Annual Meeting Agenda and Proposed Bylaw Changes

by WSHJA Member Services November 20, 2011 in Membership

The 2011 WSHJA Board sincerely hopes you will be joining us at the Annual Members Meeting, November 30th, 2011 at The Loft at Russell’s in Bothell, WA., at 6:30pm.  The Annual Members Meeting is open to all current Regular (WA residents) members and/or their parent representatives, and is your opportunity to review and vote on important matters of the Association.

Reminder: if you have yet to RSVP, please do so here: WSHJA 2011 Annual Meeting Event Reservation

We understand that it is a weeknight (school night and late night), so the Board pledges to keep it informative and moving along. You’ll be presented with:

  • A Year In Review and Open Forum, including horseshows, membership, financials
  • Vote on the proposed bylaw amendments
  • The Year Ahead and Open Forum, including the future of our shows particularly the Evergreen Classic
  • Final Vote on the 2012 Board Member election. Ballots will be available to those who wish to vote at the meeting.

Please review the supporting documents:

If you wish to receive any of the above documents in hardcopy, please notify memberservices@wshja.org. All documents also will be available at the annual meeting.

 

2012 Member Registration Now Open

by WSHJA Member Services November 11, 2011 in Membership

WSHJA is now accepting new applications and membership renewals for the 2012 show season.  A reminder: if you join or renew on or before December 31, you qualify for a 10% discount on both your membership and horse registration!

To get started with your new WSHJA membership, see our membership sign-up page and apply today!

Note: the online membership and horse rosters will reflect the 2011 season until after the close of the current year on November 30.

59th Annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction, Saturday January 14th, 2012

award-cupJanuary 14, 2012: save the date!  Invitations will go out December 1st, 2011.

Each year, the Washington State Hunter Jumper Association holds its Annual Awards Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of its member riders and horses. Awards in both the WSHJA State and National Points Programs are presented.

Winning can be attributed to many hours of hard work and training, early mornings in the saddle, and the untiring support of family, friends and trainers. And of course, none of it would be possible without the fabulous horses that we ride. The WSHJA Annual Awards Banquet is our way of bringing the membership together to celebrate the love of the sport and the love of the horse!

This year’s banquet is being held in the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington.

2011 Annual Members Meeting November 30th

The 2011 WSHJA Board cordially invites you to attend the 2011 Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday, November 30 in Bothell Washington . Open to all current members, this is a once a year event for the membership to gather in the interest of making WSHJA all it can be!

  • Enjoy a wonderful selection of nibbles and wine in a 1928 restored barn!
  • Share your thoughts about future directions in an open forum.
  • Vote on proposed bylaw changes and additions.
  • Meet and mingle with the newly elected 2012 Board Members.

Kindly RSVP by November 27th.

loft-azurraWhere:

The Loft at Russell's
3305 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, Washington

When:

November 30, 2011 6:30 PM -- 9:30 PM

Look for more important information in your inbox next week!

As a nonprofit organization, WSHJA is always looking for ways to save on expenses while giving the most back to its members. As such, we will be sending the Official Election Ballots and the Proposed Bylaw Amendments to your email address of record.

If you wish to have a hardcopy sent to you via postal mail, please notify us at memberservices@wshja.org

2012 Board Elections

All members will receive an Online Election Ballot for 2012 Board Members. You may submit your ballot online, by mail-in or in-person at the Annual Meeting. Online and mail-in ballots must be submitted by November 29th, 2011 to be counted. You may also submit your vote at the annual meeting.

2012 Bylaw Amendments

All members will receive a copy of proposed bylaw changes in email. Your vote on amended bylaws must be rendered in person at the Annual Meeting.

2012 WSHJA Horse Show Dates Announced

by WSHJA Member Services November 4, 2011 in Shows

WSHJA is pleased to announce its horse show lineup for the 2012 show season:

Spring Nationals Show Series

Evergreen Equestrian Center, Monroe WA

Spring National Inaugural April 4-8th, 2012

Spring National Hunter April 10-15th, 2012

Spring National Jumper April 18-22nd, 2012

Evergreen Classic

Remlinger Equestrian Park, Carnation WA

Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show August 8-12th, 2012

Fall Classic Show Series

Evergreen Equestrian Center, Monroe WA

Northwest Autumn Classic September 12-16th, 2012

October Classic  October 11-14th, 2012

For more than 30 years, WSHJA has been presenting some of the finest Hunter and Jumper shows in the Pacific Northwest. Our premier USEF-rated horse shows offer fun and thrilling competition for beginners and Grand Prix riders alike, and often provide unique skill-building opportunities through clinics and special events. Our distinctive shows feature beautifully designed courses, wonderful prizes and amenities, and an increasing emphasis on exhibitor and spectator-friendliness.

WSHJA is a non-profit member-run association, reliant on the generosity of its sponsors, the charitable contributions of its volunteers and the participation of the hunter jumper community at large to make the show go on! WSHJA is one of the very few USHJA Affiliate Associations in the country to hold its own competitions. All “profits” earned from the shows WSHJA presents are reinvested back into the organization, except when the show is a benefit show, to enhance its offerings to the WSHJA membership and the hunter jumper community as a whole.