July 30, 2021
Greetings from the President:
I’m reaching out with a quick update on our entry system. The entry system is working outstanding but there will be a few upcoming changes. As with any software system, there are bound to be glitches on occasion, but our programmer has always been able to correct them quickly. The only current issue we have is the way our slack preference is working.
There has also been some concern regarding nonmembers being in places they don’t belong initially, but that always gets changed after the final day sheets are posted. We want to post the day sheets as soon as possible and for that reason there are changes made after the preliminary day sheets are posted prior to call backs.
Regarding slack preference, slack was designed to be an overflow for performances. We allow preferences in slack but it should never be used over a performance unless that is your only option for a rodeo. We are going to leave slack as a preference but if it’s not backed up with a performance then you will be drawn out of the rodeo if slack is not available. Our committees are who we all answer to and their filling their performances is a priority. This program is designed to get everyone in our rodeos, and with Jamie‘s help there have been very few people turned out in the past. I have had committees and Stock Contractor‘s tell me that slack should not even be a preference until performances are filled. We want to leave slack as a preference but make sure it’s followed by a performance if possible.
Thanks to everyone using the online entry system, it is a great asset to our association. If anyone is nervous about it because they do not know if they are entered correctly or entered at all; please rest assured, that as long as you get a confirmation you are entered and your online entries are being monitored as they come in. On occasion, we have received feedback that the confirmation was found in the contestant’s junk email folder, so that is a good place to check is you are questioning the confirmation.
Happy trails and best of luck this weekend,
PO Box 408
Lindsborg, KS 67456
6199 4 Road
Plains, KS 67869
Sharon Springs, KS
Entries (620) 275-1655
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