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OVAHA Board Meeting Minutes
Tuesday January 25, 2009
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Sherri Lewis, Mary Loden, Sharon Hanks, Louise Michels, Marcia Doncaster, Krista Bowman, Debbie Glasener, Tammy Hawkey, Suzy Zech, Becky Pitcock, Dale Pitcock, Terry Tatman, Jean Hedger, and Debbie Swigart

Sherri welcomed us and called the meeting to order.

It was moved to not read the minutes from the prior (December) meeting.

Sherri has reported that we will cancel the Community Show for this year.  There was a bit of talk about IN/Reg 13 wanting to do a mini-circuit with us.  Terry mentioned maybe just doing a fun show with all breeds invited or sponsoring Arab classes in Central State shows to promote the awareness of the breed to others.  Sherri reported that Glenis has moved to Phoenix, so we need someone to take on the Futurity.  Reminder of the tack sales, Preble County sale is Sun 1 Mar 9-4 and Warren County is Sunday 8 Mar 11-4 (setup 9-10).  We need workers for both.  Sharon will send out an e-mail announcement about them.  Talked about doing a monthly newsletter to members to keep them involved.

Hi-point award banquet – it was decided to hold it with the Reg 14 Awards Banquet again this year.  It will be on Sat Mar 21, between 11-3, with time to be determined later.  We were informed that the Arabian News is no more and has closed shop.

Louise handed out copies of two reports, one End of Year Recap and a January 2009 Report.  She explained what was included in the Administrative Expenses (Halloween and Christmas parties, website fee, flowers, delegates, and non-profit status renewal, etc).  The booths for the tack sales have been paid for.

Suzy said that we have 31 year, five 3-year, one associate, and 5 Life members.  The numbers keep changing month to month.

Rec Riding
Marcia reported she had the logs in for 2008.  We have 19 members signed up.  She wants to make changes in the prize levels with the first one being at 25 hours instead of 50 hours.  She received $100 from Reg 14 for prizes.  When the weather breaks she will set some dates for rides.

Summer Sizzler (SS)
The committee meeting was held just prior to the Board Meeting.  The judges have been selected, the dates are July 18 & 19 at the Champions Center in Springfield.  The Championship classes will be dropped and instead the more popular TBA classes will be added.  There will not be any Sport Horse classes as a separate judge would be needed. 

Other Business
The Strawberry Festival is the 1st weekend in June and is the same weekend as the Medallion and Hoosier shows.  We need volunteers to work.  Linda Laufer showed said she is trying to get in touch with Alex Ramage – Debbi said she would be heading to Phoenix on Wed.  Feb 1st is the tack sale for Clark County 4-H.  Have a flyer from Mary to send to members as a reminder.  Mentioned the Big-D program.  She needs the membership list from Suzy, and Suzy said she would get it to Mary.

Meeting adjourned at 11:15

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