If you are interested in joining any of
these committees, please fill out our
or contact the
Advisory Board -
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 potential/existing exhibitors.
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
Banquet 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
Breeders' 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 disability
- Death, without provision for the animals
- Temporary loss of home or housing
- Loss of employment
- Unforeseen change in personal family
- 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).
Education 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
- 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 cat fancy.
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 days
- 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
Note: The process of Regional Committees
is fluid. Committees, their structures, and their duties may change
as the need arises.