WEST TULSA CLUB
Our club has grown to 18 flyers for the upcoming 2004 young
bird season. We have a newly built clubhouse on Bill Kinyon's
property to better facilitate our club activities. We flew 5
races each weekend this past old bird season. It was tough, but
it worked out well.
Nearly each time we get together, someone is grilling
hamburgers or the wives have made fantastic dinners and snacks
for all of us. We all had a great season.
We must be doing something right. We're getting retired
people back in to the sport and new members are joining.
The topic of our next meeting will be about plans to set
aside money to purchase a piece of land so the club can build
and own a clubhouse big enough to accommodate the entire
federation here in the Tulsa area.
Years ago, Bill Kinyon was in an article in the Racing Pigeon
Bulletin. It was in that article that the idea was presented
that if everyone within a 50 mile radius belonged to the same
club, that would provide more money, more workers, more
fellowship and more direction for the sport in an area. It
appears that is what is working for our club now. We're getting
a great deal of inquiry from other clubs.
The officers do a great job of conducting a smooth running
club and members take responsibility in designated duties. That
includes allowing one member to devote time to getting the new
members up to speed for a successful start at racing.
Almost every one of the new members won a race already, but
for those that did not, the winning was shared and everyone is