It's taken 4 years to get back on track but finally our first workshop was a huge success. It was great to meet our faithful members who attended the workshop and also some new faces.
Wonderful to see and hear Jade Welch's presentation from Australia on zoom, the topic being Amazon parrots. Jade has been a huge supporter of the PSNZ over the years, thank you Jade.
Mary-Lee and Hayden van Hooff gave a double act, presenting on incubation and hand rearing, always a welcome subject especially at this time of the year.
I'm pleased to say we have finally raised enough money to pay the lawyers bill. This has been a huge mountain to climb especially as we haven't been able to have workshops (primarily due to Covid) which historically had been our main fundraising source.
During this workshop President Hayden van Hooff and Vice President Mary-Lee Sloan were at their best getting people to donate to the cause. Thank you everyone who helped on the day.
However, It's not just on the day, we would never have achieved our goal if members over the past couple of years had not dug deep and help us with large and small donations. We thank you all !!!
Onwards and upwards!
Workshop and Extraordinary meeting - 4th November 2023
The day started with an Extraordinary Meeting where election of officers and committee was undertaken. The election of the officers and committee were unchanged from last year with the exception of the addition of David Graham to the committee, welcome David.
We also voted on remits to changes whereby our financial year now aligns with the IRD, a quorum for Ordinary, Extraordinary and AGM meetings has been reduced from 20 to 10 and the need for all members to be physically present at the meeting removed. All remits were passed.
The workshop then proceeded after a few teething problems with a Zoom presentation on Amazon parrots given by Jade Welch from Australia. This was followed by a presentation on incubation and hand rearing given by Mary-Lee Sloan and Hayden van Hooff.
Grateful thanks to all people who contributed food for the shared lunch and for all the donations for the raffle and auction which as always are highlights of the day. Also thanks to all the hard work put in by members to make the day the great success it was.
The August 2023 edition of the Parrot magazine has been sent out to our members.
In this release:
Endangered Vinaceous-breasted Parrots rehabilitated to the wild.
Avicultural Society of Australia Inc Shepparton convention.
Jade Welch's Nest Box Guide.
Kākāpō – Low Fertility: new study findings released.
Non members can receive a copy by signing up to the Parrot Society of New Zealand today.