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Ameraucana Breeders Club 40th Anniversary! Part X
« on: September 22, 2018, 06:27:29 PM »
History of the ABC, cont'd
40th Anniversary

The work on the website continued through the end of 2015, with added features and functionality.  The new look and feel of the website was much easier to navigate, and all the new features invited folks in to take a look around, as well as being an added benefit to our members, especially with the change to the breeders directory.  We also added a High Points Award program that ran for 3 years, for 2015, 2016, and 2017 in June '15.

• April 7, 2015 – Added Upcoming Events and Meets on the Home page.
During the initial phase of the website remodeling, there wasn’t a lot of change to the upcoming meets listing, with the exception of the new website design itself. But, we wanted our members and visitors to find upcoming meets easier, so we added a scrolling listing on the home page for upcoming meets, too.

• One of the earliest projects, under the website improvement plan, was to redo our breeder’s directory.  The original breeder’s directory, with an example shown below, was hard to read and required a decoder ring to figure it all out.  The first online, searchable and sortable, interactive Breeders Directory was introduced in Feb, 2015.  Some folks still liked the downloadable .pdf format, and by early May ’15, we had added a revised .pdf format in two versions: alphabetical by name, and alphabetical by state, then by name.  Some examples of both are shown below.

• June 10, 2015 – New High Point Awards Program Announced
The ABC introduced a new awards program for annual High Points award.  The program ran for 3 years and the following members were recognized for their achievements.

All of these changes, added features, and progress were being noticed.  The ABC added 99 new members in 2015, a record only beaten once before in the history of the club; in 2006, there were 102 new members added to the ABC rolls.

Come join us for a celebration of the last 40 years at our 40th Anniversary ABC National Meet at the Dayton Fancy Feathers Show, Greenville, OH on October 6th-7th.

Better yet, join the ABC and get your name tossed in the hat for this year's New Member Drawing - your choice of either a 4 hole bantam show box or a 3 hole LF show box made by Vinson Workman.

Susan Mouw
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