October. What a busy month for our club members! We are choosing which birds to show, training the show birds, grooming, deciding what birds and equipment to sell, making reservations for a sales table, banquet and hotel. I am getting excited and hope you are, too! Next month's show is what we work for all year. It is always a good thing to see if what we are breeding is in line with the standards of our particular bird variety. It lets us know if we are on the right track of breeding the best birds possible and if not, how we can improve for next year. It's a joy to get together with others who share our passion and “talk shop”.
You should have received a ballot for officers for next year. Please mark your vote and drop it in the mail to our club mailbox so it arrives before the meeting, or better yet, bring it in person to the meeting. Late votes will not be counted. They will be tallied during the meeting and the officers serving next year will be announced.
Please bring any donations you have for the club sales table or raffle baskets to this meeting. Baskets will be assembled during this meeting. New items are best but if you are donating a used item, make sure that it is clean and in good condition. We want to have a good looking sales table for our club, one that represents our club well to the public coming to our show.
Last, but not least, this is the month of the baby show or also known as the “practice show”. If you don't know how to fill out a show tag, you will be able to learn how it's done. You are encouraged to bring some of your birds for a trial run at showing. Hector and Kris will have the cardboard show cages for purchase for colorbreds and finches. The black wood cages are still fine to use as well. The birds will be judged as they would be in a show.
Looking forward to spending Sunday afternoon with you.