We got some stuff done this past week or so, there are some questions for everyone below:
Catrina is hard at work on the alphabet orgs awards. We have 4 embroidered coolers that will be given out at the AERC convention in March and one for the Eventing crowd (not sure if it’s given at the convention or not). She and Betsy are taking over in-house (presented at our convention) awards too. I’m sure we’ll see some great ideas and awards.
We’re figuring out what the ATAA can offer members to promote the AT.
Tish has done up a proposal and will work on a CD so that people can print up their own brochures, breeder’s lists etc. That way, we don’t need to print and ship a huge bunch of brochures. I did get permission from Monica Bretherton to use the tri-fold she did up as a back-up for the WEG. We can add a blurb about the ATAA and leave a space for people’s farm info and our contact info.
We came up with an amount of $150 to offer members going to expos and Catrina, Tish, Amrita, Jas, Betsy and Cathy voted for it.
I did send out an email to the membership about people going to Expos and/or ideas, but have heard nothing back.
We’ve received renewals for the Clubs and Associations insurance ($500) and the Fidelity Bond ($111). I’ve sent the first to Amrita already, will send the second within a day or so.
January Newsletter is out, email version already gone out, paper to go out as soon as I get to the post office (Monday or Tuesday).
We’re still working on the 2013 budget – changes to the email I sent out before: Tish would like to have $750 available for promotions. We spent $200 on USDF for awards last year, $150 for Fotata awards and $287 for ‘awards’, not sure exactly what that was. We will have some more money going out for awards given in 2013 for awards earned in 2012 (clear as mud). So that is $637 for last year. I expect we’ll have more awards this year so we probably need a bit more for 2013, maybe up to $750 or $1000? What does everyone think?
We’re almost ready to start issuing registration certificates. There have been some significant ‘roadblocks’ in getting to this point. We’re still learning Lucy’s system and Mac doesn’t translate very well to PC. I’ve had to reformat quite a few things to get them to print correctly. Amrita has bought some nice paper and we’re deciding which one looks best.
Terri is working on the 2013 Conference – at this point, she’s thinking late September. If anyone has plans in September, contact her now!
Terri and I will be sending out a mailing for the Conference and membership renewal and new memberships in February (I think). We’ve already gotten 26 renewals (counting lifetime members too) with 6 of those being completely new members. The ‘early renewal’ before Dec. 31st worked well and the presentation halter goes to Scott Sears, DVM. Thanks to Shannon Mayfield for making it – I’m hoping Scott will take a photo of his horse with it on and send it to us.
So, lots of stuff accomplished and plenty more ‘in progress’. Good work ladies!