General Meeting February 2, 2016
Location and Time:
  Meeting held at Carroll County Office Building, 225 N. Center Street, Room 003-004 Lower Level, Westminster, MD and called to order at 7:30 by Darlene Welsh, President.
Attendance:
  Lynda Arnold, Janet Breeding, Carolyn Garber, Nancy Harmon, Peggy Miller, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp.
Volunteer Hours
  January 2016: 25 hours
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of January 5 2016 by Janet Breeding; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  Report for January 2016. View Here
Equestrian Center Report: Darlene Welsh
  Lynda Arnold indicated nothing to report. Janet Breeding reported that the Council’s tractor that is kept at the Equestrian Center has been serviced.
Equestrian Center Maintenance Report:
  Lynda Arnold reported Sunday, June 26, 2016 has been reserved by the Pony Club for a Games Rally.

Peggy Miller reported the Carroll County Western Circuit has requested to use one of the existing storage trailers for some of their show equipment. Motion to allow the storage in the 2nd trailer by Janet Breeding; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed.
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Tina Shupp provided several topics/contacts for special program ideas; Darlene will make contact with the potential speakers. Self-Help Project requests are due on 02/03/16 with presentation to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board on 02/24/16. (CCEC is not submitting a project at this time.) Copies of the Spring Program Guide were distributed/information is available on the Recreation and Parks website. Carroll County Bureau of Permits and Inspections notified Recreation and Parks that the shade pavilion installed at the Equestrian Center in August 2011 is to be inspected.
New Business
  Horse World Expo 2016 The blizzard of 2016 forced the first cancellation of HWE in 20 years. Page 91 of the February issue of the Equiery has all the details.

The 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program
of Carroll County Horse Fair will be held on SUNDAY, March 20, 2016 from 9:00 – 2:00. Volunteers are needed for 1 hour time slots. Contact Carolyn Garber at 410-549-5141 or email ccecofmd@yahoo.com to sign up.

Membership report
Peggy Miller reported 44 members to date.

Publicity/Promotion
Carolyn Garber reported the Calendar of Events/Membership/Equestrian Center brochures are available for distribution. Information has been submitted to the various media outlets.

Got Snow Photos?
Carolyn Garber suggested we invite members to submit snow photos to our Facebook page for sharing. The 2015 Volunteer of the Year photo/info will also be submitted for our Facebook page. (Thanks go to Linda Polzin for maintaining our Facebook page!)

Grant Applications for 2016/2017
Carolyn Garber volunteered to prepare the applications. The Maryland Horse Industry Board grant (for a clinician/special program) will be submitted again. Deadline is October 2016.

Maryland Department of Transportation/State Highway Administration/National Recreational Trails Fund Grant/Deadline
July 1, 2016. Motion by Janet Breeding to submit application for a large tractor similar to the first one obtained with grant money/tractor to be kept at the Equestrian Center; second by Lynda Arnold. Motion passed.

Hope to see you at the Social Dinner
Tuesday, March 15, 6 p.m.
At Maggie’s 310 E. Green Street Westminster, MD
RSVP to Darlene Welsh by 3/13/16 443-289-8926
Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Janet Breeding; second by Peggy Miller. Meeting adjourned 8:30 p.m.
Did you renew your membership for 2016?
Inclement Weather Policy
  If CCPS are closed for the day due to inclement weather – meeting cancelled.
If CCPS has early dismissal due to inclement weather – meeting cancelled.
If CCPS schools remain open Mon-Fri and if the snow emergency plan is in effect – meeting cancelled.
 
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Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County Recreation and Parks
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