The next meeting for Footscray & District Poultry Club will be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 28th of January 2018 in our Bacchus Marsh Clubrooms.
This meeting will include our AGM, and will be followed by our Christmas/New Year family celebration.
We will also be discussing future events and working bee projects.
2018 Memberships due 1st January 2018 Download membership form below
Annual Membership applies from the first day of January through to the last day of December .
Junior Membership is available to children aged sixteen years or under in year of paying dues. Juniors are to be accompanied by Parent or Guardian at all times while participating in any club event or meeting.
Notice re Annual General Meeting will no longer be sent via Australia Post Mail unless a stamped addressed envelope is supplied prior to 1st December.
|Single Membership||$ 10.00|
|Dual Membership||$ 15.00|
|Family Membership||$ 15.00|
|Junior Membership||$ 5.00|
What do we get for our Annual Membership Fee?
How is our Membership Fee spent?
Our group is a non-profit incorporated association of volunteers. We are as all Victorian Government Incorporated Associations, scrutinised annually by Consumer Affairs. Some of your membership fee goes toward this.
Our Pavilion and Clubroom at Bacchus Marsh Racecourse & Recreation Reserve, was built with our members volunteer labour using volunteer raised funds to pay for material & equipment to ensure that you have a venue to come together in your hobby.
We should consider ourselves privileged to have so many regional Clubs hosting weekly shows across the States. Clubs all need support to provide you with your hobby and ensure that Poultry remains within Australian Poultry Standards.
All membership money is minimal only and virtually only covers record keeping of such membership. Show Entry fees only basically cover trophies, medallions, certificates, place cards, ribbons and sashes, let alone Judges travel and accommodation fees. Lighting, heating, cooling, cost only meals, pen litter, are only a few of the outgoings on Show day.
Our Club is affiliated with the Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association Ltd. (P.S.B.E.V) and we pay annual affiliation fee to have all club members covered by public liability insurance whilst attending any of our club’s events, meetings or working bees.
The V.P.F.A. Ltd. association is in control of Australian Poultry Standards Edition 2, and all Judges attending our shows are registered or in case of interstate Judges, approved by VPFA Ltd. Our Shows are all held under VPFA Ltd. their Rules & Regulations.
Shows take an enormous amount of club members, exhibitors like yourself, time and effort, giving you a show to participate in. Club Shows are not commercial ventures, and have no administration to carry the burden, existing only on like minded people all working together to provide this great hobby, and more important, overseeing, through regular shows, standard breeding. Trained Judges assessing your birds and critical feedback.
Each exhibitor must be prepared to put in equal to that which they receive or show participation will become a thing of the past. Seems a lot of Clubs are getting short on "hands on" members. Our hobby requires exhibitors to become more involved, stepping up and taking on more of the physical work along with taking on a share of the administration side. Without our controlling body (V.P.F.A. / P.S.B.E.V.) Club Shows, Australian Poultry Standards Committee, Trained and Registered Poultry Judges. we would soon lose conformation to Standard among our wide spread purebred poultry flocks.
All the above explains what you get for your $10.00 !!!
Due to Australia Post's revised policies and increased costs we no longer communicate via land mail unless self addressed stamped envelope is supplied.
OUR MEETINGS ARE HELD AT OUR CLUBROOMS
On the second Sunday of each month at 2.00 pm
A casual “Get together to discuss poultry”
Bring any bird or anything else poultry related along on Sunday for group discussion, advice, or general interest....... kettle will be on, bring a plate to share.
Directions to Clubrooms and Pavilion. Coming from Melbourne.
Exit Freeway. Continue along The Avenue (Main St.) until roundabout. Turn left Grant St. and at the next roundabout, prior to railway crossing, turn right along Griffiths St. As this road leaves town (cemetery on left) road changes to Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Rd. Continue approx three kilometres and you will see the West Golf Club on right. [Situated on same reserve ] Next gate on right past Golf Club, (opposite Kerrs Rd.) takes you into Harness Track
CONTACT: Secretary Jan Motherwell
Agenda will be available for download or view here the week prior to meeting
Social Meetings are held on the Second Sunday of each month
These are Poultry Info & Learning Meetings......everyone welcome
Bring a bird or two for comment and advice
Bring something ready to serve & share with a cuppa or cold drink
Sunday Meetings will be Bird Days, Poultry Health & Husbandry etc.
Every one is welcome...bring a friend or family..
Our club holds meetings on the second Sunday of each month, starting at 2.00pm and concluding around 4.30pm. Our club is a not-for-profit community group consisting of members all with a common interest in poultry.
We rely on member input to provide monthly meetings, two Poultry Competition/Exhibitions, Early Show on the third Saturday in May and Annual Show on the fourth Saturday in July. We also offer two Helmsman Poultry Auctions each year.
All of these events operate on a "Getting back what you are willing to put in" basis. We require participants to "Join up and Join in" to make our club a successful organisation, so try to attend meetings and share in the work and the fun!!
If you have birds that you would like comment or advice on re mating or showing, bring them along for some member input.
We are always open to suggestions for an interesting topic or activity for these meetings, so let us know what activities you would like to participate in.
Come along to our next meeting, bring a friend or two, every-one is welcome.
Bring a plate to share with a cuppa at end of day.