Annual WIPC/WJPA Picnic and Membership Meeting

You are all invited to the Annual WIPC/WJPA Picnic and Membership meeting on June 27. During the meeting portion of the day we will be discussing and voting (members only) on whether to hold the Wisconsin International this year.

During the WIPC membership meeting, we will be discussing whether to go forward with the 2015 Wisconsin International Poultry Show, in light of the Avian Influenza outbreak. All WIPC members, including juniors, are invited to join in the discussion and to vote.

Schedule

10:00am-10:30am: Arrival
10:30am-11:10am: Junior Showmanship Secrets for Success seminar by Sydney and Shelby Tone as part of their Poultry Master project work.
11:10am-12:00pm: Do It Yourself First Aid for Poultry presentation by Poultry Consultant Twain Lockhart.
12:00pm-1:00pm: Potluck lunch.
12:30pm-2:00pm: Wisconsin International Poultry Club summer meeting.

Please RSVP by clicking here (takes you to an event registration site). There is no charge for this event, but bring lawn chairs and a dish to pass if you’re staying for lunch 🙂

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Annual Wisconsin International Meeting, June 27, 2015

On June 27 the Wisconsin International Poultry Club, Inc. will have a meeting at Cluck, The Chicken Store​ in Paoli. This meeting is being held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Junior Poultry Association​ meeting and picnic.

Before lunch (10:30-ish), Nutrena Feeds Poultry Specialist Twain Lockhart (aka, Mr. Cluck) will be giving a presentation on Poultry First-Aid, followed by Sydney and Shelby Tone’s Poultry Showmanship mini-clinic. This is followed by a potluck lunch (noon-ish), with the WIPC meeting soon after.

This would be a good meeting to attend if you have any comments, concerns or suggestions for the Wisconsin International show. If you want to skip the WJPA portion, just show up for lunch (bring a dish to pass) and stay for the meeting. I will post more details as it gets closer.

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Poll: Should We Accept Credit Cards for Entry Fees?

If you have not been to our Facebook page lately, head on over and vote in the current poll: Do You Think that the Wisconsin International Should Accept Credit Card Payment for Entry Fees?

You may also begin to notice that you are receiving a few more emails from us. We have recently made a change that automatically sends emails to our subscribers whenever there is news posted on the website. No longer do you have to visit the website to keep up-to-date on current happenings with the Wisconsin International. We are hoping to automatically post to our Facebook page as well, but that is proving to be a bit more of a challenge.

Happy Hatching!

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Sponsor a Breed Award Today!

At every show there are dozens of breed awards sponsored by individuals just like yourself. In the Open division it’s usually a cash award, like $3-$10. In the Junior division it’s often a $5-$10 trophy or rosette (and if it’s a trophy or rosette, we take care of the ordering).

It can be an overall breed award, “Best Silver Phoenix,” or it can be very specific, “Best Frizzled Bantam Black Cochin Shown by a Youth.

It’s a great way to promote a particular breed, remember a particular someone, or just for fun. Contact me soon if you’re interested in sponsoring a breed award this year, so we can get it in the show catalog.

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Advertising Opportunities

We are currently filling business advertising and sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in advertising on our webpage (see sidebar to the right), in the Show Catalog or Exhibitor’s List, or placing advertising in the showroom, contact us.

I can give you exposure counts to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

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New for 2015: Featured Breed

We are trying out a concept we borrowed from another show (not sure which one). Each year the show committee will choose a Featured Breed to be highlighted during the show.

Those entering a featured breed will receive a greatly reduced, $2, entry fee for each entered.

This year’s Featured Breed is the Japanese Bantam

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It was a great show!

A big

THANK YOU!

to all the exhibitors that brought phenomenal birds to our 2014 show! We are slowly getting the results published–check the “Results” menu item for updates (the Open Division results are up as of this writing).

We would also like to thank the terrific Clerks that helped keep the judging organized and efficient, as well as the countless volunteers that made it all possible.

Thank you to our Judges that faced some travel headaches but still made it to the show on time! Your dedication to your work inspires us all.

See you next year!

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Need Help with Show Setup

Show Setup is Saturday, September 20th, starting at 9 am.

Setting up the bases and cooping; adding shavings and cups for feed and water; a little decorating; setting up tables and chairs for exhibits, registration, the food area, etc.

There will be snacks, soda and lunch on hand to help the crew keep going until finished. We generally are finished before 4 pm., but even if you can only stay an hour, it would help a lot!

 

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Looks Like the Hatches Recovered

Still a few entries to iron out, but we currently stand at 1,924 birds entered this year, down a couple hundred from 2013. There are 5 fewer exhibitors than last year, and the average per entry is down 1 full bird.

The Junior division represents 44% of the total number of birds entered, averaging 9 birds per exhibitor. The Open division exhibitors on average entered 11.5 birds.

Interestingly, this year the number of Exhibitors entered in the Junior division exceed the number in the Open division by 16.

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WJPA Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for the WJPA Youth Photography contest has been extended! Entries must now be postmarked by September 18 and each photo must have a complete entry form attached to the back.

Entry form is available here: 2014 WJPA Youth Photography Contest

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