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Directors' Positions to be Elected



In 2015, seven new directors will be elected from the State of Tennessee for the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association Board of Directors.  Based on the majority decision of the current Board members to accept the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the terms of office will be staggered in three, two, one year(s) format based on the numbers of votes received for their respective position.  The three persons who receive the highest number of votes will serve for three years, the next two for two years and the two that receive the lowest numbers of votes will only serve for one year before having to declare again for that position.  These positions are the only seven that will have to abide by this rule, the other states/regions listed below will continue to elect for and serve a three-year term.
 
Alabama 2 positions
Kentucky 2 positions
California 1 position
Illinois 1 position
Missouri 1 position
South Carolina 1 position
Virginia 1 position
 
As a reminder, the following dates remain in effect.  August 1, 2015 is the deadline for declaring as a candidate for the Board of Directors.  October 15, 2015 is the deadline for election ballots to be returned.  The deadline for prospective Executive Committee members to return their Prospective Officer questionnaire is November 1, 2015 and November 15, 2015 is the deadline for the nominating committee to present the proposed slate of officers for the next year to the current Executive Committee.

As per the direction of the TWHBEA By Laws, prior to May 1st of each year a determination is to be made as to the number of directors to be elected from each state, province, country or region, based on the number of members from each.
        
To qualify for election to the Board of Directors, a person must have been a dues paying member of the Association for at least the past five (5) consecutive years and a director may not be serving a Horse Protection Act suspension for thirty (30) days or longer from the USDA. Each potential director must have had a least one horse duly registered with the Association for a period of one year, commencing as of August 1st of the preceding year to be elected, and must keep at least one horse continuously registered throughout the duration of the election period and the term. For horses registered in the name of a Corporation, the name of the owner of record on the registration form or on the transfer form will be honored. A horse registered to a married couple will qualify one spouse to run for election. Horses registered to any other partnership will not qualify any of their owners for election.    
     
No person shall be eligible to be a director for more than two (2) full consecutive terms, however, a director may serve more than two (2) nonconsecutive terms.
 

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