From the ride manager Kate Love:
The 2013 Fall edition of the Region 4 Newsletter, Roundup, is now available! Click on the image below to grab your copy.
The 2013 Ride year is coming to an end. We have had some great rides this year. A special Thank You to all of our brave and wonderful Ride Chairs and volunteers. Watch for the Fall Round Up for more news.
At the general meeting at the Region 4 Benefit ride, we voted bylaw changes that will make our election process easier in the future. The new bylaws are posted here. You can read the minutes to this meeting here along with the delayed Treasurer's report here. Looks like we are financially sound. That says a lot about the way the Board has handled the business of Region 4 over the last few years when times have been hard.
The 2014 ride schedule has been put together and finalized. Ride Chairs and/or Secretaries will soon be getting their ride information on the web page, so keep checking the "Events..." tab to plan your next ride year.
One of the most important EVENTS will be the National Convention to be held in Region 4 this year. Check the NATRC web page for all the information and registration. Thanks to Kris Hapgood and her team for taking this on!
The election results for 2014 are:
President: Jean Green
Secretary: Carla Jo Bass
Director: Kris Hapgood
Director: Jim Edmondson
The Region 4 Alternate Director for 2014 will be Jean Green
Thank you all for voting and special thanks to those who have agreed to serve Region 4.
President of Region 4
R4 General Membership Meeting
September 22, 2013 at The Benefit Ride, Decatur, Texas
Meeting called to order at 4:15 PM. No roll call. All BOD members except Charon Howell were present.
Invocation by Phil Brodersen.
Minutes from R4 BOD meeting held June 22, 2013 at The Neu Ranch House Restaurant in Gainesville , TX were read and
Interim President Jean Green announced that we are going to delay the Treasurers report until after Region 4 Benefit
Ride so that the ride financials can be included. This will be posted on the R4 web site and in the Newsletter once it is
Larry Gould asked about the Linda Reuland Memorial award. The BOD decided on a 1st time competitor high point award
at applicable rides. Susan Cooper has agreed that a nice map holder is an acceptable award.
Nomination report from Patti Hicks: Ballots have been mailed. Postmark deadline is Oct. 5th. Number of returns
already indicates we will have a good voter turn out.
Welcome Chair, Patti Hicks: NATRC R4 Logo caps for members are available for sale through Brenda Hagler’s business.
Patti has possession of the Region 4 owned caps for 1st time competitors to distribute at the rides.
Sanction Coordinator, Patti Hicks: Ride calendar for 2014 will be emailed to ride managers for verification. Louisiana
Purchase will be held March 8-9, 2014. Alice Yovich is managing Without a Trace May 3-4, 2014. Land run will be moved
to April 26-27.
RONS (Rider Owned Number System): Jonni Jewel has volunteered to take over the RONS.
Liz Scott & Becky Rogers are revising Volunteer Hours and the point distribution. .
Discussion to give volunteer hours to horses doing other jobs other than safety. Everyone agreed it is a good idea.
Tabled until Patti has a proposal.
Article 4 section 5. How official vacancies are filled. Motion to accept by Carla and seconded. Motion carried
Article 7 Membership clarification. Motion to accept by Shirley Brodersen. Seconded by Elaine Swiss. Motion carried.
Article 9 Sect.1a & 1c to change the dates for nomination and voting. Motion to accept Elaine Swiss, Second by Carla Jo
Bass. Motion carried.
Article 9 Sect. 1 b to allow signed ballots instead of anonymous, numbered ballots. Motion by ? Seconded by ? Motion
carried - 4 opposed.
Motion to Adjourn.