|Maryland American Singer Club of Today
It's the season for full flight cages!
|Next Meeting -- Saturday, 20 August 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Please join us at the Towson Library, 320 York Road, Towson, MD for our next meeting. Click here
for directions and more details.
Happy 25th Birthday MASCOT!
MASCOT was formed as a non-profit Maryland corporation in June 1991. June 2016 marks our
25th anniversary. We are very thankful for the American Singer hobbyists who had the will and
energy to establish MASCOT and to those who have kept it going as a vibrant ambassador for
American Singer canaries for the past quarter of a century. That includes MASCOT’s visionary
founders and our past and present members who have made MASCOT a premier American Singer
canary club. MASCOT has long epitomized the best that the American Singer hobby has to offer –
good fellowship and good competition. It is the home of championship breeders who are mainstays
in the American Singer hobby. In addition MASCOT’s members unwaveringly demonstrate
cooperation, integrity and transparency in all club administrative matters. In November 2015,
MASCOT celebrated its 25th Annual Song Contest. A few photos from that show can be found here:
Officer Election Now Underway
Members present at the 21 May meeting discussed and accepted nominations for MASCOT's 2016 to
2018 leadership team. Paper ballots with the names of the nominees have been mailed to each
member of the club. Members can return their ballot by mail (a stamped addressed envelope has
been provided) or they can bring it to the next meeting on 20 August. All ballots received by mail or
brought to the 20 August meeting will be opened and tabulated during the meeting with the count
witnessed by those present. We thank everyone who stepped forward to serve in a leadership position
and we appreciate in advance all who cast their vote in this important club process.
Baby Bird Show is Back -- 24 September 2016
We are pleased to announce that our Baby Bird Show is back. Last held in 2010, the Baby Bird Show
is an excellent way to test your young birds in a show-like setting before the start of the American
Singer competitions. Our show will be held at the Annapolis Hampton Inn, the same site as our
Annual Song Contest. In addition to testing American Singers, Type Canary breeders are welcome to
bring their birds. Also, we will offer space for participants to sell birds. While no entry fees will be
collected, we will ask those who bring birds to make a donation to help the club defray the cost of the
Hampton Inn meeting room. Stay Tuned. More information is forthcoming. Click here for a look
back at our 2010 Baby Bird Show.
2016 Annual Song Contest -- 5 November 2016
Planning for our 2016 Song Contest is well underway. We are pleased to announce that Joaquin
Torres of Chicago, IL has agreed to judge our show. Show details are found here.
2015 Tune Whistler Contest Summary
Click here to read Paula Hatcher's insightful summary of the birds she judged at last November's
Annual Song Contest.
MASCOT members enjoy a good party. When a longtime member who has moved from the area
returns for a visit that calls for a gathering. Read more here.
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