NEWCASTLE BUDGERIGAR CLUB

"Striving for excellence, friendship and enjoyment"
The Newcastle Budgerigar Club is a non-profit organisation originally formed in 1957 in Newcastle, Australia, with members from the Hunter Valley, Australia wide and overseas.
Club Objectives
1.
To encourage the interest of fanciers and the general public in the breeding and development of budgerigars.
2.
To promote the exhibition of budgerigars.
3.
To encourage familiarity with and breeding of the rare varieties of budgerigars.
4.
To encourage members to keep budgerigars in conditions conducive to their good health and well-being.
5.
To stock items for the prevention and cure of therelatively few diseases and ailments affecting budgerigars and to advise on their correct use.
6.
To study the dietary requirements of budgerigars and to advise on their correct use.
7.
To keep in touch with all members by the publication of a bi-monthly Bulletin.
8.
To control and maintain a register of the issue of closed rings.
9.
To encourage members to discuss matters considered important to the advancement of the Club.
10.
To liaise with other clubs, organisations and individuals for the betterment of the hobby.
11.
To maintain with pride, the "Betcherrygah House" (budgerigar aviary and pet budgie donation project) at Ronald McDonald House in the Hunter Valley for terminally ill children.
12.
To operate the Club in a sound, business-like manner to enable financing of these objectives.
Shows
The club hold at least two major exhibitions per year. Our major show is held in February and caters for between 400 - 1000 budgerigars. A young bird only show is held in August and caters for about 200-600 budgerigars. The club also participates with other clubs in team challenge shows throughout the year.
Magazine and Handbook
A bi-monthly magazine (approx 20 pages) containing articles, advertising, club happenings etc, is mailed to all members. Many of the articles of interest which appear in this web site have appeared first in the Newcastle Budgerigar Club Bulletin.
Each new member receives a very informative 40 page handbook about the club and general birdkeeping information.
Member Library
A library of books and videos is kept by the club for loan to members.
Services
A Service Section is stocked with birdkeeping goods for sale to members and general public.
Meetings
The club meets on the 4th Friday of every month (except December) at 7.30pm at Maryland Neighbourhood Centre, 207 Maryland Drive, Maryland, NSW, Australia. New members and visitors welcome.
Membership
Memberships for individuals (including Juniors), families, patrnerships etc catered for.
Annual Membership Rates
Senior $25.00
Junior $20.00
Family (Same address) $25.00
Pensioner $20.00
Partnership (Different address) $25.00 per partner
Joint Juniors (Same address) $20.00
Junior Partnership (Different address) $20.00 per partner
New members add Joining fee to above rates $5.00
How to Join
1.
Print this page including the form below using the File Print menu in your browser.
2.
Fill in the form.
3.
Mail the completed form and cheque for the annual fee (and joining fee if applicable) to:-
Newcastle Budgerigar Club,
10 Gwandalan Close,
Brandy Hill, NSW, 2324,
Australia.
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Future Club Events
9 August 2014 --- Budgerigar Auction
Click here to download the Auction Catalogue

10 August 2014 --- Young Bird Show
Click here to download the Schedule

22 Feb 2015 --- Annual Show