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Calendar:

2023

TUE, AUG 1, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, AUG 26, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, SEP 5, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (In-person and Zoom)

SAT, SEP 23, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, OCT 3, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, OCT 28, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, NOV 7, 2023
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, NOV 25, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, DEC 5, 2023
Holiday Potluck AND Board Elections
(In-person and Zoom)

SAT, DEC 23, 2023
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

2024

TUE, JAN 2, 2024
Educational Meeting
(Zoom)7-9PM

SAT, JAN 27, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, FEB 6, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, FEB 24, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, MAR 5, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (In-person and Zoom)

SAT, MAR 23, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, APR 2, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, APR 27, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, MAY 2, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (Zoom)

SAT, MAY 18, 2024
"Reading Rendezvous" on the Loussac Library lawn 12-4pm

SAT, MAY 25, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

TUE, JUN 4, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM (In-person and Zoom)

SAT, JUN 22, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM (Zoom)

SAT, JUN 29, 2024
Bird Club Picnic, Abbott Park, 11AM-3PM
(Info link available in March 2024)

TUE, JUL 2, 2024
NO EDUCATIONAL MEETING UNTIL AUGUST 1

SAT, JUL 27, 2024
Board Meeting, 5-7PM

TUE, AUG 6, 2024
Educational Meeting
7-9PM


 

Odds 'n' Ends
By Diane R.

I wanted to share this fun project with you all! A breeder friend got rid of all her birds and was throwing out all her old toys, broken bits and pieces and some extras. Well of course I took what I thought I might be able to use. These swings are some of those odds and ends.

Here are the three Macaw swing frames: one was metal and I attached a wooden perch, the dark blue frame was not broken and will add to it another day, the bright lime green with broken with a bit snapped off the end.


I used a hand saw after measuring the sides and trimmed off both sides making them even.

I pre-drilled the holes in the frame as well as the dowel; the plastic material will shatter if you donít! I marked where I wanted the holes on either side, giving six extra holes for threading leather and rope with toys.


Toy supplies ready for adding.


Straws are a favorite! The straws were marked and the holes punched before cutting them into small pieces. If you cut the straws up first, it's much more difficult to punch the holes.


Straws cut up and punched. To make threading the rope easier, cut off the end and wrap with a small amount of clear tape.


Done! Straws on the left, wood wheels and shredders on the right. Toothbrush, leather and straw pieces, shredders and toothbrush on the left.


Sugar-Plum couldnít wait for me to set it up before getting on the swing. She loves the tooth brush, leather and especially the straws.


What a surprise to watch her playing with the swing and toys! She is so reserved most of the time but not with this swing. I wonder if it reminds her of a pleasant time from the past? Who knows; Iím just thrilled to make her happy!

There she swings!


 

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