Updates from your CYRA President -

DAY SHEETS and ORDER OF EVENTS have been posted for Yates Center.

Coming up this weekend we will be in Yates Center, Kansas.  Due to the heat advisories we will be starting both the Saturday and Sunday performance at 8:00 am, hoping we can "Beat the Heat"!  Fees will need to be paid by 8:00 am each day.  With the changes in start times, we will be having our Church Service on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm located in the Yates Center "Community" Building.  It is located right off of 75 Highway just to the east of the arena.  Prior to Church Service CYRA will be providing meat for a Picnic in the Community Building, hoping all our contestants, families, and friends will all bring a side dish and join us.  The Picnic will start at 6:00 pm.  Thank You to one of our CYRA Families for donating the meat for this event.  Plan to bring your side dish and come cool off in the air conditioning at our picnic.  Drinks and table service will be provided.

The Yates Center swimming pool is open from 1-6pm on Saturday and some of our youth are going to go for a splash after the rodeo.  The cost to get into the swimming pool is Ages 12 & Over - $1.50; Ages 4-11 - $1.00; and Ages 3 & Under - Free.  Be sure to pack your swimsuit and meet at the pool to help cool off from a fun day at the Rodeo, before coming to the picnic and Saturday evening Church service.

With the addition of the Yates Center rodeo, there will be a total of 24 rodeo's for our 2015 season.  Remember you must participate in 1/3 of the rodeos, which would be "8" to qualify for our Finals, as well as be a member in good standing.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of our Board Members.

2015 Adult Board:
President - Chad Newell
Vice-President - Doug Reser
Secretary - Stephanie Newell
Treasurer/Points Secretary - Stacie Adams
Board Director - Chris Dame
Board Director - Carl Hines
Board Director - Travis Long
Rodeo Chaplain - Chad Chambers

2015 Youth Board:
President - Shanie Adams
Vice-President - Jake Joeckel
Secretary - Brayden Dame
Treasurer - Kassie Adams
Youth Director - Donny Dame
Youth Director - Colby Hines

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please be sure to contact one of your board members. Don't forget monthly meetings will be on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are open to the public.  Meetings will be held at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, 109 East 2nd Street, Ottawa,KS. Please check the website if location needs to be changed it will be noted here.
Our CYRA Rulebook has been updated. Be sure to read through this as some rule changes have been made. It is your responsibility as a member to know and understand the CYRA Rules.

FUNDRAISERS for 2014-2015:
In 2014-15 the fundraising requirement to qualify as a member in good standing in our Association has changed.  This fundraising requirement will be equal for all members no matter where you live and it will generate more funds for the Association needed for rodeo expenses, crisis funds, year end awards, etc.  This year's fundraiser will include the sale of tickets for a Utility Vehicle.  (exp. Gator, Polaris, etc.).  The board is currently working on the details and purchase of the utility vehicle.  We will plan to have more specific information on the actual vehicle being used in the fundraiser and your fundraising packets available to be picked up at our Emporia Rodeo, Oct. 25/26, 2014. 
Each member will be required to sell 50 tickets at $5.00/each.  The first half of your ticket money must be turned in by January 1, 2015, and the second half of your ticket money will be due by May 1, 2015.  
If you have any questions please feel free to contact a board member or Fundraiser Committee Chairman – Stephanie Newell.
2015 Fundraiser Packet - this link will provide you with fundraiser information.

Rule Book and Ammendments - Be sure to take time to read our rule book that is posted on this website. There may be rule ammendments made as necessary that are approved by the Board. It is your responsibility as a member to know the rules of our organization.