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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 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 flies only one direction (NW), 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.

YB Race Schedule: The schedule below was voted in

Station

Date

Driver

Nageezi

Oct 9, 2021

Phil

Cortez

Oct 16, 2021

Phil

Monticello

Oct 23, 2021

Phil

Angel Peak

Oct 30, 2021

Phil

Green River

Nov 6, 2021

Phil

Membership

Gary Alexander: Gary Alexander would like to be reinstated into the club. Motion made by Jack to accept him as a member. Sue seconded. Approved.

Meeting Adjourned at 1:03PM

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

Guest: Don Gotladera

Called to order: 12:20PM

Minutes from Dec 12, 2020 meeting read and approved.

Treasurer’s report 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

 

Membership

                Don Gotladera was voted into the club

 

Meeting Adjourned at 1:40PM

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 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

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

Called to order: 1:19PM

Minutes from Feb 1, 2020 meeting read. John moved to approved. Minutes accepted.

Treasurer’s report (attached) read. John moved to approved. Minutes accepted. 

 

Old Birds

Phil handed out diplomas from 2020 OB season.

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

 

New Business:

Direction of Flight:  YB direction of flight was voted to be Northwest.

Race Schedule: Gary moved, John seconded, to have the following schedule. The club voted to approved

Date

Station

Driver

Oct 3, 2020

Nageezi

Mario

Oct 10, 2020

Angel Peak

Cesar (tentative)

Oct 17, 2020

Cortez

Phil

Oct 24, 2020

Nageezi

Gary Miller

Oct 31, 2020

Monticello

Phil

Nov 7, 2020

Angel Peak

Phil

Nov 14, 2020

Green River

Gary Miller

 

Bond Race: Jack moved and it was seconded and approved by the club: We will operate under the same rules as used in 2019:

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: - November 14, 2020

Entry Fee: $25 per bond payable no later than Oct 1, 2019

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.

On November 9, 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 voted to remove Article XV, Section 1. Article XV, Section 6 of the bylaws reads “As voted on by the membership: The direction of flight for the old bird and young bird seasons will be from the North West direction.

 

Old Business:

Small Trailer: Gary moved, Phil seconded, and club approved for the club to buy the small trailer Jack owns for our club.

Modifying Trailer: Phil moved, John seconded, and club approved for Gary M to make 4 addition crates for small trailer and to modify existing crates for feeding and watering, costs not to exceed $400.

 

New Member:

The club welcomes Tim Brake as a new member.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 2:12PM

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