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Title: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Beth Curran on August 16, 2018, 01:14:16 PM
Just a reminder that the time is drawing near to place next year's national, so now is the time to request bids from your favorite shows and submit them to me before November 1st, 2018 so that the board can vote by November 15th, 2018, in order to publish the results in the winter newsletter.

Last year we only had one bid, so let's hit those show clubs up early this year! ;)
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: John W Blehm on August 20, 2018, 01:58:13 PM
I have submitted a bid/offer to Beth via email to have our 2019 Ameraucana National Meet hosted by the Michigan Poultry Fanciers.
Their Fowl Fest is scheduled to be on October 12-13, 2019, at the Frankenmuth CU Event Center, in Birch Run, Michigan.
The details of their offer are below…same as in the past!

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We will provide up to two 8’ tables and 2 chairs.
   We will provide an area for your club meeting.
   Your club will have first choice of the judges we hire and your breed(s) will be judged first, provided your breed club is the first to place a national meet with us - first come, first serve.
   Your breed(s) will be given a prominent location in the showroom.  Your breed will be on top if double stacking is necessary and if applicable your bantam and large fowl breeds will be placed as near to each other as possible.
   Your National Meet will be promoted on our website and in our Poultry Press ad.
   Your breed club will receive a rebate of $1 per bird entered of your breed(s).
   Your breed club will receive a $100 bonus if 200 or more birds of your breed(s) are entered.


This is the same venue as 2017 and everything was great!   :)

The offer from the show club is important, but there are many things to consider.  Here are some that I can think of...
 * When is the show?  October thru the 1st half of November is preferred. 
 * Testing, Do we just need an NPIP flock # or recent Pullorum/Typhoid test or is more needed?
 * How well is the show run?  Reputation?  Do they turn in Meet Reports within 30 days? 
 * Is a location that draws the most members with the most entries more important than moving it around the country?
 * Money, How much is offered to our breed club?
 * How much will it cost us per entry?
 * Are any awards offered such as plaques for AOCCL and AOSB?
 * Do we have first choice of the judges they hire?
 * Will our birds be given a prominent location in the showroom? If double stacking is necessary will our birds be on top?
 * Will our breed be judged first?
 * Do they provide an 8’ table (or more) and 2 chairs.
 * Do they provide an area for our club meeting.
 * Will they promote our Ameraucana National Meet on their website, social media, print ads?
 * Facility...Close to expressway?  Good lighting?  Wide aisles?  Do they double stack coops?  Easy to coop in and coop out?
 * What else is offered in the area, like restaurants and entertainment especially for family members that aren't into showing?
 * What about lodging availability and costs?  Is camping available? 
 * Are all birds entered in the open show, so every Alliance member showing is eligible every Alliance award offered in the sanctioned meet?
 * Is the show room pet free and smoke free?
 * ?
 
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on August 29, 2018, 10:57:06 AM
Anyone who attended our 2017 Meet at this venue will remember the great party we had at John's and Kathy's backyard pavilion.   As I understand it, if this venue is chosen, there will be a repeat performance in 2019!   
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on September 04, 2018, 05:20:08 PM
Fowl Fest is certainly a great venue and John & Kathy made it extra special. But we have had members express interest in moving the national around, so I would like to remind those people to request bids from shows they are interested in and get them to me. Last year the Wisconsin International was the only bid submitted, so that's where our 2018 national is. So far, Fowl Fest is the only bid submitted for 2019.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Russ Blair on September 10, 2018, 09:23:37 AM
I just talked to Amanda from Dayton Fancy Feathers and they are going to e mail me a bid to host our 2019 National at there fall show in Greenville Ohio. When I receive it I will forward it to you Beth.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on September 19, 2018, 05:18:58 PM
I have asked Utah Poultry Fanciers to submit a bid for the 2019.  I sent Michelle  the requirements and  told her to send the proposal to Beth.  She is also requesting a Meet for the Spring 2019.  It would be in Farmington, UTAH just north of SLC.


http://utahfancypoultry.com/index.html
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on September 19, 2018, 07:37:10 PM
I have asked Utah Poultry Fanciers to submit a bid for the 2019.  I sent Michelle  the requirements and  told her to send the proposal to Beth.  She is also requesting a Meet for the Spring 2019.  It would be in Farmington, UTAH just north of SLC.


http://utahfancypoultry.com/index.html

Is Michelle a member?    If so, have her send me the request for the spring meet  along with the other information stated in our meet policy.   Thanks.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on September 21, 2018, 11:11:26 AM
No she is not but will be joining in January so she will do so at that time.Mike Spencer in the meantime will be submitting a proposal for the 2019 national.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Rebecca G Howie on September 21, 2018, 06:02:50 PM
I just talked to Amanda from Dayton Fancy Feathers and they are going to e mail me a bid to host our 2019 National at there fall show in Greenville Ohio. When I receive it I will forward it to you Beth.


Oh, oh, oh, I just might be able to make it to Dayton, if only to hang out with you guys!!
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on September 30, 2018, 09:03:18 AM
This looks promising:

2019 Ameraucana Nationals Bid
Utah Fancy Poultry Association


Dear Ameraucana Alliance,


The Utah Fancy Poultry Association would like to submit our bid for your 2019 National Meet. Our fall show typically takes place the second weekend of October at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington, Utah. Show dates will be booked in March of 2019.



We will provide trophies for your Champion Large Fowl & Champion Bantam National Meet winners.



Our show is a double show. Your National Meet will be show one but your birds will be double entered and will have a chance at starred wins in show two.



We hire two judges for our double show. They have not been selected yet but, we would be glad to take recommendations.



Your National Meet will be promoted on our website, on our Facebook page, and in any of the other media we use to promote our show.



Your breed club will receive a rebate of $1 per bird entered of your breed.



Your breed club will receive a $100 bonus if 200 or more birds of your breed are entered.



Your breed will be given a prominent location in the showroom. Your breed will be on top if double stacking is necessary and your large fowl and bantams will be placed as near to each other as possible.



We will provide up two 8’ tables and 4 chairs.



You may host your own Ameraucana Egg contest and silent auction of Ameraucana birds or merchandise at your club tables.



We will provide an area for an Ameraucana Alliance Club Q&A seminar.



We offer the convenience of a one day show to allot your members a full day of travel on Sunday. Birds may be cooped in Friday night or before judging starts on Saturday.



There are many reasons that our location makes an ideal venue. Farmington is located at the base of the Wasatch mountains in beautiful Davis County, Utah. Not only are there a number of hotels, some within walking distance of the venue, but if you plan to bring a motorhome or trailer, there is a campsite on site. In the immediate vicinity of the venue, you will find shopping, dining and even Utah’s premier amusement park, Lagoon, which becomes home to a number of haunted houses and shows during the month of October. If you want to explore Utah, the Great Salt Lake is a short drive away. Take some time to visit the salt flats or Antelope Island, the Great Salt Lake’s largest Island, where bison roam. A short drive will take you to Salt Lake City which is brimming with art, museums, theatre, concerts, and sports venues. Head into the mountains to visit Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival, or to one of the world class ski resorts that hosted the 2002 Olympics. In addition to the poultry show, everyone is sure to find something right up their alley.


If you have any questions, we’d be happy to answer them.


Sincerely,




Michelle Muldowney-Stevens

The Utah Fancy Poultry Association
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: The Malcolms on September 30, 2018, 10:56:47 AM
Utah does look good.  It is 1/3 the distance for us.  Hopefully we will have repopulated our flock by then.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Russ Blair on September 30, 2018, 09:38:06 PM
24 hr drive for me  :o I may have to stay at Bob Rennolet’s a night for that one  ???
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 02, 2018, 02:47:48 AM
Well it's 34 hours for me or 2108 miles...but I really like SLC.  OTOH Arizona is just 15 hours so those in the Southwest should be able to make it and its 800 miles for Royce so perhaps he'll join in.  that would be good.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 02, 2018, 12:18:53 PM
Well it's 34 hours for me or 2108 miles...but I really like SLC.  OTOH Arizona is just 15 hours so those in the Southwest should be able to make it and its 800 miles for Royce so perhaps he'll join in.  that would be good.

Royce, would you make that trip?   If so, I just might vote for that bid, as I think we would have the potential of picking up a number of new members in an area we have not been before.   I have already spoken with Rennolet, and I would be riding with him once I make the six hour trip to his place. 
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 02, 2018, 02:19:29 PM
I sent Royce an email on it.  Haven't heard back.  Perhaps he's still partying from his 60th birthday bash on the 28th.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 02, 2018, 02:52:27 PM
24 hr drive for me  :o I may have to stay at Bob Rennolet’s a night for that one  ???

Russ, maybe you and John could ride together to trade off driving?   John and I did that when we had the national meet in Montana.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Janet Tipton on October 03, 2018, 04:41:57 PM
I know I am new to the organization but I would be willing to help however I can.  I live about 30-45 minutes from the venue and can attest to how well the show is run and to the many amenities available very near the venue.

Janet
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 03, 2018, 04:47:50 PM

Hi Janet,


Great to hear.  It would be good if you would put in for the Spring Show at Farmington to be an AA Meet so we can get that out on for our next newsletter.


Thanks Suki.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: John W Blehm on October 03, 2018, 05:11:24 PM
Russ, maybe you and John could ride together to trade off driving?   John and I did that when we had the national meet in Montana.

John is done with the extra long drives.  We did get another member from UT join today, so that makes two.

I think the biggest question we have about the show is what the health requirements are to bring birds to the show.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on October 03, 2018, 10:30:17 PM
They're all extra long drives for me, unless we hold it on a ship.  ;D I have no idea what next year will bring, but Utah does sound like fun. Janet, do you have any idea about the health requirements for out of state birds?
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: John W Blehm on October 04, 2018, 09:46:57 AM
Quote from: On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 9:00 PM John W Blehm <...> wrote:
Michelle

What are your state’s health requirements for birds brought to the show?
 
John W Blehm
Ameraucana Alliance

Quote from: Utah Fancy Poultry Association <u...>
Hi John,

We do not have any health requirements for birds coming in that I'm aware of. We often draw exhibitors from ID, WY, MT, CO, AZ and they do not have any extra loops to jump through. Our state does not require NPIP or testing at shows. Very few of us, actually I believe I'm the only on in the club, have NPIP.

Cheers,

Michelle
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Russ Blair on October 04, 2018, 10:36:26 AM
Well I know it’s not decided but Mike if it’s in Utah perhaps you bring a shotgun to Bobs. That way after the meet we could get together for some bird hunting? I know he gave me an open invitation to come out and get some pheasant. I would just need to make sure and save a weeks vacation and make the most of it. It would mean I would be bringing just a few birds instead of the normal 20-60 though  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Janet Tipton on October 04, 2018, 11:18:47 AM

Hi Janet,


Great to hear.  It would be good if you would put in for the Spring Show at Farmington to be an AA Meet so we can get that out on for our next newsletter.


Thanks Suki.

I believe Michelle has done that or working on it anyway.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 04, 2018, 11:57:51 AM
The following quote is from the pinned post on Meet Policy above.

Quote from: http://ameraucanaalliance.org/DnLd/Meet%20Policy.pdf

"Club meets may be placed by the Director in charge of meets when a member requests a meet for a specific show in time for the meet to be publicized in the quarterly Ameraucana Newsletter prior to the show's entry deadline.   Members need to know well in advance when and where meets are placed for planning purposes.  Meets should only be placed when it can be reasonably expected that three or more exhibitors will show Ameraucanas.   The requesting member may furnish the names of at least the minimum number of expected exhibitors to the Director in charge of meets at the time he or she requests the meet in order to facilitate the Director's decision making process."

It says that members must be the ones to request meets.   Unless Michelle is a member, and I don't see her name on the latest list I have, she is not eligible to request a meet.   It must be an Alliance member.   Janet, see the info we need in our meet policy and shoot me an email with it.  I need the names of at least three potential Ameraucana exhibitors, name and location of show, date(s) and contact info for the Show Secretary.   Thanks!
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Janet Tipton on October 04, 2018, 12:22:42 PM

Hi Janet,


Great to hear.  It would be good if you would put in for the Spring Show at Farmington to be an AA Meet so we can get that out on for our next newsletter.


Thanks Suki.

The Utah club will set their dates for next years shows at the fall show that is happening next week.  As soon as the dates are selected I will get the request in to have it be an AA meet.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Janet Tipton on October 04, 2018, 12:25:13 PM
The following quote is from the pinned post on Meet Policy above.

Quote from: http://ameraucanaalliance.org/DnLd/Meet%20Policy.pdf

"Club meets may be placed by the Director in charge of meets when a member requests a meet for a specific show in time for the meet to be publicized in the quarterly Ameraucana Newsletter prior to the show's entry deadline.   Members need to know well in advance when and where meets are placed for planning purposes.  Meets should only be placed when it can be reasonably expected that three or more exhibitors will show Ameraucanas.   The requesting member may furnish the names of at least the minimum number of expected exhibitors to the Director in charge of meets at the time he or she requests the meet in order to facilitate the Director's decision making process."

It says that members must be the ones to request meets.   Unless Michelle is a member, and I don't see her name on the latest list I have, she is not eligible to request a meet.   It must be an Alliance member.   Janet, see the info we need in our meet policy and shoot me an email with it.  I need the names of at least three potential Ameraucana exhibitors, name and location of show, date(s) and contact info for the Show Secretary.   Thanks!

Michael I will get all required info next week at the fall show and get it to you.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 04, 2018, 12:30:18 PM
Well I know it’s not decided but Mike if it’s in Utah perhaps you bring a shotgun to Bobs. That way after the meet we could get together for some bird hunting? I know he gave me an open invitation to come out and get some pheasant. I would just need to make sure and save a weeks vacation and make the most of it. It would mean I would be bringing just a few birds instead of the normal 20-60 though  ;D

Sounds like a plan!    Out of state Pheasant Hunting license has been $125 in S.D. the last few years, don't know if that has changed or not.  Russ, you should plan to drive to my place first, stay overnight, and then we could take one vehicle to Bobs, stay a night there, and then load everything onto his big trailer.   It would work if we don't enter too many for my 5 1/2 foot pickup bed, as it has a topper.  We can stack cages inside. 
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on October 05, 2018, 10:09:22 AM
Man, wish South Dakota was on my route! ;D
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 05, 2018, 02:10:38 PM
But Beth, you're assuming that Utah gets picked.  There are others in the running.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Russ Blair on October 05, 2018, 10:43:32 PM
Talked to Amanda from DFFC today at there Greenville show. She will put together there bid after this weekend show concludes. I think we need to also look at the venues layout. Portage was a very well ran show, but I did not like the three barn set up. I think for a National meet we should try and find venues that have one area, like fowl fest and Greenville. Janet how is the venue set up at the Utah show? Is it all in one building or spread out in different buildings? I just feel we have better interaction with our club table if it's closer to our Ameraucana entries. Just something I have been thinking of lately that I haven't ever heard of being discussed.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on October 06, 2018, 01:08:14 AM
But Beth, you're assuming that Utah gets picked.  There are others in the running.

None that take me anywhere near South Dakota!😂

There is also a bid I'm waiting on from a club in FL.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 07, 2018, 03:56:44 PM
Florida when the rainy season is over, is very nice.  Where in the North?  or Central near Orlando?
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: John W Blehm on October 09, 2018, 06:42:49 PM
...I think we need to also look at the venues layout. Portage was a very well ran show, but I did not like the three barn set up. I think for a National meet we should try and find venues that have one area, like fowl fest and Greenville. Janet how is the venue set up at the Utah show? Is it all in one building or spread out in different buildings? I just feel we have better interaction with our club table if it's closer to our Ameraucana entries. Just something I have been thinking of lately that I haven't ever heard of being discussed.

The Portage people were great, but no show is perfect and the biggest negative for me were the very narrow aisles.  The 4 or more building setup is typical of most shows held at fairgrounds and my knees were shot from all the walking on pavement...my right knee is still sore. 
Fowl Fest offers 6' wide aisles with single stacked coops, all in one large well lighted arena with restrooms thru a set of doors and consessions thru another set of doors.

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From: Utah Fancy Poultry Association [mailto:utahfancypoultry@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:58 PM
To: ...
Cc: ...
Subject: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Nationals Bid

I saw a comment on the forum asking about how the show is set up. It is all in one building.

Michelle
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Rebecca G Howie on October 10, 2018, 10:32:36 PM
Florida when the rainy season is over, is very nice.  Where in the North?  or Central near Orlando?


I think Jonathone Stone is putting that bid in and it will be Brooksville in Central Florida. 1.5 hours due east of Orlando, FL.

Yes, if Nov, Dec date it is cooling down and nice!!
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on October 11, 2018, 10:21:20 AM
Yes, the West Florida Poultry Show in Brookville. But I haven't heard back from them so you might want to give them a nudge. How far are they from where the storm hit?
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Rebecca G Howie on October 11, 2018, 10:21:02 PM
Yes, the West Florida Poultry Show in Brookville. But I haven't heard back from them so you might want to give them a nudge. How far are they from where the storm hit?

Jonathon said some wind, limbs fell, no real damage this time. No lives lost. The usual cleanup, causing some delay in business
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 12, 2018, 09:46:04 AM
Yes, the West Florida Poultry Show in Brookville. But I haven't heard back from them so you might want to give them a nudge. How far are they from where the storm hit?
Jonathon said some wind, limbs fell, no real damage this time. No lives lost. The usual cleanup, causing some delay in business

Rebecca, when would you say the annual hurricane season ends in Florida?   December?   March?  I really don't know. 
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on October 13, 2018, 11:13:15 AM
Mike hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, though it is not unheard of to have a tropical system out of season. Historically September and October have been the most active months.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Janet Tipton on October 15, 2018, 11:43:58 AM
Talked to Amanda from DFFC today at there Greenville show. She will put together there bid after this weekend show concludes. I think we need to also look at the venues layout. Portage was a very well ran show, but I did not like the three barn set up. I think for a National meet we should try and find venues that have one area, like fowl fest and Greenville. Janet how is the venue set up at the Utah show? Is it all in one building or spread out in different buildings? I just feel we have better interaction with our club table if it's closer to our Ameraucana entries. Just something I have been thinking of lately that I haven't ever heard of being discussed.

Russ it is just one building currently.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 15, 2018, 01:37:38 PM
I think the amount of buildings is a non-starter.  I don't think that's a large enough issue to make a difference in choice of venues if all the other requirements are filled.  More important is diverse locations to get more Breed & Group Awareness and whatever problems may have been in Portage being spread out, it fulfilled those two necessities.




Sue
NePA
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 15, 2018, 02:38:18 PM
I think the amount of buildings is a non-starter.  I don't think that's a large enough issue to make a difference in choice of venues if all the other requirements are filled.  More important is diverse locations to get more Breed & Group Awareness and whatever problems may have been in Portage being spread out, it fulfilled those two necessities. Sue NePA

I really didn't notice any problems at Portage.   Our club table could have been in the building where the vendors, restrooms, food and seating was, but we could not have had the silent auction of birds in there, as that is where people go to get away from the dust and the noise to talk and to eat.  Our table was in the front part of the youth building right by the open entry door, and we had lots of traffic there.    As far as multiple buildings, that is very common at county fairgrounds. 
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Russ Blair on October 17, 2018, 12:54:11 PM
I have received and submitted a bid from DFFC to host our 2019 National Meet at there fall show in Greenville Ohio.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Suki on October 17, 2018, 01:02:38 PM
Excellent news.  I think the more the merrier.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Rebecca G Howie on October 17, 2018, 02:24:18 PM
Mike hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, though it is not unheard of to have a tropical system out of season. Historically September and October have been the most active months.

^^^  What Beth said  ^^^
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Russ Blair on October 29, 2018, 10:53:44 AM
So have we received any more bids to host our 2019 National Meet? Or is Utah, Fowl Fest and Dayton Fancy Feathers Club the only three?
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 29, 2018, 01:21:06 PM
There has been plenty of time to secure bids.   Let's get on with the vote and get it done.   Beth?   John?
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: Beth Curran on November 03, 2018, 11:44:03 AM
I gave West Florida until November 1st and did not receive a bid from them, so I just sent out an email for everyone to vote.
Title: Re: 2019 National
Post by: John W Blehm on November 13, 2018, 11:10:17 AM
I have received and submitted a bid from DFFC to host our 2019 National Meet at there fall show in Greenville Ohio.

The votes are in and Dayton Fancy Feather Club (https://www.daytonfancyfeatherclub.com/) will host our 2019 Ameraucana National Meet.

Quote
From: Amanda Heitzman <...>
Date: October 15, 2018 at 9:41:41 AM EDT
To: "\"Russell Blair\"" <...>
Subject: Ameraucana Alliance National Meet Bid
The DFFC would love to place a bid for the Ameraucana Alliance National Meet Bid.  The club would give your club $100.00 that we give to your club and that you can use towards what every awards you would like and you can pick your judge.  We are working on judges for next year currently.  We also already offer awards for BB and RB for both Bantam and Large Fowl.  We would give you table space for free and allow you to have your raffle items/silent auction.  If you need more than one table that is ok as well and if you need a place for a meeting we can arrange for one of the buildings at the fairgrounds.  We have a great big building with wide aisle.  We are close to Dayton International Airport and work with area hotel to get the best rate we can for anybody showing.  Any thing else that missed please let me know.


Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on April 16, 2019, 07:58:25 PM
Thanks to Russ Blair and Stan Alder for volunteering to organize our Ameraucana Eastern National.  I'm appointing Russ to head up a committee, including Stan and myself, to be in charge of our meet. 
 
Quote from: As per Article 1 of our by-laws
Committees, headed by a Board member, may be appointed by the President and he/she shall assign duties to officers and members that volunteer.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on April 17, 2019, 09:47:14 AM
Jeff Vance and Myself are going to scout around the Greenville area while attending the Alliance meet at the Spring show. Hopefully we will have a few ideas for somewhere to gather (eat) and I was thinking of looking into Hotels etc. Stay tuned for further information as we try to bring stability despite my chaotic shoot from the hip method of operation lol.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on April 18, 2019, 04:58:31 PM
John how many rooms do you usually get blocked at the hotel for Ameraucana Nationals? I guess the real question probably is how many plan on attending? Just Incase I talk to hotel in Greenville when we are down there.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on April 18, 2019, 07:12:54 PM
John how many rooms do you usually get blocked at the hotel for Ameraucana Nationals? I guess the real question probably is how many plan on attending? Just Incase I talk to hotel in Greenville when we are down there.

Generally a show club has a "host" hotel where they may have a block of rooms, but moreover a discounted price for exhibitors that stay there.

Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on April 20, 2019, 09:37:52 AM
Our Alliance sponsored awards and "specials" offered by our members are listed in the attached PDF file.
Please email me if you would like to offer any specials also.  Members are responsible for awarding the specials/awards they offer. 
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on May 18, 2019, 11:33:03 PM
Just received a reply from Amanda with the names of the judges they hired for their fall show, which is hosting our Ameraucana Eastern National.

Hey Russ,

I was just thinking I need to contact you to let you know who the judges are.  They are Mike sayre, Matt Lhamon, Brian Gates, Anthony Ashley, Tim Bowles, and Mike Becker.  Please let me know anything else that you need.   Jr judges are Mark Lange and Michael Wells. 
Amanda

So now our board can move forward in selecting our judges  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on May 24, 2019, 11:17:23 AM
Brian Gates will judge large fowl and Mike Becker will judge bantams at our Ameraucana Eastern National.   :)
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on May 24, 2019, 02:36:09 PM
Just wanted to let everyone that is attending this epic event to know that although my numbers are lower than they should be. I believe I got enough on the ground, at the right time, to allow me to bring my A game. So Michael Gilbert and Jeff Vance be prepared, I am coming back for both belts this fall. Max Strawn you better have some dandy large fowl blues, I have a few here that have the potential to take your crown  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D. I will let Lisa, Alexandria, John, Bob and Jim fight over the large fowl Black title. Sherry, Kraig and Stan you guys are off the radar as well since I do not raise large fowl Whites..........Yet  :o. If I forgot to mention you, well congratulations in advance, because you will probably be the one to knock my socks off lol
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Stan Alder on May 27, 2019, 11:00:52 AM
Hehehe...I'm got some nice blue surprises flying in under the radar....lolol...
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Max Strawn on May 29, 2019, 01:05:25 PM
I've had a pretty good hatching season this year. Lots of LF blues to choose from. The bantam brown reds hatched well also, and the bantam whites... and the bantam wheaten/blue wheaten... and the LF blacks... Looks like I may get to use that new enclosed trailer/chicken hauler I won... :o :o :)
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on June 01, 2019, 09:47:39 AM
Ugh I forgot about the trailer :-[
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on June 20, 2019, 03:12:50 PM
Maybe this has been covered, but if so I missed it.   Where is everybody staying for the Eastern National in Ohio?   It would be nice if many of us could use the same motel. 
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on June 22, 2019, 09:18:23 AM
Dayton Fancy Feather Club (be sure to mention it) has a discount rate at the Quality Inn (937) 316-5252. The discounted rate is $89 for a single King, or double queen room. Be sure to book them ASAP, I just booked mine today and they only have 8 King and 9 double queen rooms left at that rate. The Holiday inn in Greenville never got back with Jeff. I believe the quality inn has a banquet room that they will let us use for club meeting as well according to Jeff.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on July 28, 2019, 05:03:08 PM
Role call on Ameraucana Alliance Members that are planning on attending our Eastern National. More importantly I need to know what size T Shirt you will wear? I know it's a weird request but I may have a little surprise up my sleeve  8)
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on August 11, 2019, 08:53:43 AM
Show catalogs are now available I believe, with the entry deadline being September 16th. I will post a link on here later today hopefully
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on August 11, 2019, 01:32:54 PM
Dayton Fancy Feather Club (be sure to mention it) has a discount rate at the Quality Inn (937) 316-5252. The discounted rate is $89 for a single King, or double queen room. Be sure to book them ASAP, I just booked mine today and they only have 8 King and 9 double queen rooms left at that rate. The Holiday inn in Greenville never got back with Jeff. I believe the quality inn has a banquet room that they will let us use for club meeting as well according to Jeff.

Kathy and I will be at the Quality Inn.  :)
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on August 11, 2019, 08:52:43 PM
What size T shirt do you wear John, extra large??
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on August 11, 2019, 10:28:27 PM
For sure.  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Mike Gilbert on August 12, 2019, 09:11:14 AM
Mary and I are also staying at the Quality Inn.     Russ, I don't wear T-Shirts unless they have a pocket.  I have to take my readers with me wherever I go.   So don't order one for me, okay?    Bob R, on the other hand, probably wears a XXL.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Stan Alder on August 30, 2019, 12:30:50 PM
Don't forget! entries for the Eastern National must be postmarked by Sept 16th! this link will take you to the form and show catalog:
 https://www.poultryshowcentral.com/support-files/dayton2019fallcatalog.pdf
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on September 01, 2019, 10:21:23 PM
Thanks for posting the catalog Stan, I just copied it to finally do it  :o
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: John W Blehm on September 16, 2019, 11:29:21 AM
Don't forget! entries for the Eastern National must be postmarked by Sept 16th! this link will take you to the form and show catalog:
 https://www.poultryshowcentral.com/support-files/dayton2019fallcatalog.pdf

Today is the 16th!  I've got to get my entry form in the mail today, but so many birds have been molting.  I guess I'll still enter the ones I planned to hoping they will be good enough to show in 3 weeks.
Title: Re: 2019 Ameraucana Eastern National
Post by: Russ Blair on September 18, 2019, 10:38:25 PM
Amanda is accepting all entries through out this week. I just e mailed mine to her and paid through pay pal if anybody else needed to as well the account is daytonfancyfeatherclub@gmail.com I just added a note to my payment stating it was for mine and my uncle Daves entry. I could only muster 2 large fowl and 21 bantams due to the molting and predator attacks I have had this year  :-[. I only could come up with 2 trios and no displays unfortunately. I honestly didn't see any real contenders tonight while sorting through every pen I could. Perhaps all the poorly conditioned ones I entered will make the 1-2 mediocre ones look better  ???. Either way I am guaranteed to have fun and fellowship, looking forward to it like I am packing a bunch of winners lol.