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

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.

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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