BOD Meeting Minutes
May 7th, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 7:12pm
Board members present were: Margaret Rich, Anne York, Jim Sutton, Marsha Bustin, Debbie Moss, Lynne Chevalier, Leslie Smith, and Vandi Reeves. Absent members were: Beckey Downing. Committee members present were: Barb DuBois and Jenny Morgan.
The minutes from the April BOD meeting were presented by Vandi Reeves. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Leslie Smith, seconded by Lynne Chevalier and approved by the board.
The treasurer’s report: was presented by Jim Sutton and accepted by the board.
A Membership report was given by Jenny Morgan. Rancho currently has 96 adult members, 8-Three year members, 4-lifetime members, 34-youth members, and 0-Associate members. For a total of 142 members. RCAHA is wrapping up final selections of recipients for the RCAHA membership scholarships. Jenny Morgan and Barb Dubois have been doing a great job promoting membership growth. A number of AHA Region One unaffiliated members were sent a letter outlining the benefits of RCAHA membership and encouraging them to consider RCAHA as their local club.
Spring Horse Show: The final figures are in from the spring horse show and we made a small profit. Next year’s show is already in the planning process. Discussions of adding highpoint and money prizes are in the works.
Horse Fair “Horses Head to Hoof”: The horse fair was a huge success! Anne York and Beckey Downing did an amazing job organizing the event. We surpassed our expected turnout with a total of 2,500 people in attendance. The raffle, silent auction and activities were a hit. None of it could be possible without the wonderful demo riders and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped at the Horses Head to Hoof Fair.
A Program report was given by Debbie Moss. Plans for the next general dinner meeting feature Lou Roper who will speak to our club on June 12th about Arabian trail. Guest speaker Janet Worts who will be speaking to our club about the Tevis Cup, is going to reschedule opening up the October dinner meeting for a new speaker. Please call Debbie Moss if you know someone you would like to hear speak.
Fall Horse Show: plans are in progress for RCAHA’s fall show that will be held at Galway Downs on September 21st – 22nd, a two-day show this year!
Delegate application letters are due to Barb Dubois by June 3rd. Letters and bios will be printed in the June newsletter and voted on by RCAHA members at the July BBQ.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Leslie Smith, seconded by Vandi Reeves and approved by the Board at 8:23pm.