71st AGM for Mighty NIPA –
Only two Resolutions had been listed on the agenda for NIPA, and both carried in the vote.
Resolution 1 Submitted by NIPA Committee. Delete NIPA General Rule 38 in its entirety and replace with a new Rule 38. Any fancier who has his/her suspension lifted by any recognised racing pigeon organisation or union and wishes to apply to a member club of the NIPA for membership. The NIPA Club must make representation to the NIPA for permission to accept him/her as a member. For 64, against 8.
Resolution 2 Submitted by Ards HPS and Newry & District HPS. Delete NIPA General Rule 78 in its entirety and replace with a new General Rule 78. The entry for Penzance/Sennen Cove Classic race be limited to 20 birds per member and this race be flown in conjunction with the NIPA Penzance/Sennen Cove race ie. this race reverts to be a Duplicate Race. For 49, against 25.
Voting for the Race Programmes were as follows. For Old Birds No 1 had 368 votes and No 2 had 548 votes. For Young Birds No 1 had 552 votes and No 2 had 361 votes.
The following carried in the vote.
From Portadown & Drumcree HPS and supported by majority of Sect E Clubs – 9th April Tullamore, 16th April Tullamore, 23td April Roscrea, 30th April Fermoy, 7th May Corrin, 14th May Rosscarbery Inl Nat, 21st May Talbenny, 21st May Rosscarbery Yrearling Cock & Hen Nat, 28th May Talbenny, 28th May Fermoy 5 Bird, 4th June Bude, 4th June Roscrea, 11th June Penzance, 18th June Sennen Cove Classic, 24th June St Malo Nat (France).
From Dromore and Ards HPS, also Existing 2015 Programme – 16th July Area Lib decided by each Sect, 23rd July Area Lib decided by each Sect, 30th July Tullamore (Mass Lib), 6th August Roscrea, 13th August Kilkenny/Gowran Park (New Site), 20th August Fermoy, 27th August Talbenny Nat, 27th August Roscrea Comeback, 3rd September Fermoy, 3rd September Fermoy 5 Bird Championship, 10th September Rosscarbery Nat.
The Age Profile so far from clubs that have submitted details. 0-20 (37), 21-30 (75), 21-40 (107), 41-50 (149), 51-60 (303), 61-70 (278), 71-80 (208), 81-90 (42), 91-100 (4).
Secretary Report – This was published on the NIPA Website for the first time and not sent out to member clubs, not sure too many Delegates had seen or read it. I have published it here.
Note – Telephone calls to the NIPA Office will be recorded from now on.
Secretary Report 2016 – SECRETARY`S REPORT 2016
Full AGM Report in Forum in NIPA Board