Published by California Junior Livestock Association July/August 2015
Summer is here! That means the year is half over already! I’m not sure where the days have gone, but I know it has been crazy busy! And for most of you who are reading this section, you have spent the past months hitting the show trail and competing at CJLA shows. From all reports, entries have been strong and we have heard good things from show personnel and exhibitors alike. We are glad that so many are enjoying the opportunity to exhibit their animals and compete with other youth.
I know you are all looking for the point updates. In this posting, you will find the results through May 25th. This includes the heifer field days that took place May 23-24th. The only show not yet included is the CSU Chico Circle of Champions Show. We did have a few bumps after the first report due to several members not being included. This was due to our PayPal process. The way it has currently been set up, a person paid online through the CJLA website by PayPal but a membership application was not generated at that time. Once we got the PayPal receipt, we would then have to contact that person by email to get the member information. Then sometimes we wouldn’t get that information returned or we would receive an application for a membership paid by a PayPal invoice with a different person as the payee so we couldn’t match an application to a receipt! Needless to say, we have had more confusion than normal with this process! To those affected, we apologize! We think we have everything straightened out now but we encourage you to look through the points and make sure your information is correct! ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT US! So… the good news is that Heidi is working with someone to get our PayPal set up the way it needs to be so a membership application is filled out first and then paid for. This will also work for donations or sponsorships. We are sure that this will help the entire process run smoothly AND much more efficiently! And we will have it set up very soon – we will keep you posted!
One more thing about our current PayPal. If you used it to join this year (or in past years), I recommend you go back into PayPal through the CJLA website and remove the “automatic renewal” feature on your account. Many people are inadvertently activating this feature and it will automatically deduct your account annually for CJLA membership fees. Surprise!
We will be working hard to keep information current on this website. We are also posting more on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Be sure to “Like” and “Follow” CJLA to see those messages. If you have questions or comments at any time, just send us an Email and we will get back to you.
We still have a few 2014 awards left in the office that need to be delivered to those recipients. If you have received an email regarding your award, we are asking for a small $5.00 donation to help with postage. If you didn’t get your t-shirt packet at the banquet, we can send those out too. Just send the shipping fee to CJLA PO Box 41430 San Jose, CA 95160 - and we will get your items sent right to you. Put a note in with who it is for and your mailing address. We can deliver items to State Fair, but need to know well in advance so we can get them ready to go. Call Heidi at 408-888-2503 if you are interested in state fair delivery!
Those of you showing in the Heifer Division – Have you joined the California Junior Heifer Association for your breed yet? (This relates to the Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais, Maine Anjou, and Limousin divisions). As an incentive to join those associations, we are giving BONUS POINTS that count in your division (not for overall points). You had until May 31st to join and earn 15 bonus points, but you still have until the end of the year to join and earn 10 bonus points. It’s a very small dues fee to pay and not only support that association of the breed you have chosen to exhibit but to also earn extra points to add to your division total. I don’t know about you – but I would sure hate to place lower in the year-end standings because the person above me had those bonus points and I didn’t! More information on this is on this website along with the contact names for each association. If you have questions, CONTACT US!
Watch for emails from CJLA and check back here often for updates! We will be working on show dates for next year soon and will be sending information to members by the end of summer. As I said, The Year Is Going By FAST!
Grab a little sun, work on those animals, have a little fun! And we will see you down the road soon!
Contact: Mary Ann Bush for Points, Rules, and Show Information (831) 623-4316
Contact: Heidi Beljean for Membership, Sponsorship, and for all other CJLA questions (408) 888-2503