Volunteer Awards & Benefits


2015 Volunteer of the YEAR


2015 Volunteer of the Year

Elaine DiMarco(center) with 2014 Volunteer Sandy Foster(L) and FCEA president, Fay Seltzer

Volunteer Awards

Awards are given annually for outstanding volunteer participation.

Spirit of FCEA Award is given to one of the top volunteers in the club that exemplifies the spirit of volunteering and promotion of the mission of the club.  This award is decided upon by the Volunteer Coordinator and the Spirit of FCEA winner from the previous year(s).


Previous Winners

2015 - Elaine DiMarco

2014 - Sandy Foster

2013 - Matilda Johansson

2012 - Michelle Thomas


FCEA also recognizes the volunteers within the club with various rewards.

FCEA Volunteer Benefits

French Creek is a volunteer organization, without the help and support of the volunteers, there wouldn’t be a club.  We encourage members to volunteer at activities, and spread the word to get others involved.  To encourage and reward the volunteer spirit, we have set up some great benefits.

  • For every eight (8) hours worked at FCEA organized activities, members will receive a $50 Educational Grant.
  • Working half days (4 hours) earns the volunteer, a $5 Volunteer Voucher.  Vouchers can be redeemed for $5 off show entries at FCEA organized shows or participating affiliated shows. 
  • Once you have reached four (4) hours of volunteering at FCEA activities, members are eligible for Year-End Awards.  Awards are given out at our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet in February.
  • Volunteering gives the club the ability to put on many great clinics, shows and educational seminars.
  • If a friend or family member (over 13 years old) volunteers with you, they are permitted to give you the credit for their worked hours. 
  • Here are some of the ways to volunteer:
    • Volunteer to work at any FCEA organized activity – seminars, Paper Chase, 5k/10k Run, organize a clinic or seminar to benefit the club
    • Attend monthly Board Meetings, held on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm

2016 FCEA Volunteer Activities

For 2016, FCEA has scheduled numerous activities, if you are available to help, please call or email the activity organizer.  These activities count towards the hours needed for year end awards.


Help Wanted at:

June 26 - Show set up

July 3 - FCEA Show at Whysper Wynd

Sep 10/11 - George Williams Clinic

Sep 25 - FCEA Show at Ironstone Farm

Oct 30 - FCEA Show at Ironstone Farm

Nov 13 - Paper Chase & Judged Trail Ride

Dec  - 5k/10k and 1 mile Fun Run & Walk

Completed Volunteer Hours for 2015

As volunteer hours are completed for year end awards, names will be added to this list.  If you have any questions concerning your volunteer hours, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Sandy Foster.  


Completed at least 4 Hours: (Eligible for year end awards) "Sponsored" means that someone else has worked/donated hours for another member to be eligible for year end awards.  

Sherilyn Allen

Rebecca Barker

Ange Bean - sponsored
Kelly Beaver
Seth Beaver

Richard Close - sponsored
Elaine DiMarco
Sandy Foster
Leigh Frazier
Cherie Gaebel
Jeanette Hedrick

Km Hennessy - sponsored
Josie Howell
Elizabeth Howell

Ercka Killian - sponsored
Louise Jordan-Beam
Kristen Ortt - sponsored
Carson Rucci
Courtney Sarge
Fay Seltzer
Audrey Schiem
Susan Smith

Jill Starlipper - sponsored

Kelly Starlipper - sponsored
Caroline Stearns - sponsored
Michelle Thomas
Isaiah Whitaker


As an added incentive, if you complete 8 hours, you will receive a $50 educational grant.

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2017 FCEA Snapshot Series

April 23 @ Journey's End

May 21 @ Journey's End

June 25 @ Journey's End

Sept 17 @ Ironstone

Oct 8 @ Journey's End


2017 Clinics

April 1&2 - Silva Martin

April 8&9 - Foster Zeh

May 13/14 - Foster Zeh #2

Aug 12/13 - Foster Zeh #3

Sept 9&10 - George Williams




Board Meetings

Sun., Oct 29**

Tues., Dec 5


FMI:  Fay or Michelle

NOTE: Unless otherwise listed, meetings for 2017 are 6pm on the first TUESDAY of each month
at Equine Exchange



Competition is FUN

Contact Louise to learn more about competing internationally.  

FCEA Interdressage.com Team



Volunteer Grants now accepted for use with member trainers

Get a grant for every 8 hours you volunteer!!!



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