I 2nd that also !!In my opinion it is the best $25 you could spend in relation to our pigeon hobby. There is no other organization that is doing more for advocacy on a national level than the AU. They have their own lobyist that works on capital hill working on bahalf of the racing pigeon activity. The AU provides information and support in regards to teaching, trraining and growth of the hobby. They also provide guidance and materials to help if local zoning ordinances become particularly ugly towards pigeon fanciers. I don't think you could spend your money more wisely.