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 in the Fellowship Hall at the Harvard Park Baptist 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.
The regular meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 1st 2015 was canceled due to bad weather and re-scheduled for Sunday, March 8th 2015.
|Illini Bird Fanciers 2015 Meetings and Activities Calendar|
|Date||Activity||Program or Workshop|
|1st Sunday, January 4||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Doves and Pigeons Presentation by Carie Nixon - Officer/Board Elections|
|1st Sunday, February 1||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Live Foods Presentation by Rosetta Wilson|
|2nd Sunday, March 8||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Outdoor Habitats Presentation by Wild Birds Unlimited|
|2nd Sunday, April 12||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Painting Presentation by Heather Knudsen|
|1st Sunday, May 3||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Spring Bird Fair Planning and Logisitics|
|3rd Sunday, May 17||IBF Spring Bird Fair|
|1st Sunday, June 7||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Genetics Presentation by Carie Nixon|
|1st Sunday, July 5||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Activity Undetermined|
|1st Sunday, August 2||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Activity Undetermined|
|1st Sunday, September 6||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Fall Bird Fair Planning and Logistics|
|3rd Sunday, September 20||IBF Fall Bird Fair|
|1st Sunday, October 4||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Activity Undetermined|
|1st Sunday, November 1||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Activity Undetermined - Officer/Board Nominations|
|1st Sunday, December 6||Regular IBF Club Meeting||IBF Christmas Party|