Plan to meet at the Hardesty Library about 1:30 that day, bringing your favorite dish to share and a wrapped gift to put in the pool for the dirty Santa game...you know the one where numbers are drawn til everyone's had a chance to pick a gift from the pool or steal it from someone else. The maximum dollar cost this year is $20, but there are lots of things that we can have fun with that don't cost that much.
We plan to have loads of fun that day. The downside is that because of Library issues, we should probably leave our birds at home. I know they add a lot to the day, but until the dust settles, it's probably best to be safe than sorry.
See you there!!
On Wed. Nov 13 PBS will cover “UNWANTED PARROTS”, on their nature program. Program starts at 7PM central time. Have tissues ready!
This show will be heart breaking and eye opening. This is what animal rights groups use against us to prevent us from keeping our Feathered friends.
Everyone needs to be aware and become pro-active to prevent new legislation from becoming law. Join the AFA if you are not a member and sign-up for their email alerts. Write to your representatives to let them know you are concerned about animal rights but not to the point of removing all rights of pet owners. Either we become involved or we will lose a part of our life and liberty.
If you didn't make it out to the Indian Summer Exotic Bird Fair yesterday, you missed a great event. At times you couldn't stir the crowd with a stick. Several members of a hobbyist photography group took some great pictures, some of which will be posted here and on our Facebook page. Also check out what Bill Dungan posted at Flicker and this B&G photo.
These semi-annual events could not be possible if it weren't for the extraordinary volunteer efforts of the club members, and especially the Board members. Several people commented that this was a better show than some they have attended that are produced by for-profit companies which have paid staff. That is satisfying to hear since these hours are given outside the jobs worked to support our birdy habits. To all these great volunteers, a round of applause.
And a great big thank you to all the vendors, and the public who came to buy from them. The monies we make from these events go to bird research and rescue organizations, and to bring in speakers to our monthly meetings. If you haven't attended one of our meetings, you're invited anytime. We're always happy to spread the word about our wonderful pets and how to best provide for them. Come to the next meeting on September 22 at the Hardesty Library starting at 2:00. We'd really like to see you.