The meeting was called to order by President Kent Bamford.

Directors in attendance were Kent Bamford, Mark Hillman, Jim McCall, Jim Weimer, Larry Terrell, John Hammes, Mark McGregor, Matt Herrman, and Sandy Miller.

The November treasurer's report was given by Larry Terrell. Approved as presented.

The November 8, 2016 CHA BOD meeting minutes stood approved as presented.

Kent Bamford, Kim Oliver and Jim McCall were elected to the CHA Board of Directors for a three year term. Sandy Miller moved to pay the Colorado Horse Council $250 for each election they conducted, seconded by John Hammes. Motion passed.

Jim Weimer moved the officer's stay the same for 2017 with the exception that Larry Terrell remains in the office of Treasurer as a non-voting board member, seconded by John Hammes. Motion passed. Kent Bamford is President and Mark Hillman is Vice President.

Bruce Seymore gave the Arapahoe Park report.

Shannon Rushton gave a report on the Colorado Racing Commission rules workshop.

CHA meeting dates for 2017 will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 10am and the board will determine if they will be live or tele-conference meetings. During the live meet the board will meet on Saturday following the second Tuesday of each month.

Mark McGregor moved to pay Jerry Braden $2000 per month to represent CHA at the Capitol with the proposed changes Mark Hillman discussed, seconded by John Hammes. Motion passed.

The National HBPA will hold their winter convention March 8-11 and the ARCI will hold their spring meeting April 18-20.

Kent Bamford and Shannon Rushton are to communicate with Bruce Seymore about the track surface.

The next CHA meeting will be held on January 10th at 10:00am as a tele-conference meeting.

With no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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