CATPA COWMUNNICATOR – September 28 , 2018
The CATPA Board of Directors would like to thank all the members for volunteering throughout the year to help make our shows run as quickly and smoothly as possible. No Levy cheques will be deposited this year, all cheques will be destroyed.
The website has been updated with all Directors contact information. Duties have been assigned as follows:
President: Jerry Houghton
Vice President: Ron Marcinek
Treasurer: Sharon Schweiger
Secretary: Michelle Dennis
Communication/Social Events/Equipment: Brittany Braun
Canadian Liaison: Tom Thorlakson
Year End Awards: Shanon Hines
Cattle and Facilities: Ron Marcinek/Jerry Houghton/Mike Sibbald
Sponsorship: Mike Sibbald
Officials & Office Staff: Beckie Nickerson
Volunteers: Bob Norman
Membership Services: Les Forsyth
The CATPA Board asks that any questions, concerns or inquiries be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org then it will be forwarded to the appropriate director to deal with
I know that many of our members are concerned about the volunteer levy and that the tasks might not be something they would choose to do. Please look at list of just a few of the items below that we will need help with throughout the year and think about how you may be willing to support the club. For the most part, many of you are helping in various ways already.
- Opening and closing the gate for the riders.
- Settling cattle.
- Putting up or taking down banners.
- Cleaning up bottles and garbage at the end of the show.
- Organizing the stall assignment for one show.
- Assisting with the medical team in case of an incident.
- Timing, announcing, or judging the youth classes.
- Helping at the year end celebration.
- Putting up orders of go etc. for the office staff.
- Running judging sheets to the office.
Because CATPA is putting on all of the shows ourselves this year, the volunteers are an important and essential part of the team. We appreciate everyone’s effort.
TWO PLUS CLASS-FUN! FUN! FUN!
In the spirit of having a bit of fun, some of the penning organizations have implemented what is called a “2 PLUS” class. This is strictly a draw class, with two number 1 penners riding with a higher numbered penner. The #1s pay the regular $25 entry fee and the higher number pays $10. The payouts are 35% to each of the #1’s and 30% to the higher number. There are no cattle charges for the class, it is a jackpot event with 80% payout. We will take entries on the Saturday of the first show and run the class after the 5 class. Those who have participated tell us that it is a great class and one that you would want to be a part of.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM ON THE ENTRY PAGE BECAUSE YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE DROP DOWN LIST PLEASE EMAIL IT TO email@example.com SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH CATTLE FOR THE SHOW WHEN WE GET OUR TOTAL NUMBERS TOGETHER
Due to insurance reasons, memberships MUST be paid before anyone is to enter the arena at any show. This includes warming up. So please if you have not already, be sure to get your membership forms filled out and in ASAP.
Hope to see you at the show.
To All Members:
The CATPA board would like to ask if there are members who have valuable medical skills should there be an unfortunate incident at any of our shows. If you possess any skills of this nature and would like to be part of a team to assist in the event of an emergency, please let us know. It would certainly be an opportunity to meet your volunteer hours. Thanks and let us know if you are willing to be a part of this important team. Thanks so much for your support in this important endeavor.