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08-14-2013, 05:12 PM
Dear NAFEX and IFA Members,

August 24 is coming up fast and the Raffle items are rolling in from our generous Vendor, Member, and Friends of IFA supporters clapp (if you find something to contribute, don’t forget to bring it).

A terrific surprise item for the Raffle: The just released 9th Edition of North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks – all 832 pages of it in two volumes! :)

The long range weather forecast looks picture perfect – Lo 80s and Sunny! :D

Your NAFA Directors Greg Thomas (Director at Large) and Dianne Moller (Great Lakes Director) will be in attendance. :)

The Fellowship, Programs, Food, and Raffle will be what they’ve been for over 4 decades – simply the BEST! peacee

See the updated event flyer below for all the details.:)

See YOU soon at THE premier summer falconry event. :)

Message me you have any questions confusedd, and RSVPs are appreciated.

Greg Thomas – IFA Rafflemeister

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af175/dale1908eleanor/2013IFAPicnicFlyer.jpg (http://s1005.photobucket.com/user/dale1908eleanor/media/2013IFAPicnicFlyer.jpg.html)

08-14-2013, 05:20 PM
Ha! Myself, my son and my dog made the picture!

RT Alison
08-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Hey Tony, isn't that "Doc" Darple on the far right with his son holding the hawk?

08-15-2013, 02:51 PM
Horse back swimming!?!?!?! Sweet, I'm there! :-D

08-16-2013, 11:52 AM
Don't Miss This Year's IFA Summer Picnic and Raffle.
The value of items donated to the IFA Summer Picnic and Raffle, as of August 16, 2013, are north of

$2,000! clapp

With what members usually bring to donate, we could exceed $2,500 or even $3,000 this year!

See YOU at Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN on August 24th. peacee

RT Alison
08-16-2013, 03:02 PM
I know there will be a pretty decent attendance from here in Kentucky this year. I know of close to ten from our area alone who are planning, or trying to get off from their jobs to be there. I was unable to make it last year due to existing commitments. I haven't been committed this year... yet!:eek:

08-16-2013, 03:33 PM
I'm really hopin to be there!! I live just down the road from brown county state park:D

08-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Thirty-Six Hours from now, the Indiana Falconers Association Picnic and Raffle Begins!:D

More cool raffle stuff has come in this week. The weatherman is in 100% cooperation mode. We are ALL going to have an awesome time clapp

See you there at the Lower Shelter House, Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN - Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:00 am to 7 pm peacee

08-25-2013, 01:54 PM
Well . . .

The party's over and a VERY good time was had by all peacee

Let's have a big round of applause for all the hard work that went into making this event happen and the generosity of our incredible vendors and members who made this year's one of the best Raffles IFA has ever had amennn


Until NEXT year we wish you all the very best, and may this be your most awesome hawking season EVER :D rtsqrl

RT Alison
08-26-2013, 07:42 AM
Had fun. met good people, was very impressed with every aspect, saw lots of young upcoming apprentices and was particularly taken by how many pre-apprentices and pre-pre-apprentices were being responsible and methodical in how they handle themselves while assessing the sport intelligently before committing themselves. A very positive mood and informative speakers. I am glad Ehrler was both well behaved and well received in the weathering yard. I am pleased to say he is thoroughly enjoying the Northwoods Falconry gauntlet I won at the raffle!!!! Thanks to Northwoods for their support that made the win possible.

RT Alison
08-26-2013, 08:17 AM



RT Alison
08-26-2013, 08:22 AM
I would REALLY like to thank the guy whose name keeps escaping me from my addled old age and memory disfunction. This guy came up to me and handed me an entire male coops tail feather set for keeping Ehrler going this year. Dude... you are the best. I thank you... EHRLER thanks you.

08-26-2013, 10:22 AM
And here's a really fine comment RT Alison (Michael Alison Harmon) messaged me that says a lot of how the IFA Picnic and Raffle went this year.

"I want to thank you and your club for the wonderful time I had at the picnic. Everyone I met and spoke with was upbeat, helpful and a joy to be around. I am particularly impressed with the number of young falconers coming into the sport in your location. Overall an outstanding event I will continue to support and/or attend in the future. THANK YOU!!!!!"

With that ringing endorsement, y'all y'all (my southern friends tell me that's the plural of "y'all" ;)) put August 23, 2014 on your calendar next year for the Picnic (subject to confirmation) :D

08-26-2013, 10:54 AM
Confirmed: The 2014 IFA Summer Picnic and Raffle WILL be on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at The Lower Shelter House in Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN.

RT Alison
08-26-2013, 11:08 AM
I would REALLY like to thank the guy whose name keeps escaping me from my addled old age and memory disfunction. This guy came up to me and handed me an entire male coops tail feather set for keeping Ehrler going this year. Dude... you are the best. I thank you... EHRLER thanks you.

That would be Joe Katterhenry who gifted me the feathers. Joe, you're a terrific guy in my book.... I don't care what Tony says about you!!!! LOL