TR&HC Annual Membership
Minutes Of The Annual Board Meeting Of the Directors
Tryon Riding & Hunt Club
December 10, 2019
VENUE: Tryon Depot
Terry Lynch, President, Gary Zumstein, Treasurer, Colleen Torsney, Secretary, Leigh Borreson, Betsy Pack, Kent Holden, Beth Perkins.
Potential Board Members : Angie Millon, Sybil Jones, Karl Alexander
25 TRHC members were counted on the floor.
Not in attendance: Jamie Dunn, Vice President
Meeting called to order by Terry at 6 pm. Fellow Board Members and staff were introduced.
Motion made to suspend with the reading of last year's minutes made by Bruce Bromburg, seconded by Kent. Motion approved by consensus.
Presentation and approval of the 2019 Treasurer's Report by Gary. Gary explained how the club has moved into a more budget oriented approach as shown by his slide presentation of the numbers. TRHC is in good financial shape and congratulations were given from the floor.
Motion made by Bruce Bromburg to approve the Treasurer's Report, seconded Jim Sumeral.
Terry presented his vision and our mission of where we want to go as a Club, especially concerning increasing the value of our memberships. Our hope is with some of our new Board members and associates being experts in PR and Marketing our visibility will grow within the Tryon Community. TRHC intends to keep strengthening our ties to the Town of Tryon, FENCE, and TIEC. Our three guiding pillars are Philanthropy, Tradition and Fun that steer our commitments to the community. Next year we hope to make inroads in the equestrian side of Harmon Field.
Our 2019 Community Investment at the time of the meeting was over $45,000.00.
Don Borreson was interested in how we get the word out about our Philanthropy. Terry discussed it was an active topic with the Board.
Block House Steeplechase was not run this year, but we are assured it will be run in the Spring. There were no questions from the floor concerning the Steeplechase. The Board is thinking about doing a new social event for the Steeplechase to generate excitement for our members. TRHC is not only keeping the old tradition alive but starting new ones.
Gerald suggested that TRHC get the word out about Steeplechase using media, covering the Aiken Horse Country.
The 91st Charity Heritage Horse Show presentation was addressed by Angie as she is a returning Board Member and has run it for years. The Heritage designation awarded by the USEF is a true honor and last year Charity I Donations were a great success. This year we hope to give donations at Charity II as well.
The new ’Bit of Heritage' video was played and praised.
The 44th Horse Trials and schooling days were a success, though the number of eventers was less than next year. Next year we will be branding the event "Morris the Horse" Trials to increase the fun and recognition factor.
The 86th Any and All Dog Show had more dogs than ever and 200 people in attendance.
JoAnn Loheac presented The 3rd Annual Carolinas Show Hunter Hall of Fame Celebration slide. Last year the event was held at Aiken Horse Park and this year we will bring it back to TIEC.
Don Borresen suggested that the voting for the Hall of Fame be extended to March.
The 2nd Annual Carter Brown BBQ was a huge success as we served over 340 meals. Next year we will be better prepared as the crowd grows. This is a very historic event that TRHC is taking pride in resurrecting.
Terry explained the new TRHC by-laws so that Board Members can take on a second rollover term so that continuity can be extended beyond a single 3 year term. Also we have increased the number of members to 11, as we are a working Board and need more board members to support Club programs.
New Board Members were introduced to the floor.
Motion to approve the Board Members Terry Lynch and Gary Zumstein returning for a second term and the new TRHC Board Members, Angie Millon, Sybil Jones and Karl Alexander made by Terry, seconded by Gerald. Unanimously approved by consensus.
The Annual Meeting was adjourned at 715pm.
Per the Club By Laws, a short meeting of the new Board was held immediately after the Annual Meeting and there was a motion to approve the new Board Member Officers slate made by Terry, seconded by Kent.
Terry Lynch - President
Angie Millon- Vice President
Gary Zumstein- Treasurer
Colleen Torsney- Secretary
The slate of officers was unanimously approved and a motion to adjourn the special meeting was made by Betsy Pack, seconded by Beth Perkins and approved unanimously.
Respectively submitted by Colleen Torsney