Minutes of the Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club – May 2012 Meeting
The May 2012 Meeting of the Sandhills Pointing Breeds Club was called to order at 10:12AM at the Beacon Ridge Country Club.
Dick Cavedo introduced guest Janie Gould.
It was determined that at the time the meeting was called to order there was not a quorum present. The non-voting portions of the meeting continued as we waited for more members to arrive to achieve the 29 required for quorum.
The April Minutes were approved as written
The Report of the President included an overview of the Club’s Goals and Strategic Plan set by the 2011-2012 Board. This year’s events included:
- A shooting clinic
- Participation in Annie Oakley Days
- Participation in the SALT Open House
- Two Fun Hunts
- Two Hunt Tests (Nov & March)
- Our first Walking field Trial
- Dedication of the George Worst Field
- The Wounded Warrior Hunt and Flag Pole Dedication
Jeremy presented information on the Logo project. Because there was not a clear consensus on any design developed by the artist, the Logo Project has been put on hold until next year.
The Treasurer’s Report is attached. The report includes an annual financial overview profit/loss
Reports of Board Members
George Worst presented plaques of appreciation to three members: Mike Ballenger, Ker Boyce and Jeremy Rust
The Hunt Test Committee has conducted a survey on whether hunt test participants and judges would accept judges using ATVs instead of horses during the hunt test.
Website Update: John Allen Tallant reported that the website is well underway and now requires addition of content from the members. Please send information that you think would be of interest to our members and visitors to our website to John at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPBC’s Facebook page is up and operational. You can “Like” it to receive updates. We now have a QR Code that can be scanned by a smart phone to reach our FB page. The QR code will be used on future publications and will appear on our webpage.
- Coastal Bermuda grass remains a problem on the puppy field and some areas in the back. These areas have been burned, disked and sprayed with herbicide. Annual grasses will be planted in these areas until we are sure there is no more Bermuda.
- Long Leaf Pine and warm season grasses have been planted in all other cleared areas of the acreage (except fire breaks). It will take from two – three years until the warm season grasses and Long Leaf Pines are established. During this period the Club grounds will be restricted to use by members.
- SALT has cost shared on most of the land restoration.
- Those who helped with the burn earned credit within our SALT account, since we received funding to pay for burning.
- The tractor limps along. We have been fortunate to be able to borrow equipment and man hours from Jim McSwain and Greg Powers
- Work on the Pole Shed continues thanks to Jim McSwain, Jim Watson, Ozzie and Charles Tuttle. The project turned out to require more labor and cost more than anticipated, however by next week the roof should be on.
- The “Joe Stringer Corral” was built with materials donated by and help from Joe Stringer. Thanks Joe!
- The Pigeon Coup will be replaced with a “snake-proof” building so more of the eggs and young birds will escape being eaten by the snakes that have figured out how to get into the current coup.
Membership Committee We have 91 memberships as of May 2012. Memberships include 4 Associates, 28 Single memberships and 59 Family memberships. We had 80 memberships in May 2011.
Fundraising Committee The Walk of Fame is the primary fund raising project currently underway. The initial offering of bricks resulted in 15 sales. These sales covered the start up costs of the walkway which included the purchase of 450 blank space holder bricks, sand and gravel. Thanks to those who have purchased your bricks. From now on each brick purchased will yield approximately $50 towards the purchase of a tractor.
Potential 2012-2013 Capital Projects include:
- New Pigeon Coop $1,500
- Large Stream Xing $1,500
Voting on Officers and the change to the By-Laws, which changes the way members are counted, was started as we awaited the arrival of two more members to complete the quorum of 29 members.
Tom Barry and Lynn Ballenger arrived to complete quorum. Election results are as follows:
President: Ozzie Osborne
Vice President: John Allan Tallant
Secretary: Jan Aruscavage
Treasurer: Charles Tuttle
Board of Directors:
The change to the By-Laws was approved. Thank you, Melanie Tuttle for all your hard work on this!! The By-Laws have now been changed to help solve the quorum problem. The revised By-Laws state that a member becomes a “voting” member by attending at least two meetings in the previous 12 months. Members who do not attend two meetings will not be considered “voting” in determining a quorum, but will still have all the rights and privileges of membership, except holding office.
Thanks to the retiring officers and board members for a GREAT year and thanks to the new officers and board members for agreeing to serve.
There was no new business for discussion
The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM.
Jan Aruscavage for