Hello September – Farewell August!
Hello TCC Members and Friends…………….another month is gone and we’re one step closer to Fall and some of that cooler weather many of us are more than ready for. September is a little too early to see pretty leaves but it won’t be long that’s for sure – Autumn begins September 23rd !
We have a special feature for you this month – the Founder of the Tabby Cat Club, Gracie, has done an article telling us how and why she started the Tabby Cat Club – many of you probably have been with the Club a whole lot longer than I have, but still it’s always fun to hear why and how something started and she’s here to tell us that.
Take It Away Gracie…………!
HISTORY OF THE TABBY CAT CLUB
November 2011 ~ December 2011
November 2011 ~ One day I was surfing around on Mom’s computer when I saw that there were clubs for special breeds of kitties! So, I thought I might want to join up with a “tabby gang”. I kept searching and found that there was NO tabby cat club. “Hummmm” , I said to myself. So I did a little research by asking various friends – thinking I would get pointed in the right direction. The emails that came back from those I had written said that they weren’t aware of ANY club for the tabby cats either! I just didn’t think this was right and thought we needed our very own special place where tabbies could come together to post, play, and have fun. That was when I decided to start the club.
On 15 November 2011 the first post was made by me, Gracie, inviting all tabby cats that wanted to join the club to sign up and special membership badges for all members were offered. The first post by a member was from my friend Cody saying “Proud to join you!” – his post was on 19 November 2011. By the end of November our membership roster consisted of me, Rusty, Percy, Nicki, Derry, Missy Blue Eyes, Socks, Lucy, Clementine, Grace, Mahoney, Maggie, Tabatha, Tees, Cody, Moosey, Simba, Audrey, Abby Normal, Mousie, Archie, Opus, Sassy, Wendell, & Wally. Our number of total posts for November and December 2011 was 49.
For the last eight years we have hosted events, parties, celebrated birthdays, and remembered those of our club members that left for the bridge. Our membership has reached 139. Many of our members have been inactive for a while and we hope that we will see more of you coming back to the club so we can keep our club GROWING.
I really am looking forward to many more fun times at the Tabby Cat Club!
Thanks so much Gracie……….we keep hoping that the Club will gain back some of our Club Members who have drifted away for one reason or another. The newsletter was started to try and re-ignite the enthusiasm that the Club has always had. Paws crossed that it works.
Our Regular Feature September Events………
Wordless Wednesday – Wednesday, September 4 (1st Wednesday)
Caption This – Wednesday, September 18 (3rd Wednesday)
We also welcome anyone who would like to sponsor an event during any month – just let us know when and we’ll get the word out to all the Club members.
Would you like to be our FEATURED CLUB MEMBER? Great – just let Gracie know that you would like to do that – tell us about yourself, your blog, whatever. Gracie will contact you if you have questions AND she will do a special BANNER at the Tabby Cat Club for the month you’re featured!! We welcome your input.
TCC member “Ali” crossed the Rainbow Bridge on August 30, 2019. She was a senior lady at 18 years of age and had a happy life with her Mom Angela. She will be missed.
Inquiring Minds Want To Know……….
Do you have any suggestions for additional content in your Newsletter? We’d really like to make the newsletter something everyone will look forward to at the first of every month so if you have any ideas, we’re OPEN to suggestions. You can make suggestions in a comment or email us.
Just drop us a line!!
Coming Next Month………….
Gracie will continue with her story by telling us her own personal biography. It’s always fun to share how we got our homes!
Of course the TCC will have an event for Halloween and we’ll let you know what we’re planning in next month’s newsletter. Whatever it is, it will be fun and we hope you’ll pawticipate – it’s all about pawticipation you know – the Club exists for ALL OF US so ALL OF US need to take part and have fun here.
I’ll “see” you in October for more news………….