Member's Bulletin Board:
2/7/16 - Note from the office:
These people need to notify the office with address changes. Bryan
Heckman-Ted Soukup-Justin Schwebach. Their mail came back.
Also, Anyone that has bought their membership since the 1st of the year and
hasn’t received their cards need to call me. I received from the mail 1/2
of an envelope with only our return address so I have no idea who didn’t get
Reminder that banquet reservations are Due by Feb. 19th.
2/2/16 - Attention Judge's Clinic Attendees... Please contact Shari Thurman at 660-845-2166 if you need to sign up for the clinic or if you have questions. Out of respect for the Sage family at this time we ask that you Please DO NOT CALL Gary Sage.
For those of you that have not heard, our Judging Director - Gary Sage has had a rough couple of weeks in and out of the hospital battling Congestive Heart Failure. He will be having surgery tomorrow at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines to be placed with a pacemaker to help stabilize his heart. Please keep the Sage family in your prayers during this time and again we please ask everyone to not call Gary's cell phone at this time so that he can rest and focus on getting well.
Dear IRA Members,
The IRA board has been working on the 2016 finals and we want to give you advanced information about an exciting change that should improve your finals experience. Denison, Iowa has been a good fit for the IRA, but we wanted to find better facilities with fewer conflicting events. We have been able to do just that! The finals will be held August 26th, 27th, and 28th at the Lone Wolf Ranch Arena in Cleveland, Missouri. This change in location and date should allow more people to attend the finals and hopefully bring in some new members.
The Lone Wolf Ranch Arena is a full time training center with a large main arena and a small warm-up arena that are both under one roof. As well as having adequate stalls and all are under one roof. Take a look at their website at, http://lonewolfarena.com/. You will be impressed with this facility and we think this location will be great for our Finals. This a 120,000 square foot indoor/outdoor facility, a few minutes from Kansas City. The Lone Wolf facilities will give IRA members access to motels and entertainment while allowing the IRA association to find more sponsorships. Over-all this should be a fantastic move, one to help us grow as an association.
The IRA awards banquet has also been changed. The banquet will be in Mound City, Missouri at The Klub Restaurant and Lounge. The date will be February 27th starting at 5pm with Happy Hour, followed by Dinner, Awards Presentation and Auction to follow. The Klub will also have a DJ for our entertainment to follow. Visit their Facebook page for more info. https://www.facebook.com/theklubmoundcity/ You will be recieving an RSVP form in the mail at the end of January/ beginning of February, be sure to return that form as soon as possible. Keep an eye on the IRA website for all up to date information or any changes.
Your IRA Board of Directors
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