the Merseyside Show

Mentobe Matilda became the first Siberian Cat to compete with the GCCF at Intermediate level when she wowed the judges at the Merseyside Cat Club Championship show last Sataurday. Judged in the open class by Mrs D Butters, Matilda was placed First and also won Best of Breed. But it was in her misc. classes that she really showed up the competition being awarded First Place in every classes! Being a kitten Matilda was not eligable to for an Intermediate Certificate, but we're sure it won't be long... Congratuations to owners and breeders Mark and Susie Harris on your show success.

Anyone interested in showing with the GCCF can find lots of information on the Showing Page. If you are new to cat showing and would like a mentor to guide you through your first showing experience please contact our Vice Chair Alison Brown who can arrange this for you.


2nd June 2011 - Joint Semi-Long-Hair BAC Seminar

The Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest & Siberian Breed Advisory Committees invite all breeders, judges, stewards, and other interested parties who want to learn more about these "Natural" breeds to join us for an afternoon of information, advice and tuition on these lovely breeds. We hope to be represented on the day by beautiful examples of all three breeds.

The seminar will be held on Sunday 14st August 2011 at Mappleborough Green Village Hall, Birmingham Road, Mappleborough Green, Studley, Warwickshires B80 7BT.

The focus for the day will be to compare and contrast the 3 breeds and will include a Breed presentation from a specialist in each breed type. We will focus in particaular on the following topics: Unique aspects of Type & Conformation, Breed Development, Coat Quality & Texture and Show Preparation.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this interesting and useful afternoon.
Ticket price includes lunch, plus tea/coffee and cake during a mid afternoon break. Lunch will be served from 12 noon, with the seminar beginning at 1.00pm prompt. The last session will end at around 4.45pm.

If you have any queries please contact the seminar organiser, Lindsey Grant either by phone 01908 511936 or by email Lindsey@vanaheim.co.uk


16th April 2011 - Genetic Testing Discount

We are delighted to announce that the Siberian Cat Club is now participating in the breed society discount scheme run by Langford Veterinary Services. They are a UK based laboratory owned by the University of Bristol and based at the Veterinary School at Langford. They have been performing genetic testing for cats for over 5 years and recently introduced the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) genetic test in the UK. They perform a range of genetic tests for cats (HCM, PKD, PK, PRA and coat colours) and are able to offer members of breed societies a 20% discount on the list price of their tests.

To receive the 20% discount we have been allocated a code to use in the promotional code box on the submission forms (either online or paper version) and at the checkout if you pay by Debit or Credit card online. To obtain the code, please email the Vice Chairperson Alison Brown or telephone on 02380 899433.

Here are links to the tests they do, further information, submission forms, price lists (downloadable and including the breed society prices) and online payments page:

Langford Genetic Tests
Langford Price List
Mentobe Arctic Monkey on the Cover
Mentobe Arctic Monkey on the Cover


11th April 2011 - Siberian Wins Cat Planet Photo Competition

Massive congratulations to Mentobe Artic Monkey AKA 'The Chunk' and his owners and breeders Marks and Susie Harris for winning this competion and having their photo featured on the magazine cover of Cat Planet's April issue. Siberians are such a beautiful breed it's lovely to have that recognised and a brilliant promotion for our gorgeous cats. Well done!


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