Utah State Roller Club

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1st Quarter Newsletter by Guil Rand

UTAH STATE ROLLER CLUB
January 2014 Newsletter
The 2014 annual club business meeting was well attended. There were at least 50 members there. President Nick Moreno conducted the meeting, and welcomed everyone. The first item of business was the Treasurer’s report. Jay Starley presented the following report: The club account currently has $869.49 as of the beginning of the meeting. The following is a list of club expenditures for the year:
1. 2014 bands:                         $1,020.00
2. NBRC National Championship Fly Expenses:    $454.00
3. World Cup Expenses:                $273.00
4. Plaques:                        $216.00
Balance at the end of 2013:                    $869.49
The current amount in the treasury, after the meeting:    $3,142.19. There are still a few more people that need to pay their dues, and we still have a few that need to pay for their bands, tee shirts and calendars. Not everyone pre paid for the regional competitions. So there will be some additional money coming in. All divisions have paid their fly fees for 2013 as well.  
STATE OF THE CLUB MESSAGE
FROM OUR NEW PRESIDENT
KYLE MCARTHUR
Fellow club members,
We had our annual club meeting Saturday, January 11, 2014. Once again, a huge thanks goes out to Guil Rand for going above and beyond for the club by opening his home and preparing to host this well attended event. The number of attendees shows we are strong and growing club. Nick had a well planned agenda and conducted a very productive meeting.     With it being an even numbered year we had elections for the club positions. First I would like to thank the members who have served our club the last 2 years. Next I would like to thank the members who stepped up to take their place and keep this club going forward.
Awards were handed out and from the number of awards we had some good participation in our divisions, World Cup, and NBRC NCF competitions. We then had lunch, paid dues, received bands, and prepaid for upcoming flies. Once again Guil, the chili was outstanding. After a little socializing we started the auction with a few birds that were donated. We then moved inside to finish up with other various auction items. All in all I believe the meeting was a great event.
In closing I want the club members to know that my phone is always on. If there are any questions, concerns or comments, don’t hesitate to call (435-749-2318). I will do all I can to help this club run smoothly and help where I am needed. I look forward to getting around to all the divisions in the next year during our competitions. And I would like to encourage all our new members and our inactive members to support the club’s flys. After all that is why we are here, to raise and FLY this grand little bird that brings us all together.
ATENDEES AT THE 2014 BUSINESS MEETING
Cache Valley: Blake Coates, Brad Winward, Brandon Barnes, Bryan Lay, Randy Balls.
Moweda: Bill Whitby, Kirk Middaugh, Wade Stephens.
Salt Lake: Brian Jacobson, Eric Allred, Jay Starley, Richard Madsen, Rod Forbush, Ryan Williams, Tom Monson, Wayne Purrington, Paul Ricks, Sami Hansic.
 North Utah Valley: Adam Hill, Brandon Bunker, Brenden Lavery, David Curneal, Dennis Beckstrand, Jason Croxford, Nick Moreno, Riley Jensen.
South Utah Valley: Cagen Carter, Craig Smith, Hunter Siggard, Thayne Lee, Devon Bunker, Guil Rand, Jim Horrocks, Jason Hoagland, Phil Distefano.
Coal Country: Cody Taylor, Gavin Anderson, Kyle McArthur, Steve Turner, T J Cook.
Southern: Jason Brown, Brad Brown, Shawn Taylor, Trampas Williams.
Tooele County: Jeff Summers, Jerry Hansen.
Uinta Basin: Kole Westwood.
Southwest Wyoming: Wayne Lee.
I hope I didn’t miss anyone. I apologize if I missed you and you were there. We had a few new people there. Welcome to the Utah State Roller Club.

DIVISION FLY REPORTS
1. Cache Valley: Bryan Lay reported that they had 5 to 7 flyers.
2. MoWeDa: Kirk Middaugh reported that they had 4 or 5 flyers.
3. Salt Lake: Brian Jacobson reported that they had 6 to 7 flyers.
4. North Utah Valley: Jason Croxford reported that they had 6 to 7 flyers.
5. South Utah Valley: Craig Smith reported 5 to 6 flyers.
6. Southern: Jason Brown reported 3 flyers.
7. Coal Country: Kyle McArthur reported 6 to 8 flyers.
8. Tooele County: Jeff Summers reported that they have 4 or 5 potential members and is working on getting them organized for the spring flies.
9. Uinta Basin: Kole Westwood reported that there are 4 potential flyers and he is working on getting them up and running for spring.

NEW BUSINESS
Several items were brought up during the new business portion of the meeting.
1. Geographical boundaries were discussed for the Uinta Basin division and the Tooele County division. Both divisions are going to try to get enough flyers to hold competitions. A division should have at least 3 active flyers to compete.
2. The club web site development was discussed and it was decided that the club would spend $100.00 for an upgraded web site. David Curneal has worked hard to make our club website a great site to visit and find out information about the club as well as information about many of the club members. He has also selected several very interesting articles about rollers, and there are lots of pictures to view. If you haven’t been to the club web site and joined in, you are missing out. The address is https://utahstaterollerclub.webs.com . Contact David Curneal if you have any questions about the site.
3. A vote was taken to add the new position of Vice President to the club. The measure didn’t pass. Hopefully we can reconsider this item next year. The club has grown very rapidly over the past 3 years and I believe having a Vice President to help the President is a necessity.
4. There was a vote taken to have a new position in the club for an auction chairman. The auction chairman would be responsible for collecting items to be auctioned at our annual business meeting.
5. A vote was taken to donate $100.00 this year to the American Pigeon Museum and Library. I am planning on matching the club donation, and would challenge all of our club members to seriously consider donating to the museum. Let me know if you are interested in donating any amount. Thanks, Guil Rand.
6. There was a clarification made in the number of plaques to be awarded to divisions and the number of qualifiers for the annual State Championship Fly. It was decided that every division would be able to have 2 qualifiers in the State Championship Fly, regardless of how many competitors they had in the spring competitions. It was further decided that the number of plaques awarded each division would depend on how many average flyers the division had. 4 or less flyers will only receive 1 plaque.     5 to 9 flyers will receive 2 plaques, and 10 or more flyers will receive 3 plaques.
7. It was discussed and decided that the local fall competitions shall consist of a 20 bird fly and an 11 bird fly, both to be flown before the NBRC National Championship Regional competition which will be held beginning about the 3rd week of October. After the NBRC NCF, each division shall have an individual bird competition. The top individual bird from each division will compete in the State Individual Bird Competition to be held before Thanksgiving.
8. The World Cup will be held the week of Monday April 28th thru Saturday May 3rd. Alan Dewey will be the judge. If you would like to enter the WC please contact Wayne Purrington or Jason Brown.
9. OTHER ITEMS THAT I NEED TO MENTION:
a. The club had club tee shirts made and 2014 USRC calendars printed for club members. They were available at the meeting. Not many were picked up. See the article below for information on where and how you can still get your USRC tee shirt and calendar.
b. I will be sending out a revised club roster as soon as I can get corrections made and updated.
If I have missed something or gotten something incorrect, please let me know and I will get an addendum out. After the meeting, everyone paid their dues, picked up their bands and some pre paid for the WC and NBRC NCF competitions to be held later this year. I also want to thank those that brought items for the pot luck luncheon we had. I don’t mean to brag, but several people said that the chili was the best that I had ever made. It was pretty good wasn’t it? Everyone had plenty to eat.
THE CLUB NOW HAS MEMBERSHIP CARDS. CLUB DUES ARE $10 PER YEAR. THE MEMBERSHIP CARD INTITLES YOU TO A 10% DISCOUNT FOR FEED AT ALL IFA FEED STORES. THIS DISCOUNT IS SUPPOSED TO GO INTO EFFECT AFTER THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY. NOW THERE’S A REASON TO JOIN THE CLUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CLUB ELECTION RESULTS
 PRESIDENT:                 Kyle McArthur     435-749-2318
SECRETARY/TREASURER:         Rod Forbush        801-230-0397    
NEWS LETTER EDITOR:             Guil Rand        801-362-0343
WEB SITE EDITOR:             David Curneal    385-233-7641
STATE FLY DIRECTOR:             Adam Hill        801-369-0157
CACHE VALLEY FLY DIRECTOR:     Brandon Barnes    435-590-5637
MOWEDA FLY DIRECTOR:        Wade Stephens    801-389-2005
SALT LAKE FLY DIRECTOR:        Ryan Williams    435-640-5721
N. UTAH VALLEY FLY DIRECTOR:    Kyle Gray        801-722-5010
S. UTAH VALLEY FLY DIRECTOR:    Cagen Carter        801-367-1839
SOUTH DIVISION FLY DIRECTOR:    Brad Brown        435-896-5943
COAL COUNTRY FLY DIRECTOR:    Gavin Anderson    435-749-2545
UINTA BASIN FLY DIRECTOR:        Kole Westwood    435-740-8399
TOOELE COUNTY FLY DIRECTOR:      Jeff Summers        435-884-5087
BAND DIRECTOR:                Trampas Williams    435-630-1683
SUMMER PARTY DIRECTOR:        Nick Moreno        435-339-9900
AUCTION COORDINATOR:        Jeff Summers        435-884-5087
NBRC REGION 7A DIRECTOR:        Craig Smith        801-592-5821
WORLD CUP DIRECTOR:        Wayne Purrington    801-910-8890
                        Jason Brown        435-979-7631

CLUB MEMBERS THAT ARE WILLING TO SERVE
AS A JUDGE FOR OTHER DIVISIONS
WITHIN OUR CLUB
    One of the things that was discussed at the meeting was the possibility of creating a list of all the members that would be willing to judge other division’s local flys during the year. A list was started, and quite a number of club members volunteered their services. Their names and numbers are listed below:
Kirk Middaugh    801-556-6976        Rod Forbush        801-230-0397
Brandon Barnes    435-590-3637        Ryan Williams    435-640-5721
Brian Jacobson    801-503-1142        Tom Monson        801-971-6716
Hunter Siggard    801-592-2534        Kyle McArthur    435-749-2318
Craig Smith        801-592-5821        Jason Brown        435-979-7631
Bryan Lay        435-994-1648        Wade Stephens    801-389-2005
Thayne Lee        435-846-3801        Jason Croxford    801-651-5511
Guil Rand        801-362-0343        Nick Moreno        435-339-9900
    This is quite a list. If you need someone to judge your division, give some of these guys a call and see what you can work out with them. While it is nice to have someone come and judge your division, I still think that it is important to have the local members “team judge” once in a while so that everyone must watch all the kits, pay attention to what the kits are doing, thereby learning how to judge.     

POSSIBLE FUTURE JUDGES FOR OUR
REGIONAL COMPETITIONS
    It was decided that we would ask club members to make suggestions for possible regional judges. Below are the names that were suggested. If you have other names that you would like to add to the list, please contact Guil Rand, and he will add them to the list.
Brent Martindale    Jon Farr        Dirk Debore        Doc Reiman
Alan Dewey        Joe Bob Stuka        Tim Decker        Marshall Duncan
Don Macauley    Rick Schoening    Rick Mee        Ken Billings
Chris Saabe        Joe Kiser        Kevin Monroe    Juan Navaro
    This is an excellent list. There are many very fine roller men listed and would make good judges.

2014 CLUB BANDS
0 to 99    Adam Hill                1400 to 1499    Gavin Anderson                                                              100 to 199    Rod Forbush                1500 to 1649    Guil Rand
200 to 299    Craig Smith                1650 to 1699    Curtis Chatelain
300 to 374     Phil Distefano            1700 to 1749    Wade Stephens
375 to 399    Kyle McArthur            1750 to 1799    Alan Jensen
400 to 449    Jay Starley                1800 to 1899 Cagen Carter            
450 to 499    Kirk Middaugh             1900 to 2049    Devon Bunker
500 to 599    Wayne Purrington            2050 to 2099    Richard Madsen
600 to 699    David Curneal            2100 to 2149    Eric Allred
700 to 799    Kyle Gray                2150 to 2199    Sami Hansic
800 to 874    Ryan Williams            2200 to 2299    Matt Young
875 to 899    Steve Turner                2300 to 2349    Ron Anderson
900 to 949    Vincent Meadows            2350 to 2399    Steve Thomas
950 to 999    Dean Wood                2400 to 2449    Jerry Hanson
1000 to 1099    Cody Taylor                2450 to 2499    Chance Palfreyman
1100 to 1149    Riley Jensen                2500 to 2674    Jason Brown
1150 to 1199    Paul Ricks                2700 to 2799    Jeff Summers
1200 to 1249    Jim Horrock                2800 to 2899    Jason Brown
1250 to 1299    Shawn Taylor                2900 to 2949    Trampas Williams        
1300 to 1349    TJ Cook                2950 to 2999    Randy Balls            
1350 to 1399    Hunter Siggard
I believe this is the most bands that the club has ever ordered. If you haven’t picked up your bands, please contact Trampas Williams at 435-630-1683, and make arrangements to pay for them and pick them up or have them mailed. Good luck with your breeding season.





2014 WORLD CUP NEWS & INFORMATION
    The 2014 World Cup competition is coming up soon. Alan Dewey of Colorado will be our judge this year. Alan is a very knowledgable roller competitor, and has done well in many of the WC and NBRC competitions. Besides that he is a really nice guy.
Regional Fly dates will be the week of Wednesday, April 30th thru Saturday, May 3rd.
Entry fees are $30 for the first kit, and $25 for the second kit. $20.00 of each entry fee is sent to the World Cup general fund to pay for the final’s judge to make the 11 week journey to judge all the finalists. The balance of the money is used pay for our regional judge’s transportation and to pay for the expenses of getting the judge around our region.  
We need at least 30 kits entered to have 2 finalists, and 45 kits entered to have 3 finalists.
Please contact Wayne Purrington, [email protected] 801-910-8890, or Jason Brown, [email protected] 436 979-7631. Entry fees must be turned in by 21 March 2014. The fly schedule will be sent out by 1 April 2014.  

USRC WINNERS FOR 2013
DIVISION            SPRING FLYS        FALL FLYS
CACHE VALLEY:        1ST Blake Coates        1st Blake Coates
                2nd Randy Balls        2nd Bryan Lay
MOWEDA:            1st Wade Stephens        1st Wade Stephens
                2nd Curtis Chatelain        2nd Kirk Middaugh
SALT LAKE VALLEY:    1st Jay Starley            1st Jay Starley
                2nd Rod Forbush        2nd Rod Forbush
NORTH UTAH VALLEY:    1ST Jason Croxford        1st Adam Hill
                2nd Adam Hill            2nd Nick Moreno
SOUTH UTAH VALLEY:    1st Guil Rand            1st Hunter Siggard
                2nd Craig Smith        2nd Cagen Carter
COAL COUNTRY:        1ST Gavin Anderson        1st Kyle McArthur
                2nd Ken Defa            2nd Steve Turner
STATE CHAMPION:    1ST Rod Forbush
                2nd Bryan Lay
WORLD CUP:        1ST Jay Starley
                2nd Nick Moreno
Jay Starley finished in 59th place, and Nick Moreno finished in 61st place. There were a total of 78 kits flown.
NBRC NCF (20 bird fly):    1st Guil Rand
                2nd Jay Starley
NBRC NCF (11 bird fly):    1st Bryan Lay
Jay Starley finished in 17th place in the 20 bird finals and Guil Rand finished 1.08 points behind Jay in 18th place. There were a total of 42 kits flown in the 20 bird fly. Bryan Lay finished in 15th place in the 11 bird finals.    There were a total of 23 kits flown in the 11 bird finals.


NEWS ABOUT OUR USRC WEB SITE
USRC WEB ADDRESS: https://utahstaterollerclub.webs.com
As most of you know, the Utah State Roller Club has a great web site. David Curneal took on the responsibility of creating the web site 2 years ago, and he has done an outstanding job. The web site has been up and running for 2 years now, and it is very easy to navigate, and there are lots of things to do and see on the site. David has just installed some new and improved updates to the web site:
1. We now have 84 members. 4 of them are from out of state, but all of them have birds from Utah.
2. The site will be kept current and have the most up-to-date info available about the club.
3. Currently the web site has articles and interviews from several different roller folks.
4. Over 800 photos!
5. 6 videos.
6. 144 forum topics and 549 posts.
7. A web store to help with the cost of running the web site.
Some of the upgrades include:
1. A video forum section.
2. Real time forum posts.
3. Mobile ready.
4. Easier photo loading.
5. Message broadcast improvements.
6. Tighter security.
David hopes all club members will spend time on our local site. Next time you feel like visiting some other site, consider supporting your local club. The web site is what you put into it. If you participate it will make the site better and keep the site well rounded, showing everyone’s interests. If you need any help about the site or anything else, please do not hesitate to email [email protected] .

USRC CALENDARS AND TEE SHIRTS
    Dave Curneal had USRC club tee shirts, and USRC 2014 calendars made for club members, but not many of them were picked up at the meeting. I didn’t do a good enough job of letting people know that they were there. The cost of the shirts is only $15.00 and they come in all sizes. The cost of a calendar is $10.00. Guil Rand has the shirts and the calendars at his house, so if you want one please contact him at 801-362-0343 or email him at [email protected] .






UINTA BASIN AND COAL COUNTRY
PERFORMING ROLLER LAWN
SHOW AND AUCTION
    The Uinta Basin and Coal Country Divisions of the USRC are sponsoring a lawn show for performing rollers on Saturday, February 22nd. The show will be held at the Uinta County Fair Grounds, 390 South Center Street, Duchesne, Utah. The cost will be $20.00 for 5 entries, and that price also includes a catered lunch. You may also enter birds even if you don’t want the lunch. The judge is to be announced. There will be the following classes judged:     Old Cock    Old Hen    Young Cock        Young Hen
    Show birds must be in the cages by 10:00 am. Please contact Kole Westwood
(435-790-8399) if you are interested in participating. He needs to get a head count for the lunches. The purpose of the show is to raise money so that they can afford to give gas money to judges that they invite to judge their birds in the spring and fall flys. They will also be holding a bird auction, so please bring any birds that you may want to donate and have auctioned off. Hope to see a lot of you there. It sounds like a fun day.

USRC CLUB BYLAWS
    It is probably time for the club to create some official rules and bylaws. Back in the olden days when there were only a few of us pioneer roller flyers, we just knew what the rules were. But now that we are about 80 members strong, and there are a lot of new people, it probably wouldn’t hurt to put something in writing so that everyone will know how the club is supposed to be run. If you would like to be on a committee to create such a document, contact Kyle McArthur. I would like to help out with this endeavor. Let Kyle know if you would like to be on the Bylaws committee. The goal would be to have something done by our next business meeting in 2015 that the club could ratify.

CLUB OFFICER’S DUTIES
The club offices and the corresponding duties of each office are on the front page of the club web site. Go to https://utahstaterollerclub.webs.com

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THIS YEAR. HERE’S HOPING YOU FLY THE BEST KIT YOU HAVE EVER RAISED.
MAY ALL YOU ROLLERS BE RIPPERS
AND NOT JUST FLIPPERS.
LET EM RIP!

World Cup Fly Info

Greetings all Utah Roller Enthusiasts,

The Mountain West Regional World Cup Fly is fast approaching. The money must be turned into the World Cup General Coordinator by April 1st. That is only 10 days away. I need to find out who is going to fly so that I can put together a fly schedule. If you haven't paid your entry fee, I need to collect that as well. You may enter a maximum of 2 kits. The entry fee for the first kit is $35, and the second kit is $25 if you want to enter a second kit. $20 of the entry fee is sent into the World Cup fund to cover the costs of transportation and other World Cup expenses. The rest of the money is used by our club to bring in a top notch roller flyer, from outside our region, to judge our region. This year we will have Mitch Reed from Mount Angel, Oregon to judge our birds.

The following people have already paid their entry fees:
NORTHERN DIVISION
Brad Hoggan 1 kit
Brad Winward 1 kit
Brandon Barnes 1 kit
Bryan Lay 1 kit
Randy Balls 1 kit

OGDEN DIVISION
Kirk Middaugh 1 kit

SALT LAKE DIVISION
Jay Starley 2 kits
Mont Bone 1 kit
Rod Forbush 1 kit
Wayne Purrington 1 kit

UTAH VALLEY DIVISION
Adam Hill 2 kits
Chance Palfreyman 1 kit
Guil Rand 2 kits
Jason Hoagland 1 kit
Nick Moreno 2 kits

SOUTHERN DIVISION
Jason Brown 1 kit

COAL COUNTRY DIVISION
Kyle McArthur 1 kit

That gives us a total of 21 paid kits. We must have at least 30 kits entered to have 2 qualifiers for the finals. Our goal this year is to get 45 kits entered so that we can have 3 qualifiers for the finals.
Below is a list of other members of the club that I think could put up a kit:

NORTHERN DIVISION
*Blake Coates

OGDEN DIVISION
*Bill Whitby
*Curtis Chatelain
*Wade Stephens
*Cody Stephens
Gerry Kunschke

SALT LAKE DIVISION
*Brian Jacobson
*Doug Archibald
J. P. Isom
*Ryan Williams
*Sean McKane

UTAH VALLEY DIVISION
*Curtis Allred
*Jason Croxford
*Phil Distefano
*Richard Daybell
*Riley Jensen
*Ron Anderson
*Zach Fossum

SOUTHERN DIVISION
*Justin Okerland
*Thayne Lee

COAL COUNTRY DIVISION
*Trampas Williams

SOUTHWEST WYOMING DIVISION
Wayne Lee

NOT IN A DIVISION DIVISION
*Val Stevens

* Means that we are really counting on you to enter a kit, or 2 if you can.

That is 23 more kits for a total of 44 kits. If everyone on this list would enter one kit, and one person enter 2 kits, we will have the 45 kits that we need to have 3 qualifiers. When I send in the entry fees, I must have a list of everyone that is going to fly, and their address on the entry form that I turn in. Please let me know if you want to be entered in the Regional fly. Even if you don't have the money right now, the club can cover you. Please, just let me know if you can fly. And please forgive me if I have missed someone. Everyone is welcome to enter. Just let me know ASAP. The deadline is only 10 days away.

DIVISION DIRECTORS, PLEASE CONTACT THE PEOPLE IN YOUR DIVISION AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO SIGN UP TO FLY. I KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU MAY THINK THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER TEAM YET, BUT WE STILL NEED EVERYONE TO ENTER, SO THAT THIS GREAT COMPETITION CAN CONTINUE. NEXT YEAR MAY BE YOUR YEAR.

PLEASE CONTACT WADE STEPHENS AT 801-389-2005, [email protected]
OR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
Thank you,
Wade Stephens
2012 - 2013 Mountain West Regional Director
 

Current News letter

2012 USRC BUSINESS MEETING REPORT

BY: GUIL RAND

The Utah State Roller Club held their annual business meeting today, January 21, 2012. It was a grand affair. By my count there were 52 roller fanciers there, including 6 junior members, Wade Stephens, Chance Palfreyman, Riley Jensen, Brenden Lavery, Tanner Johnston and Johnathon Williams.  Also in attendance were first new roller fanciers, Cagen Carter, Carwynn Carter, Samik Hamzic, Hunter Siggard, Kent Menlove, Chet Olsen, Kirk Thorne, Cody Taylor, Kyle McArthur, Ken Defa, Phil Distefano, Jim Hardy, Jeff Summers, and Jim Horrocks.

The total number in attendance was 52 as near as I could figure, which exceeded last year’s record of 34 in attendance. The club is really growing. We’ve added a new division, the Coal Country Division which includes Carbon and Emery Counties and Duchesne. They had several of their members in attendance at the meeting. Special thanks to Jon Farr from Idaho for coming.

This was an election year, and the following individuals were elected to club offices:

President:                                                       Nick Moreno               801-949-2900

Secretary/Treasurer:                                      Jay Starley                   801-630-2922

Newsletter Editor & Website:                         David Curneal             801-718-5456

Club Fly Director:                                            Thayne Lee                  435-319-5687

Cache Valley Fly Director:                              Bryan Lay                    435-994-1648

Ogden Fly Director:                                        Kirk Middaugh                        801-556-6976

Salt Lake Valley Fly Director:                          Brian Jacobson            801-446-9059

Utah Valley Fly Director:                                Jason Croxford            801-651-5511

Southern Fly Director:                                     Jason Brown                435-979-5943

Coal Country Fly Director:                              Kyle McArthur             435-749-2318

Band Director:                                                            Trampas Williams       435-630-1683

Summer Party Coordinator:                           Brad Winward             435-232-1864

World Cup Director:                                       Wade Stephens           801-389-2005

NBRC Publicity Director:                                 Guil Rand                    801-362-0343

NBRC Region 7A Director:                              Guil Rand                    801-362-0343

NBRC Junior Director:                                     Cody Stephens 801-940-3476

These are your Utah State Roller Club officers for 2012 through 2013. Congratulations.

 

Several individuals received awards for their kit’s performance ability. And the winners are:

Cache Valley Division;            Spring Flies:     1st Blake Coates          2nd Bryan Lay

                                                Fall Flies:         1st Blake Coates          2nd Bryan Lay

Ogden Division                        Spring Flies:     1st Kirk Middaugh        2nd Wade Stephens

                                                Fall Flies:         1st Kirk Middaugh        2nd Cody Stephens

Salt Lake Division                    Spring Flies:     1st Jay Starley              2nd Brian Jacobson

                                                No fall flies were held

Utah Valley Division                Spring Flies:     1st Guil Rand                2nd Nick Moreno

                                                Fall Flies:         1st Guil Rand                2nd Adam Hill

 

2011 World Cup Regional                                           1st Nick Moreno          2nd Adam Hill

2011 National Championship 20 bird contest            1st Blake Coates          2nd Guil Rand

2011 National Championship 11 bird contest            1st Nick Moreno

USRC State Championship Fly                                     1st Jay Starley              2nd Nick Moreno

There were a lot of people represented which shows me that we have a very strong and competitive club. We should be able to hold our own against any club in the country.

 

There were several other topics that were discussed and voted on, including the following:

1.      Trampas Williams and his son Johnathon were moved into the Coal Country Division.

2.      Ryan Williams was moved into the Salt Lake Valley Division.

3.      It was decided to combine the Website Master and the Newsletter Editor positions.

4.      In all local flies, each participant shall contribute $5.00 for the fly. That money shall be collected by the Fly Director, and all collected money shall be given to the State Fly Director for the purchase of awards. We were about $300 short this year to purchase plaques.

5.      Plaques shall be awarded as follows; one plaque for 5 or fewer flyers, 2 plaques for 6 to 10 flyers, and 3 plaques for 11 flyers or more. (If a division starts having more that 10 flyers, it should probably be split.)

6.      It was decided that the USRC shall donate $200 to the American Pigeon Museum and Library this year. Each year the amount donated shall be reevaluated, and revised as club funds allow.

7.      In 2013, the Utah State Roller Club will be hosting the NBRC National Convention. It was decided to assign the club President, Nick Moreno, the task of putting together a committee to oversee the convention.

8.      Brad Hoggan was asked by Paul Bradford a year before he passed away, to publish his book. Brad has most of the book retyped in a digital format so that it will be much easier to publish. He challenged all the members of the club to provide color pictures of rollers to help supplement the book and add some interest and variety to it.

9.      Brad Hoggan also added a plea that we all need to be more involved in the cause to fight PETA and others that are trying to take away our freedom to keep pigeons. They tried to pass legislation that would not allow us to keep pigeons anymore! Places like Chicago have passed anti pigeon laws within their city limits. Even Richfield, Utah has passed a law against pigeon keeping!! Provo has an ordinance that you can only have 8 pigeons. They will enforce this if you have pigeons, and someone complains. Many other towns and cities in Utah have restrictions on pigeon keeping. This is becoming a serious threat to our hobby, and we need to keep our eyes and ears open, and participate whenever we hear of any legislation that might be detrimental to our hobby. It is staggering to think that just a few years ago, you could find pigeon keepers on almost every street in almost every town and city in the United States, but now even small rural communities are restricting the keeping of pigeons.

10.  It was decided that the entry fees for entering the World Cup Fly and the NBRC National Championship Fly should be lowered for those that were willing to pay their entry fees at the meeting from $35 for the first kit entered to $30, and from $25 for the second kit entered to $20. This was to encourage members to pay their entry fees at the beginning of the year so that we would have the required entry fees collected prior to the deadline for the big flies when they were needed, rather than trying to collect fees after the fact. This actually worked very well as, 15 kits were entered for the WC Fly, and 10 kits were entered for the NBRC Fly. Thank you to those that paid early for the flies.

That concluded the business part of the meeting.

 

Other information that might be of interest:

1.      Thirty four people have paid their dues for 2012. That means that there are probably about 60 others out there that we hope will pay them.

2.      Twenty two individuals have paid for their bands, and about 8 have not. I will be sending out an email to those who haven’t, reminding them that the bands will not be shipped until their money is sent in to Jay Starley. The bands had not arrived by the time of the meeting. They should be here by next week, and will be sent out as soon as they are received, to those that have paid. There may be as many as 90 bands left. If anyone is interested in getting club bands, please let Guil Rand know at 801-362-0343.

3.      This wasn’t a club thing, but I put together a deal for club members to get a special mix of pellets for breeders. I need to know who has picked up their pellets. Those who have not need to do so as soon as they can.  When I went to IFA Saturday evening, only about 55 of 120 bags had been picked up. If you ordered the special mixed pellets, you can pick them up from the Spanish Fork IFA. They are located at 250 West Arrowhead Drive, which is at the south end of Spanish Fork. Their phone number is 801-798-7418. You just need to take your money into them, and pick up your order. Please do this as soon as you can. I cannot afford to pay for all this feed by myself if you don’t. If for some reason you can’t pick up your order, please let me know so that I can see if someone else wants it. Thank you, Guil Rand.

4.      We have several junior members in the club now. Is it time to start thinking about a State Junior Championship Fly?

5.      The lunch was great. I think everyone got all they wanted to eat. Thank you to all those that contributed to the buffet. I apologize that the Chili wasn’t up to its normal standard. I just couldn’t get those dang beans to soften up the way they are supposed to. I started soaking them Thursday, then put them on the stove Friday, but even 24 hours of cooking wasn’t enough. Please accept my apology. I will do better next year.

6.      And finally, the auction was incredible. Many club members contributed several different items. It was more than just pigeons that were donated for the cause. The grand total brought in was, $1,398.00!!!!!!!!! The club wants to thank all those that contributed auction items and made the auction so successful. Thank you.

7.      Oops! One more finally. According to my calculations of money that was collected from the auction, dues, bands, and early entry fees, the club should have approximately $3500 in the account.

8.      We are hoping that Brad Winward will pull together a summer happening, that includes a lawn show, and Bar-b-que.

 

All in all, I believe everyone had a great time. Even my 13 year old grandson, Tanner who has never had any pigeons, but was at the meeting said he had a fun time, and wants to know if he can start raising pigeons now. I guess I will have to help him build a loft. I hope everyone made it home safe and sound.

 

I thought it might be good to list everyone that attended the meeting:

Carwynn Carter          Brad Hoggan               Cagen Carter              Brandon Barnes

Randy Balls                 Brenden Lavery           Cody Taylor                 Riley Jensen

Bryan Lay                    Brad Winward             Curtis Allred                Guil Rand

Kyle McArthur             Jason Brown                Ken Defa                     David Curneal

Jay Starley                   Adam Hill                    Nick Klonizos               Jason Croxford

Jason Hoagland           Rod Forbush                Wayne Purrington       Kent Menlove

Thayne Lee                  Wayne Lee                  Ryan Williams             Phil Distefano

Hunter Siggard            Samik Hamzic             Brian Jacobson            Richard Madsen

Ron Anderson              Mont Bone                  Kirk Thorne                 Ned Franklin

Andre Palfreyman       Chance Palfreyman    Chet Olsen                  Jim Hardy

Nick Moreno               Jeff Summers              Trampas Williams       Johnathon Williams

Wade Stephens           Eric Allred                   Cody Stephens J. P. Isom

Kirk Middaugh                        Jon Farr                       Tanner Johnston          Jim Horrocks

 Kent Menlove

That makes 53 on my list, but I am almost positive that there were a couple of guys that came in late, and I probably did not get them recorded. I apologize if I missed anyone. Hope you all have a great breeding season, and may all your babies be Rippers and Zippers, and not just Flippers. And may the birds of prey that prey on pigeons migrate to South America, and live happily ever after.

 

Guil Rand

 

          

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