Budgeri­gar So­ci­ety of NSW Inc.

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Horse & Pet News - Hills Branch – Ray Gal­braith

Hills Branch mem­bers were prom­i­nent amongst the win­ners of many of the Va­ri­ety Awards at the re­cent An­nual Show, held at North Rocks, namely; Peter Dodd, Daniel Childs,

Craig Buck­ing­ham, Ian and

Kathy Man­ton. The Branch has wel­comed new mem­bers dur­ing the past few months, whilst vis­i­tors to the re­cent show in­di­cated an in­ter­est in join­ing the Budgeri­gar Hobby.

Dur­ing April, there are a lim­ited num­ber of shows be­ing held, with the main in­ter­est be­ing shown in the An­nual Show of the Tam­worth Budgeri­gar Club, who are as­so­ci­ated with the Budgeri­gar So­ci­ety of N. S. W. Inc. The show was held on the 8th April 2018. Se­nior Panel Judge and Hills Branch mem­ber Kathy Man­ton, along with Wally Cap­per from Kurri Kurri, were the ap­pointed judges for the show. Hills Branch were rep­re­sented at this show and were dis­tinc­tive in the grey col­lared shirt, with the Hills Branch Pocket Logo. NB. These shirts are avail­able through the Branch at a sub­sidised price to mem­bers.

Var­i­ous mem­bers of Hills Branch are involved with the prepa­ra­tions for the forth­com­ing Na­tional Budgeri­gar Show, to be held at Pen­rith League Club, Events Mar­quee, be­tween the 25th and the 30th May 2018. This Na­tional Show only comes to New South Wales ev­ery seven years, on a ro­ta­tional ba­sis with other states and zones around Aus­tralia. NB. Birds sim­i­lar to the photo of this ar­ti­cle will be com­pet­ing and on dis­play.

Dur­ing the week prior to the Na­tional Show, all branches come to­gether at the State Team Chal­lenge to se­lect the var­i­ous birds to rep­re­sent New South Wales at the Na­tional. This year's show will be held on the 19th May 2018, at the Wind­sor In­door Bas­ket­ball Sta­dium, lo­cated at South Wind­sor. Hills Area res­i­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to view the best budgeri­gars in New South Wales at this show, then, the fol­low­ing week, to view the best budgeri­gars within Aus­tralia, at the Na­tional Show, on the week­end of 26th and 27th May.

Care to be part of a hobby that can be en­joyed by an in­di­vid­ual, part­ner­ship or fam­ily, then con­tact should be made with Peter Dodd, by tele­phon­ing 9888 5631 or pe­ter_­dodd@primus.com.au

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