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AMHA Announces Slate for 2021 Board of Directors

November 11, 2020

AMHA is pleased to officially announce the slate of candidates for the 2021 Board of Directors. They include:

For one, three-year term, from the Eastern Region:
• Incumbent, Steven Handy, Marlborough, MA

For one, three-year term, from the Central Region:
• James Gruenberg, South Beloit, IL

For one, three-year term, from the Western Region:
• Incumbent, Terri Sturm, Las Vegas, NV

Did you know that AMHA Bylaw 2.13 requires that each region cast a minimum of 100 ballots to establish a proper quorum and validate the election? This means that even though the regions have uncontested races (only one person running for one position), AMHA MUST receive a minimum of 100 properly executed ballots in order to validate the election of each region.

So, even though these are uncontested races, AMHA still NEEDS YOUR VOTE! Should AMHA fail to meet this minimum quorum, the cost of running a repeat election is both excessive and wasteful. Please be sure to participate in this important governing process of your association. All 2020 members 18 years of age and older and in good standing are eligible to cast a vote.

AMHA has made every attempt to make voting easily accessible to every eligible member. Members have the option of voting electronically (online), with a paper ballot (Postal Service) or proxy form (designating another eligible AMHA member to vote in person for you AT the annual meeting).

Our official tabulating agent is Survey and Ballot Systems. They send out all the election materials, operate the online voting portal, administer live and proxy voting on-site, submit the final results live at the annual meeting and hold/destroy all election materials in accordance with AMHA Bylaws 3.1 through 3.6. Paper ballots will be mailed on or around December 29, 2020. Electronic ballots will be e-mailed on or around January 6, 2021. Proxy forms will be included with the paper ballot mailing and in the Fall/Winter issue of THE NETWORK newsletter. Be on the lookout for these materials on or around those dates.

Online voting will be open until 12:00 PM (Eastern Time) on Friday, February 26, 2021. Paper ballots must be postmarked no later than February 12, 2021 and received by the Tabulating Agent no later than February 22, 2021. Votes can be cast in person or by proxy between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM (local, Eastern time) at the AMHA annual meeting being held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in the boardroom of the United States Pony Clubs office at the Kentucky Horse Park (4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511).

Thank you in advance for your participation in this vital governing process of your Association!