Located in the San Luis Valley of Colorado's high country, the Southern Colorado Little Britches Association is a family oriented organization striving to encourage today's youth and promote the strong tradition of rodeo.
I agree and support this effort 100%! Get out to all the membership!
Robert Lay with Lisa Bottini and 4 others.
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Dear, NLBRA Members and certified Directors
We as former board members as well as Certified Directors have many concerns regarding the recent activity by the board when it comes to following the Rulebook and By Laws of the NLBRA; as well as questionable spending of the kid’s money.
1. Currently there is not an Executive Director, the rule book clearly states in Article VII, Section 6, page 13 of the NLBRA rulebook. “It shall be the duty of the President to recommend an Executive Director to conduct and manage the business affairs of the Association subject to approval of the Executive Board and under such terms and conditions as shall be established by said Executive Board.” Why hasn’t a search begun? It was voted and approved by the board in October to start the process of finding an Executive director. It was voted on and approved at the same meeting that a search committee and a contract committee would be formed for this .reason. Has this process been started?
2. The board recently voted to allow the bookkeeper to write and sign checks for the NLBRA. Article VII Section4, E. “The Executive Director shall sign all checks, paying all right bills against the association. However, the President and Secretary will be on signature card, in case a need arises for a check to be signed.” The by-laws do not allow for the bookkeeper to have this authority, where are the checks and balances? Who is watching what is spent? We do not think it is a good Idea for the person who is supposed to be holding the Board and the association accountable for its spending to be the same one writing the check. The Secretary of our association was instructed by the President to give all her secure log in information including passwords to all of the accounts to our bookkeeper. The secretary took herself off all the accounts so she would not be held liable.
3. The Chairman of the finance committee recently resigned his position as chair of the committee due to the excessive spending of the board and giving check signing authority as well as bill pay to the book-keeper. This board member asked and fought the board to stop its excessive spending. To date, this board has spent more money in travel for board members than it did the entire previous year. This committee also recommended to the officers that a 3 year lease be signed for the National office in Colorado Springs. This recommendation was not followed and a one year lease was signed with no explanation.
In closing we ask you to contact your closest board member and demand you get answers on these issues; 1) Ask why there has not been an Executive Director hired, but the board agreed to pay the officers. As of now, no hours have been turned in to be paid; and the rulebook is very clear Article VII, Section 8, page 14”All Officers shall Serve Without Pay”. 2) Follow the By Laws that are in your rulebook. 3) Get an accounting of what was spent and why, also payback any travel money they received that was not voted on by the entire board, 4) Stop trying to vote Executive Board members off the board if they do not agree on every issue. 5)Be more transparent as was promised in July .6)Verify that each board member was a CD when running for the board. We just ask that you PUT THE KIDS FIRST. This organizations focus has always been on the kids. Our membership has grown and our finals also grew in the past few years.
Robert Lay, Bart McBeth, Past Board Members and Associate Members
[12/11/15] Good morning everyone! Go to the NLBRA page and follw the posts from HOPE COUNTS and TARTAR . Gonna be special!!
There will be an open barrel race Friday October 16th. Exhibitions will start at 5 pm. The open race will begin at 6 pm. Entry Fees will be posted soon.
There will be a roping after the 2nd performance on Saturday.
[10/14/15] It is once again rodeo time!!Come watch top youth rodeo athletes from across the state compete this weekend at the Alamosa fair grounds with the Southern Colorado LBRA. Performance start at 9am saturday and Sunday October 17 and 18th admission is free come out and cheer on your favorite rodeo athlete
[07/22/15] We are one performance away from the halfway point at finals. It's been pretty exciting so far. The Cowboys and Cowgirls from the San Luis Valley are representing their home towns with pride! They're having a good time, too
We have a request for all of our members. Please go to page 35 in the June 1, 2015 Rodeo News and read the NLBRA Announcement. After reading the article, please email your comments and/or ideas for the Bonus Rodeos and the bonus rodeo concept that is being proposed by the NLBRA New Rodeo Committee. Any and all comments will be appreciated. There are those that are working diligently to get more information and more specific information to the membership. They would like feedback from the members.
Thank you and again we look forward to seeing you this weekend!
[06/16/15] There will be 3 performances at this weekend's rodeo. Friday's Performance will start at 5 pm! 2nd performance will start Saturday at 9 am. 3rd performance will be 1 hour after the 2nd performance comes to an end. Looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces!!!!
[04/17/15] SCLBRA Rodeo will be June 19 and 20 with one performance on June 19 and 2 on June 20.
twistedrodeo.com COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals is moving to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Okla., beginning in 2016.
[10/03/14] 4d Barrel race this evening at 6 Alamosa arena. Entries at 5!!! Questions call Rock at 580-5103
[09/13/14] Dont forget about the 4D barrel race today at 2 pm Alamosa arena.
[08/27/14] Will be having a planning meeting for the October little britches rodeo at Southway Const conference room thursday August 28th at 7:00 pm. Everybody interested is welcome. Need to discuss the final details for preparation. Will have pizza.
[08/06/14] Howdy all, this is Savannah Peter your 2014-2015 Miss Southern Colorado Little Britches Rodeo Prinscess. In July I attended National Finals Rodeo in Pueblo, Colorado. Which got me tied up for a week and I had so much fun meeting rodeo contestants from many different states.After I had won the princess contest I dressed up and presented my saddle for Heartbeat, my sponsor. They were so happy for me. Not only did I show heartbeat. I went to Lattigo and did my princess wave. I was also dressed up in my princess stuff when I went to Texas Roadhouse. I got so many great compliments. I have been so honored to represent SCLBRA and I look forward to August to attend little Britches rodeos in Kim, Hugo, and riding the concert train.
[07/12/14] The 4D barrel race for Saturday the 12th is canceled due to poor arena condition I will try and reschedule
[07/09/14] Got some good news. Randall Kiker might be home. His friends and family were planning his homecoming party yesterday morning. They talked about him being home as early as last night.
[07/09/14] Play day this Saturday July 12 entries open at 8 starts at 9 am. 4D barrel race to follow at 1pm. 40 fees
[06/30/14] thinking about having a 4D race Saturday July 12th after playday if anyone is interested. We can do it early so you can still run at Rock the Rio Grande.
[06/28/14] First performance in the books gwtting ready for round 2