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Friday, 14 February 2020 23:26

Notes from Meeting February 1, 2020

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

Called to order: 1:14PM

Minutes from Dec 14, 2020 meeting read. John moved to approved. Minutes accepted.

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


New Business:

Race Schedule: Phil moved to have the following schedule. It was seconded and approved




April 11, 2020



April 18, 2020



April 25, 2020



May 2, 2020

Green River

Gary M

May 9, 2020

Price, UT


May 16, 2020



May 23, 2020

TBD (500 mi race)


Bond Race: Phil will be organizer and contact for YB Bond Race

2021 NWF Bands from AU: Gary A wants 100, Phil wants 100, Gary M wants 100, and we’ll get 100 non-assigned bands for a total of 400 bands.


Old Business:

Trailer: The small trailer Jack owns is probably too small for our club. It can be modified, but since we have the larger crates, the club decided not to use it at this time. We estimated about 170 birds for OB:

                Gary A                  25
                Cesar                    25
                Mario                   10
                Gary M                 35 max
                Phil                        30
                John                      15
                Jack                        40


Meeting Adjourned at 2:52PM


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Sunday, 23 June 2019 00:22

Notes from Meeting June 22, 2019


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

Called to order: 12:10PM


Minutes from Jan 26, 2019 meeting read. Phil moved to accept, Gary M seconded, motion passed

Treasurer’s report read. John moved to accept, Phil seconded, motion passed


Old Business

Aluminum crates – Phil need to take them over to Gary M

Awards from 2019 OB season handed out:

                      First place race winners

                                Nageezi: John
                                Angel Peak: Jack
                                Cortez: Jack
                                Monticello: Jack
                                Green River: Gary A
                                Price: Jack

                                Average Speed: Jack
                                Champion Bird: John
                                Champion Loft: Jack
                                Master Loft: John

This was a very tough race season with a lot of losses


New Business

AU Bands – 300 NWF bands have been ordered

Chip Bands – motion to order 400 made by Phil. John seconded. Motion carried.

Bond Race

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: - 1st or 2nd weekend in November

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 about October 27, 2019 (at strike-off for the Monticello or Moab race - TBD) a form will be issued for each person who has purchased bonds. You must list your birds on the form by the end of the day on October 28, 2019. You may email or hand deliver your form 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 or Jack Babcock.


YB Schedule

Phil proposed following schedule




Oct 5, 2019



Oct 12, 2019

Angel Peak

Cesar or Phil

Oct 19, 2019



Oct 26, 2019



Nov 2, 2019


Gary M

Nov 9, 2019

Green River


Jack moved to accept schedule, John seconded. Motion carried.


12:57 Adjourn

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Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:13

Notes from Meeting Jan 26, 2019

Called to order: 12:07PM

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

Minutes from last meeting were read, motion to approve by Phil, seconded and approved

Treasurer’s report read, motion to approve by Phil, seconded and approved

Old Business: Phil will get aluminum crates to Gary M soon

New Business:

Futurity versus Bond Race – in a bond race, typically bonds are purchased at the first YB race but birds to fly in the bond race are not nominated until the loading the birds for the bond race. Motion by Gary M: have bond race instead of futurity. Seconded and approved.

Old Bird Schedule:

Race Station





April 6, 2019


100 mi station

Angel Peak

April 13, 2019


125 mi station

Cortez, CO

April 20, 2019


200 mi station

Monticello, UT

April 27, 2019


250 mi station

Green River, UT

May 4, 2019


350 mi station

Price, UT

May 11, 2019


400 mi station

Optional 500 mi race

May 18, 2019


500 mi station

Club Supplies

  • chip bands: purchase 500. Phil will contact Deister to see if he can reduce shipping costs
  • AU bands: proposal is to purchase NWF bands instead of individual loft bands to see if this will reduce costs. Phil to investigate.
  • Diplomas: Sue will inventory current supply and order as needed.

Phil moves to adjourn. Seconded and approved.

Adjourn: 12:52PM

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 15:32

Notes from Meeting Dec 8, 2018


Attendees: Phil Wilson, Gary Miller, Ray Garde, Jack Babcock, Sue Babcock
Called to order: 12:15PM

Minutes of May 26, 2018 meeting read and approved
Treasurer’s report read and approved

Old Business: need water/feed system for new aluminum crates. Gary said he would look at them whenever Phil can bring one of the crates down to him.

2018 Young Bird Season: Jack stated is was an okay season from his standpoint
Phil stated that many clubs (Denver, Detroit, Las Cruces) had terrible seasons. No one sure why.
YB Certificates were handed out. 

New Business: Ray stated that Mr. Lasandro passed away, and his birds are available

Election of Officers: Gary nominated exciting officers to serve for another year. Seconded and approved. Officers for 2019 are:
President: Jack Babcock
VP: Larry Lucero
Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Babcock
Race Secretary: Phil Wilson

Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for January 26, 2019

Adjourned: 12:48PM

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 20:32

Notes from Meeting May 26, 2018

Attendees: Jack, Sue, John S, Gary M, David, Phil, Mario, Richard

Called to order: 12:09 PM

Minutes from Jan 13 meeting read and approved

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved

No old business

OB Awards handed out by Phil: First three races had good returns and above average speeds, but Moab and the second Angel Peak were slow with poor returns.

YB Schedule: motion made, seconded and passed

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Sunday, 14 January 2018 17:07

Notes from Meeting Jan 13, 2018

Attendees: Jack, Sue, John S, Gary M, David, Phil

Called to order: 1:10


Minutes from Dec 9 meeting read and approved

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved

No old business

Old Bird Schedule

Date Race Station Driver
April 7 Angel Peak Phil
April 14 Cortez Jack
April 21 Monticello TBD
April 28 Moab Gary M
May 5 Angel Peak Phil
May 12 Price Phil


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Sunday, 10 December 2017 00:32

Notes from Meeting Dec 9, 2017

Attendees: Mario, Gary M, Phil, Ray, Jay, John S. Victor, Sue, Jack

Called to order: 12:09


Minutes from Jun 3 meeting read and approved

Treasurer’s report (attached) read and approved

Futurity payouts were distributed. The club received $225.

Officer Election. Motion to retain current officers made, seconded and approved

  • President: Jack Babcock
  • Vice President: Lawrence Lucero
  • Race Secretary: Phil Wilson
  • Secretary / Treasurer: Sue Babcock
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Saturday, 03 June 2017 21:21

Notes from Meeting Jun 3, 2017

Meeting called to order: 12:40PM

Minutes from Jan 14, 2017 meeting read and approved

Treasurer’s report read and approved

OB 2017 award presented: Only 3 races. Returns from Moab race very poor and rest of season was cancelled. Winds were strong out of the south/southeast for Angel Peak and Moab.

Futurity: Will be held on November 11, 2017 to Green River. Entries will be listed on website by mid June.

YB Schedule: motion made, seconded and approved.

Race Station




Oct 7, 2017


Angel Peak

Oct 14, 2017



Oct 21, 2017



Oct 28, 2017



Nov 4, 2017


Green River (Futurity)

Nov 11, 2017


 Countermarking procedures: a couple of birds did not get scanned into races. Motion made as follows: one person will unload baskets and another person will scan then hand off to runners. Unloader person and scanner person will switch places half way through countermarking. This is not binding and the procedures may be adjusted as the season progresses. Motion seconded and approved.

New Member: Ray Gardia. Currently living in Espanola, but may be moving to Albuquerque. Exact situation fluid. Ray was approved as a member.

Victor announced that he may need to move back to Espanola.

Meeting adjourned: 1:30 PM

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Monday, 16 January 2017 21:00

Notes from Meeting Jan 14, 2017

North West Flyers Racing Pigeon Club

Minutes from Jan 14, 2017, prepared by Sue

Called to order at 1:12 PM

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

Minutes and Treasurer's report read and approved

Ad in Pigeon Digest

  • Discussed who will handle the birds. Phil says he is building a loft just for futurity birds, plus John said he will take up to 40 birds
  • Phil: more birds = more revenue, plus the auction, so the ad should pay for itself
  • the auction will be only local
  • full page B&W ad: $280
  • half page B&W ad: $185 (we would publish this twice for a total of $370
  • Motion made for half-page ad, seconded and approved

AU Bands

  • Club will no longer buy AU bands. Too expensive in the small lots. Bands can be purchased by individual members cheaper elsewhere
  • We have 2016 bands that we will sell off for 50 cent per band
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Sunday, 11 December 2016 19:36

Notes from Meeting Dec 10, 2016

North West Flyers Racing Pigeon Club

Minutes from Dec 10, 2016, prepared by Sue

Called to order at 1:15 PM

Attendees: Jack, Sue, Phil, John, Victor, Mario

Minutes and Treasurer's report read and approved

Awards for YB presented:

  • Overall a very good race season.
  • Futurity went well with 4 in-club winners and 6 out-of-area winners. Phil took 1st place trophy.
  • Average speed plaque went to Phil.

Election of Officers:

  • Motion to combine Secretary and Treasurer into one position made, seconded, and approved
  • Vote to re-elect current officers passed
    • Jack: President
    • Larry: Vice President
    • Sue: Secretary/Treasurer
    • Phil: Race Secretary
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