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June 2019

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BOD meeting

6/6/2019 Faith’s house 6:03pm

Kathy, Faith, Nancy, Pat Hauser & Tricia in attendance. Meeting called to order 6:03pm

Mullet Hall was discussed (not a club event) but the next rip will be October 28th-November 8th.

We talked about trying to raise interest in the club and how to increase membership. We discussed the Lone Hickory Arena and the possibility of us renting it and or being part of a demo during the “down time” (like lunch) at a show/event that is already going on at the arena and how this might raise interest in our club. Faith is going to make arrangements for us to go check out the arena and possibilities on June 29th.

July 20th 2019 is our picnic at Marilyn & Jays house. We decided on a start time of 1:00 which is the same as last year. We will hold a silent auction again so bring something for that. Money from the auction will go towards renting time at Lone Hickory or a Clinic. (We still have the Money from Last years’ Silent Auction to add to this). Possible Vet talk on soundness?

I will call Blowing Rock to see what weekends are available for the group to go up for a long weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in August. We think the mule club will be there the 1st-4th. Pat suggested Medows of the Dan as an alternate.

NOTE: I have called (6/15/2019) and reserved 9 stalls & 5 Camping spots for August 15-18th, 2019. Blowing rock Equestrian Preserve reservations & camping 1-828-295-4700

Stall fees $25.00 per night

Shavings $6.00/bag

Camping $25.00 per night (Note these are the prices from last year they may have gone up.)

1st Saturdays.

·          July 6th Kathy will put on a Trivia Drive Gates open at 7:00 Drive at 8:30.. Kathy needs 3 volunteers call Kathy  803-646-9993 tailit@aol.com or kjbpopo@aol.com  

·         September 14th (This is NOT the 1st Saturday) Kathy will arrange something.

·         October 5th a “Fix it Test” you will get 2 goes so you can “Fix” what ever you need to after your 1st “go”.

·         Dec 7th to be announced

September Pat is going to try to work something out for the 7th, 21st OR 28th. We are hoping to set something up with the 4-H for Sept 28th.

October 12th  Faith will host something at Paradox.

November Pat Hauser will host soemtingh at River Trail Farm (Has to work around his wedding schedule)

December 1st is our Christmas Party Faith is going to ask Woody is we can use his home again since she usurped it from him last year.

January 1st 2020 our annual New Year’s Day drive.

Meeting adjourned 7:20p

Treasurer’s Report

Checkbook Balance as of 6/9/2019 is $1975.38

Cash Flow - Year to Date

1/1/2019 through 6/9/2019

            Category           1/1/2019- 6/9/2019        


            Membership      111.17 

            TOTAL INCOME            111.17 


            Advertising       89.94   

            Club Insurance  635.00 

            Food & Dining-Food & Dining                

            Restaurants-Restaurants            58.41   

            TOTAL Food & Dining-Food & Dining     58.41   

            TOTAL EXPENSES      783.35 

            OVERALL TOTAL          -672.18

(We spent more than we took in)

Breakfast Drive

June 15th Paradox Farm

We had 4 carriages and 1 rider, 1 new guest and 4 “diners”. You missed a beautiful day to come out and drive if you weren’t here. Nancy laid out a trail for us and there were hazards and a cones course to play in before breakfast. As usual Tommy did a fantastic job as our chef. Thank You Tommy & Thank you Nancy for letting us come play today.

Faith has talked to Lone Hickory Arena and it looks like we will be doing a lunch time Demo of some sort on July 27th. We have at least 7 drivers interested in doing the demo. Ashley? Is a promoter and will be advertising that we will be there. This may be a good way to raise interest in our club. We plan on wearing our purple WWDC shirts & helmets 1 or 2 of us may also “Dress Up” for demo purposes.  If we want to rent the arena it is $25.00 per hour (covered arena) and there is a 5 acre field for cones or whatever. There are 108 stalls, 29 camp sites (no water). Faith plans on booking the arena for her February event in 2020 (Rain or Shine) since it is a covered arena. The arena is at 1950 Bethal Church Road, Yadkinville