Updates from your CYRA President -

August Monthly Meeting - HAS BEEN CHANGED - It will be Sunday, August 9th, 6:00 PM at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Next Rodeo - Hepler, Kansas,August 15-16.  Due to the heat start times will be at 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.  Please be sure to have your fees paid by 8:00 am.  We will be having church on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm.  Church will be held in Hepler, 202 Farlington Street.  

Directions to arena: The Arena is on the South end of Hepler only a block off of Hwy 3. If you’re coming in from the North on Hwy 3 follow the hi-way through Hepler. There is a little jog in the road at that Jog take a right (West) 1 block you can’t miss it. Hepler is not very big. 

Call-ins for Hepler were AWESOME!! Looking forward to a great turnout this weekend.  Daysheets have been posted to the website.  ORDER OF EVENTS for Hepler have been posted, please be sure to take a look at these as the Order of Events has changed slightly.

The Youth Board will be hosting Water Slide Kickball on Saturday, 3:00 pm or approximately 1 hour after the completion of Saturday's performance.  Be sure to bring your swimsuits.  This will be held near the arena.

Be sure to refer to the rulebook in regards to working at CYRA Produced rodeos.  All of our rodeo's are being produced by CYRA and we are in need of families to help step up and work at the rodeo's. We really appreciate those families that are going above and beyond to help make the rodeo's run smoothly, but there are some families that are still needing to get out and help more at the rodeo's.  The more help the faster the rodeo's can be completed.  We are always needing more people to open and close arena gates.  Also, we can use help in the arena picking up hats, setting up barrels and poles.  If you're not sure what needs done please be sure to ask any board member.  We are also always looking for people to volunteer to take gate money.

With the addition of the Yates Center rodeo, there will be a total of 24 rodeo's for our 2015 season.  Remember you must participate in 1/3 of the rodeos, which would be "8" to qualify for our Finals, as well as be a member in good standing.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of our Board Members.

2015 Adult Board:
President - Chad Newell
Vice-President - Doug Reser
Secretary - Stephanie Newell
Treasurer/Points Secretary - Stacie Adams
Board Director - Chris Dame
Board Director - Carl Hines
Board Director - Travis Long
Rodeo Chaplain - Chad Chambers

2015 Youth Board:
President - Shanie Adams
Vice-President - Jake Joeckel
Secretary - Brayden Dame
Treasurer - Kassie Adams
Youth Director - Donny Dame
Youth Director - Colby Hines

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please be sure to contact one of your board members. Don't forget monthly meetings will be on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are open to the public.  Meetings will be held at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, 109 East 2nd Street, Ottawa,KS. Please check the website if location needs to be changed it will be noted here.
Our CYRA Rulebook has been updated. Be sure to read through this as some rule changes have been made. It is your responsibility as a member to know and understand the CYRA Rules.

FUNDRAISERS for 2014-2015:
In 2014-15 the fundraising requirement to qualify as a member in good standing in our Association has changed.  This fundraising requirement will be equal for all members no matter where you live and it will generate more funds for the Association needed for rodeo expenses, crisis funds, year end awards, etc.  This year's fundraiser will include the sale of tickets for a Utility Vehicle.  (exp. Gator, Polaris, etc.).  The board is currently working on the details and purchase of the utility vehicle.  We will plan to have more specific information on the actual vehicle being used in the fundraiser and your fundraising packets available to be picked up at our Emporia Rodeo, Oct. 25/26, 2014. 
Each member will be required to sell 50 tickets at $5.00/each.  The first half of your ticket money must be turned in by January 1, 2015, and the second half of your ticket money will be due by May 1, 2015.  
If you have any questions please feel free to contact a board member or Fundraiser Committee Chairman – Stephanie Newell.
2015 Fundraiser Packet - this link will provide you with fundraiser information.

Rule Book and Ammendments - Be sure to take time to read our rule book that is posted on this website. There may be rule ammendments made as necessary that are approved by the Board. It is your responsibility as a member to know the rules of our organization.