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Attendees: Jack, John, Phil, Gary M, Mario, Sue, Tim Brake

Guests: Diadra Brake

Called to order: 12:30PM

Minutes from Jun 20, 2020 meeting read and approved.

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved.

 

Young Birds

Phil handed out diplomas from 2020 YB season.

                Champion Loft: Gary Miller
                Champion Bird: Phil Wilson
                Average Speed: 3rd Gary Miller, 2nd Jack Babcock, 1st Phil Wilson

 

New Business:

Election of officers: Gary nominated current slate. John 2nd. Approved

                President: Jack Babcock

                Vice President: Larry Lucero

                Race Secretary: Phil Wilson

                Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Babcock

2021 Bands:  We ordered 400 bands, cost is $309. We will sell them for $0.85 each

                Phil: 100 bands

                David: 50 bands

                Gary: 100 bands

                John: 50 bands

                Tim: 100 bands

2022 Bands: We will order 500 bands

Diplomas: Going forward, we will print out and award places 1 through 5 rather than 1 through 10 as we have been doing. We will order enough for an estimated 15 races for 2021.

Attendees: Jack, John, Phil, Gary M, Mario, Sue, David Yates

Guests: Don Gotladera

Called to order: 12:20PM

Minutes from Dec 12, 2020 meeting read and approved.

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved.

 

Old Business

                No old business

 

New Business:

2021 Bands:  bands are in.

Motion:  Gary M moved to remove the top two crates from the small trailer. It was 2nd and passed.

Motion : Gary M moved that we should stay in AU. David 2nd. 3 voted yes. 2 voted no. Motion carried

New clocking system: Phil presented information about Top Pigeon clocking system. No motion was made. Phil stated he does plan to purchase a system and evaluate it.

OB Race Schedule: Four options presented. The option below as voted in

Station

Date

Driver

Nageezi

April 10, 2021

Mario

Cortez

April 17, 2021

Phil

Monticello

April 24, 2021

TBD

Green River

May 1, 2021

TBD

Nageezi

May 8, 2021

Mario

Price

May 15, 2021

Gary M

Travel America (500 mi)

May 22, 2021

Phil

Attendees: Jack, Phil, Gary M, Mario, Sue, David Yates

Called to order: 12:04PM

Minutes from Jan 30, 2021 meeting read and approved.

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved.

 

Old Business

No old business

 

New Business:

Discussed Phil’s email that invited other flyer to join NWFRPC

Gary:

  1. he objected to new members not having to pay dues
  2. he objected to new members having an immediate vote on races. AU Rules state that new members cannot vote on race direction
  3. he objected to a free race fee if the race fee was coming out of the club treasury.

Phil:  Responded to Gary’s comments

  1. Dues – there is nothing in the bylaws that says whether or not members who join late in the year must pay dues
  2. NWFRPC only flies one direction, so new members would not be affecting the direction of the races. He felt AU would support us if we allowed new members to vote on race schedule.
  3. Race fee – there was nothing in the email sent by Phil regarding the use of club funds for the race fee.

Dave: Stated that he interpreted the letter to be a good-faith effort to bring in more members

No motion or action required

Discussed future of NWFRPC: The club is expected to continue for some time to come.

Attendees: Jack, Phil, Gary M, Sue

Called to order: 12:05PM

Minutes from Jul 10, 2021 meeting read and approved.

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved.

 

Old Business

No old business

 

New Business:

Motion: Gary made a motion to disband the club and either give the assets to the NMRPC, or sell the assets and disperse them among the current members. There was no second. There was a discussion:

Phil – according to by-laws, two thirds of all members must agree to disband, and the assets are distributed to the club members.

Gary - He amended the motion to put the disbanding of the club to a vote of the members. There was not a second, so no action required.

Jack – the process to disband  is lengthy. All members must be contact and a ballot sent out. The ballots have to be opened in the presences of the president, secretary, and one witness. This process could not be completed by the end of the year

All – we discussed the asset, which include two trailers, three metal crates, a laptop and printer, and a Unicom antenna, plus the balance in the bank account.

Phil – Asked why Gary wanted to disband the club, but Gary did not provide a conclusive reason. The club is expected to continue for some time to come. Phil also said that he had the best time flying YB this year with all birds coming out of his loft.

Motion: Phil moved that to be a member of NWFRPC, the AU dues must be paid through the club. We’re a small club and we need all the AU members so that we can get the benefits that AU provides. Seconded by Sue. Approved.