Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NAMHSA News for the period of October 1-15, 2012

NAMHSA News for the period of October 1-15, 2012 based on the minutes compiled by Jackie Arns-Rossi, Recording Secretary.
-Lindsey Hall (Vice President) posted the resume of Jim West, the only applicant for the NAN 2013 Registrar position.
- Tom Dean (Region 2 Representative) moved to appoint Jim West as 2013 registrar. This was seconded by Stacy Faraci (Region 7 Representative). Several board members voiced their approval. Eleanor Harvey (Parliamentarian) advised that if all voting members of the BOD voiced their opinion in the next 24 hours, Jim's appointment could be accepted by unanimous consent and no further vote would be required.
- Jackie Arns-Rossi (Recording Secretary) posted a reminder that the NAN card extension poll was closing today.
- The poll regarding the extension of the qualification period for NAN cards closed. A two year extension of NAN card validity was approved for cards marked 11-12 and forward. Note – this decision must be approved by the voting membership before it can be implemented.
- Option 1: No change in NAN card validity dates, 0 votes, 0.00%
- Option 2: Change NAN card validity dates to reflect an expiration term of four years, starting retroactively: Cards marked NAN 2011-2012 are now good for 2013-2014 Cards marked NAN 2012-2013 are now good for 2013 through 2015 Cards marked NAN 2013-2014 are now good for 2013 through 2016, and forward, 8 votes, 66.67%
Tracy Eilers (R1)
Tom Dean (R2)
Pauline Entin (R3)
Carra McClelland (R4)
Jackie Moore (R6)
Stacy Faraci (R7)
Kate Cabot (R10)
Terri Wright (R11)
- Option 3: Change NAN card validity dates to reflect an expiration term of four years, starting with cards dated current 2012-2013. Cards marked NAN 2012-2013 are now good for 2013 through 2015. Cards marked NAN 2013-2014 are now good for 2013 through 2016, and forward. , 4 votes, 33.33%
- Lyn Norbury (R5)
-Chris Wallbruch (R8)
-Pat Coulter (R9)
-Lindsey Hall (VP)
-Jackie Arns-Rossi posted the September 16-30 minutes for approval. These were approved on October 4th by Teresa Buzzell (President).
- Teresa Buzzell called for a volunteer to draft the language for the bylaw change on the NAN card extension. She requested a draft by Friday. Lyn Norbury (Region 5 Representative) volunteered to do it, and asked for some clarification as to exactly what was needed.
- There was some discussion as to if the NAN card extension was a bylaw change versus a policy change, as neither document is clear on the status. Eleanor Harvey forwarded a post she had written on 8/24/12 noting that NAN card validity dates were not covered in the Bylaws, however, it was a good opportunity to clarify “squishy” language in the Bylaws regarding what changes must be voted on by the membership.
- Pat Coulter (Region 9 Representative) asked for more discussion (if needed) on the room change for NAN 2013. Tom Dean (Region 2 Representative) asked some questions about the “Banquet Hall”, parking, and loading areas.
-Jackie Moore (Region 6 Representative) asked if basic information on hotel, airport, etc. for the Harrisburg location could be added to the website so people could begin planning travel. Lynn Weber (Website Manager) said she could--she just needed the specific information that was OK to post.
- Eleanor Harvey reported that since all 12 voting members of the BOD posted in support of appointing Jim West as 2013 NAN Registrar, the appointment passed by unanimous consent. Teresa Buzzell asked Lindsey Hall to let Jim know, and asked Pauline Entin (Region 3 Representative and Interim PR) to draft a post announcing the appointment.
- Lyn Norbury posted a draft of the ballot language for the combined NAN card extension, policy document clarification, and requested emergency implementation change.
- Lyn Norbury posted a revision of the ballot language for the proposed NAN card extension/bylaw clarification.
-Teresa Buzzell posted an updated Board agenda:
-NAN Cards: Continue to craft ballot language & get the ballot out.
-MA Ideas: Beth - Please draft up your MA new award ideas for discussion to have it ready when we get to that agenda item.
-MSOTY: Year Round Solicitation for Shows/Year Round Coordinator Discussion
-Show Results: Listing for late show results
-Discuss/vote on Registrar applicant - DONE already :)
-NAN Room: Discussion due to end 10/10 with formal or informal vote occurring afterwards
Kate - please give a status update on the potential bylaws changes as to when they may be ready for the BOD to discuss/comment upon.
Finish up the Fundraising Coordinator position - approve the job description & advertise - waiting to hear more regarding crime protection coverage. (Carra)
NAN Recap
NAN Card Extension
- Pat Coulter asked Amy Peck (Show Member Secretary) to be in touch about NAN cards for a Region 9 show, as they had gone missing and the showholder was having difficulties contacting Amy. Amy replied that due to the late date, she would be unable to get cards to the showholder, but would mail them directly to showers. She also advised that she was not home until October 16, but would be checking in via email, and would deal with show approvals when she was home.
- Pat Coulter posted answers to questions that Tom Dean posted on October 2 about the NAN show hall. Answers appear to have come from NAN Chair Niki Hertzog, and provided clarifications on parking and unloading, as well as on security at the hall.
- Eleanor Harvey advised that all voting members of the BOD had voiced consent to the room changes outlined on October 8th, so the NAN chair was free to go forward with the room change.
- Teresa Buzzell requested that Beth Lamm (Merit Award Coordinator) present her proposed changes to the merit awards to the BOD. Beth replied that she was heading out of town for QH Congress but would have something ready for the BOD for Monday.
- Jackie Moore offered to resubmit the Fantasy Equine proposal for discussion. Jackie Arns-Rossi reminded the BOD that the wording for the NAN card extension ballot was still under discussion and needed to be wrapped up first.
- Pat Coulter advised she had a member question that needed to be presented as time allowed.
-- Tracey Eilers (Region 1 Representative) presented a request from a member of her region to restrict show advertising from NAMHSA-Discussion, and kept to regional lists. Teresa Buzzell said that show advertisements would not be restricted on N-D, as advertising is a requirement for shows, and some members were only subbed to N-D and not their regional lists.
- Lyn Norbury posted the latest draft of the ballot wording.
- Teresa Buzzell proposed that the latest version of the ballot wording be the one that is sent out, and several BOD members voiced their agreement.
- Amy Peck posted the newest NAMHSA member show approvals.
-Carmen Robertson (Treasurer) uploaded the September financial report.
REGION 1 Tracy Eilers (no report)
REGION 2 Tom Dean
September saw two shows held in the region. Falling Leaves Live was held on the 8th in Poway hosted by Nader Ebeid. This was a new show and a new, young showholder. Congratulations on a well-received event; hopefully to be repeated.
The weekend of the 15-16th saw the revival of Gold Country Model Horse Show in Davis hosted by Robin Kent and Marie Sobieski. This show had a large classlist and covered all the bases; OF, Mini, Custom, AR, China, CG, OF and Custom Performance. If you weren't able to make it this year, mark your calendar for next year, as this show truly has a class for any model horse you own.
Up in October, Calaveradas del Caballo on the 27th in Valencia, hosted by Sarah Whelehan.
REGION 3 Pauline Entin
Hello Region 3,
Got snow yet? I heard Denver got their first dusting recently. We usually don't get snow here in Northern AZ until November - but one never knows. September was an active month for shows in Colorado. The always fun and exciting Rocky Mountain Rendez-Vous was held on Sept 8th. Then Jane Schneider hosted a two-part show on Sept 22 and 29 in Parker, CO. No shows are planned yet for October-Dec in Colorado. Arizona will enjoy its first show five months on October 27 and 28 in Tucson. I am planning to be there and look forward to seeing many Region 3 members.
Happy Halloween everyone!
REGION 4 Carra McClelland (no report)
REGION 5 Lyn Norbury (no report)
REGION 6 Jackie Moore
Hello All!
On September 8, Hollow Horse Live was held in Cumming, GA. This was an excellent show with divisions for everyone. The show went along at a fast pace without being rushed, and most divisions were finished quite early! Definitely a show not to miss.
Also, there was a fun show in Raleigh, NC on Sept 29 at the Wake County 4-H office to benefit the US Equine Rescue League. Many thanks to Beth Patterson for sharing her expertise and knowledge of the hobby with the youngsters and parents there. It sounds like everyone had a great time and we have some budding tackmakers in NC!
At the moment, Region 6 is gearing up for the 25th annual Southern Model Horse Convention in Covington, GA on October 6. I know show hostess Laura Behning has some great things planned for the show's silver anniversary, and we can't wait!
There are no shows with definite dates in Region 6 until March 9 (Carolina Gold Classic in Monroe, NC) and March 30 (Hollow Horse Live Test of a Halter Champion in Cumming, GA).
REGION 7 Stacy Faraci (no report)
REGION 8 Chris Wallbruch
Hello, Region 8ers!
We had two great shows in our region in September! 9/8 was Meows and Minis, held by yours truly! This was the 9th year of Meows and we raised about $3000 for Cat Guardians (a local no-kill, cageless, non for profit cat shelter). The competition was VERY fierce and the region's top mini showers were out in full force. A great time was had by all!
9/29 was the date of the next show in the competitive No Frills series...this time it was the Collectibility and Worksmanship show! This is an 'all yellow card' show and offers local showers a great chance to qualify their horses in those classes that can be hard to find. These specialty shows are highly appreciated, and as always, the GLC crew did a wonderful job with their show.
Coming up....
November 3, 2012: GLC No Frills Show Series in Huntley, IL. Contact Liz Cory (GLC Inc).
November 10, 2012: Showplace Spectacular Model Horse Show in Novi, MI. Contact: Donnalee Pontius.
December 1, 2012: GLC No Frills Show Series in Huntley, IL. Contact Margie Juergensmeyer (GLC Inc).
Links and contact info can be found at:
Happy showing!
REGION 9 Pat Coulter (no report)
REGION 10 Kate Cabot (no report)
REGION 11 Terri Wright (no report)
Posted by Pauline Entin, Interim PR
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