THE HISTORY OF PCBS
Born in York County, co-organized by Dick Ivy and Bernie Van Arsdale. In the beginning, 14 charter members.
Affiliates with the American Federation Of Aviculture (AFA) ending in Dec. 1991 for cause.
Hosted organizational banquet of Bird Clubs of Virginia (BCV) at Holiday Inn, Hampton, Dick Ivy presiding. (19th)
Approved By-Laws for leadership by a Board of Directors. Club now 3rd largest in state. 40 family members. (19th)
First bird show. NCS sanctioned cockatiel-only show, 38 entries, 12 exhibitors. Ramada Inn, Newport News Rt. 17. (14th)
Elected first board of directors based on bird circle election and a chairman.
2nd bird show. All bird with NCS sanction. Hampton, Sheraton. Now 80 members.
3rd bird show. All-bird with NCS, NFSS and SPBE sanctions.
4th bird show. All bird with NCS, NFS, SPBE and ABS sanctions.
Hosted Bird Clubs of Virginia 1989 convention at Williamsburg. (28-30)
Secretary and treasurer added to by-laws. (19th) Now 125 families. Largest bird club in Virginia, second largest in mid-Atlantic.
Statewide specialty bird forums (Finch & AmaZone) begun, underwritten by PCBS. By Jun 1992, subscribers in 10 states receiving forums.
160 families. Club Finch Circle of Friends accepted as manager of the NFS national FINCHSAVE program.
Begins Colonial Group of PCBS at Williamsburg. Last one in 1994 by disinterest.
190 families. Because of bird disease potential, cancels bird show. Bird Fair success Nov. 7 with domestic-bred birds only. Bird fairs in 1993 & 1994 very successful.
Adopts Species Breeding Partnership for Brown-throated conure with a director. Votes to have it as a Bird Clubs of America program, and aligns with BCA in October.
Moves its Finch Family and Amazon Genus Forums to the BCA National Breeding Program, and begins the Canary Family Breeding Program. All are under-written by PCBS, as is the BCA Club Management Guides, involved in national avicultural goals.
First BCA Alliance Club underwriting several species breeding partnership directors.
Hosts BCV convention in Norfolk.
Hosts 1st Breeder Convention of BCA at VA. Beach. Successful. BCA treasurer comes from PCBS.
Third BCA director from PCBS, a national aviary self-accreditation program director.
Members appear with other clubs across America to testify against possible National bird banding of all exotic birds.
Begins its Pet Information Project to willing pet stores, and vet offices which agree in an educational partnership. BCA pet information pages used.
Begins auction program for unwanted/donated birds. Proceeds to veterinary/avicultural/conservation research.
Club website started on Internet.
Begin collecting molted feathers for a free distribution program to SW American Indian villages for ceremonies.
Continue support of Bird Clubs of Virginia conventions, this year at Portsmouth.
Change website to with director Kathy Greaser as webmaster. Chairman leaves for Texas to investigate a new national alliance to promote awareness and action to stop unfair legislation against pet birds and owners.
June 11, 2004
Dick Ivy passed away. Our Chairman was laid to rest on June 18, 2004 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Deb Wilson new Chairperson
Reestablished Bird Shows
PayPal Account opened and established on web pages.
Bill Warren New Webmaster completes makeover of old website. Added as an additional shorter domain name for club website.
Nancy Butterfield became New Chairperson
Dec 2013-Jan 2014
Julie Mitchell becomes new webmaster and redesigns website
Mike Frielingsdorf becomes new Perch editor
Mike Neal assumes Cockatiel Circle Leader, and Bernie Mlynczak assumes Budgerigar Circle Director
Donnie Hedgebeth assumes Director of Education, Leila Shirley becomes 2nd Vice Chair and Secretary
Buddy Waskey took over Education Director, Kathy Greaser became Treasurer, and Debbie Amarescu became Membership Director.
Club changed from a Not for Profit to a Non-Profit (501.3(c)) tax status.
Moved to new monthly meeting place at Days Inn City Center, 11829 Fishing Point Drive, Newport News, Va. 23606. Meeting starts at 2:30 pm, the 3rd Sunday of each month (Except February when we're at the World of Pets Expo in Hampton VA).
Buddy Waskey became the new Vice Chair.
We have a new building for our Bird Marts. Saint Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Rd. Newport News, Va. 23601.
Board abolished dues for at least a year. Membership now free.
Added over 50 new members from guests visiting our booth at the World of Pets Expo, Hampton VA
Added 22 new members from guests visiting our booth at the World of Pets Expo, Hampton VA
Steve James is elected the new club secretary
Dale Shenk became the new Loverbird circle director
Devon Butterfield became the new PCBS Web Master