March 29, 2017
Update on 2016 Convention
The AU has been quite concerned about the events surrounding the 2016 Convention that took play in Ontario, CA. The AU is aware of the concerns of members and participants and has actively attempted to gain answers to critical questions from Host Committee Chairman, Kamal Hindi and to obtain an accounting. In addition, the AU has been in contact with Mr. Hindi’s attorney. Mr. Hindi’s attorney has informed the AU that Mr. Hindi has been endeavoring to compete and will provide an accounting regarding the 2016 Convention. The AU anticipates that it will have this accounting by mid-April. The AU has offered to use its resources to assist Mr. Hindi in this endeavor and while he has not taken the AU up on this offer, the AU intends to work closely with Mr. Hindi’s counsel to better ensure a prompt accounting.
Please note that as has been the case for decades, the convention is a local event sponsored by the local committee, which retains responsibility for ensuring that all vendors, fanciers and handlers are compensated and prizes awarded at the end of the convention.
The AU is committed to serving as a place where the sport of pigeon racing can be celebrated and where flyers can come together in the good spirit of the sport. The AU will continue to actively communicate with Mr. Hindi to obtain answers and an accounting regarding the 2016 Convention that his committee hosted and we look forward to providing the results to the membership, vendors and fanciers. We thank you for your patience.