2013 sheep & cattle final bids were sent out to the BOD today. Thad Fleming is heading a group offering to host the 2013 (and possibly the 2014 & 15) cattle finals in Leeton, Missouri. Given the recent discussions on the future of the USBCHA's involvment in the cattle program and the emergence of the NCA as a potentially competing sanctioning body, the offer for a multi-year host commitment should generate alot of interest.
AND, your District 6 directors (that would Barbara Ray and Lori Cunningham) have put in a bid to bring the 2013 sheep finals back to Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA. We would plan to host the event a few weeks later in the year (early October) in hopes of cooler weather, and also plan to run nursery and open simultaneously, which would result in fewer days, as people expressed concerns that the length of the event in the past was a travel burden.
Looking forward to hearing your input!
PS - Lori is a great District Director and tries hard to keep members informed on current topics of discussion for the Board of Directors, and listens to member input and feedback. I know Geri Byrne (District 1) also has a FB page for communicating with members from that district. That said, both Lori and Geri seem willing to entertain input from members outside their district as well (or at least neither of them seems to delete non-members' comments).