Ontario Reined Cowhorse Association Annual General Meeting Minutes – September 2019
35 members & 2 non-members in attendance.
President’s Message: The club had great turnout in 2019, with an increased number of runs all year. Everyone put forth an excellent effort and the camaraderie and sportsmanship was fantastic – our friendship goes beyond competition. Our association and our shows only work because of all our volunteers – thank you. Thank you to Jon Walker & his family for hosting us, and thank you to our sponsors and fundraising committee. Thank you everyone for respecting the cattle.
Financial Report: Current balance of $12591.09. That is an increase from $10,424 balance at January 2019. We try to maintain ourselves as per our non-profit organization status. With so many sponsors this year we were able to pass along much more to our exhibitors.
Fundraising Report: Miranda gathered many new sponsors for 2019.
Show Committee: Thanks to Craig & Jen for getting judges and taking entries.
New Business: Members thanked us for having great shows in a great environment. Motion approved for the Green as Grass Herdwork to become an official ORCHA class. Discussion regarding attracting capable youth to this sport; challenging task, suggestion for a leadline option. Suggestion to avoid overlapping show dates with other associations was noted. Suggestion to adopt a policy for working cattle in unfavourable weather was noted.
Elections: Current directors up for re-election accepted nominations, with exception of Shelly Colling. Louise Harris nominated and accepted Shelly’s position as Director for 2020.
Adjourn for banquet and Awards