NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AGRA MEMBERSHIP DUES

The AGRA Membership Year is from March through February of the next year.   All current memberships (for 2020) will end February 28, 2021.  Currently dues for a regular membership are $25.00, and for a champion membership, dues are $150.00.

In consideration of the current pandemic situation and financial hardships that many are dealing with, the following changes are effective immediately.

Revised Membership Dues

  1. All current memberships are extended through March 31, 2021.
  2. Dues for a regular membership (for 2021) – April 2021 through February 2022 are reduced to $15.00 if the membership application and dues payment are received by April 1, 2021.
  3. Dues for a champion membership (for 2021) – April 2021 through February 2022 are reduced to $75.00 if the membership application and dues payment are received by April 1, 2021.
  4. Dues for new memberships (for 2021) – March 2021 through February 2022 are $15.00 for a regular membership and $75.00 for a champion membership.
  5. Completed membership applications are required.

You may complete the membership application and pay the appropriate dues with a credit or debit card on line at www.agra-phx.com.

The normal $1.00 processing fee for each credit card transaction is waived indefinitely.

Although current memberships are extended through March 2021, we encourage you to renew your membership for 2021 as soon as possible.

If you are able and would like to make a donation, please use the PayPal Donate link below:

Photography Book/Magazine Fundraiser

JM Morrison is a Phoenix based Photographer working in the landscape and wildlife photography. Many us know him as our very own Miss AGRA 2020/21, Celeste Powers! They are generously donating the profits from the sale of their photography magazines and books to AGRA! Please visit the links below to to view samples and place your orders!

A Letter Regarding the 2021 Arizona Gay Rodeo

October 25, 2020

With deep regret, the AGRA Board of Directors and Rodeo Directors have voted to cancel the 2021 Arizona Gay Rodeo that was scheduled for February 12-14, 2021.

This was not an easy decision. However, with the expected surge in COVID-19 cases, social distancing, concern for the safety and health of all, and with an abundance of caution, the decision was made.

We will look forward to seeing everyone at our 2022 Arizona Gay Rodeo.

Sincerely,
Ron Trusley
AGRA President / Rodeo Director

AGRA Creates New Diversity Initiative

Arizona Gay Rodeo Association unveiled a new “Diversity in AGRA & The Rodeo” feature on our website today. This new initiative will focus on telling past and presents member’s stories about diversity and inclusivity in the world of gay rodeo.

From it’s founding, AGRA has been an open and welcoming space for all regardless of sex, gender, physical handicap, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Annual Corporation Meeting & Member of the Year Nominations

Attention all 2019 AGRA members,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, government restrictions, and health and safety guidelines, we are unable to hold the 2019 Annual Corporation Meeting in person.    

Annual Corporation Meeting date/time:

Saturday- August 29, 2020 @ 7:00pm

  • We will use ZOOM as our video conferencing platform.    
  • The link and call-in numbers will be sent out after you RSVP 
  • You may join by audio only or with video using the ZOOM link.
  • If you need assistance using Zoom, please contact Mark Boyd: mark@markalanboyd.com

RSVP

Please confirm your attendance by Monday, August 17, 2020 via email to agrasecretary2UPADTE020@gmail.com

2019 Member of the Year Nominations

If you would like to nominate a 2019 member for this award, please send an email to AGRA President Ron Trusley at rtrusley@cox.net.     

Your nomination must include:

  1. Name of the nominee
  2. Reason for nomination

***Nominations are due by: Thursday 08/20/20.

UPDATE 08/21/2020: Member of the nominations are now closed.

2019 Member of the Year Voting

A ballot (with all nominee information) will be sent by Sunday 08/20/20 to all members who RSVP to confirm their plans to attend the Annual Corporation Meeting. Members should vote and return ballots to Ron Trusley at rtrusley@cox.net no later than Thursday 08/27/20.

Prize Drawings 

Several drawings for prizes will be done during the Annual Corporation Meeting. Only the names of members who RSVP and are confirmed as present at the Annual Corporation Meeting will be entered into these drawings.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I look forward to “seeing” you at the Annual Corporation Meeting.

Thank you,

Shannon McKenzie Perkins 
AGRA Secretary