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TWHBEA Issue Stout Report



The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) has released the report formulated by Tom Kakassy, Vice President Bylaws/Enforcement.  Kakassy, along with a subcommittee has given to the Executive Committee its findings of the conduct of Pat Stout, Clant Seay, Greg Cook, Fran Cole and Tracy Boyd.

In their report the committee found that Stout violated Rule 21.03 in not observing the Code of Conduct Standards.  The committee found that “she knowingly and misleadingly disseminated false information; she disseminated the mailing list to one or more nonmembers; she engaged in a practice which had the effect of corrupting the integrity of the Association; that she disseminated and made false statements concerning TWHBEA and not only failed to correct that false information but has continued to endorse it; that she has conducted herself so as to cast doubt on her own integrity and as a member of the Association.”

The committee also found that Stout knowingly and deliberately misled the board as to the intent of her actions, more specifically on the form submitted to obtain the membership list she left blank the section regarding intended use.  Stout also refused to cooperate fully in the investigation of the matter, another violation of the bylaws, rules, oath and code of conduct.

The committee found Seay to have also violated the Code of Conduct and by not cooperating in the investigation also violated the bylaws, rules and code.  Cole was also found to have violated her oath of office in failing to cooperate with the investigative efforts of the committee.  Cook was cleared of any wrongdoing with regards to the regulations of the Association.

Although the committee found Boyd negligent in his handling of the dissemination of the list, it also found that Boyd did not violation any rules of the Association.

The executive committee will now take the findings of the committee and decide on punishment for those members.



Click Here to view complete report.

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