Here is a list of what we have accomplished in February.
Memberships and renewals are coming in – make sure to get yours in before March 31st, as that is the Membership Directory deadline AND the deadline for membership to vote in the next General Election.
ATAA website is updated and is getting lots of hits. Pay Pal button is coming soon to renew online.
Registration Amnesty - $35 per horse, passed by majority vote. We hope to get many more horses registered with the idea of publishing another issue of the Registry (North American Stud) Book later this year.
Awards – Shannon Mayfield, who has done the FOTATA (Friends of the Akhal-Teke) awards for the past few years has agreed to let the ATAA co-sponsor the awards. There will still be non-ATAA awards, but there will also be several FOTATA awards for ATAA members only.
USDF Awards- The ATAA is now a Participating Member of the USDF (United States Dressage Federation) and will be offering awards through them, to be presented at the national USDF conference. If this is your discipline, make sure you’re eligible!
AERC Awards – we are working on AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) awards to be given for high point Limited Distance and Endurance, to be presented at the AERC national conference.
Our wonderful awards volunteer, Catrina Mettam, has facilitated the two awards above and is working on national awards in Eventing, Jumping and possibly some for Canadian horses. Watch the website for more information.
Treasury Audit, per our bylaws, is in the works.
Fidelity Bond, per our bylaws, paid for.
Clubs and Associations insurance is paid for.
ATAA yearly conference will be co-hosted by Cathy Leddy and Amrita Ibold in Washington State…it should be great! Watch the website and newsletter for updates, dates and venue.
We have many more projects we are working on – make sure you’re part of the fun!
We’re continuing our movement forward, good work everyone!
This past week we started working on:
Registration Amnesty - $35 per horse, passed by majority vote.
We hope to get many more horses registered with the idea of publishing another issue of the Registry (North American Stud) Book later this year.
Discussing Treasury issues – will have some decisions within the next few days.
Discussing Awards – we’re working on a co-sponsorship with Shannon Mayfield of the Fotata awards, which she has done a fantastic job with the last few years. We are also working on awards with the big associations, such as USDF, USCTA, AERC and whatever else is out there. We’ll post more information as it comes.
Amrita continues to add content to the ATAA website and it is getting lots of compliments. Good job, Amrita!
First renewal packets have gone out, with a 2012 Rules and Regulation/Bylaws booklet, a welcome letter and a sticker (thanks to Terri’s generosity). I will continue to send out renewal packets and new member packets as those come in.
We have a bunch more ideas and projects coming up, but until there is a little more info, I won’t post anything. But, keep up the excellent work and remember that this is for our fantastic horses!
This is a weekly update of where we are on Board business:
New website is up at old domain name – congratulations to Amrita on a wonderful job!
First newsletter sent out to 2011 members, renewals are coming in.
Renewals and new joins will be sent bylaws/rules and regs, welcome letter and sticker
Cathy and Amrita will host the 2012 ATAA Conference in Snohomish, WA, dates to be announced (fall 2012)
Proposed budget sent out to Board.
Things in progress:
Amrita is still waiting to get all the Treasurer info, but process is started.
Amrita waiting for info to get bonded.
Terri is doing a great job contacting people via phone.
Cathy working on Corporate logbook
Jas looking into having a new association seal made (if we don’t get the old one back soon)
Amrita talking to Shannon Mayfield about awards program
Things are moving ahead!
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Amrita Ibold owns Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke and is one of the lucky few to have AT's in her life...