The Nebraska High School Rodeo Association held their director meeting Sunday, January 15, 2011 in Arnold.  The meeting was called to order & a prayer read.  All board members were present except KC Schaack & Jeff White.  Secretary's Becky Dailey & Tara McKay, student president Shelby Sanford, & student directors Dani Hinman, Brandy Brown, Riley Painter, Dillon Simonson, Brady Wakefield, Clay Chittick, & Joni Qualm were also present.  It was moved & seconded to approve the minutes of the November 7, 2010 meeting.  Motion passed.  The financial report was given.

The scholarship account was reported on.  The family of Troy Eppert is awarding a $500 scholarship.  The scholarships have been sent out to the 2010 seniors.

It was moved & seconded to have a winter banquet in North Platte, November 5, 2011.  Motion passed.

Jana Jensen with the Nebraska Community Foundation shared with directors options for setting up a foundation to protect the NHSRA funds.  The endowment funds & educational (scholarship) funds.

It was moved & seconded to retain Jeanne Morgan to setup 2011 program book & calendar.  It was moved to table the motion, motion failed for lack of second.  Motion passed to retain Jeanne Morgan for 2011 program book & calendar.

The calendar report was given.  A list of members who have not met the 7 calendar requirement was distributed to the directors.

New business - NE Horse Council, which is a Platinum sponsor, is looking for new members.  Membership is $25.  NE Horse Expo is March 11-13 at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, NE.  We will have a booth at the trade show.

The student members in attendance discussed ideas for a motto.  It was determined to try & arrange for some of our past members to come & speak with the students about their experiences.

The 'State Finals Stock' committee met with Dave Rethorst, of the Hastings committee, about stock contractors & bids for the 2011 State Finals.

Sponsorship letters have gone out to our current sponsors for renewal & some have reported back.  Directors were reminded to contact those sponsors that we have not heard from.

The awards for state finals were discussed.  The status of sponsorships will determine our funds for year-end awards & we hope to have a better projection by our next meeting.

Next meeting February 27, 2011 at 10:00 am in Arnold.

It was moved & seconded to adjourn the meeting.  Meeting adjourned.