Published by California Junior Livestock Association Nov/Dec 2015
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 this year 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 THROUGH Spotlight on Quality Shorthorn Fieldday – EXCEPT FOR COW PALACE - HAVE BEEN TABULATED AND RECORDED AND ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SET OF POINTS. As this is posted on the website there are still a few end of the year shows to be added in – so it is very likely that points or standings will change. It all comes down to those top eight shows that are counted. PLEASE check your points and contact us ASAP if you have any questions at all.
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. YOU STILL NEED TO SEND US YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION OR ALL THE INFORMATION THAT IS LISTED ON IT! We are working on updating the PayPal system so you will automatically fill out the membership form prior to payment, but until that is in place, YOU need to get us the membership information separately! WE cannot process your membership until we get your member info!
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!
Exciting CJLA Fundraiser! The CJLA is selling raffle tickets for a Western Bonanza Weekend Package! This includes a 2 night Hotel Room, Cash toward entries, loads of restaurant certificates, gas cards, shopping gift cards, CJLA goodies, and much more. Tickets are available from any CJLA member or by calling Heidi at 408-888-2503. The drawing will be on December 20th so don’t miss out! Get your tickets today!
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.
The Dave Spaulding Memorial Scholarship! Carmel Spaulding is offering a $500.00 scholarship in memory of her husband, Dave. It is open to all senior division CJLA members. We are honored to be a part of this inaugural event!
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!
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!