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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 11/14/2016 UN APPROVED MINUTES

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT 6.05 PM MY THR SECRETARY


PRESENT: S WOOGEN, A JACKSON.B BROWN, M DAWSON, T KIBLER, G TROTTO, A LINEWEAVER, AND I WOOLNOUGH.


SECRETARY CALLED THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS, THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2017


TERRY KIBLER NOMINATED SCOTT WOOGEN FOR PRESIDENT, SECONDED BY BETSY BROWN.


BEING NO OTHER NOMINATIONS MOTION CARRIED 7-0


SECRETARY THE TURNED THE MEETING OVER TO THE PRESIDENT.


SCOTT WOOGEN CALLED FOR NOMINATIONS FOR VICE –PRESIDENT AMANDA JACKSON NOMINATED GREG TROTTO, SECONDED BY BETST BROWN. BEING NO OTHER NOMINATIONS MOTION CARRIED 7-0 SCOTT WOOGEN THEN NOMINATED


IAIN WOOLNOUGH FOR SECRETARY/TREASURER, SECONDED BY BETSY BROWN. BRING NO OTHER NOMINATIONS MOTION CARRIED 7-0


IAIN WOOLNOUGH WENT THRU THE FINANCIAL REPORTS THE HAD BEEN E MAILED TO ALL BOARD MEMBERS. PROJEC TED REVENUES FOR 2017 WERE DISCUSSED. IAIN WOOLNOUGH SUGESTED THAT IN ORDER FOR THE VHHA TO ACHIVE A BREAK EVEN POINT IN 2017 THAT THE BREEDERS FUND RACES BE REDUCED TO $30,000.00 FROM THE CURRENT $ 40,000.00.


THE BOARD VOTED TO RETAIN THE SAME PURSE STRUCTURE AS IN 2016, $ 40,000.00 FOR BREEDERS FUND RACES AND A $ 50,000.00 AVERAGE FOR OVERNIGHT RACES.


A DISCUSSION WAS HELD AS TO THE CHANGES IN THE ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR VA BREDS.


SCOTT WOOGEN MADE THE FOLLOWING MOTION:

THAT ANY TWO YEAR OLD THAT MADE THE NOMINATION PAYMENT (MARCH 15TH 2016) BE ELIGIBLE TO RACE AS A THREE YEAR OLD AND THAT THE SUSTAINING PAYMENT IS NOT REQUIRED TO REMAIN ELIGIBLE TO RACE IN THE BTREEDERS FUND RACES IN 2017. SECONDED BY AMANDA JACKSON. MOTION CARRIED 7-0


PURSES FOR THE ELIMINATION/ PREP RACES ARE REDUCED TO $2,000.00.


ALL HORSES MUST BE ENTERED IN ELIMINATION / PREP RACES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RACE IN THE FINALS. EIGHT PLUS ENTRIES CONSTITUE AN ELIMINATION RACE . IF YOU ARE NOT YET QUALIFED YOU MAY


USE RACES TO QUALIFY. YOU MUST HAVE A CHARTED FLAT LINE THIRTY (30 DAYS) PRIOR TO THE FINALS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RACE


EIGHT OR LESS ENTERIES CONSTITUE A PREP RACE. SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO SCRATCH YOUR HORSE FROM AN ELIMINATION RACE YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RACE IN THE FINALS BUT WILL BE PLACED ON THE AE LIST IF YOU SCRATCH YOUR HORSE FROM PREP RACE YOUR ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO RACE IN THE FINALS.


REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU CHOOSE TO DO YOU MUST ENTER IN THE PREP/ELININATION RACE AND ARE OBLIGATED TO PAY THE DECLARATION FEE WHETHER YOU RACE IN THE FINALS OR NOT.


FINALS WILL BE RUN ON THE FIRST WEEK OF RACING AT WOOSTOCK


ELIMINATION/PREP RACES WILL BE RUN DURING THE FAIR TWO WEEKS PRIOR.


MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7.48PM

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