BOD Meeting Minutes
November 5th, 2014
The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm
Board members present were: President: Margaret Rich, Vice President: Leslie Smith, Treasurer: Jim Sutton, Secretary: Vandi Reeves, Directors: Marsha Bustin, Anne York, Debbie Moss, and Bill Melendez, Past President: Beckey Downing. There were no absences. Committee members present were: Barb DuBois, Jenny Morgan, and Joan Darrin. Guests preset were Katherine Rich.
The September Minutes were presented by Vandi Reeves. A motion was made by Leslie Smith to accept the minutes as amended, seconded by Debbie Moss and approved by the board. The October Minutes were presented by Vandi Reeves. A motion was made by Bill Melendez to accept the minutes, seconded by Anne York and approved by the board.
The treasurer’s report was presented by Jim Sutton, accepted by the board as corrected and filed for audit.
A Membership report was given by Jenny Morgan. Rancho currently has 85-1yr regular adult members (+1), 23-three year members, and 4-lifetime members, Making 112 adult voting members, 30-youth members (+1) and 2-Associate members. For a total of 144 members. A motion was made by Leslie Smith to approve Keertana Reddy (as suggested by Jenny Morgan) for a complimentary RCAHA membership out of the membership fund, seconded by Vandi Reeves and approved by the board.
Youth: The youth had a great meeting on November 5th. The judges team workouts at Stachowski Farms and KRE Show Horses went wonderfully! The Rancho California Arabian Horse Youth Association is currently holding elections for a Youth Board of Directors. All youth interested in running for a position should contact Vandi Reeves at 951-203-8144.
Fall Horse Show: Beckey Downing presented a Fall Horse Show report. The show made a small profit. Plans to form next years fall show committee were made.
Programs: We are looking forward to our Annual Christmas Party to be held on December 13th at Glen Oaks Community Center at 6pm to 9pm. Contact Marsha Bustin for information about what dish to bring. Anne York will be designing a party flyer. We are looking for volunteers to help set-up and clean-up.
AHA is requesting attendance prizes for the AHA convention. A motion was made by Bill Melendez to donate a door prize on behalf of RCAHA not to exceed $100, seconded by Beckey Downing and approved by the board. Beckey has agreed to put something together for the donation.
Bylaws Change: A motion was made by Beckey Downing to change the date of our delegate elections to the December christmas party (the same time that we hold our BOD officer positions allowing the delegates an opportunity to attend all Region One delegates meetings throughout the year) and to extend the current terms of the newly elected delegates through November 2015 when we will change our elections to December. The motion was seconded by Anne York and approved by the board.
The RCAHA storage container is now up and running. Contact Marsha Bustin if you have any items to be stored. There will be an inventory clipboard.
Get your info for the newsletter into Victoria Hardesty during the first week of the month.
Margaret made an announcement about US Nationals. The show is alive and well! Adult Showmanship had many attendees.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Leslie Smith, seconded by Beckey Downing and approved by the board at 8:30pm.