General Meeting May 1, 2018
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, Lisa Carroll.
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of April 3, 2018 by Janet Breeding; second by Lynda Arnold. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  See attached report for April 2018. Peggy reported the deposit refund check issued earlier to Capital Region Pony Club has been cashed even though the check was 10 months old. There are no outstanding checks. Two donations for the portable toilet at Morgan Run have been received – thank you notes were sent to Ed Derrenberger and Howard & Marty Lanham. View
Equestrian Center Report: Lynda Arnold
  Lynda Arnold reported the water was turned on at the Center in preparation for the seasons events and a microphone is broken and needs to be replaced. Lynda also reported that a user at the Center reported the poor condition of one of the cross country jumps (Howard County Pony Club jump.) Since CCEC is a volunteer organization, Carolyn Garber volunteered to contact the person who reported the condition of the jump to recruit volunteers to repair the jump. Lynda reported the telephone calls have been made to provide the new combination to the locks on the rings to those members who have a current Rules/Release on file.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER MAINTENANCE REPORT
  Peggy Miller reported fence boards were replaced prior to the 4/29/18 show. Peggy indicated there is still one section at the Center that is not being mowed that is to be included in the mowing. Lynda will contact Les Phelps to provide the information to him.
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Lisa Carroll indicated nothing to report.
Old Business
  Gillis Falls Trail Work Day – Saturday, 4/28/18
Peggy Miller reported problems with the tractor that day (corroded battery connectors/repairs were made.) Jon Arnold reported via email that there were 8 people that worked on trimming back brush and cutting out some downed trees. Thanks to Jon Arnold & Lucy Arnold, Linda Gasch, Tracy Loppatto, Mike Macella, Stephanie Brennan and Peggy Miller! (One name is missing….please provide!)

New Business
  Special Program for Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Darlene Welsh reported that Carolyn Krome/Persimmon Tree Farm has extended an invitation to CCEC. She will host the July meeting at her farm to share conservation plan practices and provide a farm tour. See flyer for details

Reminder: No meeting on August 7, 2018
Enjoy your vacation!

Special Program for Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Darlene Welsh reported that Equine Dentist Paul Drake will provide an informational program on equine dental needs and practices.

Darlene Welsh advised we still need a Trail Work Day coordinator
for the Union Mills Trails. If you ride the trails in the Union Mills area and would be willing to lead 2 – 3 trail work days during the year, please contact Darlene Welsh at 443-289-8926.
Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Peggy Miller; second by Lynda Arnold. Meeting adjourned 8:25 p.m.
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Carroll County Equestrian Council
Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County Recreation and Parks
300 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD  21157 MAP
Phone: 410-386-2103 or 1-888-302-8978
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