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~~~~~ December News and Communications ~~~~~
Please consider joining the 2014 SN Chapter Board! Susan Ward, Beth Coffey Curle, and Jennifer Smith have agreed to stay on the board. Madora Daniels has agreed to continue to do the book keeping but not be a board member. Michele Ting will continue to be the chapter webmaster. We would like to encourage other chapter members to join the board. Beth currently takes care of chapter communication and Susan and Jen coordinate educational events for the chapter. All three would like to keep their current role. We would like other chapter members to come forward and help with the running of the chapter. We will need a chapter member to represent the chapter at the CDS meeting in January in Sacramento.
The time commitment varies depending upon the time of year. For those who say - well, I show, I can't help - all of us show or have shown and been on the board. It is entirely do-able plus a lot of running the chapter is done prior to the actual dates of our shows. We have one chapter meeting per month in Reno and the chapter board members are expected to attend as this is the only time we are able to meet face to face. We do communicate via email in between meetings if neccessary. Some roles require an hr a month - others require a few hrs of your time prior to a show or activitity. The heaviest demand is on the volunteer show managers. In addition to the actual show, judges and TD's need to hired and contracted, travel and accomodation arrangements made, licenses with CDS, USDF, USEF renewed, insurance arranged. This job can take a few hrs a month during the non-show season. Yes, it helps to find someone that isn't currently actively showing or who shows out of the area. We try to share this job so the manager is working half days or just one day of a two day show. All of us on the board see being active in the chapter as a way to contribute to our sport and we actually enjoy what we do. Obvioulsy the more hands, the less work. If we are to be honest, chapter board members get burned out. All efforts and contributions are appreciated. Whether you are an Open rider, an AA rider, or a Jr/Yr rider, your input, your ideas, and your efforts are appreciated. Please email Hilari Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to join the 2014 chapter board.
Year End Award Party plans are in the works. The tentative date will be Saturday February 22nd, 2014. We are looking for a host for this party. If anyone is interested, please email any of our board members. Thank you!
Silent Auction items needed! We will be hosting a silent auction at the Year End Award Party (coming in February!)with the proceeds to go to the Stacey Berry Scholarship Fund. Anyone with items to donate please contact Susan Ward at email@example.com, to arrange a pick up/delivery.
Chapter meetings are held one evening each month unless otherwise determined by the Board Of Directors. The location of the meetings will be posted to the web site and announced to the group prior to the meetings. Meetings are open to the membership.
Next Chapter Meeting:Date to be announced.
If you would like to stay up to date with current events in the chapter, join our SNC-CDS e-mail list. All announcements regarding ride times, show results and the newsletter are sent out via the list. To sign up for the list, go to the Yahoo SNC-CDS page and click on "Join". If you have any problems signing up on Yahoo or other questions please feel free to contact us.
To become a Sierra Nevada Chapter member of the California Dressage Society, please use the following link Join CDS.If you wish to be a member of SNC please make that your chapter preference.