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Dear WCRA Members,
This letter is also addressed to friends, sponsors, volunteers and competitors of WCRA.
WCRA had another successful year of reining, starting in May with Rockslide on Vancouver Island, followed by Slide Out West in June in Chilliwack and ending with West Coast Classic in July also in Chilliwack.
These shows saw competitors of all ages vying for many excellent prizes, prize money and the chance to move on and compete in the Affiliate Finals in Brandon Manitoba. In the past two years the WCRA has been trying to encourage and inspire our members to compete at all three shows in our circuit by offering $5000 in added money for yearend High Point Awards!
A huge thank you must go out to all of the men & women who volunteer endless hours to make these shows a reality. Many of which do not even compete in reining, who continue to purchase memberships and support this club and these shows. Please remember that if you have some constructive criticism, please bring your ideas and concerns to our AGM November 18th in Abbotsford.
Now the part which no club wants to deal with, WCRA is running out of volunteers!! That is the short answer! Volunteers run horse shows, collect sponsorship money, run gates, sit on the board of WCRA, rewrite rule books, hire officials, harrow arenas, purchase prizes, tally yearend prizes, the list is endless!!! The other part of WCRA that is failing is people purchasing WCRA memberships. As a club, some of our income is attained by yearly memberships. We have offered a variety of classes to every level of reiner, with great prizes, prize money, friendly show staff, good judges, $5000 in yearend prizes and still many do not purchase or encourage clients to buy memberships.
This information must be circulated to allow people to understand the seriousness of our plight.
I, Amanda Self, encourage you to please participate and be heard at out AGM for 2017. It is imperative for the sport of reining in B.C. to continue on.
Thank you for your time,