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[RC] Motions before the BoD and member discussion - Michael Maul

One of the jobs I volunteered for was to keep the BoD aware of the member 
on Ridecamp so that we would have have feedback before the meeting.

I've collected most of the posts and made them available at a webpage for 
members of the 
BoD to read w/o actually having to read RC.

I'd like to give  a strong "nudge" to the membership in this post concerning 
the content of the

By far -  the most discussed motion was changing the requirement for the 
Husband & Wife award.
Next was some discussion of the horse fatalities reporting.  Most of the 
discussion was prior
to the motion by John Parke even being posted.

There has not been much discussion - other than some individuals posting 
directly to the BoD - of
other motions.

There are some important items in motions to consider:

1.  Spending significant amounts of AERC funds - for example up to $5K per 
region for projects 
for the education and benefit of AERC and endurance riding. Up to $45K per year 

2.  That there be an AERC only email list. What should the goals of the AERC 
web site be?
Sponsorship/member interaction oriented or record keeping/rules oriented?

3.  To require rider and/or owners of horses, as a condition of 
entry in AERC sanctioned rides, which die within 30 days after participation 
in an AERC sanctioned endurance ride to waive any rights to hold treatment 
records of the treating veterinarian confidential and which require the rider 
and/or owners of any such horses which die within 30 days after participation 
in an endurance ride to immediately give notice of the death to the AERC and 
co-operate in it's investigative procedures.

4. Changing the format for the ride time for a LD ride from the current 6 hours 
reaching criteria to 6 hours to reach the finish line.  Placings still 
determined by
reaching criteria after the finish line.

While the H&W award has a lot of history - the motions above have a far greater 
impact on 
all of you.

Let's hear from you.  The meeting is only 4 days away.

Mike Maul
AERC - Director at Large

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