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Exhibiting & Promoting / ABC National Meets since 1989
« on: December 08, 2018, 03:00:34 PM »
Well, some of you know just how much of a sucker I am for a new research project, but maybe some of you don't. (grin)

Here are the results of one of my latest projects - the location of all ABC National Meets, since 1989.

http://ameraucanabreedersclub.org/National%20Meets/ABC%20Nationals%20map.pdf

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I was so pleased to attend this show!  What a great group of folks and one of the best line-ups of large fowl Ameraucana I've seen at one show.  Sadly, there no bantams Ameraucanas entered in either Open or Junior, so we had to just go with what we had.

The full meet report is available here: 12-01-18 Dixie Classic Knoxville TN SE District.pdf

In the Junior show, there were 8 large fowl Ameraucanas entered, by 2 exhibitors.  An ABC non-member Coley Potter took high honors as BV, BB, CH Ameraucana, and CH AOSB with her blue pullet.  Emily McDonald took home the Reserve Best of Breed win with her black pullet. Ben Porter judging.



On the top: BV BB CH Ameraucana CH AOSB Blue Pullet by Coley Potter.
On the bottom: RV Blue Pullet by Emily McDonald



BV RB Black Pullet by Emily McDonald
The RV Black Cockerel refused to cooperate at picture taking time, so there is no pic available for him.  He was also shown and owned by Emily McDonald.

In Open Class, there were 4 exhibitors with 22 large fowl Ameraucanas.  Top honors, with BV BB and CH Ameraucana go to Susan Mouw, with her Black cockerel and RV RB Res CH Ameraucana also shown and owned by Susan Mouw.



On the top: BV BB CH Ameraucana Black K by Susan Mouw
On the bottom: RV RB Res CH Ameraucana Black P by Susan Mouw



On the top: BV Blue P by Susan Mouw
On the bottom: RV Blue P by Susan Mouw



On the top: BV Blue Wheaten H by Pat Dukes
On the bottom: BV Wheaten H by Pat Dukes



On the top: BV Splash H by Pat Dukes
On the bottom: RV Splash K by Sara Knight



On the top: BV Mottled H by Sara Knight
On the bottom: RV Mottled P by Sara Knight



BV Splash Wheaten K by Pat Dukes

While I was very impressed with the depth of quality across the whole Open entry this weekend, these next birds blew me away...



On the top: BV Self-Blue H by Dee Chappelle
On the bottom: RV Self-Blue C by Dee Chappelle

The overall type and feather quality on all of the self-blues entered this weekend was very nice, in my opinion.  Yes, there were some color issues with some black speckles and very light barring, but the foundation is there!

Both Dee Chappelle and Pat Dukes - both of whom entered beautiful self-blues this weekend are committed to attending the final self-blue qualifying meet next year in Columbus, too!  Still almost a year away and we've got commitments from enough exhibitors already!

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News and Information / 2018 Lifetime Achievement award arrived today...
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:43:53 PM »
I almost cried..again. I knew this was coming; it was announced and "presented" at our 40th Anniversary National at the Dayton Fancy Feathers show, Greenville, OH. I almost cried when Gordon Gilliam made the very touching presentation and I almost cried again when I saw it in the box.

I am touched, beyond words. Thank you, Clif Linda Redden, and all my friends in the Ameraucana Breeders Club, who made this ol' gal's heart skip a few beats. <3 <3


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Ok, here's the breakdown:

Raffle: we sold 72 tickets (4714287 - 4714359, except 4714333-4714340 which were still in the folder, at $5/ea = $320

Silent Auction: $488.52 pledged, of which $141.50 was paid at the show (The unpaid items were all for Spring delivery and will be invoiced via Paypal)

Trophy Sponsors: $299.10

Total (for next year's National): $1107.62

Great job, everyone!!

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News and Information / For your consideration, please
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:04:29 PM »
Every member of the Board of Directors, and all those who volunteer their time to assist, whether they are Newsletter Editors, New Member Coordinators, or helping with a show or other ABC-sponsored event, are volunteers.  They willingly donate their time, energy, and often, resources, to do the job they have offered their services to do.  The only thanks they get is the satisfaction of a job well done and/or the thanks of the members of this club.

We are a growing club and, as the club grows, so does the job expand for all those on the Board, and those who hold other positions within the Club.

Please remember this and treat your District Directors, President, Secty/Treasurer, and all those who volunteer their time, energy, and resources with the appreciation for their dedication and efforts that are due them.

Especially as we near the end term of several Board members, please send your District Director, our outgoing President, and any others you feel deserving, a note of thanks.  Believe me, they deserve to hear it.

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News and Information / Hurricane Michael
« on: October 10, 2018, 01:40:15 PM »
is now hitting the Panhandle of Florida with winds just 7mph below a Cat 5 storm.  This is the strongest hurricane to ever hit the panhandle.  I hope everyone in that path has evacuated and all are in a safe and secure area.

Aiken, SC is also in the path of Michael, but it will be Tropical Storm Michael by the time it hits here tonight.  We  will lose internet, and possibly power, but I'll check in when I can.  We are expecting anywhere from 35mph to 75mph winds here.

I hope everyone in the path of Michael stays safe tonight and through tomorrow.  Check in here when you can.

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What a great (and exhausting!) weekend! My first time attending an Ameraucana Breeders Club National and what a thrill it was.

Congratulations to Jerry DeSmidt for taking the top honors in the National meet with CH Ameraucana, Best of Breed in both the LF and bantam classes! I can't say I was surprised, however - when I cooped in and saw your black cockerel, I knew it was a winner. :)

Congratulations to Emmi McDonald for taking top honors in the Junior show, with your black pullet!! Let's see, I think that was BV, BB, CH Ameraucana, CH AOSB, Reserve CH LF Black Pullet!! Did I get all the new titles? ;) And, your first show!! What a way to start a show career!

Thank you to everyone that came, showed, worked, and did all that you did to make this, our 40th Anniversary National Meet, such a success and a great gathering of like-minded friends.

More Congratulations will be forthcoming, as the complete meet report for both shows, Club and National, are gone through.

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2018 ABC Nationals Greenville OH / Egg Contest
« on: September 29, 2018, 06:28:18 AM »
Don't forget the Egg Contest!
Its Free!

There are four divisions for the egg contest:

Bantam pullet eggs
Bantam hen eggs
Large Fowl pullet eggs
Large Fowl hen eggs

Awards will be presented for:

Best Bantam Pullet Eggs
Best Bantam Hen Eggs
Best Large Fowl Pullet Eggs
Best Large Fowl Hen Eggs

Just bring a minimum of 6 eggs for each entry - that's it.
Sign up at the ABC table. Entries will be judged after judging is complete for the National meet. Our illustrious judges will be Paul Smith and Jerry DeSmidt.

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Updated! - 9/28/18
2018 Silent Auction - On-Site Silent Auction Bidding is now Open!

Bidding is now open for the items listed below.

To place a bid before the show, just send an email to info@ameraucanabreedersclub.org, with "Silent Auction" in the subject line, with your bid amount, the item(s) on which you are bidding, and your complete mailing address. All bids are sealed until October 6th, 2018, when the winner of each item will be announced. Bids must be received by 10/5/18 at 5PM EST.

To place a bid at the show, bid cards will be available at the ABC table. Just fill it out, with your bid amount and name, and place it in the envelope for the item of your choice.

The winning bids will be announced after judging is complete for the ABC National and the winning bidders may take their wins home.  Please note: birds offered in the On-Site Silent Auction are also entered in the show and may not be removed until all judging is complete.

The Winner must be present to win!  If the highest bidder is not present at the show, the next highest bid will be drawn.

1. One started pair of black large fowl Ameraucanas, to be picked up at the National, by Susan Mouw. Bidding starts at $20.

2. Black and Decker Snake Wand, by Gordon Gilliam. It has a flexible neck, 9 water adjustments on the head, water shutoff lever at the base of the wand. Bidding starts at $5.00.

3. Solar power windchime w/tractor, barn profile, and hen with chicks, by Gordon Gilliam. Bidding starts at $5.00

4. Brooder Heater, by Gordon Gilliam. 200 watt Radiant Heat, dual position Heater/Brooder switch on the cord, built in thermostat, can be used standing vertically or horizontal or hung, certified zero clearance. When used vertically and in heater position puts out 200 watts. Using standing on 4 legs (3 height adjustments) and switch on brooder setting, uses 40 watts. Bidding starts at $10.00

5. 18"l x 8"w x 10"h ABC Tote Bag. There are 6 of these, so the top 6 bidders will each receive one. Bidding starts at $2.00.

6. 18"l x 10"w x 11"h ABC Duffle Bag. Only one of these, so the top bidder takes it home. Bidding starts at $5.00.

If you are an ABC member and would like to donate something to the Onsite Silent Auction, email me at info@ameraucanabreedersclub.org, as soon as possible. We will take donations up to 10/1/18. All bids are sealed, no one knows who has the high bid or what the high bid is until the envelopes are opened at the National.

You must be present at the Dayton Fancy Feathers Show to win! You do not need to be a member of the ABC to bid!

You can bid as many times as you want. While onsite bidders will have up until the auction ends to enter a bid, offsite bidders must submit their bids to info@ameraucanabreedersclub.org by Friday, Oct 5th at 5PM EST. Send your bid with the following in the subject line: "Silent Onsite Auction Bid", and please include your name, street address, city/state/zip, and phone number, along with the item you are bidding on and the amount of your bid in the body of the email. NOTE: No bids will be accepted without a physical street address!

In the case of more than one bid having the same amount and being the highest bid, those bids with the highest bid on them will be folded up, put back in the envelope, and one bid will be drawn (with the exception of the ABC tote, where the first 6 highest bidders will receive a tote). So, for example, three people bid $50 on the same item and $50 is the highest bid on that item. Those three bids are folded up - so no one can see the names - and placed back into the envelope. Larry Clionski, or his appointed representative, will draw one of those bids and that becomes the winning bid after judging is complete.

All winning bids must be completed and paid for before removing the items.

All proceeds from this Silent Auction are used for next year's National Meet.

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2018 ABC Nationals Greenville OH / 2018 ABC Nationals - Sponsor a Trophy!
« on: September 28, 2018, 09:15:17 AM »
It's not too late.  You can still sponsor a trophy for the 2018 40th Anniversary National Meet.

Sponsored trophies and awards will be presented with a card, with the sponsor's name printed on it.

Just go to Sponsor A Trophy and click on the award(s) you'd like to sponsor!

You can see a list of our sponsors at Sponsors

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2018 ABC National Raffle!
$200 Gift Card from Tractor Supply

Raffle tickets are $5.00/ea. You can buy as many as you like. You can click on the link on our home page at ameraucanabreedersclub.org, or click on "Shop" on our FB page for Ameraucana Breeders Club. 

Offsite tickets (those not present at the Dayton Fancy Feathers Show) will have until 7:00 AM, 10/6/18 to purchase tickets.  Those present at the show will have until 12:00 Noon, 10/6/18 to purchase tickets.

You do not need to be present to win.  The Gift Card will be available to be picked up at the show by the winning ticketholder, if present, or will be mailed to the winning ticketholder, if not present.

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Updated! - 9/28/18
2018 Silent Auction - Off-Site Bidding is now Open!

Continuing our (new) tradition of offering items, available both for those present and those anywhere in the US, to bid on some great items in our 2018 National Offsite/Onsite Silent Auction.  Bidding is now open for the items listed below as Offsite Silent Auction items.

To place a bid, just send an email to info@ameraucanabreedersclub.org, with "Silent Auction" in the subject line, with your bid amount.  All bids are sealed until October 6th, 2018, when the winner of each item will be announced.  Bids must be received by 10/5/18 at 5PM EST.

If you are the winning bidder, you will be invoiced via Paypal for your winning bid amount.  Please note: all items include the cost of shipping, so all you will pay is whatever you have bid.

1. 10 Black large fowl Ameraucana chicks, by Susan Mouw (SC). Bid includes shipping, paid by donor. Reserve Met.

2. 10 large fowl chicks from blue x blue lines (could be blue/black/splash), by Susan Mouw (SC). Bid includes shipping, paid by donor. Reserve Met.

3. 10 large fowl chicks buyer's choice of black, blue, splash and white, by Paul & Angela Smith (TX). Bid includes shipping, paid by donor. Reserve Met.

4. 1 Doz Eggs (large fowl) - buyer's choice of black, silver, or buff, by Jeff and Sherry Vance. Bid includes shipping, paid by donor. Reserve Met.

5. 1 Doz Eggs (bantam) - buyer's choice of black, wheaten, blue wheaten, or white, by Jeff and Sherry Vance. Bid includes shipping, paid by donor. Bidding starts at $10.00.

If you are an ABC member and would like to donate something to the Offsite Silent Auction, email me at info@ameraucanabreedersclub.org, as soon as possible. We will take donations up to 10/1/18. All bids are sealed, no one knows who has the high bid or what the high bid is until the envelopes are opened at the National.

You must be a resident of the continental US for these items, or make arrangements for items to be shipped to a US address! No out of country shipping on any of these items. Shipping will begin in the Spring 2019, and the ABC will assist in coordinating the communication between the winning bidder and the donor of the items. You do not need to be a member of the ABC to bid!

You can bid as many times as you want. While onsite bidders will have up until the auction ends to enter a bid, offsite bidders must submit their bids to info@ameraucanabreedersclub.org by Friday, Oct 5th at 5PM EST. Send your bid with the following in the subject line: "Silent Auction Bid", and please include your name, street address, city/state/zip, and phone number, along with the item you are bidding on and the amount of your bid in the body of the email. NOTE: No bids will be accepted without a physical street address!

In the case of more than one bid having the same amount and being the highest bid, those bids with the highest bid on them will be folded up, put back in the envelope, and one bid will be drawn. So, for example, three people bid $50 on the same item and $50 is the highest bid on that item. Those three bids are folded up - so no one can see the names - and placed back into the envelope. Larry Clionski, or his appointed representative, will draw one of those bids and that becomes the winning bid.

All onsite winning bids must be completed and paid for before removing the items. All offsite winning bids will be notified by email and invoiced via Paypal the week following the National Meet.

All proceeds from this Silent Auction are used for next year's National Meet.

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2018 ABC Nationals Greenville OH / New! Raffle at the Nationals
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:28:02 PM »
Due to the hard work of Larry Clionski, Tractor Supply is donating a $200 gift card that we can raffle off at the Nationals!

Thank you, Larry!!

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2018 ABC Nationals Greenville OH / The entry numbers are in!
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:08:45 PM »
The numbers are in for our 40th Anniversary 2018 National meet at Dayton Fancy Feathers, Greenville, OH, Oct -6-7-2018.

156 total Ameraucana entered with 73 large fowl and 83 bantams!

Can't wait to see everyone there!

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