Idaho Miniature Horse Club General Meeting Minutes

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


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.


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.


-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.


-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


-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