General Meeting December 4, 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 7:40 by Darlene Welsh, President.
Attendance:
  Jon Arnold, Stephanie Brennan, Carolyn Garber, Peggy Miller, Dave Radcliffe, Darlene Welsh, Tina Shupp.
Secretary's Report:
  Motion to approve minutes of 10/02/18 by Dave Radcliffe; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed. Motion to approve minutes of 11/06/19 by Dave Radcliffe; second by Peggy Miller. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report:
  Peggy Miller reported checkbook balance $12,703.28 and CD balance $15,157.47 for total assets of $27,860.75
Equestrian Center Report: Lynda Arnold
  No report.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER MAINTENANCE REPORT
  Peggy Miller reported the grounds look great!
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.

The appearance of the entrance to the Equestrian Center was discussed. Tina Shupp will contact Road/Facilities to see what can be done to eliminate the continuing problem with the drainage ditch and run off that damages the parking area.
RECREATION AND PARKS REPORT
  Tina Shupp reported the Winter Program Guide is available.
Old Business
  Morgan Run Trail Work Day
Sunday 11/11/18 – Carolyn Garber thanked Mickey Rogers and Dave Radcliffe for helping clear overgrowth that day.

New Business
  Field Trip to Black Eyed Susan Day
(Friday May 17, 2019) Tina Shupp reported the cost of a 28 passenger vehicle would be $1000 or a County van (10 passenger) driven by County staff may be available. Discussion was held regarding pricing of individually purchased tickets and length of time to be spent there. To be continued.

Special Programs
In order to be able to have a program that interests members, we need to hear from our members. Please contact Darlene Welsh 443-289-8926 with suggestions. Carolyn Garber suggested a presentation by the 4-H Horse Bowl participants; this would give them a “practice demonstration.”

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

Morgan Run Trail Work Days,
TBA

Registration/Release forms are to be completed at each trail work day and returned to the Secretary (Carolyn Garber) for the file. Carolyn will provide the forms to Stephanie Brennan and Jon Arnold prior to each trail work day.
Adjournment
  Motion to adjourn by Dave Radcliffe; second by Jon Arnold. Meeting adjourned 8:55 p.m.
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Promoting Equine Related Recreation and Education in Carroll County, Maryland
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