We are a non-profit organization dedicated to good clean fun both on and off our horses and mules, promoting fellowship and community service. We do not allow alcoholic or illegal substances at any of the association functions. We also require proof of negative coggins for participation in parades and on trail rides. Contact us at wcratrail@yahoo.com.



Friday, February 4, 2011

WCRA Election Results for 2012

President, Melvin Bates
Vice President, Mel Parkerson
Secretary, Tracy Fasanello
Treasurer, Pat Ammon
Benevolence, Hellen Turner
Activity Director, DeAnn Bates
Directors, Densal Wilson, Skyler Shively, Elmer Oliver, Pete Fasanello, Joe Haggerton and Burt Emerson
Mission Statement

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to good, clean fun both on and off our horses and mules, promoting fellowship and community service.


The organization to be styled and called the WOOD COUNTY RIDINGASSOCIATION is organized for the purpose of combining the interest of those with or without a horse. Also to provide a place where they can meet, from time to time, for fellowship and to conduct good clean programs of recreation and community service as recommended by its members and elected directors.

Section I:
The property and affairs of this association shall be managed and controlled by the elected officials of this association. The elected will include the President, Vice-president, Secretary/Treasurer, Activity director, and Regular directors, all of whom are elected by the membership.

Section II:
The election of said officials shall be held on the 1st Thursday night in January of each year, or soon thereafter, as practical. Such meeting and date is to be designated at the annual membership meeting, and at which time a quorum shall consist of more then 25% of the total membership if in good standing. The elected officials shall serve for one (1) year or until their successors have been elected and inducted into office. An elected officer may hold that position as many terms as the membership votes to keep him/her in that elected post or another elected office.

Section I:
Dues will be $15.00 per family per year and collected at the first official meeting held in January of each year. All monies derived from any source by association members using association facilities or the association name shall be turned over to the Secretary or Treasurer to be deposited into the general fund for the association.

Section II:
A member must be on the association membership roll sixty (60) days and in good standing, prior to voting on any matters, or in the election of any officials of this organization. After meeting the above voting requirements, any member, regardless of age, will be eligible to vote on any and all association matters. All members shall be notified thirty (30) days in advance of the annual membership meeting.

Section I:
Association colors for parades and rodeos are as follows: white hat, white long-sleeved western shirt, blue bandana, blue denim jeans, and boots. Club chaps are to be worn when presenting the Flags of the United States, of Texas and the association.

Section II:
Alcoholic beverages and/or illegal substances will not be tolerated. Any violator will be asked to leave and the violator’s name will be removed from the association roll. The individual may be reinstated for a probationary period, if the grievance committee recommends the individual to the board of directors.

Section III:
Members shall conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on the association standards while participating in association functions and/or programs. In the event misconduct should arise, the board of directors shall have the power to suspend the party or parties involved until a grievance committee can be appointed to determine if there is cause to suspend or remove party or parties involved. The President, Secretary and Treasurer shall not be appointed to the grievance committee.

Any additions and/or deletion from the by-laws of this association must be brought before the membership as a motion and for a thirty (30) day review period. At the end of the thirty day period, the addition or deletion will be voted upon by a majority of the membership. Approval must be by a majority vote of the members present.

As of May 1, 1997, members will be required to present Negative Coggins results, signed by a licensed veterinarian each year. If you do not have proof of each animal’s negative coggins, you will not be allowed to participate in equine events with the Association until the proper results have been approved by one or more of the association’s elected officials. A copy of the Coggins papers must be submitted to the Secretary or Treasurer for placement in the Association log book.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mission Statement

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to good clean fun both on and off our horses and mules, promoting fellowship and community service. Contact us for more information at wcratrail@yahoo.com, we look forward to hearing from you.