February 23 General Meeting before the Bird Fair

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The last General Meeting of OAS before the Bird Fair on March 1st is this Sunday, 2/23.  In addition to discussions of how our members can best help make it another successful fair, we will have a chance to make some toys for our birds.  So bring some supplies, something to snack on and yourself and enjoy a chance to work with your fellow bird lovers.

Parrot on chest for volunteers

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Information of interest from another blog

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InYourFlock.com has a blog about the various laws that affect birds kept domestically.  Here is a link to that recent article.  https://www.inyourflock.com/protect-the-flock/

 

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Updates for Members

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The January 26, 2014 meeting will soon be here.

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The theme of the meeting is Dinner and a Movie.  We ask you to bring snack food to nibble on while we watch a DVD from our club library, GET YOUR BIRD BACK! WHAT TO DO WHEN A PARROT IS LOST.  This could be a bit of information you want to know if your bird escapes should you open a window or door as the weather becomes more pleasant.

Also please plan to renew your membership dues.  Our club fees are very reasonable, and help cover the expenses of this website, printing and mailing costs, and preparations and behind the scene expenses of the bird fairs.

And speaking of the bird fairs, the next one is Saturday, March 1.  Since they are completely covered by the volunteer efforts of the membership, we ask that you consider where you'd like to use your talents.  We'll need help on both Friday (set-up day) and from early (7:00 a.m.) through the end of the day (6:00 or later) on Saturday, the day of the fair, so there are many opportunities for you to share your time.  The more hands on deck, the easier it is on everybody, so please step up and sign up.

Finally, we are still unable to bring birds to the library for our meetings.  Contact is being made and hopes for our group to be allowed to again do what we've done for the last few years are high.  If you have any connections with either the Library Commission members or their legal representatives, please give information to Karen O'Brien.

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.

AFA News Brief

Click on the following link to see the most recent news brief from the AFA:    http://www.afabirds.org/cons_goinghome.shtml