General Meeting November 6, 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 7:30 by Darlene Welsh, President.
Attendance:
  Lynda Arnold, Janet Breeding, Carolyn Garber, Peggy Miller, Dave Radcliffe, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp.
Secretary's Report:
  Minutes of 10/02/18 were not available.
Treasurer’s Report:
  October 2018. The CD was renewed with BB&T; $5000 from the checking account was moved over to the CD; to renew next on 9/4/19. View
Equestrian Center Report: Lynda Arnold
  Lynda Arnold reported Pony Club has made an inquiry regarding a date for the Center of 2019.

Carolyn Garber reported receipt of an email from Tom Lupp, Regional Entomologist, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Forest Pest Management indicating he was conducting a gypsy moth egg mass survey in the woods at the Equestrian Center on 10/10/18 and found no evidence of gypsy moth. He did find water in the tires used for the horse jump and recommended that holes be drilled in several locations in each tire to allow water to drain no matter which way the tires rest on the pipe for mosquito control.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER MAINTENANCE REPORT
  Peggy Miller reported electrical repairs to the underground wiring were required; the wiring is now installed in conduit and to code – total expenditure $672.00. Several boards on Ring 2 were replaced by the Harrisons after Mule Days; refund of security deposit will be made. Thanks to the Harrisons for another great event! Thank you was sent to Carroll County Bureau of Facilities to thank the staff for help with the front of the Equestrian Center prior to Harrison Mule Days.

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.
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Tina Shupp reported Lisa Carroll does a quarterly newsletter to schools; if there is information to share with that age group, to forward to Lisa. The Winter Program Guide is now available.
Old Business
  Trail Closed – Union Mills
from John Owings Road parking lot – Remains closed indefinitely

Morgan Run Trail Work Day
Sunday 10/7/18 – Carolyn Garber reported although she was unable to attend to see three mowers that day, thanks to (“The Mowers”: Sue Donaldson, Paul Farinholt and Gina Miller) and to Theone Andrew & Randy Hulse, Frank & Karen Durilla & Buddy, Carol Linton, Mickey Rogers, and JoAnn Sowa for the help that makes a difference at Morgan Run NEA.

Fall Social Dinner 10/16/18 at Basta Pasta
approximately 20 attended and enjoyed a wonderful meal!

2018 Volunteer of the Year
held on 11/01/18 at the Carroll Arts Center. The Equestrian Council recognized Theone Andrew and Randy Hulse for their dedication to trail work at Morgan Run NEA.
Photo and text will be posted on Facebook.

2018-2019 Hunting Season Calendars
Calendars were mailed to members and have been posted on Facebook. The January 2019 calendar for Gillis Falls/Union Mills was missing and will be included in the minutes.

New Business
  Trail hazards – Union Mills
from Saw Mill Road area. Carolyn received a call from Ellen Styers who reported water bars washed out. Detailed photos/directions to the area were submitted to Brad Rogers (Bureau Chief of Parks) on 10/1018. (After the meeting - response was received 11/19/18 indicating when weather permits, area will be addressed.) Ellen Styers had also reported conditions to Tom Robertson regarding holes in the trail behind Kowomu Trail parking lot. Ellen Styers reported on 10/23/18 that repairs to the holes were made; thank you was sent to Tom Robertson (Bureau of Facilities.)

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.

Calendar of Events 2019
  Piney Run Trail Work Days
Sunday, March 17, 2019 – St. Patrick’s Day Theme – Noon – 3:00
Light trail lunch provided/prize for the most green! FMI: Stephanie Brennan 603-573-1123, dadslilcobra@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Light lunch/pot luck provided at 1:00 FMI: Stephanie Brennan 603-573-1123 dadlilcobra@yahoo.com

Gillis Falls Trail Work Days
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 9:00 – Noon
FMI: Jon Arnold jonbarnold@hotmail.com

Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:00 – Noon
FMI: Jon Arnold jonbarnold@hotmail.com

Union Mills Trail Work Days
Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Celebrate 1st Day of Summer 10:00 – 1:00. Light lunch/pot luck provided at 1:00. FMI: Stephanie Brennan 603-573-1123 dadlilcobra@yahoo.com

Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Halloween Theme 10:00 – 1:00. Light lunch/pot luck provided at 1:00. Prize for the best Halloween costume. FMI: Stephanie Brennan 603-573-1123 dadlilcobra@yahoo.com

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.

Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Dave Radcliffe; second by Lynda Arnold. Meeting adjourned 8:05 p.m.
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Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
Carroll County Recreation and Parks
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