The Long Island Parrot Society has made the difficult decision to cancel Parrot EXPO on
October 1, 2022. We queried vendors on numerous occasions to inquire
if they planned to participate in the 2022 EXPO. Due to the pandemic, many are no longer in business or are now exclusively mail order. We received positive responses from only three vendors. The lack of vendors, which is the #1 reason people attend EXPO, the possibility that the existence of bird flu may prevent allowing birds at EXPO, and the rising costs of the venue, we have decided to forego the 2022 EXPO.
The good news is that the club has remained vital and active throughout the pandemic, even increasing in membership! The adoption team has continued their vital role by doing virtual home visits. Several successful cage sales have been held at our storage facility. We have navigated the new normal by holding twice-monthly ZOOM meetings for members and have scheduled quarterly in-person meetings (which will be live-streamed via ZOOM) at out new meeting hall in East Islip.
(Greenwood Hall, 58 Greenwood Avenue, E. Islip) The next meeting is June 15th. Because of the presence of bird flu on Long Island, we ask that members refrain from bringing birds to meetings for now.
We are exploring the possibility of holding a smaller event at a different location during the month of October and are actively researching venues and potential program presenters. Stay tuned for announcements!