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AFA Elects New Board

The American Federation of Aviculture elects a new board.

AFA Elects New BoardThe American Federation of Aviculture (AFA)’s annual convention and fund-raiser this past August in Dallas brought together avian experts from as far as Australia and Spain to Brazil and California. A three-day lecture series focused heavily on breeding, conservation and parrot behavior.

Hourly raffles, a Friday night cocktail hour hosted by Bird Endowment, a trip to the Dallas zoo and a vendor hall as well as both a silent and live auction provided entertainment for attendees.

Most board members from last year were re-elected, but two changes were announced at the Saturday night banquet. Genny Wall became the Southern California regional director, a previously unfilled position, and Nancy Speed, formerly the Southeast regional director, moved into the secretary position. Three positions remain open. A full listing of board members is below. For individual contact information, visit the AFA website at

Dr. Benny J. Gallaway, president; Wanda Elder, first vice president; Brenda Piper, second vice president; Jim Hawley, Jr., chief financial officer; Nancy Speed, secretary; Margrethe Warden, specialty organization vice president; Leanne Halvorson, Mid-Eastern regional director; Carol Woodson, Mid-Atlantic regional director; Linda S. Rubin, Northeastern regional director; Fred Smith, Florida/Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands regional director; Matt Schmit, Southcentral regional director; Lisa McManus, Western regional director; Genny Wall, Southern California regional director; Barry Wold, Northern California and Hawaii regional director

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Great news
Dan, Sandy Valley, NV
Posted: 7/29/2010 3:27:45 PM
Very Well Done. What a great group of well qualified individuals to help carry the AFA and the isuues of all bird lovers across the country for the upcoming year. Thanks to all the members of the board for their time and energy spent helping us all.
Robert Bagan, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 11/16/2006 11:21:56 AM
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