2019: May meeting discussed upcoming events, 2020 fair date set, and more. April meeting discussed bird fair - what went well and what to change. March meeting finalized bird fair details. February meeting bird fair was updated. 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: 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). Dr. Aaron Messer, Public Health Veterinarian from the city of Columbus was unable to attend our November 2018 meeting to speak about animal hoarding.
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.
Our 25th Annual BIRD FAIR was Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard (Columbus), Ohio was a success.. 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. Thank you 2018 Vendors: Chad Seymour with his children's book "How parrots became pirates", Texts From Parrots (books, decals, more), Finches Aloft (finches, canaries), Trpkov (birds), Shake Your Tail Feathers Aviary (play stands, swings, perches, nest boxes, more), Pippi's Toy Box (toys, possible used cages), Sugarcreek Bird Farm (toys, food, jewelry, supplies), Maria's Crafts (bird related jewelry, plaques), JR Birds (birds), SOS Aviary (finches, small bird cages, supplies), Feathered Friends Aviary (parakeets, cockatiels, conures, cages, toys), Birdies Bits n Bites, Parrot Mamas, Ranch Moseley Aviary, Whisper Wind Farms,