This being my first report since the elections and I want to say that I am honored to be elected as Region 6 Representative. I look forward to serving you in Region 6. First, I’ve selected Laura Cole as the show superintendent for all MHBA sanctioned and/or sponsored shows in the Region. I’ve asked her to coordinate with the respective show personnel and work toward consistency in the rules for each of the shows in the Region. Keeping the playing field level for Region 6 members is a priority. I don’t support rules that put Region 6 members at a disadvantage to members in other regions so, when at all possible, the rules for Region 6 shows will be consistent with the rules in other regions. I anticipate that we will have a schedule completed of all MHBA sanctioned and/or sponsored shows near the end of the year and I will have that schedule posted as soon as possible. Second, Mr. Eward Meier has agreed to serve as a Regional Field Advisor. Ed has spent a lifetime in the cattle industry and is a wealth of information for both the new breeders and more established breeders alike. We are fortunate to have someone with Ed’s character and integrity available to us. I welcome ideals and suggestions so please don’t hesitate to drop me an e-mail if you have any. I think it’s going to be an exciting time for our region and I look froward to working with each of you.