Royalty Round-Up: Congratulations to the newly selected DSRA Royalty Team for 2008. Winners are:
I had not been to the Clubhouse in some time, but usually I've always had a pretty good time and this outing was no different. I felt welcomed from the pleasant greeting at the front door to the welcoming bartender, Nathan, who gave me the run down on there upcoming events and a hearty invite to return. The pageant was an interesting mix co-hosted by Mycha Michelle and Crystal Love. Unfortunately for the organizers the current Miss DSRA, Rita Rogers couldn't attend due to ongoing illness. Our prayers go out Rogers and I was happy to hear the supportive attitude from the membership. Mr. DSRA, John Tyndall was also MIA (missing in action) as announced by Ms. DSRA Janice Walters. We alluded to this possiablity in our 8/25 post citing that there seemed to be irreconcilable differences that would preclude him from participating. I spoke with JT to get the skinny about his decision and he prefaced his comments as "off the record." But from his explanation, I had to decipher that egos and issues are at the root of the problem. Isn't it always? Meanwhile, the evening proceeded with other "hits and misses". Hit: Elizabeth Trailor, D'yor and each contestant were diversely entertaining. Miss: A few audience members had to be chided about there noise level as we struggled to hear the answers during the on stage question of the competition. It was distracting, but I endured. HIT: a bar special of $1.00 Miller Lite Longnecks was a nice value even though the regular prices are hit as well. Miss: It seems to me that the royalty competition field is plagued with a "repeat-recycle syndrome," due to a lack of growth or perhaps participation. I fully understand trying to find committed persons who will be up to the task is a problem all unto itself. However, I applaud the DSRA for having staying power despite the odds and adversities that have come it's way over the years, especially producing it's annual rodeo or maintaining it's club space. I have high hopes and words of encouragement for it's newly installed team which will have to infuse the organization with a public relations campaign, significant fundraising stratergies and if the group is to survive they must create a synergy among the membership with diplomatic leadership. Therefore, if you are looking for a nice change of pace, I challenge all pub crawlers to giddy on up to clubhouse to show your support. Tell em we sent ya!!
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