Hello Friends & Members,
We are winding down our 2016 season and I wanted to take a few minutes to thank each and every one of you for welcoming me and my family back to District 6 earlier this year with open arms! I appreciate all the barrel setting, exhibition line, sign up and booth help! Trust me, I need all the help I can get! Ya'll are the best!
I just received notification from the National office that we will again qualify the top 7 in each division to the World shows for next year! That is great news, we have 2 shows left to qualify this year so make sure you don't miss them! Our membership is growing every show!
I have a couple things I would like to ask of you to make sure sign up goes smoothly and there are no errors in points, memberships, etc. When filling out your cards, please be sure to put your correct name that your membership is in, district and member number on your cards, this makes life soooo much easier for myself and Sonia when entering you into the computer, verifying info for show points and year end. Also, it is your responsibility to keep track of your membership and when it expires. I will be more than happy to send it in for you, just bring it to any show and I will mail it to the national office. You have 30 days or the next district show to renew, whichever comes 1st so that you don't lose your points!
I have started working on our 2017 schedule and should start posting some dates for next years shows by December. I am planning to get the schedule nailed down from January to June for starters and wait a little bit before scheduling the remaining 6 months of the year so that we can schedule around some of the bigger shows that pop up later in the year that I know everyone likes to go to. It's impossible to schedule around everything but I will try my best to schedule our shows when it will be best for our district. Additionally, from May through Sept we will have evening shows due to the Florida heat!
For those of you new to the district or anyone that has a question about how our payout is calculated or where our added money comes from, here is a break down of how the open is calculated.
$30 Entry Fee
-$1 State Fee
-$7 Awards Fund
-$6 Host Fee
$16 Goes into payout
These amounts deducted are slightly less for the youth and senior classes because the entry fees are less. Our exhibition money is what makes up our added money for our shows. If we sell 100 exhibition tickets each show @ $4 per ticket, we have our added money covered every show. The award fund is one bank account that all of our proceeds from all our shows goes into. Additionally, our expenses come out of these funds also. Our year end awards are based on these funds and the amounts are not always the same from year to year depending on show attendance throughout the year. We plan to have a budget for awards by the end of this year so that our award committee can get started purchasing lots of nice awards for our world qualifiers.
If you have any questions regarding any of this, please come see myself or Sonia and we can show you on the computer how it all calculates.
I am looking forward to a fun 2017 NBHA season with all of you! Send me a message by email, fb or feel free to call or text me with any suggestions, questions or concerns and I will do my best to help you!