Santa Clara Valley Canary & Exotic Bird Club
January 14, 1979
Pot-luck: 1:00 P.M.
Meeting: 1:45 P.M.
BRING YOUR OWN TABLESERVICE
H-P HOT DISH
The bird shows are over - be grateful
The Holiday season is over - be grateful
We've sold all the birds we wanted to - be grateful
So - it's January - and all's well with us "bird people".
The New Year is here and with it comes our new executive committee for the 1979 term. Our president - Check Arella - would like to thank all the members for their excellent support of our past executive officers. He is looking forward to the continued cooperation from each of us as he begins his first year as president of the Santa Clara Valley Canary & Exotic Bird Club.
The new EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE consists of: -
President - Chuck Arella
Vice - President - Lona Schmalz
Secretary - Bill Cooper
Treasurer - Ralph Barnes
Newsletter - Charlotte Le Doux
Jr. past president - Joe Jordon
Delagate - at - large
1979 GREEN band are now available from Leonard Quieto at 10¢ each, to be purchased in packets of 25.
Dues for 1979 are now payable and must be in by the February mtg., $12.00.
Our new Raffle chairman - Mel Culoss - has suggested that we continue to have three birds or bird oriented items donated for each meeting. Donors for January are: Ralph Barnes, Jim Mocko, and Ed Schmalz.
The next Executive Board meeting will be held January 26 at the home of Ed and Lona Schmalz.
We have just learned that Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davidson - former members of our club passed away recently within minutes of each other. They have been living in San Pablo.
Had a nice note from Phil Dubois who is now home from the hospital. He has had a rough time and we all wish him well during his convalescence.
I will try to have one bit of informational material in each newsletter. Also - if you have any bird-related questions, I will try to find answers.
The Dutch Frill canary may have originated in Holland but the old saying, "You cannot beat the Dutch" certainly does not hold true in this case. Credit for the development of the Dutch Frill to its present type, which is very Parisian, goes to the French. These birds are not bred for color, although they are to be had in all the colors found in other types of birds. The principal feature is the frilly feathers which curl up towards the small, trim head.
Each year for a number of years the Frill has been increasing in popularity in this country. They were imported in great quantities just prior to World War II. A great many fine specimens were being brought in from Japan where they were a great favorite with fanciers. The American breeders are now producing equally as good birds, if not better, than the imported ones.
The Frill, whether from France or Holland, is unlike any other canary. He is a type that is especially admired on first acquaintance and rapidly becomes one of the fascinating members of the bird family.
Breeders and Young Canaries
All colors - some rollers
Also Parakeets and Cockatiels
All colors - ready to set up
See you Sunday
Charlotte A. Le Doux