Welcome from Illinois! It's always great to see new members, especially those that choose to take part in our forum activities. And another midwesterner too! The midwestern states sure seem to be a hotbed for CMHR members.
No problem KayKay, I just wanted to introduce myself to other members.
My name is Corinne, my hubby and I own MeadowRidge Farm which is located in northeast Wisconsin. I hate this cold and snow ..but other then that I really do love it up here! I have had horses for the past 45 years,(OK, now my age is REALLY starting to show here!! I'm really not THAT old..
) We now have 28 minis, which includes the 3 mini donks, Arabians, and a Saddlebred, who is our 5 gaited champion here on the farm. I have in the past been involved with rescue work, and I also do vet. clinics with my vet every spring, involving 4-H and any other equine interest groups. I am willing to help out in any way that I can with CMHR, I think the work and dedication that CMHR does is great! I will be going to a Horse Fair, in April to promote minis, and I was thinking about also doing some promotional work for CMHR, at my booth. Does anyone have any ideas they can share with me? PLEASE!!!!
I know that there are ideas and Cathy and Kay have done lots of promotional things. Cathy set up a display that had CMHR informational handouts like our brochures that she put in high traffic areas (with show approval) and used banners that she managed to get displayed when she sponsored classes. So just putting up a display like a poster with a few pictures of rescued horses shown on it (there is a post with Nell's pictures that you may be able to use, and Ginny and the others may have some pistures along with the CMHR web site) would be of benefit.
Also, see if you can get a CMHR cookbook to display, and print out ordering information for it. Also, get yourself a CMHR T-shirt to display as well (or wear it) and info on how to order that as well. (I don't know if you can get these items sent to you on a "consignment" type deal or not... You may want to email Kay to discuss that with her. We have had some issues with "consignment" type of situations in the past, so are very cautious about it.)
And thanks for thinking of CMHR when you are there!