Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NAMHSA Seeks a Vice President

Have you always wanted to know how the world's largest model horse hobby organization works from the inside? Do you have ideas about how to make the model horse showing world bigger and better? Do you have what it takes to represent the nation on the NAMHSA Board of Directors? If you have answered Yes to these questions, then NAMHSA Wants YOU!
Current NAMHSA Members, it is time to nominate candidates for Vice President. As a NAMHSA Member, it is your privilege and responsibility to nominate candidates for the office.

The NAMHSA 2016-2017 Vice President will take office at NAN 2016. Their term will be for one year, at which time they will then assume the office of President. Members may nominate anyone for the office (including themselves), however, you MUST be certain the person you are nominating has confirmed they are willing to run for office.

Candidates need to be aware that the job requires making the time and commitment to QUICKLY respond to Board work and issues. Board members assume ultimate responsibility for running NAMHSA and assuring a quality NAN. Daily internet accessibility is required, as the NAMHSA Board is primarily an online forum and email entity. It requires the ability to read and respond to Board forum posts and emails every day.

Vice Presidential duties include:
  • Act as the first officer to the President to carry out NAMHSA business;
  • Perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President; and
  • Serve as the President's representative as directed.
  • The VP is the list owner of the NAMHSA-Discussion Yahoo Group and is a member/moderator on all regional Yahoo Groups.
  • The VP has voting power.

In addition, the VP will be a member of the Finance Committee, which includes the following duties:
“The VP should have on-line access to review the accounts. The VP shall review the account balance on a random basis (no less than every other week), and shall view an image of every paid check. After each review, the VP shall post to the BOD the result of the review. The VP shall receive the paid checks and compare the reconciliations to the bank accounts and notify the finance committee that they have been approved. The VP shall NOT be a signer on the account.”
The VP will also be responsible for reviewing and approving the monthly, quarterly, annual, and NAN financial reports.

The sitting VP may show at NAN.

After serving a one year term, the Vice President will assume the office of NAMHSA President for a one year term beginning at the membership meeting held in conjunction with NAN. Please review NAMHSA Bylaws Article V, Section 4 for information regarding the office of NAMHSA President.

All about nominating a 2016-2017 VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:

**Use the form below for your nomination**

THE NOMINATION DEADLINE IS June 7th, 2016.

Voting Ballots for the election will be sent out in June. To send in your nominee(s), you must provide ALL of the information requested below. NAMHSA has to contact each nominee to confirm they want to run, so complete contact information is essential. Your nomination should be submitted at http://www.namhsa.org/nominations.htm or emailed to the NAMHSA Recording Secretary. To send your nomination via email, simply copy and paste the information below into a new email and send to vote@namhsa.org. Please put “NAMHSA Nominee” in your subject line.

NOMINATION FORM
Your Name:
Your Address (City, State):
Your Region:
My nominee for Vice President is:
Name:
Address (City, State):
Region:
Email address (Must provide!):
**DID YOU ASK THIS PERSON IF THEY ARE WILLING TO BE A CANDIDATE?**

Time to NOMINATE Reps for Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10

Have you always wanted to know how the world’s largest model horse hobby organization works from the inside? Do you have ideas about how to make the model horse showing world bigger and better? Do you have what it takes to represent your Region on the NAMHSA Board of Directors? If you have answered Yes to these questions, then NAMHSA Wants YOU!

Current NAMHSA Members, it is time to nominate candidates for Regional Representative for Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. As a NAMHSA Member, it is your privilege and responsibility to nominate candidates for your region.

The NAMHSA 2016-2018 Regional Representatives will take office at NAN 2016. Their term will be for two years, ending at NAN 2018. This year, only EVEN-numbered regions are up for election (odd-numbered regions will be up for election in 2017). Members may nominate anyone for the office (including themselves), however, you MUST be certain the person you are nominating has confirmed they are willing to run for office. Current office holders (whose terms are expiring at NAN 2016) may be nominated again, provided they are willing to run for re-election. The nominee must reside within the Region for which he or she is nominated.

Candidates need to be aware that the job requires a lot of communicating between the members in their region and the Board, and requires making the time and commitment to QUICKLY respond to Board work and issues. Board members assume ultimate responsibility for running NAMHSA and assuring a quality NAN. Daily internet accessibility is required, as the NAMHSA Board is primarily an online forum and email entity. It requires the ability to read and respond to Board forum posts and emails every day. Representatives are a moderator of their respective regional YahooGroup lists, and are encouraged to participate in discussions with their constituents regarding NAMHSA issues.

*All about nominating a 2016-2018 EVEN-NUMBERED REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE*

**Use the form below for your nomination**

The NAMHSA Board of Directors includes 11 Regional Representatives who are nominated by the NAMHSA members within their region.

Here are the NAMHSA Regions. Please remember that only *EVEN-numbered* regions (in bold) are eligible for election this year.
Region 1: Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Region 2: California, Hawaii, Mexico, Nevada
Region 3: Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico
Region 4: Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
Region 5: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana
Region 6: Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina
Region 7: Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee
Region 8: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri
Region 9: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey
Region 10: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York
Region 11: Canada (all provinces)

*THE NOMINATION DEADLINE IS June 7th, 2016.*

Voting Ballots for the election will be sent out in June. To send in your nominee(s), you must provide ALL of the information requested below. NAMHSA has to contact each nominee to confirm they want to run, so complete contact information is essential. Your nomination should be submitted at http://www.namhsa.org/nominations.htm or emailed to the NAMHSA Recording Secretary. To send your nomination via email, simply copy and paste the information below into a new email and send to vote@namhsa.org. Please put “NAMHSA Nominee” in your subject line.

NOMINATION FORM
YOUR name:
YOUR Address (city, state):
YOUR Region:
My nominee for my region's Regional Representative is:
Name:
Address (city, state):
Email address (Must provide!):
**DID YOU ASK THIS PERSON IF THEY ARE WILLING TO BE A CANDIDATE?**

Thursday, January 7, 2016

NAMHSA Pony Pouches For Sale!

NAMHSA Pony Pouches For Sale!

 

NAMHSA is proud to offer custom NAMHSA Pony Pouches (made by Lori Batchelor of Pony Pouches By Lori) for sale in limited editions. Currently we are offering Traditional-sized pouches in two color options: (a) black with a purple patch, and (b) purple with a black patch. The current designs will be available to order between now and NAN 2016, and then a new design is planned for November 2017. There are some in stock now ready for immediate shipment, and more can be ordered with an approximately two week wait time. 


How to order: 
1. Download the NAMHSA Pony Pouch Order Form found here (which can also be found on our Fundraising page).
2. Send the completed NAMHSA Pony Pouch Order Form to fundraising@namhsa.org. Please indicate whether you have sent payment via Paypal (include email address and name to match up your order and payment) or via check/money order. If you sent a check/money order, please indicate the date that payment was mailed. 
3. Send payment via Paypal to treasurer@namhsa.org; or mail a check or money order (made out to NAMHSA) to NAMHSA, PO Box 1271, Decatur, TX 76234. Payment must clear before pouches will be shipped.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NAMHSA Seeks a 2016 NAN Head Steward

NAMHSA Seeks a 2016 NAN Head Steward

 

Would you be willing to help organize and run the largest and most prestigious model horse show in North America? Do you want to serve your fellow hobbyists in an essential capacity? Are you organized, responsible and able to commit to attending NAN 2016? Then please consider applying for the position of NAN Head Steward.

NAN 2016 will be conducted July 19-21, 2016 in Lexington, KY. The Head Steward must be present all three days of NAN. Both before and during the event, the NAN Head Steward will coordinate with the NAN Chairs and NAN Registrar to ensure that the show runs smoothly.

The duties of the NAN Head Steward include (but are not limited to):
1) Arrive early (before doors open to the showers) each day, gather stewards, and conduct steward meeting.
2) Assign stewards to rings as appropriate. Explain flow of classes, calls to rings, location of class/judges sheets, verifying correct entries, judge assignment, result sheets collected and taken to Registrar. Walk stewards through all steps.
3) Monitor rings to confirm stewards are present and have no issues.
4) Answer basic questions from stewards, judges, and entrants as appropriate.
5) Refer any additional questions/issues to NAN Chair(s) as needed.
6) Transfer models remaining in rings to pony pound after announcements concerning end of prior class.
7) Enforce "no pictures" rule during actual judging of classes.
8) Remind judges (frequently) of no talking policy while they have clipboards.
9) Assist stewards in maintaining separation between judges and entrants/spectators while classes are being judged.
10) Supervise ribbon/awards tables as needed.
11) Submit a full recap of NAN from this position - what was done that was new, what worked, what did not work, and suggestions for the future.

Please note: The NAN Head Steward must have knowledge of model horse showing processes and specifically must have prior experience attending and/or volunteering at NAN within the last five years. The time commitment for this position starts when hired by the Board of Directors and concludes after all NAN related tasks are finished after NAN is over. The time commitment is most intense from May until NAN. The NAN Head Steward WILL NOT be able to show at NAN. There is a maximum stipend of $300 for this position (plus $10 for lunch each day for all three days of NAN), which will only be paid after NAN 2016 upon successful completion of all tasks and obligations and may be may be reduced if specific duties before, during, or after NAN are not executed to the Board's satisfaction.

If you are interested in being the 2016 NAN Head Steward, please fill out the form on our Volunteer page by February 6th, 2016.