Friday, February 29, 2008


Today I did something that has been on my mind for a long time. I resigned from all of the duties I held in the Pacific Poultry Breeders Association. I had been an active member of that club since the mid 90s, a member of the board, manager of the website, organizer of the vendors, and more.

But the stupid political crap that has happened in recent years, particularly in the last year, soured my taste for this club and ultimately I felt I had to leave it or I was setting myself up for a massive burnout with the entire hobby.

Additionally, with the engraving show in Reno held on the same weekend, I will no longer be attending the PPBA show anyway.

It wasn't an easy thing, but I am glad I did it. I feel liberated.


Anonymous said...

I certainly commend you, and I am sure it was a hard thing to do. Every person must decide when it's time to call it for what it is.

Anonymous said...

Your face and birds will be missed at that event, but you have to follow the road that is before you. Sometimes a resignation opens some eyes, sometimes not, we'll hope for the best.

Anonymous said...

In poultry terms, PPBA has managed to kill the geese that laid the golden eggs this year. They may succeed in their goals eventually (if they ever agree on what that is) but it would have been easier with wisdom and diplomacy and utilising the talents of people who have donated their time for years. Luckily there are other poultry clubs in California, so a person can still participate and see their buddies. JJ

Anonymous said...

I used to be so glad that poultry shows were UN-political. Not so any longer. I just don't understand where PPBA wants to go with the alienation of long-standing members who...well, enough! We are all wondering the same thing...why is this taking place? Why such animosity and subterfuge? YOU at least are a good-hearted person, know that my dear. That "they" have gone so far as to frustrate, upset, and alienate you, well, that takes talent on "their" part.