Committee

Carol Pike
Name: 
Carol Pike

Title: 
Chairwoman and Patron

Phone: 
01344 424418

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Ron and I purchased our first cat, a seal point Siamese male in 1972, who was soon joined by a female and then a chocolate point, who we took to the National in 1975.  At the National we also purchased our first Birman, a blue Point fondly known as Welly.From hence forward we were hooked on Birmans.  Our first litter was born in 1977 and we have owned studs since 1980.  Already qualifying as show managers by managing several Siamese shows we managed the first Birman Show in 1979 taking through to Championship status.

In the early years I was a delegate to GCCF and also sat on the Long Haired Joint Advisory Committee, I also sat on several committees including the Birman Cat Club.  I served on the Birman Cat Club Committee for about 20 years being their Chairman for many of these.  Ron and I managed many shows including the Croydon Cat Club, the Southern Counties Cat Club, section Managers at the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Cat Club when it was at Alexandra Palace,  the Seal Point Siamese Cat Club, The Capital Long Hair Cat Association, The Long Haired and Semi Long Haired Cat Club.  Our greatest honour was to be asked to show manage the National Cat Club show which we were pleased to accept and have managed that for the last 6 years along with the help of many Birman friends.

In 1999 we felt that the original colours the Seal and Blue Point were losing their status and after speaking to several friends, breeders and exhibitors with the support of many – The Seal and Blue Point Birman Cat Club was founded.

Lindsay Grant
Name: 
Lindsay Grant

Title: 
Vice Chairwoman

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01908 511936

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My husband gave me my first two cats a Seal-point female and a Blue-point male back in 1989. I had fallen in love with the breed several years earlier as my mother bred Birmans for many years under the Kalyani prefix. So when Don finally gave way and bought me the cats, they of course had to be Birmans; although the Norwegians did follow soon after! I bred my first litter of Birman kittens in 1992. Over the years I have played an active apart in the cat fancy and have enjoyed working at shows, stewarding and then more recently, judging as well. I became a full Birman judge in 2005 and now I judge across the Semi-long-hair Section and am just starting out in the Foreign Section.

My perfect Birman is a Blue-point and over the years I have been lucky enough to own and breed a number of them. I gave up breeding due to family and work pressures a few years ago but I am still lucky to be owned by two Birmans, both Blues! My love for the Blue Birman is why I joined the S & B Birman Cat Club and I am pleased to work on the committee and assist with the club whenever I can.

Pam Collins
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Pam Collins

Title: 
President

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I have been breeding Cornish Rex from 1971 and Margaret John (Hephzibah), who also bred Cornish Rex, introduced me to Birmans in 1972. She was exhibiting Shaminka Simba, a lovely Seal Point stud, and I was absolutely overwhelmed by his beauty and presence.

There were very few Birman kittens available at that time and it took me 2 years to get to the top of Betty Brown’s waiting list. In 1974 I was lucky enough to get a female kitten from Betty, a Blue Point called Smokeyhill Mayli Ho and she is the foundation, together with Cragland Kuli, of all my Birmans.

I am still exhibiting Birmans and Cornish Rex and serve on the Birman BAC. I am also a committee member of another Birman breed club. I still find breeding and showing cats to be a very enjoyable hobby.

Keith Welch
Name: 
Keith Welch

Title: 
Vice President

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Sue Allen
Name: 
Sue Allen

Title: 
Welfare Officer

Phone: 
01656 880780

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I have been a member of the Seal & Blue Birman Cat Club for the past 7 years and myself and my husband Paul have been breeding and showing our Birmans for nearly 9 years. I care passionately about the breed particularly the Welfare of Birmans and that is why I agreed to become the Welfare Officer for the club.

Stephen Bunce
Name: 
Stephen Bunce

Title: 
Treasurer

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Stephen Bunce, treasurer & treasurer also of Yorkshire County Cat club, past GCCF treasurer & Chartered Accountant now qualified 46 years. Born in High Wycombe & now living & working from home in Farthinghoe. I love my garden & wildlife in general. I have six cats: four Maine Coons aged from seven to thirteen & two Birmans, a red point ‘Rose’ aged sixteen & a blue cream tortie point ‘Kolumbine’ aged nearly thirteen.

Nick Ensor
Name: 
Nick Ensor

Title: 
Membership Secretary

Phone: 
01446 623407

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Simone Ensor
Name: 
Simone Ensor

Title: 
Show Support Secretary

Phone: 
01604 705431

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Evelyn Galloway

Title: 
Kitten Registry Officer

Phone: 
01277 214994

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Sylvia Pritchett
Name: 
Sylvia Pritchett

Title: 
Secretary

Phone: 
01344 488202

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Paul Allen
Name: 
Paul Allen

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
01656 880780

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I have been a member of the Seal & Blue Birman Cat Club for the past 2 years but have been breeding & showing Birmans alongside my wife Sue for nearly 9 years. I am a retired firefighter so now I have more free time I like to help Sue with the Welfare as it such a worthwhile cause.

Ann Ivinson
Name: 
Ann Ivinson

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
01264 333316

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I live in Andover with my husband Bernard and our household of 10 cats! When a child my mother gave me my love of cats which has never left me. In the Seventies, we just had two Corgis until on holiday in North Wales we found a grey kitten, filthy dirty, in a hedge crying and miles from anywhere. She took to our female Corgi and so the cat saga began. We then got her a ‘moggie’ companion. On as further holiday we put them in a local cattery run by Mrs C. Leighton who was breeding British Pedigrees. Thus, we got our first Pedigree who was a British Blue Shorthair – irresistible – and who became Gr.Pr. Porteous Swingin’ Blue Jeans This led me to wish to breed British Pedigrees. As my mother’s name was ‘Lola’ I took as my prefix ‘LaLola’ in her memory.

So how did Birmans come into my life? – not by finding one in a hedgerow, but by meeting Viv Lee in Maidenhead, a Birman breeder.

We became good friends. In fact, it was one of her kittens, a Seal Tabby boy who stole my heart and who was to become ‘Gr. Pr. Kalemyo Eezzee Tiger’ and who changed our lives once more!

I think I am at my happiest when breeding kittens, getting to know their future owners, and seeing the wonderful way a Birman can change people’s lives.

I do a small amount of judging both British, Birmans, and other Semi Longhair breeds. I am also a Committee member of a very happy Club, namely the ‘Seal and Blue Cat Club’.

Celia Langford
Name: 
Celia Langford

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
02380 411254

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Andrea Norfor
Name: 
Andrea Norfor

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
01604 405004

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Birmans first came into my life over seven years ago when we purchase our first two. They are so affectionate and have great personalities. We decided to show the kittens within a 100 mile radius of our home in Northampton and continued do this until recently. We have had one litter of kittens and have increased our family to four Birmans. I then decided I wanted to help on the Seal & Blue Birman Cat Club committee. Giving something back and obtaining a greater understanding of the breed. I then offered to do the show trophies at the Seal & Birman Cat Club and have been doing this for the last couple of years.

Name: 
Ron Pike

Title: 
Committee Member and Patron

Phone: 
01344 424418

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Keith Shepherd
Name: 
Keith Shepherd

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
01344 489215

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GarethStone
Name: 
Gareth Stone

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
02920 598170

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As a family, we have always had cats and other animals. Glenys and I started showing cats when we retired over 3 years and have enjoyed it (and the ‘cat world’) so much that we became hobby breeders – so that we could show our own ‘lines’. We are members of a number of Birman / other cat clubs – and the Seal & Blue is one that we have found to have a very positive outlook and a caring and friendly membership. We were delighted to be asked to join the committee and to take a more active role in the club and its running.

GlenysStone
Name: 
Glenys Stone

Title: 
Committee Member

Phone: 
02920 598170

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As a family, we have always had cats and other animals. Gareth and I started showing cats when we retired over 3 years and have enjoyed it (and the ‘cat world’) so much that we became hobby breeders – so that we could show our own ‘lines’. We are members of a number of Birman / other cat clubs – and the Seal & Blue is one that we have found to have a very positive outlook and a caring and friendly membership. We were delighted to be asked to join the committee and to take a more active role in the club and its running.

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