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 Felicia Humpherys

 

Minutes of November 11th, 2021 at Jennifer Smith’s house in Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Maria Redinger, Valerie Marshall, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Sharon Dudley, Jennifer Smith, Rene Gunderson, Robin Willeman, Brenda Paladini, Donna Gramarossa, Lois Cant, Kathleen Clark, Heather Bunting, Jim Bunting, and Kelli Phillips. Guest was Tania Laycock.

October secretary minutes were reviewed. Jamey motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Heather seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

TREASURER’S REPORT

October’s Beginning balance: $8,214.07. Deposits are $250.00 from the Hallowed Hauntings Playday, $10.00 for membership, for a total of $260.00 for deposits. Expenses are $75.00 to Donna for Thank You’s, $300.00 to Birt Arena for the Playday (added last minute and not reflected on report sheet), for a total of $375.00 for expenses. Outstanding checks are $388.40 that needs to go to IBBA for buckles. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $8,524.07 (as of 10/31/21). Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Jamey seconded. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

First Aid Clinic Re-Cap: Fourteen people attended (mixed with members and non-members) and there were four horsey patients that were very good. There was a lot of good comments about the clinic all day, and there was a lot of interest in an advanced class in the future. $450.00 was spent towards members fees, $150.00 for the Birt Arena, and $2,067.00 was taken in. Please watch out for future clinics pertaining to first aid and other activities!

Hallowed Hauntings Playday Re-Cap: The playday was also well attended, and lots of people enjoyed the games and costumes!

NEW BUSINESS

Ballots: Ballots were counted by Lois, Kelli, and Jennifer Smith. There were 22 ballots returned and counted. Lois announced the results of the Executive Board for 2022:

President – Maria Redinger

Vice President – Heather Bunting

Treasurer – Donna Bernardelli

Secretary – Valerie Marshall

2 year Director – Sharon Dudley

(Continuing 1 year director – Jamey Robbins)

Appointed director (for past president spot) – Pam MacFarlane

Kelli said she would destroy the ballots. Heather made a motion for Kelli to destroy the ballots, and Robin seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Christmas Year End Banquet: Brenda reported that the menu needed to be selected so that she could let Louie’s know in advance. Amongst the members at the meeting, it was voted to have Caesar salad, Fettuccine alfredo, baked manicotti, cheesecake, mud pie, and tiramisu. As always, we will have a gift exchange – $15.00 max is all you need to spend! This event will be $10.00 per person and the club will cover the rest. This will take place at Louie’s on Fairview in Meridian, Sunday December 5th from 1:30-4:30. Hope to see you there!

Tack swap/sale: Valerie reported that the tack sale was just a couple days away and there were only a few people with tables but should be good enough for the first time doing this! Thank you to Jan Gibson and Tom Frank at Whispering Pines Miniatures for letting us use their barn!

Series of Mini Clinics: Some members of the Fun committee were brainstorming about doing smaller clinics throughout the year that possibly include: braiding, creating a first aid kit, trailer loading, showmanship, harness and cart fitting, show clipping, etc. If there is anything you would like to see done, please speak up and let the club know!

Upcoming Events:

November 27th – Emmett Light Parade, 6pm, Emmett Park. Sharon motions for Heather to register the club to participate in this parade. Donna B. seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

December 5th – Year end awards banquet and Christmas Party – Louie’s in Meridian, 1:30-4:30 pm

December 5th – Horse Only Parade in Emmett, starting at Sand Arena off HWY 16, 4 pm. Not a sponsored parade, just horse people gathering.

December 11th – Middleton Christmas Parade – Theme is Gingerbread House! Registration is online, so Donna B. made a motion for a budget of $25.00 to enter parade and Sharon seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Next meeting will be JANUARY 13TH, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Location TBA.

Heather made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Sharon seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of October 14th, 2021, at Jennifer Smith’s house in Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Maria Redinger, Valerie Marshall, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Felicia Humpherys, Janet Fries, Sharon Dudley, Jennifer Smith, Rene Gunderson, Robin Willeman, Donna Gramarossa, Lois Cant, Kathleen Clark, and Heather Bunting.

September secretary minutes were reviewed. Heather motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Jamey seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

TREASURER’S REPORT

September’s Beginning balance: $4,884.06. Deposits are $510.00 in donations, $1,371.00 from the silent auction, and $3,089.00 from the open horse show proceeds for a total of $4,970.00 for deposits. Expenses are $18.99 to Pam M. for GoDaddy, $180.00 to Pam M. for GoDaddy repair, and $1,141.00 for open horse show expenses for a total of $1,339.00 for expenses. Outstanding checks are $300.00 to Melinda Birt (Al Birt Arena), $142.00 to ISHSA for show fees, and $75.00 to Donna B. for thank you gifts to other show staff. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $8,264.07. Felicia made a motion to accept the report, and Sharon seconded. Motion passed by the club.

By-Laws Committee Report – The committee reported the last of the changes of the by-laws to those attending the general meeting. Some changes included:

Section 402: Duties, D: Treasurer shall also “set budgets for committees”.

Section 801: Standing committees, A: Activities “Fun” Committee was changed to “Fun Activities Committee”. 1. Trophies and Ribbons and 3. Show Points were both erased. Year End Awards became “I” instead of 2. Year End Banquet Committee became “J” instead of “I”. Youth Committee became “K” instead of “J”, and L. VSC (Vital Statistics Committee) was added.

Section 802: A. Was changed from “The Executive Board will, by letter or Newsletter, solicit all members for volunteer to each of the committees or other appointed positions. This letter will list the committees to be filled and ask the interested members to respond back to the President of their desire.” To “The Executive Board will “keep a written record of” each of the committees or other appointed positions. This “written record” will list the committees to be filled. “

Section 802: D. Was changed from “All committees are required to keep minutes and correspondence of all meetings, submitting copies to the Club Secretary for the Club Files.” To “All committees are required to report their activity and/or suggestions at the next general meeting.”

Section 803: Audit Committee. The sentence “The committee shall audit the records of all committees and shall perform such other duties, as may be incidental to their office.” was erased.

Section 805: Elections Committee was changed to “Ballot Counting” Committee. It was also added to the description that “The ballot counting committee will be chosen at the November meeting and will consist of at least two current members, in good standing, and are not on the ballot.”

Section 806: Newsletter and Publicity. In part A it was erased that the news would be mailed out and instead “distributed”. Members also not paying their annual dues will be removed from the “communications” and “mailing list” was removed.

Section 807: Show Committee and Section 808: Year End Banquet Committee both had descriptions added.

Section 101: Name. It was discussed to change the club acronym from IDAMHC to IMHC. Donna B. made a motion to change the club acronym in the by-laws to IMHC. Jamey seconded the motion, and motion passed by the club.

Felicia made a motion to accept the changes of the by-laws brought to the club. Sharon seconded the motion and motion passed by the club.

First-Aid Clinic – Heather told the club that anybody wanting to participate in the clinic needed a $50.00 deposit to hold a spot, and the rest could be due no later than the day of the clinic. This clinic will be all day (9am-5pm) and bring your own lunch. After the treasurer’s report, it was decided that the club made enough money from the show to pay part of any members fee for the First-Aid clinic ($50.00). It was discussed that there should be a preliminary budget of how much the club pays out. Sharon made a motion to set a preliminary and flexible budget of $700.00 that the club would pay towards all members fees for the clinic. Jamey seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

Mini/Buckskin show recap – Donna reported that there were over 300 entries, and the show was able to get done by 6pm. There was great feedback about having the driving classes first, as well as running two rings simultaneously. Income was $860.00 in donations that went towards the buckles for the entire series, the silent auction brought in $1,664.00, and entry fees were $3,089.00. Expenses were $850.00 for three judges, $300.00 for the arena, $225.00 for the show secretary, $142.00 to ISHSA, $66.00 for meals to the judges and other show team, $388.40 to IBHA to cover the remaining cost of the buckles, and $75.00 to Donna B. for thank you cards to judges and other show team staff. Maria also brought up that Kelli had a receipt of $24.88 for silent auction necessities like clipboards, bags, and batteries. Heather B. motioned that the club pay back Kelli the $24.88, pay back Donna B. the $75.00, and to also pay IBHA the $388.40. Jamey seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

NEW BUSINESS

Fun Committee – Playday is all ready to go and everyone is excited to have some fun!

Reminder – Year end award points are due NOVEMBER 1st – Please get them to Valerie Marshall.

Christmas YEA Banquet – Brenda has started looking into places and is trying to find a place that is not too expensive. The club previously decided on the date to be December 5th. Please keep an eye out for anymore information, as the date is getting closer.

Nominations Committee – Lois presented the slate of nominees for next year’s offices:

President – Maria Redinger

Vice President – Heather Bunting, Felicia Humpherys

Treasurer – Donna Bernardelli

Secretary – Valerie Marshall

2-year director – Pam MacFarlane, Sharon Dudley, Rene Gunderson

1-year director – Will remain as Jamey Robbins

1 Director will be appointed after the election to sit in place of the “previous president.”

Maria and Valerie will make and send out the ballots soon. Please send all ballots to Jennifer Smith, 1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID 83644.

Sharon made a motion to accept the nomination slate as presented. Felicia seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

Tack Swap/Sale – Valerie let the club know that the tack swap would be held at Whispering Pine Horse Farm on November 13th from 10am-3pm at 8250 Cherry Lane, Nampa, ID. Please thank Jan Gibson and Tom Frank for opening their barn to us at no cost!

Door prize was won by Valerie!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 16th – Hallowed Hauntings Playday, Birt Arena, Nampa

Nov. 6th – Equine Health and Emergency First Aid Clinic – Birt Arena, Nampa

Next meeting will be November 11th at Jennifer Smith’s house (1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID) at 630pm.

Heather motioned to adjourn the meeting, and Jamey seconded. Motion passed, meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

 

 

Minutes of September 9th, 2021, at Jennifer Smith’s house, 1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Robin Willeman, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Lois Cant, Pam MacFarlane, Sharon Dudley, Janet Fries, Maria and Brock Redinger, Heather and Jim Bunting, Kelli Phillips, Donna Gramarossa, Jennifer Smith, Felicia Humpherys, Loretta Hall, Jennifer Waugh, and Brenda Paladini.

Secretary minutes: Heather motioned to approve the minutes from last month, Jamey seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: August’s Beginning balance: $4,534.06. Deposits are $350.00 by donations for hi-point buckles. Expenses are $475.00 for insurance. Outstanding checks/bills include $50.00 for the Western Idaho Fair awards. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $4,934.06. Jamey made a motion to accept the report, and Felicia seconded. Motion passed by the club. Jamey also made a motion to allow the executive board to decide if a discount can be applied for members who attend the First-Aid clinic, only if the show numbers are good enough. Brenda seconded the motion, and the motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS:

By-Laws Committee – Jamey and Sharon reported more changes made to the by-laws. Most changes were little word changes or making a sentence simple. In Section 305, they added that a virtual attendee does have full voting rights. In Section 801, they changed the Activities Committee to Fun Committee, took out Trophies and Ribbons, as well as Show Points, and made it all Year End Awards. Also added the VSC (Vital Statistics Committee). In Section 802, “by letter or Newsletter, solicit all members for volunteer to” was changed to “keep a written record of each of the committees”. The sentence to ask those interested members to respond back to the president has been struck out. All committees are required to report their activity and/or suggestions at the next general meeting, instead of keeping minutes and submitting to the secretary for the club files. In Section 803 (Audit committee), it was struck out that “the committee shall audit the records of all committees and shall perform such other duties, as may be incidental to their office”. Section 805 (Elections Committee) was renamed Ballot Counting Committee, and in the description it was added that “the ballot counting committee will be chosen at the November meeting and will consist of at least two current members, in good standing, and are not on the ballot”. All changes discussed were approved by the members present.

First-Aid Clinic – November 6th at Al Birt Arena in Nampa, ID is when the clinic will take place. It will be an all day event. Price is $159.00 per member, for the whole day. Last minute details to follow.

NEW BUSINESS

Club show – Some help is still needed. It was discussed that help was needed for trail set up, as well as the gate and scribing for judges. Leadline will be as close to 2pm as possible, and help with the buckets and prizes for that would be appreciated.

Silent Auction – Please get any items to Maria or Kelli before set up on Friday evening at 630pm.

Fun Committee – Play date is set for October 16th at Al Birt Arena in Nampa, ID. Flyer and sign up sheets soon to follow!

Reminder to get your point sheets accounted for and ready! November 1st is the Deadline to turn in your high point award sheets!

Christmas YEA Banquet – Ideas are needed to start thinking about a time and place. December 5th at 11am was decided. Star Riverhouse is an idea for a possible location. More details to follow.

Nominations Committee needs to get in contact with those eligible for office positions. Members can send the committee their nominations. There needs to be a slate made by the October meeting, so it can be counted at the November meeting. Donna G., Jane S., and Lois C. are on the committee.

Tack Swap/Sale – Valerie brought the idea of a club tack swap/sale to the club. Club liked the idea and figured a date sometime after the play day would be best. Some ideas were if it should be opened to the public or stay within the club. If it is opened to the public, should people pay for a spot? A place also needs to be decided on.

Felicia brought up some of the ISHSA rule changes that were submitted. One was that those driving in Youth Roadster should wear helmets. That was voted as a no. They believed it was of personal preference for the youth/parents to make. Another proposal was for changes for gait calls in driving classes. That was voted as a no. They are sticking to the PtHA gait calls. The last proposal sent in regarding minis was that headers should be allowed in all driving classes (including Roadster) at line up for safety reasons. That was voted as a yes.

Door prize was won by Janet Fries.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 11th – IDAMHC/Who Dun It Open Horse Show, Birt Arena, Nampa, ID
September 11th – PNQHA Ranch Show, Mountainview Arena (POSTPONED)
September 24th-26th – ISHSA Fall Double Point Open Horse Show, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID
October 16th – IDAMHC Hallowed Hauntings In Hand Play Day, Birt Arena, Nampa, ID
Next meeting will be October 14th at Jennifer Smith’s house (1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID) at 630pm.

Jamey motioned to adjourn the meeting, and Heather seconded. Motion passed, meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

 

 

Minutes of August 12th, 2021, at Jennifer Smith’s house, Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Janet Fries, Pam MacFarlane, Jane Steele, Felicia and Amy Humpherys, Jennifer Green, Jennifer Smith, Lois Cant, Lisa George, Sharon Dudley, Valerie Ellis, Loretta Hall, Lynne Wing, Heather and James Bunting, Jamey Robbins, Donna Bernardelli, Maria and Brock Redinger, and Valerie Marshall.

July’s secretary minutes were reviewed. Heather requested a name change under the By-Laws Committee report as she was not the one who gave the report. Felicia motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, along with the name change, and Lynne seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report:

July’s Beginning balance: $5,039.06. Deposits are $20.00 in memberships. Expenses are $0.00. Outstanding checks are $50.00 for the Western Idaho Fair awards and $475.00 for club insurance. There is still an Outstanding Bill of $79.99 for Pam MacFarlane that was for paying GoDaddy. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $4,584.06. It was discussed that the club should pay back Pam for getting the website back after it crashed. Felicia made a motion that the club pay Pam back the $79.99 she paid GoDaddy, plus $100.00 for her troubles in getting the site back up but rounding it to a total of $180.00. Jamey seconded the motion and it passed by the club. Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Jamey seconded. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

  • By-Laws Committee meeting – Sharon reported that the committee met on July 22nd. On their edited version they added the club’s logo, clarified “ponies” in the sections previously discussed, and clarified the section where it says the club is “educating breed standards”. This last meeting the committee clarified that “business” portions in the By-Laws is referring to the Secretary of State. It was also clarified that “new members” ages were to be counted at the beginning of the year, like on horse papers. In Article 3 for meetings, the committee removed things that were stated twice and clarified that meetings followed the principles of Roberts Rules of Order. The next committee meeting they will discuss voting and how updates will be shown to the general membership.

  • First-Aid Clinic – Heather reserved Birt Arena for November 6th as the clinic location. She could cancel it if the club decided on elsewhere. It would be $150.00 to hold the clinic there. Lisa motioned to keep the reservation at Birt Arena, and Lynne seconded. Motion passed by the club.

  • Club show – It was discussed that the show still needed a ranch judge, and whether the club should raise the class prices. With ISHSA raising their own prices and having clubs pay back per class instead of per entry, it was decided the club would raise their prices. ISHSA classes will be $9.00, non-ISHSA classes will be $8.00, and any who pre-register will save one dollar per class entered. The show secretary has a program on her computer to keep track of those who pre-register and the difference for ISHSA and non-ISHSA classes. The show secretary will also double check to make sure everyone gets charged for the correct amount for each class. Trail classes will be monitored so that those who don’t pre-register will still be charged accordingly. Jamey is also coming out with a sign-up sheet to include all duties that will be needing volunteers at the show. All the help will be greatly appreciated. Please keep an eye out for the sign-up sheet.

NEW BUSINESS

  • Silent Auction – If you have any items or baskets to donate, please get them to Maria and Kelli as soon as possible. It will be encouraged that cash and checks only will be allowed, and that checks be separate from the show fees check.

  • Western Idaho Fair sponsorship – The invoice has been received for the awards that the club sponsored.

  • ISHSA report – Heather reported that ISHSA had a due date of August 1st for anyone who wanted to submit rule changes. ISHSA approved the adding of Ranch classes for 2022, and the Fall Double Point will have a Championship class for showmanship.

Door prize was won by Jim Bunting!

UPCOMING EVENTS

-WIF Driving Aug. 24-25, Boise Fairgrounds

-WIF In-Hand Aug. 27, Boise Fairgrounds

-TVPHC Open Show Sept. 4, Birt Arena

-IDAMHC Open Show Sept. 11. Birt Arena

-PNQHA Ranch Show Sept. 11, Mountain View Arena

-ISHSA Fall Double Point Open Show Sept. 24-26, Idaho Horse Park

Next meeting will be September 9th, 6:30 pm at Jennifer Smith’s house, 1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID.

Jamey made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Heather seconded. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

 

 

Minutes of July 8th, 2021, at Jennifer Smith’s house, 1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Robin Willeman, Lynne Wing, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Lois Cant, Pam MacFarlane, Sharon Dudley, Janet Fries, Maria and Brock Redinger, Heather and Jim Bunting, Kelli Phillips, Valerie Ellis, Donna Gramarossa, Jennifer Smith, and Jennifer Green via Google Meets.

Secretary minutes: Jamey motioned to approve the minutes from last month, Heather seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: June’s Beginning balance: $5039.06. Deposits are $0.00. Expenses are $0.00. Outstanding checks/bills include $475.00 for Insurance, a bill of $50.00 for the Western Idaho Fair awards, and $18.99 that Pam paid towards GoDaddy. Heather made a motion for the club to pay Pam back for the $18.99. Lynne seconded the motion, and it was passed by the club. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,089.06. Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Jamey seconded. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS:

Club swag: Lynne was able to pass out orders that were received.

By-Laws Committee: Heather reported that the committee had met and went over the first two articles of the clubs By-Laws. The club logo needs to be added above the wording on the page, as it states. In section 103 the verbiage needs to include “add virtual” for meetings, and in the “goal section” and other places there needs to be verbiage to add “ponies” along with minis. It was discussed that the “breed standards” needs to be revisited and discussed more. The committee will meet again July 22nd.

Star Parade: Eight members and their horses attended. Fun was had by all! Voting closes 7/13 at 5pm and will be announced 7/20 at the Star Council meeting.

First-Aid clinic updates: Heather let the club know that November 6th worked best for the clinician. Now the club must settle on a venue. Heather was going to look into Birt Arena’s availability. It would cost $159.00 for the whole day. It is still being discussed if the club would pay part of that for members. The clinician would prefer for the club to offer horses to use, and she would not have any travel charge of there were at least twelve attendees.

Website: It has been discussed previously that members would prefer if their emails were not visible to the public. Pam is going to try and figure out how she can accomplish that with the help of Jamey as well.

NEW BUSINESS:

Treasure Valley WHIPS Club: The WHIPS will be putting on a driving playday July 25th. Please check out Facebook and the WHIPS website for more info. Ground driving is allowed, and it is $10.00 per person/horse.

Silent Auction for our show: It was agreed that we should continue with our annual silent auction at the horse show in September. Jamey said she could put together a sign-up sheet like what she did for Expo, because the club needs more help through out the day with the auction and the show. Kelli, Sharon, and Lynne volunteered to help with the silent auction, as well as Kelli has some boys that can help with clean up through out the day. Verna will also help with Hi-Points again this year. There are some classes that need to be added to the showbill including Pleasure Youth, Roadster Youth, Youth Hunter, and Hunter. The show committee also needs to find one more judge.

Western Idaho Fair: The deadline to enter in-hand or driving portion of the fair is August 5th, if you turn in your entry in person or via mail. The deadline is August 8th if turned in online. Remember that for the in-hand portion this show is a registered light horse show and you will need to send in copies of your horses’ papers. For more info, please visit idahofair.com for all entry guidelines.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Who Dun It Show – July 10th, Birt Arena in Nampa

ISHSAMV Open Show – July 17th, Twin Falls Fair Grounds

Phantasy Phun ISHSA Open Show – July 24th, Birt Arena in Nampa

Treasure Valley WHIPS Driving Playday – July 25th, Birt Arena in Nampa

Door prize was won by Lynne!

Next Meeting: August 12th, 6:30 P.M., location TBA —

**Amended to say meeting will take place at Jennifer Smith’s house again. 1323 N KCID Rd., Middleton, ID.

Jamey made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Heather seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

 

Minutes of June 10th, 2021 at Middleton Place Park, Middleton, ID.

Maria was absent, so Heather brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Robin Willeman, Janet Fries, Pam MacFarlane, Jane Steele, Felicia Humpherys, Jennifer Waugh, Jennifer Smith, Donna Gramarossa, Heather and James Bunting, Jamey Robbins, and Valerie Marshall. Members who joined via Google: Sharon Dudley and Jennifer Green.

May’s secretary minutes were reviewed. Jamey motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Robin seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report:

Donna was absent, so there was no treasurer’s report. Heather did mention that the club’s insurance needed to be renewed, so she wanted approval from the club to have that paid, because it had to happen between meetings. Felicia made a motion that the club pay the insurance renewal, and Pam seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

  • Jessica Vassar Clinic: Jessica has had some personal reasons come up, so she will not be holding any lessons or clinics this year. The club discussed possibly having her or others come out earlier in the year of 2022. The club also discussed keeping the dates (July 30th -31st) at Jennifer’s place and have the clinic be held and trained by members.

  • First-Aid Clinic: Heather talked to Meredith a little more about possible dates and details. The club looked between October and November and settled on either October 30th, or November 6th as possible dates. If the club has a minimum of 12 people participate in this clinic, then there will be no travel expenses for the club to pay. More details to follow as the dates gets closer.

NEW BUSINESS

  • By-Law Committee: The committee did not meet. Pam had sent out an email to all members, asking if anyone who was not at the last meeting would be interested in being a part of the by-law committee. Nobody responded to the email, so Sharon Dudley (who volunteered at the last meeting) will be the fifth person of the by-law committee.

  • The June Who Dun It Show is not ISHSA approved. The July show and the IDAMHC September show is ISHSA approved.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • June 19th ISHSA Magic Valley, Twin Falls County Fair Ground

  • June 26th Who Dun It/IDAMHC Series, Birt Arena in Nampa, ID (NOT ISHSA APPROVED)

  • July 3rd, Star Home Celebration Parade, Star, ID

Door prize was won by Jamey!

Next meeting will be July 8th, 2021 6:30 pm, Middleton Place Park, Middleton, ID. You can choose to bring your own chair, but we do plan to meet under the structure at the park. If there is any inclement weather the club does need to be on the lookout for potential meeting places because The Sunrise in Middleton has cut back their hours and closes at 2pm every day.

Jamey made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Robin seconded the motion. The motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall.

 

Minutes of May 13th, 2021 at Middleton Place Park, Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Maria Redinger, Heather and Jim Bunting, Donna Gramarossa, Jennifer, Molly, and Louise Green, Robin Willeman, Loretta Hall, Pam MacFarlane, Felicia Humpherys, Sharon Dudley, Jennifer Waugh, Lisa George, Jamey Robbins, Donna Bernardelli, Lois Cant, Kelli Phillips, and Valerie Marshall.

April’s secretary minutes were reviewed. Felicia motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Robin seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report:

April’s Beginning balance: $5,353.57. Deposits are $20.00 in memberships. Expenses are $0.00. Outstanding checks are $150.00 to WISK awards, $58.75 to Jamey Robbins for Idaho Horse Expo expenses. There is also an Outstanding bill of $50.00 for the Western Idaho Fair awards. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,214.82. Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Sharon seconded. Motion passed by the club. Not in the report yet was that Pam MacFarlane had paid the $215.76 GoDaddy renewal fee for the club’s website page. Sharon motioned that the club reimburse Pam for that expense. Jamey seconded the motion, and the motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

– SWAG: All swag online has been put on hold. This subject was tabled to New Business.

– Clinic: The In-Hand Clinic with Jessica Vassar was decided to be on July 30-31st if there is enough interest for two days. The club would pay for Jessica’s hotel stay and travel down and back. It was discussed if auditing would be offered, but it could be limited because of the space and lack of sound. All lessons would be one-hour private lessons, so if you want to learn more about halter, showmanship, trail, jumper, hunter, etc. please contact Felicia to reserve a spot. Felicia made a motion that the club pay for Jessica’s travel and stay, and Heather seconded the motion, as well as amended the motion to where the club pays Jessica $200.00 ($100.00 each day). Motion passed by the club.

NEW BUSINESS

– The Executive Board has met and discussed many items.

1) Business items should be approved at a general meeting. The board discussed having the By-Law updated to allow electronic decisions to be made under certain circumstances. It was agreed upon by the club that the By-Laws committee would meet to discuss changes to the By-Laws and report back at the next general meeting.

2) New members often feel left out. The board discussed having two main people to share and connect with everyone. Those two people would be Pam MacFarlane and Lisa George. It was also discussed to try and have a digital access point for the general meetings. The club agreed that Pam and Lisa would be the main people to contact everyone when needed, and Jamey Robbins would set up a Google Meet for the next meeting. A link will be sent out via email.

3) Wanting to go through each section of the By-Laws at every meeting. This way the club can better understand them and make decisions along the way. The board discussed having the directors being fully involved in the By-Laws committee with one director to be the chairmen, as well as having two other general members involved. The club agreed with this.

4) Club logo. The online club swag was put on hold with nine days left. It was brought to the attention of the board of directors that the tagline the club had voted for earlier this year was not meant to be attached to the logo or go through it. The board discussed different options to fix the problem so the club could still get swag. The club then voted on keeping the current logo design and removing the tagline. The tagline can be added onto pens, banners, etc. if it does not go through the existing logo.

5) Creating a Golden Membership. The board discussed creating a golden membership for those who have been members for a long time, or if others nominate people who believe they should have one. Details are still in the works. Heather made a motion that the Golden Membership be presented at the Year End Awards Banquet annually. Jamey seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

6) Club survey. The board discussed creating a survey for members to get input about the club and see what members wanted to see or do more of. The club agreed to this and it was decided that Jamey Robbins would create a survey on SurveyMonkey.com later in the year when the executive board meets again and has more suggestions to put on the survey. This survey will most likely come out towards the end of the year.

7) Personal information on the website. The board discussed if there was a way to make all the members information private. Pam said she would discuss this with the original website creators. This was tabled as Pam tries to get ahold of original creators.

8) Who Dun It & IDAMHC Show series- It was discussed that the merging of both clubs was not properly discussed or voted on. The showbill has been ISHSA approved now and cannot be changed. The mini club is only responsible for their September show and only a small portion of the buckle awards will need to be paid by the club later. The mini cub can add more specialized, non-ISHSA, mini- friendly classes. But there are already a few on the showbill.

-First-Aid Clinic- Heather got ahold of Twisted Pine Training to see if they could get a clinic scheduled in our area for smaller equine. She received a brochure that listed options and prices. Donna made a motion for Heather to get more information before the club decides whether to book her for a day. Jamey seconded the motion, and the motion passed by the club.

-Parade of America- Heather let the club know that she had talked to the insurance and the parade was covered. Heather had information packets and emails sent out with details.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-May 14th and 15th – WISK AMHR/ASPC/NSPPR sanctioned show. Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-May 16th – WISK AMHA sanctioned show. Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-May 29th – SDYHC Open show, New Plymouth, ID

-June 19th – ISHSA Magic Valley show, Twin Falls County Fair Ground

-June 26th – Who Dun It and IDAMHC Series Show #2, Birt Arena, Nampa, ID

-July 3rd STAR PARADE

Donna Gramarossa won the door prize!

Next meeting will be June 10th, 6:30pm at Middleton Place Park, Middleton, ID. You can choose to bring your own chair, but we do plan to meet under the structure at the park.

Heather made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Jamey seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

Minutes of April 8th, 2021 at The Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Maria Redinger, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Felicia Humpherys, Sharon Dudley, Jennifer Smith, Lynne Wing, Lisa George, Jennifer Green, Donna Gramarossa, and Pam MacFarlane.

March secretary minutes were reviewed. Felicia motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Sharon seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report:

March’s Beginning balance: $5,547.37. Deposits are $40.00 in memberships and $36.20 in club SWAG. Expenses are $0.00. Outstanding checks are $150.00 to WISK awards, $60.00 for the ISHSA sanctioned fee, and $60.00 for the Idaho Horse Council. There is also an Outstanding bill of $50.00 for the Western Idaho Fair awards. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,353.57. Jamey made a motion to accept the report, and Lynne seconded. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

– SWAG: There was discussion between using either Teezers or Pullover Prints for more club SWAG. Teezers would only be online and for a limited time. The member that goes on the site could personalize with a name for $2.50 extra and would need to pay online. The WHIPS club also uses the site for their SWAG, so Donna B. said she would ask for more details on how it works. Lisa George volunteered to help set-up the site once details were worked out. Kelli P. would still oversee Pullover Prints, and Maria wants to keep them lined up as a backup. Lynne motioned that Lisa oversee Teezers and Felicia seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club. Felicia motioned that Kelli stay in charge of Pullover Prints and Jennifer Smith seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Clinic: Felicia said that May dates were no longer available for the In-Hand Clinic with Jessica Matheson. Members need to be thinking about the number of sessions they would want to participate in, and preferred dates and time soon. Obstacles and jumping are choices for in-hand sessions, if wanted.

NEW BUSINESS

– Expo: The booth will have a laptop set-up with a slide show of pictures between our club and the WHIPS. If you are bringing a horse to be in the booth, please bring your own buckets and feed. For those participating in the demo, drivers will be on the outside of the ring and in-hand horses on the inside with obstacles.

– Maria reminded everyone to turn in declarations and membership forms for points to count with the activities you are doing with your horses.

It was brought up that the club should have an award for Volunteer/Behind the scenes person/helper. It would be presented at the end of the year banquet. Details are still underway, but those nominating will have to supply reasons why they think a member deserves this award!

UPCOMING EVENTS

-April 9th-11th Idaho Horse Expo, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-April 24th and 25th Treasure Valley WHIPS annual Bombproofing Clinic, Al Birt arena, Nampa, ID

-May 14th and 15th – WISK AMHR/ASPC/NSPPR sanctioned show. Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-May 16th – WISK AMHA sanctioned show. Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-July 3rd STAR PARADE

Jennifer Green won the door prize!

Next meeting will be May 13th, 6:30pm at Middleton Place Park, Middleton, ID. You can choose to bring your own chair, but we do plan to meet under the structure at the park.

Jamey made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Lynne seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

 

 

 

Minutes of March 11th, 2021 at The Original Sunrise Cafe in Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

Those in attendance: Maria Redinger, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Felicia Humpherys, Jane Steele, Sharon Dudley, Jennifer Smith, and Heather and James Bunting.

February secretary minutes were reviewed. Donna motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Jamey seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report:

February’s Beginning balance: $5,376.32. Deposits are $20.00 in memberships. Expenses are $60.00 for the ISHSA Sanctioned fee. Outstanding checks are $25.00 to AMHA, $25.00 to AMHR/ASPC, and $60.00 to the Idaho Horse Council. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,597.37. Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Sharon seconded. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

Driving Drill team: Meetings should be happening soon!

-ISHSA club show: The club’s show date was moved to September 11th. There was discussion about possible judges and managers. The show secretary will be Jaime Wills. More information will follow as time gets closer.

-Idaho Horse Expo: Friday April 9th the club will be participating in the entry of the Breed Challenge opening, as well as the Breed Spotlight at 5 p.m. There will be sign ups available shortly for the breed spotlight performance, as well as for the booth for April 9, 10, and 11.

NEW BUSINESS

-Points and awards committee would like to remind everyone to turn in your memberships and award declarations for 2021! You must be a member to run for awards, and points do not start to count until your declarations are turned in to the secretary.

– Facebook page: Giveaways are happening on Facebook! Make sure you follow and stay tuned into our page!

– Western Idaho Fair awards and sponsors: There will be a 2021 Western Idaho Fair and the club agreed to sponsor a $50.00 prize basket for the Open Horse Show portion which covers in-hand classes.

– WISK: The Western Idaho Summer Kickoff is May 14-16th. The club had agreed to sponsor awards again. Donna made a motion that the club sponsor $75.00 towards the AMHA portion, and $75.00 towards the AMHR/ASPC portion. Jamey seconded the motion, passed by the club.

– Clinic idea: Felicia brought up an idea for an in-hand clinic with Jessica Matheson. She is still working on details but would be a day or two (depending on attendance) and would be one hour time slots for $100.00 that one person could work on/ask advice about halter, showmanship, trail, jumper/hunter. More info to come.

Mini Hoofbeats 4-H club:

-Amy has competed in Horse Bowl for County and District and did very well.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-March 5, 12, 19, 26th TVPHC winter schooling show series, Al Birt Arena, Nampa, ID

-March 27th Treasure Valley WHIPS will have another informal in-hand and driving play day at Al Birt arena, Nampa, ID

-April 3rd and 4th ISHSA Spring Double Point, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-April 9th-11th Idaho Horse Expo, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-April 24th and 25th Treasure Valley WHIPS annual Bombproofing Clinic, Al Birt arena, Nampa, ID

-July 3rd STAR PARADE

VIRTUAL SHOWS

-Victoryacresfarm.com – March videos due by March 31st by midnight. Ribbons go out to 6th place and there are hi-points for age divisions and ground driving.

Maria Redinger won the door prize!

Next meeting will be a short one on April 8th, 2021 at the Idaho Horse Park for the Horse Expo set-up. Time to be announced.

Heather made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Jamey seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall

Minutes of February 11th, 2021 at The Original Sunrise Cafe in Middleton, ID.

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

*Those in attendance: Maria Redinger, Valerie Marshall, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Tess Eastman, Felicia and Amy Humpherys, Jane Steele, Sharon Dudley, Kelli and Courtney Phillips, Jennifer Smith, Lisa George, Lynne Wing, Heather and James Bunting, Alishia Rea, and William Carlson.

*November secretary minutes were reviewed. Heather motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Jamey seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report:

*December 2020: Beginning balance: $5,746.55. Deposits were $0.00. Expenses were $325.33 to Maria for awards, and $306.90 to Louie’s for the awards banquet. Total amount for expenses were $632.23. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,164.32.

*January 2021: Beginning balance: $5,114.32. Deposits were $0.00. Expenses were $0.00. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,164.32.

*February 2021: Beginning balance: $5,114.32. Deposits were $145.00 in memberships, $17.00 for swag, and $100.00 from Kimbra Esquida as a thank you for the clubs 2020 show and to contribute to the clubs 2021 show. Expenses were $0.00. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $5,426.32. Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Felicia seconded. Motion passed by the club.

*The audit for 2019-2020 was done by Donna B., Robin, Lynne, and Brenda.

OLD BUSINESS:

*SWAG: There was an email that went out describing what was left of club swag from last year. There were enough people at the meeting that wanted more this year that Donna B. suggested Tzers. Kelli said she would look into it, so there should be more information to come.

*Driving Drill team: Any meetings were tabled until the weather got better.

*ISHSA club show: There was a lot of discussion about whether the club should stay sanctioned with ISHSA and all their rules, or not, for the club show. There is more to discuss, but it was decided the club should pay the sanction fee for ISHSA. Jamey made a motion for the club to pay the ISHSA sanctioned fee, Felicia seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

NEW BUSINESS

*Club website: It was discussed if the club wanted to continue having the website and it was quickly decided that it is too important not to have. Jamey also volunteered to assist Pam in running the site for the future. Felicia made a motion that the club pay the fee for website, and Jamey seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

*Facebook page: It was decided that the club’s Facebook page needed less admins and editors. Donna B. made a motion to only have Maria and Lisa be admins on the page, Felicia seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club. Lisa also said she was going to start an Instagram page for the club.

*DUES: AMHA, AMHR, and Idaho Horse Council memberships all needed to be renewed. Heather made a motion that the club pay all the renewals, Lisa seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

*2021 Committees: The president went through the list of committees so members could either step away or join committees that they wanted to.

*NOHSA: Heather brought up an online horse show association that would count for online points and local show points. It is called the National Open Horse Show Association. Remember that any online show that you do can be counted towards show points within the club. If you would like to check this one out the website is showhsa.com.

*The points and awards committee revised all the awards and points systems forms. Please check them out on the club’s website and get your declaration forms filled out and turned into Valerie so your show points can start to count!

*Mini Hoofbeats 4-H club will start having Zoom meetings on February 19th.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27th Mountain View Training and Show Center, Middleton, ID. PNQHA winter schooling shows (halter and showmanship classes mixed in with big horses).

-Feb. 27th Treasure Valley WHIPS club will have an informal in-hand and driving play day at Al Birt arena, Nampa, ID

-March 5, 12, 19, 26th TVPHC winter schooling show series, Al Birt Arena, Nampa, ID

-March 27th Treasure Valley WHIPS will have another informal in-hand and driving play day at Al Birt arena, Nampa, ID

-April 3rd and 4th ISHSA Spring Double Point, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-April 9th-11th Idaho Horse Expo, Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID

-April 24th and 25th Treasure Valley WHIPS annual Bombproofing Clinic, Al Birt arena, Nampa, ID

VIRTUAL SHOWS: Victoryacresfarm.com – Videos due Feb. 28th by midnight, March videos due by March 31st by midnight. Ribbons go out to 6th place and there are hi-points for age divisions and ground driving.

Jennifer Smith won the door prize!

Next meeting will be March 11th, 2021 at the Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID at 6:30 p.m.

Heather made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Jamey seconded the motion. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by your Secretary, Valerie Marshall