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NJJ
Reg. Jul 2006
Posted 2019-05-20 9:59 AM (#7429426 - in reply to #7429165)
Subject: RE: Getting people to help at jackpots


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Delta Cowgirl - 2019-05-15 3:54 PM


Katielovestbs - 2019-05-15 3:39 PM


I would get in touch with your local 4h clubs! Our 4h girls always help out at the jackpots. It qualifies as a volunteer event, and helps gives them projects and responsibilities. 



I think this is a great idea -- if you have an active local 4-H club.  I'd up the office charge in order to make a donation to the 4-H club to help support their activities -- and let folks know why the office charge increased, i.e. to assure the jackpot has workers and to donate to a good cause!   When I was managing/producing breed shows I hired ag students from a local college -- I contacted a professor there and let him know I needed hired help and they would be paid; would get to meet many equine professionals, and get a free lunch and should dress 'western' -- jeans, long-sleeved shirt and hat.  I ended up with four students who stayed with me for the duration of my time producing shows - they were awesome.  Participants loved them - as they got to know these kids over time and our shows ran so much faster and so smooth.....  win-win for students, participants and me :)  I treated them very professionally -- we had 'training' so they knew they jobs / expectations. 


 


 


^^^ THIS .... we put on team penning/sorting events for two years. I paid my workers (announcers/flagger). For other jobs (gate, changing cattle, etc) when available, I hired 4-H kids. I also let them run an eat stand and sell 50/50 raffles to make money for their clubs. Most times, those who won the raffle donated the money back to the club.

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JcNhEmI
Reg. Apr 2009
Posted 2019-05-20 2:41 PM (#7429457 - in reply to #7429135)
Subject: RE: Getting people to help at jackpots



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Our little local club puts all the members in a hat and draws for 3 barrel setters, then you are suppose to set at the next race. 

I do know some people, myself included, don't get a membership so they're not in the pool to draw from. I don't go to enough to make it worth buying a membership. 

I'm not sure if they're still doing that this year or not, I also don't know how it worked last year. I do know some people go drawn more than others. 

You could try that or if you don't help at X amount of races you're not eligible for year end awards. .

I also knew a kid who needed community service hours so I told him I'd sign him time for it if he would set barrels. he did quite a few races to get his hours. 

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euchee
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2019-05-20 10:30 PM (#7429487 - in reply to #7429135)
Subject: RE: Getting people to help at jackpots



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One of the reasons that I quit the NBHA's was because we put on team ropings for 20+ years.  I worked enough at those that I really just wanted to go somewhere that I couild compete and have a good time and relax, not have to work more.  We paid on average 6 people at our ropings.  Hire outside people to set barrels, work gates and announce.  Expecting people to work for free when they are there to relax/compete and have a good time isn't reasonable.  Charge the extra money to pay for the help.  

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Reg. Jul 2014
Posted 2019-05-21 12:12 AM (#7429491 - in reply to #7429135)
Subject: RE: Getting people to help at jackpots


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At several of our jackpot shows we have around here we have a sign up sheet for people to work the gate & for which class, who's gonna set barrels & for which class......they get to chose the barrel they want to set. We put the names in a drawing & 2 people get a free open entry fee at the next show.  This way not one person is setting a barrel the entire show. It makes it a lot nicer & we get a lot of volunteers that way & they get their name in for a free open entry. 

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