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JANUARY 2011 SPECIAL BULLETIN  THIS BULLETIN IS SENT SO THAT BSDC MEMBERS  HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAN FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH.  YOUR REGULAR BSDC NEWSLETTER WILL BE COMING IN MARCH.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Happy New Year,
We just met last Sunday for our first 2011 meeting.  I would like to thank Roger and Sue Murray for the creative presentation.  Sue presented a slide show and narrative of the historic and definitely comedic side of carriage driving at the turn of the century.
We have some very special events to share with members for February and March and we encourage all club members to mark their calendars.
Look forward to seeing you soon,
Julie


OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gary, Connie and family at the passing of Gary’s sister.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SLEIGH CLINIC – February 6, 2011 – Time 1-4 pm – Hosted by Dr. Susan Orosz, 7380 Brown Rd., Curtis, Ohio  43412.  Dr. Orosz has graciously invited our club members to her farm for a very informative clinic.  What a great opportunity to learn about sleighs and sleighing safety from some very talented people.  See enclosed flyer for all the details.  We ask that all BSDC members please RSVP as soon as possible to Angie Hohenbrink at 419-274-1122, so that she can let the clinic contact person know how many from our club will be coming.  Do not bring horses to this event. Please bring a dish for the potluck following the clinic and please bring your own chairs.

BSDC MEETING – February 13, 2011 – Time 2-4 – Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio,             Program - to be determined. Please bring snacks.

FINDLAY, OHIO SWAP MEET – Sunday, February 20, 2011, Time:  Set up 7-9 am, open to the public 9 am- 4 PM. University of Findlay Western Farm, sponsored by the Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club.  We will have a booth to promote BSDC and driving.  If you can help with the booth, please call Julie Emmons - Phone: 419-361-3885.

BSDC MEETING – Sunday, March 13, 2011 – Time 2-4 pm – Good Hope Lutheran Church, 300 S. Main St., Arlington, OH  45814.  Guest speaker, Thom Mezick, Publisher, Driving Digest.  We appreciate Thom coming to our meeting and look forward to him sharing his knowledge and views of changes he has seen in the world of driving and how The National Drive has evolved. You are welcome to bring guests to this meeting and a potluck dish to share.

WOOD COUNTY HORSEMAN’S FLEA MARKET – Sunday, March 27, 2011 – Time 10-3 pm, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, OH

EQUINE JOURNAL – You should now be receiving your January issue.  Roger Higgins, Jr. is our Reporter.  His cut off date for sending in the article is six weeks prior to the month’s publication.  He asks that anyone with articles/pictures/ events please get them to him in a timely manner.  He can be reached at 740-499-2589 or email:  higgy122@msn.com.  Please contact Jackie Minges, Treasurer if you have not received your Journal at 734-856-6122 or JMinges@hotmail.com.

BSDC Safety Clinic – April – We are waiting for a final date.  Jackie Minges is chairing this event.  If you can help, please contact her, 734-856-6122 or jminges@hotmail.com.

2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
President:  Julie Emmons, PH: 740-361-3885
Vice President:  Angie Hohenbrink, PH: 419-274-1122, groom@carriagedog.com
Secretary:  Molly Owen, PH: 419-284-3000
Treasurer & Newsletter:  Jackie Minges, PH: 734-856-6122, JMinges@hotmail.com
Director:  Mary Elliott, PH:  419-468-6016
Director, Equine Journal Reporter: Roger Higgins, Jr. PH: 740-499-2589, higgy122@msn.c.com
Director:  Sandy Young, PH: 419-562-4712, slyoung18@embarqmail.com                 


               PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR 2011 MEMBERSHIP DUES