Holliday Greetings and update from the SPBC President

I would like to start by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Our club has accomplished a lot in the past year; our warm season grass plugs that were planted last year at this time are doing amazingly well.

Our pole barn is 90% complete and we are in the process of adding sheet steel siding that was donated by a friend of one of our club members. We are also in the process of completing the electrical hook up.

Many thanks to all those that purchased a commemorative brick for our walkway, and a special thanks to Lou Racick for doing all the work to get the walkway pavers installed.

Our fall season has had several very fun and successful events, our fun hunt and hunt test were well orchestrated and were money makers for the club. SALT day was also a fun event that brought a lot of folks from the outside in to visit and learn about our club.

We still have one remaining event scheduled for this year which is our field trial event to be held December 14-16 at H. Cooper Black in South Carolina. Please try to come out and see what all the excitement is about.

Once the holidays have passed, our club is looking forward to holding another Wounded Warrior event on Saturday, January, 26, 2013.

We have our spring fun hunt scheduled for February, 24, 2013, and our Hunt Test scheduled on March 9 and 10, 2013.

Once the March hunt test is over, our spring and summer will be filled with needs. We will be scheduling dates for controlled burns, followed by planting of annual crops, and the the big task of spraying herbicides on the unwanted weeds that hinder the warm season grasses from flourishing.

All of the proceeds from the walkway, fun hunts, field trial, and hunt test will go toward the purchase of a new/ good used tractor. I hope all our members will fully support all our fund raising efforts so we can purchase this piece of equipment sooner than later. Without a dependable tractor we cannot maintain and improve the training grounds as we go forward.

Have a safe Holliday season.