Budgerigar Society Club Show reverts to November

At its meeting on Saturday November 13th, the Budgerigar Society General Council made the decision to move the date of the BS Club Show back to November as from 2012.

Below is an extract from the summarised report of the General Council meeting held on Saturday 13th November 2010:

Dave Hislop gave a brief report on the success of the Club Show before a discussion took place regarding the date for the show from 2012 onwards.

A very full discussion took place on this item with a number of suggestions being put forward regarding the date of the show, and the result of the questionnaire from the show in 2008 was also tabled and considered.

It was decided that in 2012 the Club Show will revert to its original date in November which is week 46 and in 2012 this will be the 17th & 18th November.

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  1. Andrew McKendrick says:

    Hi Gerald,

    I have just read about the BS Club Show reverting back to November.

    What reasonsing have they used to make this decision? It would be interesting to know.

    From a personal point of view, as a visitor to the show for a number of years, September is a far nicer time, with warmer days and a little more daylight hours, it makes the weekend a much more enjoyable time.

    And we must never forget our wives who give us much support in our hobby, it is also a time for them. I know mine will not look forward to a weekend in Doncaster in November, wandering around the town in the cold, rain or snow.

    And what about the long journeys we have to make on the hazardous roads at that time of year.

    Another thing is by week 46 we will all be paired up for the next breeding season.

    I think maybe it is a step backwards by the BS.

    Regards,
    Andrew
    UK

  2. jos reynders says:

    Will they ever cop on, November now and snow falling – even in Southern Ireland.

    Due to moving house recently and having to build a new bird shed, I only paired up a few birds yesterday, so the time most Great British breeders start pairing up.

    Although the new bird shed would be an advantage (clean environment) I will keep you informed how I get on in comparison to starting in Sept/Oct.

    Jos Reynders,
    Ireland

  3. Barrie Shutt says:

    I understand the September show date was a trial run and we are now reverting back to November.

    Perhaps we should also be looking for a new venue, Stafford comes to mind.

    A new date plus new venue may just increase the entries.

    Is it true that Saturday booking-in of entries will end in 2012?

    Barrie Shutt,
    UK

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