celebrating 100 years 1910 - 2010
The Modena Club Centenary Show
As President of the National Modena Club of Great Britain –an office which I am proud to hold in this the Centenary Year of the Club - I would like to provide your readers with details of the arrangements for the Centenary Show.
The Centenary Show is to be held on the last weekend in October 2010 and the venue is the Newark Showground NG24 2NY. The celebrations will take place from Friday the 29 Oct until Sunday 31st Oct and the programme of events closes at lunchtime on Sunday. All present and past members are invited and anyone with an interest in Modenas is also welcome. There will be guests from other countries where Modena Clubs flourish and also exhibits from these sources. This will be an opportunity to view the best that the UK Modena breeders can exhibit as well as outstanding examples from abroad. I am sure this will not only excite those who have long been committed to the Modena pigeon but also anyone who has an interest in observing quality pigeons at their best.
The programme reserves Friday evening and Sunday morning for members of the National Modena Club and representatives from the overseas Modena Clubs. There will be a Centenary Dinner held at the Bentley Hotel LN6 9NH on the Saturday evening at which all present and past members and guests are welcome, on Sunday morning all members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the National Modena Club.
In order to cater for those members and guests who cannot attend the full weekend programme arrangements have been made for the Show itself to be contained within the Saturday so that birds can be brought to the show in time to be penned by 9:30 am on Saturday judging starts at 9:45am and the birds can be lifted after the prize giving at 5:45pm. Exhibitors who can spare more time can pen the birds on the Friday evening between 2pm and 6 pm and lift them on the Sunday morning at 1200 hrs.
This will provide an ideal opportunity for members, guests and anyone with an interest in pigeons to meet and share experiences. It is not often that Modena fanciers worldwide can gather to discuss the finer points of their birds and review the exhibits and the novice in particular can gain much from experienced breeders who are invariably generous with their time and advice. This is the primary reason for me to extend the invitation to all who have an interest in pigeons at heart to take advantage of this special occasion. Refreshments will be free to exhibitors and at reasonable cost to others.
Finally I ought to place on record the debt which we owe to the late and great W.F.Holmes the founder of our Club and those who followed on to build on the sound foundations he established. Some I am pleased to say are still with us but many are alive only in the memories of those who were privileged to enjoy their company.
Hoping to see you all there.
President The National Modena Club
2010 Modena Club President