Trina has been unable to provide monthly reports to The Corral and may benefit from some ideas/pictures/help.
It was suggested that we could have our 2021 Christmas party at the same place, same time as was supposed to be last year.
The tack swap is on for this year even tho WB is for sale.
We need committees to organize events and activities i.e. tack swap raffle and 50/50, Derby party, Chili cookoff, Oak-toberfest. Jack will be asking for volunteers.
The HHYEC Ride A Thon has been moved back 1 week. It will not coincide with the NW Regional OHC ride. It will coincide with our Oak-toberfest camping weekend.
Tammy has agreed to do the food for Oak-toberfest Friday and Saturday night.
The tack swap made ~$1000.
Our Winter Blues breakfast at Das Essenhaus had 27 attendees - good food, good price, good accommodations.
OHC reported that camping was up %400 last year.
There will be no logging in Oak Openings this year and no pine management.
Trail miles patches were discussed. They are available from state OHC. We will check into them.
Memberships need to be renewed. They are trickling in.
Jack has proposed a Trail Host program to state which they seem to be interested in. He also suggested a trade show at state meetings.
The calendar for this year has been started. There are 2 sections this time. The first section is club events, second section is other events that may be of interest to members.
High Trail Miles 2020 Saddle Hours 2020 Top Locations 2020
Robin Hawkins 944 Barb Gunning 950 Oak Openings 9039
Kenny Vaughan 834 Beth Arnold 450 Maumee State Forest 827
Pam Sinkey 710 Carolyn Korek 320 Waterloo 553
Carolyn Korek 550 Audrey Bennett 280 Elkins Creek 246
Matt Brown 535 Dalton Collins 140 At home 245
Leroy Williams 533 Katie Leitner 120
Donna Gray 501 Claire Sutton 110
Marge Jabri 500 Tammy Royer 100
Connie Bauer 440 Jack Collins 100
17 members and 4 guests (incl. 2 unrenewed members) attended at Bunker's Bar and Grill.
The January meeting was cancelled.
The December meeting was cancelled.
Defiance Co.OHC restoned the driveway (all of it) at HHYEC and did a really nice job.
The Fat Saturday ride will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving (11/28). It was moved to the Jeffers Rd Rider Center at noon.
The New Ye4ars ride will go out from the Jeffers Rd Rider Center at noon.
Remember to save your Tribute labels.
Is anyone interested in the Winter Blues brunches?
Donations have been made to the Beverly Upell Horse Show (proceeds go to St. Judes), Lucas Co. SHAC and HHYEC.
Trail miles need to be turned in to Jo.
State OHC meetings have been cancelled.
There is some painting that needs to be done at Reed Rd. which we can do in return for having warm weather meetings there.
Donations are needed for the Christmas baskets. Bring them to the tack swap and give to Jo, or deliver to Jo or Connie.
Plaques were procured and installed on the mounting stand for Lloyd Bowser and John Knepper.
___ members and 1 guest attended at Loma Linda's (venue did not work well for our group)
Christmas party - it will be alittle different, bingo, dollar bags, a game by Flo, potluck with meats provided (ham, turkey), optional cookie exchange (ex: bring 2 dozen, take home 2 dozen), members and guests welcome, BYOB,
Grand Rapids Legion Yawberg at 24, social hr 5 pm, dinner 6:30 pm.
Bring stuff for gift baskets to the Christmas party.
RSVPs for Christmas party to Jo.
Van Buren ride report- there have been alotta trail improvements, take water if you go there.
Trail clean-up efforts have been made by Roy and Polly, Cheryl and Michelle, Jack and Emily - THANK YOU!
Meeting locations discussions continue - Eagles in Maumee?
November meeting will be at Loma Lindas, Airport Hwy, Swanton, 7 pm
Do we want to do club rides next year?
Officers for 2021 - no additional nominations offered, current council reappointed:
President Jack Collins
VP Kathy Brown
Secretary Tammy Royer
Treasurer Jo Neeley
39 members and 11 guests attended at Reed Rd
Christmas party - at the Grand Rapids Legion, 5-6 pm cocktails, 6 pm dinner, BYO beverages
State Regional ride at Van Buren will not be sanctioned by OHC but an event is planned with camping and riding, no organized meals.
Tack swap at WB is still on, $25 for 12x12, live auction at 2 pm.
State Membership meeting is cancelled.
State amendments and membership increase $5 were discussed.
Our October meeting will be at our Oak-tober Fest event at Reed Rd.
Venues for meetings:
Pub n Grub can accommodate 20-24 people, closes at 8, may not be open on Mondays
Charlies - separate room, can accommodate 32 people
Valleywood - buffet/order food, can accommodate 35+ people
Zoom - under 1 hr, under 100 people
Kim and Dick Bowser worked at the Maumee State Forest horse trails Co. Rd V, mowed 8 miles, worked on sign posts and markers, say the trails are dry. THANK YOU!
Development of property (Henry-Wood) 100 acres for hunting, camping, trails; old 24/Co. Rd 2B in Henry Co., looking for volunteers to advise.
We need to get the trail from the Rider Center to 64 open before Oak-tober Fest.
Oak-tober Fest - Tammy will do the food
dinner Fri. 6:30
moonlight ride Fri night, full moon
Sat am Yoga ~9 am
meeting 6 pm
Nominations for officers: current council was nominated
President Jack Collins, VP Kathy Brown, Secretary Tammy Royer, Treasurer Jo Neeley
26 members and 2 guests attended at Reed Rd.
The chairperson of the Christmas party committee is Bonnie Williams. The party will be at the Legion hall in Grand Rapids. Music and grab bags are planned. Food is undecided.
The state ride and chili cookoff at Mohican has been cancelled.
Photos from our chili cookoff are needed for the website. Please submit to Kathy.
Carolyn reported on the upcoming trips:
Elkins Creek: most are leaving Thurs. am; $30/night/site, $8/night/stall; shavings are required and sold there; we have reservations for 12 rigs and 18 stalls; Tammy and Leroy will be doing dinners and breakfasts.
Big Elk Lick: $25/night; we have reservations for 10 rigs, one spot open; primitive with tie lines, bring your own tie lines; they will bring us water.
Tack swap - we need donations for the raffle. Flyers have been created, available on the website.
The State meeting will be virtual. Each chapter may have 1 participant; unlimited number may watch without participation. The main issue is raising membership $5.
The regional ride at Van Buren is still on at this point. There will be no meals provided or organized.
Our next meeting will be August 31 at RRR (rescheduled due to holiday).
Tammy Royer is the chairperson for our Oak-tober Fest event. We will have Trick-a-Truck. The t-shirt is long sleeved, pumpkin orange colored.
A camping trip to Pleasant Hill has been added to our calendar - Sept. 18-20. Call for reservations: 419.938.7884.
The trail from the rider center in OO to Rt 64 to the State Forest needs to be trimmed. It has been mowed. Jack suggested an evening relatively soon.
22 members attended at The Whitehouse Inn.
The Christmas Committee is looking for venue suggestions.
Our Octoberfest event is still being planned. The metropark has cancelled their October in the Oaks event.
Our Chili Cookoff campout is July 24-26 at RRR. CCO on July 25.
Our photographer, Debbie V. will be unavailable Aug 1 - Oct 1 and someone(s) will need to take pics.
Cowboy Christmas Tack Swap is being planned for Sunday, Dec. 6 at WB.
All state-sanctioned OHC rides have been cancelled. Some events are still going on.
The state OHC meeting on Aug. 9 will be virtual.
The metropark intends to put porta-johns at the rider center and boy scout camp.
Laura G/C is back at the park part-time, Monday and Tuesday.
Mounting stands at Maumee State Forest on 64 and CR V need to be repainted. We need to ride there to keep the trails open. They could probably use some maintenance.
Connie told us that oak trees should not be trimmed until after the first frost.
Chili Cookoff at RRR:
camping is $25/night - contact Leroy
Sat night, 6 pm
1. name it
2. list 4 ingredients not necessarily the main one or secret one
3. have a theme (award for crowd favorite)
4. list heat level
Tammy has restocked the club tote. Bring a ladel.
Oaktoberfest at RRR:
Oct 2-4 contact Leroy for camping
Tammy will be cooking
Fri - German potato salad, brats, kraut,
Sat - boiled dinner
Friday there will be a full moon. Jack is looking into a night ride.
Sponsor Oaktoberfest and be on the t-shirt for $20, contact Tammy R.
No one is going on the Beavercreek camping trip.
Cheryl and Michelle are looking into Turtle Creek, 5 hrs north, trails not challenging.
Next meeting Aug. 3, 7 pm, The Whitehouse Inn. Go early to eat.
Jo thanked everyone that has been working on her fence. They typically meet at Thurs. at 6:30.
Remember to save proof of purchase emblems from Tribute Feeds.
19 members attended at RRR.
May meeting cancelled due to COVID-19
April meeting cancelled due to COVID-19