The move to Lazy E for 2016 National Finals isn’t the only change this year. Dusty Sagers will be heading up the new volunteer committee for 2016. This committee will ask for a Certified Director from each franchise to coordinate membership volunteers throughout the week assisting with every performance. This is a great way to get members more involved in the finals while allowing the Board an opportunity to do more to help its membership throughout the week. Please look for more information to come and any and all input or suggestions can be directed to Dusty.The volunteer committee will also be hosting a NLBRA Booth at the NFR this year, we have Royalty and Youth Board members to man the booth but need your help. This is an outstanding opportunity for our members to get involved and create new friendships. Any contestants that are going to be in Vegas for the NFR and would like to stop by and help out for a couple hours please contact Dusty for scheduling, any associate member or parents that would be interested in helping are also welcome. We invite everyone to get involved and help shape the direction we are going, for more information or ideas please contact our Volunteer Committee Chairman: Dusty SagersDustysagers74@gmail.com
Maybe it was the bright lights of Vegas, Lady Luck or Good Odds, but whatever it was you’ll be glad of the bold move of the NLBRA Executive Board at its December meeting. Increasing the scholarship awards has been on the minds of board members for years and it has finally become a reality. The Executive Board Meeting the Board unanimously approved DOUBLING the World Event Scholarship Awards beginning 2015.
For years the awards have been $500 Champion, $350 Reserve and $100 for Third Place. The increases, across the board, are now $1,000, $700 and $200. “The focus of the board for nearly a decade has been to improve all aspects of the Association and that includes increasing the scholarship fund. After all, with a growing scholarship fund, the board remains focused on its mission to support the post-secondary education of our members’ education,” said Kimber Solberg, NLBRA Executive Director. “Helping to shape these kids, growing the future of the sport of rodeo and our western lifestyle is very important to Little Britches Rodeo; and, providing financial support as they further their education after high school is the best use of our money.” 2015-05-31
$15,500 ADDED MONEY
NLBRA Optional Jackpot
- Each event costs $75 to enter the jackpot for each event you have qualified for Finals in.
- Enter on site at National Office
- Entries close: July 19th 5 p.m.
- All payouts will be calculated by the National Finals Rodeo Secretary Office.
- 100% entry fee payback plus ADDED $$$$$$
- Payback will be 30% First Go, 30% Second Go, 40% Short Go
- Payback percentage will be based on the NLBRA payback in Rulebook, Format C
- In the event that there are no qualified runs/rides in a particular event the money will move into the next round. If there are no qualified runs/rides in the second round the money will be added to the short round. If there are no rides in the short round, ground money will be paid to short round contestants entered in the jackpot.
World’s Largest Added
National Finals Youth Jackpot --$15,500
Minutes July 25, 2015
NLBRA Executive Board Meeting
Call To Order- Scott Honeycutt
Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance: Scott Honeycutt
Roll call: all present
Sue Cattoor,( Utah) spoke to membership.
Garrison Panzer made a motion to move the nominations to the bottom of the agenda. Robert Lay seconded the nomination. 9 in favor 11 no. Motion did not pass
Robert Howell Made a motion we go with the agenda the way it was written.
Dusty Sagers 2nd the motion,
Motion Passed 11 in Favor 9 no
Scott Honeycutt opened the floor for nominations for president
Sam Stoddard nominated Jodi Stoddard for President she accepted. Ralph Perkins Seconded.
Terry Kennedy was nominated for President, he declined.
Dusty Sagers made a motion to cease nominations for president. Katie Carr Seconded. 11 in favor 8 no.
Sam Stoddard Nominated Carmen Denison For Vice-President Carmen Denison Accepted., Dusty Sagers Seconded,
Scott Honeycutt Nominated Rocky Southway, Rocky Southway Declined.
Katie Carr made a motion to cease nominations. Sam Stoddard seconded the motion. Motion passed 11 in favor 9 against.
Robert Howell Nominated Katie Carr for secretary. Katie Carr accepted Dusty Sagers seconded.. Ralph Perkins nominated Bud Bentley. Bud Bently Declined. Dusty Sagers made a motion to cease nominations. Seconded by Carmen Denison. 10 in favor 7 against.
2016 Executive board is
Jodi Stoddard President
Carmen Denison Vice-President
Katie Carr Secretary
Troy Cattoor spoke
The NLBRA board was given 2 petitions calling for the removal of the current
NLBRA executive Director.
It was requested from the CD’s in attendace that Katie Carr read aloud the petitions submitted.
Floor was open for comments
Motion was made to proceed with the meeting it was seconded and passed
There was a motion made by Dusty Sagers for an Audit of the National office based on the concerns brought forward by the certified directors of the National
Little britches Rodeo association, to be addressed by the newly elected officers at the executive board meeting on July 26th 2015.
Mark Bowers made a motion to amend the origional motion to have a comprehensive audit done on behalf of the membership including all the financial information relating to the organiztion.
It was seconded by Robert Howell
NLBRA FINALS REVIEW:
Bud Bently: Check –in policy the 3 stages of check in should be narrowed into 1. Should have a list of who to call right a check in for any issues
Terry: New place one check in at the new location,
Rough Stock: Moved quickly 1min30sec. Drags big improvement. 1000 runs on the ground.. still had trouble with the placement of the 3rd barrel.
2nd round they moved the pattern
Track: Appeals process needs to be revamped. We will need a rules change proposal. Ground help up.
Scott Honeycutt-best cattle every great judges, need more, they had too much pressure. Call were hard on them
Garrison Panzer -said maybe we should switch Judges to different arena after each round so they are fresh.
Carmen Denison: does not like the precedence rule for arenas.
Unique cases this year in Calf roping Jerk down and Drag. We need to clarify this in our rules and someone needs to submit a rule change so we can get this put into our rules book.
Review Process needs an overhaul-
We need a dedicated appeals committee
We need rules not judgment calls
We need volunteers per state
The senior dally ribbon ropers need tougher stock and can handle tougher stock
Martin Pierce-wants to visit with the each secretary and get feedback on what they liked about the computer system, what needs improvemnent, he will compile a list and bring it to the next meeting
Carmen Denison discussed points: we need a more organized awards set up. She discussed team roping and the precedence set for the points system in the past with the team roping points and how they were awarded as a team all the way through, never as individual never split.
Carmen Denison thinks we should award the awards boy girl boy girl to keep the awards moving forward
Mark Bowers discussed camping and listed some famiilies that need reimbursments
Hope Counts needs more volunteers for next year.
Clarification on the team roping and ribbing roping points.
Ralph Perkins made a motion to re-figure the team events, teams enter as a team and points are combined. Also, to buy additiona saddles, and to fix our buckles and change and figure out what we have done with the team roping and ribbon roping in the past.
2nd made by Katie Carr
Question to clarify: that as long as the points warrant a change that we would buy and or/fix the buckles and saddles, and Robert Howell will audit all NLBRA finals points to ensure acuracy.
Robert Lay and Rocky Abstained from Voting. Everyone else was in favor.
Motion on the financial audit to be completed before the October meeting passed.
Sam Stoddard was appointed as the finals chairman for 2016.
Meeting for October is going to be October 10, 11 2015 place to be determinted.