Budgerigar Society News

GENERAL COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT

BS GENERAL SECRETARY & TREASURER

The General Secretary & Treasurer, Dave Whittaker will retire from his duties after 18 years service on 28th March 2013.

The General Council wish to thank Dave for all his sterling work for the Society over these years and wish him a long, happy and relaxing retirement in the years ahead.

The General Council have examined the best way forward in anticipation of  the Secretary’s retirement and elected to split the existing duties into 3 distinct roles. It is hoped that the separation of these duties will ensure that BS members receive the best service possible and that the hobby is actively promoted by all means available. The anticipated functions associated with these positions is summarised below

SOCIETY ADMINISTRATOR –  conduct Membership Subscriptions, Ring Orders, all Correspondence (including email),  Sale of Promotional items, Web  site supervision, Rules, Meeting Minute taker & Treasurer duties.

PATRONAGE ADMINISTRATOR – Applications for Patronage, all Patronage correspondence, distribution of Patronage and receiving returns, collating & tabulating Patronage results for publication on BS Website & Magazine.

PROMOTION ADMINISTRATOR  – attend key events as specified by the General Council, Promotion of the Society & Hobby, Sponsorship & Advertising, Media Liaison & Publicity, Management of Publicity Channels such as the BS website, Facebook & Twitter.

Given the immediate need to ensure the continuing functionality of the Society from the end of March, the General Council are delighted to announce that the appointment of Grant Findlay (current Vice Chairman and former Chairman) as Society Administrator following his recent early retirement from work.

The General Council are also delighted to announce that Michael Chapman (General Council member) has been appointed as Patronage Administrator in readiness for the preparations ahead of the 2013 show season.

The exciting new role of Promotional Administrator will be advertised immediately (see Advert below) and it is hoped that the new person will commence their duties on 3rd June, 2013.

PROMOTION ADMINISTRATOR

The Society is looking for a bright, enthusiastic and committed individual to undertake an exciting new role to promote the Society.

The role description is “Promotion Administrator” and will involve (but not limited to) the undernoted duties:-

PROMOTION & MARKETING OF THE HOBBY AND SOCIETY

OBTAINING SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING FOR THE SOCIETY

ATTENDING KEY EVENTS SPECIFIED BY THE GENERAL COUNCIL

MANAGEMENT OF THE BS WEBSITE, FACEBOOK &TWITTER

MEDIA LIAISON AND PUBLICITY FOR THE SOCIETY

The remuneration for undertaking this role will be an honorarium of £7,500 (plus travel expenses).

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will commence in the role on Monday 3rd June, 2013.

Anyone interested in applying should send their Current CV to the Society Vice Chairman by 15th February, 2013 either by email to gdf1v@aol.com or by post to Mr Grant Findlay, 5 Eildon View, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2FQ..

EDITOR

This is the last issue of the “Budgerigar” to be edited by George Booth and we thank George for doing such a sterling professional job with the magazine during his time in this position. George has developed the magazine into a World leader, which every member is proud to receive and read. The General Council wish George well for the future.

The General Council have appointed Terry Tuxford as Editor for the next 3 issues while the future of the magazine is reviewed. Terry will be well known to many members as the former editor of the well respected “Budgerigar World” publication and we look forward to working with him during his time as Editor.

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About the Author: Richard Miller is a champion breeder and exhibitor of budgerigars in partnership with his father Michael. Based in Carlisle, Cumbria, Richard has bred budgerigars since he was 8 years old. The partnership attained the highest accolade within the fancy by winning Best in Show at the Budgerigar Society World Championship Show in 2006. Richard is a member of the General Council and the current Publicity Officer.

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  1. Dear Richard Miller should we apply from overseas for the promotion,marketing,creating-funds, sponsorship, advertisement and for publicity/media liaison.

    Is that equal opportunity from the Budgerigar Society?

    Thank you for sharing.

    Habib Ur Rehman,Pakistan

  2. Ray Fox says:

    Congratulations to Terry Tuxford for his editorial of his first BS Magazine

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