Dear Kern Sierra Unit members,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://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.
Kern Sierra Unit President – BCHC VP -Youth Education
BCHC Kern Sierra Unit
Minutes of the Board Meeting
February 3, 2020
Lynn Joiner’s home
I.The meeting was called to order by President Tammy Bozarth at 6:44 PM.
II. The following Directors were present: Lynn Joiner, Steve Cozzetto, Tammy Bozarth, Renee Williams, Jeanne
Walford, Peggy Whitaker, Pat Mumford and Robert Anderson.
III.Peggy moved that we approve the minutes of the previous meeting, Renee seconded the motion. The motion
IV.Robert read the treasurer’s report and it was approved on a motion by Lynn and a second by Jeanne.
V.The Board accepted the proposed budget on a motion by Jeanne and a second by Pat. Motion carried.
a. Pat reported that our membership is currently 66.
b. Steve Cozzetto stated that there is no new info on the E bike situation.
VII. Old Business
a. The Spring Ride will hopefully be on the Loop Ranch on April 25th. We will plan to do the gun raffle
drawing at the ride. We will have a used tack auction.
b. The gun raffle tickets will be $20. Pat made the motion and Peggy seconded it. Motion carried.
VIII. New Business
a. Robert agreed to serve as our Director at the State Meeting.
b. Steve moved that we commit $250 to the Intern Program. Pat seconded the motion. Motion carried..
Our next meeting will be on March 2, 2020 at Lynn’s home.
Robert moved and Jeanne seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:06 P.M. Motion carried.
We’re hosting a new fundraiser! Order your limited edition tshirt or hoodie and support Backcountry Horsemen of California!
Available in youth and adult sizes. Hoodies and youth sizes are unisex. Adult tshirts are available in unisex or ladies styles. The fundraiser ends on April 15. ALL orders are printed and shipped AFTER the end of the fundraiser. Your order will take approximately 2 weeks to arrive at your door, estimated arrival is April 29. All profits will go to our 501c3 fund, BCHC Education Fund, Inc.
Order your shirts here! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/backcountry-horsemen-of-california-fundraiser
Backcountry Horsemen of California—Kern Sierra Unit
Objectives and Purpose
To improve and promote the use, care and development of California backcountry trails, campsites, streams and
meadows; to advocate good trail manners.
To promote the conservation and utilization of our backcountry resources in concert with livestock transportation.
To keep the backcountry trails and forage areas open to horsemen on all public lands.
To keep current information before the Corporation membership and its local Units regarding new legislation or
management plans related to government regulations of the backcountry.
To support or oppose new proposals, plans and restrictions as related to the interest of horsemen and those persons
interested in recreational stock use and enjoying the backcountry.
To promote the interest of people who, due to health or physical factors, need transportation other than by foot on
To promote public awareness and interest in the historical aspect of horsemen and stock in the backcountry to help
educate backcountry users on ways to use the trail and forage in a manner that conserves the backcountry resources.
To assist in keeping the public informed of the vital need for a clean backcountry.
To promote a working relationship with and keep the work interests of the Corporation before our local, state and
To assist in the formation and continuation of local Units to carry on these purposes.