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SD Horse Council Annual Meeting April 20th in Brookings, SD
All are invited to South Dakota Horse Council's annual meeting Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Brookings, SD. The 1pm meeting is held in the Wahlstrom Room at the SDSU Animal Science Complex, which is located on the north end of the SDSU campus. To place items on the agenda, contact the Officers listed on the website by phone or email. All involved in the equine industry are encouraged to become active in the SD Horse Council.
At the annual meeting, the election of Officers and Board of Directors will be held. All paid members are eligible to vote. Presently, the Officers include: President: Gene Carr, Vice President: Doug Nickel, Secretary: Freida Fossum, Treasurer: Janice Cronin.
The SD Horse Council's officers are elected from those seated on the Board of Directors. Members of the present Board of Directors include: 2012: Doug Nickel, Jayne Solberg, Mike Olson and Troy Geis. 2013: Diane Nickel, Brandon Kinney, Machelle Bonde and Freida Fossum. 2014: Gene Carr, Jo Waldner, Janice Cronin and Rich Waldner.
The Council's objectives are: To organize and sponsor the annual South Dakota Horse Fair, to promote and maintain a mutually helpful exchange of information between the horse owners and the general public, to support higher education for youth by issuing scholarships to students who are interested in the horse industry and to provide charitable contributions as funds permit.
We welcome new people and equine organizations to our membership. Annual dues are $10/person or $50/50 members for groups. Paid memberships receive a discount to their annual Today's Horse Magazine subscription. SD Horse Council breed and organization members can also receive a free breed booth display for their club at our annual SD Horse Fair. Print membership forms at the link above and mail with dues to SD Horse Council, PO Box 84622, Sioux Falls, SD 57118. We look forward to hearing form you, and seeing you at our annual meeting in April!
South Dakota Horse Council Scholarship Started at SDSU
Your support is requested...
The South Dakota Horse Council has begun an installment endowment with the South Dakota State University Foundation to benefit equine students in the SDSU Animal Science Department, and the NCAA equestrian team in the SDSU Athletic Department.
In 2012 an initial contribution of $10,000 was given to SDSU to be grown to a full scholarship endowment of $20,000. The SD Horse Council plans to make regular yearly contributions until the full $20,000 scholarship amount is reached. At that time, the scholarship amount awarded will be divided 50/50 for each of the following scholarships:
1-South Dakota Horse Council, Inc. - Scholarship in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences.
2-South Dakota Horse Council, Inc. - Scholarship for NCAA Equestrian team in Athletics.
Both scholarships require a student to have a 3.0 GPA and preference will be given to a South Dakota native and those who have helped with SD Horse Council Activities, including their helpful efforts at the SD Horse Fair. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Animal Science Department and Athletics Department representatives.
It has always been the goal of the SD Horse Council to support educational opportunities for our youth.
This spring, at the 2013 SD Horse Council Annual Meeting, we hope to make a sizable contribution toward our $20,000 SDSU scholarship goal. The success of the SD Horse Fair has been instrumental in our efforts to meeting this level of support for students attending SDSU to become leaders in the equine field! Young new leaders are a key to the horse industry.
As a participant of the SD Horse Fair, and one who benefits from the event, we are asking for YOUR help! We need YOU to support the SD Horse Council's SDSU Scholarship funding efforts, so that new leaders can be developed to serve in and join the equine industry.
Your contribution, along with the countless volunteer hours given by many to make the SD Horse Fair a successful event, are just what we need to meet our scholarship funding goal…and “get it done” this year! Your support is a sign that all of our hard work has benefitted the enrichment of the youth who will become the horse world's leaders of tomorrow! Wouldn't it be nice to award deserving students the support they deserve?
Your check is greatly appreciated. This donation goes DIRECTLY to the SDSU Scholarship Fund! We welcome your contribution this weekend, or...
Please mail your support to:
SD Horse Council-“SDSU SCHOLARSHIP”
PO Box 84622
Sioux Falls, SD 57118