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February Message From The President

Spring is just around the corner. Many canary breeders start breeding in February. I have spoken to a couple people who already have babies. It is an exciting time of year for canary breeders. Many finch and other bird breeders are able to raise babies almost year-round. But for canary breeders, this is the busy season.

 

February also brings our club’s February Bird Sale. It will be on Saturday, February 10, 10am – 2:30 pm, in Clackamas, Oregon. Look for more details in another article in the newsletter. If you are going to sell birds, please plan to arrive at 8:30 am to help set up tables and chairs. Birds will be checked in from 9- 9:30 am. The sale starts at 10 am. Please stay afterwards to help take down and clean up. There is no need to reserve tables ahead of time. Each breeder can have one table. We will squeeze everyone in.

 

There will be a short club meet at 9:30 am at the sale. We need to make a final decision about the location and date of our fall show. We hope to have further information about an alternative site, so that we can make that decision on Feb. 10 at the sale.

 

Don’t forget to renew your 2024 CCC membership. February is the last month to do so and still be included in the club directory.

 

Our March meeting will be on Saturday, March 9. I am working on having a very interesting program about birds. We hope you can join us.

Dan Pitney

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Event Calendar

2024 February Bird Sale

The Columbia Canary Club annual bird sale will be on Saturday, February 10, 2024. It will be at the Clackamas Community Club, 15711 SE 90th Ave. Clackamas, Oregon, 97015.

Canaries, Finches, Softbills, small Hookbills, and bird related items will be for sale. The sale hours are 10 am – 2:30 pm. A $1 admission fee will be charged for the public.

Meeting & Program Calendar 2023 into 2024

Columbia Canary Club

 

January 14 - Organizational Meeting

Review Fall 2022 Show

February 18 – Bird Sale, brief meeting

March 11 – Meeting & Program

Program – Kelly Beaty: Incubators and Hand-feeding Finches

April 8 – Meeting & Program

Program – April Diaz: USDA Regulations for Raising Pet Birds

May 13 – Meeting & Program

Program – Hector Diaz: Raising New Color Canaries

June 10 – Meeting & Program

Program – Mike and Lou Duyn: Raising Ring Neck Doves

July 8 – Picnic & brief meeting

​August 12 – Meeting & Program

Elect Nominating Committee

Program – Scott Golden: Raising Turacos

September 9 – Meeting & Program

Nominating Committee Report

Program – Carol Groeneveld: Preparing Canaries for Show

​October 14 – Meeting, Program
Election of 2024 officers

Program – Preparing Finches for Show

October 28 – Show & brief meeting

November – No meeting

December 9 – Christmas Dinner & Introduction of new officers

January 13, 2024 -- Our meeting will focus mainly on evaluating our 2023 show and sale as we begin plans for our 2024 show.

February 10, 2024 -- This meeting will be our bird sale.  Details will be in the January and February newsletters.

Monthly Meetings

In 2024, we will continue in person meetings at the Clackamas Community Clubhouse, located at 15711 SE 90th Avenue, Clackamas, OR, on the second Saturday of most months.  We will aim to have a Zoom option at every meeting, Zoom instructions will be emailed to all members prior to each month's meeting.

Board meetings start at 1:30pm.  General meetings start at 2:30pm. These meetings, as well as additional club events are included in the Event Calendar below.

Directions to Clackamas Community Club:

From the South: I-205 North to exit 12 for OR-212 E toward OR-224 E/Damascus/Estacada.  Use middle lane to turn right onto OR-212E.  Turn left at the 1st cross street onto SE 82nd Drive.  Turn left onto SE St. Helens Street.  Turn left onto SE 90th Avenue.  Destination will be on the left after a right hand curve.  Smaller of the two buildings (was once a residence).

From the North:  I-205 South.  Take exit 12A to merge onto OR-212 E toward Damascus.  Merge onto OR-212.  Turn left onto SE St. Helens Street. Turn left on SE 90th Avenue.  Destination will be on the left after a right hand curve.  Smaller of the two buildings (was once a residence).

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