Thursday, December 29, 2005

January 2006 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Happy New Year to you All!

Wow we made it to another year.Thank you to all members for making this past year so great. We had a good time joining the Trail Trotters Program with the ELCR's mission to preserve our trails.

This year we are working with the Forest Service at Fires Creek to put up tie ups at Hunters camp. The stream is in danger of being polluted by horses being tied too close to the stream. Hunters camp is a great close place to camp and we need to make sure it is there for us, so please become a part of this effort to save Hunters Camp. Sigh up at the meeting to volunteer as we will be starting this project very soon to be finished by National Trail Trotter Day on June 3rd 2006.

Also, please mark your calenders for the St. Jude Ride. It will be April 2nd, 2006. This is for a very good cause, to help kids with cancer, so plan to attend and be thinking of all the sponsors you can get. We will be planning this ride at our meetings, so if you can't attend please give me a call or Donna Gains for information about this important ride. I hope our club will make this event become a great success.

We had a wonderful, great, party. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. A big THANK YOU!! To Barbara Carouse for decorating all the tables and walls. When we got there, there were No decoration. Barbara worked hard and made the room beautiful! Thank you again Barbara!!

Also I would like to say many, many thanks to you all for the gift and LOVE you gave me that night. Your kindness to me was overwhelming. I love this club and hope to serve it to the best of my abilities I have made so many dear friends though my horses and this club, I'm truly blessed!


January 2006 "Chat Page"

Linda Harrison is retiring from the Macon County Health Department with 30 years of dedicated service. Congratulations Linda for a job well done. I hope this means you can ride and camp more!!

Congratulations go out to Rose Goyette. She got a horse for Christmas! No words could express the look in her eyes. May she have many happy trails!!

We are putting together a camping trip for February. We are looking into Hard Labor Camp ground in Ga. Near Athens. They have 20 miles of trails and a nice Equine camp area with stalls.If you are interested give me a call and let me know. Darrell and Janet Adam's can give you information too.

Our next meeting is Jan. 12th at the bank in Hayesville. Starting at 7 pm. Hope you can come! Jan. is the time of the year we all need to pay our club dues. If you joined in Oct.,Nov., or Dec.. You are good for 2006. Let's try to remember to send your dues in as it helps pay for this newsletter and mailings. You can mail to Donna Gains 486 Double Knobs Drive Hayesville, NC 28904 or pay at the next meeting. Thanks!

I have been unable to get up with the guy about the tee shirts. I will get someone to look into getting them here local and the prices. Hopefully we will have some news about this at the next meeting.

We are going to drop the first web site the club has. It is the (geocites)one. It cost $5.00 a month which I have paid. The blog that Bob Harrison made us is so much nicer and it is free, so please start checking the blog site from now on

I hope everyone made a New Years resolution to be a better horseman, to always look for better ways to care for our horses and understand that they are our partners in this wonderful adventure we share with them.

Arnold Monkus has hay for sale and he will deliver. Call (828) 389-4491 evenings or (828) 739-3077 day time.

Lois Tomas is helping with the newsletter and chat page. You can call her at work at (828) 389-8431 or home (828) 389-0081. We need more input for this newsletter. Also we can put an ad in here if you are selling something. If you have a good story to tell, please let us know. Because our web site is linked with others this chat page is read by lots of people. So get involved. Write a story about a trip you took, or a great ride you had. If you read a good story you want to share or some good health tips, let us know!Thanks.

You can leave a comment at any time by clicking on the underline where it (usually) says "0 comments. " It is a great way to communicate back and forth among club members. The comments were getting spammed so I turned on some verification stuff. If you have any problems, you can call me at (828) 524-6950 or email me at --Bob

Friday, December 02, 2005

December Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Here it is the end of another year, wow! If you missed the last meeting, I will tell you that all the old officers were re-elected back into office.

Hope we have a good year in 2006 too!

We are still looking at doing a clinic next year. We need your input on this, so please be thinking of something the club might like to do. We did vote to have a St. Jude Ride on April 2nd. I will tell you all about it at the Jan. Meeting. But do mark your calendars for April 2nd. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Also we will talk about a big project we, as a club, will be doing at Fires Creek for the Trail Trotters program. We have a lot of things to do next year so everyone please try to come to the meetings. DON'T forget the Christmas Party is Thursday December 8 starting at 6 pm. At the bank!!!!!! Bring a gift, unwrapped, for a child. We will be giving away lots of neat gifts and eating some GOOD food.. Come join the club as we ring in the Holiday Season.

We are camping at Watson Mill on the 9th and 10th of December. Our last camp out for this year. It's not too far to come for a day ride also!!

The club sends our deepest sympathy to Melinda D'Agrosa in the loss of her Husband. Our hearts and prayers go out to you Melinda at this very sad time.

We need to set up our family rides in advance so that people can plan ahead. If you want to be a trail boss and have a trail we all can ride, sign up for a month. This way we all can plan to attend.

The young lady, Britney, we gave money to for the rodeo sent me a card. She earned over $2,000.00 for a scholarship fund at Hayesville High School. Good Job!!!