Indiana Morgan Horse Club
Board meeting March 9, 2009
The Indiana Morgan
Horse Club board meeting was called to order at 7:38 PM by club President Sandy
White. In attendance were Bruce
Stewart, Jo Olinger, Carolyn Stanger, Dave & Charlotte Krupla, Erica Leipus, and
minutes were distributed prior to meeting.
Jo Olinger made a motion to approve the January minutes as presented,
seconded by Bruce Steward. Motion
reports were distributed prior to meeting.
Bruce Stewart made a motion to accept the March Treasurer report as
presented, seconded by Erica Leipus.
Meeting – Fox Rest
Farm will be donating a Port-a-John.
Will need extra tables for food, etc.
Sue Hansen will be providing coffee/utensils.
Jo Olinger will bring other drinks (pop, hot water for tea/hot
chocolate). There will be a 50/50
raffle offered. Carolyn Stanger will
put out signs at key corners based on map provided by Sue Hansen.
Horse Fair – The
Hauns will be bringing the two demonstration horses.
Connie Little will be providing her stallion.
Set-up will be 1:00pm on Thursday by Bruce Stewart, Sandy White, and
Carolyn Stanger. They will meet at
the booth. Jo Olinger will supply
candy for the booth. Bruce Stewart
will bring the stall curtains, tables, sign, and wheel.
Dave Krupla will proved an electronic frame to display club pictures
instead of TV/VCR.
Trail Ride – Set for
May 16th, 2009 at Tippecanoe River State Park.
& Show book Audits –
Bruce Stewart consulted with another CPA regarding doing an audit of the club
books. The consultant’s suggestion
was to form an internal audit committee of board of directors to perform the
audit since the club could not realistically pay for an outside audit.
Bruce Stewart made a motion to have an audit committee formed of board of
directors to perform an internal audit of the club books and will conduct the
review for the last 3 years (2006, 2007, and 2008).
Carolyn Stanger seconded the motion.
Motion Passed. Bruce Stewart
made a motion that the following board of directors be the audit committee:
Erica Leipus, Dave Krupla, and Sandy White.
Jo Olinger seconded the motion.
– Sandy White presented changes she is recommending to the current By-Laws for
IMHC. Discussion was had on the
various wording of some of the laws.
More discussion to follow as well as
publication in the newsletter.
Fall Show – Sept: Sandy
White approached a few people on heading up the horse show which would fall the
2nd weekend after Labor Day.
Track Outing – July:
Sandy White will look in to dates for a group trip to watch harness racing in
Horse Trailer Parking &
Maneuvering Clinic – August:
Carolyn Stanger has approached Larry Hansen on providing demonstration
for trailer parking and maneuvering.
Peter Stone Tour in
Shipshewana: It was
discovered that they only hold tours on Wednesdays.
The club has decided not to form an outing there as a group.
Byron Singer has decided to retire from the Gold Cup board after many
years of serving. A notice will be
placed on the website and in the newsletter seeking a volunteer to fill his
A tentative date has been set for December 5, 2009 at Butler University.
Carolyn Stanger and Bruce Stewart will be working on the details.
50th Anniversary Planning:
planning has been put on hold at this time.
Will be looking for a date in 2010 to hold an event.
Danielle Kiefer questioned whether IMHC wanted renew the 2009 membership
to ISHA. Erica Leipus made a motion
to renew our ISHA membership, seconded by Carolyn Stanger.
Dressage – Erica
Leipus stated that Serenity Farms was going to be having Ethan there for a
clinic so far. They will probably be
looking for more participants.
Ethan’s cost will be approximately $1800 per day.
Erica Leipus will bring more information to the next meeting.
(Julia Frazee) – EAY
have been working on horsemanship levels through hands-on with the horses and
through games. Next Meetin is March
21, 2009. Trying to decide upon a
community service project. EAY will
be traveling to the Hoosier Horse Fair in April.
– Content Needed.
Will look into some cost saving options.
Web site (Erica Leipus)
– Up-to-date. Need content.
Laud/Charlotte Krupla) – Nominations needed.
Have received a few so far.
(Sue Hansen) – May
16, 2009, Tippecanoe River State Park, Winimac, IN
Cup (Charlotte Krupla)
– Need replacement for Byron Singer.
White made a motion to adjourn meeting, seconded by Bruce Stewart. Motion
passed. Meeting adjourned at 9:09pm
Meeting (tentative) date: May 11,
2009, Pastariffic Restaurant, Kokomo, IN