May 31, 2023
The website alert problem, which was apparently caused by a Google AI bot that somehow falsely thought our site was a phishing site for personal information, is now fixed. Our website has also now been restored in the Google search engine as the top search result for "American Singer Club." Thank you to all the club officers who helped work on identifying and resolving this issue!
May 30, 2023
You may see a "Deceptive Website Warning" message when clicking on our website. The website is safe. Our web hosting service (Turbify) has confirmed that no malware is on our site and this is a false error. We're working on it and will update when the glitch is fixed. In the meantime, please try a different browser.
February 10, 2023
The American Singers Club has enjoyed a long association with the National Cage Bird Show. Right now, "The National" is regrouping with a tighter budget than before. For us, this means we may have to shoulder a bit more of the cost than we did in previous years. Because participation in the National show is important to many of our members, we are asking for donations to our club to help sustain our participation another year. A donation of any amount is very appreciated! Our Secretary/Treasurer Sue can accept your donation of support. We are still working on getting a non-profit checking account, so until then, please make checks out to: Susan Kretchko and put "ASC/NCBS fund" in the memo. Mail to:
c/o Susan Kretchko
259 Columbus Ave.
Port Chester, NY 10573-2527
January 4, 2022
We are working on creating a new, moderated email list for member announcements! If you want to make sure we have your preferred email address, especially if you joined ASC since 2019, send an email from that account to Sue Kretchko email@example.com and just say "add me to ASC notifications." Please include your name if it is not obvious from your email address so we can compare it to our membership roster. Sue will make sure that email account is included when we create the new list and you will get a confirmation when the list becomes live. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time if you wish, but we will do our best to keep messages few and relevant.
December 31, 2021
Welcome to a promising New Year for all our American Singer Canary members and breeders! There are a few changes taking place behind the scenes starting with a transition in leadership for 2022, as explained below. Throughout 2021 Ed Medrano has been collecting ASC memberships and band orders and sending out 2022 bands to paid members. However, starting on January 1, 2022, all ASC membership and band orders will be received by Susan Kretchko who will step in to relieve Ed Medrano of those tasks. The membership forms will reflect this change immediately.
We'd like to make you aware of some of the changes in store for the upcoming year; but we must first look back over the past 2 years. The fear and isolation brought on by the continuing COVID pandemic took a strong toll on our personal and family's lives, overall physical and mental health, as well as our ability to stay connected with fellow ASC members. Our own ASC Secretary/Treasurer was fighting for his survival for many months, and with God's help has made his way to recovery. Our exhausted ASC President, Joaquin Torres, and Secretary Ed Medrano decided to step down from their positions in December 2021 had asked for volunteers to help move our club forward.
Similar to the origin of our fancy, four women have joined together to serve as Interim ASC Board Members to support and lead our club into the near future. These individuals include 3 judges and are all dedicated ASC members and breeders: Laura Schwanof, Jeanne Pieper, Kristine Stewart, and Susan Kretchko. We have been working closely with Joaquin and Ed to enable a smooth transition into 2022.
Nominators have been preparing a list of individuals willing to fill open positions and a ballot will be circulated shortly to all 2021 paid members for a vote. Fortunately, several ASC members have volunteered to fill all open positions and the ballots will also provide room for write-ins as well. The ballots will be distributed primarily by email, and secondarily through the postal service for members who don't rely on electronic messages. The votes will be collected and tallied by an independent third party. The results of the election will then be posted on the ASC Website.
Please be patient with the acting Board Members through this process, as there are many details that need to be worked out. Once the new positions have been filled, the new ASC Board will be interested in hearing from members about what has worked well in the past and what could be improved. Per our ASC Constitution and By-Laws, major decisions will be made through a majority vote by the Board Members, and any changes to the Constitution and By-Laws will be voted on by the full ASC membership.
November 13, 2021
2022 membership fees have been increased for those who have not renewed yet. Click Here for the PAPER membership and band order form.
To pay online using PayPal, Click Here
October 11, 2021
2021 show results can be seen on the ASC 2021 Sanctioned Show Results webpage (click on the link.) Links to all past show results since 1990 are found on the Show Winners webpage, which is also linked from the home page index table.
September 26, 2021
ASC Secretary/Treasurer Ed Medrano is now accepting membership and band payments with PayPal. There is a small additional cost to cover the transaction fees. The lowest cost way to pay is with a check made out to Ed, because his bank charges fees for a business account, even for small organizations like ASC. To see all the payment options, Click Here.
September 13, 2021
ASC Secretary/Treasurer Ed Medrano has announced that he has ordered awards for the shows he has been notified for by now and will not be ordering any more awards for 2021. Chapters may still host sanctioned shows as long as they notify him and the webmaster, but they will be responsible for their own awards.
September 6, 2021
Candidates are needed for next year's officers! If you are interested or would like to recommend someone, please contact one of the nominating committee members. Click Here for the list of offices and current contacts. See the ASC Bylaws for a description of the officers and their responsibilities.
August 28, 2021
It is with great sadness that we report Allan Gibson's passing on August 23, 2021 after battling COVID-19. Allan was a judge and breeder in Texas. He was also the current ASC First Vice President.
July 16, 2021
Ed Madrano has recovered from his illness last year and has returned to his full duties as secretary/treasurer. The board members agreed to extend their terms another year because elections were not held last year. Candidates for 2022 are encouraged to contact the nominators who are listed on the Contacts Page.
The deadline for getting 2021 show awards is August 1, 2021. Clubs should send their show information directly to Ed, the ASC secretary, and follow up with him to confirm he recieved the information. Clubs should also send their information to the webmaster either by email, or use this 2021 Show Submittal Form.
Membership renewals and band orders for 2022 will soon be accepted. Mailing a check is best, but we only accept U.S. funds, so if you are not in the United States, you may send money using PayPal. The online order form for this will be available soon.
Board members are listed on the Contacts Page.
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