BCHCAZ Board Meeting – Sep 8, 2020

Conference Call-in permanent number: (978) 990-5239, ID: 351324



Roll Call – Quorum

  • President – Craig Ferdig
  • Vice President – Gayle Gardener
  • Secretary – Rene Ferdig
  • Treasurer – Dan Thornhill
  • Trails – Spike Hicks
  • Sedona – Joan Bouck


Approve Agenda:  

Previous Minutes: Bumblebee and Christmas party still on.

Membership – 

Old Business

Committee Reports – 

  • Finance – Available for those who would like to see it.  No big changes from last month.  $100 Bumblebee donation in account.


  • Trail Maintenance – 
    • Almosta Trail 308 needs maintenance, Craig will check it out.
    • Groom Creek is open until end of October
    • Request for packing in November has been cancelled due to COVID
    • Assisting with Peavine trail maintenance this Friday.  Craig will provide coffee and donuts for volunteers. 8:00am (Rd 4 south and the Peavine)
    • Assistance with Gully Wash at American Ranch requested.  Liz Mahon. Need 8 people, max.  Craig will provide post hole digger and t-post tamper.  Per Jason’s request, American Ranch will monitor and maintain the fence to keep quads out.

Bumblebee Annual Fall Benefit 

    • Operations – Led by Craig Ferdig.
      • Kelly reports 70 confirmed reservations.  20 people who want to go but haven’t confirmed.  If COVID kicks up, October 1 is our final date for canceling Bumblebee and getting our money back.  We will meet on 9/28 at 6:30pm to determine if keeping or cancelling.
    • Entertainment / Riding – 
      • Cowboy poet – Mizka Paget
      • EMT / first aid clinic on trail first aid for horses and people – Kathy Kentera
      • Intro to horse massage Saturday- Kathy Kentera
      • Savannah is discussing teaching the map reading class with her scout troop.
    • Communications – led by Wendy Timmel
      • Daily events listed for attendees
      • Taken over FB activity
    • Auction – 
      • Craig sold the leftover tack sale stuff from last year to Cowboy Corner in exchange for three $60 gift certificates. 

Sedona Subcommittees

  • Sedona – report from Joan Bouck: Bell Rock access for equestrians pursued. Single track needs space for horses to pull off or turn around. Pushing for equestrian guidelines here and on other trails in the system.

New Business 

  • Social scheduled for September 25th at Gayle Gardener’s house.  Details will be emailed to everyone.

Comments/Additional Topics

  • None today