IMPORTANT STUFF

ATTENTION MEMBEBSHIP
Your input is required.As most of you may be aware, 6 Directors have been reprimanded by the National Director.As Chairman of the Board I have been asked if I would look into the situation.  Now that there has been a little time to review it is time to move forward.The main issue stated was lack of communication and taking information back to the membership for their input to be brought back to the Provincial Board Meeting.The main issue was structure for Qualification for Finals.  In the spring meeting it was decided at the Board level that the 10-10-10 was not working and that for this year’s finals it would be based on percentages.  Upon concerns that this not considered fair by the National Board, it was suggested to do a further review.  It was understood that we would go with percentage for this year.  But I asked the Directors to go back to their membership and discuss a possible solution that could work.  For discussion I suggested that we could possibly take anyone with points and structure accordingly.As it turns out this was a total waste of time.  We were made aware at the November meeting that the National Board had verbally  made our National Director aware that none of this would work and we had to go back to set number system.A set number of 12, 12, and 12 was approvedTo sum it up, the directors are being reprimanded by the National Director for not communicating with the membership.Members, this is your association and I would like to hear from you.  Phone calls are good, but the only way I can take this back to the Board is via E-Mails.  I will collect, remove name of sender and print to take to a Special Board Meeting.  PLEASE SEND ASAP TO: bob.kropinske@gov.ab.ca  as I would like to move forward by next weekend (January 21st)AHSRA -
Chairman of the Board
Bob Kropinske                                                           

January 13, 2017 

Hello AHSRA members
I hope you and your families all had a great holiday season.
I would like to inform you of some of the recent changes, and situations that have presented themselves within the AHSRA. As I’m sure some of you are aware, by the inappropriate postings on social media there have been some members of our Provincial Board that were put on probation and/or removed from their position.

These situations have been handled accordingly in regards to our rules and bylaws and these were not decisions that I took lightly in making. Unfortunately, no one likes to deliver these messages and they are a very hard thing to do.

That being said, please let me explain why these actions were taken.

1. There are four adult board members that were put on probation. Probation means that they are under review and, that they have had their vote revoked for one meeting. The Student President, and Student Vice President still have complete and full voting rights and privileges. These four adults have not been removed from the association; they have been thanked for their services and asked to stay within the guidelines and conduct of the association while holding these positions. The reason they were put on probation, is because they did not bring the membership information regarding input on a proposal, and unilaterally made a decision without the memberships input. The items that were up for discussion were in regards to the qualifications to finals. One proposal was that every member with a point would be able to attend the Provincial Finals, the second proposal was that District 1 and 2 would take 15 in each event and D3 would take 10. This was a really big decision and something that would affect every member of this association. This was something that was requested of your District Executive, by the Chairman, to bring forward to ALL members for their voice in the matter. For them to not give you, the members, a voice, is unethical, inappropriate and against the rules. They will be under review to ensure that they stay within the rules and guidelines set out for the people elected to office, and to act on behalf of their membership, not on self-interest. Transparency and communication is imperative from your District Executive. These four will lose their vote just as they thought it was okay for you to lose your voice. Voting and representing the membership is a privilege and this association will not tolerate noncompliance. I assure you that from here on out, you will all be informed of any major discussions and your voices will be heard. If people are given ALL of the information: the good, the bad and the ugly, they are able to make logical and informed decisions for the best interest of the WHOLE association. You have had that process taken away from you. The March meeting does not currently have anything scheduled for a major vote, but should something come up I promise you that you will receive all of the information, your voices will be heard and you will have a say in the decision making process. Everything will continue on as is, there are no other changes to the districts functions. This is not a dictatorship, as some have put on social media; I am standing up for and encouraging the member’s voice, not restricting it.

2. There are two board members who were dismissed of their duties on the Provincial Board. Both of these board members did not take all of the information to their memberships as stated above; they also had other infractions. One dismissal was due to using their position to try to persuade a student member not to inform you, the membership, of the happenings as well as encouraging their vote in one direction. The other dismissal was due to inappropriate conduct towards some of our Provincial Board members. Both cases are against the
Associations conduct and I acted on behalf of our student membership and our provincial board members to protect their rights.

As the National Director, I have an obligation to make sure that members of this association are treated fairly and ethically. It is my responsibility to ensure that rules and protocols are followed. With this responsibility comes some hard cases and I am required to act on them when there has been no resolution.

Volunteers are the most important piece of our association. Without these knowledgeable people willing to donate their time we would not have the AHSRA. With these roles there also comes responsibilities and our volunteers are required to work within the rules in place. Actions must be taken if the duties are not being fulfilled in the best interest of the association.

I encourage you to gather all of the information before making judgements or conclusions. When people are given all of the information it is easier for them to find peace in the decisions made. If you would like any further clarification please do not hesitate to call anytime. Transparency is necessary for communication and I am happy to answer and verify all information.

We are all members of one of the greatest organizations there is and I am hopeful that we can work through these unfortunate circumstances and move forward; to continue growing this association and make it a fair and ethical place for our members to rodeo and have fun. You are all important and I wish you all the best at the upcoming spring rodeos.

Regards,

Mark Price National Director 403-682-9726 prochamp@telus.net 

RAFFLE UPDATE:
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.


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!!
MEMBERSHIP FORMS FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON

The complete membership package for the 2015-2016 AHSRA season can be found under the provincial page>forms.  There is packages availabe there for download for the high school division & the junior high division.  The new season begins August 1, 2015You can submit these forms anytime, & attach a post dated check for August 1st.  The office will hold the membership until then and process it on Aug 1st.  We have a lot of early rodeo's and to be able to enter any rodeo's of the new season your membership must be complete.  Summer is very busy so take the time now to get your paperwork in order for the new season.  Sorry but memberships CANNOT BE DONE VIA EMAIL OR FAX, the paperwork must come through the mail with original documents. We cannot accept fax or scan or any payment but check or money order.
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

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
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