USF Volume 1 Number 2
Editor: Jerry Lee
The United Silver and Golden Fanciers' was formed in 1972 and shortly thereafter, the first USF Quarterly was published. In the beginning, communication between silver breeders all over the USA was the goal of the Quarterly.
Over the years, the Quarterly has grown from it's original 8 pages to sometimes more than 100 pages in each of the four issues published every year. Every edition is packed with many photos and articles about Silver and Golden Persians and Exotics from around the world. Our membership is open to anyone interested in and devoted to the preservation of our beloved Silver and Golden Persians and Exotics.
USF Volume 1 Number 3
December 1972 - On the cover:
GC Mata-Blu Chiste of Plata-Puss
Editor: Jerry Lee
Included in the Magazine are show finals celebrating awards won by quality Silver and Golden Persians and Exotics; a "Grand" page for each new Grand Champion or Grand Premier including a picture and pedigree of each one. The "Show Case" section features pictures of cats/kittens sent in by our members as well as many pages of Show Scenes. Also included are letters from members and many, many articles on wide range of subjects of interest to any cat owner.
USF December 1978 - On the cover:
Diadem Allegra and Diadem Knick Knack
Editor: Jane Howard
United Silver and Golden Fanciers Club is sometimes referred to the abbreviated USGF and the magazine is called "The Quarterly" or simply "The Q". This being said the USGF is not just a regular cat club; members enjoy the benefit and the pleasure of a "newsletter" in the form of a quality magazine and sometimes a calendar, and twice in years past, an actual cat show! One also has membership privileges online within this website. Membership for a year is less than the price of one entry in a cat show - but you get four beautiful magazines to keep forever!
USF June 1987 - On the cover:
GC Dalee Fantastic
Editor: Janice Reichle
The United Silver and Golden Fanciers Quarterly magazine can boast being the only breed magazine with 36 years of unbroken production. In fact, it is one of the last cat breed magazines in existence. The USGF is a non-profit 501(c)(7) entity. The quarterly production of the magazine is accomplished by heroic volunteers and supported through rocky financial years by with dues, ads and donations and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. But more importantly, all of this effort and hard work is done for the love of our Silvers and Golden Persians and Exotics. The USGF Quarterly documents the history of the Silver and Golden division with ads, articles, stories, and photographs.
USF June 1996 - On the cover:
GC Exquisitcats Shanai
Editor: Janice Reichle
Below is a rough time-line, mostly edited from the 25th anniversary issue of USF. If you are paying attention, you will notice that some things seem to revolve, or at least never change?
1972: The first United Silver Fancier publication began in California. Dues were $5 for four issues. Postage was 8 cents. Ads were $1.50 per issue. First editors were Jerry Lee, Jim Demers and Becky Bell.
1973: Announcement of the first show.
1974: The Quarterly was 8 mimeographed pages.
USF December 2001 - On the cover:
GC, GP, NW Panhandle Kiss O the Wind
Editor: Janice Reichle
1977: Goldens were recognized by CFA. USF went from stapling in the corner to fold-over stapling.
1978: Editor Jane Howard produces her first issue. Diadem Allegro bred by Janice Reichle became the first silver one-show grand.
1979: Main topic included using solids in a silver program.
1980: First Golden Grand Champion La Cattique Cache, bred by Wilma Van Scoyk. First Golden Premier, Gray Ivy Golden Nugget bred by Grace Over.
USF Winter 2004 - On the cover:
GP Paws & Purrs All That Jazz of LadiDi
and GP Vonguts Al-Mon Joy of LadyDi
Editor: Gail Persinger
1981: Treasury fell to $10, dues increased to $12.
1982: Janice Reichle from New Jersey became editor.
1986: Discussion and controversy about peke and extreme looks. Quarterly is at 32 pages. Goldens finaling at local shows was on the rise.
1995: Silvers and Goldens won their own division under CFA; hence the birth of the Silver and Golden Division.
1996: USGF Website can be found online at http://www.unitedsilverandgoldenfanciers.com/. The first on-line editor was Linda Mercer, MD, second Pam Martin, third Irene Jensen and current Editor is Karol Cummins of Wyndcreste Silver Persians.
USF Fall 2005 - On the cover:
Stardazl Golden Kittens
The first time Golden Persians
are featured on a cover
Editor: Gail Persinger
1997: USF has first edition with 16 pages of color. Ads are $35 per page, business cards $5 (same as today!)
2000: First silver BW is GC Wyngate Miss Anne of Brumar bred by Ann Applegate.
2002: The United Silver Fanciers Cat Show in Wichita, KS.
USF Spring 2006 - On the cover:
Editor: Diane Amble
2003: Janice Reichle retires as editor after 21 years of dedicated service. Her articles and cats still stand the test of time with her knowledge documented within the magazine issues.
2004: Editor became Texan Gail Persinger with new magazine-quality look and feel. Dues are $40 year, business ads still $5 an issue, full page black-white ad still $35.
2005: Work in process on the acceptance of blue-silvers and blue-goldens. First golden breed winner is GC Castlegate BeDazzle of Catschateau bred by Barbara Bosco.
USGF Winter 2007 - On the cover:
Editor: Stephanie Ujhelyi
2006: There are now 13 Silver DMs. Nine silvers have become National Winners. Editor becomes Diane Amble in California where USF began.
2007: There are now 15 Silver DMs! Stephanie Ujhelyi of Ohio came on board with many years of journalism experience and produced a consistently high quality, all color magazine. Also, the membership voted affirmatively to ratify a new Constitution and name change from the United Silver Fanciers to the United Silver and Golden Fanciers.
USGF Spring 2008 - On the cover:
L'Heim He Purrs, He Purrs of Lady Di Editors: Elise Scafani, Tindell Priddy and Diana Bowles
2008: The new Board is seated with Elise Scafani at the helm. Elise together with Tinell Priddy and Diana Bowles stepped up to take on the task of producing the Quarterly. While it has proved to be an enormous task together with a huge learning curve, they have delivered beautiful issues for which we are thankful. Karol Cummins designed a new website 'USGF Online' packed with information about our beloved Silver and Golden Division, directions for submissions and much, much more.
2009: An even newer Board is seated with Gail Persinger at the helm. Tinell Priddy stepped up as Editor to take on the task of producing the Quarterly. While it has proved to be an enormous task together with a huge learning curve, Tinell has successfully delivered a number of beautiful issues. Thank you!.
USGF Summer 2011
Cover Art by Pat Hughey
Editor: Judy Yearsley
2009-2010: Blue Chinchilla Silver, Blue Shaded Silver, Blue Chinchilla Golden and Blue Shaded Golden Persians have won acceptance to compete in CFA show rings commencing with the 2009-2010 show season. Congratulations to all of the breeders that worked so hard to establish a standard approved by the Silver and Golden Breed Council and CFA. Color Standard for the Blues.
2010:Judi Yearsley of Jayremington has stepped in to take the reins as Editor of the USGF. We cannot thank Tinell Priddy enough for her efforts and hardwork in producing a number of gorgeous issues. Well done! The new board is seated with Gail Persinger, President, Ardell Sims, Vice President, Vicki Blandford, Secretary, Sally Daniels, Treasurer, and Lynda Smith, Board member. Karol Cummins contininues as Website Editor.
USGF Winter 2011 - On the cover:
Tayrie Kittens photographed
by Sara Evan
Enhanced by Pat Hughey
Editor: Carol Feazell
2011: Judi continued in the role of Editor, until late 2011 when she decided she needed to focus her attention on other things. Talented Carol Feazell of Salon de Chat stepped up and took the helm as Editor of the USGF. She is creating amazing pages learning Publisher on the job, which is an incredibly painful and time consuming endeavor. Carol appreciates everyone that has stepped up to help and learn the program too. Carol has developed a fantastic team of dedicated USGF members and welcomes anyone that would like to step up, take on the challenge of learning new skills to help produce the Quarterly.
2011: Board has decided to print only three issues of the Quarterly for year 2011, because of the current down-turn in our economy and the reduction of members due to our economy. Also, expenses for mailing, printing and other miscellaneous costs have increased substantially making it necessary for the Board to cut services rather than raise membership fees.
2011: CFA's first Blue Grand Champion, GC Castlegate Blue Falcon, Blue Shaded Golden Persian Male, bred by Barbara Bosco and CFA's first Blue Shaded Silver Grand Champion is GC Lionstone Royal Flush, bred by Elke Hartman.
2012: The new board is seated with former long-time Editor Janice Reichle at the helm as President. Joining Janice on the Board are Shirley Crawford, Sally Daniels, Vicki Blandford, Lynda Smith and Natalie Playdon. Karol Cummins contininues as Website Editor. Carol Feazell continues to do a fantastic job producing gorgeous editions of the USGF. Creating the Magazine is a huge time consuming task fraught with many technical issues to solve. It is a huge job for one person and I know Carol appreciates everyone that did graciously help her. With great joy, Carol delivered the Summer issue to the printer and Judi Yearsley has agreed to take on the role as Editor. Thank you Carol!
2013: Karol Cummins of Wyndcreste Silver Persians submitted her resignation as Website Editor after many years of dedicating an enormous amount of time, energy, skill and talent for the benefit of the Quarterly and its members. Karol resigned because the Board ordered the removal of the majority of the content available on the former USGF website and Board made this decision based the Board's incorrect and imaginative interpretation of our IRC 501(c)(7) requirements and other patently false reasons.
Please note any monetary donations or contributions made to the USGF are NOT 'tax deductible'.
The above is excerpted from an article titled United Silver Fancier Milestones, written by Cathy Scarbrough in 2006 for the USGF Quarterly.
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