Welcome To The Round-Up
General Chairman Audie Archer
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Welcome to the 62nd Annual Mother Lode Round-up PRCA Rodeo. It is an honor to be this year’s General Chairman. As the old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a village to continue this wonderful tradition of Rodeo each year. Throughout the year our Posse men and their wives work diligently with our community to make our Round-Up weekend a success. This could not happen without the continued support of our local businesses and the great people of Tuolumne County. Your generosity of time, sponsorships and love for western heritage makes this all possible.
As we celebrate our 62nd year, I would like to extend a special thank you to our local law enforcement, our sheriff, Bill Pooley, the Tuolumne County administration, as well as the City of Sonora for their continued support of this tradition and understanding its value to our community. I tip my hat to you all.
A little history about the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse: It was organized in 1948 as a community support and volunteer organization to promote our western heritage and agriculture community.
We are a working posse and continue to support our youth in many ways throughout the year. We provide high schoolers with scholarships for college. We support our local 4-H and Future Farmers of America at the Mother Lode Fair each year. Our arena, which is located off of Rawhide Road at the Tuolumne County Sheriff Posse Grounds provides a spot for junior rodeos, high school rodeos and other youth and adult events. We are hoping to add more events this coming year, so keep an eye out.
Lastly, I would like to wish all of the mothers out there in the stands and behind the scenes a very Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for spending your special weekend with us here at the Mother Lode Round-Up.
And to the wonderful moms in my life: my mom, Connie, my wife, Sandy, and my daughters Cindy and Alisha, Happy Mother’s Day. I love you and thank you for all of your support.
The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse wishes you a fun and safe rodeo weekend!
Now let’s RODEO!!!
General Chairman Mother Lode Round-Up
Past Mother Lode Round-Up General Chairmen: 2018 – 2014 Al O’Brien
2013 – Tim Orpurt, 2011 – Jim Earll, 2010 & 2011 – John Egger, 2006 – 2003 Al O’Brien,
2002 – Ty Wivell