August 16 at the St Johns Equestrian Center is a very important General Meeting of the Horse Council.
Lunch Meeting from 12 to 2. Bring a dish to share, main course and ice tea will be provided.
Horse care demo after the meeting. Details to come! Everyone is welcome to come ride before the meeting!
We will be nominating and electing a new President and Vice-President. The St Johns County Horse Council is growing and entering a new phase.
Please view the working draft of the new by laws. Posted 7/21/14.
With growth comes change, but we need to keep the good things we have use our size and vitality to promote St Johns County as a truly horse friendly community.
Exactly what can YOU do?
First help us encourage good committed people with a vision for the Horse Council and Equestrian Center to run. They can maintain and grow the momentum Terri Perrault and Beverly Foster have begun.
At the August General Meeting the Nominating Committee (NC) is charged with presenting the general membership with a ballot of candidates. The NC is 5 people: Laura Borger (Castle Guard at Picolata Stables), Ginger Dupont (Star Brite Foundation), Mary Farr (Sponsorship Chair), Brenda Jewel (long time member) and Claire Piatt (Secretary). For the next 7 weeks the NC will search for President and Vice President candidates. Nominating Committee members are not eligible for nomination.
If you have any interest in running for President or Vice President or want to suggest someone for us to contact, let someone on the NC know! “WHAT?” you ask, “I can’t do what Terri and Beverly do. I don’t have the contacts they do.” In preliminary meetings NC determined Terri and Beverly are actually doing 4 jobs EACH. It is obvious we can’t continue to grow and expect any one or two persons to do all these tasks. The NC will be identifying new positions and create job descriptions. These will be a part of the by laws. (View the working draft of the new by laws. Revised 7/20/14)
The best news is Terri and Beverly will still be actively involved in SJCHC. In deciding if you want to run you can speak with them about what they have experienced as President and Vice President. They will be here to mentor the new President and Vice President. They will introduce them to the people and organizations in St Johns County who actively support SJCHC. There are many people in the county who share our commitment to the horse community and want to see us flourish. It is as if SJCHC is moving from grammar school to middle school. There are people available to support you through this change.
If President and Vice President sounds like too much, consider stepping up to help in an area you are particularly interested in. I will be posting about a possible new structure for SJCHC. Your ideas are important. It is your energy that makes St Johns County Horse Council the vibrant organization it is. If you are interested in running for one of these positions or would like to encourage someone to run please contact one of the NC members. President and Vice President positions are a 2 year commitment. Other positions can be negotiable.