May 2018 Newsletter and Important Information

Hello everyone. I have been trying to get a chance to write this update since we got back from the Lampasas Funday but we have been running since we got home last Sunday night. Anyway, here we go. WHAT A GREAT EVENT!!!!!

First I would like to thank The Linders and Bar 17 for the great facilities. Next, thank you to all of you that came out Friday afternoon to set up, worked Saturday and help tear down and police the area. There is so much work that goes into one of these events and the people that help put it on give up their time and money to be there early and work through the event. I can’t say enough about the Lampasas County 4-H and their help. They brought the food, the kids, and served the concession all day. It was reported to me that they took in $788.50!  It was just shy of $600 profit. Becca Dishman with the 4-H group said, “Great day!!! Thanks again and we look forward to next year”

Our final numbers were really good as well. We had 15 NEW members an 4 renewals sign up at the event. We took in $4047 and after the arena, livestock expenses, etc we should make close to $2715 net. We use this money to put on these events, pay for advertising for our members in different media, website support, and pay for the TLGDA Scholarships that we try to give out annually. There are other expenses as well but you get the drift.

Speaking of the TLGDA Scholarships, IT IS THAT TIME!!!!! From now through the first week of June, June 9th, we will be taking your essays for the $500 and $250 scholarships. They need to be at least two pages in length and be in standard MLA or APA format. The topics should be, “Hunting Conservation” or “What I Do With My Lacy”. When submitting, the author must be a member or sponsored by a member. Please send the compositions to Todd Porter @ porterslacys@gmail.com or Heather Swann @ hdswann@gmail.com. Feel free to contact any Board Member or Officer to submit an application. However, if you send it to someone other than Todd Porter or Heather Swann, PLEASE follow up with them to be sure they got it AND that it was forwarded on for the contest. Please find the full list of officers and BOD below.

Full Name

Email:

Marlo Ondrej

bluelacydogs@sbcglobal.net

Sandy Adcock

sandy40@aol.com

Kenny Wall

kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com

Clay Montgomery

buckaroodeltejas@hotmail.com

Kristie Montgomery

kmonkey0209@live.com

Todd Porter

porterslacys@gmail.com

Robin Porter

robinp1836@gmail.com

Greg Crain

buckeyes1980@yahoo.com

Bliss Lay

laystracking@aol.com

Polly Wright

pwright583@yahoo.com

Heather Swann

hdswann@gmail.com

Chris Fischer

cfischer@saberpower.com

Please read this carefully. I want all of you to post on Facebook, or text to someone you do not know or may have just met, the following information. Share your name, date of birth, and Social Security Number. Now, think on that for a few minutes. Would you do that or even consider it for yourself or someone you know such as a child or close relative? Some of you are doing that very thing with your dog when you share registration papers. You have given all of the information a person needs to falsify documents on a breeding or use the documents in other ways. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING AND HAS BEEN ON AN INCREASE RECENTLY!!!!! Fortunately, the occurrences have been caught but with an increase of occurrences so increases the chances of missing them. Please do not share your original papers. If you are interested in a breeding match please contact Marlo Ondrej, Registrar for the Lacy Game Dog Registry, at bluelacydogs@sbcglobal.net or call 210/288-0553. She will be glad to check breeding and answer any questions. One thing I do is scan our papers and take off the registration numbers along with birth dates but I never share on social media. If someone wants to see linage or the papers I share this copy. If any other entity asks for your paperwork please DO NOT SHARE!!! Know where your information is going. Please do not share your original papers.

Finally, our Northeast Texas Funday is coming up June 30th in Bonham, TX. It will be in the same place as last year, Fannin County Multipurpose Complex. The link to the facility is https://www.fannincountytexas.com/Fannin-County-Multipurpose-Complex. We had a great showing last year and we anticipate having an even better event this year. More details will be coming but plan on being there!!!!!

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Lampasas FunDay 2018

I wanted to give a friendly reminder that the Lampasas FunDay is the last weekend in April. We will setup Friday evening, April 27th. Initial discussion is we will have a potluck or some type of simple dinner Friday night at Bar 17 after setup. This will give us an opportunity to visit longer and save a little for merchandise, lunch, and auction items Saturday, April 28th. Saturday will get underway at 8:30 am with sign in. We will post the schedule of events as we get closer.
Anyone interested in UBT testing needs to contact Kenny Wall at 281-844-0969. He will be able to test a limited number of dogs at this event so call ASAP and get on the list.

Plan on coming out and having a great time!!! Lampasas County 4-H will be providing concession: Breakfast and Lunch (Brisket sandwiches, chips, cookie, and drinks). Come out and support two great causes. Who doesn’t know about how beneficial 4-H organizations are to our youth.
From the 4-H website, “4 H is a Community. 4 H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4 H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4 H camps.”

Lampasas County 4-H is one of those wonderful organizations, helping young people in the Lampasas area. Come out and help the youth that will someday be our leaders.

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February Newsletter

Hello Lacy people,

 

I just wanted to update everyone on the recent past events and our upcoming events. This is a busy time of year for us with several events coming up as well as our annual officer elections. I will be sending out updates along to keep everyone posted.

 

On January 20th 2018 the Board of Directors & officers met for our monthly meeting. I reported that our status as a nonprofit / not for profit is reinstated and in good standing with the Secretary of State.

Our Tracking Seminar is almost here. We have a good size class already scheduled. As many of you know Marlo has had some illness in her family which may have led to some miscommunication between the association and you. We tried to fill the gap but if you signed up, and have not been contacted by Marlo regarding reservations and invoicing, please get in touch with Kenny Wall at kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com 281/844-0969 or Marlo Ondrej at bluelacydogs@sbcglobal.net 210/288-0553.

 

The Hill Country or Lampasas Funday will be the last weekend in April. It will be held at Bar 17 Ranch again this year. The address is 2384 CR 2315 Lampasas, TX 76550. These events are geared for beginner dogs but finished dogs and owners can benefit as well. Something I have always loved about these events is the sharing of experience and knowledge by everyone there. The events will include classes and training on Blood Tracking, along with UBT testing, hog baying, cattle pinning, and coon treeing. We will have merchandise available for purchase. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Contact Todd Porter at porterslacys@gmail.com, Kenny Wall at kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com, or Robin Porter at robinp1836@gmail.com with questions or information.

 

Last year we had our first FunDay in Bonham, TX. We have decided to have it again this year. It will be at the same facility held last year, the Multi Use Complex West of Bonham, TX. The planned date is June 30, 2018. I will send more details as the date gets closer.

 

Nominations for officers is open as of today, February 15, 2018 until the end of the month. The candidates will be validated and ballots will be drawn up and mailed out. There will also be an electronic voting option. The link will be shared after nominations are validated. Elections will be held March 6, 2018 through March 20, 2018. The positions available are:

 

Vice President – Conducts meetings in the absence of the President and to assist at all times in directing the work of our organization. Communicatiating with all members, Board of Directors, and Officers.

 

Vice President of Membership – Manage and keep all membership records in regards to membership level and records required at each level. This will also include communicating with our web designer on keeping information updated and communicatiating with all members, Board of Directors, and Officers.

 

Sergeant at ArmsKeeps order. If other board members, officers, or meeting attendees are disruptive, the sergeant may warn them and, in extreme cases, eject them from the meeting. They will need to communicate with all members, Board of Directors, and Officers.

 

We are asking that you send any nomination to Kenny Wall at kenneth.wall60@yahoo.com, Robin Porter at robinp1836@gmail.com, or Marlo Ondrej at bluelacydogs@sbcglobal.net. We do ask, before you nominate, you check with the person to be sure they are a member in good standing as well as interested in being an officer. You must be a member in good standing to nominate as well as vote.

 

Thank you all for your continued support,

 

Todd Porter – President, Texas Lacy Game Dog Association

903/815-0399

porterslacys@gmail.com

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