2011 ApHC Election & Bylaw Voting

The 2011 ApHC election closed today, October 20, 2011 at 12:00 A.M. The election results are as follows:

Bylaw Results
Amend ARTICLE VI, Section 3 of the bylaws: Passed.

Amend ARTICLE VI, Section 3 and renumber as ARTICLE VI, Section 4 of the bylaws: Passed.


Amend ARTICLE XV of the bylaws: Passed.

To view full verbiage of the bylaw changes, please go to These bylaw changes will take effect January 1, 2012 and will be printed in the 2012 ApHC Official Handbook.

ApHC Board of Director Election Results:
Territory I, Zone A
Lynette Thompson

Territory II, Zone A
Leslie Foxvog

Territory III, Zone A
Jim Jirkovsky

Territory IV, Zone A
Lonnie Ledbetter

Territory V, Zone A
Monty Holmes (unopposed)

Territory VI, Zone A
Todd Michael

Categories: Miscellaneous


  1. Maureen Said,

    October 20, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    Not real happy with the midnight on the 20th deadline for voting as that should be 2400 hours on the 20th, not 0001 hours on the 20th! Way to go ApHC…

  2. Gail Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Congratulations to the winners.

  3. Barry A.Goss Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    The results should be thrown out and voting done over-the final deadline for voting voting was an error.

  4. Monty Holmes Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    As a director, I have not been able to determine exactly why this situation has developed as it has at this time. Like many of you, I have many of the same questions that you have. Please allow us to pursue this issue by doing due diligence in fact finding and researching a proper solution.
    Many of the directors and ApHC staff’s department heads are in Ft. Worth for the World Show. I fully understand the frustrations that the ApHC members are feeling at this time. Please allow the directors the necessary time to get the facts, digest them and find the proper resolution.
    I would ask that each of you that have specific situations or circumstances concerning you voting experience, mailing address or email address information (or misinformation) on file with the office or any other information as it supports to your concerns over the voting matter to please send it in printable form to your director. I would welcome a copy of it as well if you are outside Territory 5, Zone A.
    Please know that this is a very high priority issue for the directors and as a member of the Executive
    Committee, I fully expect that we will be addressing it as soon as possible. From there it must be dealt with by the full Board of Directors. Unfortunately, this takes a little time.
    Respectfully, Monty Holmes, 5a

  5. Carla Peacock Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    just sad that people procratinated and the ApHC made the closing time 12 am on the 20th instead of midnight…congrats to the winners and maybe next year the members will vote as soon as they get the email notification.

  6. Dar Arrowood KDJJ Appaloosas Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Congrats! now if the ApHC would update their email address to reflect the members current emails they have had for a decade, instead of sending out voting instructions to old email addresses, this might of been a little easier. Congrats again to the BODs~

  7. Gail Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    An educated man should know that there is no 12:00 a.m. – there is a 12:00 P.M. and then a 12:01 a.m. This election is not valid because of this error.

  8. Keiht Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Directors sent out e-mails specifically telling their regional members they had ALL day on the day of the 20th to vote. I even got one from my regional director stating I had “a couple more days” left to vote that arrived in the middle of the day on the 19th. Did you not tell your directors and candidates what you were doing about the voting? What about the members who were busy DRIVING TO THE WORLD SHOW? who didn’t have internet access and were unable to vote at all because you fudged the date?

  9. debbie Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    know a lot of unhappy folks who could not vote because they could not access the voting files as well as the , did not receive the code to vote or because of the mis-information on the cut off time

  10. Keith Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 8:42 pm
    Is midnight the end of a day or the beginning of a day?
    When someone refers to “midnight tonight” or “midnight last night” the reference of time is obvious. However, if a date/time is referred to as “at midnight on Friday, October 20th” the intention could be either midnight the beginning of the day or midnight at the end of the day.

    To avoid ambiguity, specification of an event as occurring on a particular day at 11:59 p.m. or 12:01 a.m. is a good idea, especially legal documents such as contracts and insurance policies. Another option would be to use 24-hour clock, using the designation of 0000 to refer to midnight at the beginning of a given day (or date) and 2400 to designate the end of a given day (or date).

  11. Keith Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Are noon and midnight referred to as 12 a.m. or 12 p.m.?
    This is a tricky question because 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. are ambiguous and should not be used.

  12. Barry A.Goss Said,

    November 1, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Misleading and/or confusing dates and times has disenfrachised many members. These “results’ should be taken down.Only then can the membership be convinced that this issue is being addressed.

  13. simon wickens Said,

    November 2, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    A letter to Laura Lyon Oct 26

    My wife, Veronica, and I were among the many people more than a little unhappy with the way the ApHC election went, or in our case, didn’t go.
    We received the letters with our passwords in them on Oct. 20 and proceeded to try voting, with results I’m sure you’ve guessed. A screwup to be sure but something that could and should have been remedied. Fast.

    Were that all, we might be less concerned. But when we were unable to vote, we sent an email to ApHC as instructed and got an automatic response that said we would be contacted within 72 hours. Six days later, I called to find out what was going on. Apparently nothing.

    To summarise:

    Our password letters arrived too late for us to vote, disenfranchising us through no fault of our own;

    Even had they arrived on time, either the voting system closed early or the cutoff date/time was ludicrously ambiguous;

    Though (judging by comments on the blog) it became obvious that a lot of people were in similar situations and were less than happy, the response was zero. Even to a dumbass hick from the backwoods of Canada it’s pretty obvious that a serious situation could be diffused proactively with (a) an apology, (b) an explanation, (c) a commitment to both investigate and where possible remedy the problem. That could be done both on the blog and by sending out a special newsletter to those on the regular recipient list. Cost $0. So far, diddly;

    And then, just to make sure we really feel that our membership and involvement means as much as you keep telling us it does, we can’t even get a response or explanation when we are unable to exercise our franchise and ask why.

    I went through a not dissimilar experience with another horse club that is in the process of collapsing. Let’s hope this situation with ApHC isn’t a harbinger of things to come. Maybe it’s just a very, very large hiccup. Maybe.

  14. Penny Whitehead Said,

    November 4, 2011 @ 6:37 am

    Well, I have waited to comment to see if I have gotten the correct info on the situation and seems I have not, conflicting statements all around. The lack of importance of the election being less imp[ortant that a show and the timing of having them at the same time, well, just not good managment and member friendly actions.

  15. Noell Said,

    November 5, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Myself (and hubby) personally received emails (and a couple days later letters in the postal mail) with instruction on how to proceed through the voting process in adequate time to cast our ballots. I have NO Issue with the process in which to vote. I felt it was relatively simple and convenient to vote via online.
    However, my concern lies with all the members that did NOT receive their instructions in a timely fashion in order to carry out casting their ballots. In my opinion, any USPS instructional correspondence should have been sent to the membership prior to voting being opened. I also believe that the voting window should have been open longer in order to accomodate those that were participating in the World show.
    WHEN ApHC rectifies this unfortunate error by NULLIFYING the current outcome, I am one member that would be WILLING to recast my votes via the online process.
    Every member should be adequately informed in a timely manner and allowed to vote.
    Without the members, there is no ApHC. Please do right by ALL the members that spend their hard earned money to support this organization. Thank you.

  16. debbie Said,

    November 8, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    one more point – why is it that the ApHC seems to completly shut down all operations associated with club functions when the National or World shows hit? know they are important events, however so are BOD elections and on going club business……….that deals with everyone else that may not attend either……… ever try to contact the ApHC to get anything done before, after or during either of these events????

    maybe The ApHC should consider moving the BOD election or any other club business that might have a portion of the active membership’s input needed away from either of these events to avoid these kinds of issues in the future??? just a thought

  17. Sharie Belew Said,

    November 29, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    I am also (still) waiting to hear what the ApHC decides to do about this very unprofessional voting procedure.
    My Husband received his notice and number via E-Mail. Mine came thru the mail. I was able to vote barely on time. But know many of my friends who did not make it.
    This is an important topic and hope it is not just swept under the rug.

  18. Barry G. Said,

    December 29, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    the bylaws call for written ballots to be used. the times given and the electronic ballots make this election a violation of the bylaws and oregon nonprofit law.

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