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March 18, 2013

Minutes from the March 18. 2013 MDDA Board Meeting


Meeting called to order:   8:07: PM

Attendees:  Ruth Casserly, Alice Hubert, Tony Troyer, Gary and Katz Jackson, Mary Clapper,  Jac Deweese,  Lori Schoofs,

Secretary’s report moved by Gary Jackson to approve, seconded by Jac DeWeese; approved


Treasurer’s Report Beginning Balance 1-1-2013  $ 3652.35

Ending Balance 3-18-2013$3,842.54

moved by Alice Hubert to approve, seconded by Gary Jackson; approved

Old Business

Iron Oak:

  •  Perhaps not give as many special awards; have 22 full sets of ribbons ;  1 50-BC,  2 LD BC, 2 CTR High Point, and turtle ;  have mugs for completion awards; moved by Lori Schoofs seconded by Katz Jackson to use what we have, approved
  •  Use of the clubhouse: Mary Clapper called Mike and Mary at Ukarydee—same fees as last year; wewill use club house for meals and administrative tasks
  •  Reservations for workers: should it be limited to board members? Ruth will reserve six spots in MDDA’s name
  •  Will Ruth need an AERC membership to manage the ride?  We will use Tony’s membership and he will help with the paperwork
  •  Food: Lori might not be able to help, depending on the apple crop, she will know more by June or July


Fun day clinic May 25, 2013:

  •  UMECRA will offer a free basic membership to all clinic attendees
  •  Insurance is $60 if UMECRA is a sponsor (they are on the flyer)
  •  Do we want to offer MDDA memberships?  Moved by Jac Deweese seconded by Gary Jackson to offer the clinic for $10, will include free MDDA membership
  •  Jac will add his phone number to the flyer
  •  Gary Jackson will look into getting a grant from WI Equine Foundation
  •  Katz will check with some charitable groups about lunch possibilities



New Business

Trail clean up sat April 6, 2013 at Ukarydee;  Jac will post the clean-up day flyer on the website





Tony reported on the Illinois Horse Fair:

  •  Distance driving clinic was well attended;
  •  Mary An Carter from the Hub Club will post our flyer on their website
  •  The Morgan club expressed interest in distance driving
  •  The Driving Show will do another episode about distance driving


Gary Jackson’s report on the WI Horse Council

  •  Taking the Reins event again this year in mid-August;
  •  The WI Horse Council is in the process of some major remodeling at the horse fair grounds
  •  Columbus Carriage Classic Father’s Day June 14th



Next meeting May 13th 8:00PM



Moved by Jac Deweese, seconded by Katz Jackson to adjourn.

Meeting adjourned 9:23PM
Respectfully submitted,

Alice Hubert, Sec.









Phone numbers :

Tony Troyer 815-530-4464

Ruth Casserly 815-239-1107

Tim Casserly 815-871-5492

Mary Clapper 608-548-8449

Larry Clapper 608-545-8446

Gary Jackson 608-577-3841

Katz Jackson 608-577-8468

Alice Hubert 608-558-4913

Ray Hubert 608-558-4914

Lori Schoofs 262-707-2525

Jac DeWeese 608-617-7950

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