January 2017 Hoofprint

White Squirrel Saddle Club 

                                                                                             January, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  It is our wish that 2017 will treat each and every one of you with prosperity and best of all, good health.  The White Squirrel Saddle Club is ready to kick this New Year off to a good start; one that will be filled with new ideas, as well as enhancement of the old; and growth in new membership, plus active participation from those who have been a part of our membership for a long time.  Let’s make this that “year to remember.”  Included with this “HoofPrint” is the 2017 membership form.  We look forward to all renewed memberships, and welcome new faces in our midst.

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         Once again, a reminder that the Firing Range is in use the second and fourth Saturdays thru March 25 (9 a.m.-12 noon); in April, May and July, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday evenings; in June and August, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday evenings (all from 6 – 9 p.m.)

Watch for the red flag.  DO NOT ENTER the arena area if it is out. 

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Coming Events

January 16:  Members’ Meeting, Poco Pine Lodge, 6:00 p.m. to eat,

                       7:00 p.m., meeting

February 12:  Crazyhorse 4-H Club Meeting

February 13:  Directors’ Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Poco Pine Lodge

February 14:  Happy Valentine’s Day

February 18:  WSSC Fundraiser – Hot Rod Lincoln and Steak, VFW

February 20:  Members’ Meeting, Poco Pine Lodge, 6:00 p.m. to eat,

                         7:0 p.m., meeting                    

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A note from President Al —–    

Welcome to 2017!!!  The White Squirrel Saddle Club has already had its first event, the End of the Year Awards banquet at the VFW in Olney.  There were sixty plus members and guests in attendance with all having a good time.  Thanks Pam Reid for organizing the evening.

Officers and board members for 2017 are as follows:  President, Al Zellmer; Vice President, Lloyd Bromeling; Secretary, Laura Lathrop; Treasurer, Sarah Kincaid; Board Members:  Angie Allen, Jeff Lathrop, Arlie Mowrer, Pam Reid and Marti Waggoner.

The horse shows will be held the fourth Sunday of each month from April thru October.  Two barrel racing events – one IBRA and one NBHA; a tractor show, a ranch rodeo, and several other events planned for the arena.

2016 could not have been as successful for the saddle club had not several people just jumped in a helped!  KENNY BANKS!! Hours upon hours spent on the lawn mower keeping the grounds looking like a park all summer long.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Arlie Mowrer never missed a horse show to work the arena and keep it in tip-top shape so each and every contestant had an equal chance for that blue ribbon.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Pam Reid organized and worked every horse show, even rode the stick horses in Olney to see our sponsors.  THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Laura and Jeff Lathrop – for Jeff working the shows and wherever else he is needed; and Laura, for keeping track of everything in the announcers stand, and for the trips to Benton once a month – THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Cathy Zellmer – chasing the sponsors, keeping in touch with them and getting the advertising signs organized – THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Thank you to last year’s directors and officers for your time spent on behalf of WSSC; and to the directors and officers for their contribution in the upcoming year!!

Also, THANK YOU to the membership for coming and supporting the White Squirrel Saddle Club.

We will be working to set calendar dates at the next meeting.  If you have an event that needs to get on the calendar, please come to make sure it is included.  As you all know, we must plan around the set schedule, which we have, of the Olney Gun Club as they use the firing range.

There will be fried chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy at the next meeting, all furnished by the show committee.  Please come, eat, enjoy and take part in the meeting!!! 

Also, don’t forget our annual fundraiser at the VFW, Saturday, February 18.  HOT ROD LINCOLN, steak and fun – what more do you need for a February Saturday night???

See you there!

                                                                                         Al

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Crazyhorse 4-H had their January meeting on Sunday, the 7th.  Five members were present.  Our organizational meeting was held in December with officers elected, goals listed, and a new calendar set; all were voted on and accepted.

Club members rang the bell for the Salvation Army and worked the bucket brigade for the City of Olney Christmas Lights Display in December.  A continuous stream of vehicles came thru the park with so many commenting on how much they loved the lights!

Our 2017 calendar includes valentines for patients at RMH, 3rd floor; visiting the animal shelter, field trip to Skyzone in Evansville in March; IGA cookout, Saturday, April 22; donating to Gaitway to Motion; practice in the arena before the fair; work the lemonade stand, Saturday, July 15; compete at the fair horse show and in all other categories available to members; have another Fall Fun Day and cookout!  Crazyhorse is always looking for new members to join us.

                                                                                                Cathy Zellmer, Leader

                                                                                                Crazyhorse 4-H

                                                                        618-869-2025

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TRAIL – Al Zellmer and Lloyd Bromeling are currently discussing the need to increase participation in WSSC’s trail riding activity.  The schedule is “under construction,” but for sure, there will be one, and possibly two weekends in Shawnee.  If you have suggestions as to new places to ride or other ideas, please contact Lloyd or Al.

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WAYS AND MEANS:   Fundraisers – that is the focus of the committee as 2017 gets underway.  If anyone has some great ideas, please let them know.  Cathy Zellmer has joined the committee and has already begun to work on gathering sponsors.   It will be a good year!!!

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SHOW COMMITTEE:   Pam Reid will again be the 2017 show chair and arena manager.   Shows will begin the fourth Sunday in April and run thru October.  Start time is 1:00 p.m.  Pam is looking at some new things to try which should make for an interesting year.

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SPEED COMMITTEE:  IBRA – Pam Reid and Arlie Mowrer;  NBHA – Becky Jackman, Kenny and Jana Banks.

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GROUNDS MAINTENANCE and CAMPSITES:  Al Zellmer

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Our next MEMBERS’ MEETING will be Monday night, January 16, at the Lodge.  Fried chicken, ham, potatoes and gravy will be furnished thanks to the show committee.  Please bring a dish to share if you wish.  We will eat at 6:00 p.m., our meeting begins at 7:00.

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2017 TRAIL RIDE SCHEDULE

                       (Under construction)  

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MEMBERS’ MEETING REMINDER

Monday, January 16

Eat at 6:00 p.m., Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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WSSC Fundraiser

Steak and good eats

HOT ROD LINCOLN

Saturday, February 18

Olney VFW

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Check out the WEBSITE

 For information to be included on the website,            

please e-mail to:  deblongoria@yahoo.com or phone:  812-891-3447.

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ATTENTION:  Send articles and information for “The Hoofprint.”  to Sarah Kincaid (skincaid661@gmail.com) or phone (618-240-1640) by the 10th of each month.  PLEASE!!

2016 Sponsors

They will appreciate your patronization!

GOLD

Charles Roberts Law Office

 SILVER

Citizens National Bank

First National Bank

Rural King Supply

BRONZE

Edward Jones – Lanae Mitchell

ZBR Transportation

 BOOSTER

Beachy”s Construction

El Rancherito

Fehrenbacher Truck & Trailer Repair

Gill Veterinary Clinic

Kapper & Company

Mike Kurtz, Independent Ins. Agent

Marathon Tire

Ochs Plumbing

Peoples’ State Bank

Phillips Auto Repair

Quad County Feed Supply

Richland County Farm Bureau

Rothrock Auction Service

Route 130 Pawn Shop

The Olde Print Shoppe, Inc.

Totten Ranch

Tractor Supply

Trust Bank

VFW Post #4226, Olney

Wabash Valley Farm Service

Wal Mart Super Center