The Semi Long Hair Cat Association was formed in December 1991 at an inaugural meeting of thirty people who owned, bred or were interested in any breed of semi long hair cat. They felt that the time had come for semi long hair breeds to have their own section within the GCCF instead of being included in the short hair section. The rules of the Association were decided and the objects were defined as being:
The Association works with the breed clubs. Most members belong also to their breed club. As a result of pressure from the Association and other breed clubs, there is now a Semi Long Hair section recognised by the GCCF and the Association is proud to hold its own Championship Show dedicated to all pedigree semi long hair cats - (not forgetting our friends in the Non Pedigree Section)
The SLHCA is affiliated to the GCCF (Governing Council for the Cat Fancy).
* To promote and safeguard the interest and welfare of ALL semi long hair cats
* To help foster a spirit of cooperation between various individual semi long hair breed clubs in All matters of common interest
* To provide an Annual Breed Show for all semi long hair cats
The Semi Long Hair Breeds
1st August 2014
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The Special General Meeting was held on Sunday 27th July to discuss the future of the SLHCA by its current members.
The points considered were the economic climate, loss of membership each year, unable to have quorate committee meetings, financial stability and credability as a viable cat club - plus the lack of willing volunteers to help at the show and to join the club.
The original aims of the club have been achieved and the proposal to wind up the club with dignity and all assets to be distributed to the SLH breed clubs we supported, for their Rescue and Rehoming of SLH cats - was passed with one no vote and one abstention.
GCCF have been updated accordingly and informed that a full, comprehensive and audited statement will be sent to them afterwards.
The SLHCA has been a wonderful club but it had been the right time to call time.
Any questions or queries on the above statement should be addressed to Charles Eveniss, acting club secretary.