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Meetings and Events (scroll down for schedule)
Visitors, friends, the curious, and prospective members are welcome at all meetings.

Members are from all walks of life and age groups, with different levels of experience and interest in this wonderful hobby. Some are pet owners who enjoy a single bird or two. Others, who are serious about exhibiting, attend shows all over the country. We strive to gear our meeting content to accommodate everyone. Members also receive a monthly newsletter of eight to ten pages packed with highlights of the previous meeting, member news, upcoming meetings and shows, helpful hints, articles and other important information.

Meetings usually take place on Sunday afternoon and typically last two and one half hours. They are quite informative, and a great place to learn, to make new friends, and to share knowledge and experience. We have at least one planned topic each month, with a speaker and presentation. Often an additional subject or two will be covered as well. Time is also set aside for having a snack and a cup of coffee or other beverage while socializing.

The latter part of the meeting is given over to what we affectionately refer to as “budgie banter,” where open discussion or questions are aired. Guests are always welcome, even if for only a portion of a meeting. There is no charge to attend and no obligation to join.

Note that meetings are not held at a dedicated meeting space, but rather at the home of a different member each month. This system of varying the locations allows more people to attend at least a few meetings a year without having to travel a great distance. If a meeting has to be canceled due to weather, etc., or the location is changed, members are notified in advance. For privacy reasons, we don't publish a member's home address on the web. Therefore, if you plan to attend a meeting as a visitor, E-mail TRISTATEBUDGIE@aol.com a few days before the posted meeting date to verify the meeting location and to get directions. Alternatively, you can also obtain this information by calling Joyce D'Accardi at (732) 462-5616.

We hope to see you at a meeting soon. And don't forget to mark your calendar as a reminder to attend our show.

2012 Meetings and Events Schedule
Meetings are at 2:00 PM on Sunday unless otherwise noted.
There are no regular meetings held during the months of July, August and December.
Also note that indicated meeting locations and presentation topics are subject to change. Call to be sure.

Date Host/Location Contact Presentation Speaker
Feb. 19
Ewing, NJ
E-Mail: Norm Webster
In Breeding Joyce
Mar. 18 Marcia and Jim Halbert
Spotswood, NJ
E-Mail: Marcia Halbert
Member Rare Show
How to Breed Winners
All Members
Aprl 15 Joyce D'Accardi
Marlboro, NJ
E-Mail: Joyce
Show Preparation All Members
May 20 Chuck Romano
Matawan, NJ
E-Mail: Chuck Romano
Tips From the Experts
Bought Birds
Chuck Romano
June 10 Larry Cinquegrana
Saddle River, NJ
E-Mail: Larry Cinquegrana
Show Experience
New Varieties
All Members
July 8 Monmouth Battlefield
State Park
Rt. 9 & Rt. 33
Freehold, NJ
E-Mail: Marcia Halbert
Annual Picnic
Start time is 12:00 noon
(Last Time at
this park was 2006)
All Members, Family, Guests
Everyone brings
a food item.
We will be gathering at our usual spot on the loop road around the parking lot, a short distance just past the visitors center and bathrooms. The picnic is open to anyone you would like to bring, not just members. There is plenty of shade. The club provides hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, condiments, beverages and paper goods. You may wish to bring chairs and maybe some things to play with outdoors.
Jul 28-29 ***Judged BAA Show***
Middlesex County 4H Center
645 Cranbury Rd (Route 535)
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Show Manager
Chuck Romano
Home: 732-416-0796
Cell: 732-241-8017
E-Mail: Chuck Romano
Public Welcome
No Admission Charge
Opens at 7:00 AM