General Meeting March 7, 2017
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 7:35 by Darlene Welsh, President.
Attendance:
  Lynda Arnold, Janet Breeding, Carolyn Garber, Peggy Miller, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp
Volunteer Hours
  April 2016: 66.5 hours
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of February 7, 2017 by Lynda Arnold; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  February 2017 View
Equestrian Center Report: Lynda Arnold
  Lynda Arnold reported a meeting with Doug Lindsay (Chief, Bureau of Facilities) and Blaine Flickinger (Facilities Supervisor) was held at the Equestrian Center on 2/28/17 to request assistance in mowing the Center prior to the scheduled events on Saturday, May 6 and on (Sundays) April 30, May 14, June 11, June 25, July 9, August 13 and August 27. No response to date.
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Tina Shupp reported the Department of Recreation and Parks indicated it is time to renew the criminal background checks for those councils offering youth programming.
Equestrian Center Maintenance
  Lynda Arnold reported she has made contact with an “on-call” vender that will mow as necessary. She also reported the gates to the rings were found unlocked again. Peggy Miller advised the need to purchase two wheels/tires for the portable judges stands since two had been stolen as reported earlier. Estimate is $40.00 each. Motion by Janet Breeding to purchase the replacement wheels/tires; second by Lynda Arnold. Motion passed. Peggy Miller reported there are (5) 16’ fence boards and (1) 8’ fence board on hand at the Center and if more are needed, she will make arrangements to get them. Peggy Miller reported the number of hours on the John Deere mower at the Center is 285.6 The combination to the rings will be changed on April 1, 2017. New Rules/Release forms must be signed and Carroll County Equestrian Council membership is required. Forms were mailed to the current 120 users (14 were paid members for 2017.) Copy of notice attached. Earlier discussion was held regarding posting the rules in a place visible to all users such as a “easel” type sign. Carolyn will contact Shannon Baum Signs to obtain a price.
Old Business
  Calendar of Events
4-H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County- Horse Fair Sunday March 26, 2017 from 9:00 – 2:00 at the Shipley Arena/ Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD.
Darlene Welsh volunteered to set up/take down the booth. Sign up sheet was distributed to fill the one hour time slots/sheet will be available for completion at the March 7 meeting.
9:00 – 10:00 Janet Breeding
10:00 – 11:00 Lynda Arnold
11:00 – 12:00 This time could be yours!
12:00 – 1:00 This time could be yours!
1:00 – 2:00 This time could be yours!

Trail Work Days 2017
Gillis Falls
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (9:00-12;00)
Sunday, September 17, 2017 (9:00-12:00)
Contact Jon Arnold 301-524-8448/jonbarnold@hotmail.com

Morgan Run NEA
Sunday, May 7, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00)
Saturday, June3, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00)
Sunday, July 9, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00)
Saturday, September 2, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00)
Sunday, October 8, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00)
Sunday, November 12, 2017 (9:00 – 12:00)
Contact Carolyn A. Garber 410-549-5141/ccecofmd@yahoo.com

Piney Run Trails – Dates to be Announced
Contact Bridget McCullough 301-829-7442

Union Mills Trails – Dates to be Announced
Contact Howard Lanham 410-259-2964

Guided Trail Rides
Notice to members/volunteers interested in leading a group ride asking for proposal to be submitted that includes location, date, time and number of riders that can be accommodated – Email to ccecofmd@yahoo.com

New Business
  Social Dinners
Darlene Welsh reminded everyone of the Spring Social Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Brick Ridge Restaurant, 6212 Ridge Road (Route 27) Mt. Airy, MD. RSVP by 3/12/17 to Darlene Welsh 443-289-8926.
The Fall Social Dinner will be held in October/date and location to be announced.

Equiery News – March Issue
Janet Breeding called attention to articles on Page 10 regarding current bills; page 68 the tribute to Tater Pruitt.
Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Lynda Arnold; second by Peggy Miller. Meeting adjourned 8:15 p.m.
Did you renew your membership for 2017?
REMINDERS:
  Volunteer designs for the Equestrian Center entrance – send to CCEC, 300 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Volunteer Guided Trail Ride leaders – send proposed info the ccecofmd@yahoo.com

Individual Equestrian Center Ring users must be current members of the Carroll County Equestrian Council. New release/rules forms will be required.
 
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Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County Recreation and Parks
300 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD  21157 MAP
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