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Important Announcements

Hello All,

We have been diligently working with MyPigeons, trying to get everything set up before the young bird season starts. I need all club secretary’s to send me the winspeed backup file (*.bak extension). Bak file needs to contain all club member's ID's, coordinates and flight data so we can move forward with the next step. Please send Clubname.bak file to TCrequests@yahoo.com


It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of a Phoenix Racing icon,
Richard Doud known as Dick to his friends.

Born February 21,1948 and died April 12, 2019.

Dick is survived by his loving wife, Sheila; his three sons Richard,
Steven and Christopher and two daughters Ann and Christina. All three
sons are accomplished pigeon racers and Dick took great pride in watching
his grandson, Liam, take an interest in the sport.

Dick was the president of the Arizona Invitational Racing Pigeon Club as
well as the Arizona Federation. (Dick was always quick to point out that
no one needed an invitation to join the Invitational Club.) We would
like to thank Dick's family for giving so generously and opening their
home to our club. Their back yard was the hub of club activities where
numerous auctions and an untold number of social events were held.

Dick loved the Texas Center and always encouraged pigeon flyers to join
and become active. The Phoenix pigeon flyers will greatly miss his
sense of humor and common sense/wisdom. He leaves behind many friends
who will miss him as well as a big pair of shoes to fill.

Hello All:

I want to update you on the 2018 Texas Center Winter Meeting that just concluded in New Braunfels, TX. The host club did an outstanding job entertaining and feeding us. Anita Schaffer won Best in Show and Guillermo Cisneros won Best Opposite Sex, at the 2019 Texas Center Sanctioned Championship Show held on Saturday at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Mexican Food was served for lunch, Siegel’s was there with pigeon supplies for sale and a fun raffle was held. In the afternoon, there was a live/I-Pigeon Auction of Top Quality Pigeons. After the show and auction, we were treated to a fantastic barbeque dinner and get together at Joey and Phyllis Jones’ “The Real Pit BBQ” Restaurant. THANK YOU New Braunfels Pigeon Club!

Sunday morning we conducted our annual winter business meeting and breakfast at a scenic venue right on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Among other items, there was a great discussion regarding the Center’s possible switch from
WinCompanion to MyPigeons. Ed Minville and Bud Williams gave a point/counterpoint presentation on what each program offers, pros and cons, current status of pertinent software updates, cost, etc. The member discussion that followed was spirited and everyone agreed acquiring complete, unbiased information on both programs is key to making an informed choice on which program would benefit the Center most. On motion, we agreed to submit the question for a delegate vote at the Summer Convention. Between now and then, look for updates and more information on both programs on our Texas Center website, including “links” to demo sites.

After the business meeting, everyone went out to Joe Schaefer’s place for lunch and the final 300-mile race. It was a beautiful sunny and brisk day for racing. Joe had a great return, with 7 birds on the first drop. Congrats to everyone who clocked, that’s what it’s all about! Check out the race results on

Don’t forget that the 2019 Summer Convention will be held in Tulsa, OK. We have some awesome plans for the ladies, like going to The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska, OK and the Affair of the Heart Show. NEWS FLASH! The Northside Limited Racing Pigeon Club of Houston, TX has graciously accepted the bid to put on the 2019 Winter Meeting, Grand Championship Show and Pigeon Race. As always, you can visit our Texas Center website for updates on upcoming shows, conventions, and other events and news. Until next time, Keep’em Flying!

Yours in the Sport,

Roland Gutierrez-President


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