Idaho Miniature Horse Club General Meeting Minutes

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


Minutes of January 9th, 2020 at The Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID.

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

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Felicia Humpherys, Jane Steele, Amy Humpherys, Jennifer Waugh, Lynne Wing, Jamey Robbins, Donna Bernardelli, Maria Redinger, Sharon Dudley, Tess Eastman, Lois Cant, Donna Gramarossa, James and Heather Bunting, Christine and Doug Dredge. Guests: Leanne Dornan with kids.

November secretary minutes were reviewed since there was no meeting in December. Felicia motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Jamey seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance: $4,724.74. Payments were $193.00 towards the banquet, $10.00 for a membership, and $51.00 for club swag. Expenses were $10.00 for Middleton Chamber and $378.00 for Dickey’s BBQ. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $4,593.74. Maria still must settle the receipts and amount of money that was spent for awards at the banquet, but one of them was $245.71 from WITCO. Heather motioned to accept the treasurer’s report and Jamey seconded. The motion passed by the club.


-By-Laws Committee- Maria asked if the members present would prefer if a ballot was sent out to all members of the club to vote on the possible change of amending the sentence that says, “As an open club, we welcome all equine 38 inches and under” to “As an open club, we welcome all equine up to 48 inches” or if those present should vote on the matter now since it has been discussed at the last few meetings. Those present voted to vote on the matter at the meeting. There was some ending discussion on the matter before it was put to a vote. The vote passed to amend “all equine 38 inches and under” to “all equine up to 48 inches”.

-Club horse hats- Most people who ordered them have received theirs, but Maria says there are extras on the way, so if you would like to purchase one, they are $17.00, and you can contact her.

-End of the year Banquet- Everyone seemed to agree that the location and catering idea was great! Huge thank you to the Banquet committee and to those who could make it!


-AMHA & AMHR Renewals- The renewals for A and R were needing to be sent in, so Felicia made a motion for the club to pay the $25.00 fee for both for the year 2020. Lynne seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

-Idaho Horse Council- The renewal for the council was also needing to be sent, so Lois made a motion for the club to pay the $50.00 fee for the year 2020. Felicia seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

-ISHSA- The renewal for ISHSA was also due, so Heather made a motion for the club to pay the $60.00 fee for the year 2020. Jane seconded the motion and the motion passed by the club.

-Committees Sign Ups- Committees that anybody can sign up for are listed on the website, as well as descriptions of what that committee does. Those present at the meeting signed up for some, but the more the merrier! Even new members can get their feet wet and get involved!

-Mini Hoofbeats- Maria and Christine put out there that if any members had extra horses they would want to loan out to 4-H members who don’t have their own, they are looking. Help the 4-H club and “sponsor a youth”!


-February 7th is the deadline to purchase tickets for the ISHSA year-end banquet.

-February 14th ISHSA Spring Double Point Fundraiser Show at Al Birt Arena, Nampa, ID 6 p.m.

-February 15th ISHSA Year End Awards Banquet and silent auction at Centennial Baptist School, Caldwell, ID. 5-9pm. See details on ISHSA website.

-February 22nd WHIPS Bombproofing and Desensitizing playday at Al Birt Arena, Nampa, ID.

Pre-registration is preferred, and time slots are limited! For more information see their flyer on their Facebook page, Treasure Valley Whips Carriage Driving Club.

Heather won the door prize!

Next meeting will be February 13th, 2020 at the Sunrise in Middleton, ID at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive earlier if you plan on eating, so we can keep the meeting moving, as they now close at 8 p.m. Thank you.

Heather motioned to adjourn the meeting and Jamey seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Respectfully submitted by Valerie Marshall, Secretary