Fall Meeting November 1995

WEPA Fall Meeting

November 4, 1995


Call to Order: Mike Graper


Approved: Minutes of 2/21/95 meeting


New Business:
Treasurer: Current balance of $ 6,800 income generated primarily from membership dues


Linda Werkhauser spoke on behalf of the Wisconsin State Horse Council.  Did you know that….

–          The Council now manages the Wisc Horse Fair held at the Dane County Coliseum each spring.

–          The Council grants scholarships to three qualified students each year.

–          The Council funds research at U-W Madison School of Veterinary Medicine each year.

–          A state Senator in the LaCrosse area is hoping to eliminate Coggins testing entirely!

It was moved and passed unanimously that the WEPA re-establish its membership status with the WSHC and ensure that a representative be present at Council meetings.


Scholarship fund: A motion was passed giving Bill Lindsay permission to investigate what would be involved in creating a scholarship to honor Brian Oetjen’s contributions to the equine industry in Wisconsin.


WEPA Meetings: There was discussion regarding scheduling programs in conjunction with WVMA meetings and the past philosophy of our organization.  Better attendance is needed at our meetings. A motion was passed unanimously that the Vice-Presidency is responsible for all aspects of organizing the twice-yearly meetings.


Lakeshore Technical College: The equine program at Lakeshore is being phased out.  Similar classes will be offered at Waukesha Technical College.


Looking ahead – the topic of our spring meeting, to be held 2/25/96, will be Equine Reproduction.  We will again be looking for assistance at the Midwest Horse Fair booth in creating a display and being present at our booth.  Are you interested in serving as the Official Veterinarian at horse shows in 1996? Please contact Bill Lindsay (608-835-8619) or Barb Svang (414-646-3847).


Officers for 1996:  President – Mike Graper

Vice-President – Bob Magnus

Secretary – Bill Lindsay

Treasurer – Betsy Miller

Delegate at Large – Travis Henry


Welcome to the new members of the WEPA!