THERE WILL BE
No AQHA classes at the Panhandle CHA show on April 21-22, 2018
Congratulations to our Buckle Winners, Baylee Floyd (January) and Meghan Smiley (February).
Congrats to our Stallion Scholarship Raffle winners
Bill Zaharia from Owatonna, Minnesota
(pictured on his cutting horse) won Hashtags breeding
Bruce Cobb from Canyon, Texas
(pictured with his family) won Kit Kat Sugar breeding.
A Word From the President
I would like to thank everyone for their vote of confidence in electing Dick Cogdell and myself as your 2018 Vice President and President. Thank you for your participation in the election and in the running of this awesome club. The Survey Monkey app was used to vote, and thanks to Megan Brown, it made this process pretty simple. I am proud of how many voted. I would like to thank the newly elected board members, Abraham Calvillo, Shane Decker, Ralph Depew, and Toby Leblanc. I am looking forward to working with you and the rest of our directors. I would like to thank Cheryl Callis for all the hard work she did this past year as our secretary. We will all miss her as she takes time to get in the show arena more this coming year. We have several interested in our secretary position, but we haven’t finalized anything at this time.
Our combined banquet seemed to be a hit, and we received really great feedback. We were honored to have our NCHA President, Lewis Wray, with us for our banquet, and we appreciate our own Ron Pietrafeso, the NCHA Vice President, for always supporting our clubs. Special thanks to Lucchese Cogdell for all her work on the power point and for being our photographer at the banquet. Dean Greene and his son, Brennan, provided wonderful entertainment singing and playing their instruments for the banquet throughout the meal, and Nick Meagher gave his version of some cowboy poetry that brought smiles to the crowd. We were touched by the gracious letter of thanks and appreciation from Tonya Hink and her whole family for the monetary gift from PCHA, PDCHA, and GNMCHA. We thank Leslie Graor and Brandon Darnold on their hilarious description of our hard working turnback men. Sherryl Courson did an excellent job with all the awards, and everyone commented on how great they were. The prime rib dinner was delicious thanks to Richard Dyer/Desparado Catering Service. The banquet hall looked great thanks to the fantastic job of Megan Brown and Don and Marilyn Johnson. We say a grateful thanks to all who stayed and helped with the cleanup...We could not have done it without everyone’s help. I sincerely hope I haven’t left anyone out. There were so many that stepped up to make this a success, and all I can say is, “Great job PDCHA and PCHA.”
I’m looking forward to the 2018 year with everyone.