NOTICE TO ALL VERMONT HORSE COUNCIL MEMBERS

****MEMBERSHIP MUST PAID IN FULL FOR 2019 IN ORDER TO VOTE******

WARNING OF BY LAW CHANGES; WARNING OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS ; WARNING OF ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

Please note that the following changes are being proposed to the VHC bylaws.  These changes will be brought before the membership at the January 26, 2019 annual meeting (the meeting will be held at the Capital Plaza, Montpelier, VT from 10 am - 3 pm).  

AGENDA FOR THE MEETING:

10 am - 10:30 am           Meet and Greet (Membership renewal if needed)

10:30 am - Noon            Business Meeting

                                         - Secretary Report from 2018 Annual Meeting (January 20, 2018)

                                         - 2018 Treasurer's Report 

                                         - 2019 Proposed Budget

                                         - Year in Review

                                         - Voting for 2019 Officers

Noon - 1 pm                  Buffet Lunch ($25.00 person - see website for signing up)

1pm - 1:30 pm              Recognition of Horse Person of the Year

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm        Election Results

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm        Trail Riding Lake to Lake (Jean Audet - BOD member presenting)

2:30 pm - 3 pm             Questions/Member Input/Closing Remarks/Adjourn Annual Meeting

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If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person, officer voting may be mailed to the VHC Secretary (Sue Boyer, 274 Cascade Falls, Perkinsville, VT 05151).  Please put your return address on the outside of the envelope.  Envelopes will be validated for 2019 membership and then opened at the annual meeting for tabulation.  Returning BOD members include Gloria Bruce (expires 2021), Jean Audet (expires 2021), Jim Nickerson (expires 2020), Peter Otto (expires 2022).

BALLOT FOR OFFICERS

|__|  PRESIDENT - Sue Miller           or            |__|  Write in candidate ___________________

|__| VICE PRESIDENT - Chelle Grald    or       |__|  Write in candidate ___________________

|__| SECRETARY - Diana Huntley           or      |__| Write in candidate ___________________

|__| BOD (expire 2020) Jeannette Cole or Amanda Lamoureux or Sharon Stearns or a write in candidate
(post vacated by Morris Lasell resignation)

|__| BOD (expire 2021) Amanda Lamoureux or Sharon Stearns or a write in candidate
(post vacated by Chelle Grald VP candidate)

|__| BOD (expire 2023) Amanda Lamoureux or Sharon Stearns or a write in candidate
(post vacated by Heidi Krantz - term over 2018)

|__| TREASURER - Nancy Palermo-Lee     or  |__| Write in candidate ____________________

 EQUINE INDUSTRY STUDY UNDER WAY!

We have completed the first phase of the equine industry economic impact study. Thanks to the dedicated volunteers who attended over 25 equine events this summer to administer over 400 surveys.

Funds are needed to move forward on the second phase of the survey. This survey will assess the expenses of horse ownership by asking Vermont horse owners about costs associated with owning and managing a horse, including, feed, vet and farrier services, and ancillary expenses such as fencing, barn construction, vehicles and trailers. Support this important project by clicking here

Horses are an important aspect of life in Vermont. From the days of draft horses working on the farm, the breeding of Morgan horses to our equestrian community, over 75,000 horses can be found in Vermont today. Occasionally, you will see them on the road.