I hope everyone had a hearty Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas. Oh and Happy
New Year! Time to get the meetings planned and started, the drives arranged and
scheduled and let the fun begin!
  We have elected our new board members for the year 2010. Julie Emmons will be our
new club President; Angie Hohenbrink will be our returning Vice President; Secretary /
Reporter will be Stephenie Miles; Jackie Mingus will be our Treasurer and is also on a
three year term; Mary Elliott is a Trustee on a three year term and Stephenie Miles is
on a one year term for Trustee and Secretary. So, it looks like it is going to be another
good year.
  We had our annual End of the Year Banquet at the Plaza in Mt. Victory held in
November. Gary Gillfillan opened the meeting with the announcement of the loss of our
greatesst friend and the club's founder Henry Zumfelde. We used the gavel that Henry
carved in 1988 for the club to close the meeting. We would like to send out our sincere
sympathy and prayers to Henry's family. The blessing before dinner was made by
John Hunter.
  We did raise alot of money for the club with our annual auction that we have at our
banquet. And as always Mary did a wonderful job. She kept everyone laughing along
with Nathan (Ann Bell's gandson). The door prizes we had were made by Julie Emmons
and they were won by Nathan Strasbaugh and Larry Young. Congratulations guys!
  Our very first club meeting will be January 10th from 2pm to 4pm at the Good Hope
Luthern Church in Arlington, Oh. The February meeting and March meeting will be held
also in Arlington at the church but on February 7th from 2-4pm and March 7th from
2-4pm. The church is located on St. Rt. 68 right beside the Arlington High School.
  Hopefully we will have alot going on this year. Maybe some new things to see and do.
Or new places to go on some drives. If you have any ideas ahead of time and would
like to let everyone know, please email me john_and_steph06@yahoo.com or you can
call me 567-208-3094. I check these everyday and will return your calls.
  Remember we are holding our first board meeting at Splinter's in Carey, Oh. on
January 9th at 6pm.
  We hope Joanne Shapler is doing well from her surgery. We missed you guys at the
banquet.
  I am enclosing a picture of the new board members. They are back row: John Hunter,
Julie Emmons (President), Mary Elliott (3yr term trustee), Angie Hohenbrink ( Vice
President), former president Gary Gillfillan. Front row: Jackie Mingus (Treasurer and
3yr term), and Stephenie Miles (Club Reporter and Secretary).
  I would like to personally thank Sarah Hunter for keeping me stocked with pictures
that she takes at all the drives we had. Great job. I will probably need your help
again this year. So look out.
  And reminder this is the year that our club dues go up. It is now $25.00 for single or
family. You will have to pay these if you want your Corral to continue. So please try
to get these in as soon as possible. You don't want to lose out on all the information.
  I hope everyone is all excited about a new year. I hope you guys are all looking
foward to new and exciting things and gearing up and getting your horses ready to
drive soon.
  Remember the heated buckets, the extra bedding and try to seal most of the
cracks in your barn and stalls to keep the horses warm. It is been really cold  here
lately. Keep and eye out for ice so they also don't slip and fall.
  Have a great year and looking forward to all the drives and upcoming events.