There are several new events to report on as a result of our Spring Fling at Macon and our most recent meeting of the Board of Directors.
Fund raising is a constant and necessary to all organizations and is particularly urgent for small groups such as ours. We held a very successful ‘Fun Auction’ at our get together bringing in close to $2000.00. This is a great boost to our bottom line but the more the better.
The Board of Director’s has decided to produce a new T-Shirt which will include advertising from our members or other enthusiasts. The back of the shirt will include a large center ad surrounded by 12 small approximately business card size ads with a brand or logo and one line of text.
FROM THE OFFICE: WWA is taking bids on a picture of an animal with two line text to go on the back of new t-shirts. These bids will begin at $205. Also, there will be approximately 12 ads/ brands with one line text sold for $30 a piece to go around the picture on the back of the t-shirt.
Bids for the picture have to turned in to Robin Hancock, Registrar, by June 15. Ads/Brands Graphics have to be e-mailed to Robin by July 1. T-shirts will cost $15, $12 for hats and $10 for bag. Robin’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number is 254-797-3032.
Please help us get the word around and tell your family, friends and neighbors as they do not have to be a WWA member to put an ad/brand on the back of the shirt.
Now let’s get these bids rolling to have your animal on this t-shirt as only one will go on the t-shirt back. Also, place your ads/brands on these new t-shirts. Space will be limited. While you are doing this, remember to order your t-shirts for yourself, workers, family, friends and for gifts for Christmas or Birthdays.
Spring is finally here, at least for most of us. In celebration the World Watusi Association is sponsoring our annual ‘Spring Fling’ in conjunction with the Lolli Bros. Exotic Animal Sale (www.lollibros.com) in Macon, Missouri. This get-together will be held at the Comfort Inn at 7:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. All are welcome. Come for the great food, the conversation, the stories (true and exaggerated) with fellow watusi enthusiasts. As part of our gathering we will once again hold our ‘fun auction’ of donated items, the proceeds of which go directly to the Association. Bring your wallet, grease your arm so that it can be raised quickly and often…bring a donation if you can. We never know exactly what will be available but the items that we are already aware of include a Western Belt and spice mix donated by Flint Feed, of Steelville, Missouri; a 2 gallon sprayer donated by Meeks Lumber Company; a tanned alligator hide sent by Don Morgan, Florida; a 50 pound bag of minerals donated by D&D Feed of Nixa, Missouri; an original art display made by Missouri Artist Bill Langley (photo attached) we can accept proxy bids if you can not attend; a hand carved set of ebony wood figural African candlesticks and molded watusi bull figurine from Liar’s Lake, Missouri; plush stuffed watusi from Judd Watusi, Kentucky; a candle from Cowboy Corral, Spokane, Missouri; a jug of cattle wormer donated by Nixa Hardware, Nixa, Missouri; 2 gallons of cattle spray from Tractor Supply and more items to come.
The WWA Board would like to ask you to think Spring and remember our upcoming Spring Fling Wednesday April 8th at 7 pm, Comfort Inn Meeting Room at Macon, MO. We will have a wonderful catered meal together, enjoy some good company, have unique watusi/exotic/African items for our fun auction (donations gladly accepted) and have our board members and registrar available for forms/questions. Wednesday and Thursday of this April’s Lolli Brothers Auction (watusi sell on Thursday and we will be there as well) would be a great time for asking questions and getting your paperwork in order.
Also, the WWA is going to have a fund raiser to sell t-shirts. The board will be selling ads/logos for back of shirt, auction sleeve spot, and take bids on the main spot for next year. These bids and selling of ads will take place at the April meeting discussed above.
If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail to me at email@example.com or send to WWA.
Thanks for your quick response to this request. Hope to see you in the Spring!!
The World Watusi Association would like to express our condolences to the friends and family of the well known rock and roll artist Joe Cocker. Those of us in our ‘twilight years’ knew Joe from his music and Woodstock from our teens, but more recently we at the WWA knew him and his wife Pam as lifetime members of the World Watusi Association. Joe and Pam owned and operated the Mad Dog Ranch in Crawford, Nebraska. The Mad Dog bloodlines and logo appear in much of the WWA lore. Joe was 70 years old and had been battling cancer for some time. He will be missed.
WWA Spring Fling will be celebrated at Lolli Brothers April 2015 sale. Will have a fun time of ‘survival’ stories of the Winter, good food, lots of watusi talk, WWA items, a fun auction and more on Wednesday evening April 8th at 7 pm at the Macon Comfort Inn meeting room. Registrar, board members and forms will all be there so would be a great time to ask anything and get paperwork updated. This will be the evening before the watusi sale on Thursday. Save the date and plan to attend if you can. Details to come as the date draws near. Motel rooms are already filling up so make your reservations now if you think you can join us.
Make certain to submit photos and information to the sale office firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the catalog. check through those closets and barns for any articles that you might like to donate to our ‘fun auction’ the proceeds of which go to the association.Macon Comfort Inn
The results of the 2014 general membership election of board members resulted in Benton Ellis of Dallas, Texas; Jefferson Voss of Oakland, Florida and Cindi Darling of Sparta, Missouri being re-elected for three year terms. We want to thank all of our members who voted and all of the candidates who participated. We also want to encourage any members who would like to be considered for the Board to make their wishes known. There will be three positions available again in 2015.
In addition to the elected positions the Board of Directors voted to fill the vacated positions on the board for the remainder of the terms of Derrick Passey and Rodney Barnhart. We want to thank these two for their service and will miss them. Garett Judd of Edmunton, KY has been appointed to serve the one year remaining of Rodney’s term and Tom Ward of Norman, OK for the remaining two years of Derrick’s term.
Last, but certainly not least the new President for the 2014-2015 term is Pat Burnett of Wills Point, TX; Vice-President is Jeff Voss of Oakland, FL; Secretary is Pam Jackson of Water Valley, KY and Treasurer is Joy Rider of Highlandville, MO. We look forward to a productive year with these fine people at the helm. We also want to give a hearty thank you to Vernon Base and Richard Jackson for their great service.
It is that time of year again. The World Watusi Association will hold its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Lolli Bros. Exotic Animal sale in Macon, Missouri.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday evening September 24th at 7:00 PM. The location will be at Diner 54, 2015 North Missouri Street, Macon, MO. The Diner is located just north of the Comfort Inn. The Diner phone number is :660-395-5454
This is the time to meet and great with our fellow Watusi enthusiasts. See you there.
The World Watusi Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of African Ankole- Watusi cattle.