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Election note

CORRECTION TO EARLIER POST

Someone asked about voter “turnout” in the recent director election. As of the membership deadline we had 5,430 eligible voters in territories with contested elections, with 485 actually voting — for a participation rate of 8.9%.

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ApHC update

worldhorseAs you can imagine, your ApHC office crew has been focused on preparations for the 2013 World Show. Boxes of “stuff” are packed and being shipped today. Entries are looking pretty good — the general sense at this point is that we may have slightly fewer horses but more class entries than last year (but we know the numbers will change because some of you will make decisions about late entries). I realize that your world is “busy” and daily details can be overwhelming, but I’d like for you to appreciate, just for a minute, the thousands of “little things” that must be done by “someone” in order to stage an event such as the World Show. I’m totally proud of the staff here in Moscow. We have a number of folks who fall into the category of doing whatever it takes, including evenings and weekends to make things happen.

We certainly hope to see you at the show, but here are some reminders. Don’t forget to vote on-line for ApHC directors before Oct. 30th. Don’t forget to check out the consignments to this year’s World Sale (October 30th), and if you can’t attend in person, register to bid at the Superior Livestock site. And, don’t forget to check out the great selection of proven sires in the ApHC Stallion Service Auction – click on the link from our home page or go to myhorseforsale.com. Bidding closes December 31st.

ApHC Announces Candidates for the 2013 Board of Directors Election

small web bannerThe Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2013 ApHC Board of Directors election in all Zone C positions, and in special elections for Territory II-Zone B, Territory IV-Zone A, Territory V-Zone A and Territory V-Zone B:

Regular Elections:

Territory I, Zone C:
• Gene Carr, Hayti, SD
• Lori Richards*, Parker, SD

Territory II, Zone C:
• Sandra Matthews*, Colorado Springs, CO
• Valerie Showalter, Leon, KS

Territory III, Zone C:
• Dave Crowell, Avon, IL
• Diane Rushing*, Decatur, IL

Territory IV, Zone C:
• Jack Zuidema*, Alachua, FL

Territory V, Zone C:
• Debora Anne Dyer, Blacksburg, VA

Territory VI, Zone C:
• Chuck McWhirter*, Newton, NJ

Special Elections:

Territory II, Zone B:
• Donna Goodison, Chandler, AZ
• Mary Ann Page, Phoenix, AZ

Territory IV, Zone A:
• Dena Raggio, Pilot Point, TX

Territory V, Zone A:
• Brian Irvin, Fall Branch, TN

Territory V, Zone B:
• Todd Davis, Climax, NC
• David Johnson, Sophia, NC

Eligible members in Territories I, II, III and V will vote for Board of Directors candidates. Voters in these territories will vote for candidates in their respective territory, regardless of zone. Voters in Territory II will vote for candidates in both Zone B and Zone C. Voters residing in Territories IV and VI will not vote, as unopposed candidates are elected automatically. Voters in Territory V will only vote for candidates in Zone B, as the Zone A and Zone C elections are unopposed.

*indicates incumbent candidate

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Special Election Update

small web bannerThe “Declaration of Candidacy” for the special election to fill the vacancy (unexpired term) in Territory V, Zone B is available on the Board of Directors page of the website. Click on “About Us” then click on Directors. The downloadable form is near the top of the page. Reminder, the declaration needs to be in the ApHC office by end of day September 5th.

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Special Election Notice for ApHC Members in Territory V

small web bannerA special Appaloosa Horse Club election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Steve Bennett as ApHC director in Territory V, Zone B for the unexpired term of this directorship, which expires in 2015, shall be conducted concurrently with the 2013 regular election of directors with the eligibility deadline for ApHC members in good standing eligible to vote at such special election to be August 31, 2013. A properly completed and signed nominating petition for this directorship must be submitted by eligible ApHC members and received by the ApHC at its corporate office on or before September 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. A declaration form specific to this special election will be available at www.appaloosa.com later today. The ApHC shall use customary, available means of communication to inform ApHC members in Territory V of this special election and the deadline for submittal and receipt by the ApHC of said nominating petition. If there is more than one candidate, eligible voters will be sent a mailing with voting instructions. If the election is uncontested with only one candidate, that candidate will be deemed to have been elected.

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ApHC Director Election Candidates

small web bannerThe Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2013 ApHC Board of Directors election in all Zone C positions, and in special elections for Territory II-Zone B, Territory IV-Zone A, and Territory V-Zone A:

Regular Elections:

Territory I, Zone C:
• Gene Carr, Hayti, SD
• Lori Richards*, Parker, SD

Territory II, Zone C:
• Sandra Matthews*, Colorado Springs, CO
• Valerie Showalter, Leon, KS

Territory III, Zone C:
• Dave Crowell, Avon, IL
• Diane Rushing*, Decatur, IL

Territory IV, Zone C:
• Jack Zuidema*, Alachua, FL

Territory V, Zone C:
• Debora Anne Dyer, Blacksburg, VA

Territory VI, Zone C:
• Chuck McWhirter*, Newton, NJ

Special Elections:

Territory II, Zone B:
• Donna Goodison, Chandler, AZ
• Mary Ann Page, Phoenix, AZ

Territory IV, Zone A:
• Dena Raggio, Pilot Point, TX

Territory V, Zone A:
• Brian Irvin, Fall Branch, TN

Eligible members in Territories I, II, and III will vote for Board of Directors candidates. Voters in these territories will vote for candidates in their respective territory, regardless of zone. Voters in Territory II will vote for candidates in both Zone B and Zone C. Voters residing in Territories IV, V, and VI will not need to vote, as unopposed candidates are elected automatically.

*indicates incumbent candidate

Notice of Special Election

Please note that the ApHC Board of Directors vacancy in Territory II, Zone B, will be filled via special election to be held in conjunction with the Board of Directors regular election, which is scheduled to commence October 1, 2013 at 5:00 AM Pacific Time and conclude on October 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

In order to be eligible to run for this vacancy, the individual must be a current ApHC member and reside in Territory II, Zone B (Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico, and International Affiliates in the Southern Hemisphere, Central America, and South America). The individual must complete and submit the 2013 Declaration of Candidacy to the ApHC offices by July 31, 2013. Additionally, the individual must meet all requirements and qualifications as stated in Article IV, Section 2 of the ApHC Bylaws.

The 2013 Declaration of Candidacy form can be found on page 38 of the July 2013 issue of the Appaloosa Journal and online at http://www.appaloosa.com/association/pdf/2013_DeclarationOfCandidacy.pdf

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ApHC Executive Committee memo

small web bannerRegrettably due to health and other issues most recently, three individuals have chosen to resign from the ApHC Board of Directors. We would like to take this time to thank them for their efforts while serving on Board and wish them nothing but the best moving forward. At the same time, we will seize this opportunity to not only bring the newly appointed Board of Directors online before our June meeting but also to convey to you, our most valued assets – our MEMBERSHIP, the continued welfare of the ApHC is and will always be the focus of the Board of Directors and our Staff.

We believe partnerships with other breeds and associations will be critical to the success of the equine industry as a whole. Therefore, we are looking forward to greater opportunities on the marketing front to improve our competitiveness in the equine industry. While we forge into the future and looking at ways to improve, we know our strength and direction will come from our Membership. Therefore, you will see a concerted effort into reaching out and connecting more than ever before while listening to our Members and Regional Clubs about their ideas, concerns, and needs. We remain committed to the Appaloosa Horse and the Members of the Appaloosa Horse Club.

As one of our first steps into reconnecting with our Members, we invite you to our General Membership Meeting on June 23rd at 3:00pm located in the French Room, within the Watt Building during the 2013 National / Youth World Show. Please attend this important gathering where you will be able to provide feedback and your recommendations regarding what the Committees are working on within a roundtable format with each Major Committee having its own table with refreshments being provided by the Marketing Committee. Come one, come all – make a difference and attend – be a part of the ApHC FUTURE!

ApHC Executive Committee

ApHC Board note

small web bannerDirector and Past-President Frank Larrabee, Corrales, New Mexico, representing Territory II, Zone B, has resigned from the ApHC Board of Directors. At its June 24th meeting in Fort Worth, the Board will determine the process for filling the vacancy (temporary appointment or special election).

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ApHC Board Meeting Note

small web bannerThe June 24th ApHC Board of Directors meeting will not be available via webcast because of some issues related to broadband capacity and the added expense that would be required to utilize a portable system. But, the National Show will be aired as usual. The Marketing Committee is exploring options for future meetings and will be providing information as it becomes available.

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Member Reminders

National Show aBe sure to check out the news in the June Appaloosa Journal. You’ll find details about the schedules for the National Show and Youth World Championships, along with some interesting new activities focusing on our AYA members. In fact, I was inspired to write my July comments about youth and livestock shows (it seems to happen to me every year about this time).

If you’re coming to Fort Worth soon enough, we hope to see you at the general membership meeting on Sunday June 23rd. I understand the Board’s Marketing Committee and others are hoping to organize some small-group discussions so that you’ll have a direct opportunity to be a part of the ApHC strategy discussion. Honestly, we need to get away from the concept that the membership meeting is only for those who have something to complain about. We can hear from you any time you have an “issue.” It might be more important for you to have some input into future direction and priorities. We keep trying to fix what doesn’t work, but we also need to spend more energy and resources on how we want the ApHC to look a few years down the road.

The Board of Directors will be having committee meetings earlier on the 23rd and the board meeting on Monday the 24th. Location will be on the Will Rogers grounds (French Room on Watt Arena concourse), so drop by.

AND, don’t forget the Annual Awards Banquet at 5:30 on Sunday the 23rd. It will also be on the grounds, so there are very few excuses for missing it.

AND, you still have time to support ApHC exhibitors by sponsoring a class, a buckle, a banner, etc. Contact the Marketing Department at extension 235 or email marketing@appaloosa.com.

Hope to see you in Fort Worth!

Categories: Announcements /Board /Events

Catching up on election results

small web bannerThese are the details of election results for the past two years:

2012 APHC ELECTION RESULTS
Total Number of Eligible Voters: 11,076
Total Votes Cast: 769
Total Voter Turnout: 6.94%
Voter Turnout (I, II, IV, V, and VII): 7.78%
Voter Turnout (I, II, IV, and V): 8.44%

BYLAW AMENDMENT VOTES PERCENTAGE

Amend ARTICLE XV – YES 601 82%
Amend ARTICLE XV – NO 128 18%

Eligible Voters: 11,067 Voter Turnout: 6.58%

TERRITORY I VOTES PERCENTAGE
Lesli Glen 74 53%
Connie Taylor 66 47%

Eligible Voters: 1,781 Voter Turnout: 7.86%

TERRITORY II VOTES PERCENTAGE
Donna Goodison 54 46%
Frank Larrabee 64 54%

Eligible Voters: 1,423 Voter Turnout: 8.29%

TERRITORY IV VOTES PERCENTAGE
Deborah Letham 97 61%
Sharon Marshall 62 39%

Eligible Voters: 1,746 Voter Turnout: 9.11%

TERRITORY V VOTES PERCENTAGE
Steve Bennett 76 72%
Terri Rakosky 29 28%

Eligible Voters: 1,246 Voter Turnout: 8.42%

TERRITORY VII VOTES PERCENTAGE
Alison Chamberlain 7 9%
Wiebe Lise 73 91%

Eligible Voters: 1,565 Voter Turnout: 5.11%

Territory III – Bill Thiel (unopposed)
Territory VI – Ray Burchett (unopposed)

2011 APHC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS
Total Voter Turnout: 9.25%

TERRITORY/ZONE TOTAL VOTES PERCENTAGE

Territory I, Zone A 166 9.44%
Brandy Fraser 65 39%
Lynette Thompson 101 61%

Territory II, Zone A 255 16.43%
Marilynn Feuerstein 124 49%
Leslie Foxvog 131 51%

Territory III, Zone A 129 8.39%
Jim Jirkovsky 73 57%
Robert Swick 56 43%

Territory IV, Zone A 207 11.60%
Lonnie Ledbetter 118 57%
Dena Raggio 89 43%

Territory VI, Zone A 193 10.21%
Laura Lyon 74 38%
Todd Michael 119 62%

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ApHC Board Vacancy, Part Two

small web bannerApHC Director Lonnie Ledbetter, representing Territory IV, Zone A (Texas), has resigned from the Board of Directors. A temporary replacement will be chosen by the Board. The appointed individual must be an ApHC member residing in Texas. That same individual would be eligible for election by the members during the regular election this fall. If you or someone you know would be interested in filling this vacancy, please contact President Diane Rushing (217-433-9841 or email appleasur@aol.com).

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ApHC Board of Directors Vacancy

small web bannerDue to the recent resignation of Monty Holmes as ApHC Director representing Zone A of Territory Five – Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee – the Board of Directors is seeking recommendations for a temporary appointment. The individual must reside in Zone A, Territory V and would serve until the next regular election this fall. That same individual would be eligible for election by the members at that time. If you or someone you know would be interested in filling this vacancy, please contact President Diane Rushing (217-433-9841 or email appleasur@aol.com).

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Webcast of March Board Meeting

small web bannerThe Appaloosa Horse Club is happy to announce that they will once again be streaming the final day of the Appaloosa Horse Club Board of Directors meeting on Sunday March 24th. As in the past there will be no charge for this feed…consider it another membership benefit.

The feed will be streamed live from the Radisson Fossil Creek hotel in North Fort Worth. It is our understanding that although their network is being updated, these updates might not be completed before our meeting. Despite these possible issues we are committed to do our best to get the feed streamed as well as possible.

Access through this link: www.barncams.com/aphc

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