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 90 days prior as a precaution against the possible spread of avian diseases.
|Illini Bird Fanciers 2016 Meetings and Activities Calendar|
|Date||Activity||Program or Workshop|
|1st Sunday, January 3||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Video - Officer/Board Elections|
|1st Sunday, February 7||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Toy and Stand Workshop - Board Election|
|1st Sunday, March 6||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Round Table Discussion|
|1st Sunday, April 3||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Dr. Welle|
|1st Sunday, May 1||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Spring Bird Fair Planning and Logisitics|
|3rd Sunday, May 15||IBF Spring Bird Fair|
|1st Sunday, June 5||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Bird Rescure Speaker|
|4th Sunday, June 26||IBF Field Trip||Behind the scenes tour of Brookfield Zoo|
|2nd Sunday, July 10||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Annual Summer BBQ Madonia East Park, lakefront pavilion|
|1st Sunday, August 7||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Avian Laws Part II by Jennifer Hebel|
|1st Sunday, September 4||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Fall Bird Fair Planning and Logistics|
|3rd Sunday, September 18||IBF Fall Bird Fair|
|1st Sunday, October 2||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Pumpkin Design and Seed Roasting|
|1st Sunday, November 6||Regular IBF Club Meeting||Conservation Speaker - Officer/Board Nominations|
|1st Sunday, December 4||Regular IBF Club Meeting||IBF Christmas Party|