Baw Baw Budgerigar Society
The Baw Baw Budgerigar Society held its first meeting for 2019 on Monday, January 7.
Although there were only a few members present, the information provided by John Rowe was very informative.
John spoke about culling birds from the aviary and what features to look out for to retain the better birds for breeding, so as to improve show quality birds.
He had several birds on hand to emphasise some faults breeders need to avoid before pairing up birds. Faults such as those that lack tails or have wing feathers that are too long; birds that are small or have narrow bodies – all of which can be inherited from parent birds and which would fail on the show bench.
John also spoke about the fact that sometimes a champion bird can breed from an unlikely parent bird, but the parent bird may have qualities coming through its genetics that then produces a champion.
Those present also asked many questions relating to the culling process along with closer inspection of the faulty birds on display.
A reminder to all club members that annual subscriptions are now due – adults $10 and juniors $1. These should be paid at the club’s next meeting on Monday, February 4 which will also be the annual general meeting.
BCV membership can also be paid at this time which is $70 or $25 for beginners (first year members). Junior BCV membership is still $1. BCV membership is required if members wish to purchase leg rings.
Thanks was given for the donation of a threecompartment aviary for the club’s major raffle, which will occur later in the year.
Anyone wishing to attend club meetings is welcome. They are held on a monthly basis in the chook pavilion of the Warragul Showground.
Meetings commence at 7pm and last about two hours, usually with a guest speaker.
If you would like to know more about breeding, showing or would just like to join the club, visit the club’s website bawbawbudgerigarsociety.weebly.com or find the Facebook page.
The club’s next monthly meeting will be on Monday, February 4.
President Ruth Burleigh noted and remembered Ivy Anderson who was a member of the Warragul Camera Club since 1990, much loved by all, and who will be sadly missed.
Terry O’Dwyer spoke of the importance for members to submit entries to the club’s monthly competitions.
The monthly competitions are an excellent way for members to learn and improve their photography techniques. Jane Woodcock, reminded club members that the Warragul National Competition and Exhibition in May, is now open for entries and to consult the competition website.
The audio visual of the club’s December 2018 presentation night and end of year celebration, captured the colour and fun of a great evening enjoyed by all who attended.
Nat Peters, invited club members to come along to a photography and social evening to be held on January 14.
Linda Zwierlein presented her two highly entertaining audio visual presentations of Deni 2018, The Deniliquin Ute Muster, which received big rounds of applause and laughter.
Meetings are held the first Monday each month at the Mawarra Workshops. Visitors are welcome. For further information, phone 0419 525 124, or visit the Club website, where competition entries may be viewed. www.warragulcameraclub.org