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TWHBEA - Declare Today



Members of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association that meet the minimum requirements to declare to run for a director's position from their region or state must make that declaration in writing to the TWHBEA office by August 1, 2015.

The list of states that have director seats coming open has already been published (shown below), and I encourage all those that can, and are willing to work for our famous breed, to be a part of the governing body for this great organization.  The future is yours to help shape, so get involved now.

Alabama 2 positions
Kentucky 2 positions
California 1 position
Illinois 1 position
Missouri 1 position
South Carolina 1 position
Virginia 1 position
 
In addition to the above listed states, and positions, Tennessee is electing seven new directors bringing the total to sixteen.  August 1, 2015 is the deadline for declaring and all ballots must be returned by October 15, 2015 for counting.  Furthermore, any prospective officer desiring to be on the Executive Committee must return their prospective officer questionnaire by November 1, 2015.  Prospective officers for the next EC will be nominated by November 15, 2015 to the current Executive Committee, which will elect from those that apply and have met the requirements.

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 three (3) 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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