Minutes

Idaho Miniature Horse Club General Meeting Minutes

Maria Redinger, President            Heather Bunting, Vice President
Valerie Marshall, Secretary              Donna Bernardelli, Treasurer
Directors: Robin Willeman, Jamey Robbins, and Lois Cant

 

Minutes of November 7th, 2019 at The Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Donna Bernardelli, Maria Redinger, Felicia Humpherys, Amy Humpherys, Jane Steele, Jamey Robbins, Tess Eastman, Lynne Wing, Lois Cant, Jennifer Waugh, Robin Willeman, Donna Gramarossa, Pam MacFarlane, Valerie and Michael Avalos, Christine and Elyse Dredge, and Kelli and Courtney Phillips.

October secretary minutes were reviewed, and it was brought up that the minutes should be amended for record purposes that the ballots for elections in 2020 were sent to Jane Steele before counting, and not to Kelli Phillips like originally decided. Felicia made a motion to accept the amendment and therefore the minutes after the amendment is made, Jamey seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance: $4,520.27. Payments were $907.00 in total; $100 for change for the play day, $221 for horse beanies, $344 for the Halloween play day, $232 for the silent auction, and $10 for a membership. Outstanding checks are one in the amount of $100.00 that is being held by the Birches as a cleaning deposit for the end of the year banquet in December and one more for the amount $200.00 for Al Birt Arena. Expenses were $800.00 in total; $100 for change for the playday, $200 for Birt Arena, and $500 for horse beanies. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $4,677.27. Felicia motioned to accept the treasurers report and Pam seconded. The motion passed by the club.

 

OLD BUSINESS

-Banquet committee- The club voted on what food they wanted catered through Dickey’s BBQ. There will be some soft drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate available through the club, but you may also bring your own drink. Remember, there is no alcohol allowed! The costs are $16 for non-members, $5.50 for members because the club is paying half of the members fee. It has been brought up that there will be limited parking around the area, so if you can carpool please do! The address is 16390 N. Franklin Blvd. and we will be meeting in the main club house at 1 p.m.

-SWAG- At the past couple of meetings Kelli has passed around an order sheet for people to make orders for shirts and sweatshirts. If you would like to make an order you can email or call her.

-Eagle Harvest Festival- Once again, the club with their minis was a huge hit. The bookmarks that were made were also a great idea so there will be more of them next year, as well as pamphlets about the club and minis!

-FUN committee- The play day was great and everyone had fun! The committee is already thinking about changing some of the courses and possibly splitting levels between beginner and advanced for more possible fun!

-By-Law committee- The committee met and looked over the by-laws for the discussion of allowing those with ponies into the club. The club’s name would not have to change and there is no mention of a height cap anywhere in the by-laws. It’s only stated that the club is here to:

SECTION 102. GOALS.

A. To develop and promote the miniature horse

B. To develop and promote good fellowship among other people and associates.

C. To encourage breeding, training, and exhibition of good quality miniature horses.

D. To cooperate with all equine breed registries.

E. To preserve the Health and Welfare of the miniature horse.

It was discussed that the committee make up a sheet explaining more in detail what all of this would change and not change so that more people could understand it and there will be voting at the January meeting. The committee also discussed the fact that there was no description of what elected directors were supposed to do. They would like more duties lined out for them.

-Horse beanies- Pom Poms- If you have placed an order or would like to order, please contact Maria Redinger and make checks out to IDAMHC.

-Trunk or Treats- Everyone was spaced out this year, but the club was well represented! We had members at the Eagle Church, Canyon Springs Church, and Grace retirement home to name a few! Everyone had a blast!

 

NEW BUSINESS

-YEAR END POINTS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 15TH!!!!! Please get them sent to Valerie Marshall.

-Awards Committee- The awards committee still needs to meet to discuss banquet awards and ideas. Any award ideas are welcome! Let Maria know about new things!

-Nominations- The ballots were counted by three members that were not on the ballot. Your 2020 board of directors are: President, Maria Redinger, Vice President, Heather Bunting, Secretary, Valerie Marshall, Treasurer, Donna Bernardelli, one-year director, Jamey Robbins, two-year director, Robin Willeman. Jamey motioned to have the ballots destroyed and Lois seconded. Lynne volunteered to destroy said ballots, motion passed by the club.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

-November 30th Emmett Lighted Parade, horse staging starts at 430 pm and the theme is “Holiday Magic on Main Street”

-December 7th IDAMHC Year End Banquet at The Birches Apartment at 1 p.m. 16390 N. Franklin Blvd., Nampa, ID.

-December 14th Middleton Christmas Parade, horse staging at 4 pm and the theme is “A Christmas Carol”

Jennifer Waugh won the door prize!

Next meeting will be at the start of the banquet on December 7th at 1 pm at the Birches Apartments.

Jamey motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m., and Lynne seconded. Motion passed by club.

Respectfully submitted by Valerie Marshall, Secretary

 

 

Minutes of October 10th, 2019 at The Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:31 P.M.

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Brenda Paladini, Donna Bernardelli, Maria Redinger, Felicia Humpherys, Amy Humpherys, Jane Steele, Jamey Robbins, Tess Eastman, Heather Jaillett, Lois Cant, Jennifer Waugh, Robin Willeman, Donna Gramarossa, and Kelli and Sarah Phillips.

September secretary minutes were reviewed. Everyone agreed there were no changes to be made, so Felicia made a motion to accept them as they were on the website and Robin seconded. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance: $4,034.42. Payments were $2,006.00 for show income, $310.00 for change for the show, $318.05 for the food and silent auction. One check is to not be cashed in the amount of $100.00 that is being held by the Birch’s as a cleaning deposit for the end of the year banquet in December. Expenses were $1,797.47 for the show, $310.00 to replace the change for the show, $30.73 to Donna B. Cash on-hand is now $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $4,520.27. Jamey motioned to accept the treasurer’s report and Robin seconded. The motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

Show committee- The silent auction had 39 items/baskets and final numbers are still being calculated. Maria had been told by the judges that they were impressed with how all of our minis looked and impressed with the club members because we were all positive, fun, and helpful!

-Banquet Committee- The committee has decided to go through Dickey’s BBQ for our banquet. So far it looks like the cost would be $11 for each member, and $16 for non-members. Numbers are subject to change when more details come to the table. Also, the gift exchange, if you choose to participate, still has a minimum amount of $15. It was discussed that the club has paid for half of the members meal in the past so Donna B. made a motion for the club to pay half of the amount for members meal and the tip for Dickey’s BBQ to cater to us. Robin seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

-Club Swag- Just a reminder, if you want shirts or hoodies make sure you contact Kelli Phillips. !!!Please make an order to Kelli by November 7th!!! Remember, payment is required before the order will be sent through!

-FUN Committee- The show bill for the play day is out! Bring your “A” game for the costume contest and be ready to have FUN! This is an in-hand play day for any equine 14.2 hands and under! Location is at Al Birt arena in Nampa, ID starting at 9 A.M. For more info the flyer/show bill is on the club’s Facebook page and website.

-By-Laws Committee- It has been requested the by-laws committee gets together to look over by-laws and see what all would have to be done to possibly change rules to include those with Shetlands/Ponies under a certain height. At next months meeting we hope to have more of a discussion on the topic.

NEW BUSINESS

-Club Horse Hats- Maria was looking into The Crocheting Cowgirl and wanted to know if the club would be interested in a group order. She showed a couple different hats for the horses, one was a fly bonnet and the other had pom-poms. The pom-pom one seemed to be quite a hit! There will be a mass e-mail going out soon with more details, so keep an eye on that!

-YEAR END POINTS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 15TH. TURN IN TO VALERIE BY MAIL, E-MAIL, MESSAGE, OR IN-HAND!!!

-Awards Committee- The awards committee also needs to get together soon to brainstorm award ideas, and any ideas by any of the members is appreciated if you want to talk to Maria about it! Personalized pom-pom hats for the horses was thrown out there!

-Eagle Church Trunk or Treat Oct. 30th, 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. More details are to come.

-Nominations Committee- Nominations are: President-Maria Redinger, Vice President- Heather Jaillett and Felicia Humpherys, Secretary- Valerie Marshall, Treasurer- Donna Bernardelli, one Director for 1 year- Jamey R., Jane S., Brenda p., and Tess E., one Director for 2 years- Robin W. and Lois C. This year all ballots will be mailed to Kelli Phillips Janet Steele (amended at the Nov. 7 meeting). Ballots will be mailed out to all members soon.

-Lois let everyone know that the Horse Council has a lot of new ideas for the 2020 Horse Expo!

-Felicia mentioned that ISHSA will be working on revamping their rulebook for next year!

UPCOMING EVENTS

-October 19th IDAMHC Hallowed Hauntings Play day

-October 26th-27th Megan Sibiga Driving Clinic, Birt Arena, Nampa

– October 26th around 10 a.m. at the Caldwell Fairgrounds the Carousel Equine Club will be having their Halloween Playday.

-October 30th– Eagle Church Trunk or Treat

Next meeting will be November 7th at the Sunrise Café at 6:30 p.m. Please keep in mind to arrive early if you want to order food, as we don’t want too many distractions as the meeting is taking place! Thank you. Heather motioned to adjourn the meeting and Jamey seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by Valerie Marshall, Secretary

 

Minutes of September 12th, 2019 at The Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:31 P.M.

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Sharon Dudley, Brenda Paladini, Donna Bernardelli, Maria Redinger, Felicia Humpherys, Amy Humpherys, Jane Steele, Pam MacFarlane, Jamey Robbins, Tess Eastman, Jessie Hunting, Heather Jaillett, and Lois Cant. Guests: Jennifer Smith, Jennifer Waugh, Michael and Valerie Avalos; and Katherine, Payton, Ty, and Crystal Siegman.

August secretary minutes were reviewed. Everyone agreed there were no changes to be made, so Felicia made a motion to accept them as they were on the website and Jessie seconded. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance: $4,120.20. Payments were $30.00 in memberships. One check is to not be cashed in the amount of $100.00 that is being held by the Birch’s as a cleaning deposit for the end of the year banquet in December. Expenses were $15.78 to Donna B. for a new check register. Cash on-hand is now $50.00 with the Treasurer, and $50.00 with the secretary because Maria was able to use the one gift card for silent auction items, which brings the ending balance to $4,134.42. There is an outstanding amount of $30.73 that Donna B. used to buy a gift for the Birts. Jane made a motion for the club to pay Donna B. back the $30.73 and Heather seconded the motion. The motion passed by the club. Felicia motioned to accept the treasurers report and Jessie seconded. The motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

Show committee- A set up time for trail and silent auction tables has been set to 6:30 p.m. on September 20th at the Birt Arena. Any volunteers are welcome so it can be finished within a reasonable time!

-Banquet Committee- The committee had looked into a few places for catering at the end of the year banquet and Dickey’s sounded like the best option. Jamey made a motion for the club to cater through Dickey’s for the banquet, and Jessie seconded. The motion passed by the club.

-Club Swag- Just a reminder, if you want shirts or hoodies make sure you contact Kelli Phillips.

-Silent Auction- More items are still appreciated! Contact Maria Redinger if you wish to donate anything.

-WIF Results- Anyone who went had a lot of fun! Some discussion about looking into remaking a pamphlet/brochure/business card for the club and breed. More info to come.

NEW BUSINESS

-Carousel Equine Club- Katherine Siegman and her family joined the meeting to let members know about some upcoming events. October 6th, 6:30 p.m. at Sand Hollow Community Hall for the Carousel Equine Club’s Rodeo Queen Coronation and Sponsor Donor Dinner. October 26th around 10 a.m. at the Caldwell Fairgrounds the Carousel Equine Club will be having their Halloween Playday.

-Eagle Harvest Festival- Members agreed they would want to do this in shifts again like last year. It is October 12th, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. More information will be sent out if you get in contact with Maria Redinger and Lynne Wing so they can create a schedule.

-Wild West Drive- September 29th in the Jump Creek area of Marsing. Rebekah and Mike have added another course just for minis. The flyer with more information is on the club’s Facebook page and website.

-Nomination committee- The committee needs to get together by the October meeting!

-Jessie Hunting brought up that lots of people have asked if they were welcome to the club if they have ponies. This topic was tabled because by-laws would have to be looked at considering if we could change the club name and/or other things to include those with ponies! Jamey made a motion to table the topic and Heather seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-September 21st Idaho Miniature Horse Club ISHSA Open Show, Birt Arena, Nampa

-September 27th-29th Fall Double Point ISHSA Open Show, Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

-September 29th Wild West Drive, Marsing

-October 12th Eagle Harvest Festival

-October 19th IDAMHC Hallowed Hauntings Play day

-October 26th-27th Megan Sibiga Driving Clinic, Birt Arena, Nampa

4-H EVENTS

-There was a total of 12 kids with minis this year at the WIF. Amy won grand champion junior showman, got a gold for her record bookkeeping, hi-point driving, and hi-point mini. LeeAnn got hi-point mini gymkhana. They both had a blast and will be starting another 4-H year in October! Thank you to those who have supported the club and the girls this year!

Next meeting will be October 10th at the Sunrise Café at 6:30 p.m. Please keep in mind to arrive early if you want to order food, as we don’t want too many distractions as the meeting is taking place! Thank you. Heather motioned to adjourn the meeting and Jessie seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by Valerie Marshall, Secretary