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April 2014 B.O.M Minutes

WPF Board Meeting 14th April 2014

 In attendance:           R Russell; M Portelli; J Angelino; B Mizzi; C Abela; J Farrugia; D Vatsakis; J Muscat; G Fontana; C Cachia.

Apologies:      N Iannazzone; T Abraham

President Ray Russell opened the meeting at 8.15pm

 Previous minutes were read and received.

Moved:      D Vatsakis                         Seconded:  J. Farrugia

Correspondence recieved:

1)      John Mifsud – to clean WPF rooms at same price as 2013

2)      Altona City Club – 2 new members

3)      Joe Farrugia new race name Farrugia & Bogdan

4)      A Papadakis would like to apply to become a board member for 2014

5)      Mark Gusman would like to apply to become a flying member

6)      Simon Grech would like sponsorship of 5 breeders plate rings for a memorial race

7)      Altona City Club – 1 new member

Moved: J Muscat                            Seconded: G Fontana

Finance Report:

Treasury report was read and it was confirmed our accounts have been prepared in a professional manner and audited independently.

Moved: J Angelino                  Seconded: S Muscat

 Race Schedule:

It was proposed 2 more races were added so a race schedule was propped starting 1 week early and finishing 1 week later.

Moved: C Cachia                              Seconded: J Farrugia

Motion carried

Prize Money & Convoyer

Prize money was set as per the 2014 race schedule

Moved: J Farrugia                            Seconded: B Mizzi

Motion carried

Basketing Nights greater than 300klm to be conducted on Thursday nights.

Moved C Cachia                                Seconded: J Angelino

Motion defeated

Health & Safety Committee 

G Angelino did comprehensive research into possible safety solutions for our baskets whilst loading and unloading and it was established the board needed further expert guidance into possible solutions from a skilled metal worker. Lawry Formosa will be contacted.

Cleaning:

The board would like to receive expressions of interest from any member who would like to clean baskets and drinkers for $50 a month.

Clubs and Secretaries – Reminder

Please provide a list of all flying members and your office bearers at your earliest convenience.

Please ensure to add ALL members current details…including:  Name, Loft number, address, mobile phone numbers and email address. Please note if it is a new member or change of address that will require new co-ordinates.

It is the preference that all letters by members and their clubs is received by email. Please email all correspondence to:

Secretary: M Portelli:  westernpigeonfederation@hotmail.com

 Response to letters:

1)      John Mifsud – to clean WPF rooms at same price as 2013

All members invited to express their interest to clean

2)      Altona City Club – 2 new members

Noted

3)      Joe Farrugia new race name Farrugia & Bogdan

Approved

4)      A Papadakis would like to apply to become a board member for 2014

All 12 board positions have been filled.

5)      Mark Gusman would like to apply to become a flying member

To be accepted as an out of bound member provided a club accepts him.

Moved: M Portelli                           Seconded: C Cachia

Motion Carried

6)      Simon Grech would like sponsorship of 5 breeders plate rings for a memorial race

Moved: M Portelli                           Seconded: C Cachia

Motion Carried

7)      Altona City Club – 1 new member

Noted

Repairs & Expenditure

It was approved to repair and improve our:

1)       Web site – improve navigation and presentation upgrade patches etc

2)      Concrete floors – materials only in WPF Basketing and loading area

Sections

A member section would be decided from the 475 klm distance.

Moved: J Farrugia                            Seconded: B Mizzi

Motion carried

Membership Card

It was discussed that member feedback welcomed and enjoyed being part of the WPF and to encourage membership a member card would be issued.

Moved: J Angelino                          Seconded: G Fontana

Motion Carried

 

Other – Reminder for Board Members who have NOT completed their questionnaire

Ray handed out a Questionnaire to the board members asking for feedback on the following:

  •  What do we do well?
  •  What don’t we do well?

He encouraged members to assist with their input on formulating the following:

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Core Values
  • Strategic Priority 1:
  • Strategic Priority 2:
  • Strategic Priority 3:

 

Please have these completed by the next meeting board meeting is scheduled for the 12th of May 2014 at 7.30pm

Meeting closed: 10.45pm

Ray Russell

President

 

2014 Race Schedule

To view the 2014 race schedule, please click on the link below.

2014 RACE SCHEDULE