Lots done again this past week:
1. Our discussion of how/if we do the HorseFlicks Rare Breeds series is ongoing. Please put your thoughts and opinions out there, so we can continue to progress. If we are to keep to a June/July schedule, we’ll need to really get on the ball. There has been some excellent discussions, pro and con, but we don’t have a plan or consensus yet. This can be another excellent promotion, but it will take work! Thanks to Tish for taking the lead on this.
2. Betsy and Catrina have come up with a ATAA awards program. These awards will be presented at the Annual Conference in October. They will be published on the website and in the newsletter. Thank you ladies!
3. Tish has a proposal for the Western States Horse Expo that will be in the newsletter and maybe on the website. She is looking for people to bring their Tekes and also for volunteers, donations, ads, brochures, etc. If anyone else is doing an Expo this year, let us know and we will be able to give some help (with advance notice). Tish is working up a CD that can be sent out with a brochure and other goodies on it to distribute. This will be useful in years to come, so thank you Tish.
4. Registration continues with more certificates sent out. Amrita and Cathy are working on revamping the rules and regs, to make them easier to understand and more specific to situations. Ongoing.
5. Betsy has offered to do a Yearbook, to be presented at the Annual Membership meeting. This will include photos, bios of awards winners and various other great things. I can’t wait to see it!
6. The April ATAA newsletter is now in the works, send in your farm reports, ads, competition reports, foal photos etc.
7. Our 2012 IRS taxes have been filed (it’s quite easy for a non-profit that doesn’t make much).
8. Membership continued to rise, we have 7 Lifetime members, 22 renewing members (so far) and 10 new members.
9. Terri continues to work on the Annual Conference. She is waiting to see what we decide on the HorseFlicks before going too much farther, for if we decide to do a day of shooting there, it will change how she organizes things.
Way to go everyone! It is so wonderful to have such enthusiastic self-starters on the BOD. Thank you for your hard work,
Things continue to progress – great work from everyone!
The past week or so:
1. 4 awards coolers were presented at the first national non-Teke awards banquet last night – AERC ATAA awards were presented to 4 horse-ride combos. The awards were also mentioned in the AERC Yearbook (incorrectly, I might add) but they are there! Kudos to Catrina for a job well done. I suspect we’ll have lots more competition for 2014 awards.
2. Terri has announced the dates of the 2013 Annual Conference, to be held in Minnesota, Oct 4, 5 and 6th. She asked for an informal survey of where members wanted the meeting to be held and an overwhelming number said “nearer to the horses”.
3. The ATAA bumper stickers have arrived and will go out with the bylaws booklet and membership directory. Thanks to Tish for getting them made up – they look great!
4. Registrations continue to progress. Amrita and I are figuring out a system and have issued quite a few certificates (I don’t have the actual number), with quite a few more pending. We are also starting to work on old pending registrations.
5. Memberships continue to roll in – right now, we have 39 members, with 9 of those being either completely new or long time absent members. I just sent out a mailing to other Teke people and also to members that haven’t renewed yet, asking them to join us too. We should get some more memberships from those.
6. Our proposed 2013 budget is done and will be in the next newsletter.
7. An interesting promotion was proposed on the Teke chat list – doing another HorseFlicks video, following some Teke-rider teams in their sports, such as an endurance rider and possibly an eventer. I think this would be a good one to discuss at the Yearly Conference.
Keep up the good work!
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