WPF Board Meeting &  Meeting of the Board 5th of October 2015

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

Suspended: Jake Smith Joe Angelino

President Ray Russell opened the meeting of the board to discuss and investigate the dispute between Joe Angelino and Jake Smith at 7.45 pm.

All witness where interviewed:

Joe  Muscat

Andrew Papadakis

Charlie  Abela

Joe  Pulis

The above members were interview separately by the board and were a testimony to a fight that broke out between Joe Angelino and Jake Smith.

Joe Angelino provided a letter seeking all fines and charges be dropped as he was simply defending himself. He also attend the meeting and was given the opportunity to tell his side of the story.

Jake Smith apologised he could not make the meeting although provided a letter highlighting his actions and apologies for his conduct. He accepts the decision of the board and seeks a reduction in fines due to his circumstances.

J Pulis moved that both suspended board members are charged a $250 fine with a 3 years suspended good behaviours period. Should this be contravened a $750 fine will be levied.

As Joe Angelino is on a current warming for his conduct he is now banned from the WPF board indefinitely.

Fines are due to be paid in full by 4th of  January 2016

8 in favour

1 against


The above events have been very disappointing for the WPF board and all members are reminded that they are to conduct themselves in a orderly and respectfully manner  to all fellow members AT ALL TIMES.

We have process in place for and grievances and or disagreement regarding procedures and this board will no longer tolerate any member’s actions who brings the WPF in disrepute.

Monthly Board Meeting President Ray Russell opened the Meeting at 9 30pm

Previous board minutes were read and received.

Moved:    C Cachia                          Seconded:  J Muscat

Business arising out of previous meeting:


Correspondence received:

1)     GMPF requested to run a 500 mile race.

Finance Report:

Finance and Treasury report was read.  All in order. Moved Cachia  Seconded J Pulis.

Response to Letters:

1)      Due to logistical reasons this cannot be done.

General Business

Presentation of the WPF Breeders plate will be conducted at our annual dinner dance. The costs of a large cardboard cheque with WPF logos etc would cost $150.



WPF Squeaker Sale & Old bird auction will be held on the 8th of January 2016. For members who are unable to attend they can donate pigeons and or nominate ring numbers to Ray Russell.

Bring in all those pigeons you would like to sell. 25% of the sale will be charged.

Club Secretaries are reminded of the following birds per tier.

Basketing Day

Friday 35

Thursday 30

Wednesday 25


Next meeting 9th of November at 7.30 pm

Meeting closed: 10.35 pm

Ray Russell