held at the Dane County Humane Society
May 3, 2003 is now history!


Did everyone get a chance to attend our May seminar? I am still receiving compliments and rave reviews from the people who attended, including doctors and board members from other bird clubs. It was so good, people have asked when our next event will be. I cannot thank our generous and knowledgeable educational speakers; Doctors Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, Jean A. Pare', DVM, Peter Sakas, DVM, and Rob Porter, DVM enough! Thank you! Also a huge thank you to MADCAT Pet Supplies for doing a fantastic job feeding the crowd with everything from Swedish meatballs, to chips, dips and cheese to sodas and ice cream and much more! Ted had a real workout and everything was so delicious and very much appreciated, thank you! Also a big thank you to Carol Giffin for her hard work and donated stained glass Blue and Gold. Thanks to her we were able to raise additional funds to help pay off our purchase of all the bird cages for the Humane Society. Thanks Carol! Thanks also to the Dane County Humane Society for not only allowing us to hold our seminar there, but also for waiving fees and supplying equipment for the event, thereby helping us keep our costs low. An event as big as this cannot be undertaken without a dedicated hard working team of volunteers. My thanks to the MACAW board members- Pam, Ruth, Jan, Carol, Lois, Kathy T. and Kathy S., Seminar Coordinator Jackie, Education Director Paula, members - Lynn, and Katreena and the many volunteers for putting this event together, soliciting the prizes, running the auctions and raffles, setting up the chairs and tables and helping wherever needed. To every one of you, and everyone I may have missed, your work is appreciated, and you have my thanks. The beautiful art work for the seminar booklet cover was donated by the talented artist Robin Van Zeeland, thank you Robin! And thank you to all of the companies and people who donated prizes to the raffles and auctions and who advertised in our seminar booklet. The biggest thank you has been saved for all of you who attended this event, participated in the raffles and auctions and made our event such a huge success, thank you! I hope that everyone left with a better understanding and appreciation of our birds. It was quite a day, with so much to do, so much to learn and so much to eat! Thanks to all of you in helping us raise much needed funds, funds that will be given back to the avian community to further help avian causes here locally and around the world.

I urge every member of MACAW to remember those businesses that have helped this club. When you need to buy supplies for your birds, go out on the town to movies, shopping, bowling or golf, go out to eat or just want to buy something for yourself, please send some of your business to the businesses that supported MACAW. There were many businesses that turned us down, didn't reply, didn't support us or just didn't care about helping animals. The businesses that support MACAW stand out from the rest as some of the most caring, generous and helpful in the community. Please remember their generosity. They help us make a positive difference in the avian community.

Please join me in thanking the people and businesses below who supported MACAW during this event. If you would like to learn more about a sponsor, please email me.

THANK YOU!!!!!     THANK YOU!!!     THANK YOU!!!

Donations to Auctions, Raffles and Art Work

Advertising in Seminar Booklet

*Robin Van Zeeland, for donating the exquisite artwork for our seminar booklet 
*Carol Giffen, for the beautiful Blue and Gold stained glass that was raffled
*MadCat Pet Supplies in Madison, for providing the wonderful foods and refreshment 
*Lafeber Company, for providing over 200 bags of bird treat samples 
*Copp's Food Center, www.copps.com 
*Milwaukee County Zoo, www.milwaukeezoo.org 
*Fancy Publications (Bird Talk Magazine), www.animalnetwork.com/birdtalk 
*Doctor's Foster & Smith, www.drsfostersmith.com 
*The Ultimate Spa & Salon, www.ultimatespa.com 
*Big Mike's Super Subs, www.bigmikesdelivers.com 
*Star Cinema, www.starcinema.com 
*George Vitense Golfland, www.vitense.com 
*Atlanta Bread Company, www.atlantabread.com 
*Raintree Resort & Conference Center, www.dellsraintree.com 
*Curves for Women, www.curvesinternational.com 
*Steep & Brew, www.steepnbrew.com 
*Parrots Magazine, www.parrotmag.com 
*East Towne Pet Clinic, Madison 
*Kaytee Products Inc, www.kaytee.com 
*Zupreem, www.zupreem.com 
*Kneaded Relief Day Spa, www.kneadedreliefdayspa.com 
*Steve and Paula Fitzsimmons 
*PJ Publications (Paula Fitzsimmons), www.pjpublications.com 
*Claude Leroy 
*Ruth Gundlach 
*Cameron Owls (Clarence Cameron), www.owlman.com 
*LadyGouldianFinch, www.ladygouldianfinch.com 
*Hagen Corporation, www.hagen.com 
*Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, www.bowlavard.com 
*Orange Tree Imports, www.orangetreeimports.com 
*Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, www.moundspet.com 
*Kathy Thimling 
*Sauk Praire Small Animal Hospital, www.spsmallanimalhospital.com 
*Milwaukee Public Museum, www.mpm.edu 
*Friend of MACAW 
*Dane County Humane Society, for donating the room
*Gunderson-Lutheran Funeral Home, for donating chairs
*Tracey Bockenhauer -- LARRA, Inc. Extra Large Parrot Toy (huge)
*Love on a Wing !0.00 certificate and an african grey art print
*Kathy thimling oxy fresh bottle
*Designing Health -- avian formula (6)
*Sun Seed -- t-shirt assorted treat sticks and seed
*Polly's Pastels (2) bird perches
*Mounds Pet Food Ware House -- (2) 10.000 certs. (2) small bird cages
*Karen Davidson- Mary Kay product
*Theresa Sonn -Mary Kay product
*Crazy Corn - 10 assorted bags of crazy corn product
*The Birdie Cookbook (1 cook book) 
*Cloud 9 (3) $50.00 off coupons towards the purchase of a Hepa air machine
MADCAT Pet Supplies
Robin's Nest
Kathy's Klutches
Dane County Humane Society
Fine Feathered Friends Sanctuary
The Pet Network
Parts Now!
Avian Suites
Exotic Creations
PJ Publications
The Birdie Cookbook
Crazy Bird Toys
Feathered Fid's Bird Boarding
La Crosse Avian Rescue (LARRA)
Behavior Consultations (LARRA)


If I missed anyone, please send me an email so that this can be updated. Thank you! 

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