Forms of the Boland Falconry Club
An Associate Member shall be a person whom the Boland Falconry Club Management Committee considers to be suitable and to have the intention of flying falcons and hawks, in accordance with accepted falconry principles as set out in the Code of Conduct. He or she shall normally remain an Associate Member for three years where after, the Boland Falconry Club Management Committee may on request review his or her status. An Associate Member shall not stand for office, or vote at any meetings of the Club, but he/she shall enjoy all other benefits of membership.
Full Member: – shall be a person whom the Boland Falconry Club Management Committee considers to be suitable and to have the intention of flying falcons and hawks, in accordance with accepted falconry principles as set out in the Code of Conduct. He or she shall normally have been an Associate Member for three years and approved as by the provisions as set out to progress from a Associate Member to Full Membership. A Full Member may be elected as an office bearer to serve on the Boland Falconry Management Committee and vote at any business meetings of the Club and shall enjoy all benefits of membership.
The BFC Membership & Mentoring is structured on the basis that falconry training can be provided, if at the time of your application a mentor is free and available to take you under his wing.
To be practical in addition to a mentor being available, it must be within a reasonable distance from your location.
If a mentor is not available in your area or no mentor is available to take on apprentices, we cannot register you immediately as an apprentice, but only accommodate you for the time being as a supporter member.
If you however wish to get involved with raptors we partner with Eagle Encounters at Spier in Stellenbosch. You could join the BFC as a supporter member, approach Eagle Encounters to work as a volunteer.
Although this exposure is not part of the official apprentice program you will gain first hand experience of the responsibility of raptor care.
For more information on Eagle Encounters visit www.eagle-encounters.co.za