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January 2017

New Members: 

Karla & Wil Mejia

Misfit Farm

1575 Gheen Road

Salisbury, NC 28147

1-704-213-3420

kbmhwm@gmail.com

Whiskers & Paws Vet

 

Faith lost her big boy, Casper to colic 1/10/2017

Wishing Polly a speedy recovery form double knee replacement surgery January 24th

New Year’s Day Dessert Drive?

Paradox Farm 1/1/2017

Plans changed a few times due to weather and not knowing how many people were going to show up.

First, we canceled the driving part due to expected cold rain, and then we moved from Faith’s house to the log cabin. We ended up with13 people, two of which are now new members. Welcome Karla & Wil. Of course, the desserts were plentiful and delicious!

We held a brief BOD/Meeting with BOD Members Faith, Woody, Marilyn, Nancy, Bev, Polly, Tommy Jeff & Tricia. Also present were; Bill Davis, Charlotte Woodall, Karla & Wil Mejia

Charlotte said the Stamey Farm people are looking to do another Derby day May 6th with us as the entertainment. Woody talked about the Tryon International Equestrian Center possibly putting on the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018. Maybe we could volunteer there. Polly talked about doing another Fire Safety and intro to driving clinic.

We talked about trying to promote the club and Karla said using Facebook is the best way to promote our events. She will share any info with other equestrian clubs/friends she is in contact with on Facebook.

Woody will try to get Amy Neary to do another clinic on Feb 11th when we do our Chili cook-off/drive. We talked about other places that might have an indoor arena in case of bad weather (Rising Hope Farm or Lone Hickory).

Faith would really like us to RSVP to any & all events. It is frustrating to spend our time planning and setting up an event to have 3 people show up and the next time have 15 show up. Event planners really need a heads up on how many to plan for if they are going to do things, like scavenger hunts etc.

The following is a list of dates (some tentatively) planned for this year’s schedule.

January 22nd General Meeting at the Sagebrush, Mocksville 2:00pm

February 18th Chili cook-off/possible Amy Neary Clinic, Paradox (Note this date has been changed to Feb 11-12th for the Amy Neary Clinic, Chili cook-off is still on the 18th)

March 18th Tricia to host

April 22nd ? To Be Announced (TBA)

May 6th Stamey Farm Derby Day

June 10th Breakfast Drive (I think we said at Paradox?) Gate open at 6:30am drive/ride and eat afterwards. Will need to co-ordinate food & Cook chefs.

July 8th Picnic at Marilyn Colvin’s Farm (no horses) Frisbee Golf tournament maybe horseshoes. Will need to co-ordinate food.

August ??? TBA. I will contact Moses Cohen to see about a possible camping weekend drive.

September 9th, 3rd Annual Picnic Basket Auction Drive.

October ??? TLC Farm, date TBA. Possible Emergency Equipment clinic & drive.

November 18th TBA Tommy will talk to Pat Hauser Riverview Farm.

December 3rd (Sunday) Annual Dirty Santa Christmas Party this time Woody & Charlotte will host.

Polly will be laid up later this month with a knee replacement on the 26th.

Meeting adjourned 4:00.

Charlotte shared photos of the sleigh she just restored. WOW!

Don’t forget your dues for next year can be paid online through PayPal,  http://whipsandwheelsdrivingclub.org/application.html

Alternatively, at our events or through the mail. (If you have a 16 in front of your E-mail or address (snail mail), your dues are due.

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General Meeting January 22, 2017 Sagebrush Mocksville

Meeting began 2:05pm

·         Faith Welcomed everyone & visitors Bill Davis, Waverley Kelly & Solitaire Kelly Pepper

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END OF YEAR Treasurer’s Report was gven:

Dues for 2017 are due

·         We VOTED for Member of Year

·         Attendance Awards (NONE, since attendance was SO lopsided) Very active Board members recused themselves and the rest of the tallies were; 7 coming twice and 7 coming once so couldn’t pick a winner.  Longest distance & Riders were the only outstanding attendance

Events scheduled so far:

·         January 1st 2017,  2nd Annual Dessert Drive at Paradox. Drive from 1-2:30pm, deserts at 3:00. BOD Meeting afterwards.

·         January 22nd  2017 General Meeting at Sagebrush. 1562 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville. The back room has been reserved for 2:00pm.

·         February 11th & 12th Amy Neary Clinic.  Faith  to host at Paradox Farm

·         February 18th 2nd Annual Chili cook-off & Drive as you please

·         March 18th Paradox Farm (NOT TLC) Tricia to host.

·         April 22nd ? To Be Announced (TBA)

·         May 6th Stamey Farm Derby Day

·         June 10th Breakfast Drive (I think we said at Paradox?) Gate open at 6:30am drive/ride and eat afterwards. Will need to co-ordinate food & Cook chefs.

·         July 8th Picnic at Marilyn Colvin’s Farm (no horses) Frisbee Golf tournament maybe horseshoes. Will need to co-ordinate food.

·         August ??? TBA. I will contact Moses Cohen to see about a possible camping weekend drive.

·         September 9th, 3rd Annual Picnic Basket Auction Drive.

·         October ??? TLC Farm, date TBA. (Carriages only) Possible Emergency Equipment clinic & drive.

·         November 18th TBA Tommy will talk to Pat Hauser Riverview Farm.

·         December 3rd (Sunday) Annual Dirty Santa Christmas Party this time Woody & Charlotte will host.

·         January 1st, 2018 3rd Annual Dessert Drive @ Paradox

Ideas for Events?

Tack Cleaning/Flea Market. Polly suggested “Drive a test/Judge a test” JC & Kathy dill talked about “Sport of Horse” Park in snow Camp. They have 3 ½-4 miles of (wide) trails Dressage ring and have set up for riding trec’s. These people are very interested in carriage driving and JA & Kathy will talk more to them about us possibly holding an event there. A suggestion was made to change the “Dessert Drive”  to an “Hour Dervs” Drive since we are all usually recovering form Sugar Highs from the Holidays!

Faith announced the Member of the Year but has to have the plaque made for the award. Congratulations Tommy Cope.

·         Door Prizes were won by JC Dill won a door prize and Bobbette Hyde.

·         We Adjourned 2:30pmMembership list as of 1/22/2017 was passed out

Don’t forget your dues for next year can be paid online through PayPal,  http://whipsandwheelsdrivingclub.org/application.html

or at our events or through the mail. (If you have a 16 in front of your E-mail or address (snail mail) your dues are due.