We traveled to Coralville, IA, for the Midwest Regional Show and Awards Banquet. Typically, Regional Awards banquets are held prior to the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, but as the Midwest Region was host, the region voted to have their awards banquest after the Annual to allow more time to get ready. CFA is a not-for-profit organization heavily dependent on it’s volunteers, which primarly come from the ranks of the exhibitors and breeders, and a lot of time and effort goes into preparing for the awards banquet by the hosting region. Four Slava cats picked up five Regional Awards! GC, BWR, RW Slava Imagine My Surprise was a Regional Winner (top 25 Allbreed) in both Kitten (#14) and Championship (#2), GC, RW Slava Call Me Regal was #14 in Championship, and our National Winner, GP, NW Slava Charisma of Cyberkoshki accomplished another first for Siberians – he was the #1 Allbreed cat in Premiership in the Midwest Region, and the first Siberian to be #1 in any class in any region! Traditionally, the #1 cat in each competitive class has a slide show played in their honor at the awards banquet. Here is Mikey Junior’s, as we call him – enjoy!