BCHCAZ Board Meeting – June 1, 2020
Conference Call-in permanent number: (978) 990-5239, ID: 351324
Roll Call – Quorum
- Roll Call – Quorum
President – Craig Ferdig
Treasurer – Dan Thornhill
Secretary – Rene Ferdig
Former President – Alan White
- Approve Agenda: Approved
- Previous Minutes: see highlights from 5/4/2020 meeting minutes.
Membership – 7 new member applications
Committee Reports –
- Finance –
o $3800 expenditure for Almosta Trail cleanup.
o $396 expenditure to Craig Ferdig for the BCHCAZ pins.
o $18,941.78 in checking
o $5,046.91 in money market
Trail Maintenance –
o Almosta Trail was partially cleaned up after it was marked by BCH two
members. All of trail 1937 was completed, but 2 miles of trail 622 (2 ½
miles in) were missed completely. Might be faster to get there from the
o Savannah Hafer – Eagle Scout candidate, using trail etiquette and trail
cleanup. Savannah and other scouts will clean up another trail they can
access better. Alan volunteered to be a crew leader if needed.
o Groom Creek cleanup – Waiting for new date. Savannah also working
with Spike to bring in scouts for a cleanup.
o Mingus Mountain – Forest service has a 3 to 5 years plan including trailer
parking area on the north side with tunnel to go under the road to link up
all the trails.
o Alan received very positive un-solicitated comments on Almosta Trail
- Rodeo/Parade are still on the scheduleo Bar Tending – potential for cancellation, depending on conditions. Gate
- Bumblebee Annual Fall Benefit
4 subcommittees – members Craig Ferdig, Wendy Timmel, Rene Ferdig, Dianne
Echazabal, Saara Ronan, and Shelly Day
o Operations – Led by Craig Ferdig.
Kelly posted Bumblebee annual event on the ranch site. New
signup website complete and working well. Attendees make
reservations on the website.
Proposed add’l funds for arena rental for the weekend. $300
Same price for members and non-members. $160 for the
weekend.o Entertainment / Riding – still need a leader
Scavenger hunt / orienteering and map reading class led by
Savannah and scouts
EMT / first aid clinic on trail first aid for horses and people
Self defense on the trail
GMR have drill team which might be interested in a practice
o Communications – led by Wendy Timmel
Daily events listed for attendees
o Auction – still need a leader
Saara Ronan interested in helping, or maybe taking point.
May not have many donations due to conditions of economy
- Sedona Subcommittees
Sedona – report from Joan Bouck: no updates from the Red Mountain group
Camp Verde – no updates
Packing equipment stored at Alan’s location. Saving $800-900/year on 10×10
storage rental. Long term solution needed? Alan ok with keeping it.
Leftovers from last year’s auction at Alan’s. Garage sale?
Pro-active communication with different groups regarding eBikes is good.