- Welcome Back Saddle Sore Riders!
- Whew. I am so happy that elections are over – both SSR and the Nation’s! I thank everyone who agreed to run for offices and say congratulations to those that are our 2017 Officers, Board members, and Standing Chairpersons. It is especially nice to see some new faces in office! I am looking forward to your new ideas and perspectives that will help our club grow. I hope many of you newer members also get involved in volunteering with the 2017 events. Please come to the November 16 Planning Meeting. (Flyer inside)
The Legion hosted a potluck for Veteran’s Day so SSR cancelled Tacos at the Legion on Saturday, November 12. Alicia Ziegenbein and Suzy Seaman teamed up for their second annual Scavenger Hunt Ride that again was a huge success! Coming up is our Annual Turkey Poker Ride hosted by Tammy Kapec, Ron Kapec, and Susan Jackson. Susan has done a fantastic job in getting prizes for this ride. I think she has outdone herself! December hopefully brings cooler weather along with the Norco Holiday Light Parade and the Saddle Sore Riders Christmas Dinner-Dance. Tickets sales are limited to 66 attendees for the Dinner-Dance so you will want to see Linda Pelly or Katy Taylor as soon as possible. Both the Installation of Officers and the acknowledgement of the 2016 volunteers and officers will be done at the January 8 General Meeting instead of at the December party.
It was great to see Cowboy Al at the November meeting. He looked like he was feeling much, much better! Mike Montgomery is also on the mend and is getting around slowly but surely! With them getting better, we got bad news that life-time members Richard Smolenski had been hospitalized, but is now recovering at home and that Dick Merget passed away on Sunday, October 30. We send our sympathy to Ellie. If that isn’t enough, I just received word that SSR Member Terry Roberts is gravely ill in Loma Linda Hospital.
Thank you to JT Garoutte for the Invocation, Kevin Whitaker for Introduction of Guests, and the Birthday Serenade to Alicia Ziegenbein.
Enjoy your holiday ! Pam Witham
50/50 prize winners this month were: Progressive Raffle: Winner not present ROLLED OVER
1st – Kym Adams $29
2nd – Terri McCluskey $17
3rd –Bob Wright $13
HONORED SADDLE SORE AWARDS
PASS THE TRAIL BOSS Mike Montgomery
LOOSE HORSE Stitch
CHOLLA AWARD Linda Pelly
COMPASS AWARD Micheline Hicks
LOOSE CINCH Charlene Hall
SNORKLE AWARD Maddie Rohde