Stop Press! We are proud to announce that we have designed a new feature on the OCA Website called 'The Forum', allowing our members and any other interested parties to post comments, ask questions or provide information. We invite your contributions!

We have also installed a further benefit for the Association's Members, a Stud Directory, providing details of both Oriental and Siamese Stud Cats so that there is an up-to-date list to help members, and of course non members also, locate a boy, his owner, the location and contact details. We would like to confirm that none of the Stud Cats listed on the site come with a recommendation from the OCA, we simply provide you with the details. The rest is up to you and the Stud Owner. We would like to invite non-members who own Oriental Stud boys, and Siamese Stud owners who welcome Oriental females, to provide up-to-date details for inclusion in this section. Any changes to listed details, i.e. if the boy is no longer available, must be advised to the Stud Registrar. Simply click on 'Stud Enquiries' and follow the instructions to add your Stud. For those non-members who wish to take up this offer, we invite you to make a donation of whatever size you deem appropriate to our Cat Welfare Fund.

This donation will also give you one year's free full membership of the OCA. Simply send your donation, explaining that you are doing so to accompany your free use of the Website to: Julie Stevens, Mostyn House, 98 Wellingborough Road, Finedon, NN9 5LQ

We would also like to announce the appointment of Rosemary Mortlock-French as the OCA Membership Secretary, Ivy Cottage, 3 Abbey Cottages, Bradfield Road, Wix, Essex CO11 2SH. Rosemary will send you an acknowledgement of your free membership following the Committee Meeting which follows receipt of your donation. Thank you for your support. We hope many people will find this facility of benefit. Carol Ward Chair

The Club has approximately 300 members from all over the UK, and a number of overseas members. A Committee of 14 is elected annually by the members to represent the club at shows and provide a contact point for current and new members.

Jane (Haggar) and Jane (Francis-Wilson) represent the club at the GCCF meetings and Irene and Carol at the Breed Advisory Committee.

Are you receiving correspondence from the OCA? If not, it may be that we do not have your current address. Please contact Rosemary Mortlock-French, our membership secretary to update our records.

How often do we hear about some terrible accident or illness that has befallen a friend or acquaintance with little or no warning? One does not have to reach one“s three score years and ten to feel uneasy! So what should we do? Be prepared is the answer. I have had several enquiries from people looking for cats in Scotland. If you have a cat of our breed that needs a new home in this area please make contact as I may be able to link you up direct.