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The draft minutes from the VERA SMC meeting held on Saturday, 29th June are now available for the information of members. If you have any questions in regard to any matters contained in the minutes please contact the President, Linda Tanian.

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Equestrian Australia is driving an awareness campaign on the effects of concussion in equestrian sport. Attached is a power point presentation outlining what to look for in someone who has suffered a knock. Please read this and inform yourselves of the impacts of concussion.



The SMC would like to advise members that we have been undertaking a review of our existing bank accounts to achieve some efficiencies and cost savings. We have reduced the number of bank accounts by combing some and closing out others that were not utilised on a regular basis. This rationalisation will reduce the workload for our treasurer and will also result in a cheaper cost for the audit process as less accounts will require auditing.

The VERA SMC would like to thank all the volunteers who helped run the Great Western ride.

A list of names is not yet available but we don't want to wait any longer to show our appreciation for the wonderful work done last weekend (and in the lead up to the ride) by all those who gave up some of their time to support the riders and allow them to enjoy our sport. We hope that riders and support crew were polite and expressed their thanks to you all.

Great job! Once we get the Volunteers List we'll publish all the names as per our usual process. Thanks again everybody.

Our VERA Webmaster is currently updating the Results section of the website. The first item completed is the Hall of Fame section (located under the Members menu), which lists our life members and our Living Legend. Please check out the great job that Mark has done with this web page.

More updates will be forthcoming as he works through making sure we have the correct information available for display.

The SMC would like to congratulate Natalia Bognor on winning the discount ride entry at the Buchan ride. This entitles Natalia to enter into another Victorian endurance ride with a $25 discount off the entry fee.

This prize is drawn from all riders who enter the endurance ride at an event - successful or unsuccessful.

The Discount Entry draw will be done at the Great Western ride giving our members another opportunity to win a discounted entry fee for their next ride.

On behalf of the SMC and the riders attending the Murray River ride we would to extend our warm thanks to the following volunteers: