Minutes
Red River Riding Association
Date: June 6, 2016
Time:  7:00pm
Location:  RED RIVER ARENA 

NEXT  MEETING JULY 5, 2016
@ 7:00PM AT ARENA ON 
FM 1177  
(Pot Luck Dinner)BRING ANYTHING YOU LIKE AND A SMILE!                          
Members present: Becky King,  Kathy Dickey with Jaydan, Cynthia and Greg Phariss, Sabrina Hayes, Kevin and Stacy Tucker,   Benny and Deloris Vasquez, Pat and Ayanna Mitchell, Christina DeVore with Damian,  Carol & Travis Ober, and Karen Fite.


After enjoying our scrumptious pot luck dinner, the meeting was called to order by President Becky King @ 7:24 PM.

OLD BUSINESS: Becky gave report on the Jr. Rodeo. Attendance was  bit low due to the postponement of the rodeo due to rain. We actually experienced a small loss this year, but all agreed a great time was had by the kids.
There was much discussion about making some changes to next year's rodeo, including but not limited to separating speed and stock events, dropping the jackpots altogether, amount of buckle prizes, ect. After some lively discussion, it was decided by unanimous vote to do it all in one day next year. Everything else was tabled, but changes are coming!
                                                                           

NEW BUSINESS:
Discussed the Boomtown Rodeo which will be on the 9th and 10th of 
September. Applications will be accepted for contestants for Queen and Princesses. Packets are available. Decided by unanimous vote to give a stock trailor as  a prize to this year's Queen and a saddle to the princess. We began the process of forming committtees to secure sponsors for them as well as to secure ads for the trailer.
Sponsors will  also be needed for chutes, events (13), Banners, Barrells, ect. 
Christine Doyle suggested a chuckwagon cook-offs and activities all day long. This began lively discussion and many suggestions for fundraising for  the rodeo, including more vendors @ 50 bucks a night,  a rodeo breakfast, and entertainment.  
The June playday was cancelled due to rain and will be made up at a later time. 
Discussed upcoming events:July 2--Playday and tack sale RRRA arena.
Bring tack, old or new,  and pay a $10.00 fee for a table! Also will have tack sale at the next playday, July 2. PLEASE , do NOT  sell out of your trailers. Tables will be set up near concessions.



Motion to close: Kevin Tucker
Second: Travis Ober

AMENDED BY-LAWS

#1 WORKDAYS FOR NEXT YEAR TO QUALIFY TO BE A MEMBER: Each Family will sign up at the awards banquet to take care of a section of the arena all year as a member.

#2 MEETINGS:
All meetings will be changed to the 1st Monday of the month @ 7pm. Any other meetings will be decided by the President. 
At each meeting will be a pot -luck dinner so no one has to eat late or miss a meal.
AGAIN WHEN YOU JOIN UP TO THE ASSOCIATION TO BE A MEMBER YOU ARE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES TO QUALIFY FOR ANY KIND OF BENEFITS THE CLUB HAS TO OFFER


***********NOTICE***************

 
UPCOMING EVENTS:

APRIL 17TH- TOBRA BARREL RACE *NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR CONCESSIONS AND TO SET BARRELS.

APRIL 29TH & 30TH- RRRA JR. RODEO!! 7 PM FRIDAY THE 29TH AND 10 AM SATURDAY THE 30TH

MAY 2ND- REGULAR POTLUCK AND RRRA MEETING @ 7 PM.

MAY 7TH- PLAYDAY & TACK SALE 

MAY 11TH- VERNON PARADE 













TRAIL RIDES 
CALL LARRY HILL

UPCOMING PARADES:
VERNON 5/11/2016


ATTENTION:  
EVERYONE WHO IS RIDING IN THE PARADES NEED TO BUY THEIR GEAR FOR THE PARADES. WE MUST BE IN COMPLETE UNIFORM WHEN REPRESENTING OUR CLUB!! 

BECKY WILL CHECK ON WHAT SHE HAS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

BLANKET COVERS- USED: 20.00      NEW: 40.00
BREAST COLLARS-  USED: 30.00      NEW: 40.00
CHAPS -                   USED: 25.00      NEW: 35.00
NAVY BLUE LONG SLEEVE PEARL SNAP SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE AT ATWOODS, CAVENDERS, BROWSE SHOP, JUST TO NAME A FEW.
STRAW HATS WITH NO SORT OF COLORS ON THEM BESIDES THE BAND.
RED, WHITE & BLUE FLAG BANDANAS ARE PURCHASED AT ATWOODS AND BROWSE SHOP
HEADSTALLS & REINS ARE TO BE ALL LEATHER

READ THE BY-LAW BOOK-- What it takes to be a member.



WHAT A MEMBER IS: Make meetings, parades, workdays, etc. BE A PART OF THE ASSOCIATION

Meetings  12 a year make 6 
Workdays 12 a year (your assigned section)
(Mandatory workdays set by President)
Playdays work two events per playday.


Community Calendar is up and running 
CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE www.redriverridingassoc.org/
If you would like to add something let Becky know and we'll try to post it. 

If anyone needs to buy or sell anything please let an officer know and we will  post it on our classified portion of the website.

 
NEW OFFICERS: 
PRESIDENT- BECKY KING
V-PRES. -       KEVIN TUCKER
SECRETARY- SABRINA HAYES
TREASURER- STACY TUCKER
REPORTER-   KATHY DICKEY
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JR. RODEO
BOOMTOWN RODEO
TRADING POST
DIRECTIONS
CALENDAR
Something to think about:
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle"
                                                        -Winston Churchill-