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September Message From The President

September has arrived and with it the sense fall is beginning. Canaries are finishing up their annual molt. Show birds are looking good as they fill out those last feathers. The time is getting close for our annual show on October 28.


Thank you for all those who are putting in time and efforts getting ready for the show. Thanks to Hector Diaz for contacting our commercial advertisers and a big thanks to Beth Murphy for getting our show catalog put together. You should be able to pick up a copy of the catalog and registration forms at our meeting on September 9. If you are unable to pick yours up and would like to have it ahead of time, contact Sandra Foote-Gregory and she will mail you a copy. The catalog will also be sent out as an email version. Sandra can send you show tags and entry forms.


The Shilo Inn on Market Street will be the hotel we are using, again. If you make reservations prior to Oct. 15 you will get a special rate of $125 + tax for a room with double queen size beds or a room with one king size bed. The phone is (503)581-4001. Tell them you are with Columbia Canary Club.


Mary Ann Allen and Debbie Cordis-Weaver have been acting as our Nominating Committee, working on recruiting our 2024 club officers. They will have a report for us at our Sept. 9 meeting. Please consider how you can serve in the coming year. Thank you to both of them for their work.


Carol Groenevelt will present a program on “Preparing Canaries for Show” at our Sept. 9 meeting. You can join us in person or via zoom. The Board of Directors meeting is at 1:30. The Show Committee meets at 2:00. The General meeting, with program, begins at 2:30 pm. We hope to see you.

Dan Pitney

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Event Calendar

Saturday, August 12, 2023
Attend in person, or by Zoom!

The Club Board meets 1:30-2:00 pm. The Show Committee meets 2:00-2:30pm.
The regular meeting is 2:30 – 3:30, with refreshments following
Clackamas Community Clubhouse

15711 SE 90th Avenue
Clackamas, OR

Meeting & Program Calendar 2023

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

Monthly Meetings

In 2023, 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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