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SPANGLE DAY &
The Spangled BBA held its Spangle Day, incorporating the AGM, in Loddington, Northamptonshire. The Chairman, Ghalib Al-Nasser, opened the meeting by welcoming the 23 members present and thanked them for bringing their birds to the show. He made a special welcome to Linda Jukes, the judge, and Terry Jukes, the speaker of the day.
Terry, with the aid of a power point video presentation titled Disaster to Development, explained how after reaching high notes with their exhibition stud when winning best opposite sex at the 1999 B.S. Club Show to when disaster hit in 2002 when, after returning from a holiday in Florida, they found all their birdroom and birds were burned to ashes due to a fire caused by an electrical fault in the birdroom.
Many offers of birds from friends who came
to the rescue to start them up again, coupled with no show season in 2003 due the virus,
made them determined to restart again. A visit to the 2003 Europa show in
Terry showed their new birdroom measuring 30 x 15 x 8.5 feet high and the new extension that they have added on it; his soft food preparation with all the vegetables used in that soft food. All in all it was a very good presentation that members enjoyed.
While Terry was busy presenting his talk, his wife Linda judged the 38 spangles present, from 8 exhibitors. The Best in Show went to Jerry Donovan with a lovely Spangle Light Green cock winning the Best Spangle Single Factor, Best Green Series and Best champion. Arnold Stevens won Best Spangle Young Bird with a Spangle Opaline Grey cock and also best intermediate with a Double Factor Spangle White cock. Best Spangle Opposite Sex went to Stuart & Tina Lansdowne with a Grey Green hen who also won Best Novice with Spangle Grey Green cock and Best Double Factor Spangle with a Yellow cock. Best Beginner went to Ian Brickwood with a Spangle Grey Green hen. Michael & Margaret Chapman won Best Spangle Blue series with a Spangle Texas Clearbody Opaline Cinnamon Violet cock which caused some comments about identification.
The Alf Ormerod Memorial Trophy for the 2012 Most Spangle Young Bird
wins went to Donald Burnett from
At the AGM the Chairman Ghalib Al-Nasser welcomed members to the
meeting, all officers gave positive reports on their activities and the balance sheet
looked very healthy with a surplus on the year. All officers remained the same with Bob
Allen as President, Ian Clarke President Elect, with Ghalib Al-Nasser and Stuart Forbes
Life Vice Presidents; Janice Al-Nasser, Steve Amos, Jeff Attwood, Fred Canham, Bill &
Christine Heale, Rienhard Molkentin, Frank Silva, Roy Stringer & Ron Thumwood, Vice
Presidents; Ghalib Al-Nasser, Chairman, Acting Secretary & Publicity Officer; Rod
Clarke, Vice Chairman & Patronage Secretary; John Cosby, Membership Secretary; Janice
Al-Nasser, Treasurer; Ian Clarke, Editor; Sue Clarke, Trophy Steward; Bob Allen, Ian
Brickwood, Cy Thorne and Clifton Wixon, committee members. It was decided that the next
Spangle Day/AGM will be held on
A new patronage package as from the 2014 show season was approved on the proviso of acceptance of the new Budgerigar Society classification and the increase in the number of challenge certificates.