NEIA – WE Meeting – via Go To Meeting phone call in.
Present: Michelle Lincoln, Kelli Crist, Kacey Moreland, Inga Yendra, Louise McCall, Kimmie Peterson, and Ruth Schindler
Kelli hosted the call.
Kelli explained that a group of WE Nebraska members met, via phone, and interested persons from Iowa, to map out a new path for WE NE for the coming year. From that meeting the following was brought forth:
New for 2018:.
There is no longer the need to be an LLC. An LLC was required under the previous rules of WEIAUSA. Now per the rules of Confederation for Working Equitation an LLC is not required. So, Working Equitation Nebraska will now move to become a club.
The Club would become a GM of the Confederation for Working Equitation. Previously Working Equitation Nebraska was a GM. Some of the benefits of becoming a GM of the Confederation of Working Equitation are discounted insurance for events, a discount when applying for show licensing, the ability to offer non-Confederation or WE United members the ability to show at a club show without the club being fined and more opportunity to share WE.
Western and Central Iowa would combine with Nebraska to form one club to increase membership and participation. This would be until such a time that both groups could support themselves.
The name of NEIA-WE, Nebraska Iowa Working Equitation, has been suggested. If you have other suggestions please email Kelli. Logo suggestions are also being taken. Please submit to Kelli by 2/1/18.
Membership dues would need to be collected to cover cost such as General Membership fees ($100 per year per club) from Confederation for Working Equitation, show bills and advertising. This membership would be $10. Dues would be paid annually and due the first of each year or as the club decides.
Leadership Team. A leadership team will be forming for the first year from volunteers. The team would make decisions for the group for this first year and then help to run an election of officers for 2019 year if the club chooses. Kimmie Peterson has verbally volunteered to help. If you would like to be on the leadership team, let Kelli know by 1/20/18.
June 22 and 23 Clinic – June 24 Show.
Location TBD hopefully in the Council Bluffs area or western Iowa.
Show manager TBA – club members will need to take this on.
Clinician and Judge TBD – Jill Barone, “r” Judge from Canada was suggested. Kelli is currently handling the conversation. If you have suggestions, email Kelli.
August 30 and 31.
Nebraska State Fair “A” rated show. This is a two day show with the Dressage Trial on 8/30 in the indoor arena at approximately 1:00pm (exact time TBA) and the Ease of Handling Trial and Speed Trial on 8/31 in the outdoor arena starting approximately 7:30am. The Western Dressage folks will be using the indoor arena prior to our 1:00 start. Janelle Stelk is one of the chair people. The hope is that some of our participants can show in the dressage show and some of their riders can show in ours. Kelli will be the show manager for this show. Please email Kelli with Judge suggestions.
Jo Tetter is hosting the WE Fall Festival in McCook, NE. A clinic and two day show. Tarrin Warren is the clinician and judge. Our support for Jo would be greatly appreciated. The facility has a heated arena, stalls and hook-ups. There will be all around buckles and prizes for each class.
If you would like to put together a schooling show, please do so. The club can help.
A membership form will be sent out via email. Dues will be due by 2/1/18. (This will allow us to pay our dues).
Minutes by Ruth Schindler.
Web Site: WorkingEquitationNebraska.com