UPCOMING: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 meeting to continue discussing 2019 annual bird fair on April 7, 2019. Meeting at Panera’s Bread’s community room at 3625 Fishinger Blvd in Hilliard. 6-7 social hour and 7-9 meeting.
Vendor Form for 2019 annual bird fair is available on bird fair page.
2019: January had first meeting to start planing this years annual bird fair with committees including Vendors, Set up and tear down, Raffle, Food trucks, Ticket sales and promotions, and education and presentations.
2018 club donations went to 6 organizations that support our mission statement. They are Parrot Hope Rescue in Mantua, Ohio. Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue near Troy, Ohio, Oasis Sanctuary in Arizona, World Parrot Trust, Ohio Bird Sanctuary in Mansfield, Ohio, and Texas A&M Schubot Exotic Bird Research Center (established in 1987) under the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
Dr. Aaron Messer, Public Health Veterinarian from the city of Columbus was unable to attend our November 2018 meeting. o speak about animal hoarding.
2018: A successful annual bird fair. A beautiful annual summer picnic. An educational trip to Parrot Hope Bird Sanctuary in Mantua. Ohio in September. 2019 MAEBS officers were elected in November. A fun holiday party in December (see pictures, including our 4 parrots).
Thanks to Parrot Hope Rescue (https://parrothope.com/) and Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue (http://www.mvbcr.org/) for assisting in re-homing many of the 500 birds confiscated by ASPCA August 2018.
SAVE the DATE: Our 26th ANNUAL MAEBS BIRD FAIR will be on Sunday, April 7. 2019
Our 25th Annual BIRD FAIR was Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm. Thank you to all the members who volunteered, to all vendors who sold their exotic birds and avian products, and to all guests who attended this fair. You made is a success, better that last year! Thanks to MetVet of Hilliard for donating cloth bags and having trained avian veterinarians! Thanks to all vendors, Pet Supplies Plus in Powell for gift card, and others who donated to our raffle! This is our only fundraiser every year to raise money for club activities and for donations to organizations that support our mission. Last year we donated money to Parrot Hope Rescue in Ohio, Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, Ohio Bird Sanctuary (wild native birds in Mansfield), Garuda Sanctuary in Maryland, Oasis Sanctuary in Arizona, Texas A&M Schubot Exotic Bird Research Center (established in 1987) under the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and World Parrot Trust. Great article about our bird fair in This Week Hilliard Northwest News paper dated April 26, 2018 and on-line video on the website.
Our club does not foster nor adopt exotic birds. In Ohio, the Miami Valley Bird Club and Rescue in the Troy area does accept birds as well as Parrot Hope Rescue in Mantua. We also know of a few others that do so contact us via mail for more information.
Current Officers 2019
President - Susan Dugan
Vice President - Carol Crocker
Secretary - Patti Hughes
Treasurer - Janet Brenot
CONTACT: MAEBS, P.O.Box 3451 , Dublin, OH 43016
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The purpose of the club is to educate the keepers and breeders of the avian community, to promote advances in aviculture, better husbandry, conservation, education, and research for the well being of the avian species. The club shall operate as a NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization.
IN THE BEGINNING: The Mid-American Exotic Bird Society (MAEBS) was formed on October 17, 1980 by:
Richard E Baer, DVM Mark Reader Donn Griffith, DVM Stephen W Daulton Jane Washburn Jerry King William Maynard