IMHC Board Meeting
January 12, 2009
The Indiana Morgan Horse Club board meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by
club President Sandy White. In attendance were Bruce Stewart,
Linda Laud, Jo Olinger, Carolyn Stanger, and a guest of Linda Laud. Carolyn
Stanger agreed to keep minutes due to Secretary Danielle Kiefer’s absence.
December meeting minutes were distributed prior to meeting. Carolyn made a
motion to approve, Bruce seconded, motion passed.
Treasurer’s reports from December and January were distributed prior to meeting.
Linda made a motion to accept, Jo seconded, motion passed.
Hoosier Horse Fair – Sandy has had no response yet from AMHA
regarding possible $250 grant for HHF. Consequently, she suggested we use the
income from the Rachel Centers CD for the HHF. Discussion was then held about
using the interest income from the Harriet Ulery CD also to promote the
Morgan Horse at the Hoosier Horse Fair. Carolyn made a motion to use the
interest income from both the Rachel Centers and Harriet Ulery CDs for the
Hoosier Horse Fair. Motion seconded and passed.
Discussion moved on to deciding whether a stall booth or a commercial booth
would best suit the club this year. The consensus was to get a stall booth this
year to help conserve club funds. Bruce made a motion, it was seconded and
Sandy reported we do not have a stallion representative for the HHF. We have one
demonstration horse at this time. The Haun’s of Universal Morgans will
bring their reining horse. Sandy will contact a couple of other prospective
owners willing to represent us and the Morgan at the Hoosier Horse Fair.
Spring Meeting – Tentative date of March 15. Topic to be
presentation of equine emergency first aid by a veterinarian (TBA). We are
and will have info to you ASAP.
Publicity Officer – Sandy realized a publicity officer should have been elected
per the By-Laws. Sandy will appoint someone to the position.
Treasury audits – Sandy recommended an audit of the club and show books since
it’s been years since it’s been done. No action was taken at the meeting.
Post meeting note: The audit was further discussed via email and agreement was
reached to table until March board meeting.
2009 club activities – The board would like to attempt a club
activity once a month. From the survey results and brainstorming, some ideas
1) educational, dressage, driving clinics 2) horse trailer parking & maneuvering
clinic 3) Peter Stone tour in Shipshewana 4) outing to
the racetrack at Anderson 5) trail rides/pitch-in meals 6) club horse show.
2009 club horse show – We are exploring options for the 2009 show. Bruce will
check dates available in
September at the Hamilton County show grounds.
By-Laws review & update – Sandy will have suggestions at March
2009 Board Meetings – set for second Monday in March, May,
July, September, and November.
Next meeting March 9 at Pastarrific restaurant in Kokomo, IN.
IMHC Annual Awards Banquet – date set for December 5, 2009.
Location TBA – Mark your calendars!
Youth – none
Newsletter – none -Bruce reported
all information turned over to Young’s. Linda suggested Young’s address be
publicized more so people know where to send info for the newsletter.
Web site – Sandy needs pictures and
announced Erica Leipus is the new web master.
High Point – Linda reported 1 entry
Trail – Sue Hansen is the new
‘trail boss’. She will set date/location for May trail ride.
Gold Cup – none
Historian – none
Jo made motion to adjourn meeting, seconded and passed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 EST.