Tuesday, 2 September 2014

NW: Oregon 100/PacNorth Benefit

The Oregon 100/PacNorth Benefit will be held on September 20 2014.

Donations needed! 

Dear PacNorth members, riders, and friends~

I'm asking each of you who have benefited from, may benefit from, or just want to contribute to the funds raised by the Oregon 100 endurance ride each year, to help with getting awards donated for this year's ride, 9/20 in Brothers Oregon A personal request to a contact you know is much more effective than any form letter I send. As a benefit ride, the more donated items I get, the less I spend and the more we have to turn over to Pac North. I need your help!

We're looking for new, quality goods that endurance riders like and use.  Would you each ask your favorite tack dealer or vendor for a donation of something that will lead to supporting PacNorth efforts? We need 1st place, BC and high vet score awards for each of the 4 distances (25, 50, 75 and 100). Past items have included biothane goods, sets of leg wraps, gift 
certificates to tack catalogs and services, ice boots, halter/leads, blankets/sheets, riding apparel -- shirts, tights, jackets (sizing needs to be flexible), supplements popular with endurance riders, Ulcerguard, ride entries, wine, hay bags, buckets, and other wonderful items. If I get a bounty of goods, I will combine some of the smaller items into one award. This ride benefits completely from the generous donations of time and goods from many in our endurance community. We welcome any sponsored awards for your favorite breed, too.
Please forward this to any others who you think may be interested in helping us out and apologies if you receive multiple copies of this. Any questions can be directed to me. 
PacNorth is a 501 3c non-profit and we can provide a tax letter for any donation. 

The Oregon 100 is promoted as a PacNorth fundraiser, and we wanted to be sure riders know just what the PacNorth is and what the money is used for.

Established as a not-for-profit organization, PacNorth helps provide funding for regional, national and international endurance championships. As an example, a North American Zone Team Challenge was held in Kentucky in 2009. PacNorth sent a team of six riders, and the funds raised at the Oregon 100 were used to pay for the team chef and the team vets to attend the event. Dewayne Brown was sponsored this past year in Florida at the North American Zone Team Challenge. PacNorth also tries to give back to the riders that support the PacNorth fundraiser by sponsoring speakers for the PNER convention.

If you are a member of AERC and AERC-I you are automatically a member of PacNorth. You do not need to compete internationally to be a member. PacNorth holds an annual meeting during the PNER convention, and any member can attend and have input into the organization. We hope all of you attend, and we thank you for your support of the Oregon 100. Enjoy the ride!

We also of course need volunteers. Please contact Carol Giles if you can help out. NO experience necessary! It’s a great way to learn, meet people, and have a great time in the desert. Thanks!

Many thanks,
Carlene Benson
OR100/ Pac North
545 Leslie St. SE,
Salem, OR 97301

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