RARE VARIETY & COLOUR B.S. NEWS –June 2016

By Ghalib Al-Nasser, Chairman

 

The society held its annual members’ show in conjunction with the Specialist Societies Combined Event in May at the usual venue in Bugbrooke. The rare section saw an increase in entry and Cy Thorne was the winner of the group with a quality Texas clearbody grey hen of good variety marking and was presented with the BIS Wally Walraven trophy. It was another Texas clearbody hen that won the young bird award for David Turner. Cyril, David & Jini Sharpe won the Dave Curtis Memorial Shield for Most Point in Show.

 


David & Jini Sharpe won the Dave Curtis Memorial Shield

 

The society also held its AGM at this event and the Society Chairman, Ghalib Al-Nasser, congratulated all the winners and thanked members for bringing birds to this Combined Event. It was announced that the 2015 overall winners were Mick Anzara with the Silver (Any Age) Sovereign Salver and Rod & Sue Clarke with the Gold (Young Bird) Sovereign Salver. It was also agreed that, as from next year, the society will issue a combined magazine with the Crested BC and Spangled BBA to cut down on cost as many of the members are members of the 3 societies.

 

Cy Thorne with David Turner

 

David Rafis was inaugurated as the new society’s president for the next 3 years and all officers remained the same at the AGM and were re-elected en-bloc as follows: Ghalib Al-Nasser, chairman, secretary & publicity officer; Rod Clarke, vice chairman & joint patronage secretary with wife Sue; Bob Allen, membership secretary & editor; Janice Al-Nasser, treasurer; Jim Mitchell, trophy steward; Ian Brickwood, Sheila Cook, John Cosby, Gren & Pat Norris, Jini Sharpe & Cy Thorne, committee members.

 


David Rafis was inaugurated as the new society’s president

 

All correspondence, other than membership and patronage, to be sent to the chairman Ghalib Al-Nasser (‘Evenstar’, Pinkuah Lane, Pentlow, Sudbury CO10 7JW. Tel: 01787 282332, email: ghalib.alnasser@gmail.com). More information about the society can be obtained when visiting the website (www.rarebudgerigars.co.uk) to view.