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Regional Committees

Regional Position

Advisory Board

Junior Exhibitor

Scorer

Secretary

Awards

Marketing

Treasurer

Webmaster

Banquet

Membership

Breeders Assistance

Rescue

Education

Regional Committees

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please fill out our online form or contact the Regional Director.

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.
 
Awards Committee - This is a new committee and is different from the Banquet Committee. Tasks for this Awards Committee include the following:

  1. Review of current awards - rosettes, plaques, certificates.
  2. Research award alternatives and costs. Could poll the membership to see what they would like to see for awards.
  3. Consider adding 'member' type awards (i.e., Best Show, Best Supreme Party, New Exhibitor, Junior Handler, Clerk of the Year, Steward of the Year,
  4. Show Manager of the Year, Entry Clerk of the Year, Best Dressed Exhibitor, Friendliest Exhibitor, Most Helpful Exhibitor
  5. 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:

  1. Banquet Coordinator
  2. Decorations (this may be handled by the host club)
  3. Awards Fundraising
  4. PowerPoint Presentation
  5. Program Booklet
  6. Dinner Tickets/Seating (this may be handled by the host club)
  7. 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:

  1. Illness, temporary or permanent disability
  2. Death, without provision for the animals
  3. Temporary loss of home or housing
  4. Loss of employment
  5. Unforeseen change in personal family situation
  6. Temporary financial hardship
  7. Number of cats beyond care capacity
  8. New legislation in the area which affects the number of cats allowed in a household
  9. Acts of nature
  10. 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.

Junior 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:

  1. Encourage children and young people (up to 18 years of age) to learn more cats through educational programs.
  2. Educate and mentor Junior Exhibitors.
  3. Inspire and honor Junior Exhibitors with trophies and awards.
  4. Increase the number of TICA Junior Exhibitors.
  5. Make available the Junior Exhibitor online discussion group to JE's in the region.
  6. Make alliances with other animal husbandry-based youth programs.
  7. Support feline health and care.
  8. 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 committee's tasks:

  1. Research what is currently being done in the region to promote TICA,
  2. 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), and
  3. 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 –

  1. Encourage people to 'try' TICA and to get them signed up to attend cat shows
  2. Develop a mentorship program to retain these 'new' people as exhibitors and TICA members
  3. 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:

  1. providing/sponsoring spay/neuter days
  2. monetary support
  3. volunteers for specific activities/events.

Regional Positions

Regional Scorer - This is an important position that involves of posting timely show reports for each show held in the Northwest Region.
 
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.

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