President’s Report # 7
I think our annual meeting and awards buffet was a great success. We had over 90 people in attendance, which seems like a record to me. I do want to thank our awards committee of Amanda and Cintia for arranging for the bowling facility and putting together a very nice set of awards. We certainly had enough good food for everyone.
I do want to thank Michelle Sterkel for serving as Treasurer for the last year. I had not realized what a big job is was. I also want to thank Cintia for agreeing to accept the treasurer’s job. As an accountant she will be able to step right in and take over.
We do have our entire schedule completed and it is up on the web site. CoWN will be responsible for producing three shows at The Ranch and at one show at the Wyoming State fair. Don Beard will be responsible for the Paint Brush Show at LCCC, Adams County will produce 2 shows and NJC will produce our first show of the year. In the long run we do want to begin producing more shows ourselves. The more shows we produce the more funds will be available for year-end awards and at some point we would like to make enough money for year-end saddles. Of course, the down-side of producing more shows is that it takes a great deal of work and great volunteers to produce good shows.
I would like to welcome Leah Coombs Griffith back to CoWN, she has agreed to come back and be our show secretary and I know this will eliminate some of the problems we had in 2018.
Please try and attend the Ben Tyner Benefit Show at CSU on Sunday March 10. CoWN will be handling the entries on our web site and Leah has agreed to come over the mountain and volunteered her services as secretary. This is an open show and no CoWN or SHTX membership is required and no CoWN points will be awarded. There will be three divisions, Open, Amateur and Green as Grass. We do anticipate there will be a large number of entries and to keep the show running as fast as possible trail and pleasure will be run back-to-back as will reining and cattle work. Everything has been donated for the show and 100% of the money raised will go into an escrow fund. If for some reason you can’t enter I am sure the organizers could use your help. Contact Laura Edling if you can help. 970 310-1169
Sue Gentle and Laura Edling have completed three Introduction to CoWN Clinics in Cheyenne. Our arena is fairly small so they did two clinics every Saturday for three weeks with 6 people in each clinic. There was a great deal of interest and they ended up with 17 people on the wait list. There will also be more Introduction to CoWN Clinics this spring in Colorado, stay tuned for dates and times. Interestingly, since Sue and Laura are non-pros and volunteered their time and we provided our arena it turned out to be a pretty good fund raiser also. About $600 went to coWN.
In 2019 we will follow SHTX rule GR-230.1 which states “all but two shows will count for year-end awards”. In other words if you attend all 8 shows only the points you earned at your 6 best shows will count toward year end awards. If you only attend 6 shows you will still be competitive for the year-end awards.