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Welcome to the GREATS! Great cats, great people, great shows. The exhibitors and members of the Great Lakes Region welcome you to our website. The Great Lakes Region is one of eight regions within the Cat Fanciers' Association . We comprise all of Michigan and Ohio, as well as portions of Ontario, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Great Lakes Region is also proud to be the "home" of CFA's Central Off in a lovely restored bank building in Alliance, Ohio.

The Great Lakes Region has shined again.

Deepest congratulations to all of the winners this year. The Great Lakes Region boasts two National Kitten winners, five National Championship winners and seven national Premiership winners. We also congratulate our twelve cats who earned the title of Distinguished Merit. We had many cats earning the coveted Breed Winner awards as well. You make us proud!!!

Special congratulations to Rosina and Jim McGlynn who managed to earn National Winner status in two categories with two different cats. Not an easy task! We are honored to be the home of CFA's BEST CAT IN PREMIERSHIP - Zehnder's Roger Vivier of NuDawnz, exquisite blue Abyssinian who made breed history by being the first blue Aby to be BEST in any of our competitive categories. Congratulations to Monica, Sue, Lorna and Seth. We couldn't be prouder!

The continued hard work, pride in the region and CFA, and great sportsmanship came through once again in the quantity and quality of the shows produced in the region. More than one exhibitors has contacted me voicing their praise of the Great Lakes Region for the quality of our shows and the helpfulness and friendliness of our exhibitors. One individual said the feeling of welcome and fair sportsmanship is one all regions of CFA would do well to emulate. That is a sterling assessment of YOU.

The Great Lakes Region was the site of the 1,001 Cats, CFA World Championship Cat Show in November, held in Columbus, Ohio and will again be the site for 2013 for the World Show as the show moves to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Thanks to all who helped make the show a proud event for CFA.

Don't forget to support the 2015 CFA Annual Meeting to be held in our region in Toronto, Canada. Annual Chairs, Rosina and Jim McGlynn will be urging your help and support as we work to make this an event that will prove again what a great region we have.

YOU are the Region, individually and as a group, and are the folks that give credence to the GREAT in our name. As always, it is my pleasure to serve you. My deepest thanks and sincere wishes for continued success.

Be sure to visit our Top Cats/Regional Winners link to see our lovely cats!

You will find our show schedule, with links to many show flyers. You will also find Regional meeting dates and locations pre-noticed on the site, as well as minutes of our recent meetings and Regional/Annual Meeting News. You will also find a Regional directory. Check out our show photos, contact our clubs and members and join us in the rewarding and fascinating hobby of showing and breeding pedigreed cats.

  • Loretta Baugh
  • Regional Director
  • CFA Great Lakes Region