PHOTO- Karen Martens riding Liberty at the NRE showgrounds.
The 2011 Awards Luncheon and AGM was held at Rockway Glen on Oct. 26th
on a beautiful fall day. The well attended meeting started with reports
from all 2011 board members bringing everyone up to date on their accomplishments
and some of the challenges the show season encountered. Recognition
was given to all and special thanks given to those who had contributed
in exceptional ways to make the shows successful.
The 2012 board members are David Henderson (president), Karen Martens
(vice president), Jane Langdon (treasurer), Mary Warren (secretary),
Eileen Quigley (show secretary), ?? (show manager), Nicole Lewis (clinic
chair), Chis Lince (membership/volunteer coordinator), Stephanie Krysiak
(webmaster), Rita Susgin (communications) and Janet Henderson (member
at large). Well wishes from the exiting president Jane Langdon and thanks
to the 2011 board members as well as mention to their many accomplishments
Louise Kennedy, Holly Barnett, Terra van Manen, Kerri Susick, Eileen
Quigley, Sherry Visser-Flemming, Catherine Daniel, Belinda Daniel, Bob
Brownlie and Sarah Smith brought the AGM to an end and grace was said
before the serving of lunch.
In between courses and at the conclusion of the meal awards were presented.
All recipients had competed in their respective divisions completing
at least five dressage tests. At Bronze level the award winners were
N.Southall-Wilson, R.Diogaurdi, L.Henry (x2), K.Dempsey, C.Mills, C.Andrews,
K.Martens, A.Ripa (x2) and K.Whittle. At Silver level year end award
winners were M.Tiidus and J.Copeland (x2).
The new board has had several meetings and is looking forward to a great
show season in 2012. Bronze and Silver level shows will again be offered
at the Niagara Regional Exhibition grounds with the inclusion of Western
Dressage being offered at Basic levels .Check out the web site for dates
and information on the upcoming events including a Mothers' Day lunch