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It’s a new year and we have some exiting things going on!

We have a Gun raffle fundraiser currently going on. The rifle is a beautiful Howa American flag stock 6.5 Creedmoor; $10 for per ticket! Drawing will be held April 25th at our Spring Ride.  Tickets are available at our booth at the Central California Sports show at the Kern County fairgrounds March 13- 15th or you can contact me at 661-322-2545.

We will have our booth at the Wind Wolves Preserve Spring Nature Festival March 21st.

BCHC Rendezvous is coming up March 27-29 in Red Bluff CA.  The raffle items for this year are a 3-day, 2-night Trinity Alps pack trip with Diamond G Outfitters during the time period of June 15th through Aug 1st, or a form fitting packsaddle. Tickets are $ 5.00 each. Contact me for tickets prior to March 25th. Drawing held at the Rendezvous.  Need not be present to win.

We’re planning a Poker ride in Caliente at the Cattani Ranch on April 25th. I would love to see you all there. Details are in the flyer included in this Newsletter. You don’t need to have stock to come join us for lunch.  We will be having a used tack auction following lunch, so if you are looking for a deal come on up!  If you would like to donate tack to the cause contact me and I will be happy to pick it up.

At the State level we have been working on a Backcountry Horsemen Strategic Plan, which will help make this organization more organized and professional.  Its purpose is to show where we are as an organization today and where we plan to go in the future.  The Strategic plan is used to get grants and donations from large corporation.  It’s been in the making this past year and is in its final stage of completion. It is a huge undertaking by your BCHC state officers, with Lynn Joiner being one of the officers on that committee.

We now have a Youth membership for ages 12-17 for only $15. The parent must give permission for this membership and fill out appropriate forms.   We are trying to encourage more youth participation in this organization.

We will be doing a work project on National Trails day, June 6th, at the Forks of the Kern Trailhead. You do not have to have stock to participate. Come up for the day or come prepared for the weekend! It is a dry campground so be prepared. Contact Robert Anderson for all the fun details. 661-978-9630 or email at lazya01@yahoo.com

I would like to encourage you to check out the new and improved BCHC website http://www.bchcalifornia.org  not to mention our unit site at http://bchckernsierra.com and Kern Sierra’s Facebook at BCHC Kern Sierra.  We would really like to get all our Facebook users active on our page and share with other stock users.

Tammy Bozarth

Kern Sierra Unit President- BCHC VP -Youth Education

661-322-2545 spashiners@yahoo.com