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Midland Budgerigar Association - April 2019
Report by Trevor Terheege

Best in Show A & D Woan

The MBA held its 2019 Nest Feather Show and AGM on the 7th April 2019. The show was well supported by exhibitors but sadly only 59 birds were benched. Despite the low entry the standard of the birds was very good which gave the judge Brian Taylor some tough decisions to make. This also gave Brian, who is one of the new BS Subsidiary Judges, useful experience.

The Best in Show award and Best Champion went to A & D Woan with a very good Opaline Cinnamon Sky Blue, which excelled in feather quality for such a young bird. Close behind the Woan partnership was Dave Page with some very good Normal Cinnamon Grey Greens, which had very good length and shoulder.

John Archer was awarded Best Intermediate with a Normal Grey cock whilst the Best Novice award went to Terry Ross with a very good Golden Face Blue hen.

Brian Taylor Judging

Best Intermediate
John Archer

Best Colour Budgerigar
Simon Williams

Best Novice
Terry Ross

Best Novice
Terry Ross


Malcolm Hough handing over Presidency
to Bruce Greenway

Following the show the MBA held its AGM with Malcolm Hough handing over the Presidents Chain of Office to Bruce Greenway with Rachel Terheege moving up to President Elect and Keith Leedham became the Vice President.

All the previous officers were re-elected. The MBA still has a vacancy for an Editor because they are having difficulty finding some one willing to take on the role.

The Silver Bird Award this year was awarded posthumously to Mrs Anne Lamb who passed away recently. The award was received by her husband Colin.

Colin Lamb receiving Silver Bird Award from Bruce Greenway

Anne Lamb

It is with great sadness that the Midland Budgerigar  Association announce the death of Anne Lamb wife of Colin. Anne although not involved with the birds has always supported Colin and the M.B.A. Anne has attended the B.S. Club show for many years and can often be found working on the MBA Stand.

This year at the BS Club Show whilst working on the MBA Stand Anne felt unwell so on the Monday Colin took Anne to the hospital as they where due to go to Malta the following day. She was immediately admitted and was found to have Leukaemia. Anne passed away on the 23rd November. The funeral took place on December 7th and was very well attended with many budgie fanciers present.

Our thoughts are with Colin at this sad time.

The MBA Committee are looking into options, in order to make membership of the MBA more attractive to fanciers. Details will be published when finalised. The Association is also hoping to build on the success of our Open Show as we had the highest benched figure of all the Area Societies in the country with 520 benched.

Cy Thorne handing over the Chain of Office To Malcolm Hough

The Midland Budgerigar Association held its first Nest Feather Show and AGM in March 2018.  At the AGM the Chairman Bill Hough stood down after holding the position for 20 years and was thanked for his many years of service.  He was replaced by David Woan.

Malcolm Hough was inaugurated as the new President with Bruce Greenway as President elect and Rachel Terheege as Vice President.

All other posts remain the same with the key positions being held as follows: Secretary Steve Holland, Treasurer Rachel Terheege, Patronage Secretary Cy Thorne, and Membership Secretary Colin Lamb.  The Silver Bird award went to Bruce Greenway following his long service as Secretary.   Geoff Bowley was awarded Honorary Life Member.

Geoff Bowley receiving Life Member Award

Bruce Greenway receiving The Silver Bird Award