BOD Meeting Minutes
February 4th, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 7:06pm
Board members present were: President: Leslie Smith, Vice President: Bill Melendez, Treasurer: Jim Sutton, Secretary: Vandi Reeves, Directors: Debbie Moss, Faye Hall, Katherine Rich-Elzig, and Past President: Margaret Rich. Absent were: Anne York Committee members present were: Barb DuBois, and Jenny Morgan
The January Minutes were presented by Vandi Reeves. A motion was made by Faye Hall to accept the minutes, seconded by Debbie Moss and approved by the board.
The treasurer’s report was presented by Jim Sutton, accepted by the board and filed for audit.
A Membership report was given by Jenny Morgan. Rancho currently has 88-1yr regular adult members (-4), 23-three year members, and 4-lifetime members, Making 115 adult voting members, 28-youth members (-1) and 2-Associate members. For a total of 145 members.
Youth: The youth are currently fundraising for our trip to US Nationals to compete in the AHA Horse Judging Contest. Sponsorships and donations are greatly appreciated.
Programs: The next general dinner meeting will be March 11th at 6pm at Richie's Diner. We must have at least 20 members in attendance in order to pay for the meeting room. Guest Speaker will be Jenny McCoy from AHA via a live video presentation. Please contact Debbie Moss at DebraGMoss@msn.com to RSVP.
Spring Horse Show: The spring show will be held at the LA Equestrian Center in Burbank on March 19th - 22nd. Prize lists are now available. The tablet giveaway will be held Saturday afternoon. The next SHOW COMMITTEE MEETING IS: Wednesday, February 25th at 6:00pm
Fall Horse Show: The final dates for this years Fall Horse Show are October 3rd - 4th, 2015. The show will be held at Galway Downs in Temecula. Due to our new date, we will not be combining the show with the SCRCHA club. We are currently seeking other breed organizations to combine our fall show with.
Horses Head to Hoof: Katherine Rich-Elzig presented a HH2H report. This years HH2H will be combined with our Fall Horse Show at Galway Downs on October 3rd - 4th. We are still looking for a few more committee members to help Katherine with HH2H.
Newsletter: The newsletter is now digital. If you have not received an email newsletter please contact Vandi Reeves at email@example.com. Get your info into Victoria Hardesty during the first week of the month.
Budget: A 2015 budget was agreed upon by the board. A motion to accept the 2015 budget was made by Margaret Rich, seconded by Bill Melendez, and approved by the board.
Bank Accounts: Beckey Downing will be removed from the Fall Horse Show Account and Margaret Rich and Leslie Smith will be added. Margaret Rich will be removed from the General Account and Leslie Smith will be added.
A motion was made by Debbie Moss to sign up for the Square so that RCAHA can accept credit cards for a 3% service fee that will be charged to the credit card user, seconded by Margaret Rich and approved by the board.
RCAHA Vice-president Bill Melendez has been nominated for the APAHA Horseman of the Year!
RCAHYA member Ryan Melendez (Bills son) has been nominated for APAHA Jr Working Western rider of the Year!
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Debbie Moss, seconded by Bill Melendez and approved by the board at 8:54pm.