In an effort to preserve club and pigeon memorabilia the Fernando Valley Club museum was formed in 2015. Over 1,000 sq feet have been dedicated to house hundereds of items donated or loaned to the club.
I especially want to thank all those who have donated or loaned items. Rick Barker, Bob Stroh, Phyllis & Sam Rodregues, Don Nelson, Bill Curtis, Don Pfatenhauer, Helene Forthal, Larry "The Senator" Felt, Fred Hagen, Randy "RW" Wells, Kurt "Captain America" Stearns, Vern Gruber...
If you have pigeon related memorabilia you are interested in donating or loaning to the FVC contact me.
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After the FVC burned down in the early 1980s it was rebuilt in memory of T.C. Wright.
The official AU Charter dated July 25, 1992 recognizing the FVC as an official club of the AU. This was a replacement charter that replaced the original charter dated 1938. Applied by; Robby Robinson, But Hunt, Carmen Griffis, Tony Thomas, Suvit Asawapornsnit, Al Leamon, Greg Floor, Kathy Macy and Dan Hinds.
There are over 100 photos documenting the rebuilding of the FVC after a fire in the early 1980s. Race reports dating back to the mid 1970s and 30 years of race results are on display.
Many many years prior to the mid 1990s rubber countermark (rubberband with numbers on it) were put onto the leg of a pigeon prior to the race. The rubberband was put on the end of the countermark machine, streached open then released onto the leg of the bird. Once the bird arrived back to its loft the counter mark was removed, put into a metal capsul and then put into a timer.