NEWS

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YES, IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

Please consider serving BCHMO on the State level as an Officer or on the Board of Directors. If you are not quite ready to commit to an elected position, then please consider supporting the organization by serving on one of the State Committees: Education/Expansion, Publications/Promotions, Public Lands, and Service

BCHMO is counting on YOU to continue the mission to “Keep Trails Open for All!”
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Back Country Horsemen of Missouri is issuing a call for nominations for the Annual Membership Meeting, to be held November 4, 2017.

The following positions will be open for election:

Board Member Position #1 – Three (3) year term (2018-2020)
Board Member Position #2 – Three (3) year term (2018-2020)
Board Member Position #3 – Three (3) year term (2018-2020)
Board Member Position #4 – Completion of Three (3) year term (2016-2018)

President – One (1) year term (2018)
Vice President – One (1) year term (2018)
Treasurer – One (1) year term (2018)
Secretary – One (1) year term (2018)

Individuals interested in running or nominating an individual to run, please submit name and resume to the following members of the Nominations Committee by October 4, 2017:

John Turner turnerjd80@gmail.com

Sherry Copeland scopeland@msimo.com

Becki Krueger mules4me59@gmail.com

John Stewart sgluefarm@gmail.com

Larry Dishman lpdishman2002@yahoo.com

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MDC works with partners to open multi-use trails at Gist Ranch CA

The multi-use trails will welcome horseback riders, bicyclists and hikers.

SUMMERSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Back County Horsemen of Missouri (BCHMO), and the Summersville Saddle Club announce the opening of nearly 12 miles of multi-use trails located on the Gist Ranch Conservation Area (CA).  This CA is located in Texas County just northwest of Summersville off Highway 17.

Travis Mills, Resource Forester with MDC, and his work team, as time allowed, spent the past year enhancing an existing trail network as multi use trails.

“We are happy to provide this recreational opportunity to a wide group of the public including horseback riders, bicyclists, and hikers,” Mills said.

MDC welcomes volunteer help to maintain the trails, which will allow MDC employees to accomplish other work. Therefore, a partnership has developed between the Summersville Saddle Club and the MDC.  Ronnie Harper, president of the Saddle Club, says the club is looking forward to “a lasting relationship with MDC” and that they will appreciate the opportunity to have trails close to home.

“I’m pleased to see these multi-use trails developed, and to have played a part with getting these organizations together to create a long-term partnership,” said John Turner a representative of BCHMO.

More information about Gist Ranch CA can be found at mdc.mo.gov

BCHMO OFFERING LEAVE NO TRACE AWARENESS TRAINER COURSE

Are you interested in teaching Leave No Trace (LNT) Awareness Workshops to the public to learn, practice, and promote Leave No Trace?  To be eligible to conduct the Awareness Workshops you must attend the LNT trainer course. Contact Master LNT Trainers Darrel and Robin Vaughan for availability and details. This training is being offered to BCHMO members for a reduced fee by having participants provide their own food and sleeping arrangements. Minimum student numbers are necessary to hold the class. Class can be offered to other organizations as well.  
Each course has a minimum and maximum number of students. Please email Robin at: vfarms88@gmail.com for more information or if you are interested in requesting a training class. 

AmazonSmile for BCHMO

Do you shop online on occasion or on a regular basis?  If so, Back Country Horsemen of Missouri (BCHMO) has registered with AmazonSmile so that your online purchases can help support our organization.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BCHMO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com.  The  difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to BCHMO, a eligible 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Follow the instructions below to select BCHMO when shopping on AmazonSmile.

1)   https://smile.amazon.com

2)  Select Charity – you can change what automatically appears to:

3)  Back Country Horsemen Of Missouri Inc. (case sensitive )

4)  Order as usual and 0.5% will be donated to us!  (To test, you do not have to place an order, just select a charity.