Posted by Deb on January 19, 19104 at 15:37:55:
In Reply to: ADBS Club policies posted by CJR on January 19, 19104 at 13:22:49:
To support what Jean has stated let me first add we are activly working on several ideas and ways of supporting and organising our youth project. We have several new approaches and suggestions of how to implement awards to news articles but all this must be worked out with certain specifics and approval from our leadership. At the moment our Chair members are putting their requests , suggestions and solutions in writing to present this to the board. The ideas and topics that have been discussed or realistic interests and some will only need effort while others will need some funding. We must have a clear understanding of how the workings, funding and by-laws address specific issues. but for all rest assured the youth are working on this at this moment.
Jean hold on to those mugs and standards for the Youth program will take advantage of them! We will be posting and writing about ways and suggestions in areas that we need support.
: Roger and Neil. I am sure this is being discussed right now. Juniors have always had the same vote that other members have had. I think the dues change was never talked about, just pushed. The treasury was low and a raise in dues (remember that postage alone is a major cost for many organizations these days!) was necessary to keep the Club solvent. At one time, there was no problem, with the $10 dues. And it could be that way again. We do not get Treasurers reports nor do we participate in Budget development. I am sure these things are changing!
: For information: I have offered Dutch Bantam Mugs (2 colors this last shipment--and when they are gone, I will order 3 color mugs). They have been available for any Show that requests them, and I mail them to the District Director where the show is held. I have always included Mugs for Junior Show winners&/or Showmanship winners. There will surely be a network for Junior Awards when our new officers are able to do some reorganization of Committees, etc.
: Our Junior leadership--Deb Porter, Neil, Brad, will be involved. Remember, we are only 2 weeks into a new administration--but all suggestions are welcome and will be worked into a new program! This will take a little time, so be patient, but good things will happen as soon as they can!
: Also, I purchased some APA Black and White Standards books for Junior Show winners, when they were on sale. These were ignored by the Pres/Sec. I have given several to Montana Jr Dutch exhibitors and still have several just waiting for recipients.
: It is not possible for me to attend many shows, I am glad to offer some awards in lieu of cost of attending shows. Others may likewise be glad to participate in this way. Ei, 5-6 dozen mugs costs about the same as an airline ticket to any one show, for me. A clearing house for Show awards will be a possibility.
: And not to forget the Youth who cannot show their birds for many reasons, a program for "home breeders" for youth can also be rewarding for those members. But 4H records are perhaps a better basis for recognition for this activity, than a Club that covers the whole U.S. All are things to talk about. And talk, we will, and not receive a blank "NO", and polite consideration will be given.
: This site may have some changes, and a section for Youth might be useful--or perhaps using one of the established sites, such as THE CHRONICLES or TRUE BANTAM sites might be designated for Youth to communicate??? There will be lots of ideas coming forth in the next weeks and months--and this ADBS will go forward!!
: Junior Dues might require some by-laws changes, maybe not--but be assured it is a subject that will be considered. CJR
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