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Territory I Workshop

table-of-women.jpgAppaloosa Horse Club members from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Alberta gathered in Missoula April 26 & 27 for a Territory I Workshop. Discussions were productive and engaging. Ideas and strategies were shared among the regional club representatives. Thanks to Jan Phillips, president of the Western Montana ApHC, Lynette Thompson, Sandy Jones and all who helped organize the event.

My take on the meeting is that ApHC members are rallying together to find ways around current and projected economic conditions. There is more discussion of promotion and overall marketing at the local level. The group asked some really good questions, but also had some really good suggestions for ways to make the ApHC more user-friendly and effective. Not only did I take notes, I support many of the ideas offered and plan to share them with staff and directors. As an example, we’ll be talking about a better ways to build communications between new members and their respective regional clubs. We’ll be working on simpler language to explain some of the existing programs (ACAAP, trail ride approval and registration) and we’ll be providing more information about the Performance Permit and other recent developments.

Not only did Kevin and I enjoy the visit, we managed to win a door prize or two. Yes, we accepted gifts, but there were no promises made in return. Thanks again to all the members who attended the workshop. We enjoyed meeting you and sincerely appreciate your willingness to spend some time talking about our Appaloosa future.

3 Comments

  1. Diane E Said,

    April 28, 2008 @ 5:24 pm

    Have all the summaries from the other townhall meetings been posted to the ApHC site? And will there be more of a summary for this workshop posted? Enquiring minds would like to know!

  2. Steve Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    To find summaries from earlier town hall meetings, click on the “clubs/affiliates” button on the home page. And, yes, we’ll post a summary of the Missoula meeting.

  3. Diane E Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 4:06 pm

    Thanks, Steve. I was wondering if/when a summary from the New Mexico townhall meeting was going up.

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