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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.

Chip bands: The club has none on hand. Discussion of how many to order tabled until the June meeting

500 Mile race:  Sue will investigate the location for a 500 mile race.

OB Direction of Flight:  OB direction of flight shall be Northwest.

OB Race Schedule: Tabled for January meeting

Bond Race: John moved and Phil seconded and approved by the club: We will operate under the same rules as used in 2020:

Note that this bond race is open to all pigeon flyers in the Albuquerque area. You do not have to be a NWFRPC member to buy bonds.

Station - Green River, Utah

Date: - tbd

Entry Fee: $25 per bond payable no later than Oct 1, 2020

Payout: -              1st place 50% of total

2nd place 30% of total

3rd place 20% of total

If no birds come in within the timeframe established by AU rules, payout will go to club. Also – if only one bird comes in, it will get 100% of payout. If two birds come in, the payout will be 60% for 1st and 40% for 2nd.

In November, each flyer must give his list of his birds by the end of the day. You may email or hand deliver your list to Phil Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you have any questions contact Phil Wilson.

Club and AU dues are due.


Old Business:

Small Trailer and metal crates: Gary completed modifications


Other Business:

Gary visited Willy Picaro in Abique. His father, Dan Picaro, was in the WWII pigeon core and Willy gave Gary a notebook on the history and details of the operations for using homing pigeons to carry messages.

Phil discussed switching to a modern clock system. IPigeon clock by Topigeon has many features that our current Unicon clocks do not have. Information was presented. A basic system costs $795. No motions were made.


Meeting Adjourned at 1:40PM