0001    16 Jan 2019  14:48:47: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
SAHPA Annual Membership fee 2019 is once again $220 and for Affiliate
members it is $99. We have kept the membership fee the same and
increased the Affiliate membership from $77 to $99, several years ago
the Management Committee planned to gradually increase the Affiliate
membership to half a full membership fee. Affiliate members which
are flyers outside the 50km boundary get all the same benefits as
SAHPA full members except they can not vote or appear in official
results, although we still provide for them within our system for
club results. The membership fee is set to cover the fixed costs of
running the SAHPA, which includes honorariums, building insurance,
officers insurance, volunteer workers insurance, public liability,
rates and taxes, electricity, water, workcover, telephones and
security. The membership fees in 2017 had a short fall of $8,000 to
cover these costs, the extra $20 for 20 odd affiliate members will
not make a lot of difference but as Treasurer it would be
irresponsible for me to not recommend a slight increase so that full
members are not subsidizing affiliate members as much. We are
constantly working on ways to reduce our costs in an environment
where costs are going up and membership is declining due to age of
participants. At the AGM we will highlight some of the cost savings
and ideas we have to promote the sport.

0002    15 Jan 2019  20:24:51: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
SAHPA Five Person Committee Positions vacant - Applications are open
for the Southern Zone Delegate and Eastern/Hills Delegate as both
Paul Springett and David Thalbourne have resigned from these
positions. Applications for election close on 31/01/19, please apply
in writing to General Secretary John Harper and have a name and
signature of a seconder financial members. Applicants to reside and
compete in that Zone, in the case of partnerships the applicant is
the resident of the loft.

0003    05 Jan 2019  16:42:32: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
Rotavirus Update - The SAHPA has lodged an initial order for 30,000
doses of the Rotavirus Vaccine. We will advise the price and
expected delivery date once we are updated. Our plan is to take club
orders and share out the 1,000 dose bottles, each club can then
decant the number of doses for each of their members. Our
understanding is that it is 2x0.3ml dose 4 weeks apart. Our existing
guns can be calibrated for 0.3ml.

Apparently there are a couple flyers out North who have experienced
some virus problems in their lofts over the last fortnight. We
remind members to be vigilant with their bio-security. It is also
important not to become complacent about PMV, please dose your young
birds as they leave the nest and again 4 weeks later. It is
compulsory for all SAHPA Members to vaccinate their birds for PMV and
POX. We may conduct titre tests on any loft which we suspect has not
vaccinated their birds. Old birds need a PMV booster every year
otherwise their titre levels drop and they will not be able to fight
off the virus if they come in contact.

We have received a new shipment of 20 x1000 dose PMV bottles we sold
out of the last 20 within a few weeks, please contact General
Secretary to order, there was a slight cost price increase but we
have kept the price at $165 including GST. We also have POX vaccine
available at $110 including GST.

0004    05 Jan 2019  16:27:30: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
We are sad to advise the passing of Terry Castle on 2nd January.
Terry served on the SAHPA Management Committee and was Release
Officer for many years, Terry was a great flyer and is on our Wall
of Fame. We pass on our condolences to his family.

0005    30 Dec 2018  17:37:24: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
We are sad to advise that Trevor Langsford passed away last Thursday
27th December, his funeral will be held Thursday 3rd January at
2:45pm, Mawson Chapel, Centennial Park. We pass on our condolences
to his wife Margaret, his son Shaun and daughter Kate. Trevor is a
life member of the Southern Vales club and held many positions
including secretary of the SA Racing Pigeon Federation. He won an
SAHPA race from Glendambo an many other positions during is long time
in pigeons.

0006    18 Dec 2018  16:08:46: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
Announcement by Dr Mark White Treidia BioVet


How does the old song go? "...many rivers to cross... ". Our pigeon
rotavirus vaccine has finally been approved by the federal regulator.
Its been a long, hard journey, with many obstacles to overcome.
Congratulations to all the team here who have kept going under
difficult circumstances. Persistence pays off in the end. We hope to
start supplying the vaccine in February. Supply will be a bit limited
for a while until we can increase our production capacity. The order
of supply will be in accordance with the ANRPB's donor list. The
earlier the donation the earlier the supply. Many thanks to all those
donors. The vaccination program will be similar to PMV, except that
the dose will be 0.3 mL. More details in the new year.

Happy Christmas to all pigeon owners. Santa has not forgotten you
after all. Lets hope for a better year for pigeons in 2019.

0007    05 Dec 2018  21:12:28: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
Race Program 2019 - The SAHPA Management committee wish to reassure
members contrary to the rumour being spread by a Facebook Troll there
are no plans to take out long distance race points from the our Race

0008    05 Dec 2018  21:08:00: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
Thank you to Warrnambool Racing Pigeon Club for their generous
donation to the SAHPA for 2019 trophies. We encourage our members to
support the annual Warrnambool Squeaker Auction to be held Sunday
27th January, 2019.

0009    30 Nov 2018  17:44:58: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SALDC SECRETARY,  
Sires Produce Auction - The first auction will be held on Sunday 9th
December at 9:30am, birds to be presented between 8am and 9am. We
plan to have the auction completed in time for participants to be
able to get to the Barossa Valley Sale by lunch time. The Sires
Produce Regulations are being updated, please click on SIRES PRODUCE
on the home menu of www.sahpa.asn.au for all the rules.
In summary, Race is from Marree 585km North of Adelaide on Sunday 8th
September. Breeders are allowed to put up to 8 birds in auction or
prepay for $50. Second Auction is on Sunday 3rd February. Prizes
60% flyer, 40% Breeder. If we collect over $30,000 in nominations,
first prize to Flyer is a Motor Vehicle and Breeder $6,000.

0010    30 Nov 2018  17:35:55: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
SAHPA Top 30 Flyers Auction - Thank you very much to the 20 odd
flyers that donated a bird to SAHPA for the auction. Thank You to
Tim Fawcett www.pigeonauctions.com.au for providing his auction site
for no charge other than the photos. The SAHPA banked $6,544 which
we will use to fund some improvements next year.