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. 

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.

Bylaw Updates & Rule Changes | Submissions Due November 1st

 

Submissions due November 1st . As a member of WSHJA, you are invited and encouraged to submit for member vote any Bylaw updates or rule changes you think would support and/or enhance WSHJA's charter for the benefit of the membership at large.

Review the WSHJA Bylaws as they stand today at wshja.org.

TO SUBMIT BYLAW UPDATES & PROPOSED RULE CHANGES FOR A MEMBER VOTE AT THE ANNUAL MEETING, SEND EMAIL TO secretary@wshja.org  or memberservices@wshja.org  

PLEASE INCLUDE:

YOUR NAME,  WSHJA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AND THE BYLAW UPDATE OR RULE CHANGE YOU ARE PROPOSING BY NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013.

PLEASE INCLUDE WITH YOUR SUBMISSION THE BYLAW OR RULE AS IT IS CURRENTLY WRITTEN WITH A STATEMENT OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE INCLUDING ANY SUPPORTING RATIONALE. 

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

Vote For Your 2013 Board

by WSHJA Member Services October 12, 2012 in Announcements, Board

Click Here to access the online ballot

 

Regular Members (in-State residents) are eligible to vote. Voting may also be done at the Annual Meeting.

WSHJA counts on its Board of Directors to fulfill the association’s mission to promote the hunter jumper sport in Washington State and to provide its members and the community with unique equestrian opportunities that uphold the highest standards of membership, showmanship, and horsemanship.

WSHJA is Washington State’s official governing organization for the hunter jumper sport, and is a proud affiliate of both the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA). WSHJA owns the right to presents 6 USEF-sanctioned horse shows each year (Spring National Show Circuit, Evergreen Classic, NW Autumn Classic, October Classic), and offers its members official recognition of achievement through its annual awards points program. In addition, WSHJA partners with the USHJA to hold judge's clinics and trainer symposia by renowned experts, supports equestrian causes within local communities, and provides valuable scholarships to help deserving Washington State riders.
Each board member represents various aspects of the sport and often Chair special committees. The WSHJA Board is your representative to making Washington State’s hunter jumper community all that it can be.

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...

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.

2011 Bylaws Approved, Published

by WSHJA Member Services January 19, 2011 in Announcements

At the 58th annual WSHJA annual meeting held on December 1, 2010, the membership approved a number of changes to the Association bylaws for 2011.   The new bylaws have now been published and are available for members to view.  Please take a few moments to review these important details for how your Association is governed!