If you are interested in joining any of
these committees, please fill out our
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Each club's president will be asked to serve
on a Regional Advisory Board to the Regional Director. Each club
president shall represent their constituents on issues facing the
region. They will serve as a local resource to TICA members and
Committee - This is a new committee and is different
from the Banquet Committee. Tasks for this Awards Committee include
- Review of current awards - rosettes,
- Research award alternatives and costs.
Could poll the membership to see what they would like to see
- Consider adding 'member' type awards
(i.e., Best Show, Best Supreme Party, New Exhibitor, Junior
Handler, Clerk of the Year, Steward of the Year,
- Show Manager of the Year, Entry
Clerk of the Year, Best Dressed Exhibitor, Friendliest
Exhibitor, Most Helpful Exhibitor
- Propose changes to the awards with final
poll of regional members
Committee - This committee is responsible for working
with the Regional Director in putting together the Regional Awards
Banquet. Members shall be:
- Banquet Coordinator
- Decorations (this may be handled by
the host club)
- Awards Fundraising
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Program Booklet
- Dinner Tickets/Seating (this may be
handled by the host club)
- Master of Ceremony
Assistance Committee (BAC) - This NEW Committee will
assist breeders, who reside in the TICA NW Region, and find themselves
needing temporary (or more permanent) assistance.
This Committee will help with advice,
food, physical assistance, and placement of cats, but only if requested.
Assistance provided through this committee is 100% confidential.
Help and support will be provided (only
upon request) for reasons such as:
- Illness, temporary or permanent
- Death, without provision for the
- Temporary loss of home or housing
- Loss of employment
- Unforeseen change in personal
- Temporary financial hardship
- Number of cats beyond care capacity
- New legislation in the area which
affects the number of cats allowed in a household
- Acts of nature
- Need for temporary food, litter
and/or vet care (if funding can be secured).
Committee - This committee will identify potential
education topics and speakers that clubs could access and include
with their shows or as a separate event. This committee will also
search for clubs that would be willing to include educational offerings
as part of their club charter.
Exhibitor Liaison - This person (or Committee) will
be responsible for the TICA Junior Exhibitor (JE) program within
the region. The main goals of the JE program are to:
- Encourage children and young people
(up to 18 years of age) to learn more cats through educational
- Educate and mentor Junior Exhibitors.
- Inspire and honor Junior Exhibitors
with trophies and awards.
- Increase the number of TICA Junior Exhibitors.
- Make available the Junior Exhibitor
online discussion group to JE's in the region.
- Make alliances with other animal husbandry-based
- Support feline health and care.
- Help secure the future of TICA and the
Marketing Committee - The Marketing Committee will work with the Membership Committee
to find solutions to the advertising and promotion of TICA and their events throughout the region. There are multiple facets to this
- Research what is currently being
done in the region to promote TICA,
- develop marketing materials (with the
assistance of TICA's Marketing Director) for use and distribution
throughout the region (i.e., printed materials, signs and banners
within the show halls, and membership promotional materials),
- Develop media kits/resource guide to
be distributed to each club in the region to assist them in
advertising and marketing their cat shows and other events.
Membership Committee - Depending
on the number of people who volunteer for this committee, we may
split these responsibilities into 3 separate subcommittees. There
are three major components of this committee –
- Encourage people to 'try' TICA and to
get them signed up to attend cat shows
- Develop a mentorship program to retain
these 'new' people as exhibitors and TICA members
- Increase TICA membership retention.
Rescue Committee -
The TICA Northwest Region is dedicated to helping all cats (pedigreed
and non-pedigreed) through education and support of all "no-kill"
rescue organizations. Although the TICA Northwest Region does not
directly adopt out cats or kittens, this Committee will work with
local rescue organizations, independent rescuers, and 'no-kill'
shelters in rescuing, rehabilitating and adopting unwanted cats
and kittens. Specific activities will be developed by the Rescue
Committee including, but not limited to:
- providing/sponsoring spay/neuter
- monetary support
- volunteers for specific activities/events.
Regional Scorer - This is an important position
that involves of posting timely show reports for each show held in the
Regional Secretary - This person will be responsible
for getting out timely agendas and minutes of regional meetings.
This person may also assist the Regional Director in publishing
a quarterly regional newsletter.
Regional Treasurer -
The Regional Treasurer is responsible for the finances brought
in and sent out for regional business throughout the fiscal
year. The Treasurer
will provide a variety of services to the region including, but
not limited to: quarterly financial reports, sponsorship
collection, and regional payments.
Regional Webmaster - This Webmaster is responsible
for the upkeep of the region's website including the posting of:
regional newsletters, show calendar and important deadlines, club
contacts, regional winner photos, and contacts page. The Webmaster
also works with the Regional Treasurer regarding regional award
sponsorships in getting them posted to the website.
Note: The process of Regional Committees
is fluid. Committees, their structures, and their duties may change
as the need arises.