President, Donald Blake, called the annual meeting of the KDHMA to order at 12:33 p.m. at Montana Mike's Steak House, McPherson, KS with 29 members & 2 guests.
All members and guest said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Introduction of all members and guests.
Minutes of the Annual Meeting, Minutes of the annual Meeting for 2014 and financial reports for the 2014 year and summary of KDHMA for 2014 were handed out prior to the meeting for everyone to look at. Dorothy also reported at that time that dues and ad money collect so far today was a total of $496.00. President Donald Blake asked if there were any corrections on the minutes and the treasurer's reports. Randy Foster made a motion to accept them and Bruce Anderson seconded. Minutes and financial reports were approved as printed.
State Fair Report given by Warren Hiskett. Warren said there were 185 entries last year and 88 horses. There were new exhibitors. New sponsors for this year. This year the show will start at 12:00 noon on Friday at the State Fair on Sept 11 and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 12.
Website Julie Bell talked about scanning articles and informatoin for putting on the website for everyone to look at.
Equifest Donald Blake reported on the Equifest booth with David Knepp helping. The Equifest will be in Topeka next year.
Driving Clinic Several new members and 63 names signed up for the driving clinic on June 20 at ElDorado. Lunch may be furnished again by Tina Partridge.
Other Business Howard Myers told about the play day at Overbrook. Frank Brukdoll told about a hay day at Oskaloosa June 26-27. Bruce Anderson told about Meridan club wanting horses to come put on a show with their equipment Sept. 26-27, would have to contact them to see if they still want to do something. don talked about a show and courses at Tractor Supply in Augusta May 30. Also reported was the McClouth patriot's Day Parade on April 18. David Blake said they were having a plow day at Russell on June 1. Congratulations to: David & Katie Knepp-Bontrager Harness Shop on their new arrival Cindy Faye in December
Election of officers
President Randy Foster nominated Gene Seibert for President. Winston Sommerfeld made a motion to cease nominations and Charlotte Blake seconded. Gene Siebert was voted on and passed. Gene will serve a 2 year term.
Vice President Sharon Sutton nominated Gary Penner to be re-elected as Vice President and Randy Foster made a motion to cesase nominations and Winston Sommerfeld seconded. Gary Penner was voted on and passed. Gary will server a 2 year term.
Sec/Treasurer Randy Foster nominated Linda Bocovich and Dorothy Anderson nominated Jan Sommerfeld. Jan withdrew the nomination. Charlotte Balke made a motion to cease nominations and Bruce Anderson seconded. Linda Bocovich was voted on and passed. Linda will serve a 2 year term.
Director Winston Sommerfeld nominated Donald Blake and Donald withdrew the nomination. Atlee Keim nominated Larry Clark. Bruce Anderson made a motion to cease nominations and Randy Foster seconded. Larry Clark was voted on and passed. Larry will server a 3 year term.
Newsletter Writer Charlotte Blake nominated Judy Seibert. Winston Sommerfeld made a motion to cease nominations and Bruce Anderson seconded. Judy Siebert was voted on and passed. Judy will serve a 2 year term.
Youth Representative Charlotte Blake nominated Elizabeth Clark and Jason Isle. Randy Foster made a motion to cease nominations and Larry Clark seconded. Elizabeth Clark and Jason Isle were voted on and passed. Elizabeth and Jason will be the Youth Representatives.
After the elections Donald Blake turned the meeting over to our new President Gene Siebert.
New Business After discussion about the Fall Meetings and Spring Meetings it was decided on to make a date for both.
The Fall Meeting will the 4th Saturday in August at Yoder Days.
The Spring Meeting will be the 4th Saturday in March.
Randy Foster made a motion to accept this and Bruce Anderson seconded. It was voted on and passed.
Discussion of getting more hats ordered. It was decided to order 1 dozen hats and 1 dozen visors and some of the hats to be solid and some mesh. Bruce Anderson made a motion and Jan Sommerfeld seconded. It was voted on and passed.
Gene Siebert adjourned the meeting at 1:26 pm
Auction Followed Auction proceeds total was $249.50
Also the association wants to thank those who made donations of auction items and donations.