WSHJA Annual Membership Meeting Dec. 3rd

Please join us for the WSHJA Annual Membership Meeting on December 3rd, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  This year’s meeting will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, WA:

The Hollywood Schoolhouse
Grand Ballroom
14810 NE 145th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072

Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

All members in good standing are urged to attend. You will have an opportunity to help choose new board members and review changes to the WSHJA by-laws. 

BALLOT | 2014 Board of Directors

by WSHJA Member Services November 22, 2013 in Board
The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) is a not-for-profit association governed by a member-elected Board of Directors. An online ballot is provided here. Only WSHJA "regular members" (WA state residents) may vote.
 
You may also vote at the 2013 Annual Members Meeting December 4th, 2013.
If you would like a mail-in ballot, please request a print-ready one from secretary@wshja.org.
  

 

Thank you for taking the time to vote.

2013 Annual Members Meeting | December 4th | RSVP Today

by WSHJA Member Services November 22, 2013 in Board, Membership
The 2013 WSHJA Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the Annual Members Meeting.
 
December 4th, 2013
6:00pm -10:00pm
Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodinville
 
Please RSVP by November 30th: REGISTER HERE! 
 
Open to all Regular (WA State Residents) 2013 members, this is a once a year event for the membership to gather in the interest of making WSHJA all it can be!
 
Come together with fellow members to;
  • Review 2013 year's activities
  • Vote on proposed bylaw changes and additions
  • 2014 Board Election

Proposed bylaw changesFinal proposed bylaw changes 2014.docx (55.24 kb)

The meeting will take place at the Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville, WA. There will be hosted sodas and water, and a 'no host' cash bar as well as an assortment of appetizers.

2012 Annual Members Meeting | RSVP today

The 2012 WSHJA Board of Directors cordially invites you to attend the Annual Members Meeting. Open to all Regular (WA State Residents) 2012 members, this is a once a year event for the membership to gather in the interest of making WSHJA all it can be for everyone involved!

 When | Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM PST
 Where |Redhook Brewery 14300 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA

Come together with fellow members to;

•Get a brief recap of the 2012 year's activities
•Vote on proposed bylaw changes
•Elect 2013 Board Members

Please review the 2012 Annual Members Meeting Agenda for a listing of proposed bylaw changes. Voting must be done in person at the meeting.

2012 Annual Members Meeting AGENDA

Please review the 2011 meeting minutes, as you will be asked to approve them into record.

 2011 Annual Members Meeting Minutes

The meeting will take place in the Tour Gallery Room at Redhook Brewery. There will be hosted sodas and water, and a 'no host' cash bar as well as an assortment of appetizers.
 

Kindly RSVP by clicking on the link below.

YES,I'LL BE THERE

Sorry, can't make it this year

Sincerely,

2012 WSHJA Board of Directors

Your Input Is Valuable Your Involvement Is Impactful

As we head into the winter,  WSHJA is beginning the search for new board members. This is the time, for all members, new or old, to get involved.

Both during the show season and off, your WSHJA board has been striving to improve your experience as a WSHJA member. To that effect they have taken your suggestions and comments and made changes to your local shows – including rule changes impacting points, tickets for prizes and class expectations – such as all 3’0” classes and above being held in the indoor ring at Monroe. All of these changes (and more!) have come about due to member input and, as we look back over the year, we have the opportunity to revisit the shows – pros and cons – and continue to work toward an even better experience for next year. 

Sponsorship has been a large area for discussion. The WSHJA has representatives that are in charge of caring for, and catering to, sponsors at horse shows, as well as trying to elicit more sponsorships from the community. However, we face a challenge when it comes to encouraging sponsorships from outside of our local barns. As an industry, each of us needs to take this charge up on our own. We must, in order to continue to improve shows and increase an interest in our sport, bring sponsors in from outside of our smaller circle. Our shows offer several different layers of sponsorship, so there is something for everyone, and the more people from outside our show world that we can get involved, the more attendance, revenue and excitement we can generate.  Also keep in mind that WSHJA is a not-for-profit organization, which means all sponsorship monies go directly into the shows.

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Submit Nominations For 2013 Board & Proposed Bylaw Amendments by November 1

by WSHJA Member Services October 12, 2012 in Announcements

WSHJA is a non-profit, member-run association reliant on the avid participation of the hunter jumper community to accomplish its mission. Board members are the representatives of that community leading us towards the future we all wish to see in the sport we all are so involved in today. Submit all candidates to WSHJA Secretary Betsy Christianson, christianson.betsy@gmail.com or memberservices@wshja.org. Elections confirmed at the WSHJA Annual Meeting November 28th.

Once a year, the membership has the opportunity to propose bylaw changes and/or amendments Submit proposals to WSHJA Secretary Betsy Christianson, christianson.betsy@gmail.com or memberservices@wshja.org. Proposals will be voted on at the WSHJA Annual Meeting November 28th.

First Rule In Winning: You’ve Got To Show Up

by WSHJA Member Services September 14, 2012 in Membership

It’s the show season, and, as you walk into the show office at your first show, you realize you forgot to renew your WSHJA membership. Hastily you drop everything into the mail or even manage to go online and submit it that way– but the show has already started. What about your points? Do they count from the moment you mail it, or when you hit the submit button online? Now, thanks to your WSHJA board members, and member feedback, the policy is to back date your membership to the Monday of the week you submit your forms – this means your points for that show will count for the week and you are on your way to earning that Year End Division Championship.

Did you know that if there weren’t enough horses in the first class of your division, the rest of the division wouldn’t count for points? Not anymore! Because of membership and the support of the board, this rule was changed and points were counted in all of the classes in which there were enough riders.

At the Northwest Autumn Classic you’ll see all classes - hunters and jumpers – that are over a 1.10M competing only indoors. This is another change – brought about by member input, and made realistic by the WSHJA board. Tickets for prizes – and a better selection of prizes – were also based on membership input, as well as putting a cap on add/scratch fees at WSHJA shows. All of these were changes that the WSHJA hopes will continue to improve your showing experience, and all of them are changes that came about from someone in the community requesting them.

These changes and more all had one thing in common – you. All of the rule changes came about due to membership comments and board participation – each one showing your direct impact on WSHJA and your showing experience. More...

2012 Evergreen Classic: A Message From the Board

by WSHJA Shows April 26, 2012 in Announcements, Shows

For 2012 there are significant changes for the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show.  The WSHJA Board of Directors would like to share the following message regarding these changes and the investments being made on behalf of the membership:


Show season is upon us, and, once again, WSHJA is proud to bring you the 2012 Spring National Show Circuit, the Northwest Autumn Classic and the October Classic. We hope that you enjoyed these shows last year and we look forward to bringing you another year filled with worthy competition, wonderful hospitality and a winning spirit.

This year, WSHJA is hosting the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show for the first time in several years. The Evergreen Classic has a 30+ year history in the Pacific Northwest as our premier horse show, providing the opportunity to show on the grass and giving us the chance to all come together and celebrate with parties under the tents, fantastic hunter derby events and a challenging Grand Prix.  We have hired Dianne Johnson as the Show Manager; we are excited to see Dianne in action as she puts together another fantastic show for the WSHJA community.

Previously, there has been some concern in regard to the condition of the footing of this show since it’s been held at the Remlinger grounds in Carnation. We want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the footing will be safe and suitable for our horses. Along those lines, we have hired Hans Van Meenen to assess the footing and give us a plan for the year which we are implementing immediately. Hans is extremely well respected in the field of show grounds footing. He is responsible for the grounds at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal California and others in both the US and Canada. Hans has assured us that he will be bringing his vast wealth of knowledge to our show – giving us the ability to not only improve the footing for this year, but to continue to care for it so that it flourishes in the following years – providing us with a continued investment in the future of The Classic. The Evergreen Classic is a show with a long history in Washington State, and we, as a board, are excited about continuing the legacy of this horse show.  We want to communicate to you, our members, that we are committed to doing whatever it takes to make this show a wonderful experience for all.

For those of you who want this show to be a success as much as we do, we need your help! We are pulling everything together, but we need YOU! We are looking for sponsors, of all levels, to help with the show effort. And we need all kinds of volunteers. In order for The Classic to be the show that we all want it to be, we must come together as a community and work toward that goal. We hope that, by stating our commitment to you, you too, will find yourself willing to help in whatever way possible to ensure The Evergreen Classic reaches the high standards we have all come to look for in this top rated show.

There are many ways to get involved. Please take a moment to look through the sponsorship opportunity documents and the volunteer opportunity document.

Evergreen Classic Sponsorship Listing 

Evergreen Classic Sponsor Donation In-Kind List

Evergreen Classic Volunteer Opportunities

We look forward to working with you. And thank you in advance for your support of the Evergreen Classic.

The WSHJA Board of Directors

 

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.

 

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.