President’s Message – May/June/July 2022
The NFSS Board of Directors continues to meet Quarterly – February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. If ever there’s a topic you wish to present to the Board for discussion, please contact any current Board member and it will be presented during the next regularly scheduled meeting. When urgent matters arise, requiring full Board discussion or a vote on a particular issue, “Special Meetings” are called and convened to resolve them.
The NFSS Board of Directors continues to seek persons interested in serving as a Volunteer on the Board. We currently have two openings: Advertising and Region 4 Vice-President. Those persons interested in the Region 4 VP position must currently reside in one of the following states: (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, N or S Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming). If you are interested in either, please contact me personally for additional information or to receive a copy of the current Job Description.
The National Show is quickly approaching (November 10-12, 2022, Doubletree Hilton/Cox Convention Center, 616 W. 7th, Tulsa, OK 74127) and plans are well underway for that event. The new location for the event this year is possibly one of the nicest we’ve had yet. We hope you plan to attend and exhibit your birds in this outstanding avicultural event. After several years away from the National Event, the National Budgerigar Society is once again attending the National Bird Show in a completely new division. Also, be watching for announcements about other avian based organizations who may be joining forces with the National Bird Show . This type of growth, diversity, and a gathering of aviculturists with varying areas of expertise makes our event the premier event of the Country. We hope you join us too!
The NFSS continues to reach out and request articles for our Quarterly Journals – we’d love to have a back-log of articles waiting to be published. However, that is not the case and we’re once again asking for submissions. It’s not a requirement that articles include photos, but they make for a more fascinating read sometimes! Have you attended a local show or avian event — write a short article about it and let everyone know about it. What a great way to advertise your event for next year! We especially love articles about your bird room — tell us about your successes (so we can rejoice WITH you), tell us about your failures (so we can learn from them too), send us photos of those special products you’ve tried and especially like. Show us your bird room, your outside/inside aviary. We love to read about ANYthing “bird”.
Rebecca Mikel, President