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IMHC Board Meeting
November 3, 2008
Kokomo, IN

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 by club President, Bruce Stewart. 

Those present were Eric and Julia Frazee, Bruce Stewart, Jo Olinger, Caroling Stanger, Linda Laud, Byron Singer, Dave and Charlotte Krupla, Sandy White, Suzanne Fearnow, and Danielle Kiefer.

Reading and Approval of the September Minutes:  There was no September Board Meeting.  No minutes are available.

Reports of Officers:

Treasurer:  Eric Frazee made a motion to Accept the Treasurers Report as presented.  Motion seconded by Linda Laud.  Motion passed. 

Newsletter Editor:
  Bruce requested that any news to be published in the upcoming Nov/Dec issue be sent to him.  He plans to have it ready to be distributed at the upcoming Fall Meeting on Dec. 6.

Vice President
:  N/A

National FFA Convention:  AMHA had a booth again at this years convention.  Byron and Gayle Singer, Sherry Cole, and Bruce Stewart helped.  Traffic seemed to be down from last year.  However, a lot of kids did stop by.  Overall it was a good convention.

AMHA Quarterly Meeting:  Will be November 7 & 8 at the Indy Hyatt Regency. 

Annual Meeting:  Set for December 6, 2008 at the Hinkle Creek Friends Church in Noblesville, IN.

ISHA Committee
:  Bruce Stewart reported that ISHA’s annual banquet is set for 11/20/08.  See their website if you are interested in attending.

High Point Committee
:  Linda Laud reported that awards have been ordered.  Will have by 11/05/08.  A few sponsorships are in already.  Need more.

Promotion Committee

2009 Hoosier Horse Fair:  Bruce Stewart reported that potential demonstration horses provided by himself and Linda Laud.

Gold Cup:
  Charlotte Krupla reported that the last meeting was on 11/02/08.  The 2009 party will be an Idol theme.  Preparations are off to a good start.  Donna Zimmerman has been nominated for Vice President.  2009 judges will be Mike Carpenter and Steve Davis.  Gold Cup is approaching their 50th anniversary in 2010.

Gold Cup:
  Byron Singer requested a special audience with the board members regarding the idea of moving Gold Cup to Kentucky Horse Park.  There has been a lot of new development with the Equestrian Games coming in 2010.  Moving the show may give them more opportunity to get more horses to the show.  Byron is asking the Board to support Gold Cups decision if they decide to move to KHP.  Bruce Stewart wants to get the information out to the general membership asking them for feedback and bring that back to the Gold Cup Board.

  Sandy White reported that she is always in need of pictures and content

Special Committee Reports:

Show Committee
:  Bruce Stewart reported that the show had wonderful weather.  Kristen Whittington was the judge and she was great with the kids.  Low turn out.  Possibly due to Hurricane Ike wish brought a lot of rain to surrounding areas in the state.  The Show bank account has a balance of $770.35.   Revenue was down about $300 from 2007.

Nomination Committee
:  Charlotte Krupla is handling the ballot for 2009 elections.  Accepting nominations and ballots are being put together.

Unfinished Business:

Membership Drive
:  Bruce Stewart hosted an Open Barn/Bonfire.  There were 5 prospective families that attended.  A couple which has already submitted 2009 memberships. 

New Business:
Spring Meeting:  A tentative date has been set for April 18, 2009.  Sandy White has volunteered to Chair. 

2009 Membership Dues
:  Due to unforeseen problems with members getting all 2008 Newsletters Bruce Stewart made a motion to discount 2009 dues by $5.00 from now until 12/31/08.  After much discussion the motion failed due to lack of a second.  Sandy White made a motion to raffle one free 2009 Membership at the upcoming Fall Banquet.  Must be present to win.  Motion seconded by Eric Frazee.  Motion passed.
Jo Olinger made the motion to adjourn meeting seconded by Sandy White.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm