Calendar Comments

Great Job SDHSRA members!!  Calendar sales went well again this past year and we are looking at the beginning of a new year of sales.  The changes in the program are going well.  The Calendar Deadline will again be March 1st.  This deadline is for 6 calendars to be sold, returned or paid for.  Last year we required that you return your extra calendars by March 1st.  Everything is due March 1st – sales and returns.  When you receive your calendars, keep in mind the criteria.  If you check out 7 calendars, you sell 5 of them, you must return 2 or you will have to pay for them to be able to rodeo.

The South Dakota Rodeo Calendar is a record of the High School Rodeo season.  There are pictures of the Regional Teams, the National Team, Saddle winners with their saddle sponsor, Calendar Coat winners, persons of the year and each event and National winner.  You get the fastest time, the best score, State Finals Highlights, State Directors, Student Officers and other information about the organization and rodeo.  AND you have chance to win $40 or $200 or $1000 in the raffle drawing.

Each year at the Annual meeting the Calendar Committee sets the amount to be sold for each prize.  The calendar award structure will be sent out after the annual meeting in your newsletter.  The Directors support the calendar sales as a SDHSRA Fundraiser.  The fundraiser was started a number of years ago to help send the National Qualifiers to the Finals.  A dollar amount is given to each member to be used to attend the National Finals.  The committee felt we needed to reward the members that did not qualify for the Nationals (some members do), but was committed to selling calendars.  As a member of the association you have the opportunity to earn awards.  You can earn a T-shirt, coat, sweatshirt, scholarships, buckles, and memberships all while helping to raise money to support the National Team.  Did you know that you can earn your membership dues by selling calendars?  If you sell 50 calendars by January 1, you earn that years membership, or if you sell 50 by the March 1st deadline, you will receive next years membership paid.  That is a $128 award.

When selling your calendars this fall, the best approach is to ask if they would like to donate to South Dakota High School Rodeo.  With their $20 donation they get a calendar with highlights of the rodeo season and a chance to win money.  Always thank them for their donation.  Calendars sell for $20.  The member collects the money and fills out the stub legibly, then mails the money and stub to the Calendar Person.  Make sure your name is on the stub as the seller.  This is how you get credit for your sales.  Mail your stubs and money in regularly.  This is important because you want the person’s name in for the drawing as soon as possible.

When you check out calendars from the contact person, make sure you have the amount of calendars you want to sell.  You can check out 10 calendars at a time.  But remember, you sell them, return them or you pay for them.  It might be better to take a few, sell them, send the stubs in and then get more calendars.  The list of Calendar Contact persons is on the website.  If there is no one close to your location, you can contact Donna Curr directly and arrangements will be made to get calendars out to you.

The Calendar Fundraising Project has grown significantly over the years.  That is in part to the dedication of members getting out and selling calendars.  Selling the calendar promotes the sport of High School Rodeo.  The more calendars hanging out there in homes and businesses, the more people see them.  It is a great sport with great kids.  Thanks for all your hard work.

If you have any question about the calendar sales or how to get calendars, contact Donna Curr at 605-433-5483 home or 454-5507 cell or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you leave a message be sure to speak clearly and leave a number so Donna can return your call.


SDHSRA CALENDAR PROGRAM POLICY

  1. ALL SDHSRA MEMBERS MUST SELL 6 SDHSRA CALENDARS BY MARCH 1ST .  THIS DEADLINE IS FOR ALL AWARDS OF THE CURRENT YEAR. THE MONEY AND STUBS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE CALENDAR CHAIRPERSON (POSTMARKED) ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1st .  ALL SDHSRA MEMBERS MUST ALSO RETURN ANY UNSOLD CALENDARS BY MARCH 1ST OR THEY WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RODEO.
  2. The Board of Directors will determine the amount of monies the National Qualifiers shall receive. The base amount will be determined from the total amount of calendars sold.   National Qualifiers will be awarded the base amount plus additional monies according to the number of calendars he/she sold for the current year, in increments of the base only for 6 sold, plus $200.00 for 20 sold, plus $400.00 for 30 sold.ALL MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT SOLD THE CALENDARS BY MARCH 1ST AND HAVE NOT RETURNED ANY UNSOLD CALENDARS BY MARCH 1ST WILL BE PLACED ON AN INACTIVE LIST AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICE, REGIONAL, OR STATE FINALS RODEO IN SOUTH DAKOTA FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.
  3. All members who have not sold the CALENDARS BY MARCH 1ST and HAVE NOT RETURNED ANY UNSOLD CALENDARS BY MARCH 1ST will be placed on an inactive list and will not be eligible to participate in any Practice, Regional or State Finals Rodeo in South Dakota for the current year.
  4. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:  Member must attend college within one year after High School graduation or forfeit award.  Scholarship is awarded the third semester of college. If member attends a trade school whose term is less than three semesters, they may receive the scholarship the first semester.  Scholarships expire one year from second semester.PRIZES, AWARDS AND REQUIREMENTS MAY BE CHANGED AS POLICY IS REVISED.
  5. It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to provide proper documentation needed to the SDHSRA State Secretary in order to request scholarship award payment.
  6. PRIZES, AWARDS AND REQUIREMENTS MAY BE CHANGED AS POLICY IS REVISED.
  7. CALENDAR AWARD STRUCTURE:
NUMBER SOLD AWARD NATIONAL QUALIFIER
First Salesperson to turn in 75 1 Camper hook up at State Finals  
High Salesperson in each Region

Reserved stalls at State Finals

 
6 Minimum requirement to Rodeo BASE

8

T-SHIRT

 

20

SWEATSHIRT

BASE plus $200

30 BY JANUARY 1ST

COAT

BASE plus $400

38 TOTAL FOR YEAR

COAT

 

50 BY JANUARY 1ST

Membership for current year

 

50 TOTAL FOR YEAR

Membership for next year/buckle for Seniors

 

80

$500 SCHOLARSHIP

 

125

$750 SCHOLARSHIP

 

MOST CALENDARS SOLD (over 125)

$1000 SCHOLARSHIP

 

DEADLINE FOR SELLING SIX CALENDARS IS MARCH 1ST!!!
Please DO NOT send cash in the mail

SEND THE MONEY AND STUBS FROM CALENDARS TO
DONNA CURR
PO BOX 36
SCENIC, SD 57780

POLICY ADOPTED 01/26/2019