FEDERATION RULES AND REGULATIONS 2015


     

1.  That this Organisation be called the “Fife Fancy Federation”.

2.  The object shall be to co-ordinate, advance, encourage the culture,            improvement and honourable exhibition of this special breed.

3.  The working year of the Federation to be from April until March the following year.

4. Any bona-fide Fife Fancy club may join the Federation provided its application is approved at the Federation’s AGM. A bone fida club should :-

 

i)          collect annual subscriptions from members,

ii)         elect officers, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer and a Committee,

iii)        hold an AGM, (copy minutes to FFFsecretary)

iv)        have a constitution and rules and regulations, (copy to be forwarded to  FFF secretary)

v)         promote the Fife Fancy Canary by whatever means possible, shows, meetings, publicity etc,

vi)        elect two delegates to represent the club on the Federation

 5.    New member clubs shall pay an annual affiliation fee of  £30.00 per  annum   or a fee set by the FFF AGM. Member clubs to pay the annual  affiliation prior to the AGM each year.

 6.   The affairs of the Federation to be managed by a Chairman, Vice-  Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, and delegates from the member clubs   who shall form the committee.

 An AGM will be held in April each year and each member club may  appoint two delegates to attend the Federation meetings, but only one vote per member club shall be accepted on any issue.  Proxy votes are  not acceptable.  In the event of a tie the Chairman has the casting vote  based on his personal view which may not necessarily be that of his club.

 

7.    The Office Bearers shall be elected for a period of three years with the option of remaining in office beyond this time if agreeable 

8.   The Federation shall use its influence to provide proper classes for the Fife Fancy Canary at Shows and to maintain a Federation Full  Classification list consisting of classes for both Champion and Novice. 

9.  Fanciers are eligible to sit on only one Fife Club committee or hold elected office as long as it is not a senior positon within more than one club. (Senior positions include President, Chairman,Vice Chairman, or Secretary/Treasurer).

10.  JUDGES 

a)     The Federation’s approved list of Panel Judges shall be reviewed at each AGM and any new applications received through Federation Member Club Secretaries for Panel Judge status will be considered. 

b)     Member Club Secretaries sponsoring applicants for Panel Judge    status should have proof that the applicant has been a member of a  Fife Fancy Specialist Club(s) for a minimum total of five years, with a minimum of three years as champion, and is a current breeder who  has shown on at least three occasions each year at FFF members club  patronage shows. 

c) Guest judges from abroad will be accepted to judge in the UK provided  host club secretaries can verify the ability to judge to FFF standards, but in no way will this imply the granting of Panel Judge status to such  judges. 

d)  Judges shall disqualify any birds not of natural colour and any complaints should be notified to the Federation for a decision. 

e)   Judges should not judge and exhibit at the same show. 

f)    Judges can accept judging engagements at their own discretion. 

g)   FFF Secretary to inform all Panel Judges of any rule changes following the AGM.

 11.    PATRONAGES 

a)  Member Clubs shall only grant Patronage’s to clubs using a Fife Fancy    classification which includes all classes contained in the Federation’s list, and have appointed Fife Judges whose names appear on the  current Federation Panel Judge List. 

b) No Patronages will be granted to clubs who accept Fife Patronages  from clubs who are not members of the FFF

12.   JUNIORS shall retain that status from the age of 8 to 16 years.The former Junior Bird League ruling will be accepted.

13. NOVICES shall remain in the category for 5 years from the first year of     exhibiting, after which period they will lose this status (see also  General Note 3).

14.  The DEWAR CAGE is the only accepted Fife show cage and changes will not be considered until end  the of each  three year rule change period.  They must be black and small round drinkers only to be used.Spars of show cages to be placed so as to leave five empty wires between them, the first spar to be on drinking hole wire.  Cover of seed box to have a slot in it and not holes, and box to contain plain or mixed canary seed, oat husks to be used as floor covering .  Cage labels to be directly under spar, away from drinker.  Spars to be 1/2” (13mm) diameter with 12-groove spiral.

15.  Rings – only one ring per bird, closed or spilt, no personal initials, letters should denote ring size or issuing authority, e.g. size E or IOA. 

16.  These rules will not be subject to any change, for a period of three years from April 2015, the only exception being those that may    become necessary to conform with any future legislation, details of  which shall be published in the form of an appendix for insertion in  current rule books.  Rule changes proposed by member clubs for the  next three year period must be included in the mandates submitted to  the FFF secretary by the end of January for distribution to member  clubs for the AGM in April. 

17.   New pictorial model/guide approved 2012 from drawing by Andy     McEwan, front view and plan commissioned in 2014.,,,

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