Young Bird Show

So what a great success our “Young Bird Show” was! We had 143 young birds benched and all of good quality which made the judges work a little harder.

Congratulations Norm Wheatley on take Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show. Congratulations to all the other winners and thank you to all those who entered birds. Many thanks to the 2 judges , Mick and Norm who travelled quite a distance to attend the event. Also a big thank you to all those involved in making the day happen, we had a really good result for not a lot of preparing time.

We had our trainee judges team following the 2 judges around for the day, I hope you all learned plenty.

If you missed this event, you missed out! Don’t despair next month is the MBC Annual Auction. This is always a great day with all the fun of a live auction. You can register your interest with club and receive a catalogue when they are made available.

Til then, happy birding

Victor Maitland-Smith

MBC Championship Show

Congratulations Norm Wheatley, winning Champion Bird Overall at the MBC Championship Show. Further congratulations to all the other winners in all the other classes, Well Done! There were new and familiar faces and unfortunately some that couldn’t make it. It was a great day all in all.

We had a solid turnout of birds with a total of 205 being benched. At least it was worth while for the judges who had the work cut out for them.

It was mentioned at the show that we will look at holding a Young Bird Show in May in place of the national selections. There is a bit of nutting out to do but we will keep you posted.

I thought Keith did a nice job with the trophy and rosette selection for his first time as trophy officer. The trophies were quite stylish. Keith has been doing some work on the club store room and when it is all finished there will be organization and space.

Remember, all help is appreciated when you can!

The next show is a Graded Table Show on March 27th so I hope to see you there.

Til Then, happy birding

Regards

Vic

AGM & Christmas Windup 2020

We this event has been and gone but what a fun day we all had.

The annual AGM went quite smoothly with the new committee being voted in. After the AGM the winners of the Vinci Shield and the Jim Clark Challenge were announced and prizes awarded.

Then the viewing for the auction begun while Sharron served up a storm. The silent/written auction is quite different as you just bid at your leisure by writing a figure on the exhibit pad, go back in little while, see if you need to up your bid and so on. John, Steven and Brooke did a great job of running the auction.

While the waiting for closing time on the auction, people were able to mingle, eat and generally socialize and catch up.

All in all it was a very pleasant day.

End of Year Windup 2020

With all the events of 2020 this event has come around quick.

Hi All,

Don’t forget this Saturday, 5th December is the clubs end of year windup, trophy presentation, written auction and of the AGM.

Ensure your membership is paid up or you will have to pay for lunch, won’t be able to put birds in the auction  nor will you be able to vote at the AGM. You will be able to pay your membership on the day.

If you are putting birds in the auction then you will need to be there early.

All committee positions will become available at the AGM. We definitely need to have the secretary position filled as Brooke will be stepping down.

Want to get involved with the club at a higher level speak up on the day or express your interest to anyone on the committee. You don’t need to have previous experience as the club give you all the support and help you need.

We have a great club, so lets keep it that way.

See you all on the day.

Annual Auction 2020

Uncertain if we would even have our annual auction this year, we managed to pull it off on Saturday 25th July. If not for the great effort the committee put in getting things organised. Once it was decided we would go ahead, Steven got the invites to the vendors out, correlated the catalogue and Christine got the catalogue out to every one. On the day members arrived nice and early got everything setup, Vendors booked in their birds and the auction began at 11:00 am sharp. Alan did a great job at running the auction (he is made for this stuff). We got through the first 40 odd birds, had a short break for lunch and coffee and then back into it to finish the last 25 – 30 birds. We had a total of 70 birds, all of good quality and some really good ones. Prices where fair and reasonable and I think everyone, both sellers and buyers alike were happy with the result.

There was fresh hot dogs and sandwiches on the menu along with hot tea and coffee. Water , soft drinks and chocolates were also available from the kitchen.

Accessories was very busy as well, Alan and Keith were kept on their toes before and after the auction.

2020 Annual Auction a great success and thank you to all those who participated and helped. We could not have done it without you.

Did you miss out on the fun? All things being equal we should be holding the 2021 auction in June next year. In the meantime it is business as usual, club meeting schedule is now back on track so we shall see you at the August table show. The specials for August are Normal Blue, Dilute, Cinnamonwing, Fallow, Hen, Dark Eyed Clear.

Til then, happy birding

Vic

Covid-19

Well these are trying times we are in at the moment. Businesses, clubs and other entities are all struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing circumstances we are all facing on a daily basis.

Metropolitan Budgerigar Club will be closed for shows and meetings until the end of May 2020. A lot of our members are in higher risk category and we want to do our bit to keep our members and visitors safe.

The club will keep the supply of all the essentials open though. Seed, tritcale, wheat , millet and supplements will still be available. Simply email us from the contact page to find out how to get your supplies.

We will try and keep you updated as things come to hand and in the mean time try to stay well.

Regards

Vic