February 2024 Newsletter

08 Feb 2024 8:47 AM | Melissa Davis (Administrator)

2024 Hunter/Jumper Show Dates

Mark your calendars for our 2024 Hunter/Jumper schooling show dates.

April 27th

May 25th

June 29th

August 17th

September 14th

Do you need to lunge your horse at shows? New round pen is going in this week and will be ready for use by the April show. 

In April, BISC will host a barefoot trimming demonstration with Kenzie Williamson of Island Hoofcare.

Coming soon: Working Equitation clinics with Kyra Gautesen, dates to be announced.

There are plenty of open weekends for additional shows and clinics. If you are interested in organizing and hosting events at the club please reach out at bainbridgesaddleclub@gmail.com

Membership Dues Increase

While reviewing budget preparations for 2024 the BISC board unanimously voted to increase membership dues. Family memberships have been renamed to “Household” membership and are available for up to 6 people living in the same household. Household Memberships are $175 per year, Individual Membership has increased to $100 per year and Supporting (non-riding) Membership remains at $40 per year. Memberships are due on March 1st of each year.

A $25 initiation fee is added for all new memberships and memberships that have lapsed past the renewal date. The additional fee is to offset the administrative cost of setting up new memberships and updating those that have lapsed. The $25 fee will apply this year if you renew your membership after March 31st.

I’m not a new member, how do I know if I need to pay the $25 fee?

If you were a member in 2023 and you renew your membership before April 1st you do not have to pay the $25. If you were not a member in 2023 or you are renewing your membership after March 31st the $25 fee is required. There is a check box on the membership renewal form that will apply the fee.

Spring Clean Up Party and General Membership Meeting

Saturday March 23rd at 10:00am

Our annual Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00am – 2:00pm. We will start the day with a quick General Membership meeting to review the 2024 budget. Our bylaws require a meeting for our membership to review and vote on approval of the budget. To qualify to vote your membership will need to be up to date for 2024 prior to the General Membership meeting.

How do I know if I am qualified to vote at the General Membership Meeting?

You are qualified to vote if you are a Senior (18 years +) member with a 2024 membership.

Bathroom Project Update

The bathroom renovations are underway! Plumbing rough in is complete and electrical is in progress. A big thank you to our contractor Bryan Kramer for amazing work on the project.

Keep an eye out on the BISC Website and Facebook page for upcoming events and announcements.

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