WPF Board Meeting 12th November 2014
In attendance: R Russell; M Portelli; B Mizzi; C Abela; D Vatsakis; G Fontana; C Cachia; N Iannazzone; T Abraham; B Mizzi; J Muscat; J Farrugia;
Apologies: J Angelino
President Ray Russell opened the meeting at 7.40 pm
Previous minutes were read and received.
Moved: J Muscat Seconded: D Vatsakis
1) Letter from Yarraville Club Re Long Distance racing.
2) Letter from Brimbank council.
Moved: J Farrugia Seconded: G Fontana
Finance and Treasury report was read. All in order.
Moved: C Cachia Seconded: N Iannazzone
Charlie Abela; Chris Cachia and Ray Russell conducted a meeting to review possible cost reduction and no possible solutions were found to reduce costs further without making any changes to the current race schedule. The federation is being run in a very lean manner.
Moved: C Ablea Seconded: C Cachia
All in favor
Response to letters:
1) Points noted in designing 2015 race schedule.
2) Ray will attend meeting with Brimbank council on the 25/11/14
Moved: C Cachia Seconded M Portelli
Draft Race Schedule for 2015
The two main issues the board was trying to resolve with our 2015 race schedule is:
– Try and avoid the bad weather at the start of the year; Fog over cast days etc.
– Try and avoid the bad weather at the end of the year; Heat etc.
From the hours of debate the following was formulated for further discussion etc:
|01-8-2014||Kaniva C&J Morris 10 bird||350Kms||Friday||$3.00||09.00am||$5.50|
|15-8-2014||Tintinara P O’Sullivan||475Kms||Thursday||$3.00||08.00am||$5.50|
|06-9-2014||Murray Bridge Produce||475Kms||Thursday||$3.00||7.00am||$5.50|
|13-9-2014||Murray Bridge WPF BREEDERS PLATE||590Kms||Friday||——||7.00am||——-|
WPF rooms lease renewal.
Brimbank council provided a new lease with a 3 X 3 year option. All were in favour to renew the lease.
The Wageningen research report. & Modern Pigeon Transport – Studies and Recommendations
The board are to consider the above studies for future transport of our birds in the next meeting.
Board Member Qualification
To be a qualified board member; a member must have 3 years flying experience under the WPF rather than the current 1 year and must be a flying member.
Moved: C Abela Seconded: G Fontana
8 members for; 2 against
Race Results for 2013.
Secretaries are reminded to update their respective clubs 2013 results in our old race results system so fliers can be issued with diplomas for 2013.
Our next meeting board meeting is scheduled for the 8th of December 2014 at 7.30pm
Meeting closed: 9.50pm