We hold regular club meetings once per month, normally on the 4th Sunday of the month from noon to 4:00 PM. Our regular club meetings are held at the Kricher & Associates CPA building, 3233 Mathers Road in Springfield, Illinois. Enter through the back door at Dream Suitzzz. [View Street Map] We extend an invitation to anyone who is interested to attend our meetings as our guest to learn more about our organization.
Our meetings begin with a deluxe pot-luck lunch provided by contributing club members, who always prepare a spread covering several tables with delicious entrées, side dishes, deserts and beverages. Our meeting lunches provide an opportunity for our members to catch up on news, and spend with general fellowship. Lunch is followed by a program, or workshop, and then our business meeting.
Members are encouraged to bring their birds to our monthly meetings to help socialize them, educate fellow members about various species and varieties, and general entertainment and showing off. However, all birds brought to meetings must be owned and observed by the member for a minimum of 60 days prior as a precaution against the possible spread of avian diseases.
|Illini Bird Fanciers 2013 Meetings and Activities Calendar|
|Date||Activity||Program or Workshop|
|4th Sunday, January 27||Regular IBF Club Meeting||BBC Video: The Secret Life of Birds|
|4th Sunday, February 24||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Toy Making Workshop|
|4th Sunday, March 24||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Meeting Canceled Due to Weather|
|4th Sunday, April 28||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Heather Knudsen: Keeping and Breeding Finches|
|May||No Regular Meeting|
|3rd Sunday, May 19||IBF Spring Bird Fair|
|4th Sunday, June 23||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Good Bird Video: Understanding Parrot Body Language|
|4th Sunday, July 28||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bob Keller: PTFE - A Hazard of Convenience Part I|
|4th Sunday, August 25||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Jeopardy|
|4th Sunday, September 22||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bob Keller: PTFE - A Hazard of Convenience Part II|
|5th Sunday, September 29||IBF Fall Bird Fair|
|2nd Sunday, October 13||IBF Club Field Trip||Springfield Zoo 9:30 AM - Party at Mary's afterwards|
|4th Sunday, October 27||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Scott Echols Video: Captive Foraging, Officer/Board Nominations|
|November||No Regular Meeting|
|2nd Sunday, December 8||IBF Christmas Party Meeting||Gift Exchange|