Hares to You
Welcome to the first online Hares to You.
If you have and ideas, please let me know as any help is always welcome. This page will not be listed at all on the main ORCB webpage, so bookmark it at this point to get to it again. Evenually I will be passwording it etc to get into it. As long as there is space available on the webpage I will leave up old newsletters so you can view them when ever you like.
This issue includes the mins. of our meeting in Kamloops, things to feed your rabbit, and some christmas rabbit graphics, new club in Kamloops.
I am still working on the clubs webpage and hope to have the new one up in the beginning of the new year, if you have not sent me changes to your part of the clubs page I will just put up the old stuff. So please make sure the info there is correct.
OUR SHOW IN APRIL
Our show is April 24th and 25th, judges will be Fred Roberts, Judy Paris, and Jan Coffelt. It is in the same hall, not 100% yet on who is doing conccesion. So pass the word around so people can book their holidays etc.
I am sure most of you know but thought I would share with you anyways in case, Shawn and Irene (from Kamloops) have started a club and a Yahoo group Kamloops Feather Fur . They are hoping to have a show next October. Will be nice to have another local show that is for sure. If you want infomation contact Shawn.
| Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of ORCB September
Meeting started at 1:55 PM in the Gold Barn at the KXA fairgrounds
Financial Report- Ginger stated that there is approximately $600.00 in the bank account.
Official New Officers for ORCB (2003-2004)
Honorary Membership- Lori discussed that Caroline Jensen be made an
honorary member for all her efforts she has made for the club. This
would mean she would not have to pay any fees to stay a lifetime member.
Membership dues-It was discussed that we lower the annual fees paid
for membership to $5.00 for the year for single and family membership
with current ARBA membership and $6 for the year for single and family
memberships without ARBA membership. Half-year memberships would be
$2.50 for ARBA members and $3.00 for non-ARBA members. It was put to
the vote and all were in favor so it carried.
April 24-25, 2004 ORCB Show-
Concession-Ginger will ask Terry is she wants to do it again. As well Teresa will contact a local Girl Guides group to see if they would be interested. Another alternative would be to hire a catering truck.
Awards-We have had some trophies donated to the club that we can use.
It was suggested that we give a combination of figurines and ribbons
for the BOB/BOSB's. For BIS/RIS cross-stitch pictures in frames was
suggested. Caroline would need to know soon if we wanted her to do this
Fundraising- Lori said she would contact Total Pet in Kelowna again for $350.00. Martin's feed mills will also be contacted one more time. Unifeed in Armstrong always is a good sponsor and donates 6 bags of rabbit food. Country west is also a good sponsor and always donates bags of rabbit feed as well.
More tables at the Hall: Caroline will ask the hall if any more will be available. If not maybe we could rent some more just for the show if they cannot make any more available
Trap Door at the hall-There was an incident at the last show whereby children were going in and out of the trapdoor. One girl was hurt. The entire back storage room will be off limits and the trap door will have chairs piled on it so we do not get a repeat performance. Caroline will look into what the hall offers in the way of insurance if anyone gets hurt in the hall during the show.
Entry fees-We discussed entry fees and agreed to leave it at $2.50 per entry.
Raffle-It was discussed that anyone can bring in donated items. New
and or hand-crafted items will be graciously accepted. Previously it
has been 3 tickets for a dollar. This is still okay.
Show Superintendent-Still to be announced. Rob Conzatti?
Comment Cards-Rabbit entries don't need them. Cavy entries would like them again.
Scales: It was suggested that the club buy its own scale so it could be used at the show for any of the show tables or by the registrar. It will be investigated how much one would cost. It needs to weigh in pounds and oz. And weigh from 2-25 pounds. Betty said we could use hers at the show if need be
I found this pattern a few years ago on the net, and thought I would share it with you guys. I actually made one of those big flat margerine containers, and put in a single xmas bulb and it actually worked good, I then fastened the lid of the container to the bottom of one of my nest boxes, when it wasn't cold I could still use the nest box even with the lid attached to the bottom, and when it was cold I just snapped the lid onto the container and plugged it in. The design below is way better tho.
This type of heater fits directly under the nestbox "IN" the pan below.If you have cages that don't use drop trays I bend wire hangers to hold the heater in place.Also please make sure all cords are out of the rabbits reach and where they won't get wet.My husband builds mine from any scrape lumber he has around,or you can use the 1" pine shelving from the lumber yard.You don't have to bother with a bottom board if your using it in a tray,but I line the bottom with heavy aluminum foil to reflect the heat back up.I raise Netherland Dwarfs so the frame size of mine are 8"wide,12" long,and 3"high.Size can be adjusted to fit your nestbox size.We normally buy the clamp on type utility light when there on sale and he use the the socket and cord off these.A "U" shaped groove is made in the center of one end for the cord to stick out,and a small block of wood is added to the same end to attach the socket too. Always make sure the bulb is within the 3" frame not sticking up. I use them if its going down below 40 degrees, making sure to turn it off its going to get hotter-you can cook the kits if it gets hot!!
Just doing surfing around the net and came up with this list (by far complete) of things to feed or not to feed rabbits. Alot of times you see where one says it is ok, and another says it isn't ok.
Vegetables to be used sparingly,
Suggested Fruits sparingly, it is rich in sugar,
Foods NOT to be given to rabbits:
Here are some Xmas or winter related bunny pics I thought would share with you. Doing the newsletter online makes it much easier to share these with you. If anyone has any pictures they would like to share just send them to me and will try to get them up here. If you want to save them just right click on picture and save to your computer.