The Secretary stated that the only correspondence received has been enquiries for purchase of horses and advice of an RNA meeting. Treasurers Report The President suggested that as we are within a month of the AGM that this report be deferred until then.
Agreed. General Business Annual General Meeting.
The President stated that the venue for the AGM would be the same as last year and that the notice would be issued in the near future. Ekka Display & Demonstration.
Fiona briefed the meeting on arrangements so far made, including the theme to be “Medieval”.
The President asked Fiona to distribute to the Committee a short dot point brief on the matter.
He emphasised that assistance to staff the display was needed.
Fiona offered to prepare a roster. Response: Jodie Rock.
The need to respond to Jodie Rock’s request to meet with the Committee was discussed at some length.
It was clear that some members still wouldn’t accept that the issue was not based on branding perse and suggested that there was ample evidence of freeze branding “not taking”.
The President countered this by restating examples given earlier of false statement provided by Jodie being that she stated the two weanlings had been branded at five weeks of age, brands were shown on two applications for registration, eight months later she still maintained that they were branded yet a further three months on they were found not to be carrying brands.
Her suggestion then on accepting that this was the case, that the Association change the Registration Certificates.
It is clear she was aware that the animals were not carrying brands.
Two other purchases have now stated that their Registration Certificates show brands, that their horses purchased from Jodie do not bear.
He went on to say that the majority of Committee members had made it clear from earlier correspondence that Jodie should not be reinstated as a member.
He was asked to meet with Jodie and hear what she wished to say. MOTION: RESPONSE TO JODIE ROCK Moved: Gary Appleby Seconded: David Shaw THAT; the President meet with Jodie Rock to hear what she has to say.
And, to make it clear to her that the Committee is not prepared to reinstate her membership. CARRIED Close of Meeting There being no further business the President thanked those in attendance and closed the meeting at 8.35pm EST. Charles Watson 10th July, 2012. President
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