We hold regular club meetings once per month, normally on the 1st Sunday of the month from noon to 4:00 PM. Our regular club meetings are held at the Havard Park Babtist Church, 2401 South 9th Street, Springfield, IL. [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 2014 Meetings and Activities Calendar|
|Date||Activity||Program or Workshop|
|4th Sunday, January 26||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Parrot Training Presentation by Steve Miller & Heather Knudsen
|4th Sunday, February 23||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Toy Making Workshop|
|4th Sunday, March 23||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Life with Alex Video by Emily Wick|
|4th Sunday, April 27||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Recipe Sharing|
|May||No Regular Meeting|
|3rd Sunday, May 18||IBF Spring Bird Fair|
|4th Sunday, June 22||IBF Field Trip||Saint Louis Zoo/Varieties|
|4th Sunday, July 27||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Club Barbeque (at regular meeting place)|
|4th Sunday, August 24||Regular IBF Club Meeting||First Aid Kit Use by Amy Kimball|
|2nd Sunday, September 14||IBF Fall Fair Meeting||Fair Planning and Logistics - Bring Your Own Lunch|
|4th Sunday, September 28||IBF Fall Bird Fair|
|4th Sunday, October 26||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Open Discussion on Cockatoos - Officer/Board Nominations|
|4th Sunday, November 23||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Toy Making Workshop|
|1st Sunday, December 7||IBF Christmas Party||Gift Exchange|