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Membership Information

   The current membership of the Tri-State Budgerigar Society cordially invites you to attend one of our meetings. We'd be delighted to meet you and hope that you'll find yourself among kindred spirits and join the club.

   The club attracts budgie enthusiasts from the New York/New Jersey area, as well as from Pennsylvania and beyond. It includes members from all levels of the hobby, from novices to intermediate and champion breeders, whose knowledge, experience, and leadership are invaluable to the beginning hobbyist.

   Meetings generally take place on the third Sunday of the month at 2 PM and are held at the home of one of the members. In addition, we have an annual Sunday picnic at a central New Jersey park. It is generally well-attended by members, families and friends. The club provides beverages, hamburgers, hot dogs, paper goods, and condiments. Everyone brings side dishes. In December we hold an annual Christmas party at an area restaurant. As with the picnic, members, families and friends are all invited.

   Our annual show takes place in July. The show has five Budgerigar Association of America (BAA) sponsored divisions for exhibitor bred birds. There are also two pet divisions sponsored by our club for birds that have not been bred by the exhibitor. Everyone is welcome to participate, including youngsters. Awards include various ribbons, medals, framed certificates and Challenge Certificates. Birds are also generally available for sale and vendors may also be present.

   At our regular meetings, when we do not have a guest speaker or special activity, one of our members gives a presentation on a topic, using charts, photographs, and other visual aids. The floor is then opened up for comments, ideas, and questions. Past meetings have featured a lecture by an avian veterinarian who discussed the causes, symptoms and cures for various health problems of budgies. Some of our members take turns making certain presentations to the club in their special areas of interest, which have included: presentations on development of eggs, including videos demonstrating candling; talks on breeding dominant pieds and violets; the genetics of spangles; aviary construction; nutrition; photography of birds; feeding wild plants and herbs to budgies; poisonous and hazardous substances; show preparation; finding the right pet sitter; and record keeping.

   Most of our meetings include time for "budgie banter," an open discussion where members can ask questions, admit problems, complain, boast, inform, suggest solutions, or offer friendly advice.

   A monthly newsletter is provided as a means of verifying decisions made and items completed, as a reminder of upcoming events, and as a vehicle to provide members unable to attend particular meetings with a quick overview of club happenings. The newsletter is normally e-mailed to members, but members can also purchase a subscription that will be sent by regular mail.

   If you are interested in joining Tri-State, fill out a Membership Application and mail it to:

     Tri-State Budgerigar Society
     PO Box 19
     Marlboro, NJ 07746

or simply attend a monthly meeting, have a cup of coffee, and meet our happy family of Tri-State members.

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