The Wind of Change - January 2013
The wind of change has blown through the Lanarkshire Federation; after a very positive EGM the members are looking forward to a new chapter within Lanarkshire Federation's history.
The appointment of Jim Cameron as secretary, John Quinn as President, Jim Cullen as vice President and Dave Young as Race Controller was passed by the members and with these individuals transparent communication will be in place to provide the members with any updated information. Special thanks at this to Gareth Rankin, John Barrow and Ian Henderson for maintaining the federation during the transition in its hour of need.
John Quinn on left, the federation's new President
The members voted last year on the biggest investment for 2013, the purchase of Geraldy transporters. The vehicles have been purchased and are over in Germany being fitted to the requirements of the federation's needs. These will be back in place for the start of April. This is a very big financial commitment but with committee members having ideas in place to create revenue I am sure the members will support their initiatives and raise funds to maintain the needs of our federation. The old saying "money doesn't grow on trees" comes to mind. The purchase of more crates will be required to allow drop off crates on the Friday night. This will save money not having to drop these off during the week. Some clubs have already supported the federation by donating the cost of their replacement crates so taking away the cost to the federation. If each club takes up the cost of the new crates then the federation will have each club's name stencilled on the crate. As with any federation, it's only as strong as its club, so it's up to each club to get their think tank on and invest in the future.
Geraldy fitted vehicle
The federation are taking up the first initiative through holding a sale of 2013 youngsters on 7th April (details to follow) from the cream of pigeon fanciers up and down the country. At the EGM it was passed to add £1 to each race sheet throughout the season to help raise funds.
The members would like to thank the previous committee members for their work and dedication to the Lanarkshire Federation.
So it's up to you the members of each club; the committee haven't got all the answers. If the the last meeting is anything to go by then the members are whole heartedly behind the new committee. The future is bright.
Tom Corrie jnr, Lanarkshire press officer.