March 2005 BSDC Newletter
everyone surviving this typically unpredictable Ohio winter?
Enough with with the white stuff! I
am biding my time, just waiting for the green
to come back. The horses are
probably getting tired of being inside, too.
Just like always, this too will pass.
Due to my
vacation in Florida, I was unable to attend the February board meeting, as well
as the meeting at Trinity. Notes
for the meetings were taken by our beloved secretary, Julie Emmons.
Thank you again, Julie.
Roger Higgins, Jr. opened the meeting on February 13th, at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Findlay. He gave a
special thanks to members John and Sara Hunter for reserving the church for our
winter meetings. He also thanked
secretary, Angie Hohenbrink for the entertaining videos.
of the topics covered on Sunday was the upcoming clinic in April.
Topics planned to be covered include: hitching, horse health and hands-on
driving. Also to be covered are
taking care of your carriage, greasing wheels and checking it's over all
appearance. Complete details such
as where and when will follow next month as I get the information.
Members, spread the word about the clinic, make a few calls and bring a
friend or two!
secretary, Angie Hohenbrink, will be sending out newsletters in March.
It will be a reminder to those who have yet to pay their dues for the
year. Also, she will include
anything of interest that you have for sale, so call her ASAP
if you would like anything included. (419) 274-1122
Gary and Connie Gillfillan have a llama harness for sale. Call them if anyone is interested.
Birthday to member Al Hohenbrink; twenty-nine again?
have been busy going places and meeting people of interest lately!
Secretary, Julie Emmons, and treasurer, Angie Hohenbrink, went to the CAA
Learning Weekend at Gloria Austin's in Florida. Some of the topics covered were
carriage balance, lamp styling, harness cleaning, making a collar, and how
carriages are judged and preparing them for the carriage showcase.
Roger Higgins Jr., Roger Higgins Sr., Darleen Higgins and Secretary Julie
Emmons, along with Mary Ann and Travis Emmons attended the sleigh rally in
Chautauqua, NY on February 5&6. Members
Roger and Sue Murray also attended, bringing a sleigh that was pulled by a
friend's horse from the Western Reserve Club.
Connie and Gary Gillfillan are taking orders now for decals for your
trailer or windows with the BSDC logo. Please
contact them ASAP to place an order.
Last month I made a couple of boo-boos. The Corn Huskers drive, hosted by
John and Sara Hunter will be held in Upper Sandusky.
Also, the Sauder Village drive, hosted by Henry ZumFelde, will be held on
September 10, 2005.
following is a list of tentative dates for this year. If you have any to add
please do so at the next meeting or call me. More details will follow as I
no date set
Hohenbrink- possible Father's Day
Higgins, Jr. and family - Amish drive
Sara Hunter - Cornhuskers State competition in Upper Sandusky
ZumFelde - Sauder Village September 10 - possible overnight drive
Poppie - Lexington KY Horse Park Carriage Round Up June 3,4,5
Digest - Lexington KY Horse Park October 6,7,8
dates of interest are:
Clinic - no date set
Carriage & Draft sale at Mt. Hope - March 8-12
Indiana Carriage and Livestock auction - March 15-18
board meeting will be at 6pm held on March 12th at: (spouses welcome)
is the last at the Trinity Church, Findlay.
I hope to see you all there. Your
presence is valuable.