by john manzi, for Goshen Historic track
Two years ago the Historic Track Board of Directors had a dilemma; refurbish the track offices located under the grandstand or move to the Arden Clubhouse. But that too, needed renovating. Either way, the upgrade posed a costly problem especially for the non-for-profit organization.
Historic Track’s Board of Directors President Steve Jones, appreciatively accepted the non-profit 2013 Goshen Restoration Unlimited Preservation Award handed to him by Goshen Preservation president, Maureen Quattrini. (Janet Terhune Photo)
“We decided that our best move would be to renovate the Arden Clubhouse,” noted the then Board president, Bernie White. “And we’re so glad we did. The old offices under the grandstand had seen their best days so we figured the Arden Clubhouse would work best for us.”
Though the decision was a daunting one, still something had to be done. And it was.
The exhaustive task was completed and by the time that the first snow began to fall the Arden Clubhouse was ready.
“It wasn’t an easy task,” White admitted. “Since the Arden Clubhouse is part of the National Historic Landmark certain rules and regulations had to be adhered to.”
Serving as the track office, the Arden Clubhouse is where all track business is done; from Board Meetings to anything that pertains to the racing and training operations.
On October 14, at the recent meeting of Historic Track’s Board of Directors, new Board president, Steve Jones, appreciatively accepted the non-profit 2013 Goshen Restoration Unlimited Preservation Award handed to him by Goshen Preservation president, Maureen Quattrini.
According to Jones, the metal plaque will be displayed on the Arden Clubhouse for all the world to see.