GDCTA Board Meeting Overview April 16, 2018
The regular meeting was held at Shannondale Farm on April 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Board members in attendance were Caren Caverly, Joanne Morse, Julie Shannon, Peri Lambros, Rebecca Bowman, Erin McCloud, Amanda Garner, and Peter West. Also in attendance were Lori Goodwin, Chris Hutchings, and Kathy Duffy. Treasurer’s Report: There was a small profit for February and March. Dressage: Trainer’s Symposium was well attended and well received. Planning for hosting again next year has begun. Videos of rides will be available for sale on the website. Combined Training: The Stephen Bradley clinic will be held at Poplar Place Farm in June. Membership: Membership is the same as this time last year with 681 members. Horse Show Recognition: We have received 61 applications for horse shows so far. 30 of those shows have taken place for the 2018 awards year. Riders have been very prompt in getting their scores submitted for year-end awards. Youth Chairperson: Their monthly meeting has moved to a conference call format which has allowed more people to participate. The new committee for 2018 has been formed. The kids are currently preparing for their spring education event. Kudzu Klinic: Erin McCloud has committed to another KK dressage clinic this year. Other clinics are in the developing stages and will be announced as soon as all details are finalized. Collegiate: The website has been updated so that collegiate scores can be easily submitted by riders. Old Business: An email will be going out to members about upcoming events and opportunities available to members. New Business: A position had opened up for organizing sponsors for GDCTA. Caren met with India Lynn Wilkinson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss filling the position. It was a unanimous decision by the board to bring her on. She will be on a yearly contract and will be in charge of sponsorships and marketing for GDCTA.
A new volunteer appreciation program is in the making which will include an award for the volunteer with the most hours being presented at Gala. Official details will be finalized this summer and put into effect for the 2019 awards year.
Next meeting: 7:00 PM May 21, 2018 Shannondale Farm 2395 Birmingham Road Milton, GA
Complete GDCTA Board of Directors meeting minutes are available upon request to the Recording Secretary.
Financial records are available upon written request to the Treasurer.
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