December 2014 Mid Valley Chapter News

November 21st, 2014

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The Mid-Valley Chapter met October 30 to plan chapter activities for 2015. The group decided to meet once a month on the second Monday of the month. The meetings will be at members’ homes and rotated between Corvallis and Salem area locations. The December meeting will be the Christmas party, potluck, and gift exchange ($10 value) to be held at Karen Cheeke’s home, 7510 NE Todd Dr., Corvallis.

 

We also elected Officers for 2015. They are:

President: Kimberlee Barker

Vice-President: Tammy Kienitz

Secretary: Sandy Bryce

Treasurer: Joyce Heinke

 

Members who attended last summer’s Barbi Breen-Gurley clinic as riders or auditors thought it was fun and informative. Those present agreed that we would like to have her back perhaps in the spring of 2015. We also discussed a possible clinic with Mike Osinski if we can settle on a date. For more details, see the Mid-Valley Chapter Current News on the chapter webpage (found on the Oregon Dressage Society webpage under Chapters: Central Region).

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Mid Valley Chapter – ODS | October 30, 2014 Meeting Minutes

November 12th, 2014

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MID-VALLEY CHAPTER ODS MEETING MINUTES

October 30, 2014

 

11 chapter members (and two spouses) met at Kim Barker’s home in north Corvallis:

Karen and Peter Cheeke, Kim Barker, Nancy Clarke, John Craven, Joyce Heinke, Tammy Kienitz, Cynthia Lamb and Joseph White, Tricia McCormick, Mija Paris (Sims), Christine Wung, and Sandy Bryce

 

Meeting Times and Locations for 2014-2015: The group reviewed available days of the week to hold meetings in 2015. Most of those present could attend on Mondays. We selected the second Monday of the month for meeting nights. We also decided to rotate locations this year and try to have some meetings in the Salem area as well as Corvallis. All meetings are potlucks starting at 6:30 with a social time and meeting at 7:00. Attendees should bring a potluck food item and/or a favorite beverage.

 

The next meeting will be November 10 at Mija Paris Sims’ house in Rickreall, Oregon.

 

December’s meeting will be December 8 at Karen Cheeke’s house in Corvallis, OR

This is the Christmas Party! There will be a gift exchange; bring a wrapped gift of about $10 value (no gag gifts) and special holiday food/drink.

 

Officer Elections: All of the 2014 officers agreed to stay on for 2015 and they were elected by those present. They are:

President – Kimberlee Barker

Vice President – Tammy Kienitz

Secretary – Sandy Bryce

Treasurer – Joyce Heinke

 

Past Show Committee: Jennifer Milburn remains as Chair of the Heart of the Valley Show Committee and Manager of the show itself. Other members on the show committee include Tammy Kienitz, Kimberlee Barker, Karen Cheeke, and John Craven.

 

Clinics Past and Present: Members who attended last summer’s Barbi Breen-Gurley clinic as riders or auditors thought it was fun and informative. Barbi would like to come back and those present agreed that we would like to have her back. Cynthia Lamb will check on dates for a possible clinic next spring.

 

We are discussing possible dates with Mike Osinski to do a clinic or adult camp during summer 2015.

 

Joyce Heinke gave us a financial report. We expressed our appreciation for Joyce’s keeping a sharp eye on our finances.

 

ODS Fall Festival: Kim and Tammy put together a Mid-Valley chapter basket to put into the silent auction for the fall festival meeting and reception Saturday, November 1 at Devonwood, during and after the Saturday symposium with Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy. Tammy also agreed to present the Teresa Dunlap award at the reception.

The meeting attendees agreed to donate $500 of Mid-Valley Chapter funds to ODS to help fund the Fall Festival.

Julie Reynolds is a Mid-Valley Chapter member who was selected as a demonstration rider in the Debbie McDonald/Janet Foy symposium. Julie asked if our chapter could help defray the cost for her rides in the symposium. We voted not to help fund Julie’s rides because we realized we don’t have clear guidelines for subsidizing individual members in this way. We proposed a committee to take up the issue and write some guidelines for future events.

 

Committee Activities for 2015: We proposed creating a committee to write a proposal for a volunteer/participant point system. It would be a system for members to track and record points earned for volunteering or attending meetings and educational events. Those with points over a yet-to-be-determined amount would receive discounts on clinic costs, entry fees, or subsidies to help pay for ODS events. We will need to do a lot of brainstorming to make this plan workable and fair and to serve as an incentive for more volunteering and more participation in general.

An Educational Event/Clinic committee (Cynthia Lamb, Tammy Kienitz, Kim Barker, and Karen Cheeke) will work on having speakers or demos at meetings and one or more clinics.

The Summer Camp Committee (Kim Barker, Cynthia Lamb, Nancy Clarke, and Karen Cheeke) will continue to explore the idea of a camp.

Any others with an interest in joining an existing committee (or creating a new one) are welcome.

We have discussed holding a practice show or league show in 2015. Linda Coates-Markle has offered to judge the show. If we proceed with these plans we will need to create a show committee.

 Submitted by Sandy Bryce, MVC Secretary

Call for VOLUNTEERS | Prize List Update | Heart of the Valley I & II | May 10 & 11 | Sherwood, OR (more)

April 26th, 2014

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Greetings ODS!

 

We are in need of volunteers for the 2014 Heart of the Valley I & II Dressage Shows (May 10-11 at DevonWood Equestrian Centre).  We offer 3 arenas over this two-show weekend to give our exhibitors every possible chance to earn qualifying scores. It takes many bodies to staff this show, and we very much appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers! We have openings in all positions, both days, including scribes, scorers, runners, ring steward, and warm-ups.  Some positions require no experience; we will train you.

 

And, remember – this year, there is a huge incentive for ODS members to volunteer at ODS events!  Keep track of your volunteer hours and qualify for an entry in the drawing to ride at the ODS Fall Festival with Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy.  More information and sign up to volunteer at this show by following this link:  http://oregondressage.com/volunteer.html.  If you would like to volunteer the more traditional way, please call or e-mail our volunteer coordinator, Tammy Kienitz, at 541-979-1198 or tkienitz@centurylink.netto support our show with your time.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

 

Jennifer Milburn

Manager

 

 

NOTICE OF PRIZE LIST UPDATE:

The management of the Heart of the Valley I & II has made updates made to the prize list as previously published in the ODS Omnibus and on the ODS website.

 

The prize list has been updated to note:

  • the addition of TBA information / show officials
  • correction of show secretary’s e-mail address

 

The Heart of the Valley I & II Dressage Shows are USEF/USDF Licensed ODS Approved Level 2 Dressage Shows, which will be held Saturday and Sunday May 10 & 11 at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR.  The show closed for entries on April 23, 2014; due to the number of entries, an additional judge was hired.

 

This year’s officials are:

Judges: Dolly Hannon (S), Teresa Steward (r) & Sonja Vracko (S)

Technical Delegate: Kaye Phaneuf, (Dressage TD-R)

 

The updated prize list has been posted on the ODS website, linked to the calendar entry and to the Omnibus page; it can be seen by clicking on the links below:

 

Please direct questions about this show to the manager, Jennifer Milburn, at (541)926-7130 or (541)231-7247 or dressageshowmanager@gmail.com  – not to the ODS Office.

 

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Volunteers needed for Heart of the Valley Dressage Shows | May 11 & 12 | Sherwood, OR | Sign up online www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety

May 3rd, 2013

Greetings ODS!

We are in need of volunteers for our Heart of the Valley Dressage Shows I & II, May 11-12 at DevonWood Equestrian Centre. We still have openings in all positions, including scribe, gate/equipment check, warm-up, runner and scorer.

We are once again offering three arenas to accommodate all entries, and we are SO very grateful for all of the help our wonderful volunteers contribute.

If you have a few hours to chip in (or more than a few J) please see what shifts we have available online (www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety); if you cannot work an entire shift, email Jennifer Milburn or Tammy Kienitz (addresses below) with your availability and preferences.

Thank you!!!

If you have please contact: Jennifer Milburn (show manager) at dressageshowmanager@gmail.comor Tammy Kienitz (volunteer coordinator) at tkienitz@centurylink.net, not the ODS Office.

 

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Prize List Update – Heart of the Valley I & II | May 11 & 12 | Sherwood, OR | Closing Date 4/22

April 4th, 2013

 

The management of the Heart of the Valley I & II has made updates made to the prize list as previously published in the ODS Omnibus and on the ODS website.

 

The prize list has been updated to note:

  • the addition of TBA information / show officials
  • the deletion of the Region 6 fee per ride (in the fees section)

 

The Heart of the Valley I & II Dressage Shows are USEF/USDF Licensed ODS Approved Level 2 Dressage Shows, which will be held Saturday and Sunday May 11 & 12 at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR.  The closing date for entries is April 22, 2013.

 

This year’s officials are:

Judges: Melonie Kessler, “S” and Bev Rodgers, “S”

Technical Delegate: Rusty Cook, “r” TD

 

The updated prize list has been posted on the ODS website, linked to the calendar entry and to the Omnibus page; it can be seen by clicking on the links below:

 

Please direct questions about this show to the manager, Jennifer Milburn, at (541)926-7130 or (541)231-7247 or dressageshowmanager@gmail.com  – not to the ODS Office.

 

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Need Volunteers THIS WEEKEND in Sherwood @ HOTV – 5/12 & 13

May 9th, 2012

 

 

Greetings ODS!

 

We are in desperate need of volunteers for this weekend’s 2012 Heart of the Valley I & II Dressage Shows (May 12-13 at DevonWood Equestrian Centre).

 

We offer 3 arenas over this two-show weekend to give our exhibitors every possible chance to earn qualifying scores. It takes many bodies to staff this show, and we very much appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers! We have openings in all positions, both days, including scribes, scorers, runners, ring steward, and warm-ups.  Some positions require no experience; we will train you.

 

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator John Craven ASAP with your availability at John_Craven@ous.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

 

Jennifer Milburn

Manager

(541)231-7247

 

 

Final Call for Entries / Need Volunteers Please – HOTV – Sherwood 5/12 & 13

April 11th, 2012

Greetings ODS!

 

The 2012 Heart of the Valley I & II Dressage Shows (May 12-13 at DevonWood Equestrian Centre) are still accepting entries! Mail your entries by April 14th to avoid post-entry fees. 

 

Need to see a prize list?  Visit www.oregondressage.com and click on “Calendar” then scroll to May 12th and click on the show’s name – the prize list, general rules and entry form are all linked there.

 

Call for Volunteers!

 

We offer 3 arenas over this two-show weekend to give our exhibitors every possible chance to earn qualifying scores. It takes many bodies to staff this show, and we very much appreciate all of our wonderful volunteers! We have openings in all positions, both days, including scribes, scorers, runners, ring steward, and warm-ups.

 

Please mark your calendars and contact Volunteer Coordinator John Craven at John_Craven@ous.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

 

Jennifer Milburn

Manager

(541)231-7247

 

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Volunteers are needed at Heart of the Valley Dressage Show in Sherwood May 7 & 8

April 22nd, 2011

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Hello ODS!

The Heart of the Valley Dressage Shows are just around the corner (May 7th and 8th, 2011 at DevonWood) and WE NEED YOUR HELP.

Once again have three competition arenas that are fully subscribed, so we need MANY bodies to make the show a success. Thank you so very much for your help and support in past years.

We currently have openings in all positions, including scribes (we will not be using e-scribes for this show). Please send your volunteer preferences and available times to John_Craven@ous.edu or call at (541) 753-4435.

Thank you so much!

Jennifer Milburn, President Mid-Valley Chapter

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Heart of the Valley Shows Seeking Volunteers

May 10th, 2010

HOTV LogoHello ODS,

Ride times for Heart of the Valley I & II are now posted at www.foxvillage.com. We still have MANY holes in our volunteer schedule and would so appreciate your help! Please check your ride times and then e-mail john_craven@ous.edu with your available volunteer times and preferences.

Thank you SO much – we look forward to seeing you at the show!

Jennifer Milburn

(541)231-7247

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Volunteer for Heart of the Valley Dressage Shows

April 27th, 2010

Hello ODS!

The Heart of the Valley Dressage Shows are just around the corner (May 15-16, 2010 at DevonWood) and WE NEED YOUR HELP J

Once again we are offering three competition arenas in hopes of accepting as many entries as possible (and we still filled!) so we need MANY bodies to make the show a success.

Thank you so very much for your help and support in past years. We currently have openings in all positions, including scribes (we will not be using e-scribes for this show).

Please send your volunteer preferences and available times to John_Craven@ous.edu or give me a call at (541)231-7247.

Thank you so much! Hope to see you at the show J

Jennifer Milburn

Manager

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