Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are held at the Milwaukie Grange Hall, located at 12015 SE 22nd Avenue, Milwaukie, OR, on the second Sunday of most months.  Board meetings start at 1:00pm.  General meetings start at 2:00pm.  These meetings, as well as additional club events are included in the Event Calendar below.

Event Calendar

CLICK ON AN EVENT BELOW to see the location and a detailed description, if available.

update 6/8/2021

Next Meeting is Sunday, June 13, 2021

Watch your email to check for our June meeting.  It will depend on weather and the virus.  We can always hope.  Whether it is meeting in the park or ZOOM it is always good to get together to plan and share.  Directions to the park will be included in your newsletter.

Sandra Foote-Gregory

sfoote@xpressdata.net

 

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THE PREZ SEZ

Welcome CCC members.  It is so good to see all of you with us via FB or here on our Website..  Friends who have the same interests whether it is a club, church, volunteer group or long time friendships, how it warms our heart.  Thanks each of you for making our lives richer.

Watch your email to check for our June meeting.  It will depend on weather and the virus.  We can always hope.  Whether it is meeting in the park or ZOOM it is always good to get together to plan and share.  Directions to the park will be included in your newsletter.

This month highlights Fathers’ and feathers.  The feathers may be flowing and covering your bird room floor.  Hopefully you have a good vacuum cleaner, broom and a dust pan.  Our birds need daily baths at this time of molt.  I add a tsp. of mouthwash.  Bird don’t like dirty water so the water needs to be removed early each day.

VANED FEATHERS are the main feathers which cover the outside of a bird.  Vaned feathers have a stiff center, with soft barbs on the side, which seem like hairs.  The center is called a Quill.  This type of feather is called pennaceous.  We have additional vocabulary to define the Vaned feathers.  I am sure you remember the words.

DOWN FEATHERS are found in young birds which keep them warm, but cannot be used for flying.  Down is very soft.  Adult birds have down, but also have vaned feathers on top of the down.  Down is also used in blankets.  Down feathers are just one example of plumaceous feathers.  

MOULTING or birds losing feathers at a certain times.  By moulting, a bird can replace old feathers with new ones. Many birds moult once every year.  People use feathers for many purposes.  In the past, quills were commonly used as pens, and colorful feathers were worn on hats.  Many pillows, cushions, mattresses, coats, and quilts are stuffed with down.  Feathers are also used by people of many tribes for decoration.

The celebration of FATHERHOOD is known to date back to at least 1508.  The in 1908, Grace Golden Clayton proposed the day to honor those men who lost their lives in a mining accident in the US.  Though it was not accepted then. In 1909 Sonora Smart Dodd, who along with her five brothers were raised by her father alone, being inspired after attending Mothers’ Day in a church.  Fathers’ Day is celebrated worldwide today.

 

Sandy