Committee

Chairperson and Show Manager

Ian Moore
Tel: 021 712 2001
E-mail: imoore1946@gmail.com

Ian Moore He was given his first Siamese in 1974, starting an abiding interest in the Cat Fancy. In 1977 Gill Burman sold him a Seal Point kitten, which she had already entered for a show, and that is when his involvement with showing and the Cat Fancy really took off. He bred his first litter of Siamese in 1978 and although he also bred a number of Orientals in the early years, his main love has been Siamese. He joined the WPCC committee in 1979 and was Treasurer for a number of years until 1991 when he took a break. Seven years later he rejoined the committee, again slotting in as Treasurer. Ian is a retired bank manager and is married to Elna who shares his love of animals. Besides being owned by five Siamese and two dogs, the Moores also have 5 grown children and four grandchildren.

Vice-Chairperson

Adri Swart
Tel: 021 671 2795
E-mail: adrienne.swart@yahoo.com

Adri Swart Adri ‘popped in’ at a cat show in 2005 where she saw her first ‘live’ Aby on show – well that was the beginning of a love affair. Shortly after she acquired her first Aby (variant), which led to a Somali a year later, and in 2013 her first imported Aby queen (Skyfall) for her cattery AbyZula’s breeding programme, with the help of Gill Burman and SAASA. Since the beginning she has been involced with SAASA (SA Abyssinian & Somali Association), served for a short period on BIG/TBCC. Over the years she became more involved with shows, first from SAASA’s side, but more recently shadowing Ian Moore on the WPCC shows. She is looking forward to contributing to WPCC for many years.

Treasurer and Publications

Hazel King
Tel: 021 715 4042
E-mail: yangon@mweb.co.za

Hazel King Her first purebred cat, Mistral, bred by Noreen Alexander, started Hazel's interest in the cat world. Hazel joined WPCC committee and was an enthusiastic contributor to the club magazine, Cats Calling, later becoming editor of the Club's newsletter. In 1996 she got her first Burmese queen, Gildersneuk Miss Polly and began breeding under the cattery name Yangon. Her most successful kittens have been Supreme Premier Yangon Phoebe who qualified for Cat of the Year and Cape Top Cat in 2000 and 2001, and Supreme Champion Yangon Khin Khin (owned by Avice Henderson), COTY qualifier in 2005 and 2nd in Cape Top Cat in 2006. As well as the newsletter, Hazel's main interests within the Club are the charity exhibitions and the initiatives to help the general public find reputable breeders.

Secretary and Newsletter Layout

Charlotte van der Riet
Tel: 021 556 3683
E-mail: charlottevdriet@gmail.com

Charlotte van der Riet Charlotte started showing Siamese in the late 80's and acquired her first broodqueen from Marlene van Dyk of Mutti's cattery in 2003. She has been breeding and showing Siamese since 2004. She is also Honorary Secretary of the Siamese Breeders' Group of SA and active member of the group. Charlotte is currently in training to become an All Breeds judge. She is expecting her fist litter of Orientals from her first Oriental queen in March 2010.

Membership and Minutes Secretary

Basil Nieberg
Tel: 021 703 4981
E-mail: pittipat@absamail.co.za

Basil Nieburg He is an un-retired stock and production controller and apart from his Siamese, is a model-railway enthusiast. The owner of Pittipat Cattery, Basil lists his priorities as cats, computer and, occasionally, model railway. He enjoys getting involved with all aspects of cat club activities and is an avid Siamese breeder.

PRO

Brenda Kerr
Tel: 021 671 5332
E-mail: brendakerr@imaginet.co.za

Brenda Kerr Brenda works and lives in Claremont having moved here from Amanzimtoti in KwaZulu-Natal. Apart from selling property, Brenda talks up a storm when it comes to publicising WPCC cat shows. She shares here home with Siamese, Abbysinians , Persian chinchilla and two precious moggies… oh ! not to forget the Pekinese and yellow Labrador Brenda and her husband Derek have two children, Chantelle and Darren. Brenda is very active in Siamese Rescue which has since extended to working with TEARS to trap, neuter / spay and release feral cats.

Other Committee Members

Ingrid van Eck Gain
Tel: 021 448 8337
E-mail: ingrid.g@absamail.co.za

Ingrid van Eck Gain Ingrid was born in Kimberley and has been in Cape Town since 2001. She has owned and loved cats for as long as she can remember. She has recently acquired her first pedigree: a Sphynx!

Veronica and Alastair Knight
Tel: 021 939 9471
E-mail: avknight@gmail.com

Veronica and Alastair Knight Veronica and Alastair are a fun-loving married couple who got involved in the cat fancy when they bought their first Devon Rex kitten in 2003 and started showing. They have subsequently become fully involved in promoting the Devon Rex and Singapura breeds but are not involved in any breeding program themselves. Veronica is now qualified to judge Persians, Siamese and Mediumhairs and is busy studying to be an all-breeds judge. Alastair assists Ian with the Show Management.

Leanne Hewitt
Tel: 021 685 3360
E-mail: leanne@perform.co.za

Leanne Hewitt Leanne Hewitt joined the WPCC committee in December 2006. Leanne has been responsible for re-establishing the Russian Blue in Cape Town, and is now investigating other colours of the Russian breed. In addition to the cats and her husband, Leanne's family includes rabbits and horses.

Charlene du Toit
Tel: 072 155 6263
E-mail: charlenedt@gmail.com

Charlene du Toit Charlene loves all animals and showed and bred Golden Retrievers for many years. Her first cat was a rescue kitten she adopted from the SPCA shortly after starting her broadcasting career in Windhoek. She was introduced to the world of purebred show cats when a good friend gave her daughter a Siamese kitten as a gift, on the condition that they show it. Milo was followed 9 months later by his Siamese cross half-sister, Cleopatra. Cleo had an impressive show career: she came third in the domestic lineup at COTY in 2009 and qualified for Cape Top Cat twice. She sadly had to be put to sleep after developing cancer three years ago. Charlene's most successful show cat so far has been her Seal Tabbypoint Siamese, Tr Sp Pr Mai-Thai's Catsanova NQ. RQ, Katzo retired after 52 Supreme Certificates and is now a member of the SACC Merit Club (Silver). Charlene now has four cats - two Siamese and two Orientals - and at present is only showing her young Lilac Oriental boy, Mai-Thai's Take That. She started stewarding at championship shows in 2008 and through her interaction with judges has learned a lot about the different cat breeds. She is also an active member of the Siamese Breeders' Group of SA and was elected as Honorary Secretary of the Group two years ago.

Andrew Tennison
E-mail: technocottage@gmail.com

Andrew Tennison Andrew has been involved with the cat fancy since 2008. In that time he has shown both domestic and pedigree cats with varying success. He and his wife Colette share their home with 3 cats, Joe, Bandit and Mimi.

Last updated 4 May 2016.