March 2023

Manitoba Trail Riding Club        

Meeting Minutes

Date:  March 16, 2023

Location: Peppercorn Restaurant

Meeting called to order at 7:09 p.m.

Attendance:   Kari Hasselriis, Terry McKee, Brenda Tolpa, Iris Oleksuk, Linda Gillies, Angela Roberts, Carla Melquist, Tracy Gillis, Linda Cruden, Tricia Mason

Regrets: Mary Anne Kirk

Approval of previous Minutes: Moved by Angela, seconded by Brenda, carried

Additions to agenda:  None

Treasurer’s Report:  Not available.   

Kari will submit receipts for $132.67 for printing of pamphlets and $83.63 to DRM for MTRC’s share of the web hosting expense.

Coggins 2023 Final DecisionAfter discussion on the Coggins Requirement a vote was taken by the Board members.  The motion was: MTRC will drop the Coggins requirement for the 2023 MTRC Ride Year, unless there is a reported case of EIA in Manitoba, in which case a Coggins requirement will be reinstated.  The motion passed 3 – 1. Kari, Brenda, Linda, Terry
MTRC PamphletKari had 100 MTRC Information Pamphlets printed and they were distributed at the meeting so that members could share them at their barns, horse related businesses and with interested riders.  If anyone would like a copy for themselves or to share please let Kari know. 
    3. Patches and                 Plaques Kari will contact the person who embroiders patches   so that the club can replenish the supply and also make sure everyone received their patch from last season.There are two options for plaques – small and large.  Riders receiving plaques will be asked which option they prefer prior to the ordering of plaques.Kari
       4. Ride        Manager’s Binder As the Ride Manager Binder has gone missing, a new Ride Manager Binder will be printed and the folder will be attached to the wall in the equipment trailer.  Kari will send the Ride Manager information electronically to each Ride Manager.  The Ride Manager will need to print timing sheets for their ride.Kari       Ride Managers
       5. New        Member/Rider        Training GuideLinda G. has developed a general outline for new MTRC riders who would like information on how to prepare their horse for its first competition.  Linda shared the information with members at the meeting for feedback.  The document will be reviewed at the next meeting and then Carla will type it so that it can be shared with interested riders.  Links with additional information on the MTRC website will also be referenced.Linda         Carla
       6.  Next MeetingThursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom 

Meeting adjourned: 7:52 p.m.