The International Gay Rodeo Association is pleased to announce the selection of two individuals as Grand Marshals for the Second Annual International Gay Rodeo Finals. Linn Copeland, Chairperson of the IGRA Board of Trustees, and Wayne Jakino, Immediate Past President of the IGRA
Linn Copeland is currently the Trustee representing the Kansas Gay Rodeo Association and owner of Our Fantasy and the Fantasy South forty. Linn has served on the IGRA Board as the founding trustee from KGRA and was the first woman to serve on the IGRA Board of Directors as an elected member. She has been instrumental in the adoption of numerous new policies and her mild manner has endured the heavy politics involved in an association of this magnitude. She is always there to help, ;regardless of the job and the heartfelt thanks of all the IGRA and its members is ;extended to her for her dedication.
Linn Copland in our Hall of Fame
Wayne Jakino, founding President of CCGRA and founding President of IGRA, has obviously been instrumental in the formulation of the International Association. He has additionally been the forefront of several organizations during their formation - Oklahoma, Arizona, Louisiana, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri-just to name a few. Affectionately referred to as our "has been" President, he has continued to work as hard (if not harder) for IGRA since his terms as President of the IGRA were completed than he did while in office. When not working diligently for the IGRA, Wayne is the owner and manager of Charlie's in Denver.
Wayne Jakino in our Hall of Fame
Dena Kaye and Sandy Emberland
We are honored to announce that Dena Kaye (pictured) and Sandy Emberland are the SSGRA Grand Marshals of the 1988 IGRA Finals Rodeo. Dena Kaye is a 5 ft., 100 lb. package of energy and talent. At only 33 years of age, Dena has 27 years of experience on the bandstand entertaining audiences. Sandy Emberland is Dena's manager as well as the sound person for her shows. Dena and Sandy have been supporters of Gay Rodeo since its beginning. Dena has performed at several of the Regional Gay Rodeos. Dena and Sandy have always done what ever they can to promote the sport of Gay Rodeo. The Silver State Gay Rodeo Association is very proud to have them as their Grand Marshals for the 2nd Annual IGRA Rodeo Finals.