Date: 30 June, 2009 Location: 99 Restaurant
Time: 19:00 hrs
Present: Board Members:
The Friends of the First Company Governor’s Horse Guards held a board meeting on 30 June, 2009 to review its financial position and other new business that may come before the board.
Minutes - the board meeting minutes of 1 February, 2009 were reviewed and approved. Motion made by Rich Morgenstern and seconded by Ken Nelson
– Andrew Arsenault was asked and accepted be a director on Friends Board to
Financial Review: - Ken Nelson reviewed the financial report with the board (see attached report) and the report was accepted. Currently the board account has $87,879.47 balance as of June 29, 2009. The Horse Show netted $10,825 compared to $9,093 in 2008 and $14, 844 in 2007. Concern was expressed that income appears to be down this year for both the horse show and upcoming golf tournament.
Golf Committee – Richard St.Pierre indicated that the 2009 Golf committee is working with the active Officers of the troop to discuss how the troop can become more active with the Golf Fund raiser. It was hoped that their involvement would increase the funds raised by the golf tournament. Rich also indicated that he would like to obtain a large key sponsorship to support the tournament. However, to date, this has not be successful
Belliveau suggested that this year’s portion of monies donated from the golf
tournament be given to
“ Give2thetroops.org” organization vs. the Connecticut National Guard Formation.
The “Give2tothetroops” sends care packages to armed forces in combat zones. A
motion was made by
Fund Raisers – Connecticut Renegades would like to use the grounds of 1GHG to hold their regional match at the end of August/09. The 501 C would support this activity if the troop is willing. Rich Belliveau will discuss with Major Downes to see if there is any willingness on the troop’s part to use this as a fund raiser. The funds could be raised by parking and concessions
Ken Nelson and Rich St Pierre discussed using the grounds of 1GHG to hold a car show of some type. This will have to be investigated.
Next meeting. TBD 3rd quarter 2009
William J. Cowell, Secretary