General Meeting October 2, 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.
  Lynda Arnold, Janet Breeding, Carolyn Garber, Peggy Miller, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp.
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of June 5, 2018 by Lynda Arnold; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  See attached report for June/July/August/September 2018. View
Equestrian Center Report: Lynda Arnold
  Lynda Arnold reported the Carroll County Wester Circuit will return the keys to the center on 10/08/18. The CCWC is considering 6 show dates for 2019. A new organization for barrel racing is forming, to be known as Old Line Equine; shows will be held at the Ag Center in Westminster, MD.
  Peggy Miller reported four jumps were repaired last week and a new jump was constructed – total expenditure $608.90. Thanks to County Facilities staff for removing the trees that had fallen. The concrete bases for the post/cable at the front of the center is exposed due to the severe erosion in that area.

Request for a Volunteer Maintenance Manager – Peggy Miller will prepare a “job description” to recruit someone for this position; she will continue with maintenance on the cross-country jumps.
  Tina Shupp reported new email address for all county staff will now show as “”. The annual Volunteer of the Year event will be held on November 1, 2018 at the Carroll Arts Center; volunteer hours are to be submitted to Lisa Carroll to be included in the Recreation and Parks Annual Report. The “Santa Calling” event in December needs volunteers for the phone center. Carolyn Garber reported she requested the wording for a release for volunteers using their own mowing equipment on trail work days from Lisa Carroll.
Old Business
  Special Program
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Persimmon Tree Farm – hosted by Carolyn Krome - Darlene Welsh reported 7 members enjoyed the tour and were very interested in the pollinator meadow and information on the environmental award received by the Kromes.

Morgan Run Trail Work Day
Sunday 7/8/18 – Carolyn Garber thanked Theone Andrew & Randy Hulse, Stephanie Brennan & Mike Macella, Sue Donaldson, Frank & Karen Durilla & Buddy, Howard & Marty Lanham, Gina Miller, Mickey Rogers, Beth & Pete Stenger for their efforts to keep the overgrowth under control.

No meeting was held on August 7, 2018
Happy Vacation to all!

Morgan Run Trail Work Day
Saturday, 9/1/18 – Cancelled due to rain.

Special Program
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Paul Drake, equine dentist, provided a very interesting program that was well attended. A thank you note was sent from the Council.

Gillis Falls Trail Work Day
Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Via email Jon Arnold reported five people attended the work day. Thanks to all!

Status of request to secure lower gate at Equestrian Center
(Hunter’s parking lot) – no change yet.

New Business
  Trail Closed – Union Mills
from John Owings Road parking lot – via email on 8/9/18, CCEC was notified of the trail closure due to collapse of the trail. Information has been shared via email, Facebook and website. Darlene Welsh reported Jessica Dustin contacted her and is interested in helping with the Union Mills trails.

Harrison Mule Days Silent Auction
Motion by Janet Breeding to donate bucket of items to include gift cards, 1-year membership, CCEC cap and miscellaneous other items; second by Lynda Arnold. Motion passed.

Fall Social Dinner
to be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (6:00 p.m.) at Basta Pasta, 5957 Exchange Drive, Eldersburg, MD. RSVP to Darlene Welsh.

Nomination of Officers and Board of Directors for 2019
Motion by Peggy Miller to nominate the existing slate of Officer and Board of Directors; second by Janet Breeding. Motion passed.

  Motion to adjourn by Janet Breeding; second by Peggy Miller. Meeting adjourned 9:00 p.m.
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Carroll County Recreation and Parks
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