Published by California Junior Livestock Association                                                                       Dec15/Jan16
As you read this newsletter, 2015 is in the record books. I hope for each of you that you have had some good times, have achieved some of those goals you set way back in January, and have been blessed with many positive things in your life.

Of course, the end of the year also signifies CRAZY TIME in CJLA Land! We are wrapping up 2015 and planning for the upcoming Banquet – AND then we throw in getting the 2016 show year underway with new memberships packing the mailbox and shows sanctioning their events. It is definitely hectic but everything will get done and come together perfectly. This is a good time to tell you all once again – that if you have any questions about anything at all – to PLEASE contact us! We are here to help and we don’t want anyone to miss out because they didn’t know – or didn’t find out! We try to get the word out about everything by posting here on the website, printing in the Pacific Showcase, and eblasting to our CJLA email list. But when it comes right down to it, You have to read it, and then Call us if you have questions.

ALL SHOWS HELD IN 2015 HAVE BEEN TABULATED AND RECORDED.  Final Points are posted now – check out the link to the Points Report! Your TOP EIGHT SHOWS are included in the points listed.  YOU HAVE UNTIL JANUARY 12, 2016 TO VERIFY YOUR POINTS!  Contact us prior to this date with any questions. After January 12, 2016 all points and placings will stand as recorded.

2016 membership forms are available here on the website and are printed in the November/December issue of Pacific Showcase. Be sure to get your membership in prior to the first show you attend in 2016! Points do not start accumulating until we receive the application and payment! YOU CAN PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE ON THE WEBSITE WITH PAYPAL. Make sure we get all your member information!! WE cannot process your membership until we have all information from you!

CJLA Essay Contest! We are once again having an Essay Contest for current year (2015) CJLA members. There are 3 age divisions and cash prizes to the winners in each group. Information is posted here on the website and is sent to all CJLA members. Final date to enter is January 12, 2016. Don’t miss out!

The Dave Spaulding Memorial Scholarship! The Spaulding Family is offering a $500.00 scholarship in memory of Dave. It is open to all senior division CJLA members. We are honored to be a part of this inaugural event! Deadline to send entry is January 12, 2016. Great opportunity to our senior members to showcase their ideals that Dave was so passionate about!

CJLA Ballots! Every year the CJLA members vote for their choices to serve on the Junior Board and represent their division. CJLA members also vote for special awards in several categories. These “Specialty Awards” recognize those members who stand out or make special efforts with their showing or their projects. These awards are a chance for members to say “good job” to those kids. Ballots are emailed to all members. PLEASE take a few minutes to cast your votes and return to CJLA! These awards for you – by you! Ballots have been emailed to all CJLA members and are posted here. VOTE BY JANUARY 12, 2016!!!!

Banquet Tickets - the Annual Award Banquet honoring the 2015 membership will be held on February 13, 2016 at the Paso Robles Fairgrounds. (This is in conjunction with the Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show held the same weekend at the fairgrounds). Invitations have been mailed to all 2015 members. Dinner reservations must be made to Heidi Beljean by January 20, 2016. WE MUST have an accurate count to plan for the dinner. Only a very limited number of extra dinner tickets will be available so please contact Heidi if you have questions at 408-888-2503.

CJLA Sponsors and Supporters! As the annual award banquet approaches, it is time to reach out to our many sponsors and donors who so generously help CJLA with our award goals. Sponsor information will be posted here on the website or you can contact Heidi Beljean for information. She can be reached through this website or by phone. CJLA truly could not do all it does for our members if we did not have such a great group of people and businesses who believe in the organization and this great group of kids! We are truly grateful !!

Watch for emails from CJLA and check back here often for updates! 

CJLA Questions? Emails can be sent to or through the CJLA website: 
Heidi Beljean: 408-888-2503 or (CJLA Info, Memberships, & Sponsorships)
Mary Ann Bush: 831-905-5665 or  (CJLA Rules, Points, & Shows)

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PO Box 41430
San Jose, CA

Heidi Beljean
(408) 888-2503

Mary Ann Bush
(831) 623-4316
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