0001    12 Feb 2020  11:49:42: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
We would like to advise all owners of Benzing Electronic timing
systems that Kevin Clarke / Tom Tirrell will be organising a software
update for all clocks and Club Scanning systems in March. If Club
Secretaries can bring their member's clocks to the SAHPA Hall on 3rd
March Tom will pick them up and they will be delivered back on the
night of the AGM 27th March. Secretaries please make sure you have a
list showing Owners name and Serial number of item so there is no
confusion of who owns what. If all items are placed in a box
correctly labelled with the name of the Club and list of owners etc
inside, it will greatly assist in streamlining the update procedure.

0002    06 Feb 2020  19:03:27: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA TREASURER,  
Good news to report to members and affiliate members. The SAHPA
Management Committee reviewed the end of year financials and have
agreed to provide a rebate back to the clubs. We will issue cheques
or if your club would like the money via Bank Direct Deposit, please
send the Treasurer Sahpa.treasurer2015@gmail.com your bank account

The Website Manager will provide a link to the Treasurers report and
a summary of how much we have allocated to each club. In total we
are paying back to clubs $11,264. This has been achieved by
significant savings and initiatives by the SAHPA Management committee
which are outlined in the Treasurer's Report. The amounts allocated
to the clubs is based on the number of members last year. We have
split the rebate into 2 components. Component 1 is a Membership
rebate where we are giving back $27.50 for each full member and
$11.00 for Affiliate members, Component 2 is the Life Rings rebate.
The SAHPA Management committee recommend that clubs use component 1
to assist club members with fees for 2020 and component 2 we
encourage to be allocated towards club prize money for the coming
season. At the end of each year we hope to be in a financial
position to provide the Life Ring rebate similarly to what we did
over a decade ago.

0003    05 Feb 2020  11:25:44: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
The COM would like to call a meeting at the SAHPA Hall with all Club
Secretaries & Chairmen for Tuesday 3rd March @7:00 pm. The Agenda
will be sent by email in the next few days. The object is to provide
information regarding important topics and proposed changes to be
voted on by members at the AGM. This will give the Clubs an
opportunity to discuss this with their members prior to the AGM.

0004    03 Feb 2020  13:14:46: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON/TREASURER,  
Angel Flight Donation by SAHPA Members, Gavin will be on Pigeon Radio
WynFM 88.9, podcast also available next day, Monday night at 6:45pm
CST, 7:15 EST discussing our donation to Angel Flight with volunteer
pilot Terry Cahalan. Over the last few years we have accumulated a
donation of $2373.45 from funds raised by our members donating money
and entering the angel flight races, we have previously made a
donation several years ago. Angel Flight is a charity where
registered volunteer pilots utilising their own aircraft or hire an
aircraft at their own expense, provide non emergency transport to
people in remote locations that need to attend medical appointments.
The donation covers the fuel used for the Angel flights. Many of the
passengers are using the service for example so that they can attend
cancer treatment or kidney dialysis. There are also volunteer ground
angels that transport the passengers from the airport to the
hospitals or clinics. I am very proud of our members for our
contribution to this charity. We have had drivers and convoyers such
as Brenton Myers, Nick Albanos, Tony Perkins and Brian Donovan
provide their services for free over the years.

0005    28 Jan 2020  21:04:26: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SALDC SECRETARY,  
Sires Produce Auction - This Sunday 2nd February, present birds from
8am to 9:30am, Auction starts at 10am. Birds will be vaccinated for
PPMV on the day if not already vaccinated. Ideally around 30days of
age. Prizes are split 40% to Breeder and 60% to Flyer, so you can
win money if you wish to breed and let someone else buy them to fly.
For those people that do not want to attend the Auction but be
involved, see the Sires Produce button on the left of the Home screen
for Prepaid Forms, $50 a bird up to 8 birds, get your eighth bird for
free, that is $350 to enter 8. Race will be held from Terang 530km
South East of Adelaide. Last year we paid out $22,650 in prizes.

0006    26 Jan 2020  17:54:48: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
The SAHPA would like advise all members to take special care when
introducing new birds into your loft. Please make sure that all your
young birds, in particular, are vaccinated for PMV and don't run the
risk of leaving it until later in the year before vaccinating.

0007    16 Jan 2020  15:37:20: Posted by GAVIN HARRIS from SAHPA CHAIRPERSON,  
Southern Vales Squeaker Auction - Sunday 19th January. 5 Linda St
Happy Valley,
present birds from 10am, sale starts 11am, Free BBQ and salads.
Drinks available, Air conditioned club rooms.

0008    15 Jan 2020  11:09:29: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
Reminder of two squeaker sales this Sunday 19th.

Vitesse @ Harmen St Hillcrest viewing from 10:00-11:00am, donated
birds welcome, free lunch.

Southern Vales @ Linda St Happy Valley, details to follow.

0009    09 Jan 2020  12:06:16: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
The COM have set the SAHPA Capitation fee for 2020 at $200 per
member, a reduction of $20 from last year due to the Treasurer being
able to de-register the SAHPA from GST. The new Affiliate fee is now

0010    03 Jan 2020  11:02:31: Posted by JOHN HARPER from GENERAL SECRETARY,  
North Suburban sale correction, $500 bonus is split $325 to the
trainer and $175 to the breeder so if you buy back your own bird and
it wins you pocket the $500, an incentive for anyone to donate a