Crested BC to celebrate its Golden Jubilee

The Crested BC will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee anniversary in 2012 and plan to hold a dinner celebration on Saturday 30th June in the Northampton area to coincide with the Specialist & Rare Variety Show.

Special section awards have been donated by the President, Chris Hawkins, for the Specialist & Rare Variety Show and many members are donating similar awards for our club show to be held in conjunction with the Budgerigar Society’s Club Show in November.

Special Golden Jubilee rosettes will be awarded to all patronage shows this year to reflect this special occasion as the club is the oldest of the six specialist societies formed in 1962.

The club show, staged in conjunction with the Budgerigar Society Club Show, had a further drop in entry to 35 crests for Raymond Rogerson to judge. However, the quality of the crests benched were, as always, of a high standard and congratulations to Mick Widdowson for staging the Best Crest in Show & Best Crest Any Age with a wonderful Circular Opaline Light Green cock of good size and crest.

Best Crest young Bird went to Arthur Miller with a Tufted Opaline Cobalt cock benched in good condition and sporting a good tuft. The society extends congratulations to all crested exhibitors and in particular the winners.

Mick WiddowsonThe Society’s Members’ Show will once again be held in conjunction with the Rare Variety & Colour BS on Sunday 20th May in Loddington Village Hall. Classes for crests will be available and will be judged by Mick Widdowson.

Subscription rates are due as from 1st January and payable to the membership secretary Janice Al-Nasser. The new rates are single £8.50, pensioner/disabled/junior £6.00, partnership at same address £12.00, partnership at different addresses £17.00, OAP partnership £12.00 and life membership is still at 20 times the single membership. The enrolment form can be downloaded from the society’s website www.crestedbcuk.webs.com

All communications, other than matters relating to subscription & patronage, to be sent to the chairman Ghalib Al-Nasser.

The next AGM will be held on Sunday 1st July at the Specialist & Rare Variety Open Show venue in Bugbrooke.

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About the Author: Ghalib Al-Nasser kept budgerigars as a young boy in his native country Iraq, but after completing his engineering studies in England he started again and joined the Budgerigar Society of G.B. in 1971. He is heavily involved in the administration (management & shows) of many local, national and specialist societies as well as being the secretary of the World Budgerigar Organisation (WBO). He has judged in not less than 30 countries in the 6 continents and has lectured in many countries all over the world. He was made President of the Budgerigar Society of G.B. in 2001.

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