BOD Meeting Minutes
January 7th, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 7:08pm
Board members present were: President: Leslie Smith, Vice President: Bill Melendez, Treasurer: Jim Sutton, Secretary: Vandi Reeves, Directors: Debra Moss, Faye Hall, Anne York, Katherine Rich-Elzig, and Past President: Margaret Rich. There were no absences. Committee members present were: Barb DuBois, Jenny Morgan, and Victoria Hardesty guests present were: Phillip Chavez
The November Minutes were presented by Vandi Reeves. A motion was made by Bill Melendez to accept the minutes as amended, seconded by Margaret Rich and approved by the board. No December minutes were presented as there were not enough BOD members available for a quorum in December.
The treasurer’s report was presented by Jim Sutton, accepted by the board and filed for audit. Jim presented the board with a budget worksheet to fill out by the next meeting where we will be finalizing the 2015 budget.
A Membership report was given by Jenny Morgan. Rancho currently has 92-1yr regular adult members (+7), 23-three year members, and 4-lifetime members, Making 119 adult voting members, 29-youth members (-1) and 2-Associate members. For a total of 150 members.
Youth: The results for the Youth BOD are in. The 2015 President is Camille Welch, Vice-President is Saylor Weidauer, and Secretary/Treasurer is Emily Rawls. The judging team received 6 complimentary copies of the Arabian Youth Judging Guide from the Arabian Horse Association. The youth schedule is still being finalized but the youth club will now be holding 3 monthly meetings including a BOD meeting, general meeting, and a judging team meeting.
Fall Horse Show: Leslie Smith presented for Beckey Downing a final Fall Horse Show report. The show made a small profit.
Spring Horse Show: The spring show will be held at the LA Equestrian Center in Burbank on March 19th - 22nd. Prizelists are now being printed and will be available shortly. Thanks to the encouragement of Phillip Chavez RCAHA has re-introduced halter classes at this years spring show. Our judges will be Steve Lebleing and Donnie Bullock.
Delegates Report: A delegates report on the 2014 AHA Convention was given by Vandi Reeves. The full report and resolution results can be found at RCAHA.org.
Programs: Dates and programs are being finalized for this years agenda. Contact Debbie Moss at DebraGMoss@msn.com with ideas or questions regarding general dinner meeting programs.
Newsletter: The newsletter is going digital in 2015! Please contact Victoria Hardesty if you would like to continue to receive a hard copy. We are now accepting advertising sponsors for the business card and flyer sections of the newsletter.
Horses Head to Hoof: Anne York and Beckey Downing have done a wonderful job heading up the Horses Head to Hoof fair for the last few years and deserve a break so Katherine Rich-Elzig has generously accepted the position of committee chair this year. We are still looking for a few more committee members to help Katherine with HH2H.
Bylaws: RCAHA is due for a bylaws review. A bylaws committee was formed to review the current bylaws and help to bring them up to date. The committee will include Leslie Smith, Faye Hall, and Barb DuBois.
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A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Margaret Rich, seconded by Debbie Moss and approved by the board at 8:54pm.