2018 Board Needs Nominees

The 2017 board will step down at the end of the year, making way for new ideas & input for Central Oregon Chapter. We need club members to come forward, to keep our club up and running in 2018. This is your chance to make a difference in the quality & quantity of dressage opportunities in our region. The treasury is in good stead & solid, easy to follow processes are in order, ready to help the 2018 board put on the chapter’s
league shows, recognized show, Spring Social, & annual awards banquet.

Nominations & Voting

If you or someone you know would make a good candidate for any of the following positions, please submit their names to laurendavisbaker@gmail.com by October 16th and we’ll put their names on the ballot.

The ballot will be sent via email to club members on October 17th & voting will be held
between October 17th through 30th via email. (Nominees must accept nomination from another club member, be a current ODS member in good standing, and be willing to serve on the board for a one year term.)

Open positions for 2018, with Job Descriptions

President – Prepare agendas for and preside over all meetings of the chapter and the Board of Directors. He/She shall appoint all committee chairpersons. He/She shall be an ex officio member of all committees with the obligation to cast a vote to break a tie.
Vice President – Serve as would the President in any absence of the President. All duties and responsibilities of the President shall pass on to the Vice President should the President resign, be impeached, or become unable to attend to his/her duties and responsibilities.
Secretary – Take minutes of each open business meeting and Board of Directors meeting and shall make public said minutes as directed by the President, attend to the correspondence of the chapter as directed by the President.
Treasurer – Responsible for all funds of the chapter, shall collect all funds due anddeposit them in chapter accounts in a financial institution approved by the Board of Directors, shall sign all checks drawn upon the chapter’s funds, shall submit financial reports at meetings as directed by the President, and shall be responsible for preparing and submitting in a timely way all reports as required by ODS.
Member at Large – Attends ODS meetings and reports back to the group. Available to assist board as needed on short and long-term tasks.

The new board members will be introduced at the November 17th awards banquet!

Annual Awards Banquet

Come celebrate the show season with COC members, their friends, and family.

This year’s annual awards banquet will be held on Friday, November 17th at Hollinshead Barn at 6:00 p.m. Hollinshead is located at 1235 NE Jones Road in Bend.

For $20 per adult ($10 per child under 12) you’ll enjoy a tri-tip dinner catered by Cody’s Catering, with sides of red potatoes, garlic green beans, wild rice pilaf, baby greens salad, baked rolls with butter and creamy horseradish sauce , plus two complimentary glasses of wine, water, or soft drinks.

We’ll honor this year’s ODS League Show Champions and Reserve Champions with beautiful awards and well-deserved applause.

Seating is limited, so please rsvp to cjbarnes39@bendbroadband.com to reserve a spot. Reservations are first come, first serve.

Ride for a Cause: Sky Dog Rescue Fundraiser

We’re partnering with Sky Dog Mustang Rescue, to help raise funds for their equine program!

Our October 15th Fall Fling (which may include a half-day on October 14th if entries warrant) will contribute 10% of ride fees to support the program. You can also donate directly using the donation box we’ll have on site. Or, purchase one of their super-cute tee-shirts and wear it in support of the program.
(Our judge, Sabine Ense has approved the tee-shirts as show-worthy attire and is also supportive of riders and horses dressing up in bright colors and bling.) 

You’ll get to meet one of the program’s mustangs in person and can help sponsor one of their deserving equine companions, to offset medical and feed bills. Horse lovers of all ages can sign up to become a Sky Dog volunteer.

Twinkle products will be on hand to help you add bling to your horse, with the donation of horse-safe glitter products.

You and your horse are encouraged to wear bright colors in support of the cause.

If you can volunteer at the show for two or more hours, please contact Lisa Bohard at trotwithspots@gmail.com.  Volunteers receive Absolute Horse gift certificates and the thanks of the chapter!

Thumbs Up for Adult Amateur Camp 

This year’s Adult Amateur Camp was a rousing success, thanks to the organizational efforts of Lisa Koch. Lisa’s been organizing camp for 10 years now, bringing in top-notch instructors to ensure a valuable learning experience for all.

Nine COC members attended and the remaining three spots were filled by ODS members from Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. Auditors came to watch the rides and were impressed by the professionalism and expertise of instructors Morgan Barrows and Ernst Herrmann.

Many thanks to Lee Haverland of Shevlin Stables for hosting camp at her beautiful facility. A good time was had by all! Thank you, Lisa!