Blackhorse E-News – January, 2012

TROOPER DOWN

We learned recently of the passing of another of our finest. James Hill, an active member and supporter of the Blackhorse Regiment Cavalry Motorcycles (BHRCM) and the association, joined his brothers at Fiddler’s Green. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Hill family and the entire BHRCM family. Rest easy Brother.

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ADDRESS CHANGE FOR THE BLACKHORSE ASSOCIATION, INC

Effective 1 January 2012 our official mailing address is:

The Blackhorse Association, Inc.

P.O. Box 223

Hemphill, Texas 75948-0223

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2012 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS

Applications for 2012 Blackhorse Scholarships must reach Dir. of Scholarships, Colonel (Ret) Bob Hurt no later than 1 April 2012.

New applicants should follow the guidelines on our website found by clicking on this link.

For those previous recipients, your application process is somewhat streamlined. You must apply by letter with a letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor and a copy of your most recent transcript.

All requirements and appropriate mailing addresses and contact info is provided on our website here.

Once you apply, it is imperative that you maintain a serviceable email address throughout the application, award and payment process.

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2012 -2013 Association Officer and Director Nominations

The nominating committee, headed by Tom Smart, forwards the following nominations for your consideration. Nominations from the membership are encouraged and welcomed. The slate, with all nominees, will be presented to the general membership on June 9, 2012 at the Williamsburg Blackhorse Family Reunion for selection.

Nominees:

President – Glenn Snodgrass

Vice President – Jim Tankovich

Secretary – Charley Watkins

Treasurer – M. Crystal Kruger

Dir. of Memberships – Gene Johnson

Dir. of Fundraising – Don Wicks

Dir. of Communications – Randal Ponder

Dir. of Scholarships – Bob Hurt

Dir. at Large – Glenn Allardyce

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American Legion Newport Harbor Post
7th Annual Hoedown Fund-Raiser

Steve Spriggs and the members of Post 291 have been faithful in providing scholarship donations to the association. Post 291 is one of our three leading annual donors. The 7th Annual Hoedown Fund-Raiser is scheduled for March 3, 2012 at their beautiful harbor facility in Newport Beach, California. See the flyer here and if you are in the area, please plan on supporting Post 291 in this most noble cause. Thanks Steve and all members of Post 291. Allons!

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2012 WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA REUNION

Glenn Snodgrass and his great crew have planned an interesting reunion during the period June 7 – 10, 2012. Please register early so the planners can insure our meetings and banquet halls are of adequate size to accommodate the various events. Our attendance numbers are growing each year and we need good estimates of attendance in order to insure we do not over commit for the various event venues. It is also recommended that you reserve your hotel room early. The hotel has a very satisfactory cancellation policy. More detailed reunion information is posted at www.blackhorse.com. Notice—- that is ".com". The same information may be found on our website at the Programs/Reunion Link at www.blackhorse.org.

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BLACKHORSE NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

ELECTRONICALLY VIA E-NEWS

The Blackhorse Newsletter, published and mailed twice annually is now available through our Blackhorse E-News medium. Significant cost savings will accrue by reducing printing and mailing costs. Currently, our greatest operating expense is in the area of printing and mailing the newsletter.

Please take this opportunity to elect to receive your Blackhorse Newsletter electronically by going to our website at www.blackhorse.org and clicking the "Blackhorse Newsletter & E-News" link. Scroll down to the area where it asks for your name and email address. Hit "Send Request" and we will take care of insuring you receive your newsletter while accurately maintaining your physical address in the database.

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BLACKHORSE STORE

The Blackhorse Store is open 24/7 at www.blackhorsestore.org. Shop often.

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Blackhorse Breaking News !!!!!!

A memorial dedication is being planned at Fort Benning for Rodney Yano, one of our
three Medal of Honor awardees.
Gen. Doc Bahnsen will head our contingent. All are invited. We will publish a special Blackhorse E-News with all details within the next two weeks.

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HAPPY 2012 TO ALL FROM YOUR OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:

ALLONS!
and
BLACKHORSE FOREVER!