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					                  Special Event Grant Program Policies and Procedures

I.    Introduction
      The Pasco County Tourist Development Council (TDC) was created pursuant to the State of
      Florida Local Option Tourist Development Act and the Pasco County ordinance and in
      conjunction with the Tourist Development Plan 2010-14. The TDC administers funds
      collected from a local-option tourist development tax on occupied transient lodging; i.e., hotels,
      motels, and campgrounds, along with condominium and home rentals of six months or less.
      The funds are designated to promote Pasco County as a travel/visitor destination.

      The TDC sets aside a portion of its annual budget in a grant program for local groups and
      organizations coordinating local events with a demonstrated history of producing room nights,
      economic impact and/or the potential to draw visitors to the area with a regional marketing
      plan. These grant funds are administered by the TDC on behalf of the Pasco County Board of
      County Commissioners. The Board approves the final grant award amount.

      Each application will be evaluated against established criteria and historic precedent. The
      number and amount of each grant award will be dependent upon the availability of designated
      funds and specific allocations. There is a 1/3 cap amount on how much an event can request
      through the grant program. For example, if the funds available equal $75,000 an
      event/organization may not request more than $25,000. If an event or organization’s request
      is above the cap amount the TDC will impose the cap.

      The TDC asks that grant requests only include out-of-county, regional or national
      itemized advertising/marketing expenses.

II.   Funding Considerations
      To be considered for funding, the event must first and foremost produce room nights by
      attracting overnight visitors to Pasco County that stay in transient lodging; i.e., hotels, motels,
      campgrounds and rental condominiums located within the county. The TDC will score the
      applications based on:
     A. Production of Room Nights - 40 pts.
           1. Does the event/organization attract overnight visitors to Pasco County?
           2. Does the event/organization provide a history of room nights/overnight visitors?
           3. Does the room night history show signs of growth or consistency?
           4. How significant are the recent calendar year numbers? What is the hotel fiscal
              impact?
           5. If a new event, how strong/accurate are the estimates of overnight visitors?
           6. Has a host hotel or accommodation partnership(s) been established?
           7. How accurate are your room night statistics? Are they validated by the property’s
              manager, booking engine, County document or survey?


The majority of the exhibitors are not from Pasco County – they are from different states
all across the United States and Canada, as well as International exhibitors. They have to
stay in a hotel in the area. We have included the Manager of the Holiday Inn Express’s
Room night certification. They were so pleased by the group that they were willing to
reduce their rate and forfeit their pet deposit so we can attract more exhibitors to
participate at the upcoming show. We cannot show you growth yet because this will be
our second show, but we are working to create more interest so that we will add to last
April’s number. We have established a partnership with the Holiday Inn Express and they
have added a Friday dinner, and we have added a special Saturday night Judge’s
conference to bring in more participants.

There have been cat shows in the area in the past, but not in conjunction with The
International Cat Association. I can show growth in that in May of 2009 there was a 12
ring cat show with 114 cats and 34 rooms at the Rodeway Inn. In September of 2010
there was an eight ring cat show in the area with 126 cats and 38 rooms at the Rodeway
Inn were rented in conjunction with the show. And in April,2011, which was our first cat
show in Pasco County, we had a 16 ring cat show with 167 cats and 65 rooms rented at the
Holiday Inn Express, showing that there is a venue in Pasco county which will continue to
grow if handled correctly.
     B. Advertising out of COUNTY- 20 pts.
          1. Does the event provide opportunities for state, regional, national and/or international
             exposure?
          2. Has the event/organization promoted outside a 50-mile radius of Pasco County?
          3. Has the event/organization promoted regionally up to 250-miles (Jacksonville, South
             Florida and the Panhandle?)
          4. If a printed ad, how well has the event utilized the placement of the tourism brand
             logo?
          5. If a video/audio ad, how well has the event credited/mentioned Pasco County Tourist
             Development Council and/or utilized the brand logo?
          6. Has the event/organization utilized new media (Constant Contact, e-magazines or
             social networking)?
          7. How much publicity, media exposure and who promoted the event/organization?
          8. How do they measure their promotions and marketing campaigns for the event?


We had a tremendous amount of advertising for this show and we brought in a special
attraction to bring in spectators. Because our show is under the guidelines and rules of
The International Cat Association (TICA), we have the opportunity to advertise worldwide
on several TICA sites. Our show is listed on the main website (www.tica.org) and there is
a link to enter our show right from the main website. Our show is also listed in
www.ticasoutheastregion.com which is the regional website and also allows the person to
enter right then and there on line. Our shows are listed in the magazine, The TICA Trend,
which is worldwide. The two clubs maintain a website: mysticalmoonandhurricanecats.org
which advertise the show for both exhibitors and spectators and will list the special
attractions for an individual show. We also have a Facebook page which announces the
show everywhere for people to enter or just come and visit. We list the show on
www.catshowsus.com which is a site that people who love to attend cat shows will go to in
order to locate where the shows are going to be. We advertise our shows in Cat Fancy
Magazine, which is also worldwide and for both exhibitors and spectators. On a local level,
we printed thousands of post cards and put them at pet stores, vets, Laundromats, food
stores, wherever a business would allow us to put them so people could just pick one up
and know all the information about the show. I have included a copy of one of the post
cards. We also had posters made up and put them up in the surrounding counties as well
as Pasco.

We were lucky enough to have many of the local newspapers run stories. ABC Action News
ran a story and put a video on the internet. UTUBE also ran a video for us. FM Oldies
station 1063 made announcements on the air as well as putting a story on their website
and a video. I have attached a copy of all the different venues of advertising that went
into the last show thanks to our hard working volunteers and the sponsorship of Royal
Canin and Compassion for Critters as they paid for all of the printings and advertising.
Since we have never before asked for a grant, we did not include the logo in our
advertisements, but we would do so if given a grant. They will be on our postcards,
posters, on our catalogue which we print up (attached fyi) as well as a spectator guide
that would be printed up as a handout.
     C. Marketing Plan- 10 pts.
          1. Is there an itemized marketing/ad budget for the event?
          2. How exactly will the grant request be used?
          3. How does it compare to past years?
          4. Did they utilize the previous grant awarded? (if applicable)
          5. Does the event provide co-op advertising opportunities with other events or TDC?
          6. How creative is the marketing plan? Is it evolving with the room night numbers?
          7. How does the previous year’s marketing plan compare to actual reimbursed
             expenses? For example, did they promote as stated in the previous application?
          8. When are the advertising/promotions for the event? Are they planned in advance to
             promote travel to the event and produce overnight visitors?


We did not receive a previous grant but we did have a successful advertising campaign.
Last show we brought in a very rare, large cat which was advertised everywhere before
the show- newspapers, tv, radio, posters, post cards, and internet. This show we are
bringing a well known animal communicator here from California. We are arranging a
radio interview with her before the show. There will be announcements on many websites.
 She is going to offer readings to the general public – either at the show or in a private
session in the evenings. She will also teach a beginners communication course after the
show, which should keep people in the area for a few extra days.

We also have one of our judges whose first book should be out by the show date and she
will do a book signing at the show and some type of interview with either the paper or
radio station before the show to invite people to the book signing.

To tie it all together, the animal communicator wrote the forward for the book and knew
the cat whose story is being told.

The grant request will be used partly for advertising to offset all the costs for posters,
postcards, and internet announcements. For the exhibitors, we are bringing in judges
from all over the country and this will encourage people from all over to come to the show.
 We are responsible for paying the flights for these judges, as well as their rooms and
meals.
      D. Economic Impact - 10 pts.
            1. How strong is the overall benefit to tourism in Pasco County?
            2. How strong is the out-of-town day trip visitor impact to Pasco County? Not
               necessarily overnight visitors but producing an impact for our stakeholders:
               restaurants, shops, gas, food, entertainment etc.
            3. Is there growth in the event? For example, has the main event added attractions to
               enhance the show?
            4. What area businesses will benefit from this event?
            5. How do they calculate economic impact? Is it their study, survey or generic version
               supplied by Visit Florida and the County?

The event should bring in people from both out and in county – overnights and day
trippers. The last show we did very well with the number of spectators that came through
our doors, many of which were from surrounding counties.

We are new to Florida and have not calculated economic impact because we ourselves are
developing our venue in Florida. I know that in Connecticut we went from one show to
three and added the state of Rhode Island to our show schedule. We found our
organization to be very successful in adding different and new attractions every year to
bring the regulars back and interest new exhibitors and spectators.

We did as the Holiday Inn Express to help us calculate the impact that our show had last
April. The estimate was an increase of up to 15% on all of Pasco county. Our exhibitors
needed to eat for the weekend, find entertainment in the evenings after the event, stay
overnight because it was a weekend event, and many went shopping for Florida souvenirs.
 Some of our exhibitors prefer to go to local supermarkets and get food and I am sure the
wine and beer sections had a bit of a boost in the evenings after the event. The spectators
from out of county were at the event for the day which meant, they also needed to eat, gas
up their cars, and perhaps stopped on their way home at one of the local attractions.

I think whenever you have a weekend event that is promoted properly and has people
coming from all over the country, it can’t help but benefit tourism in the county that is
holding the event, in this case Pasco County.
      E. Organization Stability - 10 pts.
            1. What is the background and experience of the sponsoring organization?
            2. Is this a new event? Is this an annual event?
            3. Is this event for charity or raising funds for a specific organization?
            4. Are there net revenues to the sponsoring organization from the event?
            5. Evidence of staff and volunteer capability and qualifications.
            6. Does the organization have a successful history of service in Pasco County?
            7. Did they return their Funding Agreement and Post Event Report within the requested
               timeline for reimbursement?
Helping Paws became a 501c3 charitable organization in 1999. We have successfully put
on various fundraisers throughout the years and we have put thousands of kitties into new
homes as well as helping other rescues that deal with caring for feral cats and kittens. Our
cat shows were always well put together and attended in the northeast.

My husband and I decided to relocate to sunny Florida and escape the snow and ice once
and for all and we brought Helping Paws with us. Although it still exists in Connecticut
and we still have volunteers there, our personal focus is now on Florida and Florida
homeless felines. We paired up with the Feline Sanctuary and there have been other
groups coming to local cat shows for the past year. We help with food drives and funds for
veterinary care and we offer free space for the rescues to come with their adoptable cats
and anything they would like to sell to help them continue their work.

We have a very active and supportive club here in Florida – I have attached a list of our
active club members – members that help with time, money and supplies. The cat shows
will be annual events – the first was in April. Our next one is planned for October and then
in March of 2012. We plan on having the show consistently twice a year in Pasco. The
event is to bring in people who want to pursue their hobby of showing cats and, at the
same time, we bring in the general public to educate and entertain them with the beautiful
cats that come to participate in the show. The bills are substantial – we are not making a
lot of money but we put on the shows for the love of the cats and it does help the local
rescues as well as local businesses because it draws people to the area. Once the bills are
paid, the rescues receive donations and our bank account keeps just enough to put the
down payments on the next show.

Although new to Pasco County, we did have a successful show in April and our venues
have invited us back (the Knights of Columbus and the Holiday Inn Express). Local
restaurants donated gift cards and local merchants donated raffle prizes. Local businesses
(fishing boat, wine tasting, restaurants) who donated to us, received publicity as well as
getting new customers.

My husband and I are both cat show judges for The International Cat Association. We are
dedicated to this organization as well as to our rescue, Helping Paws. We have Fifteen
years of experience and Twelve years of running our own organization and clubs. We are
very capable of continuing to be successful. Since we have not received funding in the
past, we had no reports to return.
      F. Timing of the Event- 10 pts.
            1. How unique is this event?
            2. Has it created a schedule to lure overnight visitors?
            3. Is the event scheduled during the off-season, May through October, or tourism
               season November through April?
            4. Is the event more than one day?


A cat show is a unique event. There are not that many international shows and it is the
one place you can see all the different and exotic breeds of cats. The judges are very
informative and love to answer questions for the general public. We have vendors, good
food, raffles, rescue organizations with cats for adoption and, of course, the cats.

The schedule mandates overnight visitors to Pasco county because it is a two day event
beginning Saturday morning and ending Sunday night. Most people will come in on Friday
before the event to get organized and relax before the show. Saturday is the “go out’
night where groups get together and patronize a local restaurant and Sunday night, many
exhibitors are too tired to begin their trek home. If they flew, they will generally stay until
Monday and if they drove a long distance, many times they are too tired to do the trip after
a long weekend.

This show is scheduled off season which will bring business to the county at a time when
business is slow. But even last April, which was technically in season, our group
contributed to a large increase in the county’s business. And we also took 65 our of a
possible 80 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express.
      G. Additional Organization Information- (Not Scored)
           1. Has the organization attended the annual Pasco Tourism Summit and/or Grant
               Workshop?
           2. How often does the organization volunteer at other events and/or travel expos to
               promote Pasco Tourism and their event?
           3. Does the event have a recycling plan in place? See additional page on recycling.


Our organization has never applied for a grant before and we have not attended any type
of Grant Workshop. The volunteers at the rescues which we donated to were instrumental
in promoting our event at their other fundraisers and adoption days for months before the
actual event.

We will promote the Tourist Development Council and put our logo on all of our brochures,
flyers and our catalogue. I have included a sample of our catalogue. Where you presently
see Royal Canin logo, we would put the Pasco Tourism logo. We would also put a full page
ad in our catalogue if it can be provided to us (as we have the full page Royal Canin ad in
the last catalogue). Our website and any other forms of media advertisement would
include the information about the Pasco County Tourism sponsorship (grant).

I have included samples of our flyers, past and present and we would have your logo on all
of them – the same with our postcards and posters.

I have filled out the recycling plan document and it is attached.
   III.   Statement of Policies

              Grant funds are intended to supplement the sponsoring organization's budget.
              Funding shall not be used to support debt reduction, private entertainment (i.e., food,
              beverages), promotions/advertising within the County, or projects with restricted
              access based on race, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
              Funding shall be provided as reimbursement for approved expenditures upon completion
              of the event.
              Funds are to be used for expenditures associated with marketing and promoting an event
              outside of Pasco County to potential overnight visitors.
              Events are strongly encouraged to promote outside a 50 miles radius of Pasco County
              and regional up to 250 miles or more.
              Grants will be subject to audit by Pasco County.
              All applications will be public record and will be reviewed by the TDC and the BCC.
              Proof of liability insurance MUST be provided by the host organization, naming the Pasco
              County Board of County Commissioners as additional insured, in the amount of
              $1,000,000. This certificate of insurance must be received and approved by the County
              PRIOR to your event!
              Recognition of the TDC, via the Pasco County tourism logo(s), MUST be included on
              appropriate printed material and referred to in public relations activities. Recognition of
              the TDC via the logo or statement, “brought to you in part by Pasco County/Pasco County
              Tourist Development Council,” must be used if utilizing grant funds to allocate for a video
              or audio ad. Failure to use the County tourism logo(s) may affect future funding.
              Complete usage requirements of the Tourism Logo will be described in the funding
              agreement.
              All grant recipients will be required to enter into a funding agreement.
              All grant recipients for Fiscal Year 2011-12 will be required to attend a workshop on grant
              reimbursement procedures and promoting / marketing your event outside of Pasco. The
              workshop is typically held in late October. This meeting will be moving to “Tourism Week”
              May of 2012.


I am attaching a copy of last year’s insurance and this year we would add the Pasco County
Board of County Commissioners as additional insured.

We have no debt as our show last April paid for itself and allowed us to make donations to
Feline Rescue. We are all volunteer and understand the grant is to promote, advertise and
bring in reasons to make people want to come to Pasco and attend the show. For example, we
will be bringing Barbara Mariano here from California which will be a draw – as well as several
well known judges from throughout the country.

We would immediately put the TDC logo on all of our advertising flyers that go to other states
– from now until the cat show takes place, there will be flyers given out at a show in another
part of the southeast region every weekend.

One of our volunteers, Alisa Bobinski, is available to make an oral presentation during the
September 14, 2011 annual meeting. She is the Vice President of the Mystical Moon Cat
Club and the Secretary of Helping Paws. I will be in England that week and unable to
attend.
IV.   Procedures for Application

          All applications will be considered for funding during FY 2011-12 (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept.
          30, 2012).
          All applications MUST BE TYPED and answered on the application form.
          Submit one original and one digital version of the completed application.

        Mail or deliver applications to:   Pasco County Office of Tourism Development
                                           FY10/11 Grant Application
                                           West Pasco Govt. Center
                                           7530 Little Road, Suite 340
                                           New Port Richey, FL 34654

        For questions, contact:            Eric Keaton, Public Communications Manager
                                           Pasco County Office of Tourism Development
                                           Telephone (727) 847-8129
                                           ekeaton@pascocountyfl.net

          Answer ALL questions. Do not write "NA." Explain why a question does not apply to your
          organization.
          Applications will be accepted and reviewed once a year. The schedule for submission and
          review is:

              Submission deadline:                     Friday, July 15, 2011, 5 p.m.
              Reviewed with funding decisions:         September TDC Meeting – Sept. 14, 2011
              Grant Recipient Workshop:                Tentative October 22, 2011

          Applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered.
          Each application will be scored by the TDC at the September 14 meeting.
          All Organizations and New events are required to make an oral presentation (5
          minute time limit including question and answer) to the TDC during the annual
          meeting.
          The Office of Tourism Development will calculate the scores and submit the averaged
          totals to the TDC. After review of the final scores, the TDC will have an opportunity to
          adjust the totals if necessary.
          The TDC will announce the grant award amounts at the meeting and funding
          recommendations will be submitted to the BCC for final action.
          Applicants are asked not to contact members of the TDC. The event director, fiscal
          administrator, or other contact person may be called upon by any one of the TDC
          members or staff at any time during the review process. Any unsolicited contact by the
          applicant will be looked upon unfavorably.
   V.    Procedures for Reimbursement

              TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT, A COMPLETED POST-EVENT REPORT MUST BE
              SUBMITTED. A blank Post Event Report form is included in this packet.
              Proof of expenditure(s) must be provided on an invoice, printed on the organization’s
              letterhead. The invoice should be made out to “The Pasco County Board of County
              Commissioners.” The invoice should include copies of the front and back of canceled
              checks, corresponding invoices and original tear sheets of the advertisements or
              marketing materials claimed.
              Failure to submit a complete reimbursement may result in disqualification for support in
              current and future years. All reimbursement paperwork must be submitted to the Pasco
              County Tourist Development Office NO LATER THAN 90 DAYS after completion of the
              event. If an event/organization fails to meet this deadline it will not be eligible to apply
              for a new grant unless the post event report has been submitted prior to the application
              process.

NOTE: Please retain these Policies and Procedures for information and reference. Do not submit them
with the completed application.




                        AMOUNT OF FUNDING REQUESTED:        $7,00088X      X      X

   1. EVENT: An International Cat Show hosted by Hurricane and Mystical Moon Cat Clubs for the
      benefit of Helping Paws, Inc.
   2. DATE(s) OF EVENT:        October 1,2 2011          OFF-SEASON is May-October, IN-SEASON is November-April


   3. LOCATION OF EVENT/PROJECT: (address and/or location(s) where event will take place):

   Address Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive

   City Port Richey                State Florida                   Zip 34668

   4. NAME OF APPLICANT/HOST ORGANIZATION:

   Legal Name Helping Paws, Inc. d/b/a Hurricane Cat Club and Mystical Moon Cat Club

   Address 15407 Myland Road

   City Brooksville, Florida                       Zip 34614

   Website_Mysticalmoonandhurricanecats.org___AND www.listnow.com/helpingpaws

   5. EVENT CONTACT:

   Name Rene Knapp                    Title President and Treasurer

   Phone No. ( 352     )   597-4353          Fax No. (         )

   E-mail mysticalmooncats@att.net

   6. TYPE OF ORGANIZATION - IRS STATUS (TAX ID NO.):
      IF A NEW EVENT (1st time applicant), ATTACH ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION,                              BYLAWS.
      Fed ID No. 501c3 – attached IRS letter and number, by laws and articles

      IF A NEW EVENT (1st time applicant) ATTACH A LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION'S BOARD OF
      DIRECTORS AND A LIST OF PAID STAFF. Members list attached – there is no paid staff – THIS IS AN
      ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION AND CLUB

      IF A NEW EVENT (1st time applicant) ATTACH MOST RECENT ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT FOR
      ORGANIZATION AND BUDGET FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. Helping Paws financial report is attached.

   7. OVERVIEW OF EVENT: Including whether your event has received a TDC grant in the past?
      If yes, indicate name and date of event/project and amount received. (attach separate sheet if needed)


We have not received a grant in the past. This was our first Florida show as we moved here in
December 0f 2010. However, Helping Paws has put on three shows a year in CT for the past four years
before moving to Florida. We had local business sponsors in CT and were able to donate larger sums to
different rescues – I have included the 2010 financials for Helping Paws. We feel that our first show
was a success in that we paid most of our bills without using our personal money and we were able to
donate to the local rescue organizations, which is our primary goal. We also try to make our event a
county event. We collect food for the local animal organizations – we would like to incorporate the
schools in the area as we did in CT and have a drawing contest and a painting contest with school
children participating. We offer discounts to retirement homes and special needs facilities are invited
to the show for free. We were not able to incorporate everything into our first show because we did not
know our way around, but we intend to expand and grow throughout the county every year, at every
show. We will be doing two shows a year in Pasco county and we will bring in a new draw for each
show.

       Our organization, Helping Paws, donates to local rescues and helps provide food for homeless
cats. We have two cat clubs, Mystical Moon and Hurricane – our members are dedicated to putting
on shows under the rules and regulations of The International Cat Association. After all fees and
licenses and expenses are paid, we donate to The Feline Sanctuary and this show, we will include
the SPCA. We also invite the rescues to the shows with their adoptable cats – we have had
successful adoptions at our shows, including our first Port Richey show, where five cats found a
new home. The shows are expensive to put together and we rely on spectators in order to be able
to donate our funds to the rescues.

   8.    LIABILITY INSURANCE?             No YES Yes      Carrier Scottsdale Insurance and we are
        insured through the International Cat Association for up to 4,000,000. I have attached a
        copy of our liability insurance from our April, 2011 show in Port Richey.

   9.   ATTACH EVENT BUDGET WITH ITEMIZED CATEGORIES OF REVENUE AND EXPENSES.

                 Attached

PRODUCTION OF ROOM NIGHTS AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

   10. HAS HOST HOTEL(S) OR ACCOMODATION PARTNERSHIPS BEEN SECURED?                                               No         Yes
      If yes, indicate place(s), contact(s), telephone number(s)

        Hotel                                                 Contact                                   Telephone Number

        Holiday Inn Express                        Charles Schooloey                     727-868-1900



   11. ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ROOM NIGHTS/ OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS FOR THIS YEAR:
        (Please identify any room nights provided free, in-kind or paid by your event)
        Date(s)                    # of Rooms                  # of Nights               AVG ROOM $

        April 29,30/May 1, 2011               65                    81                   $79.99

   12. ACCOMODATIONS & ROOM NIGHT PRODUCTION/HISTORY OF EVENT AND IMPACT:
        (attach separate sheet if needed)
        Date(s)                    # of Rooms                  # of Nights               AVG ROOM $

        Attached with Room Night Certification




   13. ESTIMATED NUMBER OF LOCAL EVENT ATTENDEES/PARTICIPANTS                                     (not overnight):     400 to 500
   spectators

   14. ESTIMATED NUMBER OF OUT-OF-COUNTY ATTENDEES/PARTICIPANTS                                       (not overnight):   300 to
   400 Exhibitors and Spectators


   15. WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT IN DOLLARS? ____________________________
   The Office of Tourism Development uses the out-of-state event formula provided by VISIT FLORIDA and the
   FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION.                  A thorough economic impact analysis should be conducted on your event
   since no two events are similar in size, audience, location and time of the season. Please attribute your
   formula, research study and/or information.


   16. HOW WILL THE EVENT/PROJECT BENEFIT PASCO COUNTY TOURISM?

      It is an international event that will bring in people from all over and they will eat in the
restaraunts, stay in local hotel, go shopping, and we advertise to plan on staying an extra day or two to
take advantage of some of the local sights. I know that many of our exhibitors spent their evenings at
the miniature golf course on Route 19 in Port Richey.
  17. HAS VENUE/FACILITY BEEN SECURED?                     No    Yes Yes If Yes, indicate location, contact and
      phone number.

      Knights of Columbus,5850 K of C, Port Richey, Florida 34668 (727-858-6566)



  ADVERTISING & MARKETING OUT-OF-COUNTY

  18. WHAT IS THE INTENDED USE OF THE FUNDS FOR YOUR OUT-OF-COUNTY MARKETING/ADVERTISING
  PLAN/BUDGET: What plans have been made for out-of-County advertising/public relations/promotion       of
  the event? Please provide details of the cost, activities, placements, collateral materials, names of
  publications targeted, number of brochures to be produced, and where brochures will be distributed, etc.
  (attach separate sheet if needed)


     ATTACHED




  19. FOR REPEAT EVENTS: please provide copies of all event promotional materials, including radio or
  television scripts, printed fliers, ads or other materials you purchased with Pasco County grant funds.    Only
  provide material on the most recent year a grant was received. Also produce a digital copy of          material.

  WE DID NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF GRANT MONEY LAST YEAR, BUT I AM ATTACHING EVERYTHING WE
  DID TO BRING IN PEOPLE

  20. What research do you have regarding the demographics of your attendees? How do you measure the
  success of your event? How do you measure the effectiveness of your promotion? (attach separate
  sheet if needed)

      THERE ARE CAT SHOWS EVERY WEEKEND OF THE YEAR EXCEPT CHRISTMAS. PEOPLE COME
FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO TITLE THEIR CATS AND GET POINTS FOR INTERNATIONAL WINS. IT
IS A HOBBY. IF WE FIND AN AFFORDABLE VENUE, THE EXHIBITORS WILL COME. OUR SUCCESS IS
MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES WE CAN BRING TO THE EVENT. THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED IS
250. LAST YEAR WAS OUR FIRST TIME IN PASCO COUNTY AND WE WERE ABLE TO BRING IN 167
ENTRIE4S – IN THIS ECONOMY, IT WAS VERY GOOD.

THE PROMOTIONS ARE TWOFOLD- WE PROMOTE THE SHOW IN CERTAIN AREAS FOR EXHIBITORS BUT
OUR MAIN PROMOTIONS ARE FOR SPECTATORS. WE KNOW EXHIBITORS WILL COME BUT THEY
CANNOT PAY ALL OF THE BILLS NEEDED TO PUT ON A SHOW SO WE HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF
SPECTATORS. WHEN YOU START OFF IN A NEW AREA, BEING ABLE TO PAY THE BILLS AND STILL BE
ABLE TO DONATE SOMETHING TO THE RESCUES, MEASURES UP TO A SUCCESS. EVERY YEAR WE NEED
TO BRING IN MORE PEOPLE TO BE PART OF THE EVENT AND MORE SPECTATORS – THAT IS THE ONLY
WAY WE CAN HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SHOW.



  21. DESCRIBE IN DETAIL THE GOALS OF YOUR EVENT/ORGANIZATION? Does the event promote the
  organization, charity, event, sport or community? How does this event serve Pasco County? Are there a
  number of volunteers to bring the community together for this event’s purpose?
WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE A VERY ACTIVE CLUB WITH A LOT OF MEMBERS, BOTH IN STATE AND OUT
OF STATE, WHO COME TO THE SHOW AND WORK VERY HARD. WE HAD VOLUNTEERS PASSING OUT
OUR POSTCARDS AND PUTTING UP POSTERS. WE HAD VOLUNTEERS GOING TO NEWSPAPERS,
TELEVISION STATIONS AND THE LOCAL FM RADIO STATION. WE HAD A “SPECIAL RARE GUEST
CAT” AT THE SHOW, WHICH BROUGHT IN A LOT OF SPECTATORS. WE HAD A NUMBER OF
ORGANIZATIONS HELPING US – ONE OF OUR MAIN SPONSORS WAS PHCC’S COMPASSION FOR
CRITTERS CLUBS. ROYAL CANIN WAS ALSO ONE OF OUR SPONSORS. BOTH OF THESE SPONSORS
WERE TO HELP IN OUR ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS.
                                            RECYCLING AT AN EVENT
At the April 11, 2011, TDC Meeting the TDC initiated a recycling segment to the application process. The goal is to integrate a
recycling message with the County’s Tourism brand: “It’s Only Natural.” For Fiscal Year 2012 the applications will not be scored
on recycling, but based on the results and post event reports the TDC may advise the BCC to permanently add recycling to the
scoring process. Please provide the information requested below to assist the Recycling Coordinator and this initiative.

From the Pasco County Recycling Coordinator: Waste management and recycling at special events –
from sports games, to music festivals, to county fairs, etc. – can be a challenging behind-the-scenes job
for any event coordinator. But, if an event effectively handles its trash, then recycling collection can be a
simple extension of that function. The job becomes easier the earlier in the process it is planned. By
utilizing some proven techniques and effective communication the job can run smoothly.

There are several key areas to enhance Recycling at special events:

1) Clear, simple communication about trash and recycling. How will you tell people you’re recycling?

One of the only things we will have to recycle are cans from soda and plastic from water. We
will have a large barrel that clearly indicates items for recycling. We will also include it in our
message to exhibitors which will be left at their entry station.

2) Site examples of getting a buy-in from everyone… from sponsors to vendors to volunteers to
attendees;

We will have a special place for the vendors to put their cardboard boxes a well as arranging
with the Knights of Columbus for barrels for aluminum cans and plastic. We will bring a tote
in which to put any white paper that is left over after the show – whether it is from
catalogues, judge’s sheets or scoring sheets.


3) What is the majority of your trash. Do you know what you can recycle?

As stated above, the majority of our trash will be plastic water bottles, aluminum cans,
cardboard boxes and white paper.


4) How convenient is it for your participants and visitors to deposit both trash and recyclables?

It will be very convenient for them


5) How do you determine who and how will the collection and disposal of both trash and recyclables?

     We will have one of our club members be in charge of the recyclables and we will take
them to one of the recyclable centers after the show.
VERIFICATION OFFICIAL WITH CONTRACTING AUTHORITY FOR THE ORGANIZATION

        I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have read the foregoing application and that the facts stated herein are true and
correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have read the Special Event Policies and Procedures and agree to
comply with the policies and procedures therein as a condition of receiving grant funds.

                                                      Rene Knapp
                                                      Official's Signature


                                                      Rene Knapp, President and Treasurer
                                                      Official's Name and Title




                         CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR THE ORGANIZATION
        I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have read the foregoing application and that the facts stated herein are true and
correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have read the Special Event Policies and Procedures and agree to
comply with the policies and procedures therein as a condition of receiving grant funds.

                                                      Rene Knapp
                                                      Official's Signature


                                                      Rene Knapp, President and Treasurer
                                                      Official's Name and Title




                       CONTACT PERSON AS LISTED ON PAGE ONE OF APPLICATION
        I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have read the foregoing application and that the facts stated herein are true and
correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I have read the Special Event Policies and Procedures and agree to
comply with the policies and procedures therein as a condition of receiving grant funds.

                                                      Rene Knapp
                                                      Official's Signature


                                                      Rene Knapp, President and Treasurer
                                                      Official's Name and Title
Number 9                       -

Revenue:

160 entries estimated at an average of $70 each          $11,200

3 vendors at 200 each                                       600

Spectators are an unknown but are needed to pay
Miscellaneous bills – our last show brought in            4,000

Raffle                                                    1,200

Ring Sponsors – 12 rings                                    600

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE                       $17,600
_____________________________________________________


Expenses:

Show hall                                        1,500
TICA Show License – 12 rings and insurance         620
Club Charter renewal                                25
Rosettes - 160 x $3.00                            480
Purrfect Plaques                                  200
Judge’s rooms – 8 out of state judges
16 nights at 62.99 per night                     1,008
Catalogue Printing                                550
Post Cards and Posters/advertising                 600
Judges flights 8 averaging $335                 2,600.
4 Judges traveling expenses for those driving   1,500
Special guest for marketing the show flight       325
Special guest room – 2 nights                     126.
Special guest room for book author                126.
Evening Meals for 12 judges and 2 guests        1,340
Lunches for 12 judges, clerks, stewards
At the Knights of Columbus                        660
Judges Fees $250 per judge                      3,000
12 Stewards                                      240
12 Clerks                                         420
Caging                                          1,800
TICA Website Fees for advertising show             75
Other areas for advertising – Cat Fancy           320
Master clerk fees/meals                           200
Show supplies, paper towels, drinks, trash        225
Advertising – newspaper                           400
Advertising in free papers                        250
Billboard (out of county) for a week              450
Donation to Feline Sanctuary                    1,000

TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS                                    $ 19,740


THIS LEAVES VERY LITTLE LEEWAY TO DO ANY EXTRA ADVERTISING OR TO BE ABLE
TO DONATE TO THE LOCAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS
Number 18.

We would use the funds from this grant to put up advertising in the surrounding
counties by use of billboards the week before the show – this is one of the best
forms of advertisement to get people to keep in their minds that there is an
unusual event coming up. Each billboard is $450 for a week of advertising.

We would put an ad into every weekly paper that goes to homes through the mail
in Hernando, Citrus, Hillsborough counties, etc. to bring in day visitors. Ads run
between 25 and 100 dollars, depending on the paper.

There will be postcards and posters just as there was at the last show. The
postcards will be distributed to businesses all over the surrounding counties and
the posters will go up in different businesses. Cost is around 20 cents a postcard
and there should be thousands of postcards going out. About 50 posters at $2 per
poster.

Flyers go all over the US to shows that will lure exhibitors to come to Florida. Each
flyer cost 40 cents to make – they are double sided and its two sheets per flyer.
Each show that the flyers go to need to be enough for every entry and that can be
up to 200 entries. Twelve weeks -$80 per week approximately.

Bringing Barbara Mariano out for the event will cost us money – while she is our
marketing tool, we will have expenses that will come to about $750 total for her
visit here. We will be advertising her everywhere in the area and do a radio visit
with her before the show.

Cat Fancy magazine will carry our show schedule – cost for Cat Fancy Magazine is
approximately $350 an issue

A lot of our advertising will be through the internet – we maintain a website for
advertisement which cost $120 per year for the web server and the domain name
and another $125 to be maintained. Everything about the show will be on the
internet on this site, individual exhibitor sites, The International Cat Association
site, and many other cat sites that exist around the world.

A cat show really does draw international exhibitors and judges and when they
come for the show, they generally stay for a vacation because it takes so long to
get here.

Our biggest marketing tool is the judges we bring in for the show., The more
popular the judges, the further away they come from, the more popular the show
will be – but the judge’s expense is one of the highest we have. Each judge will
end up costing over $600, between their flight or travel, room, food and fees. And
there are twelve judges. But if we don’t pick the right judges, we won’t get the
exhibitors.

We will bring one of our exotic cats to be featured on one of the news stations or
one of the morning shows, along with the author and her new book. At least that
is the plan at this time.
Number 15

I wish I could answer this question but I have no idea how to do an economic
impact analysis. I have not lived in Florida that long and I can only go by our one
event. And that event taught me the following:

The Knights of Columbus had one of their most successful food concessions on our
weekend and sold out. They said it was their best so far this year.

The Holiday Inn Express said that business was improved a full 15% across the
board. Rooms were full and the people were easy to get along with and
considerate of the hotel.

I know that restaurants sold dinners they would not have ordinarily had and it had
to have been a success or we would not have been invited back with a better deal
offered than our first time. The Knights of Columbus gave us our hall at a less
expensive rate and we took it for two more times because of that. The Hotel went
down in their room rate by over $10 and they dropped their pet fee. That tells me
that we were a success and we will continue to grow.

The economy is hurting as we all know so I am not sure a market analysis would
be fair. What we are doing is making a fun event and not charging a lot so people
can afford to come. $1 from every entry goes to charity no matter what. People
can come to the show and have a good time, not spend a lot of money and know
they have given to charity and they can bring canned or dry cat food for the SPCA.
 It’s a win/win situation for everyone.
APRIL 2011 ADVERTISING FLYER



                       MysTICAl Moon Cat Club




                    APRIL 29, 30 AND MAY 1, 2011
                    Knights of Columbus, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey, Florida 34668
                                              (727)848-3466
                                              727-848-6566


    CELEBRATE WITH CATS, CHOCOLATE AND CHAMPAGNE
                        FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL – FOUR EXTRA RINGS


FRIDAY JUDGES:       Wendy Klamm (AB), Chris Unangst (AB), Ed Manning (AB)
                     Rene Knapp (AB)

SATURDAY JUDGES: Frances Yow (AB), Robin Higgins (AB), Debbie Lopeman (AB),
                 Rob Seliskar (AB), Theresa Kempton (AB), Stephanie Smith (SP),

SUNDAY JUDGES:      Dewane Barnes (AB), Richard Bailey (AB), Barbara Ray (AB)
                    Toni Scarboro (SP), (AB) Clint Knapp (SP), David Nudleman (SP)



ENTRY CLERK:        Terri Harris, P.O. Box 1611, Mt. Dora, FL 32756 407-391-8711
                    No calls after nine p.m. ticaentryclerk@yahoo.com

SHOW MANAGERS:      Rene and Clint Knapp, pentaclecats@sbcglobal.net; 352-597-4353
                    Alisa Bobinski, leesea1@aol.com, 352-597-4353

SHOW HOTELS:        Holiday Inn (None Smoking Hotel) 10619 U.S. Highway 19,
                    Port Richey, FL 727-868-1900– 67.99 per night – one time pet fee $7.00
                    must say MysticMoon show.

                   Rodeway Inn (Smoking Rooms), 11810 U.S. 19 North, Port Richey,
                   FL 727-863-3336 - $55. per night,one time pet fee of $5 – under MysticMoon

FOOD MANAGER:      Friday dinner and Sat. Sunday lunch will be available by the Knights of Columbus
                              No Breakfast Service at Show Hall
SHOW HOURS: Check-in and benching Friday 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm and Saturday 8:00 am. – 9:30 am. Judging
will begin at 4:30 pm Friday and 10:00am on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday. Published show hours will be from
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. In consideration of our paying spectators, no cat will be allowed to leave
the show hall before 4:00 pm without the permission of the show management.

TRANSPORTATION: Tampa, Florida Airport is approximately forty-five minutes to show hall. St. Petersburg is
much closer and Alleghany airlines often has very good rates
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REGISTRATION: With the exception of Korats, Preliminary New Breeds, Advanced New Breeds and cats in New
Traits, Registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in the cat's first show, but is required for the 2nd and
subsequent shows and for confirmation of championships and TICA Regional and International awards. Please
contact TICA for registration forms and information.

SHOW RULES: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the
decisions of the judges and the Show Committee. Official Show Rules may be obtained from TICA for $5.00
(TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).

BENCHING AND HEALTH RULES: All exhibitors must check in at the door prior to benching. This is a non-
vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or any illness will not be permitted in the show hall.
Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within
21 days prior to the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry and /or exhibition. All entries should be
immunized against feline Rhinotrachitis, Calici virus, and feline enteritis, and should be tested negative for feline
leukemia and feline AIDS. Florida State law requires rabies inoculation. All claws (front and back) must be clipped
prior to judging.

KITTENS AND CATS FOR SALE: Kittens for sale must be at least 3 calendar months old. Proof of age (i.e. litter
registration) must be presented on request to show committee. Two kittens or one cat are permitted in a single cage.
 NO KITTENS OR CATS MAY BE CONFINED TO CARRIERS, EITHER DISPLAYED OR UNDER CAGES,
DURING SH0W HOURS. Any person disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the show. If you have kittens
for sale, please contact the show managers for information about Florida State Law pertaining to kitten sales. All
kittens must have a health certificate. Mystical Moon Cat Club and TICA will not be held liable if you do not abide
by these laws.

HOUSEHOLD PETS: Household pets are very welcome at this show! Household pets over 8 months of age
MUST be spayed or neutered. HHP's are judged in 10 divisions. If you are unsure of your cat's color and division,
please contact the entry clerk for help or send a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at check in.

CAT SUPPLIES: Litter will be supplied by the club. Please bring your own litter box, cat food and food dishes.
A single cage (approx. 22x22x22) is provided for each entered cat. A limited number of double cages (22x22x44)
will be available on a first come, first served basis (see summary sheet). NOTE: you get a double cage
automatically when you enter two cats, of course they must share the cage. For your cats comfort, the top, sides and
bottoms of cages must be covered.

CLERKS AND STEWARDS: Ring Clerks will be paid $35 per day plus a fully marked catalog and lunch.
Stewards will receive $15 per ring per day and lunch. Please check the summary sheet if you are interested. Do not
deduct clerking fees from your entry. (It really messes up the bookkeeping ☺ )

AWARDS: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA
Regional and International awards. Breed awards will be presented as available.
LIABILITY: Neither MysTICAl Moon Cat Club nor TICA will be held liable for injury, loss or damage to cats,
exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.




Please use the form below to enter your cat(s) in the show. Please make sure all the information is accurate and readable.
Benching request is subject to availability. Each entry receives single cage.
Name____________________________                  Phone _____________________________
Address__________________________                 City__________ State________ Zip______
Email Address_____________________                Benching Request_____________________

Super Early Bird Special
January 14th through February 14th

First entry                                       $95.00 – includes extra half cage           __________
Second and third entries                          $85.00 – three entries gets extra half cage __________
Fourth entry and above                            $25.00 – each – no limit                    __________

Entry Fees:
Early Bird Entry Rates Until March 15, 2011 or when filled.

First Entry                                       $ 100.00                 $________
2nd and 3rd Additional Entries                    $ 90.00                  $________
4th entry and above                               $ 25.00                  $________

Regular Entry Rates Until Closing Date Sunday, April 23, 2011 or when filled

First Entry                               $ 110.00                         $________
 nd       rd
2 and 3 Additional Entries                $ 105.00                         $________
4th entry and above                       $ 25.00                          $________
Two Day Entry                             $ 85.00                          $________
One Day Entry                             $ 45.00                          $________
JA Entry (1 per JA only)   50% off one cat entry price only                $________
Extra Half Cage                           $ 20.00                          $________
Grooming/Sales Cage/ WAITING LIST ONLY$ 25.00                              $________
End of Aisle                              $ 20.00                          $________
End of Aisle Handicap                     $ 00.00                          $________


Advertising Fees:
Business card $5.00, ¼ page $25.00, ½ page $45.00, full page $80.00.

Miscellaneous Fees and donations:
Additional Catalogue                                $5.00           $________
Return Check Fee                                    $25.00          $________
Payment at door ( in cash only and approved by entry clerk – no fee for paying at the door)
Donations to MysTICAl Moon Cat Club                                 $________

                                                                  Total    $________
Sponsorships

Our club would greatly appreciate any of the following sponsorships: Ring: Rosettes ($65.00 AB/ $100.00 SP), make checks
payable to MysTICAl Moon Cat Clun. email entry and summary sheet, paypal payments accepted or mail to entry clerk
*CHECK HERE IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN CAGE. [ ]
*Check here if you are available to [] clerk $35.00 per day [] steward $15.00 per day.
Day_____________ Judge________________ We will try to accommodate your request
OCTOBER 2011 ADVERTISING FLYER

                                    Hurricane Cat Club
                                    October 1 & 2, 2011
                                    Celebrating 50’s Musicals
        Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey, FL
Saturday                     Now Playing              Sunday
Bobbie Tullo AB              Bye Bye Birdie           Hisako Yamado AB
Wendy Klamm AB               Beyond the Sea           Barbara Ray AB
Sandi Mattingly, AB          Hair Spray               D’Anne Kovic AB
Rene Knapp, AB               Grease                   Toni Scarboro SP
Clint Knapp SP               Jersey Boys              Carol Lawson SP
Kim Chenault, SP             Forever Plaid            Steve Lawson SP

SPECIAL GUEST FROM THE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AREA:
   ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR BARBARA MARIANO
READINGS AVAILABLE DURING THE SHOW AND SAT. EVENING!
PRE-BOOKING AVAILABLE AT: WWW.BARBARAMARIANO.COM
Show Managers: Rob Seliskar Email rseliskar@tampabay.rr.com 4212 Windtree Dr Tampa, FL 33624 PH 813-9685342
Tom Berninger Email Gulfco1@aol.com 5226 57th Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33709 Ph 727-522-0936.

Entry Clerk: Laura Heineck Email COONSLADY@aol.com 145 Bear Mountain Pass Mineral Bluff, GA 30559 Phone/Fax: (706)
374-4216. Please!!! No calls before 9AM ET or after 9PM ET! Thank you!!! Closing date September 27, 2011. PAYPAL
ACCOUNT: hurricanecats@aol.com

Show Hall: Knights of Columbus Hall, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey, FL 34668 (727-848-6566). Food will be available in
the show hall. The show hall is air conditioned, wheelchair accessible and is a non smoking facility.

Show Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 10619 US Highway 19, Port Richey, Florida 34668, (727-868-1900) Room Rate – 62.99
and no pet fee. Hotel will offer a buffet dinner for anyone coming in on Friday night. The Super Shuttle Service is
available from Tampa (TPA) or St. Pete/Clearwater (PIE) airports. When making reservations, please indicate it is for the
TICA cat show. This rate cannot be booked online. Please be sure to confine spraying males (and females) and clean up after
yourself and your cats so we will be welcome here again. TICA Hotel Guidelines will be followed. Please make every effort to
leave your room in the condition it was found, or better. Tipping housekeeping staff does not hurt, a happy housekeeping staff
does not complain to management! If you have a problem you cannot take care of yourself, please let the club know and we will
do whatever we can to help. We received rave reviews in April and that is why we have been invited back at a lesser rate –
please help us keep our rating with this hotel.

Entry Fee: First cat One day/$43 Two days/$76 (incl. catalog); Second Cat: One day/$37 Two days/$66

Double cages $25.00. Grooming spaces [$35.00] will be available on a first come basis. HANDICAPPED SPACES MUST BE
NOTED ON THE ENTRY SHEET, will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be the end of row spaces because
they are limited. End of row requests will be completed after all the handicapped needs are met and fees are noted on the pricing
sheet

PRIZES FOR THE TOP THREE CAGES DECORATED WITH ONE OF THE ABOVE
MUSICAL THEME.
Transportation: Tampa International Airport (TPA) or the St. Petersburg/Clearwater (PIE) Airport. If you will be flying in, the Super
Shuttle at the airport is available. Also, Limos, taxis and car rentals are available at the airport. The show hall is about a forty minute
drive to the airport, so please leave plenty of time for your departing flight (we recommend flights leaving 6:00 PM or later). The
show hall is approximately five minutes from the hotel. Again please alert the entry clerk if you would need transportation to and
from the hotel.

PLEASE NOTE Check-in 7:00AM to 8:00AM Saturday 8:00AM to 9:00AM Sunday. Show Hours: Saturday 9:30AM to
4:00PM and Sunday 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

Show Rules: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the judges and
show committee. Official show rules, registration information and forms may be obtained from TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX
78551 or viewed on their website at www.tica.org.

Payment: By entering the show, you agree to pay all fees whether you attend the show or not. Fees must be received no later than the
closing date of 09/27/2011. The club reserves the right to require payment in cash or money order. Entries belonging to exhibitors on
TICA’s Temporary or Permanent Suspension lists will not be accepted. Hurricane Cat Club will pursue any debt owed us to the
extent of TICA show rules and Florida law.

Registration: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes,
registration with TICA is not required to compete. However, to be scored for TICA titles and Regional / International awards, all cats
must be registered by their second show.

Health: This is a non–vetted show. Any cat showing signs of illness, parasites or fungus will be escorted from the show hall, along
with any cats owned, housed or augmented by the same exhibitor. All entries should be vaccinated against feline viral rhinotracheitis,
calici and distemper (panleukopenia) at least two weeks prior to the show, and should test negative for feline leukemia and FIV
(“feline AIDS”). Florida law requires any animal over the age of 4 months be vaccinated against rabies within the last 12 months (be
prepared to show proof)! TICA show rules require all claws, front and back, be clipped prior to benching.

For Sale: Sales cages will be available to exhibitors only after the show has closed and if available. TICA rules allow no more than
two kittens or one cat benched in a single cage. No kitten under 3 months of age will be allowed in the show hall (be prepared to
show proof of age). No kittens or cats may be confined to carriers, either displayed or under cages, during show hours. Any person
disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the show. Florida requires health certificates accompany any animal sold in the state. If
you are bringing cats or kittens to sell, Hurricane Cat Club strongly advises you familiarize yourself with the applicable statutes and
takes no responsibility for your failure to do so.

Kittens: All kittens entered for competition must be at least four (4) and not more than eight (8) calendar months old on the day of the
show. Kittens may be spayed or neutered.

Household Pets: Household pets are very welcome at this show! Declawed Household Pets are OK at TICA shows. This is due to the
number of HHPs that are rescue cats and may have already been declawed at the time of rescue. Household pets over 8 months of age
MUST be spayed or neutered. HHP’s are judged in 10 divisions. If you are unsure of your cat’s color and division, contact the entry
clerk for help or send a color photo of your entry. It will be returned at check in.

Supplies: Cat litter will be available, but please bring your own litter pan and food and water dishes! Each entry will be assigned a
single cage, approx. 24" X 24" X 24". The two sides, back, and top must be covered. For the comfort of your cat(s), please bring
something for the bottom of the cage too!

Clerks: Are indispensable! Ring clerks will be paid $30 a day, plus meals, soft drinks and a marked catalog, not to mention our
undying gratitude. Requests for specific judges will be honored to the extent possible. Currently licensed TICA clerks will be
given preference.

Vending: A vending contract can be obtained by calling Bonnie Stubbins, Phone: (813) 814-2333.



MARCH 2012 ADVERTRISING FLYER


MYSTICAL MOON CAT CLUB PRESENTS
   IT’S THINK PINK - TWELVE RING




ALTERNATE FORMAT ALLBREED/HHP CAT SHOW ON MARCH 24, 25, 2012
 To be held at the Knights of Columbus, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey,
                  Florida 34668 (727-848-3466)

SATURDAY AM JUDGES: Ray (AB), Unangst (AB), R.Knapp (AB), Seliskar (AB)

SATURDAY PM JUDGES: Chisholm (AB) Chenault (SP), C.Lawson (SP), S. Lawson (SP)

SUNDAY AM JUDGES: Barnes (AB), Whyte (AB), H. DeVilbiss (AB), Kempton (AB)

ENTRY CLERK:             Laura Heineck, coonslady@aol.com, 145 Bear Mountain Pass,
                         Minteral Blurr, GA 30559, 706-374-4216, No calls after nine p.m.

SHOW MANAGERS:            Clint Knapp, pentaclecats@sbcglobal.net; 352-597-4353
                          Alisa Bobinski, leesea1@aol.com, 352-597-4353




SHOW HOTEL:             Quality Inn, 5316 US Hwy 19, New Port Richey, Florida 34652
                        727-847-09005 $55/night, no pet fee, includes breakfast –
                        TICA room guidelines will apply to this hotel
                      Super Shuttle Service available from Tampa Airport to hotel

PRIZES FOR TOP THREE PINK CAGE DECORATIONS
PRIZES FOR TOP THREE EXHIBITOR PINK OUTFITS
 SHOW HOURS: Check-in and benching Friday 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm and Saturday 8:00 am. – 9:30 am. Judging
will begin at 4:30 pm Friday and 10:00am on Saturday and 9:00 am on Sunday. Published show hours will be from
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. In consideration of our paying spectators, no cat will be allowed to leave
the show hall before 4:00 pm without the permission of the show management.

TRANSPORTATION: Tampa, Florida Airport is approximately forty-five minutes to show hall. St. Petersburg is
much closer and Alleghany airlines often has very good rates
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REGISTRATION: Registration: With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and
New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not required to compete. However, to be scored for TICA titles and Regional /
International awards, all cats must be registered by their second show.

SHOW RULES: TICA show rules will be strictly enforced. By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the
decisions of the judges and the Show Committee. Official Show Rules may be obtained from TICA for $5.00
(TICA, P.O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).

BENCHING AND HEALTH RULES: All exhibitors must check in at the door prior to benching. This is a non-
vetted show. Cats showing signs of ear mites, fleas, fungus, or any illness will not be permitted in the show hall.
Any cat or kitten from a house or cattery where there has been fungus or any infectious or contagious illness within
21 days prior to the opening date of the show is ineligible for entry and /or exhibition. All entries should be
immunized against feline Rhinotrachitis, Calici virus, and feline enteritis, and should be tested negative for feline
leukemia and feline AIDS. Florida State law requires rabies inoculation. All claws (front and back) must be clipped
prior to judging.

KITTENS AND CATS FOR SALE: Kittens for sale must be at least 3 calendar months old. Proof of age (i.e. litter
registration) must be presented on request to show committee. Two kittens or one cat are permitted in a single cage.
 NO KITTENS OR CATS MAY BE CONFINED TO CARRIERS, EITHER DISPLAYED OR UNDER CAGES,
DURING SH0W HOURS. Any person disregarding these rules will be asked to leave the show. If you have kittens
for sale, please contact the show managers for information about Florida State Law pertaining to kitten sales. All
kittens must have a health certificate. Mystical Moon Cat Club and TICA will not be held liable if you do not abide
by these laws.

HOUSEHOLD PETS: Household pets are very welcome at this show! Household pets over 8 months of age
MUST be spayed or neutered. HHP's are judged in 10 divisions. If you are unsure of your cat's color and division,
please contact the entry clerk for help or send a color photo of your entry. Photo will be returned at check in.

CAT SUPPLIES: Litter will be supplied by the club. Please bring your own litter box, cat food and food dishes.
A single cage (approx. 22x22x22) is provided for each entered cat. A limited number of double cages (22x22x44)
will be available on a first come, first served basis (see summary sheet). NOTE: you get a double cage
automatically when you enter two cats, of course they must share the cage. For your cats comfort, the top, sides and
bottoms of cages must be covered.

CLERKS AND STEWARDS: Ring Clerks will be paid $35 per day plus a fully marked catalog and lunch.
Stewards will receive $15 per ring per day and lunch. Please check the summary sheet if you are interested. Do not
deduct clerking fees from your entry. (It really messes up the bookkeeping ☺ )

AWARDS: Rosettes will be awarded in accordance with TICA Show Rules. This show is scored for TICA
Regional and International awards. Breed awards will be presented as available.

LIABILITY: Neither MysTICAl Moon Cat Club nor TICA will be held liable for injury, loss or damage to cats,
exhibitors, property of exhibitors, vendors or other such persons or property in attendance.

Please use the form below to enter your cat(s) in the show. Please make sure all the information is accurate and readable.
Benching request is subject to availability. Each entry receives single cage.
Name____________________________                  Phone _____________________________
Address__________________________                 City__________ State________ Zip______
Email Address_____________________                Benching Request_____________________

Super Early Bird Special
January 14th through February 14th
First entry                                    $95.00 – includes extra half cage           __________
Second and third entries                       $85.00 – three entries gets extra half cage __________
Fourth entry and above                         $25.00 – each – no limit                    __________

Entry Fees:
Early Bird Entry Rates Until March 15, 2011 or when filled.

First Entry                                    $ 100.00                $________
2nd and 3rd Additional Entries                 $ 90.00                 $________
4th entry and above                            $ 25.00                 $________

Regular Entry Rates Until Closing Date Sunday, April 23, 2011 or when filled

First Entry                               $ 110.00                     $________
 nd       rd
2 and 3 Additional Entries                $ 105.00                     $________
4th entry and above                       $ 25.00                      $________
Two Day Entry                             $ 85.00                      $________
One Day Entry                             $ 45.00                      $________
JA Entry (1 per JA only)   50% off one cat entry price only            $________
Extra Half Cage                           $ 20.00                      $________
Grooming/Sales Cage/ WAITING LIST ONLY$ 25.00                          $________
End of Aisle                              $ 20.00                      $________
End of Aisle Handicap                     $ 00.00                      $________
Advertising Fees:
Business card $5.00, ¼ page $25.00, ½ page $45.00, full page $80.00.

Miscellaneous Fees and donations:
Additional Catalogue                                $5.00           $________
Return Check Fee                                    $25.00          $________
Payment at door ( in cash only and approved by entry clerk – no fee for paying at the door)
Donations to MysTICAl Moon Cat Club                                 $________

                                                               Total   $________
Sponsorships

Our club would greatly appreciate any of the following sponsorships: Ring: Rosettes ($65.00 AB/ $100.00 SP), make checks
payable to MysTICAl Moon Cat Clun. email entry and summary sheet, paypal payments accepted or mail to entry clerk
*CHECK HERE IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN CAGE. [ ]
*Check here if you are available to [] clerk $35.00 per day [] steward $15.00 per day.
 Day_____________ Judge________________ We will try to accommodate your request.
SAMPLE OF POSTCARD DISTRIBUTED TO SURROUNDING COUNTIES – ALSO POSTERS MADE
WITH THE SAME BACKGROUND.
FLYER DISTRIBUTED FOR ADVERTISING
IN APRIL 2011




CAT SHOW
AND BENEFIT
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – April 29, 30 and May 1st
Friday – 4 to 9 pm       Saturday and Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm
Knights of Columbus, 5850 K of C Drive, Port Richey, FL 34668
Hosted by MysTICAl Moon Cat Club
       The International Cat Association (TICA)
             Presents a 12 Ring Cat Show!
  See up to 200 Purebred and Domestic Cats from all over the world competing in the 12 ring
     show to vie for titles and earn points towards end of the year international awards.


WHY NOT ADOPT A CAT! There will be cats and kittens for adoption
by Feline Sanctuary. Part of the shows proceeds will be donated to cats
 needing to be altered and other vet care.
         See beautiful breeds of cats and help homeless cats at the same time!
                         Pet Food Drive for the Feline Sanctuary

                                               ADMISSION
                                                      *Adults $6*
                                   *$1 of Admissions Donated to Feline Sanctuary”
                               PLEASE BRING A DONATION OF CAT FOOD to help those cats in need!
                                     *Seniors & Children 12 & Under $3*


                Enjoy watching judges from all over the country. Check out our vendors – for cats and humans.
                       Enter our raffles and enjoy some great food cooked by the Knights of Columbus

                         Visit these websites: www.tica.org       www.felinesanctuaryinc.com
                                           For information call 352-597-4353
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