Volunteers We Love You!

Volunteer Hours Completed for 2019

The following members have either completed the required 4 hours for FCEA year end awards or sponsored their awards.  Additionally, as indicated, some members have completed at least 6 hours of volunteering and have earned a free ticket to the Banquet on Feb 22.  THANK-YOU
Angie Bean               
Debbie Camplone    free banquet
Alexa Derr                free banquet
Tami Dureka             sponsored
Alissa Facciolo         sponsored
Sandy Foster            free banquet
Cherie Gaebel         
Jeanette Hedrick       free banquet
Kim Hennessy           free banquet
Louise Jordan-Beam free banquet
Linda Otto                  free banquet
Jessica Rexroth         sponsored
Sharon Rickenbach   free banquet
Courtney Sarge         free banquet
Tory Sarge                 free banquet
Fay Seltzer                free banquet
Kelsey Shewmaker    sponsored
Cyndi Stephens         sponsored
Michelle Thomas       free banquet
Katie Walmer            free banquet
Regan Walmer          free banquet
Lydia Wingert            free banquet
Kim Wingert              free banquet

Additionally, these Non-Members have completed at least 8 hours to earn a free banquet ticket.  Thank-you for all of your help.

Michael Seltzer            free banquet
Fred                             free banquet
Marianne                      free banquet

Benefits of Volunteering for FCEA

FCEA is a volunteer based organization, and we appreciate our volunteers.  To show our appreciation, we have set up numerous programs o show our appreciation for our volunteers.  Starting with the basic Voucher for 4 hours in a day, then a free banquet ticket for 6 hours, and the education Grant for 8 hours, and then the most honored award for the year the Volunteer of the Year, we try to make our volunteers feel like the hero's they are for the club.

Sandy Foster 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

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

2019 - 

2018 - Sandy Foster

2017 - Cheryl Gaebel

2016 - The Supporting Men - Mike, Fred, Jimmy, Dave, Greg

2015 - Elaine DiMarco

2014 - Sandy Foster

2013 - Matilda Johansson

2012 - Michelle Thomas

Volunteering for FCEA

Volunteer Requirements for Year End Awards

All members must volunteer four (4) hours at any club event during the current fiscal year to be eligible for ANY year end award.  In the event that volunteer hours have not been completed, the member may sponsor the hours. Cost of sponsorship is $50.

Guidelines  (updated 2020)

Volunteer time can be completed at FCEA organized events, work days, by participating on an active committee, or attending Board meetings (1 hr/meeting).  Volunteers must be 14 years or older, so immediate family members may complete the required hours for younger members.

Volunteer hours will be distributed for Committee Chair and BOD service at 10 per year.  Committee members will receive hours for active participation on their perspective committee turned in by the chair.


Banquet – Any member volunteering 6 hours is eligible for a free dinner at the Annual Awards Banquet.  Any non-member volunteering 8 hours may surrender those hours for a free ticket to the Awards Banquet.

Volunteer Vouchers - see below

Education Grant – see below

Voucher Program


The purpose of the FCEA Voucher program is to give members an opportunity to receive credit for hours worked at affiliated shows, and then be able to attend affiliated shows and FCEA educational activities for a reduced fee.


  • Participating affiliated shows will award one voucher for each half day (four hours) worked.
  • Vouchers may be awarded to both members and interested non-members.
  • Working half days (4 hours) earns the volunteer (both members and non-members), a $5 volunteer voucher.  Vouchers can be redeemed for $5 off show entries at FCEA organized shows or participating affiliated shows.  Contact show management to verify voucher use.
  • Note: Hours worked at affiliated shows do not count towards grants or awards requirements.


  • At shows, vouchers may be redeemed at one voucher per class, with a maximum of two per show.  Check with show management to verify acceptance.
  • For activities, vouchers may be used towards the cost of admission/entry up to 1/day.
  • The value of the voucher is not to exceed $5 and may only be redeemed by the person named on the voucher or a member of the immediate family (parent, spouse, or child).

Educational Grant


The purpose of the FCEA Grant program is to reward volunteer service and promote continuing education for FCEA members.


  • Applicants must be an FCEA member in good standing at the time the grant is earned and redeemed.
  • Grants are awarded one for each eight (8) hours of volunteer service, in a calendar year, at FCEA organized activities.  Questions on volunteer hours can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator – Sandy Foster at sfoster1964@dejazzd.com
  • Grants may be used only for education of the rider, not for the training or maintenance of the horse.


  • Only 1 Grant may be redeemed for each activity up to 1/day.
  • Maximum grant value is $50.  No credit given for unused portions.
  • Grants may be redeemed for club activities fees and (NEW for 2014) for lessons with club approved instructors.
  • Grants may not be used for shows


  • Grants redeemed at club activities, should be submitted as part of the activity payment.
  • For lessons, Members can be reimbursed up to $50 for each lesson with a Club Approved Instructor (CAI).  The instructor must sign, date and value the Educational Grant.  The grant is then submitted to the treasurer for reimbursement, up to 2 per month.
  • Grants being used as reimbursement for instruction from club instructors must be endorsed and valued by the instructor, and then submitted to the treasurer for reimbursement to the member student.  (Student is responsible for the full initial lesson payment.)

Club Approved Instructors are active members of FCEA, that have indicated that they are  instructors.  For the current list see Who We Are

2020 Upcoming Dates


April 5 - Work Day @ JEF - POSTPONED

Apr 26 - Fix a Test - POSTPONED

May 9&10 - Allison Brock Dressage Clinic - POSTPONED

Sep 12&13 - George Williams Clinic 


Show Dates @ JEF

April 19 - CANCELLED

May 17 - Dr, CT, & Stadium

June 28 - Dr, CT, & Stadium

Sept 20 - Dr, CT, & Stadium

Oct 11 - Dr, CT, & Stadium


Report Scores

Send your schooling show scores to the Point Manager. Scores are due by Nov 30 of the competition year.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Tues., May 5-online

Tues., June 2


FMI:  Fay or Michelle

* Unless otherwise listed, meetings are 6pm on the first TUESDAY of each month at
Equine Exchange

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