Covid update 8/3/21

MIDLANDS NATIONAL FLYING CLUB

UPDATE

With the government now giving details of the route out of the Covid lockdown there is a light at the end of the tunnel and every expectation that pigeon racing will able to start in readiness for the Clubs race programme to start as planned. We shall be servicing our vehicles and sorting out the M.O.T’s in readiness for the off.

There is still the business of holding the postponed AGM and fixing the date for this is not that simple and my thoughts are hopefully we can hold the meeting in early June but no date has been set yet.

The handbook is at the printers and in the final stages of amendments and is almost ready for printing, the plan is to post out the handbooks in early April to all paid up members. Subscriptions are coming in steadily and on the plus side at present we have sold 63,000 rings and also 1315 gold rings raising over £7000 to race for in the Chale and Kingsdown YB races. More good news for the Club is we have had 118 new members joined for the 2021 season which gives me a lot of optimism for the wellbeing of the Club.

The 2021 Annual Dinner & Presentation is now booked for Saturday 13th November at the Doncaster racecourse and with the increase costs at the venue the tickets costs will be £40; the Club as also secured discounted accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn, at Doncaster Racecourse , full details will be in the Club’s 2021 handbook. I know many  2020 prize winner will be disappointed not to receive their deserved plaudits due to the cancellation of last years dinner but any 2020 winners wishing to attend  this years dinner we will arrange to present and photograph them with their awards.

I wish all fanciers the best of luck during the breeding period and good fortune in the 2021 racing season.

Tony Whitehurst-President