BCHCAZ Board Meeting – March 2, 2021

Zoom Meeting can be used by a Smartphone.




Roll Call – Quorum

  • President – Craig Ferdig
  • Vice President –
  • Secretary – Rene Ferdig
  • Treasurer – Dan Thornhill
  • Membership – Katherine Thornhill
  • Trails – Spike Hicks (Gave Craig update before meeting, did not attend)
  • Sedona – Joan Bouck


Approve Agenda:  Approved

  • Financial / Meeting Update – Dan
    • $520 revenue
    • $1200 to National BCHA
    • $355 to BCHAZ
    • $109.95 to Insurance
    • $38 to PO box
    • $28,564 Bank balance
    • $5,048 Money Market
    • 72 memberships
  • National Report – BCHA
    • $107k balance in Checking
    • eBikes
    • Documentation requested –  photos of people who don’t have horses in horse camps who are doing something not compatible for horse camps
  • Grants
    • Grant from BCHA for ~$1,000 for equipment to carry power saws and special latches to hook onto animals for pulls.  Letter from Forest Service will be provided for the grant.
    • Grant of $20,000 – Almosta Trail system, still waiting to hear on it
    • Sedona signage grant was denied due to bureaucratic process.  This will be paid for by $1,000 funds set aside.  Joan suggested a fund raiser in Sedona to get more funds.
  • Rodeo Update
    • Current plan is to operate at 50% capacityIf rates continue to go down, BCHCAZ will likely participate.
  • Sedona
    • Prescott Scout troop wants to help
    • Girdner Trail changes – Stephanie will have presentation finished this week to present to Chris Johannson (Red Rock Ranger District)
    • Signage – larger trail etiquette sign at trail head, plus smaller signs for intersetions
    • Scott (Forest) Saville, RR Ranger district, is taking a position in Flagstaff.
    • Joan sent the Trails maps to Craig, including “horses not recommended”.  Trail Forks app.  Parking near shooting range (“gravel pit”).
  • March Sponsored ride
    • March 20th or 21st weather dependent – Sedona social ride, Jim Thompson Trail  (Gate code 4410)
  • Almosta Trail update – cat claw is getting overgrown.  Reported downed tree is no longer there.
  • Groom Creek Update
    • CDC guidelines – when hospital rates drop to 75%, we can start doing volunteering events. Can’t officially have a plan until this is known.
    • Rebuild and install a metal horse tie-up along with clean-up some time in April.  Alan is PM for Forest Service and will direct activities.
  • Little Thumb Butte
    • June 5th
    • Jim Higgs will lead the ride
    • Food options are vendor or box lunches.  Ann can’t serve food yet.
  • Holiday Dinner – Confirmed for December 4th at Centennial Club.
  • Ned Leigh 2 day Horsemanship Clinics – early May and October
  • Horse Lords Self Defense May 15th at American Ranch Arena



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