IMPORTANT STUFF

As per instruction I was asked to post the following email from Chairman of the Board.

Attention all Directors/members: The bylaws submitted in Dec 2016 have been returned and are not registered (letter from registries to follow from Betty). That in mind we are still operating under the current bylaws dated December 4, 1972.  In an effort to move ahead it has been suggested that an adult board meeting should be held prior to A Special Resolution Meeting . March 4th would allow us to follow recommendation of proper notice . We could have the following meeting March 25th (cutting it close) Or April 1st(preferred)  as directed by the board . The March 4th meeting would be to review the recommendations from legal counsel and set a firm agenda for the meeting to follow with the general membership. The meeting on the 4th would only deal with the issues as outlined below.

RECOMMENDATIONS from legal council

“Based on all of the foregoing, we would make the following recommendations to you as Chairman of the AHSRA

   1NOTICE OF MEETING  & SPECIAL RESOLUTION: Given the sensitivity of some of the claims being put forward, we would recommend that proper notice of a meeting be provided (ie. Not less than 21 days’ notice) specifying the intention to propose a

      special resolution as follows:

  1. a.     Resolving that the letters of termination/suspension of the six(6) board members be formally rescinded on the basis the disciplinary action was taken by the National Director without proper authority under the bylaws and without following the mandatory disciplinary process in the NHSRA Rule Book;
  2. b.     Resolving that the board take proper steps to obtain an independent financial audit of all of the books and records of the AHSRA;
  3. c.      Resolving that the board take proper steps to review the results of the independent financial audit, and report any improper or suspicious transactions to the authorities should there be any indication of possible theft from the association funds.

Note: As the termination/suspension of the six (6) board members was not properly carried out, they continue to hold their positions on the board (with full voting rights) and therefore they should be provided with notice of this meeting and are eligible to vote on the special resolution. We do not believe that the board needs to formally “re-appoint” them providing that there is a resolution directing that the letters be rescinded and confirming that these directors remain in office with full voting powers.

    2) BYLAW REVIEW: Once the board has granted proper authority (via special resolution) to commence an independent audit of the financial records of the AHSRA and communication with the authorities (if necessary), then we recommend that they also consider undertaking a proper review of the amended Bylaws with the assistance of legal counsel to make sure that they comply with the requirements of the Societies Act (Alberta) and don’t conflict with any NHSRA rules. Also, we understand that the AHSRA has created a new junior division for grades 6-9 and made other changes which are not reflected in the 1972 Bylaws. This would also suggest that a proper review and update of the bylaws should be a priority in order to make sure that they reflect the current structure that the AHSRA is operating under today.

     3) FINANCIAL CONTROLS: In addition to a review and update of the Bylaws, we would recommend that the board review and consider any necessary changes to expense control procedures and dispute resolution procedures at the provincial level on a go-forward basis.

     4) CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY: We would also recommend that the board take a look at its existing Conflict of Interest Policy to make sure that it properly sets out the requirements and expectations of the AHSRA in terms of personal profit.

     5) REPORT TO AUTHORITIES: Once the results of the independent financial audits are clear, if there is any indication of improper use (ie. theft) of AHSRA funds, then we would encourage the board to make a formal report to the authorities.”

Please Note: Under the current bylaws special resolution dated April 26/03 and filled May5/03 the following have voting privileges  National director, Adult/Student District Presidents ,vice presidents and secretaries. No voting privileges to the Provincial Secretary and Chairman of the Board.

As Chairman of the board I did not seek legal counsel on behalf of the AHSRA, but was made aware of this happening and recommended to those that ask , that we should not require more than 1 .

With permission from the group that sought legal counsel they have allowed me to share with the board/membership the recommendations for going forward. 

Membership please use direct contact with your Board of Directors for Inquiries and avoid social media out of respect for the association and the nature of issues being addressed. 

Bob Kropinske

Tel. (403-577-2701)

Cell (403-575-0463)

Fax (403-577-2707)

E-Mail bob.kropinske@gov.ab.ca


If you enter off your smart phone the confirmation will have a rodeo number instead of rodeo name beside it. 
CALL IN CENTRAL ENTRY NUMBER IS 403-498-8964
Online entry opens 10 days prior to listed call in dates
DISTRICT 1 HS & JR CALL IN IS MONDAYS FROM 6:00-10:00 pm
DISTRICT 2 HS & JR CALL IN IS TUESDAYS FROM 6:00-10:00 pm
DISTRICT 3 HS & JR CALL IN IS WEDNESDAY FROM 6:00-10:00 pm







EVENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RODEO ENTRY FORM

Don't forget you need to go to documents on your page and print and fill out a rodeo entry form to take to each weekend of rodeo's you enter.  THIS IS IMPORTANT!!
NHSRA UPDATE

The NHSRA Executive Committee feels that the Alberta National Director acted according to your current by-laws; reference page  11, #15 which states: The National Director may remove any district or division adult or student, president, vice or secretary from the provincial board for unbecoming conduct, not complying with the Code of Ethics of the Association, or becoming a determent to the association financially or ethically while representing the Alberta High School Rodeo Association in any capacity.  The National Director will seek advice in non-immediate situation and shall provide findings and statements to the NHSRA Executive Board.  The Executive Committee highly recommends the Alberta High School Rodeo Association fill all vacant positions as soon as possible, so the Association can continue to conduct business as normal in a timely manner.

Respectfully Submitted,

James Higginbotham
Executive Director

National High School Rodeo Association

GRAD SET UP INFO & FORM

If your grad fall on a rodeo weekend and you need a set up, check under your district forms and you will find all the info there!!
RULE BOOK

THERE IS A COPY OF THE RULE BOOK ON THE PROVINCIAL PAGE UNDER FORMS!

NEWS

AHSRA MEETINGS

MEETINGS

AHSRA BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2017
 
March 4th at  Ponoka Legion Auditorium, at 1:00 

This meeting is to get everyone on board and review status of finals.
 

The agenda for the March 4th meeting will be emailed out to Provincial Board members and posted on the website as soon as it is  completed.

The second meeting for March 25th. Location and Agenda to be set on the 4th

PROVINCIAL FINALS 2017

Exciting news for the AHSRA!  2017 provincial finals will be held in OLDS, Ab.  This is an exciting opportunity for the AHSRA as this will be a self hosted event in partnership with the Town of Olds and Mountain View County.  As the season rolls out, the AHSRA will be looking for sponsors, and volunteers to make this the best ever finals for the members!  

MAY 26, 27, 28, 2017 in Olds.  JUNIOR FINALS

June 2,3,4  2017 in Olds.  HIGH SCHOOL FINALS

More information will be available as the plans come together.
RULE BOOK

There is a copy of the NHSRA RULE BOOK available under forms on the provincial page.

FIND SOMEONE

AGLC Raffle

2016-2017 RAFFLE:

Book #90 containing tickets 1781-1800 were lost.  These tickets were lost before they were sold, and they will not form part of the draw and will not be eligible for prizes. This years draws will take place at the Olds Ag Grounds, Olds, Alberta. The early bird draw is

May 27, 2017 during the Alberta Junior High Rodeo Finals, and the Grand Prize draw will be June 3, 2017 during the Alberta High School Rodeo Finals.

AHSRA Scholarship Raffle 2015-16

GRAND PRIZE DRAW, SAT. JUNE 4, 2016, AT ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL FINALS – EVERGREEN PARK, GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB

Alberta High School Rodeo Raffle 2015-16  License 412330

Final Draw Winners – Grande Prairie, AB June 4, 2016

  1. 1.       GRAND PRIZE TRUCK AND TRAILER WINNER: Kris Lashmore , Cremona, AB
  2. 2.       Ralph Veckenstedt , Calgary, Ab            $1000.00 Winner
  3. 3.       Lauren brown, Calgary, Ab                     $100.00 Winner
  4. 4.       Stuart Taylor, Hinton, Ab                        $100.00 Winner
  5. 5.       Tammy Cooper, Edmonton, Ab             $100.00 Winner
  6. 6.       Pam Brooks, Stavely, Ab                         $100.00 Winner
  7. 7.       Curt Mast, Okotoks, Ab                          $100.00 Winner
  8. 8.       Greg Wilson, Fort St. John, BC              $100.00 Winner
  9. 9.       Kerri Bougerolle, Strathmore, Ab         $100.00 Winner
  10. 10.   Yvonne Miller, Alder Flats, Ab               $100.00 Winner
  11. 11.   Fran Pidgeon, Stettler, Ab                      $100.00 Winner
  12. 12.   Neil Hagen, Calgary, Ab                          $100.00 Winner

EARLY BIRD DRAW,  JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FINALS, NANTON AG GROUNDS, NANTON, AB SAT. MAY 7, 2016, and GRAND PRIZE DRAW, SAT. JUNE 4, 2016, AT ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL FINALS – EVERGREEN PARK, GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB

TICKETS NOT PART OF THE DRAW – RAFFLE 2015-16

The following tickets were lost and will not form part of the draw and will not be eligible for prizes. Anyone holding such a ticket should contact the Alberta High School Rodeo, Raffle Co-ordinator, so that a refund could be provided. 

BOOK #217 containing tickets #4321 - 4360  License #412330 

Early Bird Draw at Jr. High Finals Nanton Ag Grounds, Nanton, AB - May 7, 2016, 

Featherlite Mini Stock Trailer,
10 draws of $100.00

AHSRA RAFFLE 2015-16 – EARLY BIRD WINNERS

2016 Featherlite Mini Stock Trailer – BENJAMIN BUFFALO  - MASKWACIS, AB

$100.00 WINNERS

  1. Rod Olsen – Cardston, AB

  2. Chris Cross – Bonneville, AB

  3. Leo Schitzler & Doug Meeking – Calgary, AB

  4. Bob Hill – Donnelly, AB

  5. Shane Thue – Clyde, AB

  6. Scott & Karyn Brady – Craigmyle, AB

  7. Mike Duthie – Cochrane, AB

  8. Darren Mankow – Calmar, AB

  9. Clint Olson – Fort Saskatchewan, AB

  10. Nadine Olson – Wainwright, AB

Final Draw at AHSRA Provincial Finals, Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, AB – June 4, 2016, Dodge Crew Cab,
Featherlite 20” Gooseneck Stock Trailer.
$1000.00 draw, 
10 - $100.00 draws

 RAFFLE TICKET INFO & UPDATES

THANK YOU to all the members for selling the tickets and to those that have supported the raffle by purchasing the tickets.  This is major fundraiser for the AHSRA and very much appreciate all the support!!
As a member, remember to get your tickets returned to your district or division ticket co-ordinator by the April 1st deadline. 
Thank you to the volunteers who are managing the ticket selling and tracking process.  Their contact info is below.

Jr. Rodeo – Jamie Thorsteinson – Box 31 Botha, Ab T0C 0N0 Jamie.ahsra@gmail.com – ph. 403-742-2163 cell 403-740-3575

District 1 – Patty Lively – Box 74 Pincher Creek, Ab T0K 1W0plively@telus.net – ph. 403-627-4443 cell 403-634-0242

District 2 – Carole Lauweryssen – Box 363, Big Valley, AB T0J 0G0 - email: gcl@telusplanet.net – ph. 403-876-2060 cell. 403-740-3115

District 3 – Brenda Soucy – Box 7581, Peace River Ab T8S 1T2 asm2@abnorth.com 780-618-1455

Raffle Manager – Terrie Barkshire – Box 118 Delburne, Ab T0M0V0 barkshire@platinum.ca ph.  403-358-0161

 
AHSRA Scholarship Raffle 2014-15 (57555) Raffle #387064

Troy Cordick – Edmonton, AB – Truck and Trailer Winner

$1000.00 Winner – Ty Miller, Dewinton, AB

$100.00 Winner – Cathy Thomas, Hinton, AB

$100.00 Winner – Don Ferguson, Hinton, AB

$100.00 Winner – Marcel Beaudoin, Sherwood Park, AB

$100.00 Winner – Lana Hataley, Yellowhead County, AB

$100.00 Winner – Lorne Schmidek, Big Valley, AB

$100.00 Winner – Matts Zoumer, Longview, AB

$100.00 Winner – Joe Tompalski, Sherwood Park, AB

$100.00 Winner – Nicole Nason, Athabasca, AB

$100.00 Winner – Paula Ebelher, Creston, BC

$100.00 Winner – Rollie Merkley, Longview, AB

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION (57555) RAFFLE LICENSE #387064 – 2014-15

EARLY BIRD DRAW, SAT. MAY 9. 2015  AT JR. HIGH SCHOOL FINALS – NANTON AGRICULTURAL GDS, NANTON, AB

The following are the Winners from the Early Bird Draw, held May 9, 2015 at the Jr. Finals in Nanton, Alberta:
Harry Whitten – Mayerthorpe, Ab – Mini Stock Trailer
$100 Winners
1. Stacy Bougerolle – Strathmore, AB
2. Pat Barclay – Carstairs, AB
3. Bill Neumeier – Sylvan Lake, AB
4. Marilyn Blythman – Maple Creek, SK
5. Brian Santangelo – Nanton, AB   
6. Mari Klassen – Crooked Creek, AB
7. Darrel Broad – Blackfalds, AB
8. Shelly Henke – Calgary, AB
9. Howie Schnider – Ardrossan, AB   
10. Todd L’Heureux –LaGlace, AB

GRAND PRIZE DRAW, SAT. JUNE 6, 2015, AT ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL FINALS – EVERGREEN PARK, GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB

TICKETS NOT PART OF THE DRAW – RAFFLE 2014-15

The following tickets were lost and will not form part of the draw and will not be eligible for prizes. Anyone

holding such a ticket should contact the Alberta High School Rodeo, Raffle Co-ordinator, so that a refund could

be provided.

BOOK #284 – containing tickets #5661-5680

BOOK #26 – containing tickets #0501 - 0520 

2016-2017 AHSRA QUEEN CODI WILSON
Edmonton
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Fri
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