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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dear BPG Members,

It's hard to believe that 2017 is over. It seems to me like it "Only just begun"!

BPG has completed another great year with our number of entries high. The cattle that we walk in the ring with are something we should all be proud of. We continue to make a great impression on visitors that don't know what Beefmasters are! You should be very proud of that.

Our Year End Awards Banquet will be held at Los Vaqueros Restaurant, 2629 North Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 on Monday, January 15, at 6:30. This is the same restaurant we have been using. Please let me know how many of you will be coming so I have a head count for the restaurant. This is our only "Social Event" so try and come and visit with everyone. Share any ideas you might have at our short business meeting. Since we don't show the next morning, we can "PARTY!!" all night!!

The deadline for our International Beefmaster Gala Sale in Houston has passed but we can still take a few more sale entries. Think about some of your older cattle you might need to sell. We want to put "GREAT" photos of the consignments in the catalog and on our website. Remember the saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words". Please send the photos to me so I can get them on the website. Talk the sale up and invite everyone to come and be a part.

Remember, Houston Livestock Show entries and Sale consignment entries are due January 5!

It's time to pay dues for 2018. There is a form on our website and I have also attached one for you to fill out and mail to Linda Hicks. Make sure we have your correct email address. That is our means of communication. Just a reminder, make sure you get your back numbers stamped by Gina Paris to show you have paid your dues.

It's also time to nominate your Show Dam of the Year and Show Sire of the Year. The forms are on the website. Please fill out and mail to Linda Hicks with $100 fee.

Our Annual General Business Meeting will be held during the Houston Livestock Show on Saturday morning, March 3. Time and location are TBA.

HALL OF FAME: If you won a HALL OF FAME award at Houston last year, please be sure and come to the Awards Banquet and receive your trophy. It has been a grueling process, but they will be handed out on Monday, January 15 during banquet. I have attached the list to refresh your memory!

See ya on the end of a lead rope,

Cindy