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WAHA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at the Johnson Creek Community Center
417 Union St., Johnson Creek, WI 53038
 
Social: 5:30 pm
Dinner Served: 6:00 pm
Meeting and awards to follow

All members are encouraged to attend and vote on the following proposed by-law changes:

The By-laws committee proposes changing Article IV, Section A, Subsection 1 of the Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association (WAHA) By-laws. The proposed changed was also approved by a majority vote of the WAHA Board of Directors. 

The purpose for the change is as follows. The exiting By-Law was enacted when the membership of the Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association was substantially larger that it is today. With todays membership numbers, 1 out of every 10 members of the association are members of the Board of Directors. This ratio has made it very challenging, at times, to maintain a full board. The prosed change would allow the association adjust the size of the Board of Directors while maintaining adequate representation of the membership.

Existing Bylaw

IV. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

A. Term Length, Definitions

1. Officers of the association shall be elected for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting in odd numbered years. The Officers and Executive Committee shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President. The Board of Directors shall consist of the aforementioned Officers, and twelve additional members chosen from the general membership. The Directors shall serve in staggered three-year terms, with four to be elected at the Annual Meeting each year.
 

Proposed Change

Italic is new wording, underline indicates deletion.

IV. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

A. Term Length, Definitions

1. Officers of the association shall be elected for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting in odd numbered years. The Officers and Executive Committee shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President. The Board of Directors shall consist of the aforementioned Officers, and twelve additional members 1 additional director per 20 voting members chosen from the general membership. The Board of Directors size will be determined based on voting membership as of October 1st of every given year.  The Directors shall serve in staggered three-year terms, with four one third of the directors to be elected at the Annual Meeting each year.

The By-laws committee proposes changing Article VI, of the Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association (WAHA) By-laws. The proposed changed was also approved by a majority vote of the WAHA Board of Directors. 

The Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association Board of Directors tasked the By-Laws Committee to change by-law Article VI. The purpose for the changes is as follows. To ensure the Regional/AHA Convention Delegates are active in the association and accessible to membership.

Existing Bylaw

VI. REGIONAL/AHA CONVENTION DELEGATES

Regional Delegates serve as delegates to the AHA Convention.

The President and/or the Vice President, must declare, at the time of his/her election as President or Vice-President, his/her intent to serve or not to serve as a Regional Delegate. If the President and/or the Vice President, at the time of his/her election, elects not to serve as a Regional Delegate, such decision must be presented in writing within fourteen (14) days of his/her election. Delegates will be elected as Regional/Convention Delegates for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting in odd numbered years. If a vacancy occurs in the Regional/AHA Convention Delegates and no Alternates are available, that vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the quorum of the Board of Directors within two Board meetings after that vacancy occurs.  Any Regional Delegate who misses half or more of the Region 10 Board meetings within a calendar year will be removed as a delegate, and the first available Alternate will become a Regional Delegate, unless 2/3 of a quorum of the WAHA Board of Directors votes against removal.

 

Proposed Change

Italic is new wording, underline indicates deletion 

VI. REGIONAL/AHA CONVENTION DELEGATES

Regional Delegates serve as delegates to the AHA Convention.

The President and/or the Vice President, must declare, at the time of his/her election as President or Vice-President, his/her intent to serve or not to serve as a Regional Delegate. If the President and/or the Vice President, at the time of his/her election, elects not to serve as a Regional Delegate, such decision must be presented in writing within fourteen (14) days of his/her election. Delegates will be elected as Regional/Convention Delegates for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting in odd numbered years. If a vacancy occurs in the Regional/AHA Convention Delegates and no Alternates are available, that vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the quorum of the Board of Directors within two Board meetings after that vacancy occurs.  Any Regional Delegate who misses half or more of the Region 10 Board meetings within a calendar year, or does not participate in a minimum of 4 hours of club service, will be removed as a delegate, and the first available Alternate will become a Regional Delegate, unless 2/3 of a quorum of the WAHA Board of Directors votes against removal. The 4 hours of club service will be determined based on the calendar year November 1st to October 31st.  The annual meeting will not be included in the 4 hours of service.
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