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Statement to Affiliated Clubs and Members June 2020
The VPFA Ltd Board of Directors hopes everyone is well.
The Board has met and recommends that affiliated clubs that can meet all government requirements can start organising to hold their shows
once the Victorian Government allows gatherings of 100 persons. Please note that social distancing will apply . (1 person in 4 square metres.)
Affiliated Club show dates apply for the remainder of our 2020 calendar . Please note clubs can apply to the VPFA secretary for a new show
date if they wish.
The VPFA with the help of Martin has prepared a Poultry Club Return to Show Plan this Plan is to help clubs organise a show whilst complying
to government regulations.
As previously stated, the VPFA Ltd insurance policy covers all normal insurance associated with affiliated clubs holding their shows.
VPFA Ltd insurance does not cover any claims made due to the pandemic or fines associated with breaching government regulations.
Clubs will need to seek permission from the owner of their pavilion.
The VPFA Ltd Board of Directors wishes to thank our members for there understanding .
Regards VPFA Board of Directors
Statement to Clubs and Members May 2020
The VPFA Board of Directors is monitoring government rules on gatherings and will keep clubs informed on our recommendations on
the show calendar for 2020. At this stage shows cannot go ahead due to restrictions on gatherings and social distancing.
The VPFA Board of Directors wishes to advise our affiliated clubs and members that we have made some decisions regarding the 2020
The VPFA wishes to advise all clubs that our insurance policy does not cover pandemics and if clubs decide to hold their show later in
the year when and if government regulations allow, then the VPFA will not be responsible for any fines or legal action taken in the
future due to the pandemic.
The VPFA Board of Directors have decided that Club Affiliations and Memberships paid in 2020 will be transferred to 2021.
The VPFA will not be providing sashes in 2020 for the Champion Bird in Show.
VPFA Raffle will not be held in 2020.
VPFA 50th Anniversary will be postponed till 2021.
Journal Award Breeds for 2020 will be postponed to 2021.
2021 will see 2 separate groups of Journal Awards 2020 and 2021 .
Journals for 2020, Lorraine has already produced 2 journals for 2020. The Board has decided that their will be 2 more journals in
2020. Being July and October.
Regards VPFA Board of Directors
To VPFA Affiliated Clubs, VPFA Members and Community Members
COVID-19 UPDATE – REGARDING VPFA AFFILIATED CLUB EVENTS
After consideration of the rapidly changing information the VPFA Board of Directors must consider peoples health as a priority.
To ensure the safety of members, friends and others the VPFA strongly recommend that affiliated clubs consider cancelling all
planned club events including shows, sales and meetings from the 17/3/2020 until further notice. This recommendation will be
The VPFA Board of Directors understands this is disappointing and will affect many people , but the safety of everyone is paramount.
Poultry Shows and sales are non-essential events and distance requirements cannot be meet.
The Board of Directors have not taken this decision lightly and will be continually reviewing our decision.
VPFA Board of Directors
The V.P.F.A. Limited was founded in 1970 to meet the needs of poultry breeders and exhibitors in Victoria to promote Pure Bred Poultry.
The V.P.F.A Limited represents 40 affiliated Clubs and Societies across the State, with a base membership of approximately 250 people. These Clubs and Members support more than 65 shows across the State during the period April to August.
The Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association Limited (V.P.F.A.) also trades under the name of “POULTRY STUD BREEDERS & EXHIBITORS VICTORIA”.
We hope you enjoy viewing our new look website with additional functionality of ordering membership and merchandise online.
Our pages are regularly updated –
- March 2020 Journal has been uploaded onto the Member’s page
- Standard Schedule Version 5 – Updated January 2019
- Copy of 2020 Show Dates
- 2020 Membership renewal form