It is with great sadness that I report that our CEO Ian Evans is leaving the Association in July. I wish Ian and his family well in his new employment.
Ian has been CEO for over 5 years. In that time, he has faced unprecedented issues: Avian Flu and its implications for the pigeon sport, Brexit and how this has had a serious impact on cross channel racing, and finally the Covid pandemic and the repercussions on individuals/families and our pigeon hobby. Through all of this Ian continued to lead the RPRA, however some individuals decided to denigrate Ian at every opportunity, which any right-thinking person would not do.
Having a right of opinion and being able to express that opinion is a fundamental right, but when individuals spread malicious untruths, many of which are downright lies, the silent majority should stand up and say enough is enough. I say now to the thousands of RPRA members – get involved, go to your Region’s meetings. Let us have fanciers, who want the RPRA to be successful, running our Regions and representing the Regions on Council.