March 2015 BOM Board Minutes

WPF Board Meeting 16th March 2015

 In attendance:           R Russell; M Portelli; C Abela; D Vatsakis; C Cachia;  J Farrugia; J Muscat; J Smith; A Papadakis; T Holwell; and J Pulis

Apologies:     J Angelino

President Ray Russell opened the meeting at 7.40 pm and he welcomed all new and returning board members

Previous AGM minutes were read and received.

Moved:    J Farrugia                          Seconded:  C Cachia

Correspondence received:

1)              Brimbank City Council invited the WPF to the Council Network

2)              Smith & Henry has moved from Deer Park Club to Altona City Club

Finance Report:

Finance and Treasury report was read. All in order.

Moved: C Cachia                                Seconded: J Farrugia


Election of Office Bearers 2015

Position Member



Vice President J Farrugia M Portelli J Pulis
Junior Vice President J Pulis M Portelli J Muscat
Assistant Secretary C Cachia D Vatsakis J Muscat
Minute Secretary C Cachia D Vatsakis J Muscat
Ring Secretary P Pulis R Russell M Portelli
Chronometer Marshall C Abela R Russell M Portelli
Clock Marshall – STB T Holwell R Russell M Portelli
Clock Marshall – Electronic M Portelli C Cachia J Pulis
Property Officer D Vatsakis C Abela M Portelli
Liberation Committee 1 M Portelli R Russell C Cachia
Liberation Committee 2 J Smith R Russell C Cachia
Room Stewards A Papadakis R Russell C Cachia
Room Stewards J Smith R Russell C Cachia
Transport maintain existing R Russell C Cachia
Convoyer No Nominations – who wants to be Convoyer
Trailer Safety Officer C Abela R Russell C Cachia
Brimbank Council Ray Russell C Abela M Portelli
J Muscat R Russell C Cachia


 Response to letters:

1)      Ray Russell & Joe Muscat will represent the WPF on the 1st of April 2015.

2)      Noted.

Moved:    D Vatsakis                          Seconded:  C Cachia

General Business

Ring colour for 2016 will be Green and 16,000 rings will be ordered

1st Tintinara will be nominated for the Gallipoli 100 year race.

J Farrugia and M Portelli would like to say thank you to all members who supported their inaugural squeaker sale for Pigeon Racing Victoria Inc.

They successfully raised over $14,000 which will be used to promote the sport. Well done great effort!

Don’t forget!

In 2015 we will celebrate finish off the year with a WPF dinner dance on Friday the 27th of November 2015. Each member will receive a complimentary ticket as part of their yearly membership. Venue and costs for partners and guests to be advised in due course.

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Next meeting  13th of April 2015 at 7.30 pm

Meeting closed: 9.45pm

Ray Russell