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How do I?

Welcome to our "How do I?" section. Also known in some circles as "Frequently Asked Questions". We will be expanding this section to provide resources to help clubs and individuals find answers to questions they might have. Click the question to see the answer to the question.

Have a question you need answered that you think others need answered as well? Send your question to the Webmaster.


Club questions

The following are questions that clubs might have.

👇 We want to put on a show. How does a club get a date on the show calendar?

  1. Make sure you have a chartered TICA club.
  2. Check the TICA calendar to see if the show date is available.
  3. Consider other shows that are going on in locations and dates near your considered date.
  4. Hosting shows too close in time and location to one another can impact the success of both shows.
  5. Reach out to the Southeast Regional director with your request. As long as there is no show currently scheduled on that weekend in the region, or within 500 miles of the planned location, the regional director cannot deny your request. (Show Rules 22.1.2.1)
  6. Add your show to the TICA show calendar (i-tica.com).

👇 What's this about renewing the club charter? Do I have to do that and if so when?

All Club Charters are due for renewal on May 1 each year. Renewals after May 31 are assessed a late renewal fine.

HINT: Do this on a laptop or desktop system. You need to fill in a PDF form to attach to the case. Downloading and saving a PDF form and then attaching it to the case might be more of a challenge on a phone or tablet.

  1. Log-in to TFMS. (https://tfms.tica.org)
  2. Log in with your TFMS ID and password. If you don't have a TFMS account, click "This is My First Time to TFMS" and set up a new account associated with the email address on record with the EO.
  3. At the top of the page click "Clubs" then "Club Forms".
  4. Select "Club Charter Renewal".
  5. Download and complete the club charter renewal form and save it to your system. You will need the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the officers and members you want to list for your club.
  6. Click "My paperwork is ready! I want to submit my forms."
  7. Enter your club name and any comments you want to send to the EO with your renewal.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Upload the completed charter renew form. If your club has changed its bylaws you can upload and send those to the EO at the same time.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Indicate if you want rush service.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Go to the shopping cart and finish paying for your charter renewal.

Exhibitor questions

The following are questions that exhibitors might have when showing, claiming titles, etc.

👇 I am a brand new to showing. Are there any resources available to help me get started?

The following links will give you some information to get started:

👇 I received a notice from TICA that my cat has earned a title. How do I claim that title?

  1. Log-in to TFMS. (https://tfms.tica.org)
  2. Log in with your TFMS ID and password. If you don't have a TFMS account, click "This is My First Time to TFMS" and set up a new account associated with the email address on record with the Executive Office.
  3. At the top of the page click "Cats & Litters" then "Title Confirmation".
  4. Select the cat whose titles you want to claim.
  5. Click "Add Titles to Cart".
  6. Go to the shopping cart and finish paying for your titles.

👇 How do I claim a Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Sire, and Outstanding Dam award? What are these awards anyway? What do my cats need to qualify for these awards?

Requirements for Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Received at least one Top International Award as kitten, adult, or alter.
  • Received an additional two Top 25 International or Regional Awards as a kitten, adult, or alter. Year Award Class Place

Two titles may be achieved in one show season, e.g. top kitten and cat or alter. However, a Regional and an International Award in the same show season for the same class counts only as one title.

Requirements for Outstanding Dam Awards

Eligible cats must have at least 5 offspring with GRC/GRCA or higher titles. All titles must be confirmed by the Executive Office before the Outstanding Dam title can be confirmed.

Requirements for Outstanding Sire Awards

Eligible cats must have at least 10 offspring with GRC/GRCA or higher titles. All titles must be confirmed by the Executive Office before the Outstanding Sire title can be confirmed.

Steps for claiming the awards

Here are the steps for claiming an LA, OD, or OS award through TFMS

  1. Log-in to TFMS (https://tfms.tica.org)
  2. Log in with your TFMS ID and password. If you don't have a TFMS account, click "This is My First Time to TFMS" and set up a new account associated with the email address on record with the EO.
  3. Click "My Cats"
  4. Select the cat that has earned the award/title by clicking on the cat's name.
  5. Click "Request Service"
  6. From the list, select the radio button to the left of "Request Confirmation for Outstanding Dam/Sire or Lifetime Achievement Award" and click Next.
  7. From the list select the award you are applying for (Outstanding Dam, Outstanding Sire, or Lifetime Achievement) and click Next.
  8. Download & complete the form. You will want to download the form and complete it in Adobe. You do not need a full Acrobat license to do this. The free Adobe Reader software works fine. You might not be able to fill in the form if it opens in your browser. If you are claiming a Lifetime Achievement award based on an upcoming IW or RW, and the official standings have not been finalized, list the award year as the current year nd indicate the placement as "(estimated)"
  9. After you have complete the form and save it to your computer, return to your TFMS session in your browser and click "My paperwork is ready! I want to submit my forms"
  10. Click "Upload Files" and select your completed form from your computer. When you see the green checkmark that your file has uploaded, click Done.
  11. You should see the form you uploaded in the "Request Service" screen Click Next.
  12. Select if you want rush service for the request. Rush is an additional $10. Rush is an optional service.
  13. Click "Go to the shopping cart" and pay to complete the transaction.

Breeder questions

The following are questions that breeders might have.

👇 I have breeding cats that are looking for forever homes. Are there any resources available to me?

Check out the Southeast Retired Feline Friends. site to post your retired breeders looking for forever homes.

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