DEC 21, 2014 Meeting minutes Jan 4, 2015 8:34:32 GMT -5
Post by AKS Miniatures on Jan 4, 2015 8:34:32 GMT -5
Welcome to ECMHC 2015
We are looking forward to a great year.
The last meeting of 2014 was held at Danny's Bar B Que in Morrisville, NC. We had a good crowd and the food was wonderful.
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Darlene Bridges, she also gave the blessing and invocation.
Karen Hunter read the minutes from August 16, 2014 meeting. Amber Carter made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Randy Jane Crosier second the motion, all in favor. Motion passed.
Dan Mershon read the current tresasurers report. There was an increase of $444.05 from the August 15th, 2014 report. Major expenses since last report were $110 for liability insurance for The Year Of The Horse at the NC State Fair. The major income was $800 for appearing at The Year Of The Horse at the NC State Fair. Balance as of Dec 20, 2014 $13,575.40. A motion was made by Matt Johnson to accept the treasuers report as read, Trudy Mershon second the motion, all in favor, motion passed.
Old Business -
2015 Memberships are now due. The remain the same price of $25 for individuals and $35 for Family (all must live in the same residence) You can pay online by Paypal or mail a check to Dan Mershon. All information and applications are on the club website at www.ecmhc.com
We were very well represented at The Year Of The Horse by Tara Needham and Bobby Bridges. They were there to talk with people about the miniature horses as well as participate in the Parade of Breeds and Breed Demonstrations. This was arranged by the NC Horse Council.
As of today, there are 9 farms partticipating in the Club ad for MHW and The Journal. The club will be doing a half page ad and the cost for each farm should be apporximately $90.
We will be making some changes for the 2015 Club Book and the information will be sent to all members.
The 10th Annual ECMHC Spring Fling will be April 16 - 19, 2015 in Williamston, NC. We have added Classic Shetland classes for this year in the AMHR show and added for the AMHA show will be the Stock Horse classes. The judges will be Sid Hutchcraft, Margo Shallcross and Dennis Sienicki. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and hope that we have even more new comers too.
The Summer Classic has been moved to Fletcher, NC for 2015. The dates are June 25 - 28. We have been awarded the AMHR National Area 3 show which will use the dates during Summer Classic of June 25 - 27. There will be AMHR/ASPC classes for this show. The judge for the Area 3 show will be Portia Kalinka. The Summer Classic AMHA show will start at the end of the Area 3 show on Saturday June 27 and run through June 28. The judges will be Portia Kalinka and Jim Paden. Show bills will be out as soon as they are approved.
We also picked a new logo for the 10th Anniversary of the ECMHC which held its first meeting on Feb 18, 2005. Thank you to Kelly Roe for not only designing the logo but for making the multitude of little changes to make it perfrct for us.
New Business -
Year End Awards had been canceled until we could come up with a better system to keep track of points and to fund the awards. There are much discussion about this, as the year end awards do keep people coming to our shows. So there has been a committee put together to make this happen for 2015. As plans are finalized, we will send out new requirements. These will be done before the first show.
Because of the charge from the Fletcher facility, it was voted on to raise the stall fees to $55 for the June show. The motion was made by Amber Carter and second by Randy Jane Crosier. All in favor, motion passed.
We will be having an exhibitors party during the Summer Classic/Area 3 show on Friday night June 26th.
Nominations were made for the 2015 Officers as follows:
President - Darlene Bridges
V President - Kelly Roe
Secretary - Karen Hunter
Treasurer - Dan Mershon
There were no other nominations. Amber Carter made a motion to accept nominations, Kim Altman second the motion, all in favor, motion passed, this will be the 2015 Officers.
Bobby Bridges made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Matt Johnson second the motion, all in favor, motion passed.
Cindy Wheaton did inform us that the SE Dist 4-H show would be June 6 -7, 2015 and held in Williamston, NC.