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By Glory Ann Kurtz
Feb. 28, 2018

The NCHA Executive Committee has posted their minutes on their website for meetings held Nov. 7, 2018, Dec. 20, 2018 and Jan. 22-23, 2019.

The Nov. 7 minutes include the steps to be taken for the selection of the Vice-President Nominating Committee as well as a restructuring proposal for the NCHA Leveling classes, weekend show prorated added money and entry fees, a request from NCHA Europe to support their national show and awards, a request for creation of a Perpetual NCHA Inspiration Award, the Todd Drummond Award, a report from the Finance committee, communication regarding Chain of Command for the NCHA Office Staff, a Presidential update and a Parking Tag proposal for major aged events.

Nov. 7, 2018 meeting


The Dec. 20, 2018 Executive Committee telephonic Meeting included discussion regarding negative comments and concerns from members regarding the recent changes to Standing Rule 14 (no entry fee-jackpot). It was decided to rescind the action taken during the Nov. 7, 2018 EC meeting and lastly, information on the filling of the Director of Judges position regarding the retirement of Russell McCord in June 2019.

Dec 20, 2018 telephonic-meeting

The first Executive Committee meeting of 2019 was held Jan. 22-23 welcoming Sharon Overstreet who took over the position vacated by Jay Klamon. Competition Committee Chairman Frank Merrill distributed a list of activities of the Competition Committee and subcommittee on leveling and restructuring. 

NCHA lobbyist Jim Short addressed the members on the status of the PAC actions, updating the Executive Committee of the MERP funds from the state and how it was originated; Andy Adams was introduced as the new Director of Judges, a Finance Committee update, a discussion on how best to provide a report to the Directors regarding financial and other updates to the Directors, besides the posting of Executive minutes on the NCHA website and sending out information to Directors in an email blast. Phil Rapp noted he will include that item on the March Executive Committee meeting agenda.

The Executive Committee discussed a previous agreement with Dennie Dunn whereby Dunn was told that should his felony conviction be reduced to a misdemeanor, NCHA would consider reinstating his lifetime Director At Large Status. It was reported that such a reduction in category from a felony to misdemeanor has occurred and a motion was made by Ron Pietrafeso and seconded by Ernie Beutenmiller to reinstate Dunn to a Lifetime Director at Large and the motion passed unanimously; the EC accepted Gail Holmes resignation as Chair of the Stallion Breeders Group;  an update from the Long-Range Planning Committee that included the potential reduction in the size of the Executive Committee; potentially electing an NCHA President from a member of the Executive Committee; potentially changing the term of the President from 1 to 2 years; potential reduction in the number of standing committees and a potential change in the reporting structure of the NCHA Treasurer from the Executive Committee to the NCHA Executive Director; a discussion of the European Challenge proposal with agreement in principal that the idea is a good one but concern on how to promote its and an update on Box Seat sponsorship sales and Reserved Seating Status.

At the Jan. 23 Executive Committee meeting, two candidates were selected for the office of Vice President; an update on NCHA Marketing Department efforts presented; discussion regarding the NCHA official photographer as well as issues with the Cutting Horse Chatter; the reduction of sponsorship from Protect the Harvest; the withdrawal from the American Horse Council; Stallion Breeders Group loan status and committee update; the Super Stakes scheduled Summer Spectacular schedule, IT issues and feedback from the Finance Committee; a Team penning event plan and a Challenger series questions. 

EC meeting 1-22-23-2019

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