The H.B.P.A. Board of Directors met today and counted the ballots that were received from membership. There were 179 ballots received. 177 voted yes with 2 voting no. The new bylaws go into effect immediately. To read the new bylaws, click the “info” tab on the web site then click bylaws.
Congratulations to the Board for the good work they did on this project.
Dawn Martin who was seriously injured Christmas Eve on the track is home from the hospital and continues to mend.
Bill Duncan who suffered a mild heart attack and double pneumonia has been in the hospital since Monday is doing much better and is due to be released very soon.
Ed Morgan who was involved in a head on collision is recuperating in a long term care facility.
I regret to report that our former longtime track kitchen manager and good friend, Cindy Spiker passed away this past Thursday.
Just a reminder that the ballots to change the Association bylaws will be counted on Saturday January 23rd. If you haven’t mailed yours in, please do so soon. Thanks
This is the latest update from Ed’s wife Rhonda. The H.B.P.A. wishes Ed a speedy recovery.
Ed was in a head on collision in Dec and is recovering at Liberty Village Nursing and Rehab in Maryville Il. Ed has a long road ahead of him and he and Rhonda and their family would like to thank all the old friends and new friends that have called and visited and all the prayers at this difficult time. Happy New Year Everyone. We love you all
Give your favorite horse a kiss at midnight.♥
Just returned from taking grain and supplies to Vandalia. Happy to report that all horses are looking good and enjoying life after racing. We have a full crew of offenders taking care of them while earning credit for what they’ve learned during their six month program with the horses. It’s rewarding to look at each horse and note the progress they have made with the injuries sustained while racing.
Now that winter is upon us I will return to the twice a week schedule of taking hay to the facility, so I’ll give updates from time to time on ones we’ve adopted and new arrivals.
The ballots to change the H.B.P.A. bylaws were mailed yesterday. When you receive yours, please take the time to read the material, vote and send them back in.
Thanks and Merry Christmas to all!