Tentative Schedule of 2013 MEETINGS and EVENTS of the Ontario Purple Martin Association
9:00 a.m. …. April 20 ”Orchard View Golf Course ”
1357 County Rd 34, Ruthven, ON, N0P 2G0 (519) 326-6993 9:00 a.m…….April 27 Bluebird Tour (Meet at the Greenway Parking Lot on the Arner Town line, 1 km North of County Road 20) 9:00 a.m…….May 4 Bluebird Tour (Meet at the Greenway Parking Lot on the Arner Town line) 1 km North of County Road 20)
:00 a.m. ……May 11 “Member-Host” Meeting- 9:00 a.m. Al and Anne Hamill’s house, 2643 County Rd. 20, Harrow, On, N0R1G0 (519-738-6932) Come out and see Al’s new colony site additions !
9:00 a.m…….. June 8
Orchard View Golf Course 9:00 a.m. 1357 County Rd 34, Ruthven, ON, N0P 2G0 (519) 326-6993
9:00 a.m. …… July 6
Member -Host Meeting 9:00 a.m. Cyril and Monica Poisson’s House, 9912 Concession 9, Essex, ON, N8M 2X5
June 30 – July 14……….PM Bird Banding
Contact John Balga to participate. 519-800-2504; Rob Cornies 519-733-4004
MartinFest in Finger, TN at the Stoll Farm on Jun 14 and 15
|MartinFest 2013 will be held on June 14th and 15th on the Stoll Farm in Finger TN. The Stoll Farm will be open for MartinFest from 7:00 A.M. until dark on both Friday and Saturday. Parking is available. You will need to register at the reception area. Pre-registration is not available. Folks are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and you are welcome to contribute an item to the door prize drawing. Friday is Vendors day and is from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor booths open selling products and sharing valuable information FOOD and drinks will be available for purchase on the grounds. Guests are welcome to stay until dark. Saturday schedule of events: (times are approximate)
07:00 a.m. – registration begins – morning coffee and sweet rolls will be offered
10:00 a.m. – MartinFest 2013 Program begins
10:30 a.m. – Guest speaker presentation.
11:30 a.m. – BBQ lunch with homemade pies and ice cream.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Door prize drawings with raffle announcement immediately following. At conclusion of raffle, official festivities end. Vendors will also be open on Saturday from 07:00 A.M. until the end of scheduled activities. Guests are welcomed to stay the remainder of the day to visit and enjoy the purple martins. Costs:Friday Jun 14th - $6.00Sat. Jun 15th (lunch included) – $12.00
Friday and Saturday – $12.00
Children under 12 – Free
Vendor’s table – $25.00
If you are interested in selling purple martin, birding or nature related merchandise or promoting your organization and would like to reserve a vendor’s table, contact Kent Justus: Phone: 501-351-1030, email: email@example.com
Address: 494 Sweet Lips Rd, Finger, TN 38334.
|SOME ITEMS YOU MAY WANT TO BRING: Umbrella, Camera, Sun Block, Wear Comfortable Shoes, Lawn Chair, Hat, Hand- held Fan|
| Directions: The Stoll farm is located about 30 miles south of Jackson, TN and 7 miles south of Henderson. From Jackson (and I-40), go south on Hwy 45. About 5 miles south of Henderson turn left on Hwy 199 (Finger Leapwood Rd). Go three miles and after passing through Finger and crossing the railroad tracks, take your first left on Center Hill Rd. Go .3 miles and turn left on Sweet Lips Rd. The Stoll farm will be .5 miles on your left. There will be signs for the last few turns. The Stoll family would like to extend a warm invitation and share this information with those Purple Martin enthusiasts that wish to attend this year’s MartinFest event. This will be the fifteenth annual MartinFest, and everyone is anticipating yet another wonderful gathering of Purple Martin landlords and enthusiasts at the Stoll farm. On Vendor’s day you will have an opportunity to meet directly with manufacturers, distributors, and representatives from Purple Martin organizations. Products and information will be available for inspection and purchase. Only vendors that register will be permitted to sell items in order to be consistent and fair to everyone. Vendors are encouraged to donate a nice raffle item(s), which is a popular thing with attendees and helps offset some of the cost of the event. The Stoll family would like encourage guests to remain at the farm in the evening for some “After the Fest” conversation, fellowship, and to join them for the traditional “Watching the birds come in” at dusk.