2015 NBRC Convention

Sep 15, 2015 by

The 2015 NBRC Convention was held in Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend. This year’s host, the Carolina Performing Roller Club, was at the top of its game in coordinating a weekend of activities that fostered among the members of the NBRC, good will, education, and practical experience in flying the Birmingham Roller. Roller men of Hispanic, African-American, Caucasian, Middle Eastern, and Asian ethnicity gathered together for a weekend of fellowship and camaraderie that was dedicated to the performance of the Birmingham Roller; where the family of man and the family of rollers was irrelevant. From the East coast to the West coast; and from the Gulf coast to the Canada, roller men from across the nation gathered together to exchange information, ask questions, and share their experience in the art and science of flying rollers……among old friends and new……among veterans and newbies alike…. all colleagues in the roller hobby. Over a hundred rollers were bought and sold in the convention auction, and traded, bartered, and even given away privately.

The absence of complaints and the showers of compliments that were received by the host club; comments like, “ This was the most fun I have ever had at a pigeon event! ” was a testament to the success of the event. Members of the NBRC returned home to their lofts and birds with renewed energy and commitment to breed, train, and fly the best Birmingham Rollers possible; vowing to begin to make plans and to save money all year so they could return to next year’s convention.

The Carolina Performing Roller Club dedicated this year’s convention to the life-work of two icons in the roller hobby-James Turner and Don Simpson-and the phenomenal family of rollers each man has created through a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the performance of the Birmingham Roller. The members of the Carolina Roller Club displayed kits of rollers that were comprised of birds from the Turner and/or Simpson families, and the performance that was witnessed in those kits by the convention attendees did their creators proud, reassuring them that the legacy of performance that they established in their families would continue across the skies of this great nation for many, many years to come.

 

                                                -Cliff Ball, NBRC President

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