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Date
30.09.18
Start time
12:30
End time
15:00
Westmill Farm, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 0ES
Beds,Essex,Herts branch

Join the Beds, Essex & Herts branch committee for their 2018 AGM followed by a talk on birds of prey. Photographic opportunities are on offer for the budding photographers among you.


There will be a two hour talk on birds of prey by the CJs Birds of Prey team who will bring along a selection of birds to see in action. They are a long established father and daughter flying display team, with a strong emphasis on education and information giving which is often lighthearted and humorous as the birds fail to follow the script.

All are welcome to attend the talk and display accompanying the AGM including children under the supervision of a responsible adult.

The agenda for the AGM and minutes of the AGM 2017 will be available nearer the time. This will include information on nominations and elections for any vacant roles on the branch committee.

Itinerary

12:30 - 13:00 AGM with tea / coffee & biscuits on arrival
13:00 - 15:00 Talk on birds of prey with various birds on show & photographic experience
15:00 Close

Also there is an opportunity for members to book an additional flying experience session in the morning between 10:30 and 12:30, outside and independent of the AGM event, where there will be a different selection of birds from the afternoon session. CJs are offering the preferential rate of £17.00 for RSB members, which individuals will need to book directly with CJs Birds of Prey themselves.

Cost

RSB members - Free
Non-RSB members (adults & children*) - £2.00 for the lecture / photographic experience

* There is no age restriction for the afternoon session but children must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Location

The AGM and talk will be held at Westhill Farm on the north west outskirts of Ware on the A602 Westmill Road, just 10 minutes drive from Ware Railway Station. Please see the map for directions.

Further details

Only members of the Royal Society of Biology should attend the AGM, but friends and family are welcome to join us for the talk and display. Please note that places for the talk are limited to 50 and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with first preference given to those RSB members attending the AGM should the event be over-subscribed.

Contact

Direct event queries to organiser Mary Parsons at R1mparsons@aol.com or on 01767 261 406 or 0793 887 5769. Please contact the RSB regional team at regions@rsb.org.uk with any booking queries.

Morning handling and flying experience

The AGM and talk will take place in the afternoon. However, in the morning CJs Birds of Prey will be hosting an experience day for members of the general public to enroll on outside the RSB AGM session. If members and their friends and family would like to take part in this separate morning handling and flying experience session they will need to sign up with CJs directly and state they are with the RSB to get the preferential rate. The handling and flying experience is only available for people over the age of 10 years for health and safety reasons. Spectators for the morning session are capped and the cost is £10.00 per person. The morning session will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact details to book onto this event are Tina Goodman at events@cjsbirdofprey.co.uk or phone on 0792 209 3056.

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