12th Annual BOAF Fall Show
The 1998 BOAF fall bird show is now history. Kudos to the officers and directors for
their planning and guidance, and more importantly, the numerous club volunteers that made
it happen In my humble opinion it was one of the best shows in recent history.
As you know, BOAF is not a wealthy club and the last several bird shows cost more to
run than the income they generated. This years show came out in the black. Not far
in the black, but at least in the black [see the treaurers report for the actual
numbers]. We needed volunteers and donations and you delivereed.
The fall bird show serves many purposes. It is BOAFs major annual event. It is
educational. It is fun. It is a social get together. Despite the multitude of,
"Wheres Ray?" and "Go help Steve", I still got to see some of
the birds. We had more than 250 entrants all great looking birds.
Ths show winners were:
Best in show Parrot; Karen Herman
2nd in show Finch; Kathy Vieweg
3rd in show Keet; Debbie Stahre
4th in show Cockatiel; John Gosweller
5th in show Canary; Keegan & Vary
6th in show Lovebird; John & Maria Santana
But all didnt go well at the show as those who watched the awards ceremony know.
The show secretaries recorded only cage numbers and we had to translate them into names as
we awarded the trophies and placques. One person, who departed early, took the wrong
placque. Therefore, one other person didnt get her placque. I hope to straighten
this out in the next couple of weeks.
Next year show rules will be distributed during registration to prevent this from
We had several great prizes on the raffle table. Winners of the four major prizes were:
Lladro Cockatoo David Bailey
Camcorder Shirley Joubert
Sun Conure Don LaQuerre
Sun Conure Ina Englishmen
Despite the rain, all ten inches of it, vendor sales seemed brisk. During one heavy
downpour the water rose to an inch even though the tent itself wasnt leaking. To
compensate for the damp conditions, we will be offering this years vendors a
discount so they return to next years show.
A search has been initiated to locate a suitable site for the 1999 show. It should be
within an hour or so of Manchester and offer somewhat more space than the church
gymnasium. Preferably, it will have a second separate area for the bird sales room. Birds
flying around the show hall upset the show birds (and exhibitors) and distract the judges.
This is your show. If you have any suggestions or comments, please present them. Also, if
youd like to participate in the planning process, please speak up now.
Thanks again to all who made the show happen. Youre great!!!
This is the time to renew your BOAF membership. The form is on page 9. If you
havent renewed prior to Februry 25, 1999, you will not receive the March 1999
Bulletin. No exceptions!!!
Show Thank Yous
Let me put on my show chair hat for a moment. Id personally like to thank
everyone who helped at the show space doesnt permit listing all your names.
Ron Cote thanks Pat & Doug Beardsley and Penny Brooks for helping him sell Tee
shirts and raffle tickets.
A report from the BOAF Raffle table from the 12th Annual Fall Bird Show by Roger and
Linda Hamelin. We would like to thank the set up crew for setting up the tables for the
raffle. Many thanks to Katie Secor for the paper to
cover the coffee cans and delivering the coffee cans. We would like to thank Mary
Tylicki for helping set up the raffles Friday night and Sandy
Finn for helping all day Saturday. We would also like to thank Laurel and
Travis Mills for helping us at the raffle table. In all, we received
donations from 20 club members, vendors, and corporations. Here is the list
of the donations received:
Mary Tylicki - Canary pellets, Canary book, tape, Finch cage
Nancy Storey - quilt and quilt dog
Susan Fellows - bird artwork
Laurel Mills - earrings and crystal serving dish
Ray Schwartz - bird coffee mugs
Donald Smith - bird books (parrots & conures), toy and T-shirt
Pat & Doug Beardsley - McDonald Beanie babies, wall hanging, food dehydrator, 40
pounds of corn cob
BOAF - Beanie babies, last 1994 Cage Bird Show T-shirt
Denise & Don Bourgault - bird house clock, bird Beanie baby, set of blown glass
birdies, Christmas clock
Fish & Chirps (Don Mason) - Cage and bird toy
Sandy Finn - fish placemats, porcelain "song birds", cabbage pitcher, "Lava
buns', decorative bird house, wooden magazine basket, and slip-on ice grips for shoes
Bill Marotte - four bottles of wine
Sun Seed - T-shirt, Keet seed, "Banana Best"
Kaytee - Exact baby bird formula, video, hand-feeding book
Kimo Kuoha - ceramic parrot feeders
Katie Secor - Keet books and cockatiel seed
Quisa Blodgett - two decorated pumpkins, one Chrysanthemum
Ginny Gallien - Two Christmas baskets
Robert and Jean Barber - three cages and one stand
Precious Baby's Wings & Things - bird toy
Webmasters Report By Allen
None this month.
At every meeting we have a fifty-fifty raffle. Half the money collected goes to the
club; the other half, to the lucky winner. What better prize than a fistfull of cash!!