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Exhibiting & Promoting / Regional Meets to augment the National region
« on: December 10, 2018, 04:40:22 PM »
I'm going to try this one more time to try to generate discussion.  I hope we can stay on topic.

"Any chance of holding a National near us folks in the western part of the country? lol"

Cesar asked a question, and it was answered regarding the National rotation.  But it raises a question that has been on my mind for some time. It does seem to feel like some areas are isolated for several years because the rotation takes 5 years to come around to each district.

One of the other Breed clubs has a system where they also have Regional Meets each year. So as example, when the National meet is in the East, they have a Regional Meet in the Western and Middle portions of the country. These meets are not as attended as the National and the awards are much more along the lind of the District type meets. But the point is to give the breeders in those areas a place to gather and promote the breed while they wait for the National to return.  Anyone else have examples from other clubs that they think works well? 

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: National Rotation - Alternate Regions
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:44:48 PM »
That's why they call them National Meets. You want people to be able to attend from all over the region, not just one District. Same Logic we don't place the major meets in Florida or Maine.  These locations are not accessible to the most population.     

As it stands now, the National is only within a third of the membership every three years, that's if you consider that folks from the say within 1,000 miles can attend if they choose.  If we had regional meets every member should be able to attend one of the regional meets each year. 

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
« on: December 02, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »
Okay, After much gnashing of teeth......... etc.  The 2019 ABC National will be held the first weekend of December at the Dixie Classic show in Knoxville Tenn. 

I hope many exhibitors will be able to make it there from the SE as well as surrounding Districts.  Good luck with your Breeding sets, hatches and grow outs this season. 

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: ne district
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:00:12 AM »
Welcome Rob, I look forward to working with you next year.  I am sure the members will be calling on you soon to start the new meets in this winter and next spring.   

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Exhibiting & Promoting / National Rotation - Alternate Regions
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:58:28 AM »
"Any chance of holding a National near us folks in the western part of the country? lol"

Cesar asked this question, and it was answered regarding the National rotation.  But it raises a question that has been on my mind for some time. It does seem to feel like some areas are isolated because the rotation takes 5 years to come around to each district.

One of the other Breed clubs has a system where they also have Regional Meets each year. So as example, when the National meet is in the East, they have a Regional Meet in the Western and Middle portions of the country. These meets are not as attended as the National and the awards are much more along the lind of the District type meets. But the point is to give the breeders in those areas a place to gather and promote the breed while they wait for the National to return.  Anyone else have examples from other clubs? 



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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: 2019 Ameraucana National
« on: December 01, 2018, 06:49:34 AM »
I think maybe we've settled on a location for the 2019 National, just trying to tie up a couple loose ends.  So keep posted and hopefully I will announce this before next week.  Get your calendars and incuabators on stand by.   lol.

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Thanks again to all those that made the Qualifying meet in Shawnee a success. Obviously they would not have been able to pass the test without all of your hard work and effort to get the entries there. 

Now, so Who is up for a trip next fall to Columbus Oh for the Second Qualifying meet????    It seems that the APA has now decided that the next test has to be there.  The "Ohio" is normally heald the second weekend of  Nov.    Maybe by then they can learn to spell the name of the breed.   

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I hope Paul doesn't mind me spilling the beans, But just talked with He or Angela by messenger.......  And the numbers are there at the Shawnee show for the First Qualifying meet for LF Self Blue.   Congrats to all those showing to be a part of this history for the Breed.   

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Exhibiting & Promoting / 2019 Ameraucana National
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:10:06 AM »
The South East District has the honor of hosting the National this next year.  Normally we plan to announce this location as early as possible so folks can time their hatches accordingly.  We are also in the process of having the Qualifying meet for the Self Blue LF next year.  This has to take place at an APA District Meet.  We are waiting for those APA directors to place the meets in APA Districts 4 and 12 to see if we can locate the National and combine the two efforts. 

My best guess is hopefully the date will be between mid Nov and mid Dec
We appreciate your patience and will announce this location and date as soon as possible.     

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News and Information / Re: 2018 Lifetime Achievement award arrived today...
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:58:31 PM »
Thank You

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Re: 2018 North Central District Show
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:54:18 AM »
Nice report Gordon, Glad that you had a good show. I read where Mark Fields was really impressed with the show, including the way it was orgainized and run. And he was impressed with the facility and the energy especially the young folks there. He remarked that the AM classes were really better than what he'd seen in other shows too.  Congrats to all of the exhibitors for getting out the birds and promoting the Breed.  Nice pictures.  Are there more of the LF still?   

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Exhibiting & Promoting / Congratulations to all the winners this weekend
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:17:37 AM »
It appears from several messages and postings that several of our members did very well with their AMs in both LF and bantams.  There were at Least 4 shows this weekend, maybe more.  And it seems that the AM numbers were up all around. I hope many had a great time felllowshiping and talking about the breed.  Congrats to all those that had Nice wins, and Thanks to all of those who were able to get out and promote the Breed. 

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News and Information / Re: Goodbye
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:03:51 PM »
Lisa, I am glad to hear that you are going to stay and be a working member of the club. We need more folks working on the breed out in the Middle of the country.  Gordon and Paul could use more help in promoting the breed in the midwest.  Feel free to let your Directors know what works better and which shows you'll plan to attend.   And it would be great if we could get you interested in bantams too. Sherry needs more competition, And we need to get you all to travel out east more.  It was great to meet you at Greenville.

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I know we have been successful in the silent auctions for Off-Site bidding especially.  But what do you members prefer and think will make more money for the club on-site at the National or even bigger meets for the ABC?   

I am not sure how the individual items bid for this past show in Greenville.  Susan, what are your thoughts about the bidding for the spring chicks and eggs?  Did we have multiple bids and do you feel that we reached maximim prices for most of these?

And while we are here, would more people be interested in Egg Shows in the spring shows while the birds are laying better?

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News and Information / Re: Goodbye
« on: October 25, 2018, 07:10:57 AM »
Lisa,  Sorry that you and Sherry ran into this confusion at the show.  I did not realize that this was happening.  Please let me know if I can help with anything in the future.       drc 

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