The outlook is bright for WASH as we move into a new membership year. The club is full of opportunities to learn and get to know each other a little more. But before I ramble about our plans for the season I want to take a moment to celebrate our top WASH teams for 2015-2016.
Open Champion: Noelle Williams & JumpinW Lad
Open Reserve Champion: Noelle Williams & JumpinW Dusty
Pro Novice Champion: Noelle Williams & JumpinW Bea
ProNovice Reserve Champion: Debbie Dunne & Wynn
Novice Champion: Renee Carle & Lilly
Novice Reserve Champion: Tim Browne & Nell
In addition, I want to acknowledge our top two USBCHA WASH members. That means these guys had the most national points of any member in our local club.
Congratulations to our past two WASH Presidents:
1st: Joe Haynes & Keally
2nd: Dave Imas & Tip
We will have some wonderful awards to our winners soon. Well done WASH Teams!
Your WASH Board has been active in rekindling the focus of WASH as a platform for mentorship and education in stockmanship. We have many clinic hosts opening up a free audit spots for upcoming clinics from a variety of clinicians. Kathy Knox, Scott Glen, Jack Knox, and WASH member Dave Imas are some of the options available in the next 6 months. Our raffle system for clinic spots will be announced regularly. Don’t miss this great opportunity.
Also, mark your calendar for our Novice Fun Day planned for November 5th and a judging clinic in the works for spring. Details to follow!
Please join our Facebook page for updates on club events or keep an eye on the website.
Both USBCHA Nationals in Carbondale, CO and the Meeker Classic are just around the corner. We will be sending updates on scores and trial news from the events on Facebook so you can keep track of your fellow WASH handlers.
I also strongly encourage all of you to each out to board members or comment on our Facebook page on what you would like to see from your club. What type of education would most suit you? Are you interested in a goal setting seminar? Fun days? Learning more about sheep and their care? Let us know.
Please join us in making this club something amazing. Share. Participate. Learn.
Happy trials and happy trials,
*For those new to WASH, our membership year and award calendar is in alignment with the USBCHA for continuity. Membership & point accrual begins August 1st of each year.