Meeting Minutes April 12, 2018

The meeting was called to order by president, Scott Woogen at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Those present by phone were: Scott Woogen, Gregg Trotto, Amanda Jackson, Anne MacDonald, Alvin Lineweaver, Debbie Warnick,

MEETING MINUTES: The minutes from the previous Board of Directors meeting held on February 27, 2018 were read and approved as written.

TREASURER”S REPORT: The treasurer’s report as of March 31, 2018 was reviewed and approved as written.


Item 1. House Bill 1609 This bill has finally been signed by the Governor. It is still unclear how many machines will be allowed in the various locations. Revolutionary Racing is still moving towards a settlement date of April 25th for the purchase of Colonial Downs.

Item 2. Revised by laws The revised by laws were reviewed. A. Greg moved and Scott seconded that the change be made allowing a vacant seat on the Board to be filled by a majority vote of the Board Members. The member elected will fulfill the term of the Board Member being replaced. Motion approved unanimously. B. Greg moved and Amanda seconded that the term of Board Members be changed to three (3) years. Motion approved unanimously. The remaining terms of the current Board Members were confirmed. Amanda, Scott and Betsy- Terms expire this year (2018) Terry, Alvin and Anne- Terms expire next year (2019) Greg, Tyler and the empty seat- Terms expire the following year (2020) Scott moved and Greg seconded that the revised by laws dated April 15, 2018 be accepted. Motion approved unanimously.


Item 1. Agreement with Revolutionary Racing Scott reported on the ongoing negotiations with Revolutionary Racing over the VEA percentages of the HHR machines and OTB’s. An agreement has been reached. Greg moved and Amanda seconded that Scott has the authority to accept the agreement as written on behalf of the VHHA. Motion approved infamously. Virginia Harness Horseman Association Board of Directors Meeting Minutes April 12, 2018 Page Two

Item 2. Lobbyist Billing There was discussion concerning limiting the amount of billable hours by Mike Pearson. Greg moved and Amanda seconded that he be limited to twenty hours per month, except for during our race meet and the legislative session. Motion approved unanimously. Item 3. VEA Negotiations There was discussion concerning the need for negotiations with the VEA concerning the split of the HHR machine revenue. Greg moved and Amanda seconded that Joe Faraldo be hired for these if Scott feels Joe is needed. Motion approved unanimously.

As there was no further business to be discussed, Scott Woogen adjourned the meeting at 8:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Debbie Warnick Executive Director

Contact VHHA:

c/o Debbie Warnick
P.O. Box 1603
Saluda Virginia 23149

Phone: 443-463-0917

E-mail Address: info@vhha.net

Fax: 804-655-6161

VHHA Payment Schedule

Membership Due

January 2020 $30.00

Stallion Registration Due

January 1, 2020 $100.00

Nominations Due

March 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds


Sustaining Payments due

May 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds


Yearlings of 2019 due

May 15, 2020 $25.00


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