The Rodeo Draw Board
Where to go for the Latest info…
In this issue:
CRC Website Changes
Due Payment Options
Tell Us What You Need and Want
Board Member Contact Info
2023 Residency Counts
Resident rodeo count stays at 15
Non-resident count raised to 21
Know your status especially if you’ve moved recently or are planning to move. Call member records with questions or concerns or let us know how we can assist.
From the Desk of the President
As we head into a new rodeo year, I want to take a moment and reflect on the changes we made in 2022 and outline the plan for how we will continue to improve into 2023 and beyond.
First, with the added money set at $4,000 per event, we finally reached a level we hadn’t seen since 2014. It is still a far cry from the $10,500 per event of 2008 but we’re working toward that goal.
Second, last year was a year of transition. There was a lot of learning involved for everyone across the board as rules and technology never sit still. So now that we’ve been able to see firsthand how it’s worked in the past, expect to see a lot of growth in 2023.
And last, but not least, our goal is to make the Columbia River Circuit a desired destination for the top cowboy talent, top contract personnel and top stock contractors across the country. We want to support our amazing rodeo committees with the tools they need to produce the best rodeos for the amazing fans our sport attracts. But this can’t happen if we don’t run a transparent circuit with communication as its foundation. We want to ensure that you, our members, feel the circuit involves you and respects your input. Reach out to ANY board member with your questions, concerns, complaints, issues, comments and suggestions. Let’s make 2023 a year to remember!
Roll on, Brad Goodrich
Dustin’ the cobwebs off the website
We are updating the website and we need your input! We have added a member page where you can go to download the latest newsletter, request information, and pay your dues. You can also pick our brains about issues concerning your circuit challenges or, our personal favorite, make suggestions!
Pay your dues with a scan, tap, & pay
You can now pay your dues electronically with the Venmo or Cash app. You can always still send a check payable to CRC and snail mail or hand deliver to our Treasurer, Edie Longfellow at:
80781 North Ott Road, Hermiston OR 97838
or pay her at one of her rodeos so she can dazzle you with her wit! You’ll never leave disappointed!
Upcoming events around the circuit
March 25-26 Bares & Broncs Rodeo Clinic
Pendleton OR—this event is no longer taking participants for 2023 but mark it on your calendars to register those interested for next year.
MEMBERS & COMMITTEES: Donations are still needed to support the Rodeo School. Please send your donations to Edie Longfellow at the address above or consider a quick and easy donation via Venmo or Cash App with a note indicating RODEO SCHOOL.
April 5-8 High Desert Stampede
Redmond OR – Bringing you the STARS at the High Desert Stampede! Get the nitty gritty details with the QR code or visit www.highdesertstampede.com. It’s the ONLY site to purchase your High Desert Stampede tickets.
April 8 Committee Training Boot Camp
Redmond OR – all rodeos of any shape, size, or affiliation are welcome to attend a Dumb Girls boot camp from 10-4. Hosted by the Pendleton Round-Up Committee (have they ever NOT delivered a good time?) Please scan the code for details and to RSVP.
We want to improve how we serve the members of the circuit! Communication is the foundation, so tell us what you’d like included in the next edition!
Email your thoughts & suggestions to Allison Whitsett at: firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a jingle at (208) 899-7683
We’re Here to serve…
The Columbia River ProRodeo Circuit Board has been selected and approved by the PRCA. Here is your list of 2023 officers, directors, & representatives and how to contact them. If you have ANY questions, concerns, complaints, issues, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone on this board. We either have or can find the answers you need.
We would also like to thank the outgoing members: Tygh Campbell, Jennifer Casey, Tate Owens, and Gary Linton. Your service to the circuit was greatly appreciated. We’re sure you’ll continue doing great things inside and outside of the rodeo arena well into the future.
February 7, 2023
Distribution of minutes to membership after.
President: Brad Goodrich (541) 980-8488 email@example.com
Vice Pres: Dave O’Neil (541) 969-9301 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Allison Whitsett (208) 899-7683 email@example.com
Treasurer: Edie Longfellow (541) 571-6233 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contract Personnel: JJ Harrison (509) 520-6110 email@example.com
Stock Contractor: Mike Corey (509) 989-2688 firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee: Pete Thiry (509) 683-3396 email@example.com
Riding Event: Johnny Espeland (541) 993-4871 firstname.lastname@example.org
Timed Event: Blake Knowles (406) 570-5887 email@example.com
Bareback: Trenten Montero (775) 842-5465 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saddle Bronc: Jesse James Kirby (509) 995-4823 email@example.com
Bull Riding: Brady Portenier (208) 880-1826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tie Down Roping: Seth Hopper (541) 969-8877 email@example.com
Steer Wrestling: Mike McGinn (541) 403-2445 firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Roping: Jake Stanley (541) 379-3428 email@example.com
Steer Roping Tom Sorey (541) 379-0917 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrel Racing: Rainy Robinson (208) 870-5256 email@example.com
Breakaway Roping: Shayla Currin (509) 629-0792 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contract Personnel: Marty Campbell (541) 377-6834 email@example.com
WA Committee: TBD
OR Committee: Rob Moore (541) 786-0919 firstname.lastname@example.org
ID Committee: Dave Paul (208) 661-4353 email@example.com