In the BeginningNewspaper Articles from a variety of area papers document the beginnings of the Black Hawk Creek Saddle Club
1968: TO FORM SADDLE CLUB
HUDSON (CNS) - A meeting to form a saddle club has been scheduled for 8 pm Wednesday(January 31, 1968) in the Hudson Town Hall. The agenda will include election of officers and payment of dues. All interested persons are invited to attend.
Saddle Club Formed
(Monday February 5, 1968 Courier)
HUDSON (CNS) - Officers of the newly-formed Black Hawk Saddle Club here include three Waterloo persons: Clifford Strein, president, Wayne Westcott, vice president and Patricia Westcott, secretary: and Marilyn Bolin of Cedar Falls, treasurer. Board members elected for two-years are Don Brandhorst, Norb Exman, and Don Frost, all of Hudson. Those elected for one-year terms are Bob Mowery of Hudson; and Keith Hansen of Cedar Falls. Interested persons may join by mailing dues to Marilyn Bolin, 415 West 15th St., Cedar Falls. Dues are $2 for persons older than 13 and $1 for those 8-13 years old.
Saddle Club Newly Formed
The Black Hawk Saddle Club was formed Wednesday night at the Hudson Town Hall for riders from 8 years of age on up. The new club will meet monthly. Planned activities include trail breaking along Black Hawk Creek and fun shows in the summer. Officers elected were Clifford Strein, president; Wayne Westcott, vice-president; Patricia Wescott secretary; all of rural Waterloo and Marilyn Bolin of Cedar Falls, treasurer. Board members elected for two-years are Don Brandhorst, Norb Exman, and Don Frost, all of Hudson. Those elected for one-year terms are Bob Mowery, Hudson; and Keith Hansen, Cedar Falls. All interested persons are urged to mail their membership dues to Marilyn Bolin, 415 West 15th St., Cedar Falls, in return for a membership card. Dues are $1 for ages 8 to 12 and $2 for ages 13 and up.
Black Hawk Club
This spring the Black Hawk Saddle Club of Hudson, Iowa was formed. There are now 86 members from Hudson, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and Reinbeck. Plans for the year include monthly meetings, trail rides, and fun shows. One special event of the summer will be a Kid Show for children 12 and under. Another club project is to build an arena at the Silver Spur Ranch at Hudson. The majority of the club's summer activities will be held there. Patricia Westcott – Secretary
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